Jun 30 2014: Joff Sharpe's latest piece for HuffPost
In the world of job interviews, a strange but recurrent -
Jun 29 2014: Katharine Quarmby publishes new short story
Katharine Quarmby has published a timely new short story about the origins of the First World War. The Priest, the Assassin, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand is currently available for £1.53, and has already reached #13 in the Amazon chart for short fiction.
Jun 29 2014: Jonathan Fryer tops Amazon category charts
Jonathan Fryer’s fascinating social history Soho in the Fifties and Sixties is currently at #1 in its Amazon category charts.
Jun 29 2014: Mandy Smith interview in Daily Express
‘FORGET the Mile High Club, from blood-
Jun 25 2014: BBC interview for 'Unravelled'
Vikie Shanks and Lynne Barrett-
Jun 25 2014: Good review for Nick Pope
Nick Pope’s fascinating UFO investigation Encounter in Rendlesham Forest, recently published by Thistle, has had a great review from the San Francisco Book Review.
‘This is probably the most well-
Jun 24 2014: Four new videos from Leslie Kenton
Novelist Leslie Kenton has produced four fascinating new videos to promote the launch
of Ludwig -
“Giddy stuff, well marshalled with a kind of ingenuous passion for ultimates and the welfare of the planet.” OBSERVER
Ludwig is a very clever thriller about unseen puppet masters and secret societies not unlike Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum though without all the prosaic mumbo jumbo.” YOU MAGAZINE
“An intriguing tale of the occult; a modern day CIA agent turned journalist confronts
the forces of evil unleashed by 18th century secret societies and embodied in the
music of Beethoven. Ludwig is a musically well-
Jun 20 2014: Cabin Fever is airborne in Germany
The Mandy Smith phenomenon reaches Germany…
Jun 18 2014: Unravelled in Daily Mail
An interview with Vikie Shanks -
Jun 13 2014: Peter Daughtrey interviewed on Capricorn Radio
Peter Daughtrey’s interview with Capricorn Radio is now online. Peter is promoting his exciting new book which promises to reveal the true location of Atlantis.
Jun 09 2014: Mandy Smith interviewed on Ireland:AM
Mandy Smith’s interview with Irish breakfast TV show Ireland:AM is now available online.
Jun 05 2014: Manuel Arriaga reaches Poland
There’s a good review for Manuel Arriaga’s Rebooting Democracy in the Krytyka Polityczna.
‘Don’t you feel sometimes that there is something wrong with contemporary democracy?
That politicians are like a separate caste which makes decisions over the heads of
people? Why is this happening? In Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen’s Guide to Reinventing
Politics, Manuel Arriaga answers these questions in a straightforward manner, carefully
Jun 04 2014: Joyce Mackenzie profiled in Evening Telegraph
Novelist Joyce Mackenzie was profiled this weekend in the Evening Telegraph. Joyce’s second novel A Bride for Sunil was published recently by Thistle.
Jun 04 2014: Russell Brand discusses Manuel Arriaga
Russell Brand has been discussing Manuel Arriaga’s fascinating new political study Rebooting Democracy in two of his most recent ‘Trews’ podcasts.
Rebooting Democracy was released last month by Thistle Publishing.
Jun 04 2014: Another serial for Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever was serialised in the Sunday Sun this weekend, and continues to generate huge attention.
Jun 03 2014: Thistle titles selected for Amazon promotion
Amazon has selected two Thistle titles for its monthly promotion. Nick Pope’s UFO investigation Encounter in Rendlesham Forest is available for £1.49, while David Craig’s consumer guide Don’t Buy It!: The tricks and traps salespeople use and how to beat them is on sale for just 99p.
Jun 03 2014: Great review for Manuel Arriaga
Manuel Arriaga’s fascinating new political study Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen’s Guide to Reinventing Politics has been receiving terrific reviews, including the following:
“A quick and easy read that makes the case for why existing political systems are inadequate and then shows examples of how to move us past those problems and toward more democratic systems. Along with many clever insights, Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen’s Guide to Reinventing Politics points the way to where democracy is heading.” – Professor John Gastil, Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University
“A short and engaging book. Written in the irreverent, outsider spirit of the Occupy
protests, Rebooting Democracy: A Citizen’s Guide to Reinventing Politics goes well
beyond critiquing the status quo. It discusses several ways to democratize our society.
An essential ingredient of the proposals is a radical expansion of the role of juries:
the book argues that having groups of randomly chosen citizens making political decisions
is the core of democracy. Interesting and well-