Alleyn Club Yearbook 2017

Tom Rob Smith (87-97) London Spy

the period from its founding in 1557 until the late 20th century.

This gripping, contemporary, emotional thriller from Tom Rob Smith, bestselling author of Child 44 and The Farm, tells the story of a chance romance between two people from very different worlds. Danny – gregarious, hedonistic and romantic – falls in love with

Luke G. Williams (87-95) Richmond Unchained: The Biography of the World’s First Black Sporting Superstar

Today Bill Richmond is largely unknown to the wider public, but he was one of the most significant sportsmen in history and one of the most prominent celebrities of Georgian times. Born into slavery in Staten Island, Richmond won his freedom as a young boy and

the enigmatic and brilliant Alex. Then Alex disappears. When Danny finds Alex’s body, he is forced to pursue the truth behind his death. This volume of complete scripts is a brilliant companion to the ratings-winning BBC1 series first shown in November 2015 and released on DVD in May 2016.

carved a new life for himself in England as a cabinet maker and then a renowned prizefighter and trainer. His amazing life encompassed encounters and relationships with some of the most prominent men of the age, including Earl Percy, William Hazlitt, Lord Byron, the Prince Regent and Lord Camelford. His fame was such that he fulfilled an official role at the coronation celebrations of King George IV in 1821. Luke’s book has been published to widespread critical acclaim, so much so that it was nominated for Biography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards held on Wednesday 1st June at Lord’s.

Tom Standage (83-87) Go Figure

Which James Bond drinks the most martinis? Is chocolate healthy? ...Go Figure has the answers. Bringing together the very best from the clever people at The Economist, Go Figure explains the mind-boggling, the peculiar and the profound, things you

Justin Carrol (88-98) Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death

might always have quietly wondered about and yet more you didn’t know you didn’t know. Figure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator - a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious.

Ten doors down from the home of a world famous ‘consulting detective’ lives twelve-year-old Hemlock Jones, and her recently arrived housemate and unwitting companion, Edward Whitlow. Hired to ‘demystify’ the mystery of a man’s murder by a terrifying angelic spectre, Hemlock

Richard J Garrett (52-61) The Defences of Macau

This book fills a gap in describing Macao’s defensive works and weapons, on land and sea, much of which has been previously unrecorded. These defences were crucial to the survival of the Portuguese and the book covers

and Edward’s investigations will lead them all over Victorian London, uncovering bizarre and deadly foes, figures from Hemlock’s hidden past, and a plot to take over the city... Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death is the first of the Hemlock Jones Chronicles, a series of detective adventures for children and adults, set in Victorian London.


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