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Andrew Wilson - Author

About the Author

Andrew Wilson is the author of Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best biography. He has written for most of Britain's national newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. He lives in London.

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Featured books by Andrew Wilson

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. Shadow of the Titanic tells the extraordinary stories of some of those who survived. Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night, in effect a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking, SHADOW OF THE TITANIC will shed new light on this enduringly fascinating story by showing how the disaster continued to shape the lives of a cross-section of passengers who escaped the sinking ship.

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Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Shadow of the Titanic The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

In the early hours of 15 April 1912, after the majestic liner Titanic had split apart and the 1,500 men, women and children struggled to stay alive in the freezing Atlantic, the sea was alive with the sound of screaming. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, a deathly silence settled over the sea. Yet the echoes of that night reverberated through the lives of each of the 705 survivors. 

Other books by Andrew Wilson

Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron

Author: Andrew Wilson, Sara Matson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Published to accompany the first major Patrick Heron retrospective in two decades, this book will feature the best of Heron's paintings, from the 1940s to his late career, alongside thought-provoking text. Patrick Heron (1920-99) held a unique position in twentieth-century art. As one of the first British artists to embrace abstraction, he played a major role in the development of postwar art. Heron welcomed the eruption of American art in the 1950s and was strongly affected by his first encounters with abstract expressionism yet European artists such as Matisse, Bonnard and Braque remained a fundamental influence on his work. This dialogue was played out in paintings that pursued the ideal of an art as pure visual sensation. This illuminating publication will range from Heron's paintings of the 1940s to his late career, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract language and offering a unique opportunity to explore the extent of this modern master's sense of scale, colour and composition. Reflective analysis will introduce and explain Heron's visual strategies including themes on autonomy, formal equality, edge consciousness, scale and asymmetry. This unique approach allows Heron's practice to be reviewed from an entirely fresh perspective.

A Different Kind of Evil

A Different Kind of Evil

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

'A brilliant idea to turn a lady novelist into a sleuth . . . a fascinating blend of biography, intrigue and melodrama . . . Ingenious' EVENING STANDARD `Set on a luxury ocean liner and in an opulent hotel, this clever whodunit is a fitting tribute to Christie' -The Lady In January 1927 - and still recovering from the harrowing circumstances surrounding her disappearance a month earlier - Agatha Christie sets sail on an ocean liner bound for the Canary Islands. She has been sent there by the British Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of one of its agents, whose partly mummified body has been found in a cave. Early one morning, on the passage to Tenerife, Agatha witnesses a woman throw herself from the ship into the sea. At first, nobody connects the murder of the young man on Tenerife with the suicide of a mentally unstable heiress. Yet, soon after she checks into the glamorous Taoro Hotel situated in the lush Orotava Valley, Agatha uncovers a series of dark secrets. The famous writer has to use her novelist's talent for plotting to outwit an enemy who possesses a very different kind of evil. 'The queen of crime is the central character in this audacious mystery, which reinvents the story of her mysterious disappearance with thrilling results' GUARDIAN What readers are saying about Andrew Wilson's books: 'Wilson not only knows his subject but he deftly moves the tale away from mere literary ventriloquism and into darker territory. Great fun, too' Observer 'A crafty whodunit worthy of the queen of mystery herself . . . . Wilson does a superior job of balancing surprising plot developments with a sensitive portrayal of his lead's inner life' Publishers Weekly `The initial premise of the story is pure genius, and when the reader realises by the end of chapter one whose head they are inside, goose bumps are guaranteed to occur' Greg, Goodreads, 4 stars `A darkly twisting tale of murder and manipulation' Erin Britton, NetGalley, 4 stars

A Different Kind of Evil

A Different Kind of Evil

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

'A brilliant idea to turn a lady novelist into a sleuth . . . a fascinating blend of biography, intrigue and melodrama . . . Ingenious' EVENING STANDARD `Set on a luxury ocean liner and in an opulent hotel, this clever whodunit is a fitting tribute to Christie' -The Lady In January 1927 - and still recovering from the harrowing circumstances surrounding her disappearance a month earlier - Agatha Christie sets sail on an ocean liner bound for the Canary Islands. She has been sent there by the British Secret Intelligence Service to investigate the death of one of its agents, whose partly mummified body has been found in a cave. Early one morning, on the passage to Tenerife, Agatha witnesses a woman throw herself from the ship into the sea. At first, nobody connects the murder of the young man on Tenerife with the suicide of a mentally unstable heiress. Yet, soon after she checks into the glamorous Taoro Hotel situated in the lush Orotava Valley, Agatha uncovers a series of dark secrets. The famous writer has to use her novelist's talent for plotting to outwit an enemy who possesses a very different kind of evil. 'The queen of crime is the central character in this audacious mystery, which reinvents the story of her mysterious disappearance with thrilling results' GUARDIAN What readers are saying about Andrew Wilson's books: 'Wilson not only knows his subject but he deftly moves the tale away from mere literary ventriloquism and into darker territory. Great fun, too' Observer 'A crafty whodunit worthy of the queen of mystery herself . . . . Wilson does a superior job of balancing surprising plot developments with a sensitive portrayal of his lead's inner life' Publishers Weekly `The initial premise of the story is pure genius, and when the reader realises by the end of chapter one whose head they are inside, goose bumps are guaranteed to occur' Greg, Goodreads, 4 stars `A darkly twisting tale of murder and manipulation' Erin Britton, NetGalley, 4 stars

My Paperback Book

My Paperback Book

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2018

This book explores some of the forces that normally affects our well being but often times overlook as irrelevant. The writing is to the point, making it concise but presented with an enticing way to keep readers interested. It as a reality feel that bring readers to the point of being able to contrast there own opinions.

TALENT FOR MURDER

TALENT FOR MURDER

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2018

Znamenitaya pisatel'nica, avtor detektivov Agata Kristi perezhivaet slozhnyj period: ona poteryala mat' - blizkogo ej cheloveka, a muzh tem vremenem uvleksya drugoj zhenshchinoj i hochet ostavit' sem'yu. Novaya kniga ne pishetsya, odolevayut gor'kie mysli, i v ehtoj situacii viditsya tol'ko odin vyhod. Missis Kristi v otchayanii, ej kazhetsya, chto ona teryaet svyaz' s okruzhayushchim mirom. Ee ne pokidaet oshchushchenie nadvigayushchejsya opasnosti... Odnazhdy pisatel'nica spuskaetsya v londonskuyu podzemku, i ch'ya-to ruka podtalkivaet ee k krayu platformy. Posle ehtogo sluchaya Agata Kristi propadaet na odinnadcat' dnej... Ischeznovenie pisatel'nicy vyzvalo kolossal'nyj azhiotazh sredi ee sovremennikov. No gde ona byla i chto delala v ehto vremya, ostalos' tajnoj do sih por. Probel v biografii korolevy detektiva vospolnyaet blestyashchij roman britanskogo zhurnalista i pisatelya EHndryu Uilsona. Kniga, v kotoroj fakty perepletayutsya s vymyslom, sniskala vostorzhennye otzyvy chitatelej i kritikov. Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

The Principles of Philosophy

The Principles of Philosophy

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2018

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