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Meet our Authors: Silvia Baučeková – April 2017 13 April 2017

Silvia Rosivalová Baučeková is Assistant Professor at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia. As a PhD candidate, she participated in a double-degree study programme and earned her doctorate from Universidad de Jaén in Spain and from Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in 2014.

Her current research focuses on the possibility of applying methods developed by the emerging field of food studies in the analysis of fiction. Her other research interests include 20th century English poetry, women’s studies, and popular fiction studies. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of British literature and on British popular fiction. She is a member of the Slovak Association for the Study of English.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Silvia has authored Dining Room Detectives: Analysing Food in the Novels of Agatha Christie, in which a structuralist approach to Golden Age crime fiction is complemented by methodology developed in the field of food studies in order to demonstrate the twofold role that food plays in Agatha Christie’s novels.

Silvia describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

I worked with Cambridge Scholars on the publication of my very first book and I only have good things to say about the entire process, from the earliest stages through to the date of publication. The team at Cambridge Scholars was very understanding and sensitive to my needs as a novice author. The communication with everyone at Cambridge Scholars was prompt, easy and efficient. All of the editors I came into contact with were highly professional and knowledgeable, but also kind and willing to help. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sam Baker and David Luscombe, who were extremely patient with me throughout the publication process, and provided me with the time and space necessary to produce a book that I am one hundred percent happy with. Furthermore, I was given the chance to have complete control over the design of the cover of my book, which I really appreciated. Whether you are an experienced author or you are just about to publish your first work, I can wholeheartedly recommend publishing with Cambridge Scholars.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Dining Room Detectives: Analysing Food in the Novels of Agatha Christie. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2017.


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Meet our Authors: Mark Guscin – April 2017 13 April 2017

Mark Guscin obtained a first-class degree in Latin and Greek from the University of Manchester at the age of nineteen, and recently obtained his PhD in History from Royal Holloway, University of London, which was also admitted by the University of Oviedo in Spain as an equivalent PhD in Spain.

Mark is currently an independent scholar and professional translator and interpreter in Latin, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, French, Portuguese and Italian. He has published various books related to medieval history and the Napoleonic Wars, as well as a prize-winning biography of Lady Hester Stanhope (in Spanish).

He has also worked as a television presenter on the National Geographic Ancient X-Files. He is a translator and interpreter in the Spanish engineering company Duro Felguera, and runs his own translation agency. He has lived in Spain since 1986.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Mark has authored The Tradition of the Image of Edessa, a study of the literature, paintings, icons and other aspects related to the Image of Edessa which “traces with erudition the long history of a Christian tradition known since the fifth century” according to Professor Miri Rubin of Queen Mary University of London.


In describing his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars, Mark underlines the quality of the finished product:

It was actually Cambridge Scholars who first approached me when I started my PhD, and we agreed that when the thesis was finished we would talk again. The decision was taken very quickly, I adapted the style to a slightly broader audience (after all, a thesis is written mainly for the examiners) and off we went. The publishing process was so smooth and easy that I kept thinking I must be forgetting something or doing something wrong - there was always someone there to help me with technical and typesetting doubts (and I had quite a few), and in the end my hopes were exceeded when I actually saw the book; the quality (especially that of the images) is truly excellent. This is a very significant point, as in my case, and no doubt in many others too, the images are an essential element in understanding what the written text actually says. If they are not printed clearly much of the argument is lost, or rendered unclear. Overall, what can often be a wearisome task (the part between delivering the manuscript and publication) was in this case most enjoyable.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Tradition of the Image of Edessa. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2017.


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