Andrew Taylor: Broken Voices

Andrew TaylorAndrew Taylor is an author of crime fiction whose plaudits include the Diamond Dagger--Britain's top award for sustained excellence in crime writing. His novel The American Boy was a Richard and Judy bestseller, and he is the only author to have won the Crime Writers' Accociation Historical Dagger twice. Taylor's forthcoming novel, The Scent of Death, is set in New York in 1778-80, and will be published in February 2013.

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Kindle Single: Fiction Born less than a year apart, the Piper sisters are inseparable--until they move with their mother to a new village. There they meet the Beak brothers, another pair of almost-twins, and the sisters gradually find their closeness undermined. A powerful story from the author of The Woman in Black.
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Kindle Single: Page-turning Narratives Nearly a century ago, a charismatic figure appeared in Paris, claiming he had found the magic elixir of youth--by transplanting monkey organs into human beings. Almost overnight Serge Voronoff's pseudo-scientific treatments became popular among the very rich – and soon made Voronoff internationally famous. The award-winning writer John Baxter tells the extraordinary story of the man who made a fortune out of our unwillingness to grow old.
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Kindle Single: Memoirs The writer Duncan Fallowell has been called 'better than anyone now writing non-fiction', and Three Romes shows him at the height of his powers. Three inter-connected memoirs of a city watched over three decades by a writer who is sometimes subversive, often surprising, and always original.
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Kindle Single: Reporting In a Kindle Single exclusive, Economist writer Edward Lucas reveals the true extent of Edward Snowden's exposure of Western intelligence activities. Lucas explains why Snowden's revelations will have repercussions for years to come, investigates the man and his motives, and explores the role Putin’s Russia has played in "Operation Snowden."
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Kindle Single: HistoryGame of Thrones has entranced millions around the globe, and in this exclusive Kindle Single the writer Ed West takes us behind the fantasies of the books and television programs to the remarkable truths of the early realm that became today's United Kingdom. A captivating read for lovers of the series--and the history that spawned it.
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Kindle Single: Society Too often Islam has become a 'brand'--invented by the media, and misused by corrupt rulers and fanatical terrorists. The leading Middle Eastern journalist Hani Soubran explores the reasons why the religion has become so exploited, and discusses how it can return to the purity and strength of its roots.
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Kindle Single: Essays & Ideas As the prospect of a national referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU grows more likely, the noted writer and entrepreneur Hugo Dixon makes a compelling case for staying in. A must read for anyone concerned about Britain’s future with – or without – Europe.
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Kindle Single: Humour In this closely-observed and highly entertaining account, Hugh Thomson reports on the growing phenomenon of small luxury cruise ships, where a thousand dollars a day buys entry into the elite world of the ‘floating’ rich.
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Kindle Single: The World Stage As the Rwandan genocide of 1994 began, thousands of its Tutsi victims ran for protection to the Catholic Church, only to find no refuge there – just indifference or, appallingly, active collusion with the murdering forces. Chris McGreal reports on the Church’s complicity in one of the worst atrocities of our age.
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Kindle Single: The Sciences The discovery of antibiotics revolutionized medical treatment in the 20th Century, but today these drugs work less well--and sometimes not at all. Britain's Chief Medical Officer describes how resistance to antibiotics is growing at dangerous rates, and why we have to change the profligate ways we use them.
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Kindle Single: Arts & Entertainment In 1941 Henri Matisse underwent a pioneering and risky operation to remove the cancer that was killing him. He survived, and though virtually an invalid went on to create the spectacular paper 'cut-outs' that have astonished art lovers to this day. Alastair Sooke examines the remarkable ‘second life’ of Matisse--both the radically inventive artist and the courageous man.
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Kindle Single: Profiles Viewed today as the father of Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing was a legendary computing pioneer, and instrumental in the Bletchley Park decoding efforts that helped the Allies win the War. A shy and private man, he was nonetheless openly homosexual in an age when its practice was illegal--and he paid for this candour with his life. A fascinating portrait of the the man behind the myth.
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