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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 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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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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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

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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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