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Simply Elfje coverThis fascinating short form poetry began life in The Netherlands where it was developed as a tool for teaching young children how to write poetry. The word ‘Elfje’ means ‘little elven poem’.

From these humble beginnings this 11 word short poem has developed into a verse form that can encapsulate a moment in time and turn the ordinary into the magical.

The book includes many of the Elfje from the ‘Simply Elfje’ blog by both the author and some of the blog contributors as well as some poems written more recently.

As far as the author is aware this is the only book of these little  Elfje poems currently available in English. Kindle e-book version to follow soon.

ISBN: 978-0-9547010-4-8

Price: £4.75                Now available from Amazon here

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Story Book CoverAn illustrated story book for 3-6 year olds 
by Elizabeth Leaper
Illustrated by Kerrie Maccauley

It has been a long, hot summer. The flowers in Rosie’s garden have heaved and squeezed to make her garden look pretty. Now they are very thirsty. Where will Rosie find water for her flowers to drink?

28 full colour pages

This story now appears in print for the first time having been broadcast previously some years ago on BBC Radio’s ‘Listen With Mother’ programme.

ISBN: 978-0-9547010-3-1

Price:  £6.00 + £2.00 p&p (for non-UK postage rates please apply)

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Cover PictureAuthors:  Elizabeth Leaper and Jack Williamson

Illustrator:  Elizabeth Leaper

We can all relate to the poems and verse by Elizabeth Leaper and her late uncle Jack Williamson that make up this collection. With their subject matter deeply rooted in a common heritage, sense of place, people and the natural world the two parts complement each other perfectly. Often amusing and sometimes poignant, this collection is above all thoroughly readable.

ISBN  978-0-9547010-2-4

Price:  £4.99 + £2.00 UK p&p (for non-UK postage rates please apply)




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Barking At Nothing Cover IllustrationAuthor:  Elizabeth Leaper

Illustrators: Ed Davies & Elizabeth Leaper

A delightfully illustrated fun collection of verse which is guaranteed to appeal to young children, their parents and grandparents alike. The poems take their inspiration from nature, everyday life and family relationships as seen from a child’s point of view. A final section on Things To Do encourages children to have a go for themselves. Here is something for everyone to enjoy.

ISBN 978-0-9547010-1-7

Price: £4.99 +  £2.00 UK p&p (For non-UK postage rates please enquire)



Mission Scapula

Author:  Arthur Christie

Editor: Maurice Christie

The story of a regular soldier, in his own words, who was seconded into MI5 to become a  founding member of the Special Operations Executive (nicknamed “Churchill’s Toy Box”). It tells of his active duty with “Mission Scapula” in Singapore, his subsequent capture by the Japanese and time spent as a Japanese prisoner of war.

ISBN:  0-9547010-0-3

Price:  £7.99 + £2.50  UK p&p. (For non-UK postage rates please enquire.)



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