24 February 2018
19 February 2017
08 October 2016
25 September 2016
10 March 2016
12 January 2016
17 November 2013
06 May 2013
Nine Poems of Valery Bryusov (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).
Fifteen Poems of Anna Akhmatova (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).
Eleven Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam).
05 February 2013
The Baird Letters - Letters of Gilbert Baird of Auchmedden
Driver H Taylor’s “In Memory of Our Nigh...
A Brit in Iceland
The Red Rag Vol 1 No 1 October 1916
A Brit in Greenland
A Literary Study of Andreas
Mary Ann Beard's The Church Lane Ghost
10 December 2012
26 November 2012
25 November 2012
24 September 2012
16 June 2012
20 March 2012
08 November 2011
27 June 2011
24 May 2011
04 January 2011
Solving Genealogy Problems:
How to Break Down "Brick Walls"
and Build Your Family Tree
published December 2011.
Reviewed by Family Tree magazine March 2012: "It basically does what it says on the tin ... Like a driving instructor guiding you through a three point turn to get you out of a dead end."
Reviewed by Genealogists' Magazine 30.9 March 2012: "A useful guide for those occasions when research has come to a standstill and another angle is needed to progress any further".
Reviewed by Who Do You Think You Are? February 2012: "Clear explnations, signposting and sound advice underpin ideas to try to solve your conundrums ... One to inspire ..."
06 October 2010
18 August 2010
T. S. Eliot's THE WASTE LAND In 999 Words (What Everyone Should Know)
This eBook short published by Nimble Books.
13 July 2010
John Milton's PARADISE LOST In 999 Words (What Everyone Should Know)
This eBook short by Graeme Davis published by Nimble Books.
29 January 2010
Research Your Surname and Your Family Tree
Reviewed by Family Tree Magazine December 2010: "brings ... expertise to bear on surnames."
Reviewed by BBC Who Do You Think You Are? January 2011: "whether you're a Smith or an Elton this book will provide some valuable pointers to unravelling the unique story behind your surname."
Reviewed by Genealogist's Magazine March 2011: "this book will not disappoint the reader."
Reviewed by Your Family Tree Spring 2011: "A superb new approach ... This is a warm, well-informed book that will interest everyone".
Mentioned by Family Tree Magazine March 2011: "Particularly popular with genealogists ... the perfect starting point for those wishing to find out what your family name means".
12 January 2010
28 December 2009
19 October 2009
"Nimble author Graeme Davis will be appearing on Channel 5 in the UK at 8 pm local time Wed Oct 21 to discuss The Lost Symbol and Graeme's forthcoming book about it."
The Lost Symbol: Truth or Fiction (Documentary)
Time - 20:00 - 21:00 (1 hour long)
When - Wednesday 21st October on Channel Five
Investigative documentary exploring the story behind Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol. Featuring unique access to Freemason lodges throughout the world, the film examines the history of the organisation and explores the biggest conspiracy theories surrounding it. After centuries of rumour, suspicion and scandal, do the Freemasons deserve their mysterious reputation?
21 August 2009
The Lost Symbol: Found is published by Nimble Books October 2009, and is an exploration of Dan Brown's latest novel The Lost Symbol.
The Freemasons and Washington DC provide a background for an exploration of mysticism and religious enlightenment. Within the frame of a fast-paced thriller this book asks and even answers key questions about the existence of a soul and a life after death.
Available in paperback and Kindle.
20 March 2009
Your Family Tree On-Line
How to trace your ancestry from your own computer
Published August 2009 by Howtobooks.
Reviewed by Ancestors issue 87 "all that you need to know to get started".
Reviewed by Family Tree Autumn 2009 "a clear step-by-step guide".
Reviewed by Your Family Tree issue 82 - they love the title!
Reviewed by BBC Who Do You Think You Are? magazine issue 27 "... a useful primer for beginners".
Reviewed by Family History Monthly issue 176 "of use to beginners".
Mentioned by Family Tree Magazine March 2011: "Particularly popular with genealogists ... explains how to begin tracing ancestors on the internet".
16 October 2008
Beedle the Bard
Re-read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Today
Published by Nimble Books, Michigan.
Re-read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Today
Published by Nimble Books, Michigan.
Exploring Beedle the Bard
Published by Nimble Books, Michigan.
20 June 2008
The Buckingham Journal of Language and Linguistics
The University of Buckingham Press, edited by Graeme Davis and Karl Bernhardt
Issue 1, September 2008.
Issue 2, September 2009.
Issue 3, September 2010.
Issue 4, September 2011.
This is the successor journal to Journal of Language and Linguistics (1999-2007).
19 June 2008
The Unauthorized Harry Potter Quiz Book, published June 2008 by Nimble Books, Michigan.
This is a Harry Potter quiz book like no other. It won't be asking you questions like "what school did Harry Potter go to?" (If you are a Harry Potter fan, then of course you know the answer!) Rather it asks questions which will develop your literary appreciation of the Harry Potter books and your general knowledge of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Some of these questions are easy, quite a few are fiendishly difficult, and several of them really don't have simple answers, but thinking about possible answers is what it is all about. Work through this quiz book (with an eye on the answers) and come out the other end with a much better understanding of the phenomenon that is Harry Potter.
15 March 2008
24 August 2007
09 July 2007
Vikings in America
Published August 2009 by Birlinn, Edinburgh.
For four centuries or more, from their first visits around AD 1000 to the eve of the Columbus voyages, the Vikings explored and settled thousands of miles of the coasts and rivers of North America. From New York’s Long Island to the Canadian High Arctic the New World was a playground for Viking adventurers. And the name the Vikings gave to this New World – America.
Reviewed by Medieval History. "A well-researched, interesting and thought provoking book which is sure to create fresh debate... Graeme Davis writes in a descriptive and lively style... A fascinating look at Viking history".
03 May 2007
05 April 2007
Early English Settlement of Orkney and Shetland
Published 2007 by John Donald, an imprint of Birlinn.
Classical and Mediaeval historians state that there was English settlement in both Orkney and Shetland from at least the fourth century AD – about a century before the English migrated from the Continent to England. Scholars have dismissed these references as mistaken, though with no better reason than that they do not fit the traditional view. This book examines the case for early English settlement, bringing to light new evidence from the Norn language which was spoken on the islands until the eighteenth century, as well as re-examining historical and archaeological sources. The linguistic evidence serves as a proof for the accuracy of the assertions of early historians. It shows that the English were a small group within the complex cultural mix of Orkney and Shetland, ultimately subsumed into the Norwegian Viking population which later migrated to the islands. The English did not survive as a discrete population. But they had a four-hundred year presence in the islands, which constitutes the earliest English settlement within the British Isles.
Interview in The Orcadian.
Oxbow Books comments: "This fascinating book [which] treads a neat line between scholarly rigour and readability proposes that the Orkneys and Shetland were settled by the Saxons from the 4th century AD, centuries before the Vikings. Davis builds his case using historical records, linguistics and new genetic evidence, explaining the theory and processes in detail."
06 January 2007
29 September 2006
28 August 2006
Genealogy and the Internet
Dr Graeme Davis
New on-line book published September 2006 by SelfHelpGuides, Auckland, New Zealand.
This guide is for anyone who wants to research a family. Using the resources here you can advance your family tree without travelling to national and regional record offices. The emphasis for this guide is on the British Isles and those English-speaking countries where ancestry goes back to Britain or Europe, usually by the mid nineteenth century.