July 2014 (43)

The Road Headed West

ISBN: 9781849536356

Author: Leon McCarron    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was sl...


It seemed a terrible shame to meet my end in Iowa; I couldn’t imagine any where more disappointing to die. The scenery hadn’t changed for weeks and I was slowly dissolving into stimulation-deprived madness. My current predicament,then – attempting to escape through cornfields from a gun-toting alcohol soaked rancher – was not something I expected.



Terrified at the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or adventure, Leon took off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense.Over five months and 6,000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and then on to the Mexican border, facing tornados, swollen river crossings and one hungry black bear along the way. But he also met kind strangers who offered their food,wisdom, hospitality and even the occasional local history lesson, and learned what happens when you take a chance and follow the scent of adventure.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Travel
$27.99
The Gringo Trail

ISBN: 9781849536080

Author: Mark Mann    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

… there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to b...


… there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallwayholding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whetheror not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade…

Asia has the hippie trail. South America has the gringo trail.Mark Mann and his girlfriend Melissa set off to explore the ancient monuments,mountains and rainforests of South America. But for their friend Mark, South America meant only one thing: drugs.Sad, funny and shocking, The Gringo Trail is an On the Road for the Lonely Planet generation – a darkly comic road-trip and a revealing journey through South America’s turbulent history.Drama and discovery. Culture and cocaine. Fact is stranger than fiction…


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$27.99 $14.00
Saving Our Skins

ISBN: 9781849536097

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud bu...


Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation.



For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins…



This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France. Caro Feely is a certified wine educator and writes from the organic vineyard and wine school in France that she set up with her husband. She spent 15 years working as a business and IT consultant with multinationals such as IBM and Accenture before following her dream to make wine in France.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Arrival of Eagles

ISBN: 9781909808126

Author: Andy Saunders    Publisher: Grub Street

During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'c...


During World War Two a great many Luftwaffe aircraft arrived on the ground in the UK or its coastal waters, but, as with Rudolf Hess, not all of them through 'conventional' combat circumstances. Some had got lost, others were brought by defectors; some were lured through electronic countermeasures by the RAF, others brought down in unusual combat circumstances. All manner of types appeared - He111, Go145, Me110, Ju88, Me109 F and G, FW 190, Do 217 - and all were of great interest to the RAF. In some cases aircraft were repaired and test flown, betraying vital and invaluable information. Distinguished author Andy Saunders examines a selection of such fascinating cases and draws upon his own research, interviews, official reports and eye-witness accounts to bring alive these truly unusual accounts, all richly illustrated with contemporary photographs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
Jaguar Boys

ISBN: 9781909808157

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the...


Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys - pilots, engineer and ground crew - tell of the aircraft's drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily-deployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the 'Boys' and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Publication Date: 18-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Military
$55.00
For The Best Dad In The World

ISBN: 9781849535670

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

All fathers are wonderful, but you know yours is the greatest – a constant source of friendship, protection and love. Now, with this handsome collection of qu...


All fathers are wonderful, but you know yours is the greatest – a constant source of friendship, protection and love. Now, with this handsome collection of quotations celebrating everything that’s great about fathers, you can say thank you to the best dad in the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 02-07-2014


$17.99
Keep Calm You're Having A Baby

ISBN: 9781849536042

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

You’ve got great news – there’s a baby on its way! But what now? Through the ups and downs of pregnancy, planning and preparations a whole spectrum of emo...


You’ve got great news – there’s a baby on its way! But what now? Through the ups and downs of pregnancy, planning and preparations a whole spectrum of emotions and experiences awaits, from choosing the colour of your baby’s room to stockpiling nappies. Here’s a book packed with quotations to help you keep calm and prepare for your new arrival.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


$17.99
Keep Calm for Hens

ISBN: 9781849536028

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It starts with style and sophistication and, by the end of the night, spirals into a chaotic, distant memory. Yes… it’s your hen night! Gather your girlfrie...


It starts with style and sophistication and, by the end of the night, spirals into a chaotic, distant memory. Yes… it’s your hen night! Gather your girlfriends and prepare for the events in store with this little book of quotes that’ll sharpen your senses (until you’ve had one too many) and arm you with wisdom for your last night of freedom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


$17.99
Keep Calm for Stags

ISBN: 9781849536035

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It starts with laughs and libations and, by the end of the night, spirals into a blur of events that leave you stark naked in the middle of nowhere. Yes… it...


It starts with laughs and libations and, by the end of the night, spirals into a blur of events that leave you stark naked in the middle of nowhere. Yes… it’s your stag do! Gather the lads and prepare for the events in store with this little book of quotes that’ll sharpen your senses (until you’ve had one too many) and arm you with wisdom for your last night of freedom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


$17.99
The Book of Calm

ISBN: 9781849535977

Author: Lizzie Cornwall    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This soothing collection of quotations and ideas will help you to free your mind of worries and find inner tranquillity.


This soothing collection of quotations and ideas will help you to free your mind of worries and find inner tranquillity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


$17.99
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