"One Man's Israel"
To mark Israel's 60th anniversary, a collection of 36 separate pieces by the author, which chart the backdrop to the kaleidoscopic Israeli scene over the past thirty years. They include a little political commentary and some social comment, but also encompass short stories, features, travel writing, letters, poetry, music and radio drama. A rich mix of delights for anyone with an interest in the Middle East in general and Israel in particular. A book to dip into ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and always be guaranteed of finding something to please, interest, amuse, enlighten or entertain.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ..an apt publication to mark IsraelÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s 60th anniversary, capturing the variety of the Israeli scene...ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
- Shimon Peres, President of Israel
"One Year in the History of Israel and Palestine"
A blow-by-blow account of the events of 2010, as they impacted on the determined efforts, led by the Unitd States, to resolve the Israel-Palestine situation and the wider Middle East conflict. Anyone interested in the Middle East in general, and the Israel-Palestine conflict in particular, will relish this unusual take on a ground-breaking year in the history of both Israel and the nascent state of Palestine.
"5-Minute Bedtime Stories"
Born out of a series of childrenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s stories prepared for BBC radio, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ5-minute Bedtime StoriesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â is a careful mix of old and new tales aimed at those vital few minutes when a child is tucked up for the night and demands a story. Nothing too long is called for ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ especially not by the adult charged with reading it, but each story needs to appeal to boys and girls aged around 4 to 9 and send them happily to sleep. Each of these stories can be read aloud in five minutes and has its own colourful illustration, which can be shown to the child while the story is being read. This is a book certain to be treasured by the children lucky enough to be at the receiving end of its stories.
Neville Teller was born in London, read Modern History at Oxford University, and then had a varied career in marketing, general management, publishing and the Civil Service, while consistently writing for BBC radio as dramatist and abridger. He began writing about the Middle East in the 1980s, sometimes using the pen-name Edmund Owen. In 2008 he published a collection of these pieces, together with some poetry, short stories, letters and a radio drama, under the title:â€œOne Mans Israel. In 2011 he published â€œOne Year in the History of Israel and Palestine", a blow-by-blow account of the events of 2010 as they impacted on the effort, led by the United States, to resolve the Israel-Palestine situation. His book The Search for DÃ©tente: Israel and Palestine 2012-2014" was published in the autumn of 2014 and followed the latest, and ultimately abortive, Obama-Kerry peace talks effort. He writes regularly for the "Jerusalem Post" and the "Eurasia Review" and he runs the blog: â€œA Mid-East Journal".
In the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006 he was awarded an MBE â€œfor services to broadcasting and to drama"â€š