Since returning to freelancing again in September 2017 I've been fortunate enough to work with a great range of publishing houses across a broad spectrum of themes. I've edited sports books for Biteback, an illustrated history of the world for Arcturus, encyclopedias of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome for Amber Books and quite a bit more besides. I've even proofed new translations of works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Jules Verne, and advised on product development (and marketing) for global publishers Hachette and DeAgostini and publishing and marketing agents 50 Watt Consulting.
Atlas Editions was the direct-to-consumer arm of global publishing group DeAgostini. As Head of Editorial and Product Development I created more than 50 highly successful products for the UK and overseas. Some of these were self-generated in areas such as military history and family reference, others were licensed products, working with brands and icons such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Star Wars, Thunderbirds, Dinky Toys, Disney and the BBC.
I edited every word of copy we produced, wrote some it - and even contributed a fair amount of the marketing material too.
I began my editorial career subbing and writing for the UK magazine History Today. From there, I moved into book publishing, including Guinness World Records, art publisher Phaidon's Michelangelo biography and their American Art Book. I edited many titles for entertainment heavyweights John Blake Books, then it was off to continuity specialists IMP, developing international series covering computing, natural history, classical music and pop music. After leaving IMP I freelanced as a writer and editor in music, history, general interest, art, science, humour, sport and biography.
Following the same successful formula as The Art Book, The Photography Book and The Fashion Book, The Movie Book is an A-Z guide to 500 celebrated individuals who have made a landmark contribution to the medium of film. The entire industry is represented - from actors and directors to costume designers and special-effects wizards; from major movie moguls and pioneers of the silent screen to so... read more
A rebellious youth who chose a career as an artist against his father's wishes, Michelangelo (1475-1564) went on to be recognized as one of the outstanding talents of his age. Such was the degree of fame and wealth that he acquired that he became a legend within his own lifetime. In the centuries since his death his work has been almost universally admired, and he has been cast as the prototyp... read more
Beginning with the first "talkie", "The Jazz Singer" (1927), this book covers the 1000 best movies of this century. Each film is defined by a series of quick reference icons, with star profiles for each year featuring best actor and actress, birth and, where appropriate, death dates; brief filmography, scandal and gossip, and photography. "Guinness Choice" defines the best movie for each year,... read more
For millennia, the silk roads have been the arteries of international trade. Today, these ancient routes still play a key role. Over the ages, the passages across the region have shifted and evolved due to changing political circumstances, environmental forces, and the prevalence of deadly illness. Despite this, the ceaseless flow of goods and culture between East and West has continued unabat... read more
'What could have happened to me?... How did I soar to such heights, above the rabble sitting by the well?'Ecce Homo is Nietzsche's compelling autobiography, written in 1888, just weeks before he succumbed to madness.Nietzsche's last great work, a fascinating and bizarre text, traces the development of his own philosophy and the thinkers who influenced him along the way.Both shocking and reveal... read more
The Follow up to his debut 'UnLearn', Humble The Poet takes both himself and the ideas he discusses to deeper levels.
This text gives an overview of the most influential American artists and their works. Covering three centuries, it sets out to encourage readers to contemplate the connections between art, American history, and popular culture. Each artist is represented by a colour plate of a significant work.
History repeats itself as Uncle John once again takes the plunge into the past! For our big number-two, we dug ever deeper into our bottomless vaults to bring you more of history’s most colorful characters, cultural milestones, funniest mishaps, and earth-shattering events. More than 500 pages of great stories, fascinating facts, and fun quizzes await you. Read about… * Philosophers who fought... read more
Pick any page, and get your history fix!Leave it to Uncle John to find a new way to make history fun and exciting! This quirky collection of lists is the latest volume in the Bathroom Reader’s best-selling history series. These 508 pages will breathe life into history’s most famous (and most unusual) stories. From the Stone Age to the Internet Age, some quick takes on must-know topics that wil... read more
The revolutionary techniques of 'genetic fingerprinting' has meant convictions, long after they committed their crimes, for the evil men who mistakenly thought they had escaped detection. This book highlights and explains the future that lies ahead for DNA research. It reveals the true stories behind the headlines.
Most books about the Beatles reveal the big picture first and ask questions afterward. This book reverses that approach. Revolution takes a fresh and often funny look at the magnificent and sometimes idiotic career path of the Beatles through the prism of one vital album-a record considered by many (including John Lennon) to be the one on which they reached their peak as songwriters. It focuse... read more
"This compelling story of the writing and recording of Led Zeppelin IV is full of passionate insights into the mayhem, madness, and creative processes behind one of the most influential albums of all time. This book explains how Led Zeppelin, recognized as the first true rock gods with three platinum albums in quick succession, had been shrouded in intrigue, with legendary tales of debauched e... read more
Explore the many different ways you can take a pan, a chicken and a few extra ingredients and turn them into a real feast
International Masters Publishers Edition.
odel: Avro Lancaster Dambuster Make: Atlas Editions Scale: 1:144 Diecast Metal with Plastic Parts Product Code: JJ01 BAR Code: 4 646 101 Age: Minimum Recommended age 14 years, not suitable to play with. Collector model Details: The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro as a contemporary of the Handley Page Halifax, both bombers having... read more
atlas editions Vickers Valiant Jet Age Military aircraft 1.144 scale model brand new displayed in a box and is in good condition this model is part of the atlas collection and is 1.144 scale 14+ made by atlas editions
This is a die cast metal 197 Morris Mini Traveller model car in green, part of the Dinky Toys Atlas editions range, not a normal shop release and a special issue. A lovely detailed model. The model is in new condition and the packaging also is in new condition, comes packaged in a cardboard box with end flaps, model can easily be removed from the packaging and has rolling wheels. This item wou... read more
Contents: Georges Bizet -Carmen (Prelude), Leonard Bernstein -Candide (Overture), Giuseppe Verdi -La Traviata (Prelude), Carl Maria von Weber -Oberon (Overture), Ralph Vaughan Williams -The Wasps (Overture) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -The Marriage of Figaro (Overture), Richard Wagner -The Master Singers of Nuremburg (Overture), Peter Tchaikovsky -The Nutcracker (Minature Overture), Ludwig Van Bee... read more
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