March 2014 (33)

Nelson & Marlborough

ISBN: 9781877303319

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 245 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2012


$19.99
Collecting Colditz

ISBN: 9781909808003

Author: Michael Booker    Publisher: Grub Street

Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war ...


Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany, which housed such illustrious names as Douglas Bader, Lorne Welch, Micky Burns and Jack Best. Michael Booker has accumulated a wealth of information from talking to ex-POWs, as well as the German commandant Prawitt and the head of security Captain Eggers. He relates fascinating and hitherto unpublished stories of British, Polish and French prisoners, and their many and varied attempts to escape. In addition, he has amassed a large collection of artefacts and memorabilia, some never seen before, many of which are reproduced throughout this book. Personal recollections abound, and characters like Pat Reid, Dick Howe and Sir Rupert Barry offer their insight into camp activities. This entire collection, sumptuously illustrated, stands as a testament to those who were incarcerated there and is a valuable reference on the subject.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 190 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 21-03-2014


Tags: March 2014   Military
$45.00
The Boys of 67

ISBN: 9781472803337

Author: Andrew Wiest   

In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build...


In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. Across the nation, farm boys from the Midwest, surfers from California and city-slickers from Cleveland opened their mail to find greetings from Uncle Sam. Most American soldiers of the Vietnam era trickled into the war zone as individual replacements for men who had become casualties or had rotated home. Charlie Company was different as part of the only division raised, drafted and trained for service. From draft to the battlefields of South Vietnam, this is the unvarnished truth from the fear of death to the chaos of battle, told almost entirely through the recollections of the men themselves. This is their story, the story of young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and had received so little in return – lost faces of a distant war.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 472


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2014


Tags: March 2014   Military
$24.99
Weird Sh!t

ISBN: 9781849535410

Author: Mark Leigh    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you know? Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract his then girlfriend, Gala. Have you heard, seen or read about somethin...


Did you know? Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract his then girlfriend, Gala. Have you heard, seen or read about something so bizarre and incredible that it leaves you bamboozled for the rest of the day? No? Then you haven't read Weird Sh!t. This eclectic and eccentric mix of news stories, events, concepts and conceits reveals a world removed from reality as you know it. Prepare to depart from this seemingly conventional life and arrive at a destination full of downright weird and wonderful shit.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 135 x 185 mm


Publication Date: 03-03-2014


$29.99 $6.00
The Ribbons are for Fearlessness

ISBN: 9781849534475

Author: Catrina Davies    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

... fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid.It’s about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living,whether you’re afraid or not... Courag...


... fearlessness has got nothing to do with being unafraid.It’s about doing things anyway, getting on with it, living,whether you’re afraid or not... Courage is about being who you are with your whole heart.

Fuzzy-haired, neurotic, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover, Jack, leaves her to go surfing on the other side of the world.Trapped in a dead-end job and torn by his departure, Catrina dreams of running away. But how do you run away when you’re flat broke? Luckily, her friend Andrew comes up with a plan: they’ll get an old van,turn it into a camper and busk their way from Norway to Portugal, via the midnight sun.

When Andrew is killed in a tragic accident Catrina decides to go it alone, with disastrous consequences. Until her experiences on the road gradually teach her the real meaning of love, courage and above all else,the importance of following her dreams.This is an unforgettable story of a journey like no other – a deeply emotional and inspirational debut by a unique storyteller.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 03-03-2014


Tags: March 2014   Biography
$24.99
Top Tips For Grooms

ISBN: 9781849535366

Author: James Harrison    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What's next? Just the wedding. Tops Tips for Grooms presents ingeniou...


The question has been popped, the ring has been presented and the celebrations have begun! What's next? Just the wedding. Tops Tips for Grooms presents ingenious ideas for the any groom-to-be, covering the ever-so-stressful months preceding the wedding - including surviving your stag party and choosing your outfit - to the big day itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 03-03-2014


$17.99
You're Not Old, You're Vintage

ISBN: 9781849535335

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ - John Wagner

Like a valuable antique, maybe your smooth finish has become a...


‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ - John Wagner

Like a valuable antique, maybe your smooth finish has become a little lined and your legs creak from time to time. But don’t worry: even if you no longer have all your original parts and nobody can find your instruction manual, it’s grea tto be vintage!This joyful collection of quotations celebrates the lighter side of ageing, and shows that it really is the life in your years that counts.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 03-03-2014


$17.99
It's Always Wine O'Clock

ISBN: 9781849535342

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Is the glass half full or half empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring or drinking.’ -
Bill Cosby

A swift half, a cheeky tipple, a...


‘Is the glass half full or half empty? It depends on whether you’re pouring or drinking.’ -
Bill Cosby

A swift half, a cheeky tipple, a tall glass of something special – the world of drink is full of delights, fit for any occasion. Celebrate the joy of aqua vitae with this collection of wit and wisdom from the most quotable quaffers!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 03-03-2014


$17.99
The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy

ISBN: 9781840227253

Author: J Gruelle    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

‘Hello, I’m Raggedy Ann. Welcome to my world. I’m going to tell you about myself and this book. Some grown-ups think I’m just another rag doll with flop...


‘Hello, I’m Raggedy Ann. Welcome to my world. I’m going to tell you about myself and this book. Some grown-ups think I’m just another rag doll with floppy arms and legs who has been nibbled by the mice but they are wrong. When the other toys and I are left alone we get up to all sorts of games and adventures. Once I nearly got boiled to bits in the washing machine. Then I had fun with the kittens and the puppy. But best of all, one day Marcella’s daddy brought home a package with another rag doll in it. They called him Raggedy Andy. What jolly times we have! What funny games we play! He is now my “best friend”. I’m sure you will enjoy reading this book full of stories about us.’


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 20-03-2014


$7.99
The Beatrix Potter Collection Volume One

ISBN: 9781840227239

Author: Beatrix Potter    Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

All your favourite Beatrix Potter stories in two volumes:

The books in Volume One:

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Samu...


All your favourite Beatrix Potter stories in two volumes:

The books in Volume One:

The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Ginger & Pickles
The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr Tod
The Tale of Pigling Bland
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson


Bind: paperback


Pages: 416


Publication Date: 20-03-2014


$7.99
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