There has been a wonderful raft of new publications on what is proving to be a super Thursday for PFD.
Six books are all being published on this day spanning a variety of genres, publishers and readers to give us a bumper Thursday of brilliant new titles in the opening of what looks to be a fantastic summer…
Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner – explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.
This nail-biting true crime story of the brutal murder of Reverend George Parker in the quiet village of Oddingley provides a fascinating glimpse into rural English life at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Now out in paperback, Damn His Blood is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life.
The second Blackstone Six thriller is out now – Steve Range believes his friend Randy is a corpse in a desert grave – until he reappears in an Al Qaeda video, spitting extremist hate and challenging Range and Blackstone Six to a desert battle that will settle a vicious blood feud.
Out now in paperback for the first time, Spitalfields Life has drawn comparisons to the work of Pepys, Mayhew and Dickens. Everything you seek in London can be found here – street life, street art, markets, diverse food, immigrant culture, ancient houses and history, pageants and parades, rituals and customs, traditional trades and old family businesses.
Fourteen titles by masterful thriller writer Hammond Innes have been reissued as Vintage Classics this week to celebrate the author’s Centenary, with introductions from the likes of Andy McNab and Stella Rimington. BBC Radio 4 will be reviewing The Lonely Skier and The Wreck of the Mary Deare by Hammond Innes on ‘Saturday Review’ on 8th June.