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Derek J Taylor

Author, historian and journalist


'A Horse

in the Bathroom'

now an audio book!

   Derek Taylor

is a former international television news correspondent,

now historian,

author and




Ever thought you'd like to do up

an old wreck?

Convert that derelict barn?

Knock down a few walls

and turn a ruin into a home?


Yes? Well, before you shell out any money,

read Derek's first book:

'A Horse in the Bathroom'.


He and Maggie set about

converting an old stables

and hit every imaginable problem.

In the end they triumphed.


A Horse in the Bathroom is heart-warming, funny, and essential reading for all would-be home-builders.

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'A Horse in the Bathroom'    

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'I enjoyed this. It's full of fascinating characters and surprises, and has got great style.'

-Martin Jarvis,

       Radio 4 book narrator

  'A Horse in the Bathroom' is now available from the world's biggest audio book publisher audible.co.uk:  



  It's narrated by David Rintoul, whom you may remember as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as Dr Finlay and other regular TV drama roles.

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 Magna Carta in 20 Places by Derek J Taylor will be published by The History Press on May 5th 2015.


  This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of Magna Carta in a unique and entertaining way, through twenty places associated with the Great Charter's birth and extraordinary later history.


  The book takes us on an exotic journey through the palaces and villages of England, the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today. The characters who gave birth to Magna Carta, and in later centuries were inspired by it in their often bitter struggles for liberty and justice, are brought to life at the places where they lived, fought and died.


  And in the final chapters the author tries to answer one of the great mysteries about the Charter: why have the twenty-first century citizens of America adopted this 800 year old English document as their own symbol of freedom under the law?


  Magna Carta in 20 Places has a light touch, a direct style, and is entertaining as well as informative.


 Click here for the full historic journey



UK's biggest history publisher in deal for Magna Carta book


  Mark Beynon, the Commisioning Editor of The History Press, which publishes 500 specialist and popular history books a year, described Magna Carta in 20 Places as 'unique' and 'far and away the most interesting book' he'd seen on the Great Charter.


  The History Press will publish Derek's book in May 2015

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His latest book

Magna Carta

in 20 Places 

will be published

in May 2015

one month before

the 800th anniversary

of the Great Charter

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