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Endeavour Press

London-based digital publisher

Endeavour Press is a London-based digital publisher that aims to create the world's most stimulating e-books. It authors include Patrick Bishop, Saul David, Paul Lay, Nicola Horlick and Matthew Lynn.

Contacting An Isolated Peruvian Tribe Will Only End In Trouble

The best way to ensure isolated Amazonian tribes are kept intact is to keep them isolated - because anything else will end either in trouble or even worse, an epidemic. This has been the experience of the Brazilian Amazon and it will be no less true in Peru.
29/07/2015 11:39 BST

Have Prisons in the UK Reached Boiling Point?

Britain's prisons, unless we're lucky, could possibly give the government a pre-Christmas present they wouldn't like at all. Violence, self-harm and suicide are rising exponentially, and a system that's been creaking at the seams for years is like a boiler with a screwed-down safety valve. If it finally blows, the result could be catastrophic.
17/12/2014 15:12 GMT

Which Heads Will Roll, Now the Fight for Independence Is Over?

The independence debate in Scotland - although without pike or bayonet having been drawn - has similarly cast fellow countrymen against each other in a bitter and narrowly fought contest, in which a very large proportion of the utterly sincere participants will end up on the side of the defeated. This will leave their leaders especially vulnerable...
22/09/2014 11:12 BST

Admiral Nelson - Hero or a Mere Mortal?

An article by historian and journalist Kathryn Hughes in the <em>Guardian </em>has stirred up a critical storm about whether Nelson was one of Britain's greatest heroes - or a petulant blowhard.
27/08/2014 16:05 BST

The Kremlin's Tortured Relationship with the Truth

The convoy is part of a much wider Kremlin campaign of deception and disinformation - the famed Maskirovka - along with the deadpan denials of the seemingly obvious by Putin and his cronies, and the hoary old tactic of accusing its opponents of its own misdeeds. No untruth, it seems, is too brazen or implausible to pass Moscow's lips.
21/08/2014 16:28 BST

Authors United Have Picked the Wrong Fight

I have read a few articles and spoken to a couple of people in the book trade over the past week in relation to the ongoing dispute between Hachette (and Authors United) and Amazon. Most people who you will speak to, particularly inside the industry, will be squarely behind the authors.
11/08/2014 15:16 BST

Hacks Bleed, Too

As the graveyards of Gaza overflow, spats between journalists over how this most deadly and one-sided conflict should be reported might seem an irrelevance. But Jon Snow of Channel 4 News took to YouTube to editorialise his personal horror at what he'd witnessed when the children of Palestine failed to find shelter from Israel's tanks and jets.
08/08/2014 13:31 BST

Remembering the First World War

Monday 4th August will see us finally reach the landmark occasion of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war between the United Kingdom and Germany and what for most people would be the start of the First World War.
04/08/2014 15:22 BST

Sex, Lies and Scandal as Fiction and Fact Collide

Blind eyes were turned when paedophile politicians, churchmen and lawyers were allegedly violating children... 'Inquiries were stopped because of potential political embarrassment. Major people with connections (in politics) were dropped out and people lower down carried the can.'
10/07/2014 16:07 BST

4 July - Freedom Not Just for America But for Rwanda as Well

July 4th - America's day of independence and freedom. It was also the day twenty years ago that the genocide was brought to an end in Rwanda - not by foreign hand but by the remarkable military campaign of the rebel army led by Rwanda's current President, Paul Kagame...
03/07/2014 10:53 BST

What Really Caused the Chaos in Today's Middle East?

One of the greatest myths of our time is also, today in 2014, one of the most dangerous. This is the idea that today's Middle East was created by an Anglo-French secret pact in 1916, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, signed by Sir Mark Sykes for Britain and M. Georges-Picot for France.
06/06/2014 13:46 BST

Dirty Tricks In The Battle For The Four Minute Mile

Things were very different - 60 years ago - when Roger Bannister became an icon to England and the British Empire by becoming the first to break the four minute mile. For decades people had speculated about whether this barrier could be conquered - and some suggested that you might die in the attempt.
05/05/2014 12:13 BST

Independent Authors of the World Unite

One of my reasons for setting my latest romantic comedy within the publishing industry was to highlight some of its failings, both to readers and fellow authors (independent or otherwise). HarperCollins and Random House need not completely despair though.
10/02/2014 17:21 GMT

Nigel Farage - A Very European Anti-European

It would be hard to imagine a more English politician than Nigel Farage. With his pin-striped suits, pints of bitter, and self-deprecating humour, there isn't anywhere else he could come from. And yet, although he is best known for campaigning to take the UK out of the European Union, Farage is in fact a very European politician.
08/01/2014 15:20 GMT

Is Ben Stokes the New Andrew Flintoff? Let Us Hope Not...

Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has provided a rare glimmer of optimism on England's calamitous current Ashes tour. Whereas the established players have failed, this 22 year old, who was not in the side at the start of the series, has now scored England's only century thus far...
30/12/2013 15:58 GMT

The Dark Side of Christmas

It is no laughing matter that reports of domestic violence go up by as much as a third on Christmas Day. According to the charity Women's Aid, "A great deal of domestic violence is not reported ... [but it] is likely to increase during the holiday periods, perhaps due to the pressures of family members being together for long periods."
18/12/2013 13:52 GMT

How is Spying and Surveillance Evolving?

One of the many remarkable things revealed by the NSA spying revelations is how remote from the subject of their surveillance spies have become. Programmes with enigmatic names like XKeyscore or PRISM scan mainframe computers in far away bunkers, collecting and sifting through reams of emails and searches, which disconcertingly reveal to faceless bureaucrats our most intimate thoughts and intended actions.
22/10/2013 12:59 BST

Do We Need to Change the Way We Educate Our Children?

All of us want our children to live happy and fulfilled lives. To that end we do everything possible to make it happen. We get them great pre-school care, fight or pay for places at the best schools we can find, drive them to sports matches, badger them about homework, applaud loudly at school concerts, and help them apply for good university places.
16/10/2013 13:50 BST

Thank You Helen Fielding For Acknowledging Widows

Fast forward twenty years and me and the fictious Bridget Jones once again find ourselves in similar situations. We are both widows with young children. She has two, I have three. I am fascinated that Helen Fielding has followed this storyline as, since I was widowed seven years ago, I have been amazed at how little contemporary literary reference there is to us 'young widows'.
09/10/2013 17:37 BST