Jonathan Green - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Green has worked as a teacher for the last thirteen years, four of those as a deputy head teacher. In that time he has also written numerous popular books for children - everything from Sonic the Hedgehog to Doctor Who - and science fiction and fantasy novels for adults. He is also the author of What Is Myrrh Anyway?

 

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Meanjin A-Z Fine Fiction 1980 to now

Meanjin A-Z Fine Fiction 1980 to now

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/2018

Serve No Master Journal

Serve No Master Journal

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Christmas Miscellany

Christmas Miscellany

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Discover the meaning of the season's traditions!Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? In this whimsical book, Jonathan Green tells you all about the fascinating stories behind our most beloved holiday traditions. Make yourself cozy by the fireplace, open up this fully illustrated treasure trove, and learn: Why we sing carols Why we burn Yule logs Why we hang stockings Why we kiss under the mistletoe Why we send greeting cards Why there are twelve days of Christmas And what is figgy pudding?Each chapter explores a different custom and its history: when and where it started, how it has changed over the centuries, and why we still love to recreate it today. You'll learn why holly and ivy are important symbols, who Good King Wenceslas was, and why we eat turkey for Christmas dinner. Additional fun facts and trivia are sprinkled throughout, accompanied by classic illustrations. This is the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for curious-minded friends and family this holiday season!

The Wicked Wizard of Oz

The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2017

The Wicked Wizard of Oz

The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2017

Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2

Pax Britannia: The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus Vol. 2

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2015

In his ongoing adventures in the services of the Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver - hero and dandy - is increasingly confronted with the darkness at the heart of Britannia. This worthy tome collects three tales of desperation: Evolution Expects: After more than 150 years as the supreme power on the planet, the British Empire has become stagnant and corrupt. The new Prime Minister, Devlin Valentine, promises change, but there are those who lack the patience for politics. With a dangerous vigilante stalking the streets, a monster on the loose in the East End and rival gangs fighting for control, there may be nothing Ulysses - trapped in the notorious Bedlam Hospital - can do to prevent a catastrophic metamorphosis! Blood Royal: With the city, and the Empire, reeling from the transformations of a month before, a twisted new religion rises from the devastation. In the meantime, in Europe, the spectre of war rears its ugly head; and rumours hint at monsters, things of myth, on both sides. Ulysses Quicksilver, fighting for peace and for reason - for civilisation itself - follows a path that leads him from the shattered streets of London to the icy wastes at the heart of a dark and bloody empire. Dark Side: Searching for his missing brother Barty, Ulysses heads to the British Lunar colonies. The trail leads him and his faithful butler into the path of unsolved murders, battling robots, shady millionaires and uncanny inventions. Stalled when he ends up on the wrong side of Lunar law and hunted by a mysterious eyepatch-wearing stranger, the dandy adventurer will uncover, in a secret base on the dark side of the moon, truths that will challenge everything he knew about Britannia...

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2015

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Author: Jonathan Green, Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2015

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Author: Jonathan Green, Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2015

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland

Author: Jonathan Green, Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2015

Game Over

Game Over

Author: Jonathan Green, James Wallis, Sarah Peploe, Jonathan Oliver Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2015

Christmas Explained Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts

Christmas Explained Robins, Kings and Brussel Sprouts

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

You Are The Hero

You Are The Hero

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2014

You Are The Hero

You Are The Hero

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2014

Scottish Miscellany Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave

Scottish Miscellany Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

With Scottish Miscellany, author Jonathan Green lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Scottish traditions and folklore, giving you the answers to questions you've always had--or never knew you had--and more as he covers all aspects of Scotland. From Scottish culture to the ancient history of the country to modern pastimes, this book has all that and more. Learn why the thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, how Scotch whisky is made, why the Scots celebrate Hogmanay, how to play the bagpipes, and much more. This delightful book is the perfect gift for anyone planning a visit to Scotland, with an interest in Scottish history, or a drop of Scottish blood. With 50 color illustrations. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess The Paths of Prophecy in Reformation Europe

The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess The Paths of Prophecy in Reformation Europe

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2014

Although nearly forgotten today, the prophetic writing of Wilhelm Friess was the most popular work of its kind in Germany in the second half of the 16th century. While the author Wilhelm Friess was a convenient fiction, his text had a long and remarkable history as it moved from the papal court in 14th-century Avignon, to Antwerp under Habsburg oppression, to Nuremberg as it was still reeling from Lutheran failures in the Schmalkaldic War, and then back to Antwerp at the outbreak of the Dutch revolt. Dutch scholars have recognised that Frans Fraet was executed for printing a prognostication by Willem de Vriese, but this prognostication was thought to be lost. A few scholars of 16th-century German apocalypticism have briefly noted the prophecies of Wilhelm Friess but have not studied them in depth. The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess is the first to connect de Vriese and Friess, as well as recognise the prophecy of Wilhelm Friess as an adaptation of a French version of the Vademecum of Johannes de Rupescissa, making these pamphlets by far the most widespread source for Rupescissa's apocalyptic thought in Reformation Germany. The book explains the connection between the first and second prophecies of Wilhelm Friess and discovers the Calvinist context of the second prophecy and its connection to Johann Fischart, one of the most important German writers of the time. Jonathan Green provides a study of how textual history interacts with print history in early modern pamphlets and proposes a model of how early modern prophecies were created and transmitted. The Strange and Terrible Visions of Wilhelm Friess makes important contributions to the study of early modern German and Dutch literature, apocalypticism and confessionalisation during the Reformation, and the history of printing in the 16th century.

The year my politics broke

The year my politics broke

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Time's Arrow 3

Time's Arrow 3

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2012

Ulysses Quicksilver: agent of the throne, dandy and hero. Heart-broken, battered, mutilated and shot, he's been driven backwards and forwards in time, and his latest adventure is taking him across Steampunk Paris...Time's Arrow: White Noise concludes this exciting experiment in which readers were invited to decide the course of the story!In the tradition of Charles Dickens himself, Abaddon Books has published Time's Arrow in three ebook instalments. At the end of parts one and two, readers were able to vote on how the adventure progressed via the Abaddon Books website at www.abaddonbooks.com. The entire text will be published in a paperback edition this autumn. This is the third and final book, Time's Arrow: White Noise, in which the city of Paris faces destruction, and our hero is faced with a deadly dilemma. But is Cadence Bettencourt to be trusted or not? Is she the friend she appears to be, or does she have a hidden agenda in offering to help our hero?

Time's Arrow 2

Time's Arrow 2

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2012

Ulysses Quicksilver: agent of the throne, dandy and hero. Heart-broken, battered, mutilated and shot, he's been driven backwards and forwards in time, and his latest adventure is taking him across Steampunk Paris...Time's Arrow: Black Swan continues to offer readers a unique opportunity - to decide the course of this latest Pax Britannia adventure will take in the next part!In the tradition of Charles Dickens himself, Abaddon Books will be publishing Time's Arrow in three ebook instalments. At the end of parts one and two readers will be able to vote on how the adventure progresses via the Abaddon Books website at www.abaddonbooks.com. The entire text will then be published in a paperback edition. This is book two, Time's Arrow: Black Swan, In which our hero - wanted by the French Police for murder - battles his way across Paris, from the Louvre to Notre Dame, in order to prove his innocence. But does Ulysses try to contact Department Q for help or does he go in search of the mysterious M. Lumiere? And who else will come to his aid in his hour of need?

Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection

Ulysses Quicksilver Short Story Collection

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2011

Dandy, detective and adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver tackles the enemies of the crown in this thrilling collection of three complete short stories drawn from the steampunk Pax Britannia Ulysses Quicksilver novels.In 'Fruiting Bodies' a gruesome death leads Ulysses and his manservant Nimrod to the glasshouses of Kew, bringing them face to face with the horrors lurking within. A Hallowe'en seance leads our intrepid duo into a close encounter with the world beyond in 'Vanishing Point', whilst in 'White Rabbit' Ulysses journeys into a world of madness and murder, meeting some sinisterly familiar characters along the way.This collection is the perfect starting point for readers new to the exciting world of Pax Britannia!'Fruiting Bodies' was first published in the novel 'El Sombra', 'Vanishing Point' was first published in the novel 'Leviathan Rising' and 'White Rabbit' was first published in the novel 'Blood Royal'.

Time's Arrow 1

Time's Arrow 1

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2011

Ulysses Quicksilver: agent of the throne, dandy and hero. Heart-broken, battered, mutilated and shot, he's been driven backwards and forwards in time... but appearing in the middle of a crime scene is never the best way to start your visit to Paris...Time's Arrow offers the reader a unique opportunity - to decide the course of this latest Pax Britannia adventure!In the tradition of Charles Dickens himself, Abaddon Books will be publishing Time's Arrow in three ebook instalments. At the end of parts one and two readers will be able to vote on how the adventure progresses via the Abaddon Books website at www.abaddonbooks.com. The entire text will then be published in a paperback edition in 2012.Don't miss out on the chance to become a part of publishing history.

Some Issues in the Teaching of Vocabulary

Some Issues in the Teaching of Vocabulary

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2011

Murder in the High Himalaya Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet

Murder in the High Himalaya Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2011

On September 30, 2006, gunfire echoed through thin air on Cho Oyu Mountain. Climbers preparing to summit watched in horror as Chinese guards fired at a group of Tibetans en route to India, executing Kelsang Namtso- a seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun trying to escape religious persecution- in cold blood. The climbers had caught undeniable proof of the violent oppression Tibetans face in China on tape. Would they reveal what they had seen and captured on film, and likely lose the chance to climb in China again, or remain silent? In this affecting portrait of modern Tibet, adventure reporter Jonathan Green introduces us to the disparate band of seekers and survivors who converged at the rooftop of the world on this fateful morning, as he seeks an answer for this woman's life.

Anno Frankenstein

Anno Frankenstein

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Scottish Miscellany Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave

Scottish Miscellany Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Scotland the Brave

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2010

With Scottish Miscellany, author Jonathan Green lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Scottish traditions and folklore, giving you the answers to questions you've always had--or never knew you had--and more as he covers all aspects of Scotland. From Scottish culture to the ancient history of the country to modern pastimes, this book has all that and more. Learn why the thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, how Scotch whisky is made, why the Scots celebrate Hogmanay, how to play the bagpipes, and much more. This delightful book is the perfect gift for anyone planning a visit to Scotland, with an interest in Scottish history, or a drop of Scottish blood.

Murder in the High Himalaya

Murder in the High Himalaya

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

An intrepid journalist's investigation of cold-blooded murder in Chinese-occupied Tibet leads him deep within a lawless world in the land of the snows. In August 2006, two young Tibetan women left their hillside village in Biru County to make their way to Dharamsala, India. Frustrated by their inability to practice the tenets of Buddhism or Tibetan culture under oppressive Chinese rule, best friends Dolma and Kelsang were determined to secure their right to freedom-and sought comfort in the fact that they might seek counsel with their exiled spiritual leader, his Holiness the Dalai Lhama. Through a secretive underground network of Tibetan guides, the two friends, along with four dozen other refugees, embarked on a perilous journey that would lead them to Nepal along a dangerous former trade route: the Nangpa La Path, through Cho Oyu Mountain. On September 30, 2006, after weeks of harrowing travel, as they were nearing the border of Nepal, the band of refugees was fired at by the Chinese Army Guards. Kelsang, sick, frost-bitten, and delirious in the high altitude, was struck by a bullet from behind. Her death was not unusual in its circumstance; Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. What was unusual on this freezing September morning was that a gaggle of Western climbers, stationed on Cho Oyu's advance base camp, had silently witnessed the event. One of them was Louis Benitez-a fearless Colorado mountain guide who led Himalayan trips for wealthy western thrill seekers. Another was Sergui Matei, a Romanian hiker, who captured Kelsang's murder on video. Both men had a choice: to preserve their climbing careers and turn a blind eye, or to alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet. In Murder in the High Himalayas, adventure reporter Jonathan Green investigates the clash of cultures at the rooftop of the world. As he gains entrance to a fascinating network of Tibetan guides and safe-houses operating in the name of freedom, investigates the tradition of extreme mountaineering in Chinese-occupied Tibet, and establishes contact with surviving refugees (including Dolma), he offers a rare, affecting portrait of modern Tibet and raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths to which we go to achieve freedom.

Murder in the High Himalaya

Murder in the High Himalaya

Author: Jonathan Green Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2010

On September 30, 2006 gunfire echoed through the thin air near Advance Base Camp on Cho Oyu Mountain. Frequented by thousands of climbers each year, Cho Oyu lies nineteen miles east of Mt. Everest on the border between Tibet and Nepal. To the elite mountaineering community, it offers a straightforward summita warm-up climb to her formidable sister. To Tibetans, Cho Oyu promises a gateway to freedom through a secret glacial path: the Nangpa La.Murder in the High Himalaya is the unforgettable account of the brutal killing of Kelsang Namtsoa seventeen-year-old Tibetan nun fleeing to Indiaby Chinese border guards. Witnessed by dozens of Western climbers, Kelsangs death sparked an international debate over Chinas savage oppression of Tibet. Adventure reporter Jonathan Green has gained rare entrance into this shadow-land at the rooftop of the world. In his affecting portrait of modern Tibet, Green raises enduring questions about morality and the lengths we go to achieve freedom.

A Practical Compendium of the Diseases of the Skin

A Practical Compendium of the Diseases of the Skin

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2008

A Practical Compendium of the Diseases of the Skin

A Practical Compendium of the Diseases of the Skin

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2008

What is Myrrh Anyway? Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas

What is Myrrh Anyway? Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

This is a hugely enjoyable, festive excursion through the history, science, music, culture and traditions of everyone's favourite winter holiday.Why is Christmas celebrated on 25 December? Why is turkey the traditional festive meat? Why are stockings hung up on Christmas Eve? What is figgy pudding? Who were the three kings? And did Coca-Cola really invent Father Christmas as we're all told?Just like the perfect Christmas stocking, What is Myrrh Anyway? contains all manner of delightful surprises and delicious morsels of information. Jonathan Green uncovers the truth behind such familiar festive traditions as carol-singing and cards, and demystifies the origins of Christmas.If you've ever wondered how to cook the perfect roast turkey, what mince pies should really taste like, or why you are forced to endure the cross-dressing antics of a traditional pantomime every year, then simply open this Christmas cracker of a book and discover the answers to all those questions you've been too afraid - or embarrassed - to ask.

Encyclopedia of Censorship

Encyclopedia of Censorship

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2005

Although censorship may seem like a thing of the past, current controversies over books, movies, and websites prove it to be a very timely and critical issue. Fully updated and Revised with more than 50 percent new material, Encyclopedia of Censorship, New Edition presents a full range of information about the history and evolution of censorship and its role in society today. Covering all forms of expression from the past to the present, from the office of the censor in ancient Rome to the Internet in the computer age, this completely current reference examines every facet of this complex subject. With an easy-to-use A-to-Z format perfect for high school and college students as well as anyone with an interest in censorship and its politics, Encyclopedia of Censorship, New Edition brings this important topic up to date through the new millennium.

In-patient Child Psychiatry Modern Practice, Research and the Future

In-patient Child Psychiatry Modern Practice, Research and the Future

Author: Jonathan Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/09/1998

Essential Reading for clinicians, managers and researchers in child psychiatry, this authoritative book provides accessible coverage of essential theory as well as clear practical guidance to inpatient child psychiatric treatment. This method of treatment has fallen out of fashion in recent years in favour of community-based care, but remains a useful setting for treating more seriously ill patients. Bringing together contributions from across the profession, this book covers the 'state-of-the-art' in current clinical treatment, and sets a bold new agenda for the future, arguing that inpatient child psychiatric units retain great potential for creative, effective, relevant treatment.

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