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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.

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

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

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

Can We Save Belarus From The Same Fate As Syria?

We can only hope and pray for the best in Syria, but perhaps for Belarus we can do something more. The sanctions against South Africa worked. The regime changed. Two decades later Nelson Mandela, 27 years a political prisoner, is now, as he lies in hospital, the hallowed former President and father of the Rainbow Nation South Africa became.
25/06/2013 11:05 BST

Absolute Measures

Last year it was Libya. Today it's Syria. 20 years ago Bosnia and the break-up of Yugoslavia was the focus of human suffering through civil war -- and in between there's been Iraq, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Liberia, Chechenya and many others that never reach our television screens.
17/10/2012 14:42 BST

A Mystery From the Great Days of Nazi-Hunting

Many years ago, when I was working as a producer of TV investigations, I met an old diplomat for supper. He was a man straight out of a John le Carre thriller: a man who once did favours for Israeli intelligence in situations where it was best not to be a Jew.
12/10/2012 11:21 BST

Why Windows 8 Will Change the Way You Use Your PC

It may not have escaped your attention that there's a new and very different version of Windows due out in October. Whilst Vista was XP in smart suit and Windows 7 was Vista that worked properly they didn't make major changes to the day-to-day experience. Windows 8 does, and how.
04/10/2012 11:09 BST

What Makes a Great James Bond Adventure?

Ian Fleming's best source material was exhausted long ago. We're down to the tasty crumbs at the bottom of the pack now - the short story <em>Quantum of Solace</em> provided little more than a bracingly cryptic title for Daniel Craig's most recent Bond adventure.
03/09/2012 17:18 BST

Red Spirit

The talk of what's concealed inside the tomb of Qin Shi Huang is of glittering jade, gold and precious stones, of rivers of mercury and of warriors with crossbows ready to fire at any intruder. There would also be the hallmarks of a supreme ruler who craved power and attention.
30/08/2012 11:30 BST

Call for the Dead

In the final chapter of Castle Gay, John Buchan's second adventure with Glasgow grocer Dixon McCunn and the Gorbals Diehards, the author says his goodbyes. The villains, men with villainous names and at least one beard, Mastrovin, Dedekind, Rosenbaum, Calaman and Ricci are dispatched to their Ruritanian homeland in Evallonia.
16/08/2012 20:20 BST

Why Cancer Patients Need to Take Control of Their Own Treatment

For many people, when they are told that they have cancer, it will be the first time that they have confronted their own mortality. Of course, they will have known that they were going to die one day. We all do. But it is probably not something they have dwelt upon, and made peace with.
30/04/2012 14:26 BST

A Hundred Years On, Dracula's Creator Is Far From Dead

It is, of course, entirely appropriate that the estate of Bram Stoker should choose to mark the 100th anniversary of the author's death this month with a series of events, such as the publication of Bram Stoker's Lost Journal, and a special edition of Dracula.
04/04/2012 15:45 BST

Thirty Years On, Could We Still Re-Take the Falklands?

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War - which started on 2 April 1982 - Britain's victory is justly recalled. That the war came near to disaster is conveniently forgotten. How well-placed are we to hold the islands today?
26/03/2012 11:31 BST

The Wedding Speech is the Greatest Ordeal Many of Us Will Face

The style of speaking at weddings has changed over the years. What was once exclusively a male reserve has now thankfully opened up to include the Chief Bridesmaid/Maid of Honour, Mother of the Bride as well as an opportunity for the Bride herself to hold the floor.
12/03/2012 13:26 GMT