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Derek J Taylor


Derek Taylor

is a former


TV news


now historian,

and public speaker 


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Derek Taylor.

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"Taylor possesses that terrific journalistic zest that so often eludes academics, and knows how to tell a story."    

    - Oxford Today

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to speak

at your event, email derekjtaylorbooks@gmail.com

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Latest book


Fayke Newes

The Media vs the Mighty

from Henry VIII to Donald Trump


Published by The History Press


"A revealing and sometimes alarming

review of the age-old efforts by governments to muzzle the media"

                                        - Peter Snow

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"Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!" - Michael Crick, Channel 4 political correspondent on Fayke Newes 

in conversation

with Derek Taylor.

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  In Fayke Newes, historian and international journalist, Derek J Taylor tracks the long and sometimes bloody fight between journalists and governments.


  On a journey through the centuries, we criss-cross the Atlantic between Britain and America, during wars and in peacetime, and discover that neither side have always told the truth.  


   And, in our own time, when social media has put mass communication in the hands of anyone with a smart-phone - from a US President, to any crank, liar or foreign enemy - Taylor asks: What hope for the rest of us who just want to know what’s really going on?

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Magna Carta in 20 Places 

- Amazon #1 best seller!


New edition of

Who do the English think they are? 

in paperback

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