April 2017 (51)

Set Free

ISBN: 9781849539609

Author: Emma Slade    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t ki...


The man with the gun pushed me down onto the carpet. I tried to cower to make my body curl smaller, instinctively covering my head. ‘Oh God, please don’t kill me.’ My words clung to my teeth and now my whole body was so cold. All I had left were these words. ‘Please. Please don’t kill me. Jesus. God. Please.’ Emma Slade was a high-flying debt analyst for a large investment bank, when she was taken hostage in a hotel room on a business trip to Jakarta. She thought she was lucky to come out of it unscathed, but over the ensuing weeks and months, as the financial markets crashed, Emma became her own distressed asset as the trauma following the event took hold. Realising her view on life had profoundly changed she embarked upon a journey, discovering the healing power of yoga and, in Bhutan, opening her eyes to a kinder, more peaceful way of living. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Travel   Biography
$24.99
Glass Half Full

ISBN: 9781849539913

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Hail at harvest time is every wine grower’s nightmare. For Seán and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create a flourishing organic vineyard...


Hail at harvest time is every wine grower’s nightmare. For Seán and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create a flourishing organic vineyard in France six years previously, it’s become a chilling reality. But natural disasters are hardly a challenge when compared to the emotional havoc of approaching menopause and the hard work involved in keeping a long-lasting relationship fresh. Join Caro as she juggles family duties, a growing business and the challenges of making natural wine in harmony with the environment. Could yoga be the secret to balance in life and wine? And will she reach the other side with her marriage, her farm and her sanity intact?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Biography   Travel
$24.99
Pedal Power

ISBN: 9781786850065

Author: Anna Hughes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

A bike can be so many different things – a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill a...


A bike can be so many different things – a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill and downdale or even a world-beating racing machine. What unites everyone who rides is that they each have their own cycling story to tell. This book collects inspirational stories from riders around the world, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the London cyclist who rode 10,000 km in a month, to the daredevil trials rider who hops from building to building, to classic tales of grand-tour rivalries and legendary cycling records of days gone by. Essential reading for anyone who loves life on two wheels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$24.99
You’re Not Old, You’re Vintage

ISBN: 9781786850126

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

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...


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 great to 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: 11-04-2017


$17.99
It’s Always Beer O’Clock

ISBN: 9781786850089

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Ale, lager, stout, bitter… There are so many different types of beer that you’d need a lifetime to try them all. Whatever your favourite hop-based delight, ...


Ale, lager, stout, bitter… There are so many different types of beer that you’d need a lifetime to try them all. Whatever your favourite hop-based delight, draft or bottled, indulge your inner brewmaster and raise a glass to the perfection of the pint with this collection of quips from the world’s wisest and wittiest drinkers. 


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$17.99
It’s Always Wine O’Clock

ISBN: 9781786850072

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious wines to delight the nose and palate and so many occasions to celebrate them all. Whatever yo...


Pinot, Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling… There are so many delicious wines to delight the nose and palate and so many occasions to celebrate them all. Whatever your favourite grape or vintage, dry or sweet, indulge your inner sommelier and raise a glass to the wonders of wine with this collection of quips from the world’s wisest and wittiest drinkers. 


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$17.99
Let’s Eat Grandma

ISBN: 9781786850119

Author: Joanne Adams    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you sometimes mix up your ‘affects’ and ‘effects’? Do you know when to use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’? And what about punctuation – would you like t...


Do you sometimes mix up your ‘affects’ and ‘effects’? Do you know when to use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’? And what about punctuation – would you like to feel sure about using semicolons? Grammar can be a bit of black hole in terms of size and matter, and if you’re not confident about how it works, it can suck you up and spit you out before you can say ‘there, their and they’re’. Although this book won’t give you the formula to the theory of everything grammatical, it will stop you from making embarrassing slip-ups, such as implying your grandmother would make for a tasty meal. So say goodbye to silly CV mistakes or red marker pen all over your essays, because this book offers up bite-sized tips and advice that’ll make your writing instantly more impressive.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2017


$24.99
Bloody April 1917

ISBN: 9781910690413

Authors: Norman L.R. Franks, Russell Guest, Frank Bailey    Publisher: Grub Street

Even those people who know little of WWI's air war will have heard of Bloody April. After more than eighteen months of deadly stalemate on the Western Front, by...


Even those people who know little of WWI's air war will have heard of Bloody April. After more than eighteen months of deadly stalemate on the Western Front, by April 1917 the British and French were again about to launch yet another land offensive, this time on the Arras Front.This would be the first opportunity to launch a major offensive since the winter and would require enormous support from the Royal Flying Corps and French Air Force in, hopefully, improved weather. However, the air offensive was to be countered fiercely by the new German Jagstaffeln - Jastas - that had been the brainchild of Oswald Boelcke in 1916. By the spring of 1917, the first Jasta pilots, with new improved fighters - the nimble Albatros DIIIs - were just itching to get to grips with their opponents over the Western Front. What followed was a near massacre of British and French aircraft and crews, which made April the worst month for flying casualties the war had yet seen. Here is a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of these losses, profusely illustrated with original photographs and expertly told.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


Tags: April 2017   Military
$45.00
An Odyssey in Steam

ISBN: 9781846892523

Author: David Bell    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the a...


An Odyssey in Steam, David C Bell’s fifth book, is a product of two of his passions – paintings and steam engines. This work goes back many years with the author painting these engineering masterpieces. It is a unique look at the railway industry during the steam age – featuring the numerous engines from The National Railway Museum of York collection, the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, Carr Loco Doncaster and many more. This odyssey has been illustrated and annotated by the author to produce a book that will be coveted by any railway enthusiast. It is not only fascinating to read but a stunning marriage of words and pictures. *Beautifully illustrated and annotated by David C Bell, a railway and maritime artist of note *A unique history on the steam age from 'Rocket' to 'Mallard' *With an introduction from Ross Morell *Presents numerous engines from the resident collection at The National Railway Museum of York *Features the Flying Scotsman, NYMR, coronations, Carr Loco Doncaster and any more


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112.00


Dimensions: 300 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2017


$69.99
Fast Forward: The World's Most Unique Cars

ISBN: 9783899559026

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

These cars are futuristic, utopian, eccentric, and always ahead of their time. From models that were never presented to consumers to those produced as limited s...


These cars are futuristic, utopian, eccentric, and always ahead of their time. From models that were never presented to consumers to those produced as limited series, Fast Forward shows cars that pique people s interest and enthusiasm. From cars never shown to those models that see small production runs, Fast Forward presents vehicles that are just as much sculpture as automobile. Iconic winglets adorn models from the 50s. Automobiles of the 70s appear to be works of science fiction rather than modes of transportation. Classic interpretations and vintage prototypes that hinted at the future of yesteryear. Every decade has it own ideas of the future. The timeline of concept cars is narrated through an alluring pairing of project images and stories from inside studio walls. Designers discuss the catalysts behind their creations from the first scribble upon a blank page to a 3D model to the roadways. Fast Forward showcases the past, present, and, in the true spirit of concept cars, the future of this intriguing and diverse realm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$150.00
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