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Grand Departures

Lowestoft Chronicle's 2016 Anthology

"The stories, poems, and essays in Nicholas Litchfield's latest anthology, Grand Departures, are haunting, idiosyncratic, and unexpected, like the true delights of travel."
— Ivy Goodman, award-winning author of Heart Failure and A Chapter from Her Upbringing

"A father putting his life on the line searching for his daughter in the swamps of Florida, a girlfriend who finds her soul mate on a butte in the Badlands, a wife who tolerates her husband's eccentricities in Vatican City, and a writer and his agent traveling from one bizarre topic to another to find the perfect, next thing in literature. These are only a smattering of the poignant and funny stories, memoirs, and poems found in this must-have collection of travelers' delights and demons."
— Nancy Caronia, contributor to Somewhere, Sometime and co-editor of Personal Effects

"An impressive collection of travel works that sweeps the reader across the globe. The characters here, though sometimes lost in distant lands and curious customs, never fail to be lost in wonder. Here is your ticket to travel with them, to lose yourself in these pages, to satisfy your inner nomad."
— Dorene O'Brien, award-winning author of Voices of the Lost and Found

ISBN-10: 0982536585
ISBN-13: 978-0982536582

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Other Places

Lowestoft Chronicle's 2015 Anthology

"Other Places, a mouth-watering feast of short stories, poems, narrative non-fiction, and in-depth interviews, is the latest anthology from the much-admired Lowestoft Chronicle, an eclectic and innovative online journal of new writing focusing on travel and humour. Packed into the pages are stories to entice, enthral, and entertain. Marvel at the inventiveness of Mary Donaldson-Evans's sparklingly witty 'Curious in Corsica: A Tale of Two Couples'…Or be seduced by 'Uprisings at Cap d'Antibes,' Robert Mangeot's acutely observed tale of revolution at a tennis academy in the glittering Cote d'Azur. Litchfield also serves up a tasty blend of pleasing and deftly prepared poems. They include Jay Parini's stirring spiritual poem 'Midrash,' and the wonderfully clever, witty 'Shooing Flies' by David Havird. And if you still aren't sated by this literary banquet, tuck into Litchfield's incisive and enlightening interviews with three critically acclaimed, multitalented writers. Other Places is the perfect holiday destination, offering truly original locations, a cast of unforgettable travellers, some fun-filled outings, and plenty of local colour."
— Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

"In the age of tweets and sound bites, it's heartening to read Other Places: Lowestoft Chronicle's 2015 Anthology, a publication celebrating the power and beauty of a story well told."
— Sheldon Russell, author of the Hook Runyon Mystery series

"I really loved the latest anthology from Lowestoft, OTHER PLACES. It's a brilliant, savory, sharp, amusing and varied taste of my favorite magazine, Lowestoft Chronicle. I'm delighted that a place exists for this kind of travel writing — if that's a term for it. And it's not a good one. This is just great writing about place, ranging from the spirit of place to the human spirit. Go anywhere with Lowestoft. And enjoy the trip."
—Jay Parini, bestselling author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.

"OTHER PLACES is the usual delightful mix of stories, poems, author interviews, and non-fiction gleaned from the pages of the Lowestoft Chronicle, the only literary magazine I read on a regular basis. Always entertaining and insightful, OTHER PLACES is well worth your time, whether you're a veteran traveler or a hermit like me!"
—James Reasoner, author of the cult classics Texas Wind and Dust Devils

"Armchair travelers, rejoice! Editor Nicholas Litchfield has released Lowestoft Chronicle's anthology for summer 2015, Other Places. Filled with fiction, nonfiction and poetry about travel and destinations, the book brings the far corners of the world to the reader's armchair. The stories and poems vary in tone from dead serious to delightful whimsy, offering something for every taste. Humor, adventure and mystery share the pages with intriguing result. Three author interviews interspersed among the articles add a personal element to the volume, as do the contributor biographies at the back of the book. Each entry reflects a different voice, so a discussion of the book's voice must indicate the variety of perspective and subject matter. The casual reader may not love every entry, but will surely find several to love."
—Mary Beth Magee, Examiner.com

"Sick of fly-by journalism and travel dilettantes? The antidote is Lowestoft Chronicle's most recent anthology, Other Places—a collection of essays, stories, and poetry devoted to the in-depth experience of culture. Whether humorous, touching, or revelatory, these expertly curated pieces throw you in contact with the real."
— Scott Dominic Carpenter, author of Theory of Remainders and This Jealous Earth

ISBN-10: 0982536569
ISBN-13: 978-0982536568

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Somewhere, Sometime

Lowestoft Chronicle's 2014 Anthology

"The latest collection of prose and poetry from the Lowestoft Chronicle is a genuine pleasure. Take it with you on your next trip, no matter how far or flung. Nicholas Litchfield has put together something very special, something to celebrate, enjoy, savor."
— Jay Parini, bestselling author of The Last Station and Why Poetry Matters

"What a lovely book. Well designed, thoughtfully laid out, and with a grand assortment of content. I'm flattered and honored to be in the mix."
— Matthew P. Mayo, Spur Award-winning author of Tucker's Reckoning

ISBN-10: 0982536577
ISBN-13: 978-0982536568

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Swampjack Virus

"A fast-paced, well-plotted and gripping 21st century espionage thriller...Litchfield paints a pitch perfect portrait of a delightfully offbeat US spy who bucks the trend by coming out of the heat and into the cold. Swampjack Virus, with its ironic undertones, charismatic cast and nail-biting suspense, takes us on a high-speed, rollercoaster journey from the opulent colonial lake houses in New York State to the slate-grey industrial towns and bleak back lanes of England. Don't miss the all-action adventure..."
— Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

"Bond fans take notice: With Swampjack Virus, Nicholas Litchfield has penned a fast-paced spy-guy thriller filled to the brim with suspense and old-school intrigue. Swampjack Virus will leave readers shaken, stirred …and thirsty for more."
— Matthew P. Mayo, Spur Award-winning author of Tucker's Reckoning

"Swampjack Virus possesses all the qualities of a classic thriller. It is taut, intense and engaging from start to finish. Litchfield gives us a tale well worth our time."
— Michael C. Keith, acclaimed author of The Next Better Place

ISBN-10: 0982536550
ISBN-13: 978-0982536551

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Intrepid Travelers

Lowestoft Chronicle's 2013 Anthology

"Intrepid Travelers is an exhilarating, uplifting and offbeat journey to the world's most exciting and exotic locations; a paean to life's adventurers, those plucky, inspirational souls who travel to enjoy rather than to arrive. From frank and fascinating interviews...to poetic musings on piano playing, an Ice Age grotto and those terrifying moments of plane take-off, Intrepid Travelers is a coruscating cornucopia of humour, drama and big, beautiful adventures. Highly original and entertaining. Don't miss it!"
Lancashire Evening Post

"Without a single stinker or filler piece in the bunch, this wonderful 160-page 'little' anthology definitely bids well for the strength of work the online magazine version must regularly publish. I was extremely impressed, after reading it, with the variety and quality of the writing. There's something here for everyone to check out between novels while on vacation or holiday, a lunch break, or even while you're waiting to board a plane, train or bus. Intrepid Travelers is a solid collection of funny and fine travel-themed stories, poetry, essays and interviews that easily fits in a back pocket or carry-on bag."
— Examiner.com

"Refreshing and well-written, Intrepid Travelers takes the reader to a wide variety of literary destinations, and makes even a confirmed hermit like me want to get up and go somewhere. Highly recommended."
— James Reasoner, Rough Edges

ISBN-10: 0982536542
ISBN-13: 978-0982536544

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Far-flung and Foreign

The Lowestoft Chronicle 2012 Anthology

"A tip of the hat (sombrero, fez) to Lowestoft Chronicle for fueling our urge to turn off Jersey Shore, toss our cell phones into a lake, and go embrace this amazing planet of ours. Bon Voyage!"
— Franz Wisner, New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My brother and How the World Makes Love

"Nicely laid out … eclectic … humorous pieces with an emphasis on travel, hence many of the works take one to far-away and exotic places. I immensely enjoyed 'The Adventures of Root Beer Float Man' by Michael Frissore. For poetry, try Wayne Lee's 'Ordinary Deckhand.'"
NewPages

ISBN-10: 0982536534
ISBN-13: 978-0982536537

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The Sad Man in the Sports Car

ISBN-10: 0982536526
ISBN-13: 978-0982536520

"This short, quirky and rather downbeat novel centres on the lives of two eccentric upper middle class English bachelors and their quests for sex, love and success …the reading pleasure lying in the pair's exchanges and musings on life and, in particular, the fairer sex. The twin protagonists come across as carefully-carved caricatures (viciously incisive ones at that) …in a book otherwise to be savoured."
— WritersBox.net

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Lowestoft Chronicle 2011 Anthology

"This is a fine anthology that I found both provocative and enjoyable. Highest praise: it made me want to write short stories again."
— Luke Rhinehart, author of the cult classic The Dice Man

"All things considered, it might just be a very good thing if the Lowestoft Chronicle were to achieve their goal of world domination."
— Cheryl LaGuardia, e-Views, Library Journal

ISBN-10: 0982536518
ISBN-13: 978-0982536513

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Civilising the Working Man

ISBN-10: 098253650X
ISBN-13: 978-0982536506

Trade Paperback | Lowestoft Chronicle Press | October 18, 2009
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USA Book News - Best Books Award Finalist 2010

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