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Martin Baker read law at Brasenose College, Oxford, and qualified as a solicitor in the City before entering journalism. He currently writes for the Daily Telegraph and the Independent on Sunday and has worked previously for The Times, the Independent and Sunday Business and written columns for the Sunday Telegraph and the Observer. He was editor-in-chief of the now defunct online site, the street.co.uk and was the personal investment editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris for seven years. He has won an number of awards for journalism, including the Citicorp Grand Award for Excellence.
He lives in London, surrounded by many children, and is married to City fund manager Nicola Horlick.
January 2008 Debut of the Month.A slick fast paced financial thriller from a journalist turned novelist. Samuel Spendlove is a brilliant but bored academic lured into the world of high finance by a controlling media mogul in the mood for revenge. However, all is not as it seems and he has stumbled into something a lot larger and more dangerous (but a lot more exciting than academia!). The characters are colourful the plot increasingly byzantine but all in all a highly distracting read. We believe its part of a 3 book series so we look forward to the next two!
From 1923 onwards, until overtaken by the onset of colour photography, the Radio Times commissioned and reproduced work by some of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century -- wood engravings, scraperboard, line drawing and watercolour. Amongst the more well-known names in the list of over 150 artists are those of Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake, Val Biro, David Gentleman, Charles Keeping, Paul Nash, W Heath Robinson, Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle and C F Tunnicliffe. This book, by Martin Baker, himself one of the select band of artists, will include a section on the History of the Radio Times and its patronage of fine illustrators; the reminiscences of an art student in the l930s and of an art teacher in the sixties, with almost 100 reproductions of some of the well-remembered illustrations.
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