Monday, 24 July 2017
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Buy The HAVOC Files 3 and The Life of Evans together for £17! Also buy The Schizoid Earth, Beast of Fang Rock, Moon Blink & The Grandfather Infestation for £5! http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/offers.html
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Penarth Pier Pavilion in Cardiff will host a special event based on the Doctor Who reference book Connecting Who: Artificial Beings on Sunday the 26th March 2017 at 6pm.
Written by Penarth-based Peter Grehan, the book is a perfect read for those who want to delve deeper into the hidden mysteries and secrets of the Doctor Who universe.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
(Best English-language Book with an authentic Welsh background).
"My pigeon’s gone missing. Seen him waddling about? Answers to the name of Mister Lloyd. Light grey feathers, dark underbelly. No? Yes? What? You think so? In which direction?"
Where do you even begin to search for your lost pigeon? Of course you put up LOST posters, pinning them to as many tree trunks as possible and handing them out to people in the street, but it’s not like you can actually look for a pigeon... or can you? Mister Lloyd fails to return home from his first international race much to the distress of Mostyn Price, a young pigeon fancier from North Wales. His grandfather presumes he’s been devoured by a falcon but Mostyn is hell-bent on proving him wrong, determined to conquer his sense of loss, especially as his own dad also vanished a few years earlier.
A mysterious tip-off suggests Mister Lloyd has landed in London and the search shifts to the metropolis
(Best English-language Book with an authentic Welsh background)
Jack Jupiter is not cool, he is not brave and he is altogether unremarkable. That is, until his grandmother uses her ‘talent’ and foresees a terrible future for Jack. With this, our young hero is dragged into a world of fantastical creatures and unrelenting enemies who force Jack to muster whatever courage he can find to escape, discover the truth about his
father and reach the mythical Silent Mountain.
In 1836, Harriet’s papa, a ship’s officer on HMS Beagle, returns from a long journey at sea. On his arrival home, Harriet and her friend Lily become involved in a dangerous secret with tragic consequences.
Almost two centuries later, Flora’s best friend Archie experiences a ghostly encounter at her dad’s reclamation and salvage yard.
The haunting takes the two friends on a detective adventure with a difference, and leads them to an unexpected and supernatural discovery.
Flora and Archie & Harriet and Lily’s lives are soon entwined in a way that they could never have imagined possible.
Dion has Asperger's Syndrome. He is an intelligent boy who lives in the functional ordered world.
When he is kidnapped and taken to a place beyond the imagination, Dion finds that his disciplined mind becomes strength. But little does he realise his life is now in danger.
Will his sister Megan get to him in time? Not if the evil Queen has anything to do with it.
For a boy who doesn't like change. Dion's strength and determination is the one thing he will have to rely on.
When Tommy Parker goes to his grandpa's house for the summer he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. But that's exactly what happens when he uncovers a fantastic secret: a pen that lets him travel through his memories and alter the past!
This book deals with the everyday problems of time travelling teenagers. It will appeal to fans of Doctor Who, Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling.
A genuine page turner that combines historical events with a fantastic sci-adventure.
Book Worms - Jane Cohen
Meet Professor Wormsworth and his twin boys, Wurzel and Walter. The cleverest worms in the wormiverse! But on a holiday to China by wormaplane they discover a terrible secret. It’s the ghastly ‘Earth Dragon Soup’ made by an evil wizard. Walter and Wurzel find themselves on a mission to save a million billion earth worms. But can they do it?
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!
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Monday, 28 November 2016
|What's the Matter With Slithers? launch. From left to right: Matt, Holly, Barbara, Verity, Liberty, Holly.|
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Monday, 19 September 2016
Candy Jar Books Exclusive
On the eve of war, something appeared in the sky; a presence that blotted out the moon. Now it has returned, and no battle plan can survive first contact with this enemy.
Plagued by nightmares of being trapped in a past that never happened, Lethbridge-Stewart must unravel the mystery of a man ten years out of his time; a man who cannot possibly still exist.
Why do the ghosts of fallen soldiers still fight long-forgotten battles against living men? What is the secret of the rural English town of Deepdene? Lethbridge-Stewart has good reason to doubt his own sanity, but is he suffering illness or injury, or is something more sinister going on?
The second novel in a brand-new series of novels set just after the Doctor Who serial The Web of Fear, featuring the characters and concepts created by Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln.
Beast of Fang Rock (Lethbridge-Stewart Series 1, Book 3): -
Don’t miss out! Order now while the offer lasts!
Friday, 16 September 2016
Have you booked to attend this years’ Regenerations event?
With loads of amazing guests and fantastic interviews planned, how could Shaun possibly turn down the opportunity to attend and sell you some books?!
Most exciting of all these books is a fantastic pre-order from author Peter Grehan, Connecting Who
Connecting Who: Artificial Beings traces their origins back to the myths, folktales and real events of history; the teachings of religion; not to mention the wealth of other sci fi writing from which Doctor Who has drawn.
If you can’t wait until Regenerations to order your copy or you’re unable to attend the event, you can visit our store to pre-order now. If you do, you’ll also receive a free copy of the 3rd book in the first Lethbridge-Stewart series, Beast of FangRock
Shaun will also be selling some of our other books, so make sure you
drop by and visit!
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Add to that, an investigation into the strange goings on in a small house in Mevagissey, which sees Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers cut down to size. And much later, the ashes from a destroyed Earth fall on Lethbridge-Stewart and his family.
Contains five short stories previously only available in digital format, two brand-new stories dealing with the fallout of two popular Doctor Who serials, and previously unpublished material from the latest Lethbridge-Stewart novels.
A collection of short stories from the classic era of Doctor Who, starring Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Anne Travers, based on the characters and concepts created by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln.
House of Giants by Rick Cross (brand new, print exclusive)
In His Kiss by Sue Hampton
The Lock-In by Sarah Groenewegen BEM
The Black Eggs of Khufu by Tom Dexter
The Band of Evil by Roger J Simmonds & Shaun Russell
The Playing Dead by Adrian Sherlock
Schädengeists Lot by Jonathan Cooper (previously unpublished interludes from The Showstoppers)
Exodus from Venus by John Peel (original prologue from The Grandfather Infestation)