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Meteor Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621904

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and ser...


As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews. By interviewing over forty veterans, author Steve Bond has written an incredibly detailed insight into this iconic aircraft, which is supported by anecdotes and accounts from those who knew it best. One example is Alan McDonald who described the Meteor as ‘a bit unforgiving if you got it wrong, as many pilots found out to their cost, especially on one engine, but I must admit I got to like it very much – it was a great adrenalin rush.’ Alongside these entertaining anecdotes are details of the Meteor’s origins and developments. Starting with the first deliveries in 1944 working through to the present day, Steve Bond documents the diverse role which the Meteor has had. From use in operations against the V1, photo-reconnaissance missions, as a training machine and later a display aircraft – particular attention is given to its major service period of the 1950s through to the early 1960s. This detailed history of this iconic and much-loved jet fighter will appeal to all aviation fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Tapas : Classic Small Dishes From Spain

ISBN: 9781911667254

Author: Elisabeth Luard    Publisher: Grub Street

Tapas are the wonderfully tempting little dishes of food that are traditionally served with sherry in southern Spain. Beautifully simple, tantalisingly deliciou...


Tapas are the wonderfully tempting little dishes of food that are traditionally served with sherry in southern Spain. Beautifully simple, tantalisingly delicious and easy to prepare, they are perfect for all kinds of occasions. The recipes and suggestions in this book demonstrate how simple ingredients can be quickly transformed into mini feasts designed to delight the senses. Among the recipes are salted almonds, bread with olive oil and garlic, salt cod, asparagus with 2 sauces, chicory and blue cheese, mushrooms with garlic and rosemary, aubergine puree, broad beans with ham, tortilla, pickled sardines, spiced mackerel, lamb ribs with paprika, beef in red wine, potted game, croquettes, empanadas and many, many more. In addition there is plenty of helpful advice including a selection of menus that show how to combine tapas to provide meals for every occasion - such as spring, summer, autumn and winter parties, children's tapas party, vegetarian tapas party and a no-cook tapas menu. The wealth of background information and the superb collection of recipes vividly evokes the spirit of a country where food is the essence of the community.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2022


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Tornado Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621911

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Since the 1970s, when it was first used as a Cold War nuclear deterrent, the Panavia Tornado played a vital role in the RAF until its retirement from service in...


Since the 1970s, when it was first used as a Cold War nuclear deterrent, the Panavia Tornado played a vital role in the RAF until its retirement from service in April 2019. Serving in both Gulf Wars and more recently as a key player in Middle East operations, this unique aircraft achieved many great things. This includes being the first aircraft to be flown by men and women in the RAF following the introduction of female pilots to the force in 1994. In Tornado Boys, there are stories of Scud hunting in Iraq and Red Flag exercises in the US, along with the tale of a stunning competition victory over the USAF’s Strategic Air Command in their own backyard. The short-lived anti-shipping role is not neglected. There are also tales from those who flew Tornados on exchange, loan and contract service with foreign air forces. Finally, the book highlights the essential part played by ground crew in the Tornado story, with chapters by front-line engineers and an army ground liaison officer. All in all, through the eyes of the men and women who have operated this extraordinary aircraft, the volume presents an entertaining and illuminating series of tales and anecdotes. These light and informative stories come from those who were proud to serve on and loved to operate the impressively versatile Tornado.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Vegan Pasta

ISBN: 9781911667247

Author: Clemence Catz    Publisher: Grub Street

A recent YouGov study named Italian cuisine as the most popular in the world and year after year, for decades, pasta dishes have been in the UK's top 10 favouri...


A recent YouGov study named Italian cuisine as the most popular in the world and year after year, for decades, pasta dishes have been in the UK's top 10 favourites. The UK was also the most popular country for veganism in 2019, according to Google Trends, followed by the US, Australia and New Zealand. And the sign-ups for the Veganuary campaign - where people eat vegan for the month of January - hit record highs in 2021, with over 582,000 people joining up, all proof that eating a vegan diet is becoming more mainstream as every year goes by. So Vegan Pasta by Clemance Catz is a perfect combination for home cooks world-wide. There is nothing easier than making homemade vegan pasta, with or without gluten. Thanks to her 5 fresh basic pasta recipes by mixing ideas and toppings you can make a myriad of combinations: Reinvented classics such as pesto gnocchi, lemon and almond penne and silken tofu pasta gratin Vitamin-filled, healthy pasta with smoked paprika and roasted garlic zucchini or eggplant salad Pasta ideas from around the world such as rice noodle rainbow pad Thai or leeks and roasted tofu Original and creative recipes for beetroot cream, roasted nut and purslane pink pasta Every recipe, accompanied by the author's stunning photographs is a feast for the eyes as well as the appetite. She is the author of many vegan cookbooks and is an advocate of vegan cuisine for its ethical and nutritional benefits.


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2022


$45.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2022
Forever Vigilant

ISBN: 9781910690147

Author: Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork    Publisher: Grub Street

208 Squadron based at RAF Valley in Anglesey will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in October 2016, making it one of the few RAF squadrons to achieve this u...


208 Squadron based at RAF Valley in Anglesey will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in October 2016, making it one of the few RAF squadrons to achieve this unique distinction whilst still part of the RAF’s current order of battle. To celebrate this achievement, Air Commodore Pitchfork has compiled a chronological history of the squadron’s main activities and personnel with the aim of illustrating the spirit, comradeship, and professionalism of the squadron.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


Tags: April 2016   Military
$75.00
Phantom Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621881

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the U...


Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fleet Air Arm and RAF in the UK. Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy’s fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds) from 1969 to 1973. It ended its service in 1991 with the RAF. But it continued to serve a variety of air forces across the world, with some still in service fifty years after its first flight. Throughout the twenty chapters of this book, thirteen contributors will take readers across the world with adventures in the Falkland Islands, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Far East and Germany. There are anecdotes of reconnaissance missions, encounters with the Russian Tupolevs, record-breaking flights and life on HMS Ark Royal.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Poles in Defence of Britain

ISBN: 9781910690154

Author: Robert Gretzyngier    Publisher: Grub Street

Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were ...


Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was known as ‘Last Hope Island’. Many lost their lives, such as Antoni Ostowicz, many achieved glory and became aces – such as Glowacki, Skalski and Witorzenc. The RAF came to depend on these men, with over 100 Polish pilots supporting almost thirty fighter squadrons, most especially 302, 303 and 307 (night fighter). ‘An exhaustive record of the heroic actions of the Polish pilots who escaped to Britain and helped ensure its survival.’ Pennant ‘The result of many years of research, sharp and comprehensive, the text is supported by an excellent selection of rare photos.’ Air Mail


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 150 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 21-04-2016


Tags: April 2016   Military
$45.00
Harrier Boys Volume One (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621898

Author: Bob Marston    Publisher: Grub Street

In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Bob Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who w...


In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Bob Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its history. The excitement, camaraderie and pride of Harrier operators shine through in the personal stories of those whose lives were changed by their experience of this iconic aircraft, both on land and at sea. In this first volume, events of the Cold War years are brought to life by contributors including Graham Williams, who flew the Transatlantic Air Race, Peter Dodworth, a member of the original Harrier Conversion Team, Peter Harris, a participant in the early defence of Belize, Sir Peter Squire, OC 1 (F) Squadron during the Falklands conflict, and Australian Dave Baddams, who commanded the Royal Navy Sea Harriers of 800 Squadron.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


Tags: April 2020   Military
$35.00
Is There a Nutmeg in the House?

ISBN: 9781910690208

Author: Elizabeth David    Publisher: Grub Street

This anthology of Elizabeth David’s work, originally published in hardback in 2000, is a direct sequel to An Omelette and a Glass of Wine. It again contains a...


This anthology of Elizabeth David’s work, originally published in hardback in 2000, is a direct sequel to An Omelette and a Glass of Wine. It again contains a selection of her journalistic and occasional work from four decades. Much of it she had chosen herself for reprinting in this more accessible form. In addition there is a considerable amount of unpublished material found in her own files, or contributed by friends to whom she had given recipes, or to whom she had sent letters, either with notes in answer to queries or giving details of current research.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$45.00
The Everyday Dairy-Free Cookbook

ISBN: 9781911667018

Authors: Miller Rogers, Emily White    Publisher: Grub Street

Lactose intolerance or an allergy to milk means avoiding cream, butter, milk, cheese, yoghurt, and ice cream as well as many prepared foods to which lactose is ...


Lactose intolerance or an allergy to milk means avoiding cream, butter, milk, cheese, yoghurt, and ice cream as well as many prepared foods to which lactose is added such as bread, cereal, salad dressings, cake mixes, frozen meals. The Everyday Dairy-Free Cookbook explains all you need to know about this condition, how to tackle the problem and where to go for help and advice. As with the other titles in this best-selling Everyday series the book contains 200 recipes for family meals and there is a special section on catering for children. There are dairy-free recipes for soups, dips and starters, light meals, main dishes, fish dishes, vegetarian dishes, savoury sauces and accompaniments, salads and dressings, puddings, sweet sauces, sweets and treats, baking, pastry, breakfasts, and beverages. If you or someone in your family cannot tolerate lactose this book will make catering for their needs simple and straightforward with so many meals to choose from.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2021


$39.99
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