Best Selling Books by Martin Davies

Martin Davies is the author of Shipping Law (1990), Admiralty and Maritime Law (2006), Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse (2022), Meaning, Quantification, Necessity (2019) and other 65 books.

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Shipping Law

release date: Jan 01, 1990
Shipping Law
Paperback second edition of a maritime law book for students and practitioners. Focuses on Australian laws and substantially revised to take into account legislative changes in Australia, new international rules and recent case law. Also includes a new chapter on maritime pollution. Includes a table of cases, table of statutes and index.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

release date: Jun 01, 2006
Admiralty and Maritime Law
This is an abridged version of a casebook (previously published in two volumes) on admiralty and maritime law. Nine chapters cover: admiralty jurisdiction and procedure; federalism and admiralty jurisdiction; admiralty remedies; carriage of goods; charter parties; personal injury and death claims; collision and other accidents; maritime liens; and

Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse

release date: Apr 26, 2022
Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse
When a traveler recently returned from the Far East enlists the assistance of her employer, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, after nearly being killed under mysterious circumstances, housekeeper Mrs. Hudson and Flottie, a young orphan in her care, undertake their own investigation into the case, which may involve an exotic Sumatran curse.

Meaning, Quantification, Necessity

release date: Oct 30, 2019
Meaning, Quantification, Necessity
Originally published in 1981. This is a book for the final year undergraduate or first year graduate who intends to proceed with serious research in philosophical logic. It will be welcomed by both lecturers and students for its careful consideration of main themes ranging from Gricean accounts of meaning to two dimensional modal logic. The first part of the book is concerned with the nature of the semantic theorist’s project, and particularly with the crucial concepts of meaning, truth, and semantic structure. The second and third parts deal with various constructions that are found in natural languages: names, quantifiers, definite descriptions, and modal operators. Throughout, while assuming some familiarity with philosophical logic and elementary formal logic, the text provides a clear exposition. It brings together related ideas, and in some places refines and improves upon existing accounts.

Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose

release date: Oct 19, 2015
Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose
Sherlock Holmes and Mrs Hudson are faced with a new challenge... Dangerous magicians! Precious gems! Dastardly Plans! Sherlock Holmes is just the man... But what if Holmes isn't the only brains at Baker Street? As snow falls on Baker Street, the wintry city is abuzz with excitement: the Malabar Rose – a fabled and enormous ruby – has been sent as a gift to Queen Victoria by the Marharajah of Marjoudh. An extraordinary condition is attached: the gem must be displayed at London’s sumptuous Blenheim Hotel. How can the safety of this priceless jewel be assured? The authorities wisely enlist the help of Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson... but fortunately for them, they are also on the receiving end of help from Holmes’s redoubtable housekeeper Mrs Hudson and her able assistant, Flotsam the housemaid. The Malabar Rose isn’t the only exotic attraction stirring up excitement in the city, however. World famous magician the Great Salmanazar will be amazing the lucky few who can secure tickets at a once-in-a-lifetime spectacular. Not only that, but the world’s most beautiful woman – the glamorous, if rather risqué, fire dancer Lola Del Fuego – will be joining him on the bill. With all this excitement and a peculiar disappearance in Ealing, Mrs Hudson and Flottie have their hands full this festive season. Their investigations take in snow-shrouded streets, a toyshop full of wonders, a tumultuous Covent Garden as the New Year rings in and even theatre dressing rooms in Stepney. This fresh twist on classic Victorian mystery will delight fans and new readers alike. Martin Davies grew up in north-west England. In addition to the Holmes & Hudson Mysteries, he is the author of four other novels, including The Conjurer’s Bird, which sold over 150,000 copies and was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club and Havana Sleeping, which was shortlisted for the 2015 CWA Historical Dagger award. He works as a consultant in the broadcasting industry.

Mrs Hudson and the Samarkand Conspiracy

release date: Mar 12, 2020
Mrs Hudson and the Samarkand Conspiracy
Mrs Hudson must step into action once more. It's summer in London, and things are quiet. But while Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson chafe at their inactivity, a train carrying a vital secret is entering a tunnel in an obscure region of the Balkans – never to be seen again. The train is only the beginning. The missing message must be found and decoded, and a diplomat’s wife must be rescued from the clutches of a pernicious blackmailer. The nation is in danger, and if a diplomatic scandal of disastrous proportions is to be avoided, Sherlock Holmes’ brilliance may not be enough... Mrs Hudson and Flottie her assistant will once again turn detective. From the Richard & Judy-featured author of The Conjuror’s Bird, back by popular demand, the first new Holmes & Hudson novel for several years.

International Transactions in Goods

release date: Jan 01, 2014
International Transactions in Goods
This study describes the law relating to the transactions involved in the international sale of goods. It does not confine itself to the law of the international sale contract, but deals also with the indispensable ancillary transactions relating to payments and transport. It is written from a comparative perspective, combining material from international law, common law, civil law, and the world of commerce. The book combines extensive explanatory text with illustrative excerpts from cases, legislation, and documents widely used in international trade.

Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament

release date: Dec 18, 2015
Mrs Hudson and the Lazarus Testament
A thrilling cosy mystery for Mrs Hudson, Baker Street’s best-kept secret. A man is knocked down outside 221B Baker Street. His dying words speak of a man risen from the grave. A Viscount has gone missing and there are rumours of a dead man haunting the moors and a country hall beset by ghostly lights and spectres. Sherlock Holmes’ housekeeper, the formidable Mrs Hudson, is faced with a mystery. Joined by her assistant Flotsam, they’re once again thrown into dark adventure full of gripping twists and murderous intrigue. Together with Holmes and Dr. Watson they must race against the forces of darkness to uncover the truth behind the mysterious document known as the Lazarus Testament. Lives are on the line and the puzzle must be solved... But not before a slice of Dundee cake. The third in the bestselling Sherlock Holmes & Mrs Hudson Mysteries, this is a dark but cosy crime novel that will transport readers to a world of foggy streets and snow-covered fells and Victorian London.

Mrs Hudson and The Christmas Canary

release date: Nov 10, 2022
Mrs Hudson and The Christmas Canary
Old lies, new threats. The chickens have come home to roost... December in London, and Maximilian Cortado, the world famous violinist, has disappeared, the only clue being the unexpected delivery to his townhouse of a basket containing a live hen. When it emerges that a number of other notable members of society have been receiving similarly unexplained fowl, the deliveries begin to appear more sinister. Sherlock Holmes, however, seems more intrigued by a trivial incident in Sussex, where someone has been damaging Christmas trees intended for a local stately home. So when he is asked by the wife of a famous artist to investigate a robbery carried out twenty-three years before, Mrs Hudson sees an opportunity to assist. At the centre of that mystery is the Christmas Canary, a solid gold decoration of mesmerising beauty, hand-crafted for the fifth Lord Empingham. For years it had graced the top of the Christmas tree at Frawling Hall – until its mystifying disappearance broke the seventh Lord's heart. Fowl deeds are afoot, but can Mrs Hudson restore the canary to its perch before it’s too late? A wonderfully evocative caper based in the legend of Sherlock Holmes, perfect for fans of M. R. C. Kasasian and M. C. Beaton.

The Conjurer's Bird

release date: Aug 22, 2006
The Conjurer's Bird
Searching for the remains of an extinct bird that had once been in the collection of eighteenth-century naturalist Joseph Banks, Fitz, a modern-day conservationist, uncovers some of the mysteries of Banks's life, including an enigmatic woman with a strange connection to the bird. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Aldus Manutius

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Aldus Manutius
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

'Conceal, Create, Confuse'

release date: Jul 11, 2016
'Conceal, Create, Confuse'
This is the story of the British Army's endeavours during the Great War to deceive the enemy and trick him into weakening his defences and redeploying his reserves. In this year-by-year account, Martin Davies shows how Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig actively encouraged their Army commanders to employ trickery so that all attacks should come as a 'complete surprise' to the enemy. The methods of concealment of real military artefacts and the creation of dummy ones were ingenious enough but the real art lay in the development of geographically dispersed deception plans which disguised the real time and place of attack and forced the enemy to defend areas threatened by fake operations. Some of these plans, such as disguising mules as tanks and creating dummy airfields bordered on the farcical but were often amazingly effective. The driving force behind the deception plans was GHQ and the Army commanders, further dispelling the myth of 'Lions led by Donkeys'. Evidence shows that the British Army employed deception to advantage in all their theatres of operation.

San Antonio 365

release date: Apr 14, 2020
San Antonio 365
San Antonio's surprising and dramatic history told as one story for each day of the year

Romanesque Architecture

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Small Group Research

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Small Group Research
This new volume covers studies and reviews published in the period 1975 to 1988. Its focus is not on the evaluation of current research, but rather it calls attention to available works that might be relevant for those wishing to do further research in a specified area. For this reason the editors refer to other reviews of parts of this literature that may provide a somewhat different perspective or that include citations selected on different criteria. When a study deals with more than one major variable or effect, it may be cited in several chapters.

Experience and Content

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Experience and Content
Attempts a 'continuum' account of experience and content taking account of a range of issues in the philosophy of science, ontology, epistemology and the philosophy of mind and perception.

The Italian Schools Before 1400

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Italian Schools Before 1400
This edition of Martin Davies's work, revised by Dillian Gordon, incorporates the advances made in the study of Trecento painting, involving new attributions, the reconstruction of the original appearance of altarpieces, and information on patronage, original location and iconography. The catalogue also takes account of the results of technical investigation by the National Gallery's Scientific and Conservation Departments after the cleaning of some of the paintings.

The Year After

release date: Sep 01, 2012
The Year After
December 1919. Tom Allen, uncomfortable in London after five years in uniform, receives an invitation to spend Christmas at Hannesford Court. It's almost as if nothing has changed. But Tom hasn't forgotten the professor. A strange meeting in Germany has raised a question in his mind: in all his visits to Hannesford before the War, all those years observing the glittering life of its owners, how much did he ever really see?

Mrs Hudson and the Blue Daisy Affair

release date: Nov 01, 2021

The Unicorn Road

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Unicorn Road
On the coast of southern Spain, an English father sits waiting for his son. It is many years since Benedict, then still a child, set out with the famous scholar Antioch on a mission to find and collect the mysterious beasts of the East. In all those years there has been no word, and the expedition is assumed lost. But the boy's father is not the only person asking questions on the harbourside that summer, and as he learns more about his son's companions, he comes to realise that the fate of the expedition has implications for people far richer and more powerful than himself. The Unicorn Road tells of a journey into the unknown and of the secret motives and hidden passions of those it brings together. When Benedict is befriended by the interpreter, Venn, he becomes embroiled in an exotic, dangerous adventure. It is a story of love and honour, greed and cruelty and, ultimately, about the power of words themselves. As magically evocative as an ancient silk painting, The Unicorn Road is a novel of the medieval world which vividly and tenderly illuminates our own.

The Essential Social Worker

release date: Dec 17, 2021
The Essential Social Worker
The third edition of The Essential Social Worker has been radically revised and updated and contains an entirely new chapter providing a clear outline of the historical and policy-related framework within which social work operates in areas of particular practice - child care, disability, mental health, old age and criminal justice. The Essential Social Worker defends the idea of a broadly based profession seeking to maintain disadvantaged people in the community. It bravely confronts the shallowness of many short-term fashions and argues that social work is a uniquely humane contributor to the achievement of welfare in the 1990s and beyond. A careful reading of The Essential Social Worker will ensure that the student gains an understanding of the role of social work in a complex urban society and develops an awareness of the debates which surround it. Social work is often subject to public criticism, but, as the author shows, it has continued to grow in scale and in influence throughout the 20th century and although its structure will continue to evolve, social work will remain essential in any society which regards itself as democratic and humane.

The Gutenberg Bible

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Gutenberg Bible
Printed in Mainz in 1455 by Johann Gutenberg and associates, The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed in Europe from movable type. More than five hundred years after its creation, fewer than fifty copies of the original now survive. Many copies, including The British Library's lavish example, incorporated painted decoration in order to evoke the feel of a more traditional illuminated manuscript. Pages from the library's edition are reproduced in full color in this volume, and Martin Davies's text discusses how The Gutenberg Bible was created and published, as well as the role it played in the early spread of printing in Europe.

Havana Sleeping

release date: Mar 26, 2015
Havana Sleeping
Havana in the 1850s is a city as dangerous as it is exotic. The murder of a humble night watchman at the British Consulate seems to worry neither the Consul nor the police. But one person cared for the old man. The enigmatic courtesan Leonarda will not rest until she understands the mystery of his death. In wintry England, George Backhouse is plucked from obscurity in the Foreign Office and given an unexpected promotion. His task: to travel to Cuba and take a stand against the illegal slave trade still flourishing there. But Havana is a tinderbox of intrigue. As the great powers of the region conspire against each other with increasing ruthlessness for control of the island, Backhouse comes to see that the most innocent of actions could spark a devastating war. To protect their interests, the powers-that-be in Whitehall are prepared to turn a blind eye to many things. Leonarda will not. But what of George Backhouse?

Sod It All! How to Deal with the Stress

release date: Apr 01, 2007

Study Skills for International Postgraduates

release date: Feb 24, 2022
Study Skills for International Postgraduates
This is the definitive guide to successful study as an international postgraduate student. Chapters cover all the core academic skills, including time management, reading, referencing, critical thinking, doing research, and writing and speaking for assessment. The book features a wealth of examples, activities and checklists to help students hone their skills. The 2nd edition features: - New content on managing digital sources, using electronic databases and poster presentation - Additional activities on referencing and critical thinking - Practical pointers to help students hit the ground running and quickly get to grips with the expectations and conventions of postgraduate study

FOCUS TORTS, 9TH EDITION.

release date: Jan 01, 2020
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