TABITHA BOOKS

from author Graham Sclater

More Than A Woman - published July 2016

Ultra-wealthy city financier Julian Hamilton-Lufton has it all but he choses to abuse it. When he unexpectedly ends his illicit affair with a married woman she is devastated and commits suicide. Will this provoke his earleir spurned conquests to return and wreak revenge?

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Love Shack

 The fifth novel from Graham Sclater published October 2015

 

A chance meeting between a young boy and Michael Collins in Macroom, a small town in County Cork, on the fateful day of his death on 22nd August 1922, affects the next three generations of the Reilly family.

Liam Reilly is an East End criminal, and alcoholic, and in 1999 he is forced to leave his home and family following a horrific episode caused by his drunkenness. He finds himself alone in Amsterdam, a city notorious for its extraordinary take on drugs and sex.

Can he finally beat his demons? Can he survive the next chapter of his pathetic life as he is immediately immersed in the seedy underworld that is the Red Light District?

 

“A great read that captures the very essence of this infamous part of Amsterdam”

“Sclater uncovers a world that few of us ever knew existed”

“Red light spells danger and in this book it does just that”

“Amsterdam als het wordt gezien vanaf de binnenkant”

Too big to cry

The fourth novel by Graham Sclater published 31 May 2013

It’s 2010 and the world is on the edge of a financial meltdown. Brian Chapman feels the brunt of the problem as he struggles to keep his family business afloat with diminishing income and the looming financial catastrophe.

Can he survive this most challenging crisis of his life or will he lose everything?

“Sclater grabs the reader from the first chapter and tells it how it really is. . .”

“A seismic breakdown in family life. . . “

“Harrowing and shocking. . .”

“Sclater has the reader at the centre of the story. . .”

Hatred is the key 

This historical novel, "Hatred is the key" tells the story of the little known war between England & America, the events and the unfortunate massacre that took place at Dartmoor depot in April 1815.


 

Ticket to Ride - UK version

‘Ticket to Ride’ is a satisfyingly filthy yet delightfully innocent, romp through the bars and clubs of late 60’s Germany as The Cheetahs, a young band from small town southern England chase their dreams along the trail blazed by the Beatles in Hamburg. Along the way they discover the realities of life on the road in all of its…

Dirt & Glory - Sex & Drugs - Life & Death - Rock & Roll

…and it’s all here in one gangster and hooker infested plate of realism, which was the Reeperbahn at that time…

Pulling no punches telling it like it was Sclater, who lived in this world himself for much of the 60s, tells us first hand through the eyes of characters based on real life kids who grew up fast faced with this in at the deep end rollercoaster ride of debauchery and ultimate demise. Not all gloom and doom though as the tale takes us beyond Hamburg, with occasional human kindness and discoveries of new loves of the strangest kind.

You’ll be pulled into their world and the Horrors & Highlights befalling Reg, Jimmy, Adrian, Gerry and their leader Dave and their ever changing entourage, will keep you reading as the pace moves on just quickly enough to keep you hooked, never overblown with drama but full of the contrast between the naivety of our characters and the grittiness of events, mostly recognisable to anyone who’s spent any time in the live music business, here, however, experienced in extremis. This book will leave you amazed that any of them survived, not all of them did, and there is a certain sadness to the conclusion, alien to any Hollywood version of books like this, but it’s a melancholy which gives this slice of modern history the humanity it deserves. “Don’t let your kids join a rock band Mrs Worthington!”

Dean G Hill 

Ticket to Ride ....a musician's journey through the sixties....

                                     

Music and book publisher Tabitha Music Limited have re-published the first novel by England based author, musician and record producer Graham Sclater.

He recently had two of his original screenplays, “More than a woman” and “Hatred is the key” optioned by an American production company.

Graham can be heard regularly on terrestrial and web based radio stations around the world reviewing his book of the month and presenting the A-Z of writing.

“All in all, the book exudes the optimism and "damn the torpedoes" attitude of any young rock and roller from any era - definitely recommended.”

“Ticket to Ride is a fun book to read. The fact that it is rooted in reality makes it seem like a genuine biography or autobiography rather than a novel. It is evident that much of it is, or could be, based on actual events. The book provides an insight into the life of a hard-working band in the 1960s.”
“To the hundreds of members of British groups (remember, a lot of groups from Scotland played in Hamburg) who had never-to-be-forgotten experiences in Germany in the Sixties; this is a book to jog their memories!”

 “A highly recommended book which is currently only available in English.” 

“The book is a cracking little kitchen sink drama, littered with all the hopes and dreams that any young kid with an interest in music has. “ 

“Ticket to Ride shows us the seamier side of life in Germany in the 60’s and how it is easy to fall into the dangers of this kind of living.” 

“It’s all here in one gangster and hooker infested plate of realism, which was the Reeperbahn at that time…”

“Ticket to Ride” set in Hamburg during the 1960’s is now re-published by Tabitha Books and is available now in the USA from Amazon.com.

 

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Review by Dean G Hill

‘Ticket to Ride’ is a satisfyingly filthy yet delightfully innocent, romp through the bars and clubs of late 60’s Germany as The Cheetahs, a young band from small town southern England chase their dreams along the trail blazed by the Beatles in Hamburg. Along the way they discover the realities of life on the road in all of its…

Dirt & Glory - Sex & Drugs - Life & Death - Rock & Roll 

…and it’s all here in one gangster and hooker infested plate of realism, which was the Reeperbahn at that time…

Pulling no punches telling it like it was Sclater, who lived in this world himself for much of the 60s, tells us first hand through the eyes of characters based on real life kids who grew up fast faced with this in at the deep end rollercoaster ride of debauchery and ultimate demise. Not all gloom and doom though as the tale takes us beyond Hamburg, with occasional human kindness and discoveries of new loves of the strangest kind.

You’ll be pulled into their world and the Horrors & Highlights befalling Reg, Jimmy, Adrian, Gerry and their leader Dave and their ever changing entourage, will keep you reading as the pace moves on just quickly enough to keep you hooked, never overblown with drama but full of the contrast between the naivety of our characters and the grittiness of events, mostly recognisable to anyone who’s spent any time in the live music business, here, however, experienced in extremis. This book will leave you amazed that any of them survived, not all of them did, and there is a certain sadness to the conclusion, alien to any Hollywood version of books like this, but it’s a melancholy which gives this slice of modern history the humanity it deserves. “Don’t let your kids join a rock band Mrs Worthington!”

Dean G Hill

We're gonna be famous by Graham Sclater

When young sisters Abi and Hannah are faced with a dilemma, can their love of music help them?