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  • European Stamp Issues of the Second World War

    European Stamp Issues of the Second World War
    av Dr David Parker

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750959155

    Today, European nations still use stamps to commemorate aspects of a nation's culture, history and achievements. During the Second World War, however, stamps were considered far more important in conveying political and ideological messages about th…

  • The Quest for Speed

    The Quest for Speed
    av Mike Roussel

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750967914

    When the Wright brothers finally took to the air in the Wright Flyer in 1903, it was the realisation of one of humanity's oldest dreams. From there on in, the sky really was the limit, and the early twentieth century was a time of pioneering technic…

  • When Harry Met Cubby

    When Harry Met Cubby
    av Robert Sellers

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750990424

    ALBERT R. 'CUBBY' BROCCOLI and HARRY SALTZMAN remain the most successful producing partnership in movie history. Together they were responsible for the phenomenally successful James Bond series, separately they brought kitchen sink drama to the scre…

  • Cars We Loved in the 1950s

    Cars We Loved in the 1950s
    av Giles Chapman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961004

    After the Second World War, cars in Britain were very hard to come by. Most new models had to go for export or were reserved for those drivers who needed them the most, such as doctors. Petrol was still rationed, roads inadequate and modern technolo…

  • Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?

    Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?
    av David Hilliam

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750963039

    Who travelling through Totteridge and Whetstone is aware that the station got its name from the medieval soldiers who sharpened their swords at the whetstone before the bloody Battle of Barnet? Or that Canary Wharf was built for importing fruit from…

  • Why Do Shepherds Need A Bush?

    Why Do Shepherds Need A Bush?
    av David Hilliam

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752455266

    The names of the 300 or so London underground stations are part of the everyday landscape for the Londoners, who strap-hang their way across the capital. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins - yet these well-known names are linked with…

  • Cornish Folk Tales

    Cornish Folk Tales
    av Mike O'Connor

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752450667

    The ancient land of Cornwall is steeped in mysterious tradition, proud heritage and age-old folklore. Before books were widely available, wandering `droll tellers' used to spread Cornish insight and humour to all parts of the Duchy - exchanging thei…

  • The Ripper of Waterloo Road

    The Ripper of Waterloo Road
    av Jan Bondeson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750967792

    WHEN JACK THE RIPPER first prowled the streets of London, an evening newspaper commented that his crimes were as ghastly as those committed by Eliza Grimwood's murderer fifty years earlier. Hers is arguably the most infamous and brutal of all ninete…

  • The Blackburn Rovers Miscellany

    The Blackburn Rovers Miscellany
    av Harry Berry

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752463995

    The Blackburn Rovers Miscellany is a gem of a book, packed with facts, stats, trivia, stories and legend. This is the ultimate book of trivia on the club and a treasure trove of information that you can dip in and out of at your leisure. It's book t…

  • Lumberjills

    av Joanna Foat

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750990905

    When war was declared in 1939, Britain was almost completely dependent on imported timber - but only had seven months of it stockpiled. Timber was critical to the war effort: it was needed for everything from aircraft and shipbuilding to communicati…

  • Greek Passenger Liners

    Greek Passenger Liners
    av William H. Miller

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752438863

    In the early 1950s it seemed as if Greek shipping companies were springing up everywhere. For a country almost unknown as a passenger ship-owning state, the likes of the Greek Line, Chandris and Epirotiki burst onto the scene, often using second han…

  • A Willingness to Die

    A Willingness to Die
    av Brian Kingcome

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752440248

    In 1938 Brian Kingcome joined the RAF with a permanent commission and was posted to No 65 Fighter Squadron at Hornchurch, soon to be equipped with the Spitfire, and so it came about that Brian flew the Spitfire throughout the war. He became acting C…

  • A History of the World with the Women Put Back in

    A History of the World with the Women Put Back in
    av Kerstin Lucker

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750989091

    'Who says that daughters cannot be heroic?'Once upon a time, history was written by men, for men and about men. Women were deemed less important, their letters destroyed, their stories ignored.Not any more.This is the story of women who went to war,…

  • 100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of

    100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of
    av Giles Chapman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752456867

    From Ace to Zodiac - via the world-beating Land Rover, the thrilling Morgan Aeromax, the eternally young Mini Cooper and the unique London taxi - this is a celebration of the best British cars, old and new, in all their glorious diversity. Don't you…

  • Cornish Folk Tales of Place

    Cornish Folk Tales of Place
    av Anna Chorlton

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750987578

    Cornwall's rugged coast is etched with stories. Here you'll find tales of powerful mermaids, spiteful witches, crafty smugglers and woeful ghosts. Up on the moors are mischievous creatures, huge giants and elusive beasts. Let the piskeys lead you as…

  • 180 Years of Cunard

    180 Years of Cunard
    av Chris Frame

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993760

    In 2020, the Cunard Line celebrates its 180th anniversary. One of the most famous transatlantic shipping companies, Cunard is beloved on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as around the world. Cunard pioneered many new technologies and launched the…

  • Making Cars at Crewe

    Making Cars at Crewe
    av Peter Ollerhead

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750943284

    In 1998, there was the latest in a long and complex history of takeovers that had bedevilled Rolls-Royce and Bentley since the companies were founded. This resulted in Volkswagen taking ownership of the factory in Crewe, together with the Bentley ra…

  • Never Mind the Gunners 2

    Never Mind the Gunners 2
    av Graham Lister

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750982573

    IF you enjoyed the first volume of the definitive quiz book on Arsenal Football Club, this all-new sequel is for you. Packed with over 300 carefully researched questions, it will test the breadth and depth of your Gunners knowledge - from the famili…

  • Churchill's Folly

    Churchill's Folly
    av Anthony Rogers

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750968355

    In autumn 1943 the Italian-held Dodecanese was the setting for the last decisive German invasion of the Second World War - and the last irreversible British defeat. After the Italian armistice that followed the downfall of Mussolini, Churchill seize…

  • Cabin Class Rivals

    Cabin Class Rivals
    av David L. Williams

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750956598

    During the late 1920s and early 1930s three pairs of unique and innovative passenger liners emerged from France, the UK and the US designated as cabin-class liners: the Lafayette and Champlain, Britannic and Georgic and the Manhattan and Washington…


    av Steve Gibson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750987721

    BRIXMIS (British Commander-in-Chief's Mission to the Group Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany) is one of the most covert elite units of the British Army. They were dropped in behind 'enemy lines' ten months after the Second World War had ended a…

  • Blinker Hall Spymaster

    Blinker Hall Spymaster
    av David Ramsay

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752453989

    Admiral Sir Reginald 'Blinker' Hall, the Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) for most of the First World War, described as 'a genius in his own sphere and brilliantly successful', was one of the outstanding if largely unrecognized naval leaders of…

  • Crystal Palace and the Norwoods

    Crystal Palace and the Norwoods
    av Nicholas Reed

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752401478

    A history of Crystal Palace and the Norwoods

  • Longest Journey

    Longest Journey
    av Paul Weaver

    Häftad - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750938297

    The story of how Sussex, the oldest of the county clubs, finally won the County Championship in 2003, 164 years after they were founded. It tells the background behind the 1996 revolution that made it all possible; explains just how the title was wo…

  • Palaces of Power

    Palaces of Power
    av Stephen Hoare

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750990769

    THE core of what we call St James's dates from the late seventeenth century, when large estates were leased by the Crown to the landed gentry after the Restoration in 1660. St James's clubs, coffee houses and institutions have been shaped by enterpr…

  • The Last King of Wales

    The Last King of Wales
    av Michael Davies

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752464602

    Gruffudd ap Llywelyn was Wales' greatest king. Ambitious and battle-sure, he succeeded in doing what no Welsh king before him was capable of: he ruled all Wales as a united and independent state. He went further by turning the Viking threat to his r…

  • D-Day in Photographs

    D-Day in Photographs
    av Andrew Whitmarsh

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752474793

    The Allied landings in France on 6 June 1944 were a turning point in world history. This book is a compilation of 200 images relating to all aspects of D-Day and the Normandy landings, beginning with the years of planning and preparations, all condu…

  • Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart

    Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart
    av Mike Roussel

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750979481

    A pioneering aviator and advocate of women's equality, Amelia Earhart was, and continues to be, an inspiration to people the world over. Her fierce determination to break records and push the boundaries of aviation led her to become the first woman…

  • Ivor Gurney's Gloucestershire

    Ivor Gurney's Gloucestershire
    av Eleanor M Rawling

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752453538

    Ivor Gurney is perhaps best known as a musician and First World War poet but he also wrote vividly and prolifically about his native Gloucestershire, finding inspiration and joy in walking the countryside and expressing its different moods.This book…

  • Britain's Paranormal Forests

    Britain's Paranormal Forests
    av Peter A. McCue

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750991339

    PETER A. McCUE examines intriguing reports of people experiencing uncanny events in Britain's woods and forests, from mysterious lights and strange animal encounters to ghostly experiences. Much of the reported witness testimony was obtained first-h…

  • Weather for Hillwalkers

    Weather for Hillwalkers
    av Malcolm Thomas

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750992442

    For years hillwalkers and climbers have struggled to understand the complexities of weather systems. Written by a professional weather forecaster, Weather for Hillwalkers provides invaluable insight to the beginner and veteran alike.Now in a new edi…

  • The Female Few

    The Female Few
    av Jacky Hyams

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750968188

    Through the darkest days of the Second World War, an elite group of courageous civilian women risked their lives as aerial courier pilots, flying Lancaster bombers, Spitfires and many other powerful war machines in thousands of perilous missions. Th…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse
    av Keith McCloskey

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750953658

    On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with a relief lighthouseman and fresh provisions. The lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen from Eil…

  • Orkney Folk Tales

    Orkney Folk Tales
    av Tom Muir

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752499055

    The Orkney Islands are a place of mystery and magic, where the past and the present meet, ancient standing stones walk and burial mounds are the home of the trows. Orkney Folk Tales walks the reader across invisible islands that are home to fin folk…

  • The Other Mitford

    The Other Mitford
    av Diana Alexander, Jonathan Guinness, Diana Alexander

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752471211

    Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is perhaps the least well known of the illustrious Mitford sisters, and yet her story is just as captivating, and more revealing. Despite shunning the bright city lights that her sisters so desperately craved, she was ve…

  • The Other Mitford

    The Other Mitford
    av Diana Alexander

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750966993

    Pamela Jackson, nee Mitford, is perhaps the least well known of the illustrious Mitford sisters, yet her story is just as captivating, and more revealing. Despite shunning the bright city lights that her sisters so desperately craved, she was very m…

  • Making Movie Magic

    Making Movie Magic
    av John Richardson

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750991230

    JOHN RICHARDSON is an Oscar-winning special effects supervisor and designer, who has been involved in over 100 movies, including nine James Bond adventures, all eight Harry Potter films, Aliens, Superman, A Bridge Too Far, Straw Dogs, The Omen, Clif…

  • London Underground

    London Underground
    av David Long

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750984171

    The seminal and pioneering London Underground is more than a mass transportation network - it is a style icon, its history involving some of the most important architects and artists of their time. Exploring Frank Pick's vision through the developme…

  • Bronze Age Warfare

    Bronze Age Warfare
    av Richard Osgood

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752456973

    The Bronze Age, so named because of the technological advances in metalworking and countless innovations in the manufacture and design of tools and weapons, is among the most fascinating periods in human history. Archaeology has taught us much about…

  • Victory 1945 in Photographs

    Victory 1945 in Photographs
    av Mirrorpix

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993326

    The end of the Second World War - after six years of horror - was met with a frenzy of celebration and euphoria. But in that end was a beginning; a chance to rebuild Britain and its people, and to shape it into the country we know today.With over 10…

  • Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

    Blade Runners, Deer Hunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
    av Michael Deeley

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750985925

    Few would imagine that one man links Ridley Scott's visionary sci-fi classic Blade Runner; The Deer Hunter, that searing study of lives ruined by the Vietnam War; and The Italian Job, the much loved British caper that made an icon of Michael Caine.…

  • Sex in Elizabethan England

    Sex in Elizabethan England
    av Alan Haynes

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750944052

    Approached through the literature and literary personalities of the period, this fascinating study examines sexual behaviour in the Elizabethan age. Although there is much we will never know, poets and playwrights can provide valuable insights into…

  • Luger

    av John Walter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750966276

    The elegant but menacing silhouette of the Luger is immediately recognisable. Nearly 2 million had been manufactured by the end of the First World War, and the gun remained in production right up until the last days of the Third Reich in 1945.Author…

  • Frontline Cookbook

    Frontline Cookbook
    av Andy Robertshaw, Valentine Warner, Andy Robertshaw

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752476650

    An army marches on its stomach and it fights on its stomach too - yet have you ever wondered how hundreds of men on the frontline are fed amidst hails of bullets and how kitchens are created in the desert or in the trench lines? In 1941 the army off…

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Beard and Moustache Management

    A Gentleman's Guide to Beard and Moustache Management
    av Chris Martin

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752459752

    Do you know how to trim your whiskers properly?With beards and moustaches more popular than ever, this delightful little book sets out to answer this pressing question. And if a trim is not required, then it will show you how to wax, polish and main…

  • Hitler's Interpreter

    Hitler's Interpreter
    av Paul Schmidt

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750965057

    As an interpreter in the German Foreign Ministry, Paul-Otto Schmidt (1899-1970) was in attendance at some of the most decisive moments of twentieth-century history. Fluent in both English and French, he served as Hitler's translator during negotiati…

  • The 'Big Four' of the White Star Fleet

    The 'Big Four' of the White Star Fleet
    av Mark Chirnside

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750986007

    THE WHITE STAR LINE's Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the 'Big Four', served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southa…

  • The Woodvilles

    The Woodvilles
    av Susan Higginbotham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750960786

    In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts. Edward's c…

  • Himmler's SS

    Himmler's SS
    av Robin Lumsden

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752450261

    The real story of the SS, unlike its popular mythology, is so complex as to almost defy belief: it is a tale of intrigue and nepotism, of archaeology and Teutonism, of art and symbolism. Himmler's SS is a story of street fighters and convicted crimi…

  • With the Jocks

    With the Jocks
    av Peter White

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750930574

    As a 24-year-old lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, Peter kept an unauthorised journal of his regiment's advance through the Low Countries and into Germany in the closing months of the war in Europe. Forbidden by his commanding officer…

  • The Times England's World Cup

    The Times England's World Cup
    av Edited by Richard Whitehead

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993234

    The Cricket World Cup in 2019 was the first to be held in England for 20 years and expectations were high. It did not disappoint. Over six weeks and 48 matches it showcased the best that the one-day game has to offer, with compelling individual perf…

  • A 1980s Childhood

    A 1980s Childhood
    av Michael A Johnson

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752463377

    Do you remember trying to solve the Rubik's cube whilst dressed in your He-Man picture pyjamas? Did you try to make `cool' sound effects with your mouth like Jones from Police Academy? Or maybe you swooned over Scott and Charlene's (aka Jason and Ky…