Category Archives: books

Publishing an ebook (Part 2)

Having got Flag Fen: a concise Archæoguide successfully published for Kindle (see Part 1) I wanted to get it published to other platforms as an epub file (and other formats). Not least, I wouldn’t be comfortable with Amazon having a monopoly … Continue reading

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Paul Hamilton, Kevin Eldon’s Prefect Cousin

I must admit to taking up Kevin Eldon’s My Prefect Cousin: a short biography of Paul Hamilton with some trepidation. Comedians often don’t make good authors – what’s funny in a stand-up routine, when written down, only takes up a … Continue reading

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Flag Fen: a Concise Archæoguide

Originally posted on Francis Pryor – In the Long Run:
And now for a big digression: I’m moving aside for a guest blogger, my niece Alice Smith, herself an active blogger on the theatre. She has just graduated from Leeds in…

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The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and Inept Guardian Competiton Question

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books winner will be announced on the 26th November. The shortlist is: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene; Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering … Continue reading

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How times have changed

Here’s the cover of a book for trades union bargainers, published in 1975.

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The Lazy Tour of Two Lazy Apprentices: a minor work by Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens

I sometimes have a problem with endnotes in books, as I have mentioned elsewhere. If I’m reading a book and there are footnotes, I am drawn to look at them, even though they interrupt the flow of the story and … Continue reading

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How Would You Define Hephaestus Books’ Interesting ‘Paradigm’?

I haven’t had an intemperate rant for quite a long time now, but I feel a series coming on, of which the first is: Whilst browsing through Amazon looking for books on a variety of subjects recently I have been … Continue reading

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