Derek Parker

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Derek Parker


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Derek Parker (born 1932) is a British writer and broadcaster. He is the author of numerous works on literature, ballet, and opera, and with his wife Julia Parker of several books about astrology. (Source: Wikipedia) ...more

Average rating: 3.93 · 1,525 ratings · 150 reviews · 143 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Compleat Astrologer

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4.35 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1971 — 8 editions
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Nell Gwyn

3.40 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Parkers' Encyclopedia of As...

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3.91 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Casanova

3.59 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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Voltaire: The Universal Man

3.80 avg rating — 20 ratings2 editions
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The Power Of Magic: Secrets...

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3.05 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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The New Compleat Astrologer

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4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings3 editions
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Dreaming: Remembering, Inte...

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3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Roman Murder Mystery: The T...

3.92 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2001
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Conversations with Casanova...

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More books by Derek Parker…
“The technique of discovering ‘secret marks of the body’ by astrological means was fairly widely employed, and the earlier astrologer Simon Forman used it on many occasions as an aid to seducing his female clients. There must surely have been something in it, if only informed guesswork. In any case if an astrologer could tell a client that he or she had a mole on the right side of her navel and it turned out to be the case, some sort of advantage surely resulted.”
Derek Parker, William Lilly: Astrology in the seventeenth century

“One tends to forget, when reading about the Civil War, that to a large number of Englishmen it was in the main simply a nuisance. Historians chronicle the adventures of the heroes –of those men who felt passionately on either side of the question -and analyse the political arguments and conclusions. But thousands of people simply tried to go on living their lives as though nothing serious was happening; though as the war went on this became more and more difficult. They stayed at home and without too much complaint faced the problems the war brought (dangerous to complain, whichever side one’s auditors were on); their horses were confiscated or simply stolen by the army; soldiers were quartered on them, broke their furniture, seduced their daughters and enlisted their sons.”
Derek Parker, William Lilly: Astrology in the seventeenth century



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