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Douglas Hurd Choose Your Weapons A History of the Foreign Secretary

The great office of Foreign Secretary from Napoleonic times to the Cold War era As a former Foreign Secretary, Douglas Hurd has always been fascinated by the debate between liberal interventionism and a more conservative style of diplomacy. It is an argument that has run for two centuries – and continues to rage on both sides of the Atlantic today. From Canning and Castlereagh duelling on Putney Heath to Eden and Bevin forging a post-war compromise, Hurd examines eleven of the most colourful and controversial Foreign Secretaries. Douglas Hurd was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary. His biography of Robert Peel was published in 2007.

History Cased February £25.00 416pp 234 x 153mm 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 85334 3 Markets: World XUSA USA, Translation & Serial: PFD

Elmore Leonard 10 Rules of Writing

A must-have guide from one of America’s most respected stylists For all lovers of the written word, this concise guide breaks down the writing process with simplicity and clarity. From adjectives and exclamation marks to dialect and what he calls ‘hooptedoodle’, Elmore Leonard explains what to avoid, what to aspire to, and what to do when it sounds like writing (rewrite). Beautifully designed, filled with free-flowing, elegant illustrations, and specially priced, this is the perfect writer’s – and reader’s – guide. Elmore Leonard has written more than forty books during his phenomenal career. He lives in Bloomfield, Michigan.

Literature & Criticism Cased March £7.99 96pp 198 x 129mm 10pp line drawing illustrations 978 0 297 85877 5 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: The Wiley Agency 13

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