Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life

Two centuries after his death Alexander Hamilton is headline news again.

He is one of the most compelling of America’s Founding Fathers, an orphan who came to America with little but ambition. He went on to become a General in the Revolutionary War, created the US’s financial system and is immortalised on the $10 bill.

Hamilton’s life is fascinating, and it can serve as an example to us all. For anyone interested in success, romance, money, honour or duelling Hamilton has worthwhile advice.

In the run-up to Hamilton coming to the West End, we are launching a giveaway on Goodreads about an excellent book published in a few weeks time – Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life by Jeff Wilser. We are giving away a copy each to ten lucky winners.

Enter our giveaway here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/262130-alexander-hamilton-s-guide-to-life

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Hamilton on Goodreads

Two centuries after his death Alexander Hamilton is headline news again.

He is one of the most compelling of America’s Founding Fathers, an orphan who came to America with little but ambition. He went on to become a General in the Revolutionary War, created the US’s financial system and is immortalised on the $10 bill.

Hamilton’s life is fascinating, and it can serve as an example to us all. For anyone interested in success, romance, money, honour or duelling Hamilton has worthwhile advice.

With Hamilton the musical coming to the West End in early December, there has never been more interest in this important and lively figure. From 3rd of November to the 24th we will be giving away a copy each of the new book to ten lucky winners.

Find us on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/262130-alexander-hamilton-s-guide-to-life

Find more about Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life here: http://souvenirpress.co.uk/product/alexander-hamiltons-guide-to-life/

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Change The Story of Your Health

The story of our health is more in our control than we might think. We can not only reframe our experiences but actually achieve less stress, a sense of well-being and better physical health if we are willing to identify our health story and start to rewrite it.

Through Carl Greer’s journaling exercises and expanded-awareness practices, anyone can tap into hidden resources for healing. Readers will learn how to let go of obstacles, change their habits, release what is no longer serving them, and bring in what they need to experience greater wellness.

Discover practical ways to interact with nature, and work with dreams, your inner healer, your symptoms, and more. Whether you are dealing with aging, unexpected health challenges or ongoing concerns, you will find the tools for writing and bringing to life a new health story.

Discover self-healing practices from alternative medical traditions that will transform your health and well-being.

Change The Story of Your Health by Carl Greer is out now! Find it here: http://bit.ly/2ym3CWm

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Horse Gaits is out now!

Susan Harris’ Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement was published last week and is available now. It is the essential guide to using the principles of good horse movement as the basis for riding and training.

Horses are born to move – a foal can walk, trop and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In Horse Gaits, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movement common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse’s movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider.

Illustrated with 300 colour drawings that show exactly how horses move, illustrating movements common to all horses and pinpointing movement problems. Everything a rider needs to become better and more accomplished.

Horse Gaits focuses on what is common and natural to all breeds of horses, appeals to everyone involved with horses from riders, trainers and, even, competition judges.

‘It is … revolutionary and marvellously illustrated.’

Jilly Cooper, author of Riders

Find Horse Gaits here: http://bit.ly/2fi3fBk

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Nagasaki by Susan Southard

On August 9th, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

It killed a third of the population instantly, and the survivors, or hibakusha, would be affected by the life-altering medical conditions caused by the radiation for the rest of their lives. They were also marked with the stigma of their exposure to radiation, and fears of the consequences for their children.

Nagasaki follows the previously unknown stories of five survivors and their families, from 1945 to the present day. It captures the full range of pain, fear, bravery and compassion unleashed by the destruction of a city.

We are very excited to see an excellent review of Nagasaki in the TLS. Claire Kohda Hazelton writes that Nagasaki is ‘Beautifully written, unwavering in its confrontation with suffering, and without any censoring of survivors’ accounts, Nagasaki ensures that Taniguchi’s and other hibakusha’s voices are not forgotten.’

As well as these glowing reviews, Nagasaki has received other important endorsements. Jeremy Corbyn wrote: “Susan Southard’s remarkable book… This is indeed a topical but enduringly relevant testament and one that should be read as widely as possible.”

You can find the Nagasaki here: http://bit.ly/1ON1Iip

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The Monocled Mutineer – Authors Corner

Welcome to the new and revived ‘Authors Corner’ feature of our blog. This series will feature blogs written by our authors on their books. Launching the blog is John Fairley on his book The Monocled Mutineer, of which a new adaptation will appear on the TV channel Yesterday this Sunday. Enjoy the blog below!

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It has taken a generation to persuade the broadcasters to show again probably the best Great War drama ever made in this country The Monocled Mutineer.

The series, starring Paul McGann, based on the book by myself and Bill Allison caused such a furore that it was locked away for decades.

The Monocled Mutineer appeared at a time when it was still heresy to suggest that there had been any mutinies in the British Army. Now we know there were quite a lot, though not on the scale of Etaples.

The revival of the series might be attributed to the programme being denounced in Parliament by the Tory minister Michael Gove in 2014.

That brought the story back into the news. A new paperback of the book was commissioned and I was able to write a new introduction explaining how we got the individual stories by seeking accounts from old soldiers still living in the towns from which the mutinying regiments came.

I have seen the series again recently . It stands up wonderfully.

 

Find The Monocled Mutineer here: http://bit.ly/2z41MGm

Weed by David Schmader

David Schmader’s excellent new book Weed was published earlier this week. The vast majority of marijuana users are high-functioning, life-loving, adults—from lawyers to authors, even parents— Weed is a tour guide to the current state of recreational marijuana, from types of ingestion to the available varieties (and their differing potencies).

This definitive, hands-on, guide will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for the new world of decriminalised recreational marijuana.
Written to answer all the basic questions that many are too frightened to ask, full of facts and practical information and wittily entertaining.

To get to know David Schmader and the subjects explored in Weed we thought we would show you his excellent TEDTalk. Available here, David Schmader brilliantly exposes the myths around weed: http://bit.ly/2yewNu9

Find Weed by David Schmader here: http://bit.ly/2wDXSCA

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