April 2013 (20)

Stuka Attack! (The Dive-Bombing Assault on England During the Battle of Britain)

ISBN: 9781908117359

Author: Andy Saunders    Publisher: Grub Street

The Junkers 87 Stuka was an iconic weapon of World War Two and an aircraft name that was, and still is, instantly recognised worldwide. Its roles in Poland and ...


The Junkers 87 Stuka was an iconic weapon of World War Two and an aircraft name that was, and still is, instantly recognised worldwide. Its roles in Poland and the Battles of France and the Low Countries are almost legendary, but in the UK its import during the Battle of Britain is one that has never been covered in any specific detail. Here, Andy Saunders takes a critical look at every operation by Ju87s against British targets in 1940 - including those on land and at sea. Each raid is charted, covering all aspects of the attacks including participants, defending RAF fighters and those on the receiving end. Myth and reality and truth and legend are all examined and analysed in this highly illustrated new book, which adds to our knowledge of one of the most significant periods in the whole of British history. Foreword by Dr Hans Migeod, Ju87 Stuka pilot during Battle of Britain.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2013


Tags: April 2013   Military
$55.00
Finding The Few

ISBN: 9781909166011

Author: Andy Saunders    Publisher: Grub Street

1940 in the skies over Britain was a time of courage, heroism and extreme danger. Many men gave their lives to keep our island free and some disappeared into th...


1940 in the skies over Britain was a time of courage, heroism and extreme danger. Many men gave their lives to keep our island free and some disappeared into the summer sky with no trace of them ever being found.
This remarkable book records the life of a dozen of these pilots shot down and killed but who remained missing for decades until diligent research and searches primarily by the author brought identification to them and closure to their families.
Each case represents a fascinating human story of humour, drama, love and tragedy; and each one represents a startling tale of detective work and remarkable coincidences, oft-times revealing controversy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2013


Tags: April 2013   Military
$39.99
The Position of Peggy Harper

ISBN: 9781843913856

Author: Leonard Merrick    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The special thing that Merrick could do, and which no one else seems to have done, is to reproduce the atmosphere of low-class theatrical life: the smell of gre...


The special thing that Merrick could do, and which no one else seems to have done, is to reproduce the atmosphere of low-class theatrical life: the smell of greasepaint and fish and chips, the sordid rivalries, the comfortless Sunday journeys, the lugging of suitcases through the back streets of unfamiliar towns and the trudging up and down the Strand on worn-out boot-soles, the agents' offices where women in dyed frocks sit waiting their turn, the forlorn collection of press cuttings, the manager who bolts in the middle of the tour with all the takings. – George Orwell

Set in British theatre-land in the very early twentieth century, The Position of Peggy Harper tells of Christopher Tatham’s quest as an actor for a secure wage and fame. Tatham lurches from bit part to bit part, always hoping for the longed-for leading-man role, relying on the kindness of relations to keep him housed and clothed. A chance encounter with the enchanting Peggy Harper seems to pre-empt a change of fortune. Will they both attain the success they crave?

Toasting engagements with ginger-beer, living hand-to-mouth, Merrick’s seedy world makes for grim reading and when Peggy turns out to be as fame-hungry, vain and vacant as she first appears, Christopher’s lot looks unlikely to improve.

In an age in which fame and celebrity are widely courted and craved, The Position of Peggy Harper still makes for an intriguing and, potentially, cautionary tale.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


$27.99
The Road to En-dor

ISBN: 9781843914631

Author: Elias Jones    Publisher: Hesperus Press

I was filled with the growing hope that my door to freedom lay through the Ouija. And first and foremost in pursuance of my plan, I aimed at inveigling the Comm...


I was filled with the growing hope that my door to freedom lay through the Ouija. And first and foremost in pursuance of my plan, I aimed at inveigling the Commandant into the spiritualist circle and making him the instrument of my escape. The news that there existed a buried treasure which the Turks were seeking gave me an idea of how to do it…

Captured during the First World War, Lieutenant E.H. Jones (a Welsh officer in the Indian Army) and Lieutenant C.W. Hill (an Australian serving in the R.A.F.) were prisoners of war at the Yozgad prison camp in Turkey.
Duty-bound as officers to attempt escape, Jones sensed that what had previously been the harmless fun of fooling around with a homemade Ouija board could be turned into something much more productive. Playing on the credulous nature of their captors, Hill and Jones weave an incredibly elaborate plot, hatched to plan their escape. Acting as mediums for the Ouija board, they attempted to convince their captors that they were gradually descending into insanity – which, had it been true, would have seen them repatriated.
A true story of bravery, dedication and extreme hardship, this book is a fascinating insight account of a daring escapade, a narrative that deserves to be brought back into the public eye.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Publication Date: 26-04-2013


Tags: April 2013   April 2020   Biography   Military
$27.99 $7.99
The Wisdom of Kids

ISBN: 9781849533744

Author: Soula Zavacopoulos    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

We all know that humanity’s greatest thinkers were children once. What you may not know is that some of humanity’s greatest thinkers are children, now. This...


We all know that humanity’s greatest thinkers were children once. What you may not know is that some of humanity’s greatest thinkers are children, now. This playful little book collects amusing, insightful and endearing pearls of wisdom from some of the most unlikely little geniuses ever to open their mouths.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2013


$19.99
Falling In Honey : Life and love on a Greek Island

ISBN: 9781849532716

Author: Jennifer Barclay    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I came here looking for some kind of happiness. I think it might be the cleverest thing I have ever done.

One difficult winter when her love life f...


I came here looking for some kind of happiness. I think it might be the cleverest thing I have ever done.

One difficult winter when her love life falls apart (and so does she), Jen decides on Three Gifts to Self. Gift One and Two are reducing her workload and staying away from relationships for a while. Gift Three, the most important, is a month alone on a tiny, wild Greek island. It's a chance to find another kind of contentment: one that comes from the sun and the sea, from the aroma of herbs on the mountains and holding an octopus in your hands. She decides to act on her dream of staying for longer . because life is too short not to reach out for what makes us happy. But just when everything is falling into place again, the strangest thing happens∞c Falling in Honey is an honest, mouth-watering mix of comedy and romance, and an unforgettable journey from heartbreak to happiness.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


Tags: April 2013   June 2014   Biography   Travel
$24.99 $6.00
Fifty Thrifty Tips for your Dream Wedding

ISBN: 9781849533874

Author: Vicky Edwards    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you dream of your perfect wedding, but want to make it happen without breaking the bank? Then this is the book for you. Packed with clever DIY suggestions fo...


Do you dream of your perfect wedding, but want to make it happen without breaking the bank? Then this is the book for you. Packed with clever DIY suggestions for everything from the invites to the venue, this little guide will ease your planning woes and help you create a thrifty and fabulous wedding you will never forget!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2013


$24.99
Extreme Sleeps

ISBN: 9781849533935

Author: Phoebe Smith    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I'd become officially addicted to what I called 'extreme sleeping' - a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport - but rather than being defined by pushing the bo...


I'd become officially addicted to what I called 'extreme sleeping' - a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport - but rather than being defined by pushing the boundaries of physical activity, my particular pursuit was marked by a distinct lack of it. Challenged by a cocky Australian in Woolloomooloo, veteran globe trotter Phoebe Smith sets out to prove that the extreme camping experiences available in the UK could rival anything found elsewhere in the world. In this sometimes scary, frequently funny and intriguing journey around the country, Phoebe attempts to discover and conquer its wildest places. From spending the night in the decaying wreckage of a World War Two bomber at Bleaklow to pitching next to the adrenaline-inducing sheer drops of Lizard Point, Phoebe's extreme sleeps defies her perceptions of the great outdoors and teach her about herself along the way.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2013


$24.99
Blackboard Blunders: Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers

ISBN: 9781840247121

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Jack brort a cak to school and we all had a pis Captin Cok was a famos exploder I found a spare seal so I quickly sat on it. Children are at their funniest when...


Jack brort a cak to school and we all had a pis Captin Cok was a famos exploder I found a spare seal so I quickly sat on it. Children are at their funniest when they are trying to be serious, and their earnest attempts at mastering the English language are a veritable goldmine of unintentional humour, from the charming to the ludicrous, and from the profound to the downright X-rated. Enjoy this side-splitting collection of spelling slip-ups and homework howlers.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2009


$17.99
How To Remove A Brain

ISBN: 9781849532501

Author: David Haviland    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to digest chewing gum? What hiccups are for? Whether it's safe to fly with breast implants? Taking in everything from t...


Have you ever wondered how long it takes to digest chewing gum? What hiccups are for? Whether it's safe to fly with breast implants? Taking in everything from the outrageous (yes, Hitler was addicted to crystal meth) to the eye-watering (such as the renowned surgeon who accidentally cut off his patients left testicle) to the downright disgusting (like the cure for toothache used by the Egyptians involving dead mouse paste), this book proves that medical science is not for the faint-hearted, lily-livered or weak-stomached.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2012


$24.99 $5.00
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