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Shepheard-Walwyn Wins Best Publisher Award

  The People’s Book Prize finds, supports and promotes new and undiscovered works in three categories, fiction, non-fiction and children’s, with the winners voted for exclusively by the public. Publisher Anthony Werner attended the ceremony at which two of our recent releases had been voted as finalists in the non-fiction category: Lady Sue Ryder of Warsaw by Tessa West and The Hidden Girl by…

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100 Years Ago – The Evacuation of the Russian Royal Family from the Crimea

Waiting for HMS Marlborough to set sail, Dagmar looks towards the Crimea for the last time. A guest post by Coryne Hall In November 1918 the armistice ended the First World War. The German army now had to evacuate the Crimea, which they had occupied since the signing of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk earlier that year. King George V was now becoming extremely worried…

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Congratulations to Marika Henriques, Finalist in The People’s Book Prize

Marika Henriques

Congratulations to Marika Henriques whose book The Hidden Girl is a finalist in The People’s Book Prize. The book clearly resonated with many. Marika received a large number of outstanding reviews of her book during the voting. Here are some of them: “Wonderful tapestries, drawings, poetry and her unique story share the pain of being a hidden girl. After much suffering and courage this leads…

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Princess Olga’s Memoirs – travelling the world in style

Princess Olga’s memoirs, Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov, caused a stir when they were published last year. Readers were amused by her “bitingly funny memoir and history of her family, in which she is also more forthcoming about our own royals.”   Emma Wells, The Sunday Times There has been a great deal of interest in Princess Olga and all of the Romanov family in Japan and…

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Three Titles Nominated in The People’s Book Prize

Voting is now open for the Summer 2018 collection of The People’s Book Prize and we are delighted to have three recent titles included by authors Tessa West, Stan Hazell and John Zametica. We would like to encourage all our readers to vote. Unfortunately our books are all in the same category but readers can vote for up to three titles in each so…

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The Murder of the Tsar and his Family, July 1918 Lessons for Us

By John Symons The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, was born one hundred and fifty years ago. One hundred years ago, on 17th July 1918, he, his wife and their five children were murdered by the Bolsheviks. With our constitutional monarchy, there are many lessons for us here. The last Tsar, Nicholas II and his family in 1914 Who can forget the scenes…

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Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and the Murder of Tsar Nicholas II

By Coryne Hall News of the murder of Nicholas II hit the 69-year-old Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna like a thunderbolt. Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna and Tsar Nicholas II In the summer of 1918 she was living in German-occupied Crimea, where until May she and her family had been held under house arrest by the Bolsheviks. But throughout most of this time she had managed…

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The Crisis of Masculinity

The very act of being male seems to be a hot topic right now. In particular the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and his recently published 12 Rules for Life are getting a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Young men especially, appear to be flocking to follow his every word, while many women, perhaps still reeling from his car-crash interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman,…

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The Secret of Happiness

Money doesn’t make us happy. While people in wealthier countries do tend to be happier overall than those from poorer nations, the link isn’t strong or consistent. There’s also no evidence that people have become happier over time, even as wealth has increased considerably since World War II. Multiple studies across many countries show either a decrease or no change in wellbeing despite an…

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