James Henry - Author

About the Author

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has long been a fan of the original R. D. Wingfield Frost books and the subsequent TV series. He worked for several years as an accountant before moving into publishing. In 2009 he set up Corsair, a literary imprint for Constable & Robinson, Wingfield's original publisher. He lives in Essex.

 

After a successful career writing for radio, R. D. Wingfield turned his attention to fiction, creating the character of Jack Frost. The series has been adapted for television as the perennially popular A Touch of Frost, starring David Jason. R. D. Wingfield died in 2007.

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Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2018

July 1983, Essex. Fox Farm is, thanks to two corpses, neither picturesque nor peaceful. The body in its kitchen belongs to eminent historian Christopher Cliff, who has taken his own life with an antique shotgun. The second, found on the property boundary, remains unidentified. DI Nick Lowry's summer is neither sleepy nor serene. And the two deaths are just the half of it. The fact County Chief Merrydown was a college friend of Cliff's means Lowry is now, in turn, under scrutiny from his severely stressed and singularly unsympathetic boss, Sparks. To catalyze his investigation, Lowry enlists the services of DC Daniel Kenton and WPC Jane Gabriel. Gabriel needs direction, if she is to begin a career as a detective. While Kenton, who appears solely focused on beginning a relationship with Gabriel, needs distraction. Both the heat and the investigation soon intensify. The team find themselves interrogating enigmatic neighbors, antiques merchants, jilted lovers and wronged relatives; all the while negotiating the caprices of Sparks - whose attitudes remain as dated as Fox Farm's antiques. Only when they fully open their eyes and minds will they begin to unpick a web of rural rituals, dodgy dealings and fragmented families - and uncover not just one murder, but two.

Yellowhammer

Yellowhammer

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

The new Essex-based thriller from the author of Blackwater and the Detective Jack Frost prequels July 1983, Essex. A boy playing hide-and-seek sees a fox tugging at something up on a railway embankment. He approaches it cautiously. Seconds later, a blast is heard, and rooks ascend from the poplars surrounding the farmhouse at which the boy is spending his summer holiday with cousins. DI Nick Lowry is called upon to investigate two deaths at Fox Farm, the home of eminent historian Christopher Cliff. The body in the farmhouse kitchen is Cliff himself, having seemingly taking his own with an antique shotgun. The fox-disturbed body on the property boundary is as yet unidentified. Lowry is already under pressure: County Chief Merrydown was at college with Cliff and knows the family. He must enlist colleagues Daniel Kenton and Jane Gabriel to answer two key questions: just who was at the house with Cliff that morning, and just what has since happened to Cliff's wife?

Frost at Midnight

Frost at Midnight

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2017

The fourth prequel to R. D. Wingfield's A TOUCH OF FROST, for anyone who loved watching David Jason as Jack Frost, and readers of sharply plotted detective crime novels. August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding, with less than a week to go until Detective Sergeant Waters marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, the body of a young woman is found in the churchyard. Their idyllic wedding venue has become a crime scene. As best man to Waters, Detective Inspector Jack Frost has a responsibility to solve the mystery before the wedding. But with nowhere to live since his wife's family sold his matrimonial home, Frost's got other things on his mind. Can he put his own troubles aside and step up to be the detective they need him to be? 'One of the most successful ventriloquial acts in crime writing.' Financial Times

Frost at Midnight

Frost at Midnight

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

The fourth prequel to R. D. Wingfield's A TOUCH OF FROST, for anyone who loved watching David Jason as Jack Frost, and readers of sharply plotted detective crime novels. August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. Detective Sergeant Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, instead of a run-through with his best man, the church is sealed off. The body of a young woman has been found in the churchyard, and their idyllic wedding venue has become a crime scene. Detective Inspector Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months, ever since his wife's family sold the matrimonial house. He's been staying with Detective Constable Sue Clarke but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she's given him his marching orders. But as best man to Waters, he's got a responsibility to solve the mystery of the dead girl in the churchyard. Can he put his own troubles aside and be the detective they need him to be? All in all, August looks set to be a wicked month in Denton...

Blackwater

Blackwater

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2017

THE NEW ESSEX-BASED CRIME SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DI JACK FROST PREQUELS - PERFECT FOR FANS OF PETER JAMES AND STUART MACBRIDE. 'A fast-moving thriller with strong characters, dark humour and a terrific sense of place. I was totally absorbed by it' Elly Griffiths 'James Henry's writing is vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period' Peter James 'A masterclass in place and landscape' Christie Watson January 1983, Colchester CID A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching fortieth birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking, and the police boxing team. As a result, the largest remaining threat to his health is now his junior colleague's reckless driving. If Detective Constable Daniel Kenton's orange sports convertible is symbolic of his fast track through the ranks, then his accompanying swagger, foppish hairstyle and university education only augment his uniqueness in the department. Yet regardless of this, it is not DC Kenton who is turning station heads. WPC Jane Gabriel is the newest police recruit in Britain's oldest recorded town. Despite a familial tie to top brass, Gabriel's striking beauty and profound youth have landed her with two obstacles: a young male colleague who gives her too much attention, and an older one who acts like she's not there. January 1983, Blackwater Estuary A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester - 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Lowry, Kenton and Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain's oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

Secret Worthing

Secret Worthing

Author: James Henry, Colin Walton Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Every town and village has a secret or two tucked away; Worthing is no exception. This popular Sussex seaside resort on the south coast is an eclectic mix of Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian architecture, with a splash of art deco and a smattering of medieval if you know where to look. Local history books are an invaluable source of information, charting the development of a town, but there are some oddities and curiosities that lack explanation or merit few words. It is these that James and Colin have set themselves the task of investigating. Few will realise that they are walking in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde or Jane Austen, both of whom were short-term residents of Worthing. Within these pages you'll discover stories of places, people and objects. Join us as we discover those secrets often hidden in plain view.

Blackwater

Blackwater

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/07/2016

January 1983, Colchester CID A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching fortieth birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking, and the police boxing team. As a result, the largest remaining threat to his health is now his junior colleague's reckless driving. If Detective Constable Daniel Kenton's orange sports convertible is symbolic of his fast track through the ranks, then his accompanying swagger, foppish hairstyle and university education only augment his uniqueness in the department. Yet regardless of this, it is not DC Kenton who is turning station heads. WPC Jane Gabriel is the newest police recruit in Britain's oldest recorded town. Despite a familial tie to top brass, Gabriel's striking beauty and profound youth have landed her with two obstacles: a young male colleague who gives her too much attention, and an older one who acts like she's not there. January 1983, Blackwater Estuary A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester - 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Lowry, Kenton and Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain's oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

Blackwater

Blackwater

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

THE NEW ESSEX-BASED CRIME SERIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DI JACK FROST PREQUELS. 'A fast-moving thriller with strong characters, dark humour and a terrific sense of place. I was totally absorbed' Elly Griffiths 'James Henry's writing is vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period' Peter James January 1983, Colchester CID A new year brings new resolutions for Detective Inspector Nicholas Lowry. With one eye on his approaching fortieth birthday, he has given up his two greatest vices: smoking, and the police boxing team. As a result, the largest remaining threat to his health is now his junior colleague's reckless driving. If Detective Constable Daniel Kenton's orange sports convertible is symbolic of his fast track through the ranks, then his accompanying swagger, foppish hairstyle and university education only augment his uniqueness in the department. Yet regardless of this, it is not DC Kenton who is turning station heads. WPC Jane Gabriel is the newest police recruit in Britain's oldest recorded town. Despite a familial tie to top brass, Gabriel's striking beauty and profound youth have landed her with two obstacles: a young male colleague who gives her too much attention, and an older one who acts like she's not there. January 1983, Blackwater Estuary A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester - 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Lowry, Kenton and Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain's oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

Daisy Miller. O coarda prea intinsa

Daisy Miller. O coarda prea intinsa

Author: James Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2016

Daisy Miller este una dintre creatiile faimoase ale lui Henry James, urmarind destinul unei tinere americane pe pamant european. Naivitatea o va face pe eroina sa-si piarda reputatia si, in cele din urma, viata in incercarea de a-si implini idealul: libertatea individuala. O coarda prea intinsa, o alta capodopera a genului, sta sub semnul fascinatiei raului, manifestat prin aparitii misterioase, intr-o casa linistita, dar care pare bantuita de fantomele trecutului.

The Bushcraft Bible The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Survival

The Bushcraft Bible The Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Survival

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2015

This extensive guide will enable the reader to commune with the natural world and master a full spectrum of traditional practices, hands-on skill, and theoretical knowledge. Bushcraft Bible is an essential tool for the naturalist in all of us that dreams of building a shelter, hunting and gathering for survival, and living a peaceful and environmentally conscious lifestyle. From surviving in the depths of the Jungle to thriving in the white-hot desert, this comprehensive reference will provide even the most experienced outdoorsman with essential survival skills. In order to develop the ability to inhabit and traverse natural landscapes, Bushcraft Bible contains information on: * Safe use of the axe and bush knife * Recommended and required tools * Chopping wood and felling a tree * Preparing for unexpected weather and other surprises * Wilderness first aid Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment and requires a multitude of skills like firecraft, tracking, shelter building, foraging, and rope and twine-making. The easy-to-follow text enable campers to create such lodgings as half-cave shelters, beaver mat huts, birch bark shacks, over-water camps, a Navajo hogan, and a pole house. Bushcraft Bible should be required reading for hikers, campers, hunters, foresters, backwoods adventurers, scouts, or youth groups--anyone with a passion for the outdoors. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Work of the Irish Leagues

The Work of the Irish Leagues

Author: James Henry Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Frost at Midnight

Frost at Midnight

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2015

The fourth prequel to R. D. Wingfield's A TOUCH OF FROST, for anyone who loved watching David Jason as Jack Frost, and readers of sharply plotted detective crime novels. August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. Detective Sergeant Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, instead of a run-through with his best man, the church is sealed off. The body of a young woman has been found in the churchyard, and their idyllic wedding venue has become a crime scene. Detective Inspector Jack Frost has been homeless for the past three months, ever since his wife's family sold the matrimonial house. He's been staying with Detective Constable Sue Clarke but with a baby to take care of and the imminent arrival of her mother, she's given him his marching orders. But as best man to Waters, he's got a responsibility to solve the mystery of the dead girl in the churchyard. Can he put his own troubles aside and be the detective they need him to be? All in all, August looks set to be a wicked month in Denton...

The Ambassadors - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Ambassadors - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The Better Sort - Scholar's Choice Edition

The Better Sort - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

What Maisie Knew - Scholar's Choice Edition

What Maisie Knew - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2015

Menippea - Scholar's Choice Edition

Menippea - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/2015

Badass Survival Secrets Essential Skills to Survive Any Crisis

Badass Survival Secrets Essential Skills to Survive Any Crisis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2015

You're a backpacker or a hunter lost in the woods after sundown; what do you do? Your car flips over on an empty highway; how will you survive until morning? If you were left alone in the middle of the wilderness, would you be able to make it? While current technology, such as cell phones and GPS, is helpful, when you are lost in the wilderness the best things you can rely on are your own skills. Badass Survival Secrets will introduce you to everything that you need to survive when the unexpected happens. In this book you'll learn basic survival skills such as: * How to build a fire * How to find clean water * How to find food that is safe to eat * How to build a shelter * Basic navigation * And many more useful skills! From the forest, to the tundra, and everywhere in between, Badass Survival Secrets contains all that you need to become a badass survivalist expert. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Badass Prepper's Handbook Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst

Badass Prepper's Handbook Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2015

Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people aren't forward-thinking enough to prepare for the worst, and others simply don't have the skills needed to successfully prepare. That's where Badass Preppers Handbook comes in. Covering a wide variety of disaster scenarios with detailed instructions for what you need to do in each one, this book will help you to be ready for anything in no time at all. Learn such things as: * How to fortify your home * How to preserve and store food and water for years * What should go in your bug out bag * How to cook off the grid * What firearms and ammo will best help you survive the apocalypse * And more! With this ultimate guide in disaster survival, you'll be ready to protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your pets, no matter what the disaster is.

From the Ground Up: Binary Forex Options

From the Ground Up: Binary Forex Options

Author: James Henry Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2014

The world of binary forex options is fast-paced and exciting, but how does it work? This guide explores the basic ideas of forex option trading, and gives advice on how to avoid losing money (and, more importantly, how to earn money) through sound trading strategies. The ideas presented here are aimed at those who have never heard of binary options, and those with a small amount of experience. As it is the culmination of many months of intensive research into the field of binary options trading, this guide is sure to set traders off on the right foot.

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance enabled him to focus on the textual study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. His early findings (also reissued in this series) first appeared in 1853. After the death of his wife, he was accompanied and assisted by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia, who would also predecease him, three years after their final return to Ireland in 1869. Published between 1873 and 1892, this monumental commentary was seen through the press by colleagues following Henry's own death. Reflecting its author's passion and personality, the work remains a landmark in Virgilian scholarship, both celebrated and critiqued for its original and challenging approach. This fourth volume, covering Books X-XII, appeared in 1889.

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance enabled him to focus on the textual study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. His early findings (also reissued in this series) first appeared in 1853. After the death of his wife, he was accompanied and assisted by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia, who would also predecease him, three years after their final return to Ireland in 1869. Published between 1873 and 1892, this monumental commentary was seen through the press by colleagues following Henry's own death. Reflecting its author's passion and personality, the work remains a landmark in Virgilian scholarship, both celebrated and critiqued for its original and challenging approach. This second volume, covering Books II-IV, appeared in 1878.

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance enabled him to focus on the textual study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. His early findings (also reissued in this series) first appeared in 1853. After the death of his wife, he was accompanied and assisted by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia, who would also predecease him, three years after their final return to Ireland in 1869. Published between 1873 and 1892, this monumental commentary was seen through the press by colleagues following Henry's own death. Reflecting its author's passion and personality, the work remains a landmark in Virgilian scholarship, both celebrated and critiqued for its original and challenging approach. This third volume, covering Books V-IX, appeared in 1889.

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance enabled him to focus on the textual study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. His early findings (also reissued in this series) first appeared in 1853. After the death of his wife, he was accompanied and assisted by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia, who would also predecease him, three years after their final return to Ireland in 1869. Published between 1873 and 1892, this monumental commentary was seen through the press by colleagues following Henry's own death. Reflecting its author's passion and personality, the work remains a landmark in Virgilian scholarship, both celebrated and critiqued for its original and challenging approach. This final volume, comprising an index of names and matters, and an index of authors quoted, appeared in 1892.

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Aeneidea Or Critical, Exegetical, and Aesthetical Remarks on the Aeneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance enabled him to focus on the textual study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. His early findings (also reissued in this series) first appeared in 1853. After the death of his wife, he was accompanied and assisted by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia, who would also predecease him, three years after their final return to Ireland in 1869. Published between 1873 and 1892, this monumental commentary was seen through the press by colleagues following Henry's own death. Reflecting its author's passion and personality, the work remains a landmark in Virgilian scholarship, both celebrated and critiqued for its original and challenging approach. This first volume, covering Book I, appeared in 1873.

Notes of a Twelve Years' Voyage of Discovery in the First Six Books of the Eneis

Notes of a Twelve Years' Voyage of Discovery in the First Six Books of the Eneis

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

Born in Dublin and classically educated at Trinity College, James Henry (1798-1876) practised as a doctor for more than twenty years before an inheritance allowed him to focus on the close study of Virgil's Aeneid. Travelling extensively across Europe, Henry conferred with eminent scholars and consulted numerous manuscripts. After the death of his wife in 1849, he was accompanied and ably assisted in his quest by his sole surviving daughter, Katherine Olivia (1830-72). In 1853 he published in Dresden his textual analysis of the poem's first six books. Reissued here is the version that appeared in Britain in 1859. This painstaking research was in turn incorporated into Henry's monumental multi-volume commentary, Aeneidea, published between 1873 and 1892 and now also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. The present work throws much light on both the ancient text and the approach of an idiosyncratic and indefatigable Virgilian scholar.

Fatal Frost DI Jack Frost series 2

Fatal Frost DI Jack Frost series 2

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

The second in the prequel series to R D Wingfield's A TOUCH OF FROST, for fans of David Jason's Jack Frost and crime-fiction readers. May, 1982. Britain celebrates the sinking of the Belgrano, Princess Diana prepares for the birth of her first child and Denton Police Division welcomes its first black policeman, DS Waters - recently relocated from East London. While the force is busy dealing with a spate of local burglaries, the body of fifteen-year-old Samantha Ellis is discovered in woodland next to the nearby railway track. Then a fifteen-year-old boy is found dead on Denton's golf course, his organs removed. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is sent to investigate - a welcome distraction from troubles at home. And when the murdered boy's sister goes missing, Frost and Waters must work together to find her . . . before it's too late. 'One of the most successful ventriloquial acts in crime writing.' Financial Times

First Frost DI Jack Frost series 1

First Frost DI Jack Frost series 1

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2011

'Frost is back - this is a brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough' Martina Cole Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country's on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. But DI Williams is nowhere to be seen. So when a 12-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, DS Frost is put in charge of the investigation... 'One of the most successful ventriloquial acts in crime writing.' Financial Times

First Frost DI Jack Frost series 1

First Frost DI Jack Frost series 1

Author: James Henry Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 20/01/2011

Denton, 1981. Britain is in recession, the IRA is becoming increasingly active and the country's on alert for an outbreak of rabies. Detective Sergeant Jack Frost is working under his mentor and inspiration DI Bert Williams, and coping badly with his increasingly strained marriage. Probably not helped by the fact that he never goes home... Superintendent Stanley Mullett has been at Denton for only six months, and is desperately trying to restore order within the chronically depleted ranks, while refurbishing the dilapidated Eagle Lane HQ. But DI Williams is nowhere to be seen, and DI Allen has failed to return from his walking holiday. So when a 12-year-old girl goes missing from a department store changing room, Mullet has no option but to put DS Frost in charge of the investigation...

Henry James on Culture Collected Essays on Politics and the American Social Scene

Henry James on Culture Collected Essays on Politics and the American Social Scene

Author: James Henry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2004

The eighteen essays in this collection show Henry James (1843-1916) in a new and unexpected light-as a political commentator and social reformer. His acute powers of observation, his unerring feel for social nuance, and his abiding interest in the news, conversations, and controversies of the moment make these essays a witty and entertaining illumination of American, British, European, and colonial society in the years from 1878 to 1917. Included are writings on British politics and diplomacy, on the language and manners of Americans, on the possibility of an afterlife, and on the heroism and human costs of the First World War. Among the subjects that interest James are France's infatuation with the Prince of Wales, the trumped-up excuses for war in Afghanistan, the brutal frankness of Bismarck, the parliamentary games of Gladstone and Disraeli, the rise of Zulu power in South Africa, the use of yeah and yup for the American affirmative, the fearlessness of American women and their immunity from criticism, the effect of chewing gum on the discussion of opera, the sufferings of Americans at the hands of store clerks, the proper degrees of gratitude for roadside bicycle repairs, the work of the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps, the use of the dash, the tyranny of the newspapers, the sinking of the Lusitania, and the conditions in military hospitals.

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