W&N Biography/History HB January 2014 £20.00 320pp 978 0 297 87095 1 ebook: £20.00 978 0 297 87096 8
HENIA BRYER Prisoner A26188
Unforgettable Holocaust memoir by one of its most compelling survivors. The German invasion of Poland in 1939 marked the beginning of the Second World War and the escalation of Nazi persecution of the Jews. It was also the start of one of the war’s most remarkable stories. Prisoner A26188 tells the story of a young Polish girl, Henia. Born into a middle-class Jewish family, she lost her father, brother and sister during the German occupation, survived four concentration camps and the Death March and went on to bear witness to the creation of Israel in 1948. Henia has lived with the memories of such horrors, but she is determined to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive. This is her testimony. The BBC One documentary about Henia Bryer’s survival, broadcast on Holocaust Memorial Day 2013, received an almost unique 93% approval rating.
Location: South Africa Available for Interview
W&N Non-Fiction/Science HB September £18.99 320pp 978 0 297 86963 4 ebook: £18.99 978 0 297 86964 1
KEITH BARNHAM The Burning Answer A user’s guide to the solar revolution. Rapid consumption of useful oil, gas, coal and uranium resources in the last few generations have left us with an urgent question – how will we meet our future energy needs? Einstein’s ‘other’, lesser known equation, E=hf, the equation which began the quantum revolution, could hold the key to human survival – through the generation of electricity from sunlight. The Burning Answer offers the controversial promise that our sun can provide all our primary energy needs again, saving us from the threats of global warming, diminishing oil resources, and nuclear disaster, provided we don’t allow politics to stand in our way. Keith Barnham is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial College London and co-founder of the solar cell manufacturing company QuantaSol. He has written for the Guardian and the New Statesman.
Location: Frome, Somerset Available for Interview
W&N Non-Fiction/Biography/History/Science • January 2014/September 2013