New Books published in November
Posted on 2014/11/06 , tagged as Antiques Almanac, Antiques Magpie, Ask John, Burglar Caught by A Skeleton, Camden School for Girls, Charm of Magpies, Do You Still Think You're Clever, Geoff Hurst's 50 Greatest Footballers, John Farndon, Sciku, Ternion Set, marc allum, mark forsyth
Just look at all these books we published this month!
How do you poison someone without the police finding out? Which way is the earth spinning? Instead of politicians, why don’t we let the managers of IKEA run the country? And most importantly, Do You STILL Think You’re Clever? From the ever-curious mind that brought you the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever? comes a brand-new trip into the far reaches of the intellectual universe, courtesy of even more notoriously provocative Oxbridge interview questions.
In Geoff Hurst’s 50 Greatest Footballers, we have the perfect stocking filler. Sir Geoff Hurst, from his vantage point as a true national hero and international football ambassador – and still the only man ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final – risks controversy as he narrows down football’s finest to a select 50 in this brilliant new book
Allum’s Antiques Almanac 2015 is the first annual compendium of stories and facts from the world of art and antiques, by BBC Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum. Find out, amongst other things, what Lee Harvey Oswald’s wedding ring sold for – and what he paid for it, why someone was prepared to pay over £3 million for the miniature effigy of a dashing bodyguard. But that’s not all from Marc Allum this month: The Antiques Magpie, a compendium of absorbing history, stories and facts from the world of antiques, is now in paperback!
Ask John is no-nonsense business advice from John Timpson, Chairman of the eponymous high street chain, from his much-admired Daily Telegraph column. From why low cost will never be a real substitute for proper customer service to the etiquette of employing interns, John’s honest, common-sense business advice should be required reading for anyone running a business – whatever the size. Ask John is available in paperback for the special price of £9.99 from The Daily Telegraph.
Sciku: The Wonder of Science – in Haiku! Written by Students of the Camden School for Girls. Sciku brings together more than 400 revealing, poignant, witty haiku on scientific subjects. These poems show that science may have given us the atom bomb, the laptop and the artificial heart but that it remains elegiac, enigmatic and often mind-bogglingly beautiful. Find them on Twitter @Scikugirls.
A Burglar Caught by A Skeleton by Jeremy Clay is new in paperback. HOLIDAYMAKER FIGHTS OFF AFRICAN LION IN WELSH HOTEL ROOM and other extraordinary, bizarre and often morbidly funny stories from the depths of the Victorian press. This is the perfect stocking filler for the morbidly inclined.
And don’t forget the two boxsets: Mark Forsyth’s Ternion Set, a beautiful box set containing The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence in hardback. Finally, there’s A Charm of Magpies, give the gift of the Magpie with this beautiful collection of three fascinating miscellanies. Containing, The Science Magpie, The Nature Magpie and The Antiques Magpie.
All books available in all good bookshops and as an eBook. Head over to @iconbooks to see how you can win our new titles!