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Rescuing Andover's archaeology

Andover_coverThreshold's latest book is the definitive story of the rescue archaeology of Andover, a campaign led by amateurs whose passionate enthusiasm saved so much evidence of previous cultures from the developers' bulldozers. Heavily illustrated with 51 line illustrations, including detailed plans of dig sites, and 60 colour pictures. Another 10 photos of society volunteers in action are presented on the cover of this large-format paperback. Read more here and extracts here.

The latest from Mary Tant

The Gathering Storm coverIn Mary Tant's 2013 classic murder novel The Gathering Storm, Rossington family affairs come to the fore. Lucy faces a life-changing choice; her idyllic restored farmhouse is the scene of an archaeological dig and dramatic conflict. Twists of plot, vivid characters and a beautiful setting are what readers have come to expect from the Rossington novels, down to the gripping dénouement.

Silver_deerMary has also released a Christmas story as an ebook. The Silver Deer with a Golden Nose is available now on Amazon Kindle and on Apple iTunes


Mary Tant's website now in full swing

Mary Tant's website has now been running for 18 months

She welcomes fans of her mysteries to the background to her writing, the books she enjoys and which have inspired her. There is a lively and regularly updated nature blog, as well as a developing feature on where to eat out at teatime.

Mary Tant's sixth classic mystery

Don't Come Back coverDon't Come Back, Mary Tant's latest classic murder mystery is set in a remote moorland hamlet one New Year. Lucy and her friends find themselves enmeshed in a conflict between tradition, family loyalties and new ways of thinking, in which the unpredictable weather plays a significant part. This is the sixth title in the Rossington series. Mary Tant is launching a new website to keep readers up to date with her interests.

The latest Enhancing… book for HE best practice

Enhancing Learning through Assessment cover Enhancing Learning through Assessment gathers experiences of developing best practice for students and lecturers in business and accounting, finance, hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism. See the contributions and an extract from the introduction. With Enhancing Graduate Impact the Higher Education Academy series was concluded in Autumn 2011.

A farmer's wife in Jane Austen's Hampshire

Mary Bacon's World coverRuth Facer discovered Mrs Bacon's ledger in the Hampshire Record Office and her interpretation of Mary Bacon's writing, material circumstances, recipes for food and medicine, her domestic practices and mental world gives deep insight into the life of the 'middling sort' in the eighteenth century and the background for its literature. 'Delicious' said Gwyn Jones in the Farnham Herald; 'absorbing' echoed Prof Laurie Kaplan in JASNA News. Read an extract from Ruth's introduction to Mary Bacon's World.

Mary Tant's latest classic crime novel

Players and Betrayers coverWith Players and Betrayers Mary Tant’s series of murder mysteries set in the West Country reaches its fourth volume. The fascinating combination of heritage, archaeology, theatre and suspense makes this novel a worthy sequel to The Rossington Inheritance, Death at the Priory and Friends… and a Foe.

Student-centred Learning book launched

Student-centred cover Enhancing Student-centred Learning, edited by John Buswell and Nina Becket is the latest authoritative survey of innovation in HE teaching, learning and assessment in our series from the Higher Education Academy HLST and BMAF subject centres. Building on the foundation of Enhancing Graduate Employability, it looks at creating independent, autonomous and self-empowered learners. Read an extract from John's introduction.

Angels and Citizens featured
in TLS Nightingale review

F Nightingale c.1858 As if to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first publication, Anne Summers’ Angels and Citizens: British Women as Military Nurses 1854–1914 and its arguments are featured in a major TLS review by Gillian Sutherland of Mark Bostridge’s new biography of Florence Nightingale. Read more
Read Anne on Nightingale’s letters from The Guardian in 2007.

Can higher education deliver?

Can HE deliver? cover

That's the question posed by Angela Maher and Sarah Graves' second book from their FDTL project on graduate employability. The Hospitality Review's reviewer concluded that they had delivered:
…this is an excellent little book. It faces the debates and controversies head on, it engages with hard evidence about the human resource needs of the hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism sector, and it gives plenty of good advice for those who would like to develop a systematic approach to the development of graduate employability in the university curriculum. Liz Doherty

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