Author, Editor and Publisher
Dr Jacqueline Jeynes
Author, Editor and Publisher
Non-fiction titles to inform and inspire
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Here is information on all my books and writing projects - of which there are many and some even finished!
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More featured Guest Blogs - excited to be featured at National Extension College (NEC) about how their "A" level English literature saved my life in the 1970s - yes, really!
I have started a new PhotoShop course online so am working on a cover design for the first Meander through Wales E-book. There will be 4 altogether so am starting with South West Wales
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Even better, they have included links to these Guest Blogs in their latest mailings.
See Newsletter 4 for notes on surviving COVID19 through Online and Distance Learning plus travel review of our Bordeaux Wine Tasting trip with SmoothRed. Can't wait to travel again...
Editing Service for Authors and Students - more details on Editing Page
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Before Hiroshima: Forgotten Prisoners of War in Japan, Burma and the Far East
A brief history of what was happening in the Far East during WWII, and stories from those who were taken prisoner by the Japanese as well as their families who were waiting for news of them. While the war in Europe ended in May 1945, it was still being fought in the Far East until Japan surrendered in August 1945.
The men, women and children held prisoner were always considered the "Forgotten" prisoners of war.
Walking Wales: the Art Lover's Guide to Wye Valley Way
Follow Jacqueline as she and her aunt, Jenni, trek 136 miles over 15 days along the Wye Valley Way in Wales. Only briefly veering into England over the border, the path follows the River Wye from Chepstow in the south up to the source of the river at Plynlimon in Snowdonia.
Notes, photographs plus exceptional images of old paintings of places along the route, courtesy of the National Library of Wales
Peg Loom Weaving: All you need to know to get started
First published when we made Peg Looms and regularly exhibited at national Craft Fairs, the book was the first to give detailed instructions on how to use a Peg Loom plus lots of illustrations of a range of projects to weave.
It assumes that you are not an expert, so it goes from the basic principles to suggest different materials you can use to produce a piece of weaving that can be functional or just a beautiful piece of textile art. Ideal whatever your age.
Felt Making: All you need to know to get started
This is a companion book to the Peg Loom Weaving title, set out in a similar way. It leads you through from the basic principles of how wet felting works and the process to make a final piece of felted fabric.
No special equipment is need, just a worktop, some plastic sheet or bubble-wrap and hot soapy water. The power source is basically "your elbow"! From small pieces to making larger items such as jackets, it is a fascinating process whatever level of experience you have.
10 Ps of Managing Risks Post-Brexit: 10 Basic Principles
The original title was published in 2002 by Butterworth Heinemann and is still available though print-on-demand.
This version is specifically aimed at small firms with little or no in-house expertise in managing risks, and is based on a Check List approach to act as a reminder of the things to look out for in your own business. The cover picture shows window cleaners abseiling down the front of the Blue Tower in Malta - presumably having done their own risk assessment!
4 Art Resource Books published by BLURB
This is a series of Art Resource books, photographs of interesting, unusual objects that will inspire you to sketch or paint them!
1. Inspiring Doors - an Art Resource Book. Lots of less-than-perfect doors with fascinating textures, peeling paint, odd shapes
2. Through a Window - an Art Resource Book. Distant scenes through windows or doors, inviting you to use your imagination
3. Reflections: A Distorted Reality - an Art Resource Book. Abstract patterns, colours and shapes reflected in glass or water
4. The Natural World - an Art Resource Book. Credited to my husband Leslie, detailed photographs of butterflies and plants
Why choose to follow Jacqueline?
Informative Book Titles
Lots of informative books on anything from WWII prisoners of war, learning a craft or delving into Art Resource books, exploring the world, to planning a long-distance trek in Wales.
All of the Books listed are available directly through the links here or from www.pencoedpublishing.co.uk
or through book distributors Gardners Books for commercial orders (UK).
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Read regular reviews on exciting places to visit, sampling the local food and wine, enjoying a show, or developing your knowledge of the Arts.
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Beautiful places around the world - part of my Travel Reviews
Niagara Falls, Canada
Wye Valley Way, Wales UK