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Panacea Books, Publisher, Devon, U.K.



Sandpaper for the Soul a paperback book by Lorna Howarth, Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.

for the Soul

An orphaned girl in Sri Lanka writes to her favourite magazine asking for help to buy a sewing machine, an act that kindles a lifelong friendship between two women separated by a vast ocean. When both women become enmeshed in twists of fate beyond their control, their sisterhood grows ever stronger in this story of love, loss and redemption based on true-life events.

The House by the Marsh by William Blyghton, published by Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.

The House by the Marsh

The House by the Marsh lays bare the almost taboo subjects of grief, love and hope for men and women in their later years. With humour and compassion the author peels back the defensive layers of apparent competence to reveal a vulnerable humanity, and shows the miraculous effect of Love in all her guises.

Part One of The Suffolk Trilogy

Blanche by John Moat, published by Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.


A haunting, atmospheric love story, where what is happening on the surface is merely a reflection: there is an otherworldly presence at work, that subtly informs and shapes events, yet one of which, we are at best, only half aware.

The Language of Love paperback book by William Blyghton & Lorna Howarth, Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.

The Language of Love

James has died, and Sarah thinks she will never love again, but first Katharine and later Miriam arrive unexpectedly in her life, and the language of love begins to unfold anew. And then, when Jeremiah and his angel come to Elmsford seeking refuge from old wounds, both he and Sarah discover love in ways that neither of them imagined could be possible. Meanwhile, two cats, Willow and Jezebel, watch and wonder what all the fuss is about.

Abraham Soar by William Blyghton, published by Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.

Abraham Soar

When William places Abraham on the page, he thinks he’s in command. After all, isn’t that what authors do – create people to say things for them that they cannot say for themselves? But Abraham is full of surprises and does not always do as he is told.


On one level, this is a novel about love and spiritual eldering, but there is also an underlying theme that asks the metaphysical question: ‘Who writes our stories?’

Part Two of The Suffolk Trilogy


Butterfly's Children by Annie March, Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.


Set on a planet - some way into the future - that has moved beyond the Anthropocene into the Ecozoic Era - the inhabitants are both clearing up the toxic mess their ancestors have left in their wake and are trying to find a way to honour the prophetic question: "How do we love all the children of all species for all time?" Within this context, a young woman goes on a voyage - inner and outer, multifaceted and metaphysical - where she leaves the safety of her foster parents and community and faces her own uncertain future.

Noah: An Old Fool by William Blyghton, published by Panacea Books, Devon, U.K.

Noah: An Old Fool

Noah lives alone and is obsessed by news of climate change. He doesn’t notice his neighbour at first, but she notices him. She notices that he retreats to his lifeboat, moored at the end of his garden, for hours on end, and she wonders what he does there.


When Noah does meet Molly, she brings a lightness to his life that has been missing for a long time, and he begins to see beauty again; but his thoughts are always troubled, his search for meaning blighted by doubt and Molly has a secret she longs to share.


Part Three of The Suffolk Trilogy

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