July 2015 (34)

Into The Blue

ISBN: 9781910690017

Author: Norman Macmillan    Publisher: Grub Street

Into the Blue is widely regarded as a literary classic. Originally published in 1929, and 44 years since its latest publication, Grub Street reintroduces you to...


Into the Blue is widely regarded as a literary classic. Originally published in 1929, and 44 years since its latest publication, Grub Street reintroduces you to Norman Macmillan’s insightful and gripping book about his experiences as a pilot during the First World War. Wing Commander Norman Macmillan, OBE, MC, AFC, DL, was born on 9 August 1892 in Glasgow. After serving sixteen months in the Highland Light Infantry, he joined the RFC in 1916. He learned to fly at Netheravon, and in 1917 went to 45 Squadron on 1½ Strutters. Norman flew many missions on this type and claimed two victories before 45 were re-equipped with Camels in August 1917; Norman then gained his first Camel victory in the same month they arrived. On 11th September he twice claimed Fokker Triplanes out of control during two separate engagements in the space of a few minutes. Macmillan went on to claim nine victories in all. After being injured in an unfortunate accident on 6th January 1918 he did not see further combat and returned to England to become a flight instructor. After his experience in the First World War, he was closely associated with flying for many years and also became an enthusiastic writer of aviation books; of which, Into the Blue is the best. In 1925 Norman was the first person to make an emergency landing at Heathrow, which was then a row of cottages. During World War Two he became wing commander war correspondent, before retiring to Cornwall, where he became Deputy Lord Lieutenant of that county. Norman died on 5 August 1976 aged 83. Norman Macmillan was decorated with the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in 1918 and was also later awarded the prestigious Air Force Cross.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2015


Tags: July 2015   Military
$45.00
The Battle of Britain : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849537421

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have you ever wondered… Which German asked for a squadron of Spitfires? Who were the Millionaire’s Mob? What was a Jericho Trumpet? Telling the stories of t...


Have you ever wondered… Which German asked for a squadron of Spitfires? Who were the Millionaire’s Mob? What was a Jericho Trumpet? Telling the stories of the commanders, the campaigns, the air raids, the pilots, the aircraft, and the vital invention of air defence radar, from Churchill’s resounding declaration on 18 June 1940 that ‘The Battle of Britain is about to begin’ to 17 September 1940 when Hitler postponed Operation Sealion, this comprehensive miscellany is a compelling guide to this most crucial of Second World War battles – the first to be fought solely in the air.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


Tags: July 2015   Military   History
$29.99
Palette 06 : Transparent

ISBN: 9789881320339

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

In a departure from the realm of pure chromatic design, this surprising new volume in Viction:ary’s bestselling Palette series investigates the use of transpa...


In a departure from the realm of pure chromatic design, this surprising new volume in Viction:ary’s bestselling Palette series investigates the use of transparency in design. From crystal clear translucency through a full range of opaque treatments, designers use the latest in materials and printing techniques to create interest and mystery. From the whimsical to the ingenuous, the designs conceal or reveal, incorporating color, pattern and typography in this interplay of layers. Some are interactive, requiring the participation of the consumer or even light itself to produce the desired effect. Other designs quietly demonstrate their visual power, appealing to our innate sense of wonder. This volume includes a diverse assemblage of examples from the fields of architecture, fashion, print, product, packaging design and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2015


$79.99
Conspiracy Theories

ISBN: 9781849537292

Author: Jamie King    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did Michael Jackson fake his own death in a bid to escape financial ruin or was he murdered? Was it aliens that helped to build the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid...


Did Michael Jackson fake his own death in a bid to escape financial ruin or was he murdered? Was it aliens that helped to build the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids and what were they trying to cover up? Is the food industry colluding to make us addicted to sugar? You’ll discover startling evidence on these topics and many more in this compelling compendium of the world’s scariest and wackiest conspiracy theories. It leaves no stone unturned as it delves into such conundrums as: the mysterious circumstances of Bruce Lee’s death the alleged withheld evidence pertaining to the 7 July bombings the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s rise to power the unsolved disappearance of Flight MH 370 Whether you’re a sceptic or a self-confessed conspiracy junkie, you’ll find a cover-up for every occasion. And remember, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you…


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$27.99
Keep Calm and Run On

ISBN: 9781849537391

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.’ Dean Karnazes MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE FOR RUNNERS For those who know the fix tha...


Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.’ Dean Karnazes MOTIVATIONAL ADVICE FOR RUNNERS For those who know the fix that running provides, but sometimes need a little persuasion to get their trainers on, look no further. This book is filled with inspiring, motivational and uplifting quotes to help you push through the pain and keep on running.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$17.99
Keep Calm and Poo On

ISBN: 9781849537384

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.’ Rodin UPLIFTING ADVICE FOR THOSE IN NEED OF RELIEF Poo is something we all do, so why not cel...


Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.’ Rodin UPLIFTING ADVICE FOR THOSE IN NEED OF RELIEF Poo is something we all do, so why not celebrate it? Become inspired as you sit and ponder the deeper meanings of life and learn how to use those few minutes a day to the best of your advantage. This book is packed with motivational quotes and proverbs to help you make the ultimate use of your time in the toilet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$17.99
Fartopedia

ISBN: 9781849537407

Author: Martin Fleming    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you thought there was only one type of fart, get ready to be blown away! There’s no questioning the unbridled joy brought about by a good fart. But like a ...


If you thought there was only one type of fart, get ready to be blown away! There’s no questioning the unbridled joy brought about by a good fart. But like a beautiful snowflake, each fart is unique. From the ever-so-dainty Pipsqueak to the mighty window frame-rattling Thunderclap, there’s a whole world of bottom-burps to savour. This informative and revealing tome presents a wide variety of the multitudinous number of farts known to mankind, along with a plethora of butt trumpet facts. Ranging from how to fart and get away with it to the worst places to fart, you’ll realise you didn’t know the first thing about flatulence!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2015


$21.99 $11.00
Mindfulness for Cats

ISBN: 9781849537803

Author: Sam Hart    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Have a no-rush attitude to your day. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. Mindfulness is nothing new to cats, as this little book demonstrates...


Have a no-rush attitude to your day. Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. Mindfulness is nothing new to cats, as this little book demonstrates. Learn from your feline how to live in the present and approach every day with a calm and positive attitude.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 128 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$24.99
Cats : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849537353

Author: Anna Espater    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'The smallest feline is a masterpiece.' Leonardo da Vinci This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, heart-warming stories and inspiring quo...


'The smallest feline is a masterpiece.' Leonardo da Vinci This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, heart-warming stories and inspiring quotes about cats, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of hearing the soothing purr of a feline companion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$29.99
Dogs : A Miscellany

ISBN: 9781849537360

Author: Vicky Edwards    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany – packed with doggy facts, stories of the world’s most impressive canine feats and famous mutts from literature, history and ar...


This pocket-sized miscellany – packed with doggy facts, stories of the world’s most impressive canine feats and famous mutts from literature, history and art, and tips on looking after your pooch – is perfect for anyone who values the trusty companionship of their favourite hound.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 06-07-2015


$29.99
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