History and Current Events: picks from our October Newsletter

Black and white covers are king in our October History and Current Events Newsletter.

Book cover of The Nixon Defense Book cover of Disobeying Hitler Book cover of Global Muckraking Book cover of LondonopolisBook cover of Born in the GDR   Book cover of The Leaderless Revolution

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Historical Fiction Newsletter Highlights

The old west, the new west and conquest in our September Historical Fiction newsletter.

     

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Popular Culture: Picks from our September Newsletter

Cinema Sex Sirens, Joan Rivers, Ja Rule and comedians are the stars of our September Popular Culture newsletter:

Book cover of Cinema Sex Sirens Book cover of Diary of a mad diva Book Cover of Unruly Book cover of We killed Book cover of Dirty Daddy Book cover of Seriously...I'm kidding

 

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For more topical reading ideas, check out our blog posts from the WORD Christchurch festival.

Historical Fiction: picks from our August 2014 newsletter

From 1800 BCE to 1950 CE, our picks in the August 2014 Historical Fiction newsletter run the gamut of civilization.

Book cover: The fortune hunter  Book cover of No country Book cover of Out of the black land Book cover of Ramses Book cover of Euphoria

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“The sea! The sea!”

Ancient Greek historian Xenophon and the August nature and science newsletter seem to have a thing about the sea. Dive in and see if you are on the same wave-length. Catch the drift of the reading picks, if you don’t like one, there are plenty more fish in the sea. Get on board our sailing ship of great aquatic reads. Have a whale of a time with some sea-tastic snappers of a sea-related….nope, that’s it, I’m out.

Book cover: the power of the sea Book cover of The Reef Book cover: The empty ocean  Book cover: The secret world of red wolves Book cover of The urban bestiary Book Cover: Animal architecture

Science lovers may also want to check out the WORD Christchurch session featuring Michael Corballis, author of The Wandering Mind.

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Historical fiction is in the cards

Tarot, 18th Century cemetery relocation and the Sundance Kid feature in our picks from the July Historical Fiction Newsletter:

Book cover of Stockholm Octavo Book cover of Pure Book cover of Sundance Book Cover of The Visitors Book cover of China DollsBook cover of In The Wolf's Mouth

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