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  • by Matthew Green
    £7.49 - 16.49

    Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff.This is the forgotten history of Britain's lost cities, ghost towns and vanished villages: our shadowlands.'Shadowlands is so well researched, beautifully written and packed with interesting detail. Green is both historian and prophet, offering a warning we need to pay attention to . . . alarming and valuable.'CLAIRE TOMALIN'A beautiful book, truly original. Shadowlands is poetic history written with great literary flair, inqusitiveness, soul-searching and humanity . . . It is a marvellous achievement.'IAN MORTIMER, author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England'An exquisitely written, moving and elegiac exploration . . . a book to savour and cherish.'SUZANNAH LIPSCOMB'A haunting, lyrical tour around the lost places of Britain.'CHARLOTTE HIGGINS, author of Under Another SkyBritain's landscape is scarred with haunting and romantic remains; these shadowlands that were once filled with life are now just spectral echoes. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval city plunged off a Suffolk cliff by sea storms; the lost city of Trellech unearthed by moles in the Welsh Marches; and the ghostly reservoir that is Capel Celyn, one of the few remaining solely Welsh-speaking villages, drowned by Liverpool City Council.Historian Matthew Green tells the extraordinary stories of how these places met their fate and probes the disappearances to explain why Britain looks the way it does today. Travelling across Britain, Green transports the reader to these places as they teeter on the brink of oblivion, vividly capturing the sounds of the sea clawing away row upon row of houses, the taste of medieval wine, or the sights of puffin hunting on the tallest cliffs in the country. We experience them in their prime, look on at their destruction and revisit their lingering remains later as they are mourned by evictees and reimagined by artists, writers and mavericks.By exploring the lost causes and dead ends of history - places lost to natural phenomena, war and plague, economic shifts and technological progress - the precariousness of our own towns and cities, of humanity, becomes clear. Shadowlands is a deeply evocative and dazzlingly original account of Britain's past. 'A haunting and miraculous work of resurrection, stinging in a perpetual present'.IAIN SINCLAIR, author of The Gold Machine'Superb. A beautifully written atlas of Ghost Britain, a summoning of places lost to memory, and a deft excavation of the void underlying myths of national identity.'WILLIAM ATKINS, author of Exiles

  • - The Hunt For Joseph Kony
    by Matthew Green
    £6.99 - 8.99

    A foreign correspondent's chronicle of the Ugandan warlord and his Lord's Resistance Army of abducted child soldiers: ';a readable and compelling account' (Independent, UK). Somewhere in the jungles of Uganda, there hides a fugitive rebel leader: he is said to take his orders directly from the spirit world and, together with his ragged army of brutalized child soldiers, he has left a bloody trail of devastation across his country. Joseph Kony is now an internationally wanted criminal, and yet nobody really knows who he is or what he is fighting for. To get the truth behind the rumors and myths, Matthew Green ventures into the war zone, meeting the victims, the peacemakers and the regional powerbrokers as he tracks down the man himself.The Wizard of the Nileis the first book to peel back the layers of mysticism and murky politics surrounding Kony, to shine a searching light onto this forgotten conflict, and to tell the gripping human story behind an inhumane war and a humanitarian crisis. Winner of the Jerwood AwardLong-listed for the Orwell Prize

  • by Matthew Green & Annette Green
    £20.49

  • - from the bestselling author of Memoirs Of An Imaginary Friend
    by Matthew Green
    £4.99 - 13.99

    From the beloved author of Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend comes a wonderful new novel, written entirely in lists, about a man whose life is at a crossroads.

  • - The House Freedom Caucus and the Power of Threat-Making in Congress
    by Matthew Green
    £11.99

    Following the 2014 elections, a group of organized conservatives called the House Freedom Caucus regularly issued threats against its own party's leadership. This Element posits explanations for why such threat-making might occur and what might increase its likelihood of success, then tests those explanations.

  • by Matthew Green
    £2.99 - 13.99

  • - A Travel Guide Through Time
    by Matthew Green
    £8.99 - 10.49

    Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital's rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past.Let time traveller Dr Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary periods in London's history - the ages of Shakespeare, medieval city life, plague, coffee houses, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz.We'll turn back the clock to the time of Shakespeare and visit a savage bull and bear baiting arena on the Bankside. In medieval London, we'll circle the walls as the city lies barricaded under curfew, while spinning further forward in time we'll inhale the 'holy herb' in an early tobacco house, before peering into an open plague pit. In the 18th century, we'll navigate the streets in style with a ride on a sedan chair, and when we land in Victorian London, we'll take a tour of freak-show booths and meet the Elephant Man.You'll meet pornographers and traitors, actors and apothecaries, the mad, bad and dangerous to know, all desperate to show you the thrilling and vibrant history of the world's liveliest city.

  • by Matthew Green
    £3.99 - 8.49

    Goodreads finalist 2012 as voted by over 1 million readersMy name is BUDO.I have been alive for 5 years.5 years is a very long time for someone like me to be alive.MAX gave me my name. Max is 8 years old.He is the only human person who can see me.I know what Max knows, and some things he doesn't.I know that Max is in danger. And I know that I am the only one who can save him.

  • by Kristine Valenzuela, Peter Green & Matthew Green
    £8.49

  • by Matthew Green
    £10.99

  • - Fighting War, Surviving Trauma and Finding Peace
    by Matthew Green
    £6.99

    A gripping and groundbreaking book that tells the inside story of how the men and women we dispatch to fight our battles adapt to life outside the combat zone.

  • - The Untold Story of Surviving Peace
    by Matthew Green
    £9.49

    Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf. But what happens when these soldiers come back home, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life? In Aftershock, Matthew Green tells the story of our veterans' journey from the frontline of combat to the reality of return. Through wide-ranging interviews with former combatants -- including a Royal Marine sniper and a former operator in the SAS - as well as serving personnel and their families, physicians, therapists, and psychiatrists, Aftershock looks beyond the headline-grabbing statistics and the labels of post-traumatic stress disorder to get to the heart of today's post-conflict experience. Green asks what lessons have been learned from past wars, and explores the range of help currently available, from traditional talking cures to cutting-edge scientific therapies. As today's battle-scarred troops begin to lay their weapons down, Aftershock is a hard-hitting account of the hidden cost of conflict. And its message is one that has profound implications, not just for the military, but for anyone with an interest in how we experience trauma and survive.

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