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History’s Forgotten Victims by Gill Paul

Posted on: 10/10/2018 with tags: Gill Paul, romanovs, the lost daughter, 20th Century

History is scattered with events in which the deaths of ‘ordinary people’ are overshadowed because someone famous was involved. In an extreme example, the first headlines in US newspapers after the Titanic sank in 1912 focused on the death of millionaire John Jacob Astor and only mentioned as an aside that 1,500 other people had perished. Jacqueline Kennedy was always careful to remember police officer J.D. Tippit, who was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald when he pulled over his car 45 minut…

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Reading Guide for Katherine Clements’ THE COFFIN PATH

Posted on: 09/10/2018 with tags: katherine clements, Reading Guide, The Coffin Path

**Longlisted for the HWA Gold Crown** An eerie and compelling ghost story set on the dark wilds of the Yorkshire moors. For fans of The Witchfinder’s Sister and The Silent Companions, this gothic tale will weave its way into your imagination and chill you to the bone. ‘Spine-tingling… the scariest ghost story I have read in a long time’ Barbara Erskine ‘A wonderful, macabre evocation of a lost way of life’ The Times ‘Like something from Emily Bronte’s nightmares’ Andrew Taylor, author of The A…

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How the SAS fuelled their most-daring behind-the-lines WWII raid with amphetamines by Damien Lewis

Posted on: 08/10/2018

The men of the Special Air Service (SAS) have a reputation for being able to endure anything, but every human body has its limits, a point where being able to continue when the “tank is empty” seems impossible. In March 1945, Major Roy Farran, commander of a crack unit of SAS warriors and rag tag Italian partisans, found himself and his men in that very position … Fresh from a daring assault on the German 14 Army Headquarters, in Northern Italy – where they’d given the Nazi’s a real bloody nose…

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Alev Scott, author of Ottoman Odyssey, on the hidden synagogues of the Ottoman Empire

Posted on: 04/10/2018

Today marks the publication of Alev Scott’s Ottoman Odyssey: travels through a lost empire. From the cafes of Beirut to the refugee camps of Lesbos, Alev searches for answers about exile, diaspora and collective memory in this fascinating region. Here she talks about the hidden synagogues attended by crypto-Jews who worshipped for hundreds of years in the empire under the guise of Islam…   Like Greece, Spain and Portugal are also trying to right previous wrongs – in their case, from half a…

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