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.
to find out more about
'A Horse in the Bathroom.'
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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
in 20 Places
will be published
in May 2015
one month before
the 800th anniversary
of the Great Charter