Here is a brief overview of the contents of Deanne's books.
Kelly and family living in the North West
This second volume of Pardner Money Stories captures the culture of the migrants of the fifties and sixties from the West Indies which featured Kelly and her eccentric extended Jamaican family living in the north of England.Read More
Lexis Carmichael has always known she was different and that she…just didn’t belong. But nothing on Earth could have prepared her for how she would unravel the real truth of not only who she is, but that of mankind.
Lexis' life on Earth takes a dramatic turn when Kemil Hakaru suddenly lands unannounced in her garden one winter’s night from another world. Having taken this fascinatingly beautiful man into her home, the two form an unbreakable cosmic bond greater than any mere mortal could ever experience. Through that love, Lexis discovers her true origins, her real powers and a new dimension to the history of man, all documented in the Mandari Chronicles. The Chronicles document the origin of mankind from the original races of Earth once known as Terra – elemes, hawsers and medians – and their intergalactic sojourn to Planet Mandar. Thousands of years later, the races are now divided across two planets, Mandar and Khron, and are at war.
It is at this juncture in time that Lexis and Kemil must, through their love, fulfil their purpose as foretold in The Chronicles to restore peace and realign the races on their trajectory to greatness. Through all the heartache, loss and shock discoveries, will they fulfil The Mandar Chronicles, restore alignment to purpose, reveal the hidden truths and will love and freedom prevail?
This is a collection of short stories which takes a whimsical look at life within an extended Black Jamaican family in Britain.
Written in English with Jamaican patois dialogue, the stories capture the unique sense of humour of Black people in situations which wouldn't ordinarily be considered humorous.
Subjects as diverse as funerals and family holidays are featured and we take a look at the interactions between various generations, while highlighting the strong bonds of love and respect that bind them together.
Pardner Money Stories Volume II is a further collection of the short comedy stories which takes a light hearted look at life within an extended Jamaican family living in Manchester, northern England.
The stories capture the culture of the migrants of the fifties and sixties from the West Indies and a way of family life that is slowly dying.
This second volume of Pardner Money Stories is a follow-up to the first volume of hilarious short stories which featured Kelly and her eccentric extended Jamaican family living in the north of England.
In this edition, the reader is presented with the latest rib-splitting antics of Grandma Mala, Cousin Babsie and husband Ferdie, Lolly and Uncle Al, as they try to navigate and make sense of their world: a little piece of Jamaica in England.
Contemplation is a collection of thoughts and emotions expressed in poetry; therapeutic reflections.
The poems in this collection express many moods from sadness and heartache to mischievous musings and all the moods in between.
Contemplation expresses an emotional journey from stressed confusion to inner peace. It is an art form of carefully crafted words; a sculpture of soothing words like honey to heal.
Contemplation Volume Two is a further collection of carefully crafted words, reflecting life's experiences of joy and sadness, encountered as we journey to unknown destination, along the rough path of sticks and stones, hell bent on breaking bones.
The poems in this book express gratitude to the universe for the soothing honey of love and compassion and the many hugs received over the years to help heal emotional wounds.
It is a colourful tapestry of therapeutic reflection and growing awareness as we swim against the tide and surmount mountainous waves or tread water in the warm gentle currents of the ocean of life.
I was given this book as a gift and I so enjoyed reading this book that I bought the second Volume to read straight after.
As a child of Jamaican parents who came here in the fifties I could identify with the characters and see them in my house or theirs! Great writing with so much humour even in the serious bits.
Well recommended! Read this and then Volume 2
I loved this book. Laugh out loud humourous take on real issues in the loves and lives of families. Read this book in one sitting. Couldn't put it down once I started.
There is so much more than Jamaican humour (which itself is no small thing!) in this collection of short stories that reads like a novel.
You don't have to be Jamaican, black or an immigrant to appreciate the real issues behind the humour.
I found this book to be full of stories that anyone especially of Caribbean background can relate to.
It was funny and we all can find that family member who just makes us laugh or at time cringe.
A great read.
Good collection of short stories that bought back some exciting memories. Easy to read and follow. The Jamaican patois was easy to follow.
Would definitely recommend.
Anyone who wants a quick and amusing look into the world of an UK based Jamaican family must read this
Some of the stories I can relate too. The ending was quite abrupt, which left me wanting more. I hope there is a second book, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well done Deanne.
This book will absorb you from cover to cover. A truly wonderful read and uncannily accurate insight into Caribbean/Black British culture.
Excellent book if you were born in the UK of West Indian parents. Brought back memories of loud discussions and family togetherness, West Indian style.