Derek J Taylor
Author and journalist
in the Bathroom'
now an audio book!
is a former international television news correspondent,
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.
'A Horse in the Bathroom'
'I enjoyed this. It's full of fascinating characters and surprises, and has got great style.'
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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'A Horse in the Bathroom.'
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Magna Carta: twenty places that made the myth is an extraordinary journey from the palaces and villages of England, through the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today.
Along the way, the book tells how the popular notion that King John was an unredeemed tyrant, the barons champions of civil liberty, and Magna Carta the foundation of democracy and universal freedom, is a myth. The true story is much more intriguing than a simple fiction of good defeating evil. And the author tries to answer one of the great mysteries about the Charter: why today is it much more enthusiastically revered in America than it is in the country of its origin?
But Myths can be powerful. And the account of how this largely technical medieval document became an inspiration to those who’ve struggled over centuries to win democracy and freedom under the law, reveals a great deal about our need for symbols and our inclination to believe what we want to believe.
Magna Carta: twenty places that made the myth has a light touch, a direct style, is entertaining as well as informative, and always maintains strict historical accuracy.
Click here to read an extract
His latest book,
that Made the Myth
will be published
in May 2015
to coincide with the 800th anniversary
of the Great Charter
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: Twenty Places that Made the Myth 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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