Simon Chance, Anglican bishop and former missionary, has withdrawn in mid-life to research his enduring mentor Dante, creator of The Divine Comedy. On a walk in the forest of the Massif des Maures, in search of a church abandoned centuries ago, Chance loses his way – in a ‘dark wood’, as once experienced by Dante – while the night turns wild. In paperback and ePub.
The Southern coast of Cornwall is a very special place, with magic in the seaweed and a smile on every face.
Each pebble is a wish, and covered cleverly by the tide, there are caves in secret places, where the smugglers used to hide.
Meet Megan the singing Cornish Sea Piskie who lives at Polpeor Cove, right at the very tip of The Lizard Point as she and her friends hatch a plan to protect three rare chough eggs from some meanies.
Silk weaving in Afghanistan, bartering in Peshawar and snipers in Bosnia, Harriet Sandys reveals her remarkable travels. In paperback and hardback.
2019 marks the golden anniversary of the mass musical gatherings that saw the hippie generation at their 1969 zenith. Two events stand out, staged with days of each other that magical August: in the United States, there was Woodstock, and in the UK the Isle of Wight Festival of Music. Woodstock drew 400,000 fans and a quality bill that was a ‘Who’s Who’ of contemporary talent – all bar Bob Dylan – whom the organisers hoped to lure on the doorstep of his home.
Instead, Dylan opted to headline at the Isle of Wight, in front of close to 200,000 adoring fans.
In ‘Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969’ Bill Bradshaw, in association with Ray Foulk, celebrates the events of that summer 50 years on…and remembers how the Isle of Wight, off England’s southern coast, staged the huge coup of pulling off what was then the nation’s biggest festival.
It features almost 200 pages packed with first-hand accounts of the “Dylan” festival from organisers, performers and the fans who flocked to the event, bringing alive that gilded summer and exploring how it influenced both Dylan and the rock festival movement for generations to come.
It includes many photographs published for the first time, and a revealing foreword from Julie Felix.
‘There were people as far as the eye could see, it was surrealistic to just look out and not be able to see where the crowd ended. Dylan was waiting to go on outside his caravan and we talked for a long time. I consider that one of the little islands of memory I will always cherish.’ – Julie Felix, 1969 IoW Festival co-star.
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Bye-Bye Germs: Be a Handwashing Superhero! introduces Jess and her brother Joe who were playing with their toys when Jess felt a tickle in her throat.
The little tickle turned into a bigger tickle…
…and the bigger tickle turned into a giant cough and sneeze until Jess and Joe are both in bed poorly!
How can they stop the germs from spreading?
Join them on their journey as they learn that becoming a handwashing superhero will keep the naughty germs at bay!
In the wake of COVID-19, we are all aware of the importance of hand hygiene.
Medina Publishing has partnered with De Montfort University to publish a child-friendly book that includes fact boxes to explain the importance of hand-washing to help children, parents and carers understand the science behind the story.
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Captain William Shakespear was one of the first British officers to explore the Nejdi desert of the Arabian Peninsula. He provided London with valuable intelligence and cultivated a personal relationship with the Emir of Riyadh Ibn Sa’ud, laying the foundations for diplomatic relations with the emir, and later the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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In this memoir, Al-Baluchi candidly shares his experiences of family, student and working life, drawing out important lessons learned along the way. In both his own words and through testimonials from friends and colleagues, Al-Baluchi offers some unique personal insights, from the challenges of navigating a foreign work culture to the nurturing of lifelong global friendships.
The tumultuous story of the Romanovs and their enigmatic relationship with Britain is brought to life in Stephan Roman’s Isle and Empires, as he explores the misunderstandings, suspicions and alliances that created an uneasy partnership between two of the world’s most powerful Empires.