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Andrew Martin - Author

About the Author

Andrew Martin is a journalist and novelist. His critically praised 'Jim Stringer' series began with The Necropolis Railway in 2002. The following titles in the series, Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line, were shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award and, in 2008, Andrew Martin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. The Somme Stations won the 2011 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award.

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Featured books by Andrew Martin

Flight By Elephant The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue

Flight By Elephant The Untold Story of World War II's Most Daring Jungle Rescue

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission. In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell - a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma - with the aid of twenty elephants. At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the 'green hell' of the Chaukan Pass on the border of North Burma and Assam. Here, Mackrell and a team of elephant riders rescued Indian army soldiers, British civilians and their Indian servants, from the pursuing Japanese, directing the elephants through raging rivers, and territory infested with sand flies, mosquitoes and innumerable leeches. Those he saved were all on the point of death from starvation or fever: that summer was spent in a fight against time. Now in Andrew Martin's hands this tale of heroics is given the shape of a suspenseful adventure, a wartime rescue whose facts are the stuff of fiction. 'Flight By Elephant' is a gripping chronicle of war and survival, starring everyone's favourite animal - the powerful, exotic and hugely loveable elephant.

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Other books by Andrew Martin

The Baghdad Railway Club

The Baghdad Railway Club

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

Baghdad 1917. Captain Jim Stringer, invalided from the Western Front, has been dispatched to investigate what looks like a nasty case of treason. He arrives to find a city on the point of insurrection, his cover apparently blown - and his only contact lying dead with flies in his eyes. As Baghdad swelters in a particularly torrid summer, the heat alone threatens the lives of the British soldiers who occupy the city. The recently ejected Turks are still a danger - and many of the local Arabs are none too friendly either. For Jim, who is not particularly good in warm weather, the situation grows pricklier by the day. Aside from his investigation, he is working on the railways around the city. His boss is the charming, enigmatic Lieutenant-Colonel Shepherd, who presides over the gracious dining society called The Baghdad Railway Club - and who may or may not be a Turkish agent. Jim's search for the truth brings him up against murderous violence in a heat-dazed, labyrinthine city where an enemy awaits around every corner.

Underground, Overground A Passenger's History of the Tube

Underground, Overground A Passenger's History of the Tube

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2013

Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure. Blending reportage, humour and personal encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a wonderfully engaging social history of London's underground railway system (which despite its name, is in fact fifty-five per cent overground). Underground, Overground is a highly enjoyable, witty and informative history of everything you need to know about the Tube.

How To Motivate Your Child For School

How To Motivate Your Child For School

Author: Andrew Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

A positive, practical guide for parents who want to help their children be the best they can be at school - and beyond.Do you worry that your child has no interest in schoolwork? Is your child reluctant to do homework? Do you worry about your sons struggling at school while girls are enthusiastic achievers?Do you want to help your child manage their study load better so they leave time for sporting activities and simple fun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL AND BEYOND has all the answers and more. A positive, practical guide to helping children be the best they can be, it offers achievable solutions for parents who want their children to do well at school - and enjoy the process. New research shows the difference between children who are enthusiastic achievers and those who struggle isn't simply the makeup of the child. Packed with authoritative information and hands on strategies for parents and teachers, HOW TO MOTIVATE YOUR CHILD is a must-have for parents and professionals who work with families and children. Andrew Martin won the prestigious American Psychological Association's international award for his innovative work on what makes children achieve - and happy - at school. In this book he reveals the secrets that will stop arguments over homework and worries about your child's achievements at school and university forever.

How To Help Your Child Fly Through Life

How To Help Your Child Fly Through Life

Author: Andrew Martin Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

Childcare? Exams? Coaching? Make the right decisions with this commonsense guide packed with balanced, positive and practical advice on 20 of the biggest issues facing parents and their children.Are you agonising over whether to put your child in childcare? Do you wonder whether your child will be ready for school? What's the best way to help your child survive the pressures of big exams? Should students have a gap year before making any decisions about their future? Andrew Martin's new book answers all these questions - and more. Based on fifteen years of studies and evidence, Martin weighs up the pros and cons and gives you balanced, positive and practical advice on 20 of the biggest issues facing parents and their children. With commonsense and a sense of humour, HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD FLY THROUGH LIFE will help you make the most important decisions for your children including: * Childcare and pre-school * Preparing your child for school * Selective, single sex and co-ed schooling * Coaching, tutoring and homework * Helping children deal with challenge and pressure * Choosing school subjects * Extra-curricular activities, including part-time work and sport * Preparing your child for big exams and assessments * Choosing a career * Having a gap year. If you want the best for your children from cradle to graduation, arm yourself with everything you need to know to help your children be the best - and happiest - they can be.

The Somme Stations

The Somme Stations

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2012

On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival - even before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit had been found dead. During the stand-off that follows, Jim and his comrades must operate by night the vitally important trains carrying munitions to the Front, through a ghostly landscape of shattered trees where high explosive and shrapnel shells rain down. Close co-operation and trust are vital. Yet proof piles up of an enemy within, and as a ferocious military policeman pursues his investigation into the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim himself . . .

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review

Andrew Martin Interior Design Review

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2010

The 'Andrew Martin Interior Design Review' provides a showcase for entrants to the prestigious Andrew Martin Award for International Interior Designer of the Year.

Building Classroom Success Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure

Building Classroom Success Eliminating Academic Fear and Failure

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

This book examines the ways in which students respond to academic failure and provides practical strategies that educators can put in place to build classroom confidence and success. School has the potential to be a major source of personal and academic fulfillment. However, the reality is that fear and failure pervade many students' academic lives. Rather than respond to academic fear and failure in constructive and courageous ways, many students engage in self-defeating, avoidant, and helpless behaviors. This book examines the counterproductive strategies students use in response to their fear and failure. Also examined are the successful practices educators can put in place to eliminate fear and failure in the classroom and help students respond to their problematic behaviors in more positive and productive ways. In doing so, educators lay the foundations for building classroom success.

How to Get Things Really Flat

How to Get Things Really Flat

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

How to Get Things Really Flat will amuse and instruct any slobbish man, forced at gunpoint to read it...Martin is surprisingly well qualified to write a guide to housework for men. Not only is he a man himself, but he does a lot about the house. On purely humanitarian grounds he recently took over some of the ironing from his wife; he then branched out into bath-cleaning, fairly regular vacuuming, and washing up after dinner (when he wasn't going out). For the purposes of this book, Martin has interviewed many experts, and can thus provide answers to such burning questions as: 'Do I Need to Bother about the Controls on the Iron?' and 'Is Dust Actually Dangerous?' The result is a genuinely enlightening read, combining practical housework advice with touching recollections from the author's Yorkshire childhood and hilarious scenes from the daily sit-com of family life.

Cambridge Studies in French The Knowledge of Ignorance: From Genesis to Jules Verne

Cambridge Studies in French The Knowledge of Ignorance: From Genesis to Jules Verne

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

This highly original study is concerned with the theory of knowledge. It approaches the subject in a new way by exploring the recurrent paradox which equates pure ignorance with perfect knowledge, twin ideals free from the impurities and imperfections of discourse. The author combines the techniques of literary criticism and intellectual history in order to examine the literary, philosophical, theological, and political ramifications of this anxiety about, and ambition to transcend, the limits of the text. Dr Martin begins by tracing a network of interlocking motifs and images - beginning and end, nescience and omniscience, genesis and renascence, savagery and civilization - across a broad spectrum of texts from the Book of Genesis through the Renaissance (in particular the works of Nicholas of Cusa and Erasmus) to Rousseau. The central section of the book translates these temporal oppositions into the spatial antithesis of East and West in the Orientalism of Hugo, Napoleon and Chateaubriand. A final chapter draws together these apparently disparate themes in a consideration of the dichotomy of science and literature in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires.

Death on a Branch Line

Death on a Branch Line

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

It's the sweltering summer of 1911, and one Friday evening a young aristocrat arrives into the custody of detective Jim Stringer, a man recently found guilty of murdering his father in the sleepy village of Adenwold. He warns Jim of another murder likely to happen in the same village - that of his brother, a reclusive intellectual. When Jim and his wife Lydia arrive at Adenwold they encounter a host of likely suspects and the intended victim, and suddenly Jim has one weekend in which to stop a murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions...

Murder at Deviation Junction

Murder at Deviation Junction

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

A train hits a snow drift in the frozen Cleveland Hills. In the process of clearing the line a body is discovered, and so begins a dangerous case for struggling Edwardian railway detective, Jim Stringer. Jim's new investigation takes him to the mighty blast furnaces of Ironopolis, to Fleet Street in the company of a cynical reporter from The Railway Rover, and to a nightmarish spot in the Highlands. Jim's faltering career in the railway police hangs on whether he can solve the murder - but before long the pursuer becomes the pursued, and Jim finds himself fighting not just for his job, but for his very life as well.

Low Fat Christianity

Low Fat Christianity

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2007

The author uses the principles of engineering mechanics to deduce why the universe was created, what the mission of Christ was all about, how redemption works and to debunk some parts of Christianity. The work includes a proof that creationism is self contradictory, therefore false.

Murder at Deviation Junction

Murder at Deviation Junction

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

A train hits a snow drift in the frozen Cleveland Hills. In the process of clearing the line a body is discovered, and so begins a dangerous case for struggling Edwardian railway detective, Jim Stringer. Jim's new investigation takes him to the mighty blast furnaces of Ironopolis, to Fleet Street in the company of a cynical reporter from The Railway Rover, and to a nightmarish spot in the Highlands. Jim's faltering career in the railway police hangs on whether he can solve the murder - but before long the pursuer becomes the pursued, and Jim finds himself fighting not just for his job, but for his very life as well.

The Lost Luggage Porter

The Lost Luggage Porter

Author: Andrew Martin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

York, Winter, 1906 - two brothers have been shot to death. Meanwhile, Jim Stringer meets the Lost Luggage Porter, humblest among the employees of the North Eastern Railway company. He tells Jim a tale which leads him to the roughest part of town, a place where the police constables always walk in twos. Jim is off on the trail of pickpockets, 'station loungers' and other small fry of the York underworld. But then in a tiny, one-room pub with a badly smoking fire he enters the orbit of a dangerous, disturbed villain who is playing for much higher stakes . . .

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