In 1482 the Englishman Thomas Berrington is living in the last remnants of Moorish Spain. A physician, he is an unwilling friend to the most powerful man in the kingdom. When bodies start to turn up, each showing the marks of a savage attack, Thomas is asked to investigate.
Using Sun Tzu's revered The Art of War as a point of inspiration and reference, Michael Waddington offers up bite-size pieces of advice, snippets of strategy, and countless nuggets of wisdom he's accumulated over hundreds of trials. Instead of dwelling on the logistics and technicalities of trial practice, The Art of Trial Warfare illustrates the habits of a successful trial attorney. It speaks eloquently to the art of attack, of exploiting weaknesses, and of leveraging each success.
When word reaches 'The Department' - an ailing section of British intelligence - that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border, it seems the perfect opportunity to show Control and Smiley, their rivals over at the Circus, that The Department still has value. Former spy Fred Leiser is lured back from retirement to investigate, and manages to cross the border into East Germany in a dangerous night-time operation.
John Becker is hot on the trail of Hitler's fatal weakness. The Gestapo is closing in. On foot, by train, even on water, Becker is running and gunning for his life...and for the world. Hitler's Third Reich is rearming and planning for war. Churchill wants to stop him, but only Becker's report can reverse the British mood of appeasement. Cornered by the Gestapo, desperate to save his German collaborator, Maria, Becker has mere days to ward off double disaster....
"Fun book if you like WWII espionage."
In Catch the Light, evidence for intelligent design is shared through interesting characters and witty dialogue. In this entertaining fictional story, complete with a delightful whispering narrator, a young atheist becomes engaged in a conversation about the origin of the universe with a variety of people as they come and go in a coffee shop.
"Good Arguments, too cheese."
Joshua McManus is back at what he does best, writing his own particular brand of children's poems that will delight and disgust in equal measure. The poetry, aimed at children, but also pandering to adults, takes a look at the more vulgar side of life.
The Quick and Dirty Guide to the Brexit Vote answers the fundamental questions of what the EU is to Britain, why the UK has always had a contentious relationship with the EU, and what the main arguments are for staying and leaving. Don't be left out of the conversation as one of the innovators of democracy gives its citizens the chance to determine their country's future.
It is now 120 years after the first modern Olympic Games, and the tradition is as strong as ever. Over 200 countries and 10,000 athletes will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games. The ancient host city of Olympia may have crumbled to dust, but the Olympics capture the attention of the world like no other event. But how much do you know about this esteemed affair - both its ancient origin and its modern incarnation - and the downright disaster it has sometimes turned out to be?
The 77 Sonnets for Christ the King are the first significant body of traditional lyric verse to appear in over a century. These breathtaking poems intertwine love, death, and time's passage with sacred subjects drawn from the Church's liturgical year. British actor Ian Russell's voice is manly, intimate, and seductive, perfect for MacKenzie's unforgettable sonnets.