Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

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.

Author photo © Johnny Ring

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.

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

Agathas Auftrag

Agathas Auftrag

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2018

Januar 1927. Die beruhmte Krimiautorin Agatha Christie begibt sich auf eine Schifffahrt nach Teneriffa - scheinbar, um sich von dem Skandal um ihr geheimnisvolles Verschwinden zu erholen. Was niemand wei: Sie reist im Auftrag der Krone und soll den Mord an einem Geheimagenten aufklaren. Doch bereits auf dem Schiff wird Agatha Zeugin eines weiteren Todesfalls. Es dauert nicht lange, bis der Queen of Crime klar wird, dass zwischen beiden Ereignissen ein Zusammenhang besteht, und bald kommt sie einigen dunklen Geheimnissen auf die Spur. Die grote Krimiautorin aller Zeiten sieht sich mit dem schwierigsten Ratsel ihrer Karriere konfrontiert, denn nichts ist, wie es scheint, und das Bose hat viele Gesichter ...

The 340B Program Handbook Integrating 340B into the Health-System Pharmacy Supply Chain

The 340B Program Handbook Integrating 340B into the Health-System Pharmacy Supply Chain

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2018

The 340B Drug Program Handbook is the comprehensive guide for pharmacy leaders, hospital administrators, legal counsel, and pharmacy managers. Developed by Andrew L. Wilson, PharmD, FASHP, this practical, clear-cut reference provides the most up-to-date information needed to implement and keep a high-performing program running well, including: * Complying with 340B requirements * Maintaining technical supply chain efficiency * Meeting effectiveness goals * Achieving heath-system financial objectives

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: 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

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

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

A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

`I wouldn't scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.' Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf. '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 'The queen of crime is the central character in this audacious mystery, which reinvents the story of her mysterious disappearance with thrilling results' Guardian 'A thoroughly clever entertainment and a fitting homage to the great author, but it has a chilling melancholy all its own' The Tablet What readers are saying about A Talent for Murder: `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 `This is a must-read for crime fiction fans, and Agatha Christie fans especially who will discover a new side to the Queen of Crime herself!' Vincent, Goodreads, 5 stars `I enjoy Agatha Christie and this book did not disappoint. I devoured this book in two days' Annie, Goodreads, 4 stars `Great mystery and action novel featuring Agatha Christie as you've never seen her before. Part biography/part thrill ride this is one novel I didn't want to end' Nikkia Neil, NetGalley, 5 stars `An intriguing homage that stirs the imagination of the amateur sleuth in all of us ... A Talent for Murder is one novel that definitely deserves attention and praise' Elspeth G. Perkin, Goodreads, 4 stars `This was a really good read especially for fans of Agatha Christie and even those who have never read her books' Teresa, Goodreads, 4 stars `So, so enjoyable! Great for book club discussion due to the real mystery behind it' Kaylee Mitchell, Goodreads, 5 stars `A fun read for Christie fans'Roman Clodia, NetGalley, 4 stars `I'll admit to being totally drawn along by this novel; I couldn't wait to keep reading and find out how it would all turn out. I really would recommend this book as an interesting account of Christie's missing eleven days; you will be entertained' Kate Baty, 4 stars, NetGalley `An exciting novel, a must for all Christie fans! Did you see what was happening? Did you spot the red herrings? The obvious clues. No? I didn't and that is probably what makes this a very clever novel' Joanne D'arcy, NetGalley, 5 stars `A very enjoyable read, in the tradition of Christie herself, well researched and inventive ... plenty of unexpected plot twists to keep you on your toes. What fun!' Lisa Friel, NetGalley, 4 stars `Unusual and entertaining' Tina Stringer, NetGalley 4 stars `Entertaining, feasible plotting and an authentic narrative make this a highly enjoyable read' J Graham, NetGalley, 4 stars

Wild Wild about Richmond & Kew

Wild Wild about Richmond & Kew

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

`I wouldn't scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.' Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.

Agathas Alibi

Agathas Alibi

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Im Dezember 1926 verschwindet Agatha Christie spurlos. Eine gro angelegte Suchaktion beginnt, an der sich sogar Arthur Conan Doyle beteiligt. Doch Christie, deren jungstes Buch "e;Alibi"e; gerade zum Welterfolg lanciert, bleibt verschwunden. Erst elf Tage spater wird sie in einem Hotel gefunden, in das sie sich unter dem Namen der Geliebten ihres Mannes einquartiert hat. Bis heute wei niemand, was damals geschah. Was, wenn Christie an einen bosartigen Widersacher geraten ist? Was, wenn sie erpresst worden ist? Was, wenn die Konigin der ratselhaften Morde selbst gezwungen worden ist, ein Verbrechen zu begehen? Auf intelligente und unterhaltsame Weise erzahlt Andrew Wilson in einer Mischung aus Fakten und Fiktion von einem ratselhaften Fall, in dem die grote Krimiautorin der Welt selbst zur Protagonistin wird.

The Economy of Pompeii

The Economy of Pompeii

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2017

This volume presents fourteen papers by Roman archaeologists and historians discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii, and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates about the Roman economy. Four themes are discussed. The first of these is the position of Pompeii and its agricultural environment, discussing the productivity and specialization of agriculture in the Vesuvian region, and the degree to which we can explain Pompeii's size and wealth on the basis of the city's economic hinterland. A second issue discussed is what Pompeians got out of their economy: how well-off were people in Pompeii? This involves discussing the consumption of everyday consumer goods, analyzing archaeobotanical remains to highlight the quality of Pompeian diets, and discussing what bone remains reveal about the health of the inhabitants of Pompeii. A third theme is economic life in the city: how are we to understand the evidence for crafts and manufacturing? How are we to assess Pompeii's commercial topography? Who were the people who actually invested in constructing shops and workshops? In which economic contexts were Pompeian paintings produced? Finally, the volume discusses money and business: how integrated was Pompeii into the wider world of commerce and exchange, and what can the many coins found at Pompeii tell us about this? What do the wax tablets found near Pompeii tell us about trade in the Bay of Naples in the first century AD? Together, the chapters of this volume highlight how Pompeii became a very rich community, and how it profited from its position in the centre of the Roman world.

Conceptual Art in Britain

Conceptual Art in Britain

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/04/2016

All the work of the 1970s involved a kind of doubling; there was the world of the everyday and there was the world of the represented ...a sense of our experiential worlds becoming bifurcated between image and reality. John Stezaker This is the first publication to explore the rich history of conceptual art in Britain during its most exciting and innovative period, from the mid 1960s to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979. It examines how the early works of this period took the form of a challenge to art's traditional boundaries and how by the mid 1970s, focus had shifted away from issues of art and individual experience towards questions of politics and identity, using the languages of documentary, propaganda and advertising in the service of action. After introducing the reader to the origins of this radical moment in British art, the book goes on to explore the textual work of Art & Language, Victor Burgin and others; the 'New Sculpture' being produced by those such as Richard Long and Michael Craig-Martin who questioned the traditional art object; and the artists who addressed society and politics, including Stephen Willats and Margaret Harrison.A final chapter deals with the key role of photography, film and print - revealing them to be key modes of dissemination and international exchange with Europe and America. Essays are complemented by in-focus texts on the most significant works and previously unpublished archival material. Featuring contributions by experts in the field, this is the key book on the subject for students, scholars and all those with an

Wild About Putney The Town on the Thames

Wild About Putney The Town on the Thames

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2016

Alexander McQueen Blood Beneath the Skin

Alexander McQueen Blood Beneath the Skin

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest child of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In business he created a multi-million pound luxury brand that became a favourite with both celebrities and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, so McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love with a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin is soon to be adapted for film, directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years). This book tells the sensational story of McQueen's rise from his hard East London upbringing to the hedonistic world of fashion. Those closest to the designer - his family, friends and lovers - have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented and insecure individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him.

Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Urban Craftsmen and Traders in the Roman World

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

This volume, featuring sixteen contributions from leading Roman historians and archaeologists, sheds new light on approaches to the economic history of urban craftsmen and traders in the Roman world, with a particular emphasis on the imperial period. Combining a wide range of research traditions from all over Europe and utilizing evidence from Italy, the western provinces, and the Greek-speaking east, this edited collection is divided into four sections. It first considers the scholarly history of Roman crafts and trade in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on Germany and the Anglo-Saxon world, and on Italy and France. Chapters discuss how scholarly thinking about Roman craftsmen and traders was influenced by historical and intellectual developments in the modern world, and how different (national) research traditions followed different trajectories throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second section highlights the economic strategies of craftsmen and traders, examining strategies of long-distance traders and the phenomenon of specialization, and presenting case studies of leather-working and bread-baking. In the third section, the human factor in urban crafts and trade-including the role of apprenticeship, gender, freedmen, and professional associations-is analysed, and the volume ends by exploring the position of crafts in urban space, considering the evidence for artisanal clustering in the archaeological and papyrological record, and providing case studies of the development of commercial landscapes at Aquincum on the Danube and at Sagalassos in Pisidia.

The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation, Fourth Edition

The Ukrainians Unexpected Nation, Fourth Edition

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2015

The most acute, informed and up-to-date account of Ukraine and its people. In this fourth edition Andrew Wilson refreshes his classic work with a new chapter covering Yanukovych's presidency, the uprising on the Kiev Maidan, the Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine and the Crimea, the rise of Petro Poroshenko, and the challenges ahead. An interesting and provocative read, which will, one hopes, contribute to the Western understanding of what Ukraine is and why it matters. -Volodymyr Kulyk, Harvard Ukrainian Studies A spirited and eminently learned investigation of who Ukranians say that they are, how they came to be so, and how others view them...If you re add only one book of Ukraine, this should probably be it. -Elizabeth Luchka Haigh, H-Net Reviews

The Life You Never Expected

The Life You Never Expected

Author: Andrew Wilson, Rachel Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2015

The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei

The Gardens of Luciano Giubbilei

Author: Andrew Wilson, Tom Stuart-Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/04/2015

Since 1997 Luciano Giubbilei has been creating serenely beautiful gardens in locations on three continents. Giubbilei is known for the understated elegance of his designs, but is constantly evolving his approach, both in response to individual clients and as his ideas develop. His work draws on his Italian heritage, especially the Renaissance gardens of the Villa Gamberaia in Tuscany, and a distinctively classical combination of restraint and opulent materials. This book examines 12 significant gardens from Giubbilei's portfolio. Each project is fully documented, from the preparation of mood boards to final planting and finishing. Sections on site development, nursery production and the sourcing of plants, and the artists and craftsmen with whom Giubbilei works complete the in-depth account of his working methods and sources of inspiration. Fully illustrated with planting plans, documentary images and photographs by Steven Wooster, this is the definitive work on the gardens of an acclaimed designer.

Alexander McQueen Blood Beneath the Skin

Alexander McQueen Blood Beneath the Skin

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, aged just 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the youngest child of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. In business he created a multi-million pound luxury brand that became a favourite with both celebrities and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, so McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love with a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin is soon to be adapted for film, directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years). This book tells the sensational story of McQueen's rise from his hard East London upbringing to the hedonistic world of fashion. Those closest to the designer - his family, friends and lovers - have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented and insecure individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him.

Wild About Twickenham From Rugby to the River

Wild About Twickenham From Rugby to the River

Author: Andrew Wilson, Ed Harris Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Ukraine Crisis What It Means for the West

Ukraine Crisis What It Means for the West

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2014

A leading Ukraine specialist and firsthand witness to the 2014 Kiev Uprising analyzes the world's newest flashpoint The aftereffects of the February 2014 Uprising in Ukraine are still reverberating around the world. The consequences of the popular rebellion and Russian President Putin's attempt to strangle it remain uncertain. In this book, Andrew Wilson combines a spellbinding, on-the-scene account of the Kiev Uprising with a deeply informed analysis of what precipitated the events, what has developed in subsequent months, and why the story is far from over. Wilson situates Ukraine's February insurgence within Russia's expansionist ambitions throughout the previous decade. He reveals how President Putin's extravagant spending to develop soft power in all parts of Europe was aided by wishful thinking in the EU and American diplomatic inattention, and how Putin's agenda continues to be widely misunderstood in the West. The author then examines events in the wake of the Uprising-the military coup in Crimea, the election of President Petro Poroshenko, the Malaysia Airlines tragedy, rising tensions among all of Russia's neighbors, both friend and foe, and more. Ukraine Crisis provides an important, accurate record of events that unfolded in Ukraine in 2014. It also rings a clear warning that the unresolved problems of the region have implications well beyond Ukrainian borders.

Mad Girl's Love Song Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted

Mad Girl's Love Song Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

On 25 February 1956, twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Plath walked into a party and immediately spotted Ted Hughes. The sensational aspects of the Plath-Hughes relationship have dominated the cultural landscape to such an extent that their story has taken on the resonance of a modern myth. Before she met Ted, Plath had lived a complex, creative and disturbing life. Her father had died when she was only eight, she had gone out with literally hundreds of men, had been unofficially engaged, had tried to commit suicide and had written over 200 poems. Mad Girl's Love Song traces through these early years the sources of her mental instabilities and examines how a range of personal, economic and societal factors - the real disquieting muses - conspired against her. Drawing on exclusive interviews with friends and lovers who have never spoken openly about Plath before and using previously unavailable archives and papers, this is the first book to focus on the early life of the twentieth century's most popular and enduring female poet. Mad Girl's Love Song reclaims Sylvia Plath from the tangle of emotions associated with her relationship with Ted Hughes and reveals the origins of her unsettled and unsettling voice, a voice that, fifty years after her death, still has the power to haunt and disturb.

Wild About Battersea Between the Commons

Wild About Battersea Between the Commons

Author: Andrew Wilson, Philip Beddows Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2013

Wild About Chiswick

Wild About Chiswick

Author: Andrew Wilson, Andrea Cameron Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2013

Wild About Sheen and Mortlake

Wild About Sheen and Mortlake

Author: Andrew Wilson, Helen Deaton Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2013

RHS Small Garden Handbook Making the most of your outdoor space

RHS Small Garden Handbook Making the most of your outdoor space

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2013

'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!

Game of Life

Game of Life

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2013

Student is sent by Destiny to find the truth. Fate guides him to the palace of the Chess King. After meeting a unique stranger, he is introduced to the palace guards. Once he passes the test, he will discover life's great secrets. The Chess King explains the Game of Life through the pieces on the ancient game board with stunning accuracy, truth, and entertaining wisdom. After an unbelievable mathematical formula is revealed by the Chess King, Student finds the answer to the emotional and philosophical challenges people face, with Winning Strategies that has helped so many rise above the adversity of life at every level.

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.

Belarus

Belarus

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

This book is the first in English to explore both Belaruss complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nations first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenkas surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010.Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belaruss current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belaruss on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-mans-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europes last dictator.

Wild About Kew The Village by the Thames

Wild About Kew The Village by the Thames

Author: Andrew Wilson, David Blomfield Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2011

Richard Hamilton Swingeing London 67 (f)

Richard Hamilton Swingeing London 67 (f)

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2011

An illustrated study of Richard Hamilton's famous Pop art painting of Mick Jagger and art dealer Robert Fraser in handcuffs. One of the defining paintings of British Pop art, Richard Hamilton's Swingeing London 67 (f) depicts two men-Mick Jagger and Hamilton's art dealer Robert Fraser-handcuffed together in the back of a police van. The image is taken from a newspaper photograph that shows the two being driven from Lewes prison to Chichester Magistrates Court following their June 1967 arrest for possession of drugs. The title is a clever and bitter play on words, conflating the swinging of 1960s-era London with the swingeing (to swinge is to beat or scourge) punishment meted out to new cultural heroes by the law. Hamilton's painting is far from reportage; it portrays the historical clash of cultures between Pop (and Pop art) and the establishment. In this illustrated study of Hamilton's celebrated painting, Andrew Wilson views Swingeing London 67 (f) as history painting, to be understood in the context of the struggle against the British state's attempt-aided and abetted by the popular press-to repress any expression of personal liberation. Hamilton's Pop art idiom of figuration and media images was his way of refusing the demands of an old aesthetic order. For him, Pop art was the expression of an open-ended, analytical, critical, and artistic process that reflected his own direct engagement with ethical issues. With Swingeing London 67 (f), Hamilton offers not only a representational image but also a trigger for critical activity-an image of an event and an image of what determines the conditions of that image.

Belarus The Last European Dictatorship

Belarus The Last European Dictatorship

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2011

This book is the first in English to explore both Belarus's complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation's first year of true independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka's surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses and involvement in yet another rigged election in December 2010. Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belarus's current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus's on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-man's-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europe's last dictator.

Contemporary Colour in the Garden: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations

Contemporary Colour in the Garden: Top Designers, Inspiring Ideas, New Combinations

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2011

While the impulse to choose high energy primaries or cool blues is often a matter of personal preference, Wilson helps gardeners make a success of those choices by showing how garden colour (in both plants and hard landscaping) works. The size of a garden, light levels, the amount of colour and association with other colours are all critical to the process of making successful colour choices. Colour is a powerful component in the garden and this book is intended to nudge people out of their colour ruts, shake new life into mixed borders and encourage a more experimental approach to the way gardeners perceive, choose and use colour in their gardens. Photographic material is drawn from all over the world and includes both well-known designer gardens and ordinary backyards. * Showcases all the latest hot plant colours * Taps into current awareness that plants and hard landscaping are equally important when designing a garden and the two should work together * Colour is a cheap route to a garden makeover * Standout gardens in Britain, France, New Zealand, Morocco, Mexico and the U.S.A.

The 'Ever-Victorious Army' A History of the Chinese Campaign under Lt. Col. C. G. Gordon and of the Suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

The 'Ever-Victorious Army' A History of the Chinese Campaign under Lt. Col. C. G. Gordon and of the Suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2010

Journalist and traveller Andrew Wilson (1831-1881) was born in India to colonial missionaries. Educated in Europe, he later edited the China Mail in Hong Kong, and the Bombay Times. This, his best known work, was published in 1868, and recounts the suppression of the Taiping uprising in 1863-1864 by Colonel Charles G. ('Chinese') Gordon, leading a small multinational force. The Taiping rebellion against the Qing dynasty lasted from 1850 to 1864, and it is estimated that some 20 million people died as a result. Wilson was given access to Gordon's journals to write the book. Wilson was very pro-Chinese, and was quite critical of British colonial policy towards China. Despite this bias, the work contains much fascinating information on nineteenth-century China, and sheds light on the early career of one of Britain's greatest Victorian military heroes.

Beautiful Shadow A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Beautiful Shadow A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2010

Patricia Highsmith - author of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY - had more than her fair share of secrets. During her life, she felt uncomfortable about discussing the source of her fiction and refused to answer questions about her private life. Yet after her death in February 1995, Highsmith left behind a vast archive of personal documents - diaries, notebooks and letters - which detail the links between her life and her work. Drawing on these intimate papers, together with material gleaned from her closest friends and lovers, Andrew Wilson has written the first biography of an author described by Graham Greene as the 'poet of apprehension'. Wilson illuminates the dark corners of Highsmith's life, casts light on mysteries of the creative process and reveals the secrets that the writer chose to keep hidden until after her death.

The Principles of Philosophy

The Principles of Philosophy

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2010

Stuart Brisley Crossings

Stuart Brisley Crossings

Author: Andrew Wilson, Anders Harm, Stephen Foster Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex

Harold Robbins: The Man Who Invented Sex

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2008

Harold Robbins, the godfather of the airport novel, changed the face of publishing with classics such as The Carpetbaggers , The Dream Merchants and The Lonely Lady . His readers loved his steamy tales of money, soft porn, drugs, corruption, greed and, just sometimes, redemption. The world's first playboy writer, Robbins reportedly frittered away $50 million on fast cars, loose women and high living. But obsessed with fame and fortune, Robbins was a deeply complex and often controversial man, and even his closest friends and lovers could only guess at the past of the man behind the perma-tanned mask and gigantic mirrored sunglasses. This is the fascinating story of his extraordinary life.

Norman Mailer An American Aesthetic

Norman Mailer An American Aesthetic

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2008

This book is a comprehensive study of the work of the American author Norman Mailer, charting his response to critical events in his country's development since 1945. Focusing on Mailer's descriptions of World War II, 1960s counter-culture, the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 mission and the execution of Gary Gilmore in Utah in 1977, the book analyses the native vernaculars in ten of his most critically acclaimed works. Moving beyond politically orientated scholarship, the author outlines Mailer's New York, American GI, Mid-West and Southern styles, contextualising his prose against earlier American authors, including Henry Adams, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, and positioning his writing alongside contemporary notables such as Joan Didion, William Burroughs and Truman Capote. Incorporating over forty years of scholarship in the form of articles, reviews and interviews, this book pinpoints the American attributes in Mailer's writing with a view to identifying trends in post-war American literary movements, the Beat Generation, New Journalism and Pop Art among others.

The Restored Railways of Yorkshire and Lancashire

The Restored Railways of Yorkshire and Lancashire

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2006

Describing the history of the Yorkshire and Lancashire preserved railways, using photographs, maps and more

Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2005

The remarkable popular protest in Kiev and across Ukraine following the cooked presidential election of November 2004 has transformed the politics of eastern Europe. Andrew Wilson witnessed the events firsthand and here looks behind the headlines to ascertain what really happened and how it will affect the future of the region. It is a dramatic story: an outgoing president implicated via secret tape-recordings in corruption and murder; a shadowy world of political cheats and manipulators; the massive covert involvement of Putin's Russia; the poisoning of the opposition challenger; and finally the mass protest of half a million Ukrainians that forced a second poll and the victory of Viktor Yushchenko. As well as giving an account of the election and its aftermath, the book examines the broader implications of the Orange Revolution and of Russia's serious miscalculation of its level of influence. It explores the likely chain reaction in Moldova, Belarus, and the nervous autocracies of the Caucasus, and points to a historical transformation of the geopolitics of Eurasia.

The Chinese in the Caribbean

The Chinese in the Caribbean

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2003

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce of the region. The Chinese diaspora has spread Chinese people and culture around the world, including to the Caribbean, where Chinese exist both as distinct ethnic groups within Caribbean societies and as shapers of unique Caribbean cultures. This book describes not merely the arrival and experience of Chinese in the Caribbean but also the ways in which Chinese have adapted to and altered the region. Included are the histories of Chinese people in Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, and the British West Indies, their arrival as indentured laborers, the discrimination they suffered and overcame, their slow rise to economic independence and success, their contribution to art, theater, cuisine, and literature, their roles in the region's national revolutions, their place in post-colonial politics, and the subsequent remigrations of individuals, families, and entire communities to North America.

The Chinese in the Caribbean

The Chinese in the Caribbean

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2003

The history of the Caribbean is a history of migrations. The peoples of the region came as conquerors and planters, slaves and indentured laborers from all parts of the globe. Each group contributed to the social fabric, culture, and commerce of the region. The Chinese diaspora has spread Chinese people and culture around the world, including to the Caribbean, where Chinese exist both as distinct ethnic groups within Caribbean societies and as shapers of unique Caribbean cultures. This book describes not merely the arrival and experience of Chinese in the Caribbean but also the ways in which Chinese have adapted to and altered the region. Included are the histories of Chinese people in Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, and the British West Indies, their arrival as indentured laborers, the discrimination they suffered and overcame, their slow rise to economic independence and success, their contribution to art, theater, cuisine, and literature, their roles in the region's national revolutions, their place in post-colonial politics, and the subsequent remigrations of individuals, families, and entire communities to North America.

Text Messages

Text Messages

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/06/2003

Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales

Narrow Gauge Railways of North Wales

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2003

One of the joys of the Welsh narrow gauge is its sheer variety and apparent antiquity. While many of the railways were designed from the outset as miniature mainlines, others were constructed on a shoestring. If the railways had anything in common, however, it was their individuality and uniqueness. Those concerns operating in the 1960s were very different organisations to the railways of the 1920s and 30s. The Festiniog and Talyllyn had avoided being absorbed by the Great Western or LMS in 1923 and had gone their own ways, while the Corris, Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool & Llanfair had all come under the umbrella of Swindon. The Snowdon Mountain Railway, the Fairbourne, Glyn Valley and Great Orme Tramway were left to plough their individual furrows in an increasingly road-orientated society. Thanks to the preservation societies, which have revived the fortunes of many of the railways joining forces in 1970 under the banner of 'The Great Little Trains of Wales'. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, Andrew Wilson takes the reader on a nostalgic journey through North Wales, revisiting the rich diversity and charm of the Welsh narrow gauge railways and showing how they have changed in the last half century.

The Festiniog Railway From 1950

The Festiniog Railway From 1950

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2002

The Festiniog Railway can trace its history back to 1829 and it was constructed to serve the slate quarries in the area. It was built to the gauge of 2ft as this was the track width used in the quarries. Originally powered by gravity and horses, by 1863 steam had come to the line. In 1869 the first Fairlie-designed double locomotive appeared. The railway was built to serve the slate trade but by the First World War trade had declined due to a number of factors. Passenger traffic was by then the mainstay of trade and the summer tourists kept the line in profit. But the Second World War was to see the closure of the line. It lay after the war, neglected and vandalised, until 1950 when steps were made towards preservation. By 1954 that had become a reality and the wonderland of Wales was back up and running. Today it is one of the best known of Wales' narrow gauge railways.

Hellifield and Its Railways

Hellifield and Its Railways

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2001

This isa photographic history of this Yorkshire village and the impact the railway had on its development. With the building of the main line to Carlisle, its importance as a railway center grew with two engine sheds, yards, and an increase in traffic. The heyday and decline are all recorded in the photographs and detailed captions.

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2001

In Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury the author presents a model for understanding musculoskeletal injuries. He describes the common types of musculoskeletal injury and explores the contributory causes involved before detailing effective models for therapy and methods of management. Effective Management of Musculoskeletal Injury is research-based. It develops models for the management of musculoskeletal pain that include manual therapy, exercise, ergonomic and psychosocial interventions. Throughout the text particular attention is paid to pain resulting from cumulative and chronic types of injury. The book will be a valuable resource for all practitioners who deal with the management of musculoskeletal pain as part of their day to day practice.Presents a complete system of patient management that treats the injury, the patient with the injury, and the patient's environment. Examines the interface between ergonomics and manual therapy The book emphasises understanding the cause of the injury and how these create the symptom picture Addresses a major clinical problem area (chronic low back pain), which has high costs for the health systems and for employers Provides a long-term solution to the demands on the time of practitioners by encouraging them to look beyond the presenting patient to the factors in their lifestyle which have created the problem Topical - the problem of chronic back pain has become a major national crisis Relevant to a broad spectrum of practitioners.

The NHS IT Project The Biggest Computer Programme in the World... Ever!

The NHS IT Project The Biggest Computer Programme in the World... Ever!

Author: Andrew Wilson, Martin T. Williams, Mike Pringle, Sean Brennan Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2000

The emphasis on primary care in health service development requires both academics and professionals involved in research to apply the highest standards in qualitative and quantitative methodology. This book provides accurate and up to date information in an easy to follow and clear way. Guidance is given on appropriate methods specialist advice and where to find it. All chapters include exercises to relate the reader's own experiences and review understanding. Primary Care Research series is aimed at developing the knowledge expertise and skills of all practitioners in primary care. Each book is based on contributions from experts in their field and is supported by practical facts personal insight support and advice. They enable all primary care practitioners to realise the potential of exploring information used in everyday working practice. Other books in the Primary Care Research series: Saks: Developing Research in Primary Care Mathers: Statistical Anaylsis in Primary Care

Managing the Patient with Type II Diabetes

Managing the Patient with Type II Diabetes

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/1997

Managing the Patient with Type II Diabetes is made up of recent articl es from Aspen's popular journal, Pharmacy Practice Management Quarterl y. With diabetes ranking very high on the scale of diseases utilizing the most health care resources, there is an increasing need to explore all avenues of managing the disease in a cost effective manner. This book addresses medication use, prescribing, glucose monitoring, patien t compliance, patient education, nutrition, and more.

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s A Minority Faith

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s A Minority Faith

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/1996

The complex interrelationship between Russia and Ukraine is arguably the most important single factor in determining the future politics of the Eurasian region. In this book Andrew Wilson examines the phenomenon of Ukrainian nationalism and its influence on the politics of independent Ukraine, arguing that historical, ethnic and linguistic factors limit the appeal of narrow ethno-nationalism, even to many ethnic Ukrainians. Nevertheless, ethno-nationalism has a strong emotive appeal to a minority, who may therefore undermine Ukraine's attempts to construct an open civic state. Ukraine is therefore a fascinating test case for alternative nation-building strategies in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s A Minority Faith

Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s A Minority Faith

Author: Andrew Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/1996

The complex interrelationship between Russia and Ukraine is arguably the most important single factor in determining the future politics of the Eurasian region. In this book Andrew Wilson examines the phenomenon of Ukrainian nationalism and its influence on the politics of independent Ukraine, arguing that historical, ethnic and linguistic factors limit the appeal of narrow ethno-nationalism, even to many ethnic Ukrainians. Nevertheless, ethno-nationalism has a strong emotive appeal to a minority, who may therefore undermine Ukraine's attempts to construct an open civic state. Ukraine is therefore a fascinating test case for alternative nation-building strategies in countries of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Author Info

Author's Website

http://www.andrewwilsonauthor.co.uk/

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more