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Andrew Smith - Author

About the Author

Andrew Smith is English although he was born in New York and lived in California until he was in his early teens. He watched the moon landings on TV in his San Francisco home.
 

He has written for the Melody Maker, the Face, the Sunday Times, and the Observer where he has written on the KLF, death row, Damien Hirst, Jeff Bezos, Bianca Jagger and much much more.  He currently lives with his family in Norfolk.

Photograph © Jaime Turner

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A Contribution to South African Materia Medica

A Contribution to South African Materia Medica

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

Doctor Who Main Range 221 - The Star Men

Doctor Who Main Range 221 - The Star Men

Author: Andrew Smith, Steve Foxon Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/02/2017

Astronomical navigation is a tricky business. To help Adric with his studies, the Doctor sets course for Gallius Ultima -a planet on the edge of the Milky Way, housing one of the most impressive observatories ever constructed. But the TARDIS arrives to find Gallius U in a state of emergency, tracking the return of the Explorer-class ship Johannes Kepler from its mission into the heart of the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud. A mission that met with disaster...To find out what overtook the crew of the Johannes Kepler, the Doctor and his companions must journey into the heart of the Cloud...and beyond, into the darkness of another reality altogether. The universe of the Star Men. The Star Men marks the first of a trilogy of stories reuniting the 1982 TARDIS crew for Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor - Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton). Director Barnaby Edwards is not only an overworked director for Big Finish productions, but on top of many audiobook voice-over duties, he's also the main Dalek operator in TV's Doctor Who.Sue Holderness takes an overdue dramatic role in this story, but is best known for playing Boycie's wife Marlene in much-loved sitcoms Only Fools and Horses and The Green Green Grass. Guest star Sophie Wu will be familiar to any fans of cult film hits Kiss-Ass and Kick Ass 2, or the much missed spooky BBC series The Fades. CAST: Peter Davison (The Doctor), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sue Holderness (Kala Tace), Sophie Wu (Autumn Tace), Peter Guinness (Rovus), Damian Lynch (Fell/ Lom), Kris Dyer (Nomar/ Vedrin / Surgical Robot/ Pilot), Barnaby Edwards (Computer).

Survivors: Series 5

Survivors: Series 5

Author: Andrew Smith, Christopher Hatherall, Simon Clark Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/2016

The classic Seventies sci-fi series returns! It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying. When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again. 5.1 The Second Coming by Andrew Smith. Millions died when the plague swept the globe. Such a thing couldn't possibly happen again - or could it? When Abby Grant and Evelyn Piper both arrive at Carol Baker's Maythorne community, a chain of events is set in motion that could unleash a new wave of death across the country. 5.2 New Blood by Christopher Hatherall. Danger surrounds Whitecross when a simple border dispute exposes deadly tensions between those who live side by side. Greg Preston and Jenny Richards soon find themselves fighting for their lives, as people in the grip of a terrible new fear turn to the old ways to protect themselves. 5.3 Angel of Death by Simon Clark. Emerging from a quarantined Whitecross, Greg and Jenny discover that the danger they glimpsed at Springton is far from over.Meanwhile, as isolated communities find themselves exposed to a disease they know nothing about, Abby joins a desperate race to save lives. 5.4 Come the Horsemen by Andrew Smith.In times of crisis, rumour and fear run rife across the decimated landscape of Britain. Evelyn and Abby experience the lethal effects of this panic first hand. At such times the worst of humanity is exposed. Can Greg and Jenny find the best in those around them? Or is there no way to avoid the coming of the horsemen?This revisit and continuation of the hit 1970s BBC series has been one of producer Big Finish's most critically-acclaimed works and has been short-listed in nominations for both the 2015 and 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. This full-cast audio drama is brought to life with eerily engrossing sound design and a brand new, cinematic music score. Writer Andrew Smith has not only written a number of Doctor Who scripts for Big Finish, but wrote for the original TV series with 1980's acclaimed Full Circle story.C AST: Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant), Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston), Lucy Fleming(Jenny), Fiona Sheehan (Hannah), Evelyn Piper (Zoe Tapper), Neve McIntosh (Carol Baker), Sean Biggerstaff (Healy), Barnaby Edwards (John Woodley/Old Scavenger/Stuart), Andy Secombe (Ben Turner), Fintan McKeown (Patrick Regan),Richard Hope (Silas Broome), Alex Clatworthy (Summer Broome/Elsie), Donna Berlin (Pearl Ironsmith), Ekow Quartey (Dylan), Elizabeth Payne (Beatrice/Margo), Roger May(Lenny Bryson).

The Impact of the First World War on International Business

The Impact of the First World War on International Business

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2016

People throughout the world are now commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. For historians of international business and finance, it is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the war on global business activity. The world economy was highly integrated in the early twentieth century thanks to nearly a century of globalisation. In 1913, the economies of the countries that were about to go war seemed inextricably linked. The Impact of the First World War on International Business explores what happened to international business organisations when this integrated global economy was shattered by the outbreak of a major war. Studying how companies responded to the economic catastrophe of the First World War offers important lessons to policymakers and businesspeople in the present, concerning for instance the impact of great power politics on international business or the thesis that globalization reduces the likelihood of inter-state warfare. This is the first book to focus on the impact of the First World War on international business. It explores the experiences of firms in Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, and the United States as well as those in neutral countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, and Argentina, covering a wide range of industries including financial services, mining, manufacturing, foodstuffs, and shipping. Studying how firms responded to sudden and dramatic change in the geopolitical environment in 1914 offers lessons to the managers of today's MNEs, since the world economy on the eve of the First World War has many striking parallels with the present. Aimed at researchers, academics and advanced students in the fields of Business History, International Management and Accounting History; this book goes beyond the extant literature on this topic namely due to the broad range of industries and countries covered. The Impact of the First World War on International Business covers a broad range of geographical areas and topics examining how private firms responded to government policy and have based their contributions mainly on primary sources created by business people.

Lost in a Pyramid And Other Classic Mummy Stories

Lost in a Pyramid And Other Classic Mummy Stories

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

'As he rushed madly and wildly through the night, he could hear a swift, dry patter behind him, and could see that this horror was bounding at his heels, with blazing eyes and one stringy arm out-thrown.'A mummy disappears from its sarcophagus in the dead of night; a crazed Egyptologist entombs a beautiful young woman; a student at Oxford reveals the terrible secrets of an ancient papyrus.These are among the twelve tales from the golden age of the mummy story collected here - stories that still cast a spell with their different versions of the mummy's curse, some chilling, others darkly romantic and even comic.Including tales by major writes such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Louisa May Alcott, as well as rare discoveries unearthed for the first time in over 100 years, this enthralling collection is introduced by Andrew Smith, a leading expert on ghost stories and Victorian gothic.

Winger

Winger

Author: Andrew Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2016

*** Sex und Liebe ***Wenn man Ryan Dean West heit, Klassenbester und dazu noch zwei Jahre jnger als alle anderen ist, wird einem der Kopf manchmal ins Klo gehngt. Aber Ryan Dean hat grere Sorgen: Wie soll er verhindern, dass sein neuer Zimmergenosse im Internat ihn nachts erwrgt? Noch wichtiger: Wie soll er Annie, die er wahnsinnig liebt, davon berzeugen, dass er nicht zu jung fr sie ist? Ohne seinen Freund Joey aus dem Rugby-Team wre dieses Schuljahr die Hlle. Dass Joey schwul ist, ist Ryan Dean vllig egal. Schlielich liebt er Joey. Auf total unschwule Art, versteht sich. Dann passiert das Undenkbare. Und Ryan Dean West begreift, was wirklich wichtig ist.

Terror and terroir

Terror and terroir

Author: Andrew Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

Terror and terroir investigates the Comite Regional d'Action Viticole (CRAV), a loose affiliation of militant winegrowers in the sun-drenched, southern vineyards of the Languedoc. Since 1961, they have fought to protect their livelihood. They were responsible for sabotage, bombings, hijackings and even the shooting of a policeman. Against the backdrop of European integration and decolonisation they have rallied around banners of Resistance and their strong Republican heritage, whilst their peasant protests fed into Occitan and anti-globalisation movements. At heart, however, the CRAV remain farmers championing the right of people to live and work the land. Between the romantic mythology of terroir, and the misguided, passionate violence of terror, this book unpicks the contentious issues of regionalism, protest and violence. It offers an insight into a neglected area of France's past, infused with one of the most potent symbols of French culture: wine.

Terror and terroir

Terror and terroir

Author: Andrew Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2016

Terror and terroir investigates the Comite Regional d'Action Viticole (CRAV), a loose affiliation of militant winegrowers in the sun-drenched, southern vineyards of the Languedoc. Since 1961, they have fought to protect their livelihood. They were responsible for sabotage, bombings, hijackings and even the shooting of a policeman. Against the backdrop of European integration and decolonisation they have rallied around banners of Resistance and their strong Republican heritage, whilst their peasant protests fed into Occitan and anti-globalisation movements. At heart, however, the CRAV remain farmers championing the right of people to live and work the land. Between the romantic mythology of terroir, and the misguided, passionate violence of terror, this book unpicks the contentious issues of regionalism, protest and violence. It offers an insight into a neglected area of France's past that continues to impinge on its future, infused with one of the most potent symbols of French culture: wine.

Gothic Death 1740-1914

Gothic Death 1740-1914

Author: Andrew Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, emphasise the literary construction of death. The shift from writing death to interpreting the signs of death is explored in relation to the work of Poe, Emily Bronte and George Eliot. A chapter on Dickens examines the significance of graves and capital punishment during the period. A chapter on Haggard, Stoker and Wilde explores conjunctions between love and death and a final chapter on Machen and Stoker explores how scientific ideas of the period help to contextualise a specifically fin de siecle model of death. This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period.

Gothic Death 1740-1914

Gothic Death 1740-1914

Author: Andrew Smith Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, emphasise the literary construction of death. The shift from writing death to interpreting the signs of death is explored in relation to the work of Poe, Emily Bronte and George Eliot. A chapter on Dickens examines the significance of graves and capital punishment during the period. A chapter on Haggard, Stoker and Wilde explores conjunctions between love and death and a final chapter on Machen and Stoker explores how scientific ideas of the period help to contextualise a specifically fin de siecle model of death. This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period.

Ecogothic

Ecogothic

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2016

This book will provide the first study of how the Gothic engages with ecocritical ideas. Ecocriticism has frequently explored images of environmental catastrophe, the wilderness, the idea of home, constructions of 'nature', and images of the post-apocalypse - images which are also central to a certain type of Gothic literature. By exploring the relationship between the ecocritical aspects of the Gothic and the Gothic elements of the ecocritical, this book provides a new way of looking at both the Gothic and ecocriticism. Writers discussed include Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Margaret Atwood, Cormac McCarthy, Dan Simmons and Rana Dasgupta. The volume thus explores writing and film across various national contexts including Britain, America and Canada, as well as giving due consideration to how such issues might be discussed within a global context. -- .

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.

Gothic Death 1740-1914 A Literary History

Gothic Death 1740-1914 A Literary History

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2016

Gothic death 1740-1914 explores the representations of death and dying in Gothic narratives published between the mid-eighteenth century and the beginning of the First World War. The book investigates how eighteenth century Graveyard Poetry and the tradition of the elegy produced a version of death that underpinned ideas about empathy and models of textual composition. Later accounts of melancholy, as in the work of Ann Radcliffe and Mary Shelley, emphasise the literary construction of death. The shift from writing death to interpreting the signs of death is explored in relation to the work of Poe, Emily Bronte and George Eliot. A chapter on Dickens examines the significance of graves and capital punishment during the period. A chapter on Haggard, Stoker and Wilde explores conjunctions between love and death and a final chapter on Machen and Stoker explores how scientific ideas of the period help to contextualise a specifically fin de siecle model of death. This book will be of interest to academics and students working on literature on the Gothic and more generally on the literary culture of the period. -- .

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2016

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.

Exploring the 5D New Earth A Quan Yin Revelation

Exploring the 5D New Earth A Quan Yin Revelation

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2016

Racism and Everyday Life Social Theory, History and 'Race'

Racism and Everyday Life Social Theory, History and 'Race'

Author: Andrew Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2015

What does it mean to talk about everyday racism, and why should we do so? Racism and Everyday Life brings together the sociologies of racism and everyday life in a new way in order to reflect on these questions. Smith argues that racism and everyday life are not just 'act' and 'context' respectively, but rather they are part of the making of each other. Using a variety of historical and contemporary examples, this book draws on the pioneering insights of W.E.B. Du Bois and other writers in order to explore the interwoven relationship between racism and the everyday.

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