Lawrence of Arabia’s Clouds Hill

Lawrence of Arabia’s Synopsis Clouds Hill, the remote Dorsetshire cottage which T.E. Lawrence made his home and came to love. Here, some dramatic events took place until, finally, the psychological scars which he had sustained during the course of World War I were largely healed. When T.E. Lawrence joined the...

Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait

Agatha Christie: Synopsis Agatha Christie was, and is, the world’s most successful detective novelist. Yet, her own life was steeped in sadness: clues to the cause of which may be discovered in her writings. In Agatha Christie: The Finished Portrait, Dr Andrew Norman delves deep into the crime writer’s past...

Mugabe: Teacher, Revolutionary, Tyrant

Mugabe: Synopsis Mugabe has been described as evil, a tyrant, and a monster. Yet, he is a person of academic distinction with a keen sense of humour. How can these seemingly opposed character traits exist in one and the same person? An explanation is offered. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, a former...

The Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs

The Story of George Loveless and the Tolpuddle Martyrs Synopsis How, in the 19th century, four impoverished agricultural labourers from Dorsetshire, challenged the establishment and paid a terrible price, but by doing so changed the face of trade unionism for ever. George Loveless, the acknowledged leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs,...

Father of the Blind: A Portrait of Sir Arthur Pearson

Father of the Blind: Synopsis A century ago Sir Arthur Pearson, founder of the Daily Express newspaper, who was himself blind, created an institution (St Dunstan’s) in London. Here, servicemen blinded in World War I, to whom all hope seemed lost, could be cared for, rehabilitated and ultimately equipped to regain control...