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  • SilverWood Books - Dreaming of Rose
    and Kobo For many years Sarah LeFanu was Senior Editor at The Women s Press and was responsible for their innovative and highly regarded science fiction list She has written widely on feminism and science fiction including introductions to a number of scholarly editions of the works of Joanna Russ The Female Man The Two of Them To Write Like a Woman Sarah has also edited a range of anthologies of contemporary fiction and science fiction including Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind with Jen Green Letters from Home How Maxine Loved Her Legs and Other Tales of Growing Up and with Stephen Hayward Colours of a New Day Writing for South Africa She is the biographer of Rose Macaulay Rose Macaulay and Dreaming of Rose A Biographer s Journal will soon be available from SilverWood Books and most recently of Samora Machel S is for Samora A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream Hurst Co 2012 In the Chinks of the World Machine Feminism and Science Fiction eBook available from SilverWood Books won the prestigious MLA Emily Toth Award Sarah s short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 along with two radio plays Thin Woman in a Morris Minor and Death Bredon She works regularly on abridgments and dramatizations for the BBC programmes Book of the Week Book at Bedtime and Woman s Hour From 2004 to 2009 Sarah was Artistic Director of the Bath Literature Festival She continues to chair events for the LitFest on a regular basis and also for the Bristol Festival of Ideas Very interesting and funny it reflects on the art and craft of biographical writing in general www huffingtonpost co uk This is such a wise and charming book giving us a glimpse over the shoulder

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  • SilverWood Books - Crash Landing
    the British aircraft industry for on that day it suffered a double blow a double whammy Not only was Concorde s fate sealed but the seeds of the eventual demise of the British aircraft industry were also sown Crash Landing seeks to outline for its readers both technical and non technical the build up of the aircraft industry in the UK Author Raymond Troughton covers the highs and lows and the successes and failures over the years In addition Ray touches on the dismantling destruction and eventual decimation of the industry at the hands of unscrupulous financial advisers investors and interfering politicians resulting in Britain being left in a position where the very safety of its citizens is dependent on foreign nations This book is written by a man who was a lifelong employee within the British aircraft industry Ray Troughton started work in the aircraft industry in 1953 working for Vickers Armstrong Aircraft Ltd at Hurn Airport on the outskirts of Bournemouth where he remained for a number of years and where he was the Works Convenorfor some of that time He then joined Flight Refuelling at Tarrant Rushton airfield Blandford becoming Superintendent of a production shop In 1962

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  • SilverWood Books - The Politics of Dissent
    critique of the establishment and his extraordinarily prolific output made him both loved and hated by his contemporaries During the last two decades of his life Morel became both a famous and a highly controversial figure His concerns are highly relevant to today s global dilemmas for his work has a direct bearing on many of the critical issues of our times Reformer rebel political activist amongst his many achievements E D Morel directed the first great humanitarian campaign of the 20th Century which brought King Leopold II of Belgium s brutal and genocidal regime in the Congo to an end Following the transfer of power from the King to the Belgian Government in 1908 Morel went on to become the dominant figure in the Union for Democratic Control UDC during the First World War He revealed the secret treaties and lies leading up to the conflict and campaigned for a just and lasting peace Reviled by Lloyd George s ruling coalition government Morel was sent to prison for 6 months in 1917 On his release he became a major figure in the Labour Party directing most of his energies against the terms and conditions of the Treaty of Versailles In the election of 1922 he won a seat for Dundee defeating the incumbent Winston Churchill Shortly before his death he was nominated for the Nobel Prize with the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and 120 labour members as signatories to the nomination Donald Mitchell was born and brought up in Co Down Northern Ireland where he spent most of his early life He has a Degree and a Master s Degree in Social Science and a Master s Degree in Research Married with two grown up children he now lives in North London with his wife Donald Mitchell s excellent

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  • SilverWood Books - Testing Truths
    to be over a period of 13 7 billion years one not simply collectively and consequentially previously told In the language of yesteryear it takes us from bang to man or in that of today from forces to females It briefly summarises the evidence that answers the child s question how did people get here But more importantly on the basis of this and other evidence it then strives to answer their further question why do people do that The answers challenge adults and looking at the world s problems are of supreme importance for the vast majority of the world s populace are either unaware of or do not accept many fundamental evidence based truths It is to them that Testing Truths is addressed Dudley Williams was Professor of Biological Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society He pioneered a significant understanding of Mass Spectrometry and was fascinated by the application of NMR spectroscopy for chemical structural elucidation He applied both techniques in solving the structure of Vancomycin which became an important antibiotic used against the superbug MRSA This book is a brief and simple description of the rules that have controlled evolution together with his own philosophical emphasis He was an avid reader had a great love of music and was an accomplished pianist Prof Williams moves deftly from the very large the Universe through the very small the stuff of matter and back to the very large what it is to be human I think it goes without saying that none of these are easy matters and thus Testing Truths is not an easy book However I think a lot of popular science writers must wrestle with how to be scientific without being sciencey their hope being to pull in precisely

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  • SilverWood Books - The Mystery and Ways of Divine Mercy
    her diary O my God how I pity those who do not believe in eternal life how I pray for them that a ray of mercy would envelope them too and that God would clasp them to his fatherly bosom On prayer and sacrifice Christ instructs us through Saint Faustina as follows You will save more souls through prayer and suffering than will a missionary through his teachings and sermons alone You must be annihilated destroyed living as if you were dead in the most secret depths of your being You must be destroyed in that secret depth where the human eye has never penetrated then will I find in you a pleasing sacrifice a holocaust full of sweetness and fragrance Outwardly your sacrifice must look like this silent hidden permeated with love imbued with prayer The devotions are intended to perfect and strengthen our faith and inspire in us God s strength and consolation to overcome all the spiritual and earthly challenges to our redemption By these devotions God in His mercy makes actual in ourselves through the Holy Spirit the treasures acquired for mankind through Christ s sacrificial life This is a book to be read meditated upon and lived Want to read it in other formats This book is also available for a wide range of e readers including Kindle iPad and Kobo Francis Kwaku Poku was educated in Ghana at O Poku Ware Secondary School a Catholic boarding school He then attended the University of Ghana and graduated with French and Latin After university he worked in Ghana s security services and served in seven administrations From 2001 2008 he was Ghana s National Security Co ordinator and Cabinet Minister responsible for National Security In 2006 he was awarded Ghana s most distinguished national honour known

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  • SilverWood Books - Road to Ekaterinburg
    Anastasia Set in the years 1913 18 Road to Ekaterinburg recounts the real story of the Grand Duchesses through peacetime war revolution and their eventual murders It shows their true characters bravery and individual charm as human beings thrown into a situation where they had no power to fight against their own destiny Road to Ekaterinburg is the ultimate fight against tragedy and for freedom of expression Click here to get Road to Ekaterinburg for Kindle Shipping information UK orders will be despatched same day Please allow up to 7 days for delivery Ordering a single copy Many customers have requested faster shipment so we will now use Airmail for all Europe USA and overseas orders of a single copy Please allow up to 7 days for delivery Ordering 2 or more copies Europe USA and other overseas orders will be sent via Surface Mail to keep shipping costs down the book with its packaging is almost a kilo in weight so Airmail is expensive Please allow up to 56 days for delivery ECS Banks is an author and commentator with a real passion for the subject and dedication to the task ESC Banks writes for those who share a love and fascination Through personal experience of tragedy and hardship ECS Banks has an insight into the plight of the Grand Duchesses and hopes that through this book their story will live on Want to know more For more about the Grand Duchesses visit ECS Banks s website www volodia co uk I m favorably impressed The writing is unusual in that the author has seemingly brought together all known letters diaries and memories when describing an event or day A fuller than usual picture of a day is therefore created These source materials are paraphrased and the so story

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  • SilverWood Books - In the Chinks of the World Machine
    We live by ones and twos in the chinks of your world machine So you thought science fiction was a boys own zone Think again In this classic work of science fiction criticism winner when it was first published of a prestigious MLA award Sarah LeFanu looks at the work of a whole range of science fiction writers and explores the fusion of a feminist political worldview with the myriad possibilities of science fictional otherworlds With individual chapters on the work of Suzy McKee Charnas Ursula Le Guin Joanna Russ and Tiptree herself and a new preface from the author This title is available as an eBook Find it on Nook Kobo and in the iBookstore Get the Amazon Kindle edition here For many years Sarah LeFanu was Senior Editor at The Women s Press and was responsible for their innovative and highly regarded science fiction list She has written widely on feminism and science fiction including introductions to a number of scholarly editions of the works of Joanna Russ The Female Man The Two of Them To Write Like a Woman Sarah has also edited a range of anthologies of contemporary fiction and science fiction including Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind with Jen Green Letters from Home How Maxine Loved Her Legs and Other Tales of Growing Up and with Stephen Hayward Colours of a New Day Writing for South Africa She is the biographer of Rose Macaulay Rose Macaulay and Dreaming of Rose A Biographer s Journal will soon be available from SilverWood Books and most recently of Samora Machel S is for Samora A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream Hurst Co 2012 In the Chinks of the World Machine Feminism and Science Fiction eBook available from SilverWood Books won the

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  • SilverWood Books - The Voice from the Garden
    window onto these two worlds through Pamela and her families The daughter of a doomed union between trade and title Pamela was born into the Cobbold brewing family of Suffolk and married into the famous merchant banking dynasty the Hambros Wealthy the families may have been but money is no protection against the loss caused by war or the frailties of human nature From an extraordinary period of social and economic change here are fascinating characters mystery adultery despair and hope It is a unique tale at the heart of which lies the love story of Pamela and Charles ONLY ONE COPY LEFT Latest News February 2013 Jane s book has been selected for the long list of 12 titles for the New Angle Prize for Literature The NAP judges described the book as A meticulous and captivating reconstruction of the life of Pamela Hambro of the East Anglian Cobbold family and the impact of the First World War on her life At the story s heart lies her enduring love for her husband Charles of the Hambro banking dynasty December 2012 On Christmas Eve Jane and her book featured in a half page article in the print edition of The Telegraph Jane Dismore started writing features for well known women s magazines while she was teaching English Literature to A level in secondary schools A complete change of lifestyle saw her running private yachts in the Mediterranean for four years which led to her writing travel articles often undertaken between negotiating protection money with local mafia chiefs and trying to avoid floating mines off the coast of Albania While teaching Spanish students and the British Army in Gibraltar Jane had a regular radio slot presenting her features on the British Forces Broadcasting Service Inspired by a barrister friend she

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