Poetry, Travel, Fantasy, Art
Purple Unicorn Media is a registered publisher of books in print, Kindle, and epub format. We focus on works of poetry, art, travel and fantasy, as well as diaries, literary fiction, and romance, with or without illustrations.
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Below is a full list of books currently published by Purple Unicorn Media, to be republished by PUM after initially being self-published, or in development to be published by us for the first time.
Some of these poems reflect darker and sadder aspects of life as we experience it. Such feelings are given prominence in 'Goodbye My Friend', 'I Shall Not Return', and 'Centre of My Universe', whilst 'My Light, My World' was indeed occasioned by the recent passing of the author's beloved wife and soulmate. But this feeling is tempered by the anticipatory themes of 'Exodus' and 'Awakening' whilst the theme of love, in its various forms, is also recorded.
A new edition for 2023 in a special square format.
A Road So Travelled is an entrancing mixture of autobiography and travel articles, fully illustrated with photographs, and covering 9 decades of the 20th and 21st centuries. This autobiographical book includes the authors memoirs of his childhood as an evacuee with family in South Wales, and later boarding at Ely School, and many travel articles from later life, including to Singapore, across Canada in a motorhome convoy, a coach tour of Italy from top to toe, a visit to Turkey, including the site of Troy, taking the Pilgrim Route to Compostela, and visiting Eastern Germany.
Double Envelopment is a poetry collection committed to exploring social, political and economic issues, with particular concern for my divided country. We are not the Koreas and hopefully will not be, but I worry about the troubles that beset so many Americans.
Farflame has as its sub-title 'Resistance' indicating a general theme in the poetry of fighting on, struggling through and striving to survive. Not every single one of the poems cleave to this theme, but the vast majority do.
As far as Nicholas Farraway is concerned, his first year and a bit of death has been a distinct disappointment; as is Heaven itself. He has so many questions: such as why are angels so arrogant; Why are there no children; and why does he work in surveillance if G-d is supposedly all-seeing?
The poems in Million Miles Away address the eternal themes of love, nature, religion, despair, and occasionally the poet's favourite, insomnia. But they do so with a unique voice, both Indian and modern, creating a blend that is manifestly different from poetry in Europe and the Americas. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Sanuj Goswami.
Of Depression And Witches is an inspirational romance.
Everly suffers one setback after the next. When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself detained on the psych unit of a hospital. She has some life-altering decisions to make. Will she be able to bounce back from her misfortunes, or is it much too late for a comeback?
Phoenix is a collection of over 60 poems by Grey Wolf, covering a quarter century of writing. Most are illustrated with beautiful photographs from around the United Kingdom, including many taken in the picturesque Swansea Valley, as well as others from the North of Scotland.
Poeticus is a collection of poems written by Grey Wolf in the period 1990 to 1993. It is a mixture of personal and humorous, political and satirical works.
A recurring theme to be found within these poems is a distinct distrust of the monolithic State and all its attendant media mouthpieces. Yet also there is an unshakeable belief in the enormous power and potential of the individual.
The body of work in this book is meant to represent the journey of life: from birth where everything seems so fresh and innocent, to the coming of age , then transitioning into adulthood, where the meaning of life is explored in depth, then comes the golden age, and finally, the cycle comes full circle with death.
A day to day account of the things the author did, the things he ate, but most of all the people he met when visiting Bangladesh for a holiday. It was like stepping back in time, with none of the modern appliances.
On sale in memory of the author, with all proceeds going to the Stroke Association charity.
A new publication from Gary Beck, Unillumined is a poetry collection that looks at problems, issues, and disagreements facing our world and some of the things that may console us.
Poems inspired by a journey we have all encountered; finding our way back from despair tests our human resolve. But there is light, even in our darkest hours, and it is then, love shines the brightest.
The thoughts that make up this book are also similar leaves hanging on after the Autumn - seeds of mentation left behind long after he mind has been beaten to numbness... Words that do not want to wither away despite all efforts to erase them.
Poetry in memory of the author's mother, illustrated with photographs by the author, with a cover from a specially-commissioned in memoriam painting, by Derek Roberts .
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