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The Influence of Women and a Positive Future for Humankind

A guest post for International Women’s Day by K W Jamieson, author of A World in Two Minds Many millennia ago homo-sapiens had the bright idea of dividing the complex challenge of survival between the sexes. While men became warriors – competing, destroying and killing – women were tasked with the opposite functions of co-operating, creating and healing. Thus human society sent the genders down…

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Shepheard-Walwyn Title Presented to EU Negotiators in the Brexit Hamper

A group of Brexit campaigners including Euro MP Steven Woolfe gave EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier a hamper of British products during a meeting at the European Commission in Brussels. The gift has been called the #BrexitHamper by Twitter users and has been rather controversial to say the least, with some pointing out that items in the hamper were produced outside of the UK,…

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A Breakthrough for Huntington’s Disease?

Many were delighted by the news yesterday that a recent clinical trial has shown hope for sufferers of Huntington’s Disease. Researchers at University College London have discovered that an experimental drug, injected into spinal fluid, safely lowered levels of toxic proteins in the brain. Experts say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. You can read all about it in…

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Princess Olga Launch Party

Peter Stewart, the Cossack Yesterday evening the High Street Kensington branch of Waterstones was the host of the Princess Olga, A Wild and Barefoot Romanov launch party. The event was superbly organised by Charlotte Ellis PR and Literary Agent. She had organised some high quality sponsors* (see  below for details) which helped the party go with a swing. On arrival, the guests were met…

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Introducing The Gilgamesh Gene

The Gilgamesh Gene

The following article is forthcoming in The Ecologist by author Dr Robin Russell-Jones. Order your copy of The Gilgamesh Gene here. I was inspired to write The Gilgamesh Gene because of my life-long concern for the environment. However it is as much about human nature and individual motivation as it is a book about ecological issues. It is now certain that mankind is on a…

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An Interview with Teame and Stan

Long Way from Adi Ghehad

Stan Hazel, the author of Long Way from Adi Ghehad was interviewed for BBC Radio Bristol alongside the book’s subject, Dr Teame Mebrahtu. The DJ, Steve Yabsley described Teame’s life as “a remarkable story”: a journey from living in a tiny village in Eritrea to becoming a leading academic in the UK, having been welcomed into this country after seeking political asylum. The author suggests…

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Princess Olga – Telegraph Interview

Princess Olga cover

Princess Olga Romanoff is striding around in jeans and a blue gilet, distractedly clutching a phone to her ear. I have just arrived at Provender House, her 13th-century mansion in the Kent countryside, which she opens at regular intervals to the public. “No, you can’t come today,” she is explaining through gritted teeth to a would-be visitor on the other end of the line.…

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The Russian Revolution – 100 Year Anniversary

“This is the history of Russia, in a form that you will not have read it before.” This year sees the centenary of the Russian revolution. The year began with a mass demonstration on the 26th of February, followed by the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, on the 2nd of March. This ushered in the unsteady rule of a Provisional Government, harassed by constant…

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Burns Night – A master of song celebrated

25th January is Burns Night, the day in which the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns, is celebrated with supper, conviviality and poetry. It seemed appropriate at this time to focus this blog post on one of our classic titles,  Twenty Most Favourite Songs of Burns beautifully scribed and illustrated by Andrew Winton. This volume takes the songs of Burns and presents them alongside the music,…

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Sixty Years On – The Hungarian Uprising

This is a guest blog post by the author of A Tear in the Curtain, John Symons       “In late October(1956) there were some outbreaks of violence in Hungary, but the situation seemed generally peaceful. The Soviet Army of occupation was even reported to have withdrawn…. There were four days of calm.. On Sunday night, the fourth of November, everything changed. The…

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