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In these eleven meticulously constructed cases written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the intellectual prowess of Sherlock Holmes, the sleuth hound, is tested to the utmost.
Michael Ashton’s work for Excalibur Securities takes him to some dangerous places.
Go into any church or cathedral in Britain and you are likely to see memorials to the departed. Many will be in white stone sometimes with red-brown veining which can be mistaken for marble. If the memorial dates from before 1670 the stone is most likely to be alabaster which is a crystalline form of gypsum whose source was centred on the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and North Somerset.
The Burdz are simple creatures who live in a place called Burdle. They like to eat brikake, which are made of compressed leaves, vegetables and herbs. They are partial to their own home-brewed cordials made from berries and other juicy things. The Burdz are very adventurous and inquisitive creatures and one of their most remarkable attributes, it has to be said, is that they are not afraid of anything at all. The Burdz cannot fly using their wings but they are very inventive, and build all sorts of contraptions in order to get airborne.
In 1943 George Orwell feared that objective truth might be ‘fading out of this world’. Seventy years later we are being told that we live in a ‘post truth world’. We are bombarded by forms of propaganda and manipulation of facts, information overload, fundamentalism, postmodernist relativism, confirmation bias and the phenomenon of ‘fake news’. Increasingly polarized mindsets often result in a retreat from reason and even scientific facts. The Coherent Past demonstrates that finding the best way to make sense of history also equips us with the analytical tools needed in this environment.
Zoey Alastair thinks she’s an ordinary girl until one day, when she gets swept away to another dimension by Logan, a charming nelquist, leading her to a new home. But her wonderful fantasy takes a twist when the truth is thrown at her and her days may be numbered. Her journey grants her the experience of a lifetime as she falls in love, gets terror-stricken, feels anguished, and puts her life on the line to save billions.
This is a delightful book for children which tells the story of two cats, Ember and Beamish, who have lived together for a long time. Then one day Beamish decides to leave and this is the story of Ember's search for her.
When the author started working in recruitment over thirty years ago, things were very different. The key measures were the number of interviews arranged with clients and the number of temporary workers placed. That was the only information a manager was interested in.
From the author of The Ice Walk – Surviving the Soviet Break-up and the New Russia
In her new book, Helen Womack turns herself upside down on a journey of self-discovery to Oz. At the same time, the land Down Under is turned inside out, as Helen explores the continent from a starting point at its desert heart, rather than its coast and cities. This is an Australia that is both familiar and very foreign.
Trains, Boats and Jaunting Cars is a fascinating account of the travels of two Edwardian ladies in the early 20th Century. Both Jane Mary Crisfield, the editor’s great aunt and Eva Hitching, her friend, were born in 1882 and their original handwritten notebooks were found among family history papers handed down through the generations. These diaries form a compelling and captivating personal record of their travels together, or with other friends, in the UK and Europe between 1907 and 1938 and serve to illustrate the incredible stamina required to undertake such journeys.