W&N History/ Crime HB March £20.00 320pp 978 0 297 87085 2 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87086 9
N.A. PICKFORD Lady Bette and the Murder of Mr Thynn
The true story of a sensational marriage and murder in seventeenth-century London. Lady Bette, the fourteen-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother to marry her to the dissident fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man three times her age with an evil reputation. Revolted by her new husband, Lady Bette flees to Holland and within weeks Thynn is gunned down by three hired assassins: but who hired them is a mystery. N.A. Pickford recreates a world of tension and insecurity, of constant plotting and counter-plotting and of rabid anti-Catholicism, giving us a vivid and deeplyresearched portrait of Restoration society. N.A. Pickford read English at Cambridge University, is a professional maritime historian who has made documentaries for Channel 4, and has published books with Dorling Kindersley and National Geographic.
W&N Biography/ Sport HB January £20.00 288pp 978 0 297 86850 7 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 86851 4
PATRICK BARCLAY The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman
The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Herbert Chapman, the boss of the all-conquering Arsenal side of the 1930s, was the father of all football managers. Much of the game’s furniture – including numbered shirts and floodlights – was initiated by him. After building a career as a player in the north of England at Grimsby and Notts County, he went on to manage Huddersfield, where he built a team that was to win three English championship titles in succession, before leaving for Arsenal. His side won three championship titles in four years. Patrick Barclay weaves Chapman’s life into the times through which he lived, masterfully combining football and social history. Patrick Barclay is one of the most distinguished football correspondents in the UK, a columnist for the Evening Standard and author of an acclaimed biography of Jose Mourinho.
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Non-Fiction/History/Biography • March / January 2014