Thursday, 29 January 2015

BOOK REVIEW - The Science of Bigfoot

A review of Andrew May's book "The Science of Bigfoot" has been published on the FORTEANA blog.

In an earlier post this year, Patterson-Gimlin Film: Fake or Fact?, I reviewed one of the ebooks in the Cryptid Casebook series from Bretwalda Books. Most of the titles in this series are written by Larry Jaffer, and – as the name suggests – consist of specific case studies. A couple of months ago, however, Bretwalda editor Rupert Matthews asked me if I would like to write something on “aspects of Bigfoot other than sightings”. I thought this was a great idea, and The Science of Bigfoot was the result. ...

Read the full review HERE

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

BOOK REVIEW - Leopardkill

BOOK REVIEW - Leopardkill
A review of the book "Leopadkill" has appeared on the Historical Novel Society website:
"This exciting story is set in 1808 during the Napoleonic wars when Sir John Hall is leading the British campaign in Portugal. However, when Napoleon advances with his army, the British are forced to retreat over the mountains to Corunna during the worst winter weather ever encountered. Sergeant Joshua Lock and Captain John Killen are inextricably linked because Lock saved Killen’s life when they were boys. In their pursuit of a traitor through Portugal and into Spain, they encounter a series of dangers and difficulties. Although Killen is the weaker man, he is also honourable and courageous. Lock, equally brave, is not so particular in how he achieves his ends. ..."

Read the whole thing HERE

Sunday, 25 January 2015

NEW EBOOK - Mametz Wood - Three Stories: Tales of Wales

NEW EBOOK - Mametz Wood - Three Stories: Tales of Wales

Author: Gareth Jones

“Mametz Wood” is the centrepiece of three short stories that give us fascinating glimpses into the life of Gwilym Jones, known in his hometown as “Gwilym Champion.” Captain of the Rugby team, Miner, Bare-knuckle boxer, Family man and member, from aged 17, of the 19th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment who fought so hard at Mametz Wood on the Somme in 1916.

We see him in old age through the eyes of his young grandson, in middle age in a warm and funny story about a miners outing and as a young man caught up in one of the most vicious battles of the Great War, an experience shared by Siegfried Sassoon; written about by Robert Graves in “A Dead Boche” and also by David Jones in his epic poem, “In Parenthesis.”
It is a small part of the story of a far from ordinary man born into the tumultuous events of the first half of the twentieth century as recounted by him to his son and observed, as the generations passed each other, by his grandson, me.
1 - The Cloud Factory
2 - Mametz Wood
3 - A Miners Outing

About the Author
Gareth Jones comes from Glamorgan, South Wales. He has been teaching combinations of History, Drama and Archaeology for over thirty years. He remains intensely proud of his Welsh heritage.

Get your copy HERE

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

PUBLISHED ARTICLE - Bretwalda Author Brian Binley writes about "A Spotter’s Guide to Sound Conservative Policies" on ConHome

PUBLISHED ARTICLE - Bretwalda Author Brian Binley writes about "A Spotter’s Guide to Sound Conservative Policies" on ConHome

Brian starts:
Never let it be said that Conservatives lack ideas. The vigour and drive that regularly encourages my fellow MPs to push hard-hitting yet self-evidently beneficial Ten Minute Rule Bills demonstrates that the Right is alive and kicking in Westminster. Then of course there is the example of the sheer two-brainery of colleagues such as Steve Baker and John Redwood. Forget the Labour Opposition’s wind power; being in the Commons can be a daunting prospect, observing on nearby benches such intellectual power plants in full flow.

Read the whole article HERE

VIDEO - The Battle of Brighton