Web directory, archive
Search web-archive-uk.com:

Find domain in archive system:
web-archive-uk.com » UK » A » ARENABOOKS.CO.UK

Total: 117

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • One Hand Washes The Other • Arena Books
    Removal Who Killed the Cradock Four Papwa Sewgolum From Pariah to Legend and Richard and Adolf Did Richard Wagner incite Adolf Hitler to commit the Holocaust The first two were nominated for the Alan Paton prize in South Africa for non fiction He is married with two daughters and two grandchildren His latest book One Hand Washes the Other is not only a mystery thriller but an in depth study of contemporary South Africa with its existing fraught cultural and racial relationships About The Book When Thandi Dladla undertakes to coach a young soccer team in a rural school in South Africa she little realizes how it will change her life When levelling the terrain to make a field she discovers two skeletons which reveal how ninety percent of people became right handed This leads Thandi on a journey of discovery which helps her not only to coach her team to success but also to find the murderer of her father a university professor who fought the Apartheid regime Because of an obstructive police investigation her brother decides to take the law into his own hands and revenge the killing of his father As she unveils the clues to the

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/one-hand-washes-the-other.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • A Premature Affair • Arena Books
    whilst working as a freelance journalist teacher and writer in London He has travelled widely teaching in both Germany the United States and Canada and together with a university friend trekking to India and back in 1960 It was in 1963 that he made his first teaching visit to Texas where he obtained much of the background for this novel of young love friendship and hopeful dreams Several years later he returned with his wife and three children to teach and to coach drama and soccer at that same school before settling in Somerset England He is currently working on a sequel to A Premature Affair About The Book In A Premature Affair Richard Joyce s new novel readers are transported to North Texas in the 1960s for a story about the precarious and fragile nature of young love and early friendships A Premature Affair depicts an abortive love affair between Adam a young English writer teacher and his determined English girl friend The affair ultimately shatters as the lovers are driven apart by their own selfish aims and flaws of character as well as by the stifling pressures of parental consent and convention In parallel readers will watch the

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/a-premature-affair.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Stanley Young Is Planning A Murder• Arena Books
    with his wife and two small children This is his first novel Many of Gavin s friends say that Stanley Young is very much like Gavin Milnthorpe without the suppressed rage and homicidal tendencies of course About The Book Those who are kind to Stanley Young call him an obsessive compulsive perfectionist who cares about the little details of life They would point out that reliability and punctuality together with consistency and uniformity are qualities which Stanley displays in abundance They could point to a system of disciplined self improvement that Stanley has cultivated within his life helping him to continually broaden his horizons Those who are unkind to Stanley Young would call him an aggressive compulsive unbalanced self centred emotionally retarded psychopath given to bouts of violence but the latter rarely say such things to his face Stanley Young is planning a murder not just any murder the perfect murder He lives and works at Pottergate a prestigious expensive and secluded retreat for people whose rich parents consider that they cannot function in the real world Stanley is tasked with recording the emotional and social progress of each of these guests In his humble opinion he considers himself to

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/stanley-young-is-planning-a-murder.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Pawn's Gambit • Arena Books
    various governmental roles He has published extensively in his research field and has advised a number of companies and overseas governments He is married with two children and lives near Oxford Pawn s Gambit a contemporary political thriller is his first work of fiction and the first of a Kate Kimball trilogy About The Book This is an enthralling political thriller Starting from one seemingly inconsequential event it escalates to embrace contemporary political events on an epic scale Though a work of fiction the author s detailed research into this world the institutions and the places involved give a startling authenticity to the tale which emerges Kate Kimball a publisher returns from a business trip in California to find that her partner Paul Emmerson an Engineering Professor at Oxford University has mysteriously disappeared The police at first helpful become increasingly and inexplicably obstructive until Kate realises that if she is to discover what really happened she must carry out her own investigation With only a minor clue to go on the task at first seems insurmountable As she struggles to unravel what happened to Paul Kate s life descends into a tangle of deceptions She is increasingly sucked into a

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/pawns-gambit.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Hoax • Arena Books
    Books About The Author Danbo Collins has lived within the sight of the Malvern Hills all his life He was educated at the local Grammar School and enjoyed a successful career in ceramics before having enough time to indulge his true passion for writing The Hoax is his latest story which reveals a dark and sinister world that can only exist under the surface of even the most normal of settings About The Book Graham and Julia are a seemingly normal middle class couple living a comfortable life in the Herefordshire countryside They embark upon an elaborate scheme to create publicity for Graham s failing career but very soon their plans turn sour Unknown to her husband Julia has another dark agenda that reveals itself when Graham finds himself framed for murder Things become increasingly confused and desperate as Graham realises that his wife has abandoned him to his fate Even his trusted friend Ed appears to have betrayed him in the worst possible way There is some manic driving through the Welsh countryside an irate ambitious police inspector in pursuit and finally a fearful boat chase across a stormy English Channel As the story reaches its conclusion we are

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/the-hoax.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Land of Shadows • Arena Books
    radio and TV film scripts volumes of poetry and belles lettres He is also the editor of a leading cultural magazine His novel Journey in Blue was nominated for the Impac Prize 2008 and his docu drama Two Days in July proved a major literary triumph in both Denmark and Germany as well as in Britain when it appeared in 2008 Dalager s books have been published in 24 countries appearing in 11 different languages With his novels and plays Dalager has accrued a distinguished reputation in Europe Michael Faber The Guardian Land of Shadows is a powerful book about the 9 11 catastrophe but the significance of its great strength lies in the author s balance and objectivity in appreciating many conflicting but valid points of view About The Book The Jewish American Danish lawyer Jon Baeksgaard and his Israeli born fiancée Eve who works in a real estate firm on the 86th Floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center are amongst the 9 11victims caught in the conflagration He tries to rescue her from the building and the events following a murder case he is conducting for the defence of a Moslem client bring him and the co workers of his small East village office into the midst of a tense political situation The natural fear and anger in the wake of 9 11 give rise to prejudice and the threat of compounding injustice arising through the public outrage committed against New York city The love between Jon and Eve is of central to the story which eventually leads the reader to Jerusalem and Hebron Dalager succeeds brilliantly in taking the reader into the inferno of the Twin Towers As a lawyer striving for the cause of justice Jon Baeksgaard is placed in a morally

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/land-of-shadows.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • The Arthur Moreau Story • Arena Books
    the complexities of design that everyone can grasp In 1983 he set up his own practice in London He was asked to write the biography of the Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry creator of The Palace of Westminster Enthused by this task and later inspired by the majesty of the Swiss Alps he decided to write full time The Arthur Moreau Story is fiction that fuses philosophy with fabulous experience The author s potent imagination sees life as a gorgeous story to tell About The Book A unique work of fiction combining a horror story encapsulated in mystery stark realism and fantasy and thick with ironic humour throughout The gripping action of the drama unfolds in a rich environment of palatial houses offices and churches amongst a coterie of remarkable and often artistic people implicated in a set of sinister forces beyond their control or understanding The narrator of the story working in the darkened and dusty milieu of a renowned international second hand book store could hardly be committed to a more sedate trade when through business contacts he is suddenly whisked away on a series of life threatening adventures These begin with his departure to France to attend

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/the-arthur-moreau-story.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Knot of Stone • Arena Books
    the national museums of South Africa he resigned to write this novel and has since lived with his wife Ellen a diplomat and historian in Kiev Kinshasa and Strasbourg They have a home in Leiden where eventually they wish to return with their intrepid cats About The Book Knot of Stone Website In 1510 when the Cape of Good Hope was still revered as the Portal to the Indies the Viceroy of Portuguese India was led ashore attacked slain and hurriedly buried in a shallow grave The murder of Dom Francisco d Almeida remains a mystery to this day Was it the fulfilment of a prophecy or an act of poetic justice Was it an ambush a mutiny or even an assassination If so was it instigated by the King of Portugal or the Church of Rome Knot of Stone is a tale of historical detection in which two unlikely travel companions a restless Dutch historian Sonja Haas and a jaded Afrikaans archaeologist Jason Tomas find themselves drawn together after discovering a five century old skeleton at the foot of Table Mountain Their search for new evidence leads the reader ever further north to ancestral burial sites remote mountain sanctuaries

    Original URL path: http://arenabooks.co.uk/books/fiction/knot-of-stone.html (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

web-archive-uk.com, 2016-10-26