Gerard’s Herbal, or The Generall Historie of Plantes, is the fourth gathering in 400 years, in a line of descent from the original folio, the 1633 edition enlarged & amended by Thomas Johnson, and the 1927 Marcus Woodward version. The Arboral features the trees of the Great Herbal, and this edition contains 102 separate entries and 133 illustrations taken from the original woodcuts. Gerard’s Arboral is a Tudor and Elizabethan treasure trove of botany, medicine, gardening, textiles, cookery and travel.
Gerard’s Arboral is available from 10 October 2012 through Amazon, Amazon UK, and other booksellers worldwide. Cover design and photo by Holly Ollivander.
As well-researched as a scholarly work, yet written with the immediacy and accessibility of a layman, Puzzling People is a first-person account of the cheats, the charlatans, the liars, neglectful parents, abusive teachers, two-faced politicians and their Psychopathic Control Grid, tyrannical bosses and colleagues from hell we have all encountered, including the lying lovers who use us then lose us in an instant. Puzzling People takes an in-depth look at how the minds of psychopaths work and why, and focusses on what you can do to survive, thrive and ultimately escape forever.
Delivered in a voice that makes it clear the author lives what he writes, Puzzling People is a field guide to spotting and avoiding entities so completely lacking in empathy or compassion they may as well be counted as a different species entirely to human beings.
Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, and other booksellers.
Cover design by Holly Ollivander. Illustrations feature details of engravings by Gustave Doré.
Dealing with the police. Disaster preparedness basics. The business of marriage and the absurdity of licensing what should be private. How and why the government can claim your children and what you can do to avoid this. The carrot-and-stick aspect of citizenship. The scam of corporate tax collection and the hazards of ‘having income.’ Questioning authority. Internet spying and the growth industry of ‘security’ surveillance. The paramount importance of protecting your privacy. The vital issue of an individual’s right to bear arms. The lure, dangers and history-repeats-itself aspect of fiat currency. Standing Under Freedom.
Standing Under Freedom is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, and other booksellers.
Designed and illustrated by Holly Ollivander
Written for the more technically-minded reader, Handcrafted Ebooks explains how to lay out ePub and Kindle ebooks using text editors, XHTML, CSS, and other free multi-platform tools. Packed with code snippets and sample output, the book documents many quirks and work-arounds for today’s major e-reading platforms: iBooks, Stanza, Kindle, and Adobe Digital Editions, and provides advice on workflow, trouble-shooting, and maintaining portability between ePub and Kindle.
Handcrafted Ebooks is available from Amazon, Amazon UK, and other booksellers; or buy the ePub and Kindle ebook editions here. The author also maintains a blog that includes update information, including iBooks v1.2 coverage and workarounds).
Paperback front matter including table of contents (pdf)
On a bitter January night twenty years ago, Beverly Moon disappeared from the home she shared with her husband and daughter in the idyllic river town of Fairmont, Pennsylvania. When present-day writer/bartender Will Jameson gets wind of the story he unwittingly returns it to the front page of the local newspaper and sets a maelstrom in motion that won’t come to rest until not one, but two mysteries are unraveled. With “Traveling Clothes,” Bill Deasy builds upon the promise of his award-winning debut, “Ransom Seaborn,” and establishes himself as a fresh new voice in American literature.
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