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In Ludd's Name, cover ©Arundel Books In Ludd's Name by David Field, book review

Although In Ludd's Name is set in the first decades of the nineteenth century it will strike a chord with many people today. Changing fashions and technology were having a disproportionate impact on the livelihoods of working people.

The Anatomy of Ghosts, cover The Anatomy of Ghosts, Murder Mystery in 18th Century Cambridge

The Anatomy of Ghosts is both a ghost story and a murder mystery set in the cloistered world of a Cambridge college in the late 1700s.

The Confident Speaker, cover The Confident Speaker, Guide for both Anxious and Expert Speakers

The Confident Speaker is a comprehensive and detailed guide to public speaking. It will help both novice and experienced speakers to succeed and grow.

The Soul Collectors, cover The Soul Collectors, Thriller with a Macabre and Grotesque Enemy

A chilling thriller, CSI Darby McCormick faces a strange enemy. Young children go missing only to return years later in bizarre and macabre circumstances.

The Secret Crown, cover The Secret Crown, Murder, Conspiracy and Treasure Thriller

The murder of King Ludwig II and cover-up is the basis for Chris Kuzneski’s fast paced thriller. Will the good guys find the treasure and the historical truth first?

Ancient Worlds, cover Ancient Worlds, the Search for Origins of Western Civilization

Richard Miles' book, and the BBC televisions series it supports, explores the history of western civilization from the establsihment of the first cities in what is now Iraq.

Pop Goes the Weasel, cover Pop Goes the Weasel, Wonderful Stories & Origin of Nursery Rhymes

In Pop Goes the Weasel,  Albert Jack has produced a fascinating exploration of the story behind much-loved nursery rhymes. Many of the seemingly innocent songs and rhymes that we remember from our childhood often have a darker history. Albert Jack explores the origins of those popular and much loved nursery rhymes and other popular song.

 What Caesar Did for My Salad, cover What Caesar Did for My Salad, Stories Behind Our Favourite Food

Albert Jack's book What Caesar Did for My Salad is a fascinating explanation of the curious stories behind our favourite food. This is a book for food and language lovers.

Dark Water, cover Dark Water, Complex Police and Detective Serial Murder Mystery

Caro Ramsay's latest novel, Dark Water, is out in paperback. Set around Glasgow in Scotland it should satisfy lovers of challenging detective mysteries.

I Never Knew There was a Word for it, cover I Never Knew There was a Word for it, Wonderful Words and Phrases

This fun book is a republication of Adam Jacot de Boinod's three books on unusual words, The Meaning of Tingo, Toujours Tingo and The Wonder of Whiffling.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, cover Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, Insight Into Egyptian Culture

Dr Joyce Tyldesley provides a detailed exploration of the religious and other beliefs that both reflected and shaped the culture of ancient Egypt. In Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Dr Tyldesley pieces together the fragmentary evidence of Egyptian religious, cultural and funerary practices to build a detailed picture of Egypt’s dynastic period.

88 The Narrow Road, cover Felix Dennis' Guide to Getting Seriously Rich, 88 The Narrow Road

Felix Dennis made himself seriously rich and he shares his thoughts on wealth and making money. It is more about the philosophy and attitude to making money rather than the detail.

Periodic Tales, cover Periodic Tales, the Curious Lives of the Elements

Periodic Tales is a rare book as it embraces science, culture, history in one volume and it is all brought together seamlessly by the art of good writing. Hugh Aldersey-Williams has created a book that is both a good and fascinating read as well as a useful reference.

Warrior of Rome, Lion of the Sun, cover Lion of the Sun, historically detailed Warrior of Rome thriller

Lion of the Sun is the third book in the Warrior of Rome series featuring Ballista. Historically accurate story of the battle for the Roman Empire.

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, cover Caravaggio, A Life Sacred and Profane. Story of a Flawed Genius

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, Andrew Graham-Dixon has written a masterful new biography of Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and casts new light on the mystery of his life and death.

Cook Yourself Thin, cover Cook Yourself Thin, Ways to Lose Weight and Enjoy Tasty Food

With its Channel 4 TV programme, Cook Yourself Thin is not just about losing weight and diets. It shows how to lose weight and still enjoy tasty and satisfying food.

Bad Things Happen, cover Bad Things Happen, Plans Go Wrong, People Die, A Good Debut Novel

Harry Dolan's debut murder mystery romps along and is a promising start for a new writer. Readers will enjoy this work and be waiting for his second book.

Goodwood Revived, book cover More Gift Books for the Classic Car Enthusiast

Winter, particularly, provides time for the enthusiast to stay in and catch up with their reading. Christmas is an opportunity to indulge oneself, or be indulged, with a good book. The aim in choosing titles for this review was to find books that would last beyond the holidays. They need to have substantial content and also be well illustrated so that readers will return to them on a regular basis. It is suggested that these four books fit that criteria.

Citroen DS, book cover Gift Books for Classic and Race Car Enthusiasts

There are times when classic car enthusiasts cannot get into the garage and there are no shows so books will help them through such quiet times. During the winter even the most committed garagiste will face times when it is too cold to work in the garage and with no shows to attend they will spend times as armchair enthusiasts.They will need something to tide them through those long, dark evenings. Now then is to look for books on to put on one’s Christmas list or to choose titles for that close special enthusiast.

4-Hour Work Week, cover 4-hour Work Week, Escape the 9-5. Get a New Life

A Guide to Living the Lifestyle of the New Rich. This book demonstrate a way of enjoying better work-life balance by spreading mini-retirements through a lifetime: it argues wealth is not the aim but the lifestyle is.

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