Derek J Taylor
Author, historian 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 in 20 Places explains how a largely technical medieval document has become an inspiration to those who’ve struggled over centuries to win freedom and justice in the face of tyranny.
The story is told through 20 places associated with the Great Charter's birth and later history. It's 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 story of Magna Carta has sometimes been misinterpreted. The notion that King John was an unredeemed tyrant, the barons champions of civil liberty, and the 1215 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?
Magna Carta in 20 Places has a light touch, a direct style, is entertaining as well as informative, and always maintains strict historical accuracy.
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
in 20 Places
will be published
in May 2015
to coincide with
the 800th anniversary
of the Great Charter