Edward Burman - Terracotta Warriors - Orion Publishing Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781474606110
    • Publication date:08 Feb 2018
  • Downloadable audio file £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781409172086
    • Publication date:08 Feb 2018

Terracotta Warriors

History, Mystery and the Latest Discoveries

By Edward Burman

  • Hardback
  • £25.00

A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what we still do not know and the theories that surround its creation.
  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781474606080
  • Publication date: 08 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: W&N
Seven Dials

Roots

Tommy Banks
Authors:
Tommy Banks

The first cookbook by Michelin-starred chef and Great British Menu champion Tommy Banks 'At the Black Swan we cook seasonally, but we do not cook around the seasons. Our menus are inspired by our ingredients and these key ingredients become the roots of our food. In this book I aim to show you how these 'root ingredients' inspire our food all year round.'In Roots, Tommy Banks renames and redefines theseasons into three growing groups, influenced by the rhythms of the land he farms. Beautifully shot throughout the year at The Black Swan, Tommy's restaurant in Oldstead, Yorkshire, and complete with stories and ideas about growing, foraging and preserving each 'root' ingredient, Roots will appeal to home cooks, professional chefs and keen gardeners alike.

Trapeze

The Craftsman

Sharon Bolton
Authors:
Sharon Bolton
Orion

The Other Couple

Sarah J. Naughton
Authors:
Sarah J. Naughton
Orion

With This Man

Jodi Ellen Malpas
Authors:
Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling This Man series!Life is good for Jesse 'The Lord' Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it.But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman's love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn't end there. It's only just begun. Because his wife can't remember the last sixteen years of her life. That's all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

Orion

One Cornish Summer

Liz Fenwick
Authors:
Liz Fenwick
Orion

The Lost

Mari Hannah
Authors:
Mari Hannah
Trapeze

The 50 Things

Peter Dunne
Authors:
Peter Dunne

As his 50th birthday dawned, Peter Dunne had a life-changing conversation with a friend and realised that, while he may not have invented the internet or found a cure for cancer, he had nonetheless fathered three remarkable and beautiful children.Inspired by that fact, he set out to leave a trail of metaphorical breadcrumbs for them, so that if they ever needed to know what their father might have had to say on a particular subject, it would be set down for them.The result is a book of letters from a father to his children, and though the stories are firmly set in a place and time, the themes and the tone are universal and timeless. From Compromise to Compassion, from Democracy to Sacrifice, THE 50 THINGS explores the social mores and morality of our time and tries to answer the eternal questions that line the path to peace of mind.

W&N

Francis I

Leonie Frieda
Authors:
Leonie Frieda

The author of the bestselling Catherine de Medici turns to King Francis of France, Catherine's father-in-law, and the man who tansformed France into a great nation. King Francis I was the perfect Renaissance knight, the movement's exemplar and its Gallic interpreter. An aesthete, diplomat par excellence and contemporary of Machiavelli, his sheer force of will and personality shaped his kingdom into the first European superpower, and he is arguably the man who introduced the Renaissance to France. Francis was also the prototype Frenchman - a national identity was moulded on his character. So great was his stamp that few countries even now are quite so robustly patriotic as is France. Yet he did not always live up to his ideal, and it is also the imperfect husband, father, lover and king who fascinate. With access to private archives that have never been used in a study of Francis I, Leonie Frieda explores the life of the man who was the most human of the monarchs of the period - and yet remains the most elusive.

Orion Spring

The Good Menopause Guide

Liz Earle
Authors:
Liz Earle
Orion

Planetfall

Emma Newman
Authors:
Emma Newman

Orion

The Belles

Dhonielle Clayton
Authors:
Dhonielle Clayton

Trapeze

We Own The Sky

Luke Allnutt
Authors:
Luke Allnutt
Orion Spring

Living the Life More Fabulous

Tricia Cusden
Authors:
Tricia Cusden
W&N

Catapult

Emily Fridlund
Authors:
Emily Fridlund

Selected by Ben Marcus as winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction'Fridlund writes of families, marriage, and childhood as if our received wisdom-what we thought we knew about life and love and family-needs reparation. This is fiction as excavation, peeling away the machinery of people and converting it to narrative. Fridlund shines a spotlight on what gets hidden and unreported, and the result can be overwhelming-cutting and funny and filled with difficult truth' Ben Marcus, author of The Flame AlphabetSometimes calculating, at other times bewildered, Catapult's characters orbit around each other, enacting a deeply human tragicomedy of wit, misunderstanding, and loss. With dexterous, atmospheric, and darkly comic prose, Fridlund conjures worlds where longing is open-ended, intentions misfire, and the line between comfort and cruelty is often difficult to discern. This is a gripping collection, unsettling as much in its familiarity as in its near-gothic strangeness.

W&N

White Fur

Jardine Libaire
Authors:
Jardine Libaire

Elise: a street-smart girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Jamey: the golden son of a wealthy and powerful East Coast family.They make an unlikely couple. At first theirs is a classic tale of sexual obsession, of wanting something you shouldn't have. But as they get to know each other what started as a challenge gradually transforms, and their obsession slowly turns into something more like love. Jamey leaves behind his Yale education, divorcing his family and their wealth, and they invent a new life together that surprises them both. But Jamey's controlling family are not going to give him up easily . . .

W&N

I Must Belong Somewhere

Jonathan Dean
Authors:
Jonathan Dean

'An extraordinary family tale of survival' Sunday TimesHuman and curious . . . an admirable family memoir of migration' GuardianJonathan Dean's great-grandfather, David Schapira, lived a life of epic achievement and epic suffering. Forced to flee Ukraine at the outbreak of World War I, he was blinded fighting for his adopted country then survived - just - the concentration camp that country later sent him to. In between he found love and laughter in Vienna, and became the first Austrian lawyer to train using braille - something no Briton would do until the new century dawned. Dean's grandfather, Heinz Schapira, was also a refugee. Aged 16, he said goodbye to his parents and embarked on a nail-biting journey to Britain, to escape his fate as an Austrian Jew. The prejudice he faced and assimilation he achieved are laid out in the pages of his diary, pages filled with pain and joy, surprising observations and irrepressible humour. But this is no ordinary family history. As Dean visits the places which changed the course of his family tree - Vienna, Cologne, Ukraine - he finds history repeating itself. He talks to refugees from the Middle East, people who left their homes and families at the same age as David and Heinz. And he observes the warning signs: the bigoted excesses of Brexit Britain, the rise of the Far Right in Austria, the backlash against refugees in Germany. By viewing these contemporary experiences through the prism of his family history - and vice versa - Dean creates an impassioned, profoundly timely study of what it means to be a refugee, to be European and, ultimately, to be British.

W&N

Don't Let Go

Michel Bussi
Authors:
Michel Bussi

Picture the scene - an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion. Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze...Then Liane Bellion disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. When the room is opened, it is empty, but there is blood everywhere. An employee of the hotel claims to have seen Martial in the corridor during that crucial hour.Then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. But is Martial really his wife's killer? And if he isn't, why does he appear to be so guilty?

W&N

The Mesmerist

Wendy Moore
Authors:
Wendy Moore

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER, WEDLOCKMedicine, in the early 1800s, was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. The most surgeons could offer by way of pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Onto this scene came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world. Charismatic and ambitious, Elliotson was determined to transform medicine from a hodge-podge of archaic remedies into a practice informed by the latest science. In this aim he was backed by Thomas Wakley, founder of the new magazine, the Lancet, and a campaigner against corruption and malpractice.Then, in the summer of 1837, a French visitor - the self-styled Baron Jules Denis Dupotet - arrived in London to promote an exotic new idea: mesmerism. The mesmerism mania would take the nation by storm but would ultimately split the two friends, and the medical world, asunder - throwing into focus fundamental questions about the fine line between medicine and quackery, between science and superstition.

W&N

History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund
Authors:
Emily Fridlund
Gollancz

The Forge Of God

Greg Bear
Authors:
Greg Bear