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Simon Andrew Hicks Mayo is an English radio presenter and author who has worked for BBC Radio since 1982. Mayo was the presenter of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 between January 2010 to May 2018 and is, with Mark Kermode, presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live.
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The Siege of Loyalty House
A Story of the English Civil War
Jessie Childs - 2023-01-03
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An immersive and electrifying account of a defining episode in the English Civil War that illuminates the human experience—and human cost—of this devastating war.It was a time of puritans and populism, witch hunts and civil war. Between 1643 and 1645, Basing House in Hampshire, England, was besieged three times. To the parliamentary Roundheads, the...
Simon Mayo
2022-10-17T09:27:30.000Z
@childs_jessie I’m thrilled to be reading it! It’s an incredible book.      source
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The Skripal Files
Putin, Poison and the New Spy War
Mark Urban - 2019-09-19
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Simon Mayo
2021-09-21T12:42:22.000Z
The definitive book on this      source
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Black Spartacus
The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
Sudhir Hazareesingh - 2021-09-02 (first published in 2020)
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The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint LouvertureThe Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black state. After the aboliti...
Simon Mayo
2021-06-13T12:49:35.000Z
This is a great book      source
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Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-05-15 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Simon Mayo
2019-09-04T13:52:33.000Z
Love this book still      source
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Mortal Engines
Philip Reeve - 2017-05-30 (first published in 2001)
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"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea."The great traction city London has been skulking in the hills to avoid the bigger, faster, hungrier cities loose in the Great Hunting Ground. But now, the sinister plans of Lord Mayor Mangus Crome can f...
Simon Mayo
2018-11-22T09:44:30.000Z
Loved Mortal Engines (book) love @philipreeve1, love Peter Jackson. Hoping for a good morning!      source
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