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Orbit

The Last Days of Jack Sparks

Jason Arnopp
Authors:
Jason Arnopp

***THE TOP TEN EBOOK BESTSELLER***'Magnificent' Alan Moore'I couldn't put the book down' Ron Howard'Chilling and utterly immersive' M. R. Carey It was no secret that journalist Jack Sparks had been researching the occult for his new book. No stranger to controversy, he'd already triggered a furious Twitter storm by mocking an exorcism he witnessed.Then there was that video: forty seconds of chilling footage that Jack repeatedly claimed was not of his making, yet was posted from his own YouTube account.Nobody knew what happened to Jack in the days that followed - until now. 'Fascinating, hilarious, disturbing, exciting and surprising as hell' Ron Howard, director of Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code'Brilliantly paced, utterly compelling, I didn't have *a clue* what would happen' Toby Whithouse'Super spooky and addictively written' Heat'We fell hard for Jason Arnopp's whip-smart and impulsive thriller . . . meet your new favourite book' iBooks Store'Wittier than the lovechild of Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker, scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum' Sarah Lotz, author of The Three'This is The Omen for the social media age' Chris Brookmyre'Ingenious and funny . . . A magnificent millennial nightmare' Alan MooreDISCOVER THIS YEAR'S MOST TALKED-ABOUT THRILLER - perfect for fans of Stephen King, Irvine Welsh and Chuck Palahniuk.

Constable

The Forbidden Universe

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

Were the first scientists hermetic philosophers? What do these occult origins of modern science tell us about the universe today? The Forbidden Universe reveals the secret brotherhood that defined the world, and perhaps discovered the mind of God.All the pioneers of science, from Copernicus to Newton via Galileo, were inspired by Hermeticism. Men such as Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Bacon, Kepler, Tycho Brahe - even Shakespeare - owed much of their achievements to basically occult beliefs - the hermetica. In this fascinating study, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince go in search of the Hermetic origins of modern science and prove that not everything is as it seems and that over the past 400 years there has been a secret agenda behind our search for truth. From the age of Leonardo da Vinci, the influence of hermetic thinking upon the greatest minds in history has been hidden, a secret held by a forbidden brotherhood in search of the mind of God. Yet this search does not end in history but can be found in the present day - in the contemporary debates of leading evolutionists and thinkers. The significance of this hidden school can hardly be over-emphasised. Not only did it provide a spiritual and philosophical background to the rise of modern science, but its worldview is also relevant to those hungry for all sorts of knowledge even in the twenty-first century. And it may even show the way to reconciling the apparently irreconcilable divide between the scientific and the spiritual. Picknett and Prince go in search of this true foundation of modern rational thought and reveal a story that overturns 400 years of received wisdom.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Florence

Ross King, Anja Grebe
Authors:
Ross King, Anja Grebe

Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city's other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by Ross King (best-selling author), Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).

Sphere

The Camelot Code

Sam Christer
Authors:
Sam Christer

What if King Arthur was more than a myth?On a starlit summer's night in the Welsh mountains, an old man is torn from sleep as an ancient prophecy unfolds.On the other side of the Atlantic, an American antiques dealer lies dying on the floor of his shop, blood ebbing from a fatal stab wound.In San Francisco, Mitzi Fallon begins her new job as lead investigator for the FBI's Historical, Religious and Unsolved Crimes Unit. When it emerges that a priceless Celtic relic has been stolen from the murdered antiques dealer, Mitzi finds herself drawn into a mystery that reaches from the heart of the modern US government back to a man once dismissed as myth: King Arthur.Sam Christer, author of the international smash hit, The Stonehenge Legacy, returns with his most dramatic, race-against-time thriller yet. Packed with heart-stopping, addictive suspense and historical intrigue, The Camelot Code is a brand new thriller that is perfect for fans of Dan Brown and Simon Toyne. The King Arthur legend is about to come to life...

Black Dog & Leventhal

Leonardo's Notebooks

H. Anna Suh, Leonardo da Vinci
Authors:
H. Anna Suh, Leonardo da Vinci

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.Leonardo da Vinci?artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man?is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits.The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena

Roy Bainton
Authors:
Roy Bainton

New mysteries, as well as variations on recurring ones, continue to surface on a weekly basis around the globe, from showers of frogs over Hungary to birds falling to earth in Arkansas. This compendious round-up of unexplained phenomena examines everything from the experiments being done with the Large Hadron Collider to classic maritime mysteries involving inexplicably missing crews, via UFOs, mediums, cryptozoology, panics, paranoia and a universe proving stranger in fact than we'd imagined.

Sphere

Turin Shroud: How Leonardo Da Vinci Fooled History

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Robinson

The Mammoth Book of UFOs

Lynn Picknett
Authors:
Lynn Picknett
Sphere

The Turin Shroud Secret

Sam Christer
Authors:
Sam Christer
Constable

The American Leonardo

John Brewer
Authors:
John Brewer

After the First World War, Harry Hahn returned to America with his new wife and a spectacular wedding present - which the couple claim was the real La Belle Ferronnière by Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting caused a sensation until the world's leading art critic, Sir Joseph Duveen (without seeing it in person) questioned its authenticity. The Hahns took Duveen to court for slander. Thus began one of the most extraordinary stories in 20th century art history.The highly renowned historian John Brewer brilliantly uses this story as a launch from which to look at the wider world of the art market and asks the question, when you are standing in front of a painting how do you know what it is? How do you value its worth? What is the most reliable - the expert eye of the connoisseur or the forensic insight of more scientific methods? Through the story of the American Leonardo Brewer charts a thrilling history of 20th century obsession with art, taste and moneyPraise for A Sentimental Murder'A clever, important book,' Kathryn Hughes, Guardian'Sensational . . utterly rigorous, yet written with effortless elegance and continual verve.' Observer'like a set of dazzling variations on the traditional whodunit.' Daily Telegraph'Exceptional, stimulating, original, beautifully written and full of wit.' Miranda Seymour'Rich and significant . . more compelling that any thriller.' Independent

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The Sion Revelation

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

In their bestselling books The Turin Shroud: In Whose Image and The Templar Revelation, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince uncovered age-old conspiracies surrounding secret knowledge of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, much of which centred on the activities of individuals and groups allegedly connected with the Priory of Sion. Now, in Decoding Sion, Picknett and Prince look more closely at this French-based organisation, said to be the ancient protector of great religious and historical secrets.Written in a similar style to The Stargate Conspiracy, where the authors argued that apparently bizarre belief systems actually hide real activity on behalf of intelligence agencies and of military and political movers and shakers, Decoding Sion will reveal just how important the Priory of Sion really is - and why we should all care . . .

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The Masks Of Christ

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

This book is not intended as an attack on Christianity of the Christ of faith, but is an assessment of all the historical evidence about Jesus Christ.Although there is a huge literature on the subject - theological, historical, mythical, New Age and speculative - almost all of it is aimed at a niche market. The Masks of Christ is very different, being a mainstream book aimed at everyone. For the first time, all the various theories and facts about Jesus are considered between the covers of one accessible book.As the phenomenal sales of The Da Vinci Code continue to fuel a growing global appetite for questioning the old certainities and assumptions about Christianity and what it says about its founder, never has there been a more perfect time to launch The Masks of Christ.

Magpie

The Secret History of Christianity

Malcolm Brocklehurst
Authors:
Malcolm Brocklehurst
Piatkus

The Two Marys

Sylvia Browne
Authors:
Sylvia Browne

New discoveries in archaeology and recent bestsellers and movies like The Da Vinci Code have sparked a renaissance over the many controversies that have remained unanswered in Christianity and other religions. With a unique perspective only Sylvia Browne could bring, The Two Marys is filled with the details of the two most important women in the life of Jesus.Jesus' mother had an enormous influence on him, and it has mostly been marginalised by the Christian churches. Contrary to all the Christian religions, Jesus did marry Mary Magdalene and she too influenced his teaching. In The Two Marys, New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne uncovers the hidden history of these two women in this remarkable book that will be the perfect gift this Christmas season.

Robinson

The Secret History of Lucifer (New Edition)

Lynn Picknett
Authors:
Lynn Picknett

In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' -- a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.

Da Capo Press

Top Secret/Majic

Stanton T. Friedman, Whitley Strieber
Authors:
Stanton T. Friedman, Whitley Strieber

Top Secret/Majic is the result of nuclear physicist and renowned UFO investigator Stanton T. Friedman's twenty-one year search for the truth about the mysterious Operation Majestic 12, President Truman's top-secret UFO investigation team. In this updated edition of his landmark book, he tells the incredible tale of the July, 1947 recovery of a crashed flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico, and the establishment by President Truman of a truly All-Star cast to deal with the saucer and its non-human inhabitants. The first four Directors of Central Intelligence, the first Secretary of defence, and several outstanding scientists and military leaders were part of the team. Through painstaking research and startling evidence,including documents that have never before been published,Friedman effectively exposes the U.S. government's biggest-kept secret: a fifty-eight year UFO cover-up.

Robinson

Mary Magdalene

Lynn Picknett
Authors:
Lynn Picknett

Are the roots of Christianity partly based on spin and propaganda? Acting as a historical detective, the author strips away the layers of deception and propaganda that surround the Christian story in a quest to find the real Mary Magdalene, asking these questions: was she a reformed prostitute who spent the rest of her life in penitence, as the Church has claimed? Was she merely one of the women who followed Jesus, at a respectful distance, and of no real account compared to the male disciples? Was she even a Jewish woman from the shore of lake Galilee? Using both scholastic and heretical sources - and a very heavy dose of common sense - the author discovers that virtually everything that the Church has ever led us to believe about Magdalene is not only wrong, but part of a deliberate conspiracy to cover up some uncomfortable facts. From the scriptures - both biblical and non-canonical, besides other historical traditions such as the secret inner circle of the Knights Templar - a very different Magdalene emerges: not only was she Jesus' sexual companion, but also the "Apostle of the Apostles", and his true successor. And far from being Galilean, she was probably a black woman from Ethiopia, who bore Jesus' mixed race child. Yet the story does not stop there: was Jesus really a Son of God or even the epitome of goodness - or, as the evidence strongly suggests - did he have a dark side that proved fatal to John the Baptist?

Sphere

Double Standards

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Stephen Prior
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince, Stephen Prior

For sixty years there has been an unprecedented cover-up by both the British Establishment and successive generations of historians about the flight of Hitler's Deputy Rudolf Hess to Scotland in May 1941. Long dismissed as the misguided attempt of a madman to make contact with a non-existent British peace party DOUBLE STANDARDS explosively reveals that Hess's peace mission was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century - and that the Establishment had very good reasons for covering up the truth: the Establishment WAS the peace party that Hess had come to meet. Even more shockingly, the book reveals that members of the Royal Family itself - whose involvement in the Hess affair has been conveniently airbrushed out of history - were at the heart of this group. Based on entirely new material from eyewitnesses, hitherto inaccessible archives and intelligence sources, DOUBLE STANDARDS reveals that Hess's peace mission was of supreme importance. It raises some of the most intriguing questions about the history of the twentieth century. DOUBLE STANDARDS' mission is to answer them.

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Stargate Conspiracy

Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince
Authors:
Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

Recent exciting discoveries by independent researchers have dramatically challenged our understanding of ancient Egypt, raising profound questions about our past. STARGATE CONSPIRACY exposes the most insidious & dangerous plan of our times. It involves intelligence agencies, politicians, bestselling writers, scientists & industrialists. The authors believe that this conspiracy, centred upon the eternal mysteries of ancient Egypt, targets & threatens us all. Tracing the identity of the groups involved, Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince argue that at the heart of this strange plan is the belief that the ancient Egyptian gods were-and are-real extraterrestrials, about to return through the 'stargate' between our world & theirs. They suggest that the US-funded excavations on the Giza plateau - officially denied, but for which the authors produce documented evidence - now appear to be the result of directives allegedly received through communication with beings of higher intelligence, who are instructing the conspirators to lay the foundations for great global changes. Provocative & stimulating, STARGATE CONSPIRACY is a book of and for the new millennium.

Anja Grebe

Anja Grebe teaches art history at the University of Erlangen- Nuremberg/Germany. She is taking part in numerous international research projects and exhibitions and has published extensively on medieval and modern art history. Grebe is the author of The Louvre: All the Paintings and The Vatican: All the Paintings. She lives in Erlangen, Germany.