David Gordon Rose established RoseTintedSpecs Imprint in 2002. The current list shows general trade books and the first titles in the Collections, Really Useful Books and Reference series. All titles are available in e-book and paperback through Amazon worldwide. 
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•  The second edition of Seaside Frolics: Whitstable, Tankerton & Herne Bay is online with Amazon. It is a full-colour paperback with 171 photographic images. The e-book is a facsimilie of the paperback.
•  The second edition of Notes on the Botany of the Bible, paperback and facsimile e-book, is also available. This reference book looks at the plants mentioned in the Bible, NOT biblical stories associated with them. It is up-to-date with research and botanical nomenclature. Each plant has a comprehensive list of biblical occurences. As far as I know there is nothing else like it on the market anywhere in the world. The facsimile pages of the 1920s manuscript which inspired the new book make up the latter half of the book.
Trade Titles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Penny Lane goes to Italy by David G. Rose, ISBN 9781912152087 (paperback), ISBN 9781912152094 (e-book)
A comedy drama in which Two Little People, sons of an Italian count, rob a Swiss bank of money rightfully belonging to the Italian family. This is the first in a series of tales set around Europe where the Penny Lane Agency comes discreetly to the rescue of clients. Here is love, passion, intrigue, jealousy and drama in the classic Italian tradition.
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):
Amazon UK £5.99, Amazon.com $8.50 US 
Buy the Kindle e-book here:
Amazon UK £2.27, Amazon.com $3.38 US
 
Poems Writ for Lublu: A Tragedie in Fifty-one Sonnets by David G. Rose, ISBN 9780954451813 (paperback), ISBN 9780992705749 (e-book)

This is a sequence of sonnets dedicated to the author's friend Margaret. She frequently dipped into Shakespeare's sonnets and the author vowed to write one more to her than Shakespeare's 154 to his love{s). He had written 51 when Margaret died in the Spring of 2003 (the "Tragedie.") 

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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate): 

Amazon UK  £4.62, Amazon.com  $7.50 US

Buy the Kindle e-book here:

Amazon UK  £1.99, Amazon.com  $3.22 US


 
 
Neil's War: One boy’s story of his evacuation to Ireland at the outbreak of WWII by Neil W. Murphy, ISBN 9780954451851 (paperback), ISBN 9780957168626 (e-book)
This is the story of the author evacuated in 1939 at the age of six with his brother and sister from Sheffield to the safety of relatives in Cork in southern Ireland and his return to Britain in 1943. The second part of the book covers two more war years in his home city all but flattened by the German Blitz of December 1940. It ends on VE Night 1945. What this small boy gets up to throughout the book beggars belief ...
 
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate): 
Amazon UK  £7.99, Amazon.com  $12.00 US
Buy the Kindle e-book here: 
Amazon UK  £2.30, Amazon.com  $3.36 US
 








 
 
 
Triad by David G. Rose, ISBN 9780954451820 (paperback), ISBN 9780957168640 (e-book)
This is a love story with a background of sex-slavery, rogue CIA activity, martial arts and triad business from Europe to Hong Kong. The central character is a Hwarang master who is an agent for a UN anti-slavery committee based in Brussels. The triad that funds the abduction of teenagers across Europe is based on Hong Kong's notorious 14K.
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):
Amazon UK  £7.85, Amazon.com  $10.49 US
Buy the Kindle e-book here:
Amazon UK  £2.66, Amazon.com  $3.35 US
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naked Nurse: My life in Nursing by Rose MacFarlane, ISBN 9780954451899 (paperback), ISBN 9780957168602 (e-book)
This an autobiographical account of the author's career as a nurse from coming top in her finals at the prestigious Royal Hospital in Sheffield in 1966, to 1985 when a back injury in the workplace forced her retirement. She went on to establish a national charity for pain management that made her a celebrity.
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):
Amazon UK  £6.99, Amazon.com  $11.00 US
Buy the Kindle e-book here:
Amazon UK  £2.64, Amazon.com  $3.35 US
 
Collections
Seaside Frolics FRONT COVER 2nd ed.
Seaside Frolics: Whitstable, Tankerton & Herne Bay by David Gordon Rose, Collections One, ISBN 9780992705725 (paperback full colour), ISBN 9781912152056 (e-book print replica)
This is the second edition of the author's pictures of these three towns on the UK's North Kent coast through the seasons. The author lived in Whitstable for several years and most of the pictures are from 2003 to 2006. It was inspired by the need to update the pictures of the 1920s to 1940s by Douglas West and his father who had a photographic shop on the High Street. Book size 8 inches x 10 inches (254.0 mm x 203.4 mm), 161 pages, 181 photographs. Full colour.
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):
Amazon UK £17.0, Amazon.com $21.70 US
Buy the Kindle e-book here (available 06 December):
Amazon UK £4.99, Amazon.com $6.38 US
 
Really Useful Books
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My 1st Horse Book and Me by Tracy Scott, Really Useful Books One, ISBN 9780992705756 (paperback), ISBN 9780992705763 (e-book)

This book is essential for every new horse owner/ rider. The author gives copious tips and suggestions ranging from choosing a riding stable to the basic care of the animal. The book can be 'personalised' for the horse with pages in which pictures and information can be inserted. It is Book One in our series of larger-format information titles "Really Useful Books" with 50 mono illustrations and photographs.
 
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):

Amazon UK  £4.73, Amazon.com  $7.50 US

Buy the Kindle e-book here:

Amazon UK  £2.63, Amazon.com  $3.83 US
 
Reference
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes on the Botany of the Bible by David Gordon Rose, Reference One, ISBN 9781912152032 (paperback, mono, 2nd. ed.), ISBN 9781912152049 (e-book print replica)
Number One in the publisher's Reference series, it was prompted by the discovery of a 1920s manuscript of the same title and the need for a complete list of the known and likely plants mentioned in the Bible. In this new publication 206 plants are described with up-to-date taxonomy, indexes, cross-referencing and comprehensive references to the verses in which the plants are mentioned. A facsimile reproduction of the original manuscript is included at actual size. The MS author's line drawings have been supplemented with illustrations from J. H. Balfour's Plants of the Bible of 1885.
This reference book and facsimile manuscript is probably unique. It should be hugely enjoyable to people who are interested in the subject of plants of the Bible and Bible gardens. Book size 8 inches x 10 inches (254.0 mm x 203.4 mm), 150 pages, 91 drawings. Mono.
 
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Buy the paperback here (prices are approximate):
Amazon UK £7.50, Amazon.com $9.59 US, Amazon EU (France) €8.90
Buy the Kindle e-book here:
Amazon UK £4.99, Amazon.com $6.39 US, Amazon EU (France) €5.64
 
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