ThomasWatson is a British Labour Party politician who served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2015 to 2019 and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 2016 to 2019. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for West Bromwich East from 2001 to 2019 and Minister for Digital Engagement and Civil Service Issues at the Cabinet Office from 2008 to 2009. In March 2020, he was appointed Chairman of UK Music
11 books on the list
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Travel from the halls of Cambridge to the Moscow underworld, from London to the Eastern Front during World War II in this thrilling Cold War tale. Prodigies Yulia and Michael meet at a chess tournament, unknowingly joining the deadliest game ever played shadowed by a ruthless resistance fighter and a great USSR spymaster. As the world heads towards conflict, can these four people prevent it? The Partisan is an epic and gripping ride.
I got The Partisan for Christmas. Of the hundred or so books I’ve read or listened to this year, it’s easily the best. I can’t recommend it enough. – source
'Dice Men' chronicles the birth of a gaming industry icon. Co-founders Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson tell the story of Games Workshop, from selling Dungeons and Dragons out of a van to creating the Fighting Fantasy series. Discover how their passion for gaming led to the opening of the first Games Workshop store and the creation of an entirely new genre of interactive stories. This book provides a fascinating inside look into the humble beginnings of a now-global company.
It’s here! Book of the year for me. – source
Discover the future of international conflicts with Tim Marshall's The Power of Geography. In this insightful book, the author identifies the top 10 crisis zones that will shape the 21st century and explores the role of geographical factors in these conflicts. From Australia's confrontation with China to Greece's struggle with Turkey, this book sheds light on the key players and potential solutions for each crisis. Don't miss out on this engaging read that offers a fresh perspective on the challenges of the coming years.
This is a great book. I’m not surprised it is so successful. – source
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Discover the untold story of the cyberweapons market in this chilling exposé by a leading cybersecurity reporter. Follow the journey of zero day, a coveted tool in the spy's arsenal with the power to dismantle safety controls, alter elections, and create chaos. Delve into the United States government's dominant hoarder of zero days and how they lost control, placing this powerful tool in the hands of hostile nations and mercenaries who will stop at nothing. Written like a thrilling reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is a cautionary tale that we all must heed to bring the global cyber arms race to heel.
I finished @nicoleperlroth’s book in 72 hours and it scared the shit out of me. If you’re interested in defence, economic, energy or tech policy; if you’re an MP, civil servant, in military Service or a journalist, you have to read it. – source
Private detective Cormoran Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott are investigating a cold case from 1974, searching for a missing woman named Margot Bamborough. Despite the slim chance of success, Strike is intrigued by the mysterious circumstances surrounding Margot's disappearance. As they dig deeper, they uncover a complex web of clues that lead to tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and untrustworthy witnesses. But even with decades passed, the case proves to be deadly. From the mind of J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, "Troubled Blood" is the next thrilling installment in the acclaimed, international bestselling series featuring Strike and Ellacott.
@horacepanterart @Art_Picturesque @jk_rowling It’s a fabulous book too. The whole series on audible is a joy. – source
I read a review copy of this book. It’s quite brilliant and offers a blueprint for how we can become an active nation. I can’t recommend it highly enough. – source
"Discover the wonders of walking with neuroscientist Shane O'Mara's enlightening exploration. From its evolutionary roots to modern-day research, O'Mara delves into the physical and mental benefits of putting one foot in front of the other. Learn how walking enhances our bodies and brains, improves our mood, and sparks our creativity. In Praise of Walking is a tribute to this uniquely human skill and encourages us to step out of our chairs and unlock our full potential."
@JRWWRJ It’s a fascinating book. – source
This is a fabulous book for budding veg growing city dwellers. – source
Discover the rich and delicious history of British and Irish cheeses with this engaging and informative book. From Stonehenge to modern-day practitioners, every cheese has a story to tell. Cheesemonger Ned Palmer takes you on a journey through time and introduces you to the major cheese styles, the craftspeople who make them, and how best to enjoy them. Shortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards, this is a must-read for cheese and history lovers.
This is a great book for Christmas, particularly if you follow a #keto lifestyle. – source
This cookbook focuses on a delicious and nutritious weight-loss diet for those with pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2. It includes a clear explanation of type 2 diabetes and guides readers on how to halt the progress of diabetes, lose weight, and bring blood glucose down to a normal level through low-carb and nutrient-dense foods. The simple and inexpensive recipes are designed to fill you up without raising blood sugar levels, and a carefully constructed diet plan with portion sizes helps reduce insulin production. It empowers readers to make informed decisions about their diet and enjoy lasting health.
@lowcarbGP @DailyMailUK @PHCukorg @DietDoctor1 @CampbellMurdoch @DrAseemMalhotra @DocRunner1 @Diabetescouk I’ve got this book and it’s fantastic! – source