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  P.A.Brown, author

This bookstore contains non-fiction books written by P.A.Brown. More are being added as they become ready. The two novel-length books contain curious and interesting accounts of out-of-the-ordinary situations and involvements with individuals with extraordinary abilities—some esoteric and others that could be likened to super-heroes. There is another high content illustrated book— halfway written, about unusual places and people.  Hack Your Flights is available for pre-order as an ebook on 8th Dec 2023. The paperback or ebook can be purchased 12th Dec. Save money, avoid hassles, learn about new air travel innovations and see which airlines to avoid.

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Availability of Books

All are available on Amazon. Just click the link for any of these 3 books or others— and your device will open in your country's Amazon store.  Alternatively, for all books see amazon's Author Page                          


The books come in 2 styles— Notebooks & Sketchbooks. 5x8 inches. 100 pages.     Glossy cover — can be      wiped clean.

Even numbered pages in both styles have 7 different sized boxes for jotting down numbers, addresses, reminders and any small matters that you don't want cluttering up your mobile.   In the Notebooks, the odd numbered pages are lined with a place for the date in the top right corner. Sketchbooks odd pages are blank except for the date  place. Both styles have numbered pages for ease   of reference.
To view  details on Amazon, click NOTEBOOKS  This will bring one of these books up. To see all, just click selkirk4books at the end of the title line.
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A Look Inside the Notebooks  and Sketchbooks

The Notebook Pages The Sketchbook Pages

10 INDELIBLES. FORMIDABLE             DISTINCTIVE               INDIVIDUALS            

Paperback &  eBook                       5x8 inches,  192 pages.                  For full details on Amazon           click :   10 Indelibles

 A hard-to-put-down read —makes you think  twice!              An excellent travel book         with 42 illustrations.

 ★★★★★ STAR Review READERS' FAVORITE  by Philip Van Heusen        * Not only are the stories incredible, but Brown's style of writing draws you into each story and makes you  feel as if you are there."                        * ”…produced  one of the  most interesting books I  have read in a very long   time.”      
* “I highly recommend this  book to all, from teenagers through octogenarians.”

Teaser: Which of the Ten Indelibles gave away 90% of his income to charity every year?

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Oh Yeah! Sure!  5       Slightly Scary Stories   

Paperback – 1st Edition 2022            2nd Edition April 2023                        5x8 inches,   106 pages                  26  Illustrations, most in color    To view all details on Amazon,  click   HERE        !

★★★★★ 5 STAR Review  by Marc Henderson USA July 6 2023:   True or Not True...Hmm. I enjoyed reading this book! You'll learn what a souterrain is as well as some far-fetched tales from UK that have an X-Files feel to them.    If you like being creeped out by something that might actually  have happened (possibly, maybe), then buy this book.

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Oh Yeah! Sure! is now available in eBook format with a new title and extra illustrations.


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Paperback May 2023            8.5 x 11 inches. 126 pages

 To view all details on                     Amazon, click Puzzle Book

★★★★★ 5 STAR Review  by  Karen DeYoung , USA June 2023 This is one of the most interesting puzzle books I've ever seen. Lots of different kinds of puzzles. Graphics are awesome and I love the information tidbits. Worth buying if you love to solve puzzles.          

Teaser: Which puzzle in the book, being played during a 'public procedure' cost the Australian taxpayers over $1million.

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Paperback – May 2023                      5X8 inches   105 pages.

To view details on Amazon click :                          Bugger - as bad as Passwords

"Bugger, where's that password?"               Who's never said that?                                      An ever-increasing number of              passwords is one big negative of                    this digital world. If you save                         your passes online, you're vulner-               able to hackers. If you use the                        same password for everything—                   like some do, you'll be fastest                  except you will inevitably get                 caught out by  hackers.   

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* Two kinds of pages; left-                        side  have a simple  layout                          for less important info.                               Right-side pages have a                           more stylish approach with                     some illustrations.
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Complete Guide to Everything Air Travel 

 eBook available now for    pre-order.                              Paperback  & ebook  Launch date 12Dec 2023

To view ebook details on Amazon click      Hack Your Flights 

5 Star Review by Kayleigh Perumal for Readers' Favorite:               Brown condenses the most useful advice about airline travel into one simple and comprehensive guide.

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Who is Selkirk?

     ALEXANDER SELKIRK (1676-1721)

He was a sailor from Lower Largo, Fifeshire, Scotland. He was the 7th son of a 7th son, something long regarded as significant in empowering such a person with second sight and other supernatural abilities. His mother treated him as her favourite because of this special status. Interestingly, the Biblical David was the 7th son of a 7th son (though there is conflicting evidence for this).

He became a buccaneer and sailed with many of the most influential sea captains of that period. One was William Dampier who, in my opinion, was and still is the greatest explorer and scientist in his own right. His collected knowledge of sea currents and weather patterns was remarkably accurate and extensive, some of which is still used today.

Selkirk’s ship was anchored in Cumberland Bay of Isla Mas-a-Tierra, a small island about 700km from the Chilean coast, In the south Pacific Ocean. After Rapa Nui (Easter Island), an island further west which is regarded as the most lonely place in the world, Isla Mas-a-Tierra would come a close second.

Uninhabited, it was a stop-off place for buccaneers and Spanish ships. A good harbour provided an ideal place to careen hulls and carry out repairs while having abundant fresh water and food in the shape of goats and vegetables. These had been deliberately left there by sailors, over time, to thrive and multiply, providing abundant supplies at any time.

Selkirk’s supernatural abilities, if they existed, would have contributed wholly to his fear that the ship was so rotten it would sink within a few weeks of setting sail. He told the captain, Stradling, that he would rather stay on the island, alone, than risk sailing in a ship with a rotting hull. The captain didn’t like Selkirk, it is believed, and he immediately had Selkirk rowed to the shore with all his possessions. The ship sailed away without Selkirk … and did sink, some of the crew being captured by Spanish seamen.

Selkirk spent the next 4 years and 4 months alone on the island.

When he was rescued, William Dampier was the pilot of one of the two ships that had stopped at the island.

It took more than a year before Selkirk was back in Britain. He became the toast of the town as news of his story spread. Daniel Defoe picked up on this amazing story of survival. He may even have met Selkirk. The most popular book of that era was published shortly afterwards and except for a few details, the story mirrors Alexander Selkirk’s time on the island. The island in fact, was renamed Isla Robinson Crusoe by the Chilean Government years later, no doubt to capitalise on the popularity of a story that caught the world’s interest for hundreds of years. Not so well known is that of the 3 islands that make up the tiny archipelago of the Juan Fernández Islands, one is named Isla Alejandro Selkirk.

Perhaps of interest to health-conscious people is how Selkirk’s appearance was remarked upon by his rescuers. He was super fit and healthy (not a shred of processed or manufactured foodstuffs had passed his lips for over 4 years!) Before leaving the island he had taken some sailors and a couple of dogs to hunt a few goats for the two ships’ food supplies. The island is very steep almost everywhere, and goats, of course, prefer the rocky terrain and heights for protection. Well, in bare feet, Selkirk outran the dogs and later carried two adult goats on his shoulders, all the way back to the shore. Captain Stradling it is recorded, remarked on how calm a person Selkirk was.

I have a few personal heroes in my head, so to speak. Alexander Selkirk is certainly one of them. In the book (above)  “10 Indelibles. Formidable Distinctive Individuals” there is a chapter on Selkirk.  
                              Image of Isla Robinson Crusoe by P.A.Brown
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