Stealing Dylan from Woodstock
For a time, the Isle of Wight Festivals transformed a sleepy English island into the rock‘n’roll capital of the world. What started in 1968 as a parochial one-nighter in a stubble field to raise funds for a local swimming pool, a year later ballooned into a massive outdoor gathering. Numbers sky-rocketed as devotees flocked to the Island from mainland Britain, Europe, the Americas and as far away as Australia, to pay homage to rock’s poet laureate, Bob Dylan.
This intriguing odyssey, set on the edges of time, encompasses biography, memoir, detective story, travelogue and history to tell a remarkable tale of East-West connections and a mysterious love.
“One of the most remarkable books I have ever read” A N Wilson
Spirit of the Wind
Spirit of the Wind is the result of an intrepid pilgrimage to discover the essence of the mysterious herds of feral horses in the Namib desert.
In 2014 Miona Janeke spent many months following the elusive horses in an attempt to capture on camera their unfettered wild spirit, and the bleak beauty of their inhospitable habitat. That she has succeeded is evident in these stunning photographs.
“An immensely enjoyable and instructive journey.” Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE
“… it is no surprise to find this excellent book packed with interesting and colourful stories. I recommend it to everyone who loves the sport.” Lady Cecil
“In telling the story of our racecourses, Roy Gill perfectly highlights the agony and the ecstasy of the world of racing.” Bob Champion MBE
Discovering Islamic Art
For the first time a door has been opened to invite younger children to enter the world of Islamic art – and what a world it is: one of beauty and inventiveness, spiritual depth and exquisite artistry. Every page is generously illustrated and with each topic is an activity sheet to encourage further engagement. This will not only appeal to young readers, but is also designed with parents and teachers in mind.