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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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Old Friends, New Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945 by Arthur J. Marder, Mark Jacobsen & John Horsfield (£84.00)Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0198201508]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a nick to the head of the upper panel and faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: “This first scholarly account of the Royal Navy in the Pacific War is a companion volume to Arthur Marder’s Old Friends, New Enemies: Strategic Illusions, 1936-1941. Picking up the story at the nadir of British naval fortunes — everywhere weak and naked , in Churchill’s phrase — it examines the Royal Navy’s role in events from 1942 to the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

Drawing on both British and Japanese sources and personal accounts by participants, the authors vividly retell the story of the collapse of Allied defences in the Dutch East Indies, culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea. They recount the attempts of the ‘fighting admiral’, Sir James Somerville, to train his motley fleet of cast-offs into an efficient fighting force in spite of the reluctance of Churchill, who resisted the formation of a full-scale British Pacific Fleet until the 1945 assault on the Ryukyu Islands immediately south of Japan.

Meticulously researched and fully referenced, this unique and absorbing account provides a controversial analysis of the key personalities who shaped events in these momentous years, and makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the Pacific War.

Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 621 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history 19th century japan kaigun war 1939-1945 naval operations japanese forces warfare british second battles campaigns maritime asian united kingdom 0198201508 9780198201502
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Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm by Gil North (£63.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: B0000CKLWJ]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ rubbed at edges of spine and slightly faded. Top edges of text block slightly dusty. Text bright and tight.Description: Life proceeds at a slow pace in the little Yorkshire market town of Gunnarshaw, and criminal exploits are normally limited to petty thefts and somewhat amateur attempts at burglary. It can thus be imagined that the news that Amy Wright has been found dead is received with considerable shock. A pleasant copy of the scarce first-in-series.Notes: Size: 8vo Crown (19 x 13cm Approx.). 174 pages.
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The Home Cinema: A History and Review of the Projectors That Brought Movies Into the Home in the 20s and 30s by Gerald McKee (£51.00)Publisher: Gerrards Cross: Gerald McKee — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0951590502]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “A guide for collectors of classic projectors, reviewing most of the narrow gauge machines sold in this country before World War II. It is also a history of movies in the home, covering such unusual attempts to popularise the hobby as camera/projectors, toy projectors and early home talkies using sound on disc.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¾". [III] 121 pages. Tags: motion picture projectors collectors collecting, cinematography equipment collecting, amateur films, books written gerald mckee, 0951590502
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Figureheads: Carving On Ships from Ancient Times to Twentieth Century by Giancarlo Costa (£34.00)Publisher: Nautical Publishing Company — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333318099]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The figureheads on the bows of sailing ships represent a unique art form. They have been used from the dawn of history until modem times and are surveyed here age by age and type by type. Such section heads as ‘The Vikings’, ‘State Barges’, ‘Female Subjects’ and ‘The Clipper’ indicate the variety of carving which is described both in words and in many brilliant colour photographs. Around these figureheads is woven maritime history and anecdote, which gives extra meaning to these much travelled and significant images.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Tags: figureheads christopher phoenicians eighteenth nineteenth decoration tornstrom elaborate economise sixteenth classical mythology primitive successes egyptians allegory warriors columbus european subjects attempts military merchant valhalla painted atlanta royalty ancient scrolls clipper vikings shields century eagles navies change middle period female figure barges fears naval state ships johan royal evil wind more ages navy some age man eye and bow the
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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Crime Or Disease? by Antony Flew (£23.00)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333114094]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty. Description: From the cover: “Professor Flew here attacks the present gross over-extensions of the notion of mental disease on both sides of the Atlantic. He defends human dignity and responsibility against the suggestion that we are all, or most of us, ‘sick, sick, sick’. In particular, he challenges the paternalist pretensions of those who claim a right to push and manipulate people because these people are allegedly sick, and so irresponsible.

A key idea of this book is that, in a typical ordinary disease, it is the patient who complains of the disease rather than someone else who complains about the patient. Taking this as a paradigm, it is preposterous, Flew contends, to say that most homosexuals, for instance, are mentally ill. If an analogy with physical disease is to be the basis for urging that mental disease be similarly excused, this basic supposed analogy must not be forgotten when attempts are made to elucidate the concept of mental disease.

This may seem obvious, but the author is able to cite plentiful evidence to show that many who should know better get into great, and even dangerous, muddles over the nature of mental disease — and this through their failure to consider how what they propose to call mental disease does, and does not, resemble syphilis, measles, etc.

Flew seeks in this study to complement the work of Dr Thomas Szasz, looking as a philosopher at problems which Szasz discusses as a psychiatrist. Part I (Survey of the Logical Geography ) is of particular interest to students of philosophy and politics in that it relates modern discussion of the problem to the Plato of The Republic. It also takes note in this context of Samuel Butler’s Erewhon. The book will also be of direct relevance to students of Social Science (including penology), Social Administration, Philosophy of Education and Psychiatry.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Studies in Practical Philosophy series. [XII] 129 pages. Tags: crime forensic psychiatry mental disorders illness personality criminal psychology insanity defense responsibility crimes psychological
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Regional Growth Theory by Harry W. [Ward] Richardson (£23.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333144279]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little rubbed overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1973]

From the cover: “This book develops a theory of regional economic growth that attempts to integrate space and distance into the analysis of the regional growth differentials. This requires an explanation of the phenomena of concentration and agglomeration in the space economy, and their force relative to dispersion tendencies. It is argued that a satisfactory theory must be capable of simultaneously explaining unbalanced growth in the interregional system and the spatial unevenness of development within each region.

The book also contains a review of the current state of regional growth theory. In particular, considerable stress is laid on the irrelevance of neoclassical assumptions in regional analysis. The theory developed places much emphasis on the concepts of agglomeration economies and locational preferences, the importance of which illustrates the inadequacies of the price mechanism as a spatial allocator of resources. It is also argued that it is vital to take account of the urban dimension of regional development and to analyse how the spatial structure influences resource mobility.

Although the analysis is primarily theoretical, the objective throughout is to shed light on the regional growth process in the real world and to make regional growth theory more relevant to policy-makers. In particular, efforts are made to structure the model in a testable form, while the problems of empirical verification and the policy implications of regional growth theory are also discussed.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 264 pages. Tags: harry ward richardson 0333144279 regional planning series berlin germany desenvolvimento economico economic development space economics policy theories
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example. .”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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Paul and Conflict Resolution: An Exegetical Study of Paul's Apostolic Paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9 by Robinson Butarbutar (£21.50)Publisher: Paternoster — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781842273159]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “This book is a literary and historical exegesis of Paul’s apostolic paradigm in 1 Corinthians 9. The author argues that chapter 9 is part and parcel of Paul’s unified arguments of 1 Corinthians 8-10, which are written to mediate in a dispute over food offered to idols. The questions of how the dispute emerged, how Paul arranges his arguments in the three chapters, and what role 1 Corinthians 9 has in the overall discourse are addressed carefully in the book. Moreover, the question of why Paul and his co-workers did not receive financial support from his audience, which was contrary to the practice of the other missionaries and the normal workforce of the time, and of why he uses such a practice as an example to be imitated by those insisting on their right to eat food offered to idols, are dealt with judiciously. Based on his exegesis of 1 Corinthians 9, the author furthermore attempts to see the relevance of 1 Corinthians 9 for dispute resolution today, taking the conflict within his own church as an example..”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Paternoster Biblical Monographs series. 274 pages. Tags: bible corinthians 1st criticism interpretation conflict management the biblical studies exegesis religion christian theology history robinson butarbutar 9781842273159 paternoster monographs
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Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film by Steve Chibnall (£21.00)Publisher: London: BFI Publishing — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781844571550]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; Filmography;

From the cover: “David Lean, John Mills, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and a host of other famous names from British film surprisingly began their screen careers on ‘Quota Quickies’. These low-budget second features of the 1930s have become notorious as the films that American distributors used to bring British cinema into disrepute and ruin its prospects of international expansion. But is this sorry reputation really deserved?

Steve Chibnall’s carefully researched study questions the received wisdom about these modest films, which so often offered a slice of British life to audiences waiting for the Hollywood main course. It interrogates the conditions of their production, the politics of the attempts to censor and suppress them, and, by examining detailed evidence from one provincial city, supplies insights into their distribution and exhibition.

The quickies emerge from this examination as a significant source of cultural representations, a vital training ground for actors and film-makers, and, occasionally, as innovative and even radical pictures in their own right.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¾". [XV] 314 pages. Tags: great britain cinematograph films quota act, low budget films, motion pictures history, 20th century, picture industry britain, films britain, performing arts films, cinema british isles, film criticism, history, books written steve chibnall, 9781844571550
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The Kairos Point: The Marriage of Mind and Matter by Alan Smithson (£18.00)Publisher: Element — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852308656]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges. Front fold-in a little creased. Text bright and tight. A nice copy.Description: Amidst our material wealth and technological brilliance the cry is increasingly heard that we have lost our way. Ideas of right and wrong are confused and the power of amoral and scientific theories increases. What is needed to counter these tendencies is an intellectual vision which confronts false values and provides a firm conceptual platform; a big idea which unites the physical world of science and the world of mind and spirit. In this brilliantly written book, Alan Smithson attempts to meet this challenge. He explores a radical world view which exists in and beyond the world of science. Taking the wholeness of everything as a starting point, he puts forward the exciting proposal that the initiating reality is neither in our minds nor in the physical cosmos - but where they meet: the Kairos Point. 352pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)Tags: science spirit technology wealth health happiness 1852308656
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The Christian Agnostic by Leslie D. [Dixon] Weatherhead (£16.00)Publisher: London: Hodder & Stoughton — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with small tears to the spine ends and corners, heavier tanning to the spine. Leans. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: Same Year]

From the cover: “For many years Dr Weatherhead has had a concern for the growing number of thoughtful men and women who have either excluded themselves, or have felt excluded from the churches, because they could not accept the beliefs which some churches regard as essential to a Christian.

Many find church services dull, boring, and all but meaningless. They cannot maintain their intellectual integrity and at the same time accept what is taught. Yet they admire the spirit of Christ and believe that, as a way of life, Christianity holds the clue which the world must needs follow in order to find the way to well-being.

The word “agnostic” in the title is not to be taken to mean one who denies the existence of all phenomena save the material. The Christian agnostic is one who tries to meet the challenges of life in a Christian spirit, but who does not feel that the great truths about God, Church and man, about Providence, evil, sin, about survival, heaven and hell, can be neatly enclosed in the verbiage of orthodoxy.

The thoughtful layman often feels that the churches are more concerned to defend a hoary tradition than to restate Christian belief in the light of new insights and understanding. This restatement Dr Weatherhead attempts in this book, acknowledging that a wide agnosticism must be permitted.

Many so-called agnostics, he feels, are nearer to belief in the true God than are many conventional “believers” who believe in a bogey which does not exist and which they miscall God. Misunderstanding God they misunderstand His activities and therefore, in time of need, their religion is of little help to them.

The publication of this book marks the 50th anniversary of Dr Weatherhead’s entrance into the Methodist ministry. He has a wide, perhaps a unique, experience of the difficulties of thoughtful people, and this book, which frankly states his own considered opinions, will bring light and strength to his thousands of readers all over the world.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 264 pages. Tags: christianity belief and doubt theology doctrinal polemics agnostics apologetics agnosticism leslie dixon weatherhead
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy (£14.50)Publisher: Head of Zeus — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781781851272]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;Notes: Jacket designed by Jessie Price. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XII] 669 pages. Tags: murphy 9781781851272 victoria queen great britain assassination attempts assassins biography history social conditions 19th century
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The Concorde Story: Ten Years in Service by Christopher Orlebar (£14.00)Publisher: Temple Press — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0600333698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “Chapters outline the theory and dynamics of supersonic flight, chart the history of attempts to break the sound barrier, describe other SST (supersonic transport) projects which never progressed beyond the model stage and the single design which did, Russia’s Tupolev TU 144 ‘Concordski’. Specifications and data are included, and this book includes an account of a flight from London to New York, from the pilot’s point of view. The text is backed by a wealth of illustrations.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: supersonic transport aerodynamics canard wings air france bristol siddeley britannia british aircraft corporation ceat dassault mirage engines gas turbines gloster-whittle gas turbines handley page sst laminar flow mcdonneil douglas miles
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Escape to Freedom by T. C. F. Prittie; Captain W. Earle Edwards; (£13.00)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1953Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn, creased, nicked with some loss and distinctly loose. Spotting to endpapers and foredges although otherwise bright. A better copy than it sounds.Description: Maps to the endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations within the text. The authors of this book made no less than eight remarkable attempts at escape from german prisoner-of-war camps. In addition to the stories of the escapes this is the most human account of life in a prisoner camp.Notes: Illustrated by Major W. Clough-Taylor. Foreword or introduction by Major-General Sir Victor Fortune. 400 pages. Tags: 1939-1945 and british cornelius earle edwards english escapes farmer german narratives personal prisoners prisons prittie terence war william world
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Rowing: Skills of the Game by Rosie Mayglothling (£13.00)Publisher: The Crowood Press — 1990Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1852231793]Condition: Very Good+.Description: Rowing - The Skills of the Game enables the interested enthusiast to progress from a novice level to a proficient standard and attempts to familiarise the reader with the equipment, safety aspects and basic handling skills of both sculling and rowing boats. Rosie Mayglothling, a former national coach and international oarswoman, explains the sculling and rowing strokes, coxing, steering, watermanship, rigging and training. 138pp. Index. Tags: oarswoman sculling coxing rowing strokes watermanship 1852231793
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Marilyn Monroe by Roger Baker (£12.50)Publisher: Coombe Books — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good + in Very Good DJDescription: This biography tells Marilyn's story without sensationalism and without exploiting gossip or rumour. 176pp. Bibliography. Size: 4to Imperial (15" x 11")Tags: metro-goldwyn-mayer controversial cosmopolitan something’s suppression cinemascope century-fox scandalous conference underworld politicias throttling swallowing donatello twentieth dangerous gentlemen witnesses dougherty substance political explosive marilyn’s ambulance injection hollywood pictures columbia sinister christie goddess: berneice national cover-up attempts kennedys evidence hospital personal censored henry’s playboy suicide academy studios artists doctors marilyn sinatra misfits massive
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The Times Compact History of the World by Edited by Geoffrey Parker (£12.50)Publisher: Grafton — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0007650809]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.Description: 3d Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs and maps. From the introduction: “This volume attempts to cover the whole story of humankind from its origins, when our ancestors first emerged from the tropical forests of Africa, to the complex, highly articulated world in which we now live. It differs, however, from the original History of the World in three important ways. First, as its name makes clear, it presents the data in a more compact form. Although it includes 80 spreads each contains fewer, simpler maps and (proportionately) more text. Second, every map has been reviewed in order to highlight the salient trends and facts it features. Third, the topics selected for treatment include far more material from the modern period: 24 spreads concentrate on the period since 1914 and no fewer than 17 of them cover the world since 1945.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. 192 pages. Tags: ancient world human origins ice age world agriculture early chinese agriculture rise civilization mesopotamia americas mesoamerica prehistoric africa indus harappa mohenjo-daro mauryan gupta-vakataka bronze age aegean greek world world religions han china byzantine muslim world islamic world anglo-saxon england varangian russia viking magyar saracen mongol empire safavid mughal ming china
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Red Duster, White Ensign: The Story of the Malta Convoys by Ian Cameron (£12.00)Publisher: London: Frederick Muller Limited — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain the length of the join of the lower panel affected the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages gently tanned with scattered spotting throughout. Description: Illustrated by way of: Top edge red; Black & White Photographs; Silhouettes; Maps [3];

From the cover: “This book fills an important gap in the history of the Second World War, for the story of the convoys to Malta has never before been told. It is now accepted by British, German and Italian historians that Malta was the key to the Middle East; the task of the convoys which fought through with supplies to the “George Cross Island” was therefore of supreme importance.

Many of the true stories in this book are epics of the sea — outstanding examples of the courage and fine seamanship of the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy. The author describes not only the thrilling incidents — the story of the Ohio and the Breconshire, for example — in all the principal convoys to Malta, but also the blockade runs made by individual merchantmen, and the attempts to re-provision the island by minelayer and submarine, as well as the aircraft-ferry operations, including those made by the U. S. aircraft-carrier Wasp.

But the fascination of this book is not confined to the accounts of the operations themselves, for the author takes us behind the scenes to disclose some startling differences of opinion over Malta among those responsible for the conduct of the war. While paying tribute to Sir Winston Churchill and many other high-ranking Naval officers, he is outspoken in his criticism of Chiefs of Staff who, as late as 1942, were demanding a withdrawal from “undefendable” Malta which, had it been carried out, could well have lost us the Middle East.

This book has been written with full Admiralty approval, and the author has been given access to unpublished and hitherto secret Naval records. He has also niter-viewed many of those who took part in the convoys; Fleet Air Arm and R. A. F. pilots, Naval officers, merchant seamen and Masters. The result is a full, authoritative and absorbing account of one of the most dangerous and exciting episodes of the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Eisner. Foreword or introduction by Captain S. W. Roskill. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 218 pages. Tags: cameron war 1939-1945 naval operations malta actions sea mediterranean adriatic aegean second convoys british campaigns international law history
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A Hundred Years in the Saddle: Avon and Somerset Mounted Police 1899-1999 by Stephen Foulkes (£11.50)Publisher: Broadcast Books — 1998Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1874092850]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Signed by the author on the reverse of the contents page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Surviving two World Wars, several political attempts at disbandment, football riots, civil disorder and even the policeman who ate his own horses, the Mounted Branch of the Avon and Somerset Police celebrates its centenary anniversary in 1999. Local history and the development of the Mounted Unit are intertwined in this affectionate and often moving portrait by Stephen Foulkes. From its beginnings amid dockers’ riots to the crowd control and football duty of the modern era, the Branch has been maintained as a practical arm of the Police Force. Unparalleled success at national Horse Shows has also made it the envy of mounted units across the country. The Police Horses have been serving the region now for 100 years. This is their story.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6½". 202 pages. Tags: somerset horses police mounted units avon bristol police force
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A Parson in the Australian Bush by C. H. S. Matthews (£11.50)Publisher: SPGF — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover quite badly sunned in places pages tight and well presented.Description: This book attempts to give an account of the founding and subsequent history of the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd, the second in order of time of the now numerous Bush Brotherhoods, which have completely transformed the Church life over vast areas of the Australian Bush during the past quarter of a century. Note: Book dated from inscription behind book plate. Mono illustrations throughout.
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Double Eagle by Charles McCarry (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0491028717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: First British Edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Double Eagle is the riveting true account of the first balloon flight across the Atlantic Ocean by three men — without a doubt one of the most extraordinary human adventures of all time.

In 1978, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson

and Larry Newman, three businessmen from Albuquerque, embarked on one of the world’s most difficult and dangerous physical challenges. Sixteen previous attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon had failed disastrously, with five lives lost. No one who had ever attempted the flight wanted to try again.

Anderson and Abruzzo made their first attempt in Double Eagle, named after Charles Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle, in 1977. This voyage ended in bitter failure when they were hit by storms and blown off course; with Abruzzo suffering from exposure, they had to ditch the balloon off the coast of Iceland. Undaunted and even more determined to be the first across the Atlantic, they tried again in 1978 with Newman. This time they successfully rode a high pressure ridge from Maine to France.

Charles McCarry and the balloonists chronicle both flights, describing the tensions and comradeship they shared in their tiny gondola as they drifted thousands effect above the surface of the earth. As the ground crew constantly advised them about weather conditions, the men fought off frostbite in arctic temperatures. At one stage the balloon became coated with so much ice that the weight began to force them down. It was only the warmth of the afternoon sun that melted the ice and saved them from plunging into the sea to certain death.

Despite the problems of cold and storms, the enormous silver and black balloon eventually sailed over a barley field in France. Suspended beneath it were three exhausted Americans who had faced a challenge on the same scale as the conquest of Everest and had won. They had achieved the impossible and became heroes overnight.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Marge Anderson. Foreword or introduction by Chris Bonington. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 278 pages. Tags: double eagle balloon ascensions transatlantic flights across north atlantic ocean aircraft hot air balloons
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No Mercy, No Leniency: Communist Mistreatment of British Prisoners of War in Korea by Cyril Cunningham (£11.50)Publisher: Leo Cooper — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850527678]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Cyril Cunningham was Scientific Advisor to AI9, the MOD Prisoner of War Intelligence Organization, and one of the principal debriefers of repatriated prisoners. His description of the different approaches adopted by the North Koreans and the Chinese and the reactions of their victims make compelling reading. The real secrets of Communist ‘brainwashing’, indoctrination and interrogation techniques are revealed. The book also discloses for the first time the scale of escape attempts and resistance activities of the prisoners which unexpectedly sabotaged the Chinese Communists’ traditional POW policy.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by M. R. D. Foot. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 170 pages. Tags: prisoners war britain korea north korean prisons british breaches international law atrocities crimes against humanity pow military operations campaigns warfare conventional battles china october end vietnam held koreans chinese works alleged actual committed nationals one nation another education indoctrination brainwashing civilian internees cunningham 0850527678 first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Yellow boards with Black titling to the Spine. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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The Langhorne Sisters by James Fox (£11.50)Publisher: Granta Books — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1862070717]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “High-spirited, beautiful, clannish and adored, the five strikingly different Langhorne sisters were mythologized in the plural long after their separate careers were a matter of history. Their great fame held sway first in the South, in Virginia, then across the rest of America and England. Lizzie, the eldest, was trapped in post-Civil War Richmond. Irene was the eternal Southern belle who also became the model for the Gibson Girl. Nancy, an unpredictable, elemental force, conquered Edwardian society in England — as Nancy Astor — and was the first woman to sit in Parliament at Westminster. Phyllis, private, romantic, melancholy, was Nancy's confidante and the only person she loved all through her life. Nora, the youngest, was extravagant, feckless and promiscuous, her life punctuated with seductions and boltings. Using the sisters’ intimate voices selected from thousands of letters and journals, this epic narrative charts the attempts of two extraordinary women to transform and recreate themselves, and the chain of events that would have such a destructive effect on their family lives and happiness.”Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Dyer. 578 pages. Tags: kindergarten entrepreneur illustrator ambassador auctioneer decorator patriarch langhorne genevieve separated economist waldorf's lancaster phyllis's ancaster divorced viscount reynolds gardener forsythe railroad football chiswell grenfell daughter milner's observer countess virginia reginald british charles marquis penrhyn soldier feeling pennant lothian phyllis younger chillie shooter witcher perkins husband douglas nanaire moncure maurice michael creator
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Word and World: The Story of the English Bible and the Spreading of Christian Literature throughout the World by Donald Coggan (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0340156090]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Word here means more than the Bible. It stands for that primarily, but also for that vast body of literature which expounds the Bible and relates its principles to life. And World — well, that means what it says, our present-day exhilarating, frightened, tragic, glorious world, the world God made and loves, the world for which Christ died.

The area covered is thus a large one. The story of the growth of the English Bible alone is a long, deeply interesting and complex one, as the following chapters indicate — and they give but an outline. But when we reach out beyond this—as this book attempts to do — to the whole field of Christian literature and to the place of its dissemination in the strategy of the Church, we are embarking on a task which would call for an author far more learned and knowledgeable than the present one, and for a row of volumes rather than this modest one. However, there is something to be said for a bird’s-eye view of the story of the past, for an assessment of the problems and opportunities of the present, and for a summons to action in the future.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: and bible christian criticism distribution english history literature missionary missions publication publishing stories versions
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The Stones of Hissarlik by John Sanders (£11.00)Publisher: Citron Press — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0754400379]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “Could inanimate stones from the excavations of Troy, stored in Berlin until taken by the Russians in 1945, have the power to control humans? Abrasive radio talk show host Tom Titchford thinks he is in command of the airwaves. Until, that is, his aunt is brutally murdered, he is taunted on air, and another anonymous caller defies alt of Tom’s attempts to cut him off. When the charred body of the station’s scheming financial director is found after apparent spontaneous human combustion near the cottage Tom has inherited, he experiences the stuff of alien nightmares, along with an attractive new neighbour.”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". 220 pages. Tags: city combustion extinct fiction human radio shows spontaneous stations talk troy
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Kingdom of the Sun God: A History of the Andes and Their People by Ian Cameron (£10.50)Publisher: Guild — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is snagged at the head of the spine. Reverse of the dust wrapper is lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Ranging from the early history of the settlers from North America, to the travels of the great naturalists such as La Condamine, Humboldt and Darwin, this book attempts to offer the reader a comprehensive account of the Andean people and their background.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: america american andes chile essays history incas indians interest latin peoples peru photography pictorials places region regional see south subjects themes travel travelogues
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Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser (£10.50)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with short open tears to the head of both panels. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 100 Black And White Illustrations And 16 In Colour. From the cover: “From her birth in the Scottish ‘palace of pleasance’, Linlithgow, in 1542, to her tragic death by execution in the grim English castle of Fotheringhay forty-four years later, the life led by Mary Queen of Scots was of a kind to inspire popular imagination, not only among her contemporaries but through to the present day. Crowned Queen of Scotland when only six days old, Mary passed her childhood in France, and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she returned to Scotland as its queen after an absence of thirteen years. Her life then entered its most dramatic phase: the early political and religious struggles with John Knox and the unruly Scottish nobility; the disastrous marriage to Darnley and his mysterious death; her fugitive marriage to Both well, the chief suspect, that led directly to her long English captivity at the hands of Elizabeth I; the loneliness of the incarceration that ended with the labyrinthine Babington plot to free her, and the final decision by Elizabeth to execute this romantic figure who presented a threat to the English throne. Mary Queen of Scots, first published in 1969, became an instant best seller. This special edition, abridged and beautifully illustrated, presents Mary’s story for a new readership. Lady Antonia provides the reader with a detailed and sympathetic insight not only into the turbulent political society in which Mary lived, but also into the development of Mary’s character — from the gay and beautiful child queen to the calm woman who died a tragic death with such dignity.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 7¼". Orange boards with Red & Black titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: abbey abbot abdication abington accession admiral agnes ainslie alencon alison alliance alva ambition amboise ambroise amy amyas ancestry andrew anet angouleme angus anna anne antoine antoinette appearance arabella aragon arbroath archbishop archduke archibald argyll arran arundel ashton assassinated atholl attempts attitude aumale austria babington baif baillie ballard bartholomew bastard bastian battle
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Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure by Oz Clarke & James May with Julie Arkell (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563539003]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “OZ CLARKE is a man who can spend an hour talking lyrically about the character of a French wine without even opening the bottle. JAMES MAY is a committed car enthusiast who likes a drink of an evening but can identify a wine only as being ‘nice’ or ‘nasty’.

It made sense, then, to pair them up for a month-long road trip around the historic wine regions of France. Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure is a unique sociological TV experiment in which Clarke — renowned wine authority, Francophile and a former Wine Tasting Champion of the World — attempts to reveal the wonder of the world’s most arcane and complex viniculture to May — a beer drinker who admires the Renault 4 but regards garlic as the devil’s own ingredient.

The results are often ugly and an embarrassment for Britain. But this is what happens when two grown men spend a month together in a car (and sometimes a tent] arguing about who’s going to drive and whether or not it is acceptable to eat with your fingers in the Chateau of a French aristocrat.

So: what exactly are woody high notes and a fruity finish? Which white wine is the best accompaniment to fried spam? Can you make your own wine in a bucket? Should you spit or swallow? And where does this pole go?

For many people, French wine is a subject shrouded in mystery and confusion. So all the important stuff has been put in this book instead.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: wine and making france industry vineyards clarke james may with julie arkell 0563539003 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Prairyerth: A Deep Map by William Least Heat-Moon (£10.50)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0233987371]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “An exploration of the American heartland, relating the author’s journey across the Great Plains to Chase County, Kansas, a sparsely populated area in the Flint Hills. The text attempts to capture the true but rapidly vanishing spirit of the people who farm America’s central grasslands.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 624 pages. Tags: and cantle casitas chase cottonwood county darla’s description english essays fiction fokker general ghost hawk heat highway hill history hombook kan kansas kaw las least lexicon local moon osage pommel roniger states totem track travel travelogues united usa william writing
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The Amethysts by Frank Delaney (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002255634]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “After the butchery of his girlfriend by an unknown killer, Nicholas Newman wants only to start afresh. However, when a link is made between killings across Europe, he grudgingly agrees to help the police again. When attempts are made on his life, he realizes his nightmare has only just begun.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 406 pages. Tags: investigation psychological international manslaughter safe-deposit inexplicably ferociously fashionable policewoman prosecuting underworld compelling disturbing wrongdoing appalling holocaust hungarian brutality shattered courtroom architect barrister policeman detective slaughter explosive adventure illegally intricate fictional discreet attorney activity murdered evidence homicide thriller plotting slippery lawyer’s suspense massacre morphine butchery attacked unlawful contract mystery killing carnage suspect english british justice murders illegal couple, fiction suicide bizarre holiday murder killer guilty crimes career novels police trials modern highly behind scenes double action swiss found crime prime death hotel trial moral court games legal messy issue plot dead with help rich him and die the box
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The Churches And The Church by Bernard Leeming S.j. (£10.50)Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - In Good DJ, some small tears to top edges of DJDescription: This book can well be described as concise, readable and encyclopedic treatment of its subject, providing an accurate and up-to-date guide to the problems of Christian disunity and the numerous attempts to solve them.Tags: Church, Problems, Disunity
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The Hard-pressed Researcher by Anne Edwards; Robin Talbot; (£10.50)Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582099935]Condition: Very Good. Contents page mis-trimmed at bottom corner.Description: From the introduction: “This book has been written as a guide for the thousands of practitioners who are undertaking research in the settings in which they are training or working. Practitioner research usually involves researching while also working and juggling the other interests and commitments that make life worthwhile. These days, to be working or training in the fields of health, social services, community work and education is demanding enough without the added pressure of a research project. With this in mind the authors have put together a text which attempts to answer the questions raised by the hard-pressed researchers we work with.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 193 pages. Tags: research indexing abstracting services information retrieval systems survey design data collection organisational development content analysis statistical analysis mann-whitney test wilcoxon matched variance ratio
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Angelhead: My Brother's Decent Into Madness by Greg Bottoms (£9.50)Publisher: Headline — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747252718]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, this book documents the violent, drug-addled descent of the author’s brother, Michael, into paranoid schizophrenia. From Michael’s first psychotic break aged 14 — out of his mind on acid, seeing God in his suburban bedroom window — through a series of petty crimes, bizarre disappearances, and suicide attempts to the shocking crime that landed him in the psychiatric wing of a maximum-security prison. This book enables the reader to witness first-hand the fragmenting of a mind and a family. The author’s prose offers no consolation or easy answers — simply emotional precision and hard truth.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: autobiography biography bottoms coping diseases family fitness general greg health illness medical mental michael psychiatry relationships schizophrenics states united virginia with
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Commando Extraordinary by Charles Foley (£9.50)Publisher: Poole: Arms & Armour Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688249]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Otto Skorzeny, Chief of Germany’s Special Troops, became world famous overnight when, with a daring glider-borne attack, he rescued Mussolini from the mountain prison of Gran Sasso. Fearless and resourceful, his many subsequent exploits include the kidnapping of the Hungarian Regent’s son — wrapped in a carpet — and the infiltration of troops disguised in American uniforms behind Allied lines during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

This is the true story, based on personal interviews with the author, of one of the legendary characters of World War Two — and one of the half-dozen pioneers of special forces. On the wings of his first, spectacular success, Skorzeny soared over the heads of his contemporaries into Hitler’s approval. By the time Skorzeny became head of Germany’s special forces, the war was as good as lost; but he was bent upon any risk to win it. Again and again, the darkness gathering around the failing Reich was lit by a flash that revealed the mark of Skorzeny’s handiwork — improbability.

Brought to trial at Nuremberg, he was denounced by the Allied Chief Prosecutor as "the most dangerous man in Europe". On the testimony of Allied officers, he was acquitted. Then, following his release, the Russians made two attempts to carry him off to Moscow, as part of the “talent collecting” operations that had netted them some of Germany’s top atomic and rocket scientists.

This classic account of Otto Skorzeny’s dramatic career tells one of the great stories of World War Two with all the verve and excitement of a first-rate thriller. Major-General Sir Robert Laycock’s foreword to the book, written in the 1950s, places the subject of this book in its overall historical context and provides a perceptive insight into the motives behind the formation and uses of Special Forces.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Robert Laycock. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Special Forces Library series. 251 pages. Tags: special forces library germany war 1939-1945 campaigns secret service military operations biographies history warfare defence second first editions firsts printings 1st
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Curricula for Diversity in Education by Tony Booth, Will Swann, Mary Masterton & Patricia Potts (£9.50)Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415071844]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Number 1 in the series. Jacket illustration: Midsummer Common by Dorothy Bordass.

From the cover: “How can schools provide an appropriate education for the diversity of their pupils? They can start by recognising and accepting difference in their students and by providing curricula that are accessible to all. This volume portrays attempts to alleviate difficulties in learning across the curriculum, and explores ways of supporting children with disabilities. It examines changes in approaches to reducing difficulties in learning and looks at the experience of children and young people under pressure: children who are bullied; young people affected by HIV and AIDS; youth ‘trainees’ and children in ‘care’. There is a final section on basic methods of research into educational practice.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Learning For All series. [XI] 357 pages. Tags: learning disabled children education great britain curricula handicapped curriculum planning disabilities mainstreaming individualized instruction special with elementary schools educational needs students support equal tony booth 0415071844 for all
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Diana v. Charles by James Whitaker (£9.50)Publisher: Signet — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670852457]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “It was billed as the love affair of the century. Instead the collapse of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s marriage sparked the biggest constitutional crisis since the Abdication.

Did Charles ever love Diana? Was she unfaithful to him? How much was Camilla Parker Bowles to blame for their shattered marriage?

In Diana v. Charles, James Whitaker, the world’s foremost authority on the royal family, paints the definitive portrait of the couple’s ill-starred relationship. With a series of exclusive revelations he charts its unhappy course from before the royal engagement right up to the present day. Diana v. Charles is filled with previously untold information gathered from James Whitaker’s twenty-five years of unrivalled royal reporting.

He reveals startling secrets of the unhappy childhood that caused eating disorders in Diana and her sister Sarah. He details the intimate nature of the Princess’s friendship with James Gilbey. He draws back the veil that has shrouded the House of Windsor’s ruthless dealings with outsiders. He examines the dirty-tricks department at Buckingham Palace, and the determined attempts by courtiers to freeze Diana out of public life. And he reveals the real truth behind those taped telephone calls.

While the contents of Diana v. Charles are the most explosive yet, James Whitaker writes sympathetically about the royal couple’s plight, and offers hope for the future of the British monarchy.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 237 pages. Tags: diana princess wales gilbey buckingham palace marriage charles prince marriages royalty and nobility great britain history 20th century princes biography princesses the eating disorders
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Diana: Her New Life by Andrew Morton (£9.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0684800098]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The publication of Andrew Morton’s Diana, Her 1 Story in 1992 shook the royal family to its very foundations. The books many revelations — that Prince Charles had been having a long-term affair, that the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had been a sham, that the Princess had been suffering from an eating disorder and had made several halt-hearted suicide attempts — were initially greeted with disbelief. But as time passed it became clear that the book was, as its title claimed, Diana’s f rue story, especially when the couple announced their separation in December 1992. When Prince Charles eventually admitted his adultery on television, he put the final seal of confirmation on Andrew Morton’s claims.

Diana’s friends were hopeful that the separation from Charles, which ended years of living a lie, would bring Diana the freedom to find happiness in a new role. But has she? With her marriage in limbo and her children only occasionally by her side, Diana’s position in the royal family is one of increasing isolation.

Diana, Her New Life chronicles the secret battles that have raged behind closed doors, and Diana’s constant frustration as she endeavours to break free from the restrictions of her semi-detached royal life.

With the help of some of Diana’s closest friends and advisors, Andrew Morton is once again able to strip away the royal propaganda and reveal how Diana, who became a princess before she had reached maturity, is at last learning to become a woman in her own right rather than a puppet of the palace. Andrew Morton exposes the in-fighting and intrigue behind the separation, and Diana’s private thoughts on her retirement from public life, on remarriage, the men in her life and the grooming of Prince William for his future role.

Illustrated with 32 pages of remarkable colour photographs, Diana, Her New Life will give a fresh focus on the human story behind the most sensational royal crisis since the Abdication.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: admitted adultery affair attempts autobiography battles biography britain british charles crisis diana disorder eating families family find from gallery great half-hearted happiness her his historical hoare infighting intrigue kingdom life long-term lord military new oliver palumbo political prince princess princesses public restrictions retirement role royal royalty secret semi-detached serpentine suicide television united wales william
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His Fight Is Ours by Jane Lane (£9.50)Publisher: Andrew Dakers — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little worn with some creasing, fading and marks. Cover slightly spotted. Small inscription on fep.Description: This novel attempts to trace the real reasons which induced Gaeldom to sacrifice itself in 1745 for the second time in thirty years. 311pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Honourable Member: An Inside Look at the House of Commons by Richard Needham (£9.50)Publisher: Patrick Stephens — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0850595991]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and more lightly so onto the margins of the panels. Price Clipped. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Richard Needham, twice elected MP for Chippenham (now called North Wiltshire), has now produced that rarest of commodities, a book which not only gives a thorough guide to the workings of Parliament but does so in a style which is informative, humorous and entertaining. With the aid of his characters Pringle and Daphne Dempster, a couple of young hopefuls aspiring to success in the political arena, he explores the life and work of an MP. How does he get selected by a Party? How does he fight an election? The anecdotes about canvassing during election time are mainly taken from actual incidents and provide hilarious reading.

Having obtained his seat in the House of Commons, Pringle is faced with the problem of becoming familiar with one of the world’s most complex organisations. The reader is introduced to such formidable characters as the Chief Whip, the Speaker of the House, Black Rod, the Serjeant at Arms and many others. Their duties and functions are explained in a way which will give the reader an entirely new appreciation of Parliamentary life.

As well as activities inside the House, we see Pringle and Daphne in their constituency and enjoy their attempts to woo the voters. We learn how MPs spend their leisure hours and how they have to cultivate outside interests against the fateful day when they are rejected by an ungrateful electorate. Finally, there is the prospect of promotion. Will Pringle finally be summoned by the PM and become a Right Honourable Member?

Nobody with the least interest in politics could hope for a better or more instructive inside view of one of our greatest institutions.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Peter Hurst. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: anecdotes britain commons etc facetiae great house humor humour parliament satire
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I Must Collect Myself: Choice Cuts from a Long Shelf Life by Maureen Lipman (£9.50)Publisher: Simon & Schuster — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1847373488]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; 2nd printing. [First Published: 2010]

From the cover: “A sparkling collection of stories, reminiscences and rather good jokes, interspersed with inventive character monologues, for you to try, she hopes, at home, I Must Collect Myself is Maureen Lipman at her wittiest.

Together with twenty-one monologues, introducing some unforgettable characters — the excitable wannabe auditioning in Brittney’s Got Talent, Sheila the unintentionally smutty art tutor, the bitter American army wife drowning in the English home counties, Maureen has added many wonderful new pieces about her unpredictable life alongside some of her best Guardian newspaper columns. She also introduces us to her yodelling, barkless dog, Diva; attempts to auction Jeffrey Archer; has dinner with the Bishop of Rangoon; and shares her first hit musical at a chocolate factory. On the way, she gives us the inside story of playing an alien in Doctor Who; a night of cabaret to raise money for a statue of Spike Milligan in East Finchley; and eccentric adventures of the romantic variety.

The stories may be new but the astute take on life remains as sharp as ever. Maureen muses on the Eondon bombings, gets angry with road hogs, prays for lost chickens in Notre Dame, grieves for her late husband, Jack, admires Aung San Suu Kyi’s steadfastness, falls for a snowy owl and ponders ‘Princess Di’s memorial wet patch’.

Maureen Lipman’s I Must Collect Myself is as clever, funny and acute as the woman herself.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 351 pages. Tags: 9781847373489 humour collections anthologies reportage collected journalism humor literary maureen lipman 1847373488
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Life on the Ocean Wave by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little faded. Bookplate to pastedown. Top edges of text block dusty, foredges occasionally spotted. Internally bright and clean.Description: A faithful and amusing record of the dyed-in-the-wool traditionalist who gradually succumbs to the lure of the modern world. Captain Sebastian grange, D.S.O.., R.N.., here gives his own vers10n of his attempts to become an ultra-modern naval officer, which are unfortunately misunderstood by the civil lord of the admiralty. 254pp. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Memories by Andrei Gromyko (£9.50)Publisher: London, Sydney, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091738083]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The memoirs of Andrei Andreevich Gromyko are a unique publishing event. For more than fifty years he has held high office in the Soviet government, serving under every leader from Stalin to Gorbachev. As his country’s Foreign Minister he has met and negotiated with almost every leader throughout the world. Now in his memoirs he reveals the behind-the-scenes behaviour of Kremlin leaders, and the characters and events which have dominated his political life. Memories is one of the most important documents to come out of the Soviet Union, not only from a political point of view but because of the remarkable insight it gives into Gromyko’s Russia.

We learn of his upbringing in a small village far from the main cities, of his early academic prominence and of his courtship of his wife, Lidia Grinevich. We see him, in 1943, as ambassador to Washington, then in Yalta, alongside Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill. There are fascinating portraits of all his leading political contemporaries, but revelations too, such as the time Mao asked for Soviet support for an atomic bombing of American forces.

Gromyko also writes of many non-political figures whom he has met, including Charlie Chaplin, Paul Robeson and Marilyn Monroe, and of his friendship with Boris Pasternak. He speaks honestly of the internal issues of the day, such as human rights and of the present administration’s attempts at glasnost. Many of his views — from his sympathy for Nixon over Watergate to his affection for the Queen Mother — will surprise those whose views of Soviet leaders are based on stereotypes.

Memories was first published in the Soviet Union in February 1988. For this edition Andrei Gromyko has added over 30,000 words of new material covering every aspect of his life and times, specifically expanding aspects of his story of interest to a Western audience.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 365 pages. Tags: soviet union politics statesmen diplomats history government 20th century biographies stalin gorbachev minister kremlin leaders political ambassador washington yalta roosevelt churchill mao glasnost
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Russia Today by Richard Ware (£9.50)Publisher: Kaye & Ward — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 071820462X]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with remnants of the lending strip to the first blank and stamps to the title page and verso. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.

From the cover: “Russia is the historical core of the modern Soviet Union; the Russian people dominate one sixth of the world’s land mass. This book looks at how ordinary people live in Russia today, how they are governed and how they regard their recent history. Today the Soviet Union is a military and industrial super-power, but it still bears the scars of the Stalin purges and the ‘Great Patriotic War’ (1941-45). Indeed it faces daunting problems in the coming decades, but if these can be solved peacefully Russia still has much to offer. For, as Russia Today also attempts to show, Russia is a land of great natural resources and its cultural traditions, which have enriched the world in the past, may do so again…”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Today series. 96 pages. Tags: soviet union social conditions richard ware 071820462x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Romany Way by Irene Soper (£9.50)Publisher: Ex Libris Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0948578653]Condition: Very Good. Small book shop sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The Romanys, Gypsies or Travellers, have lived on the margins of society for centuries, occasionally victimised and almost always misunderstood. Arriving from the East in the dim and distant past, their speech is peppered with a vocabulary derived from the original Sanskrit.

Much of the Romanys’ cultural distinctiveness springs from their life on the road and their attempts to make it as comfortable as possible in sometimes adverse circumstances, including everything the English climate can inflict. Not surprisingly, the Romanys are knowledgeable about the natural world, about wild plants and animals, about their horses, and about useful and saleable objects which they can fashion from materials near at hand.

The author, Irene Soper, though not a Romany herself, has enjoyed contact and indeed, friendships, with Gypsies throughout her life. In her book, The Romany Way, she imparts what she has learnt of a nomadic way of life which, in truth, is a remarkable survival in an age of motorways and computers, though its future is, perhaps, threatened now as never before. At times anecdotal, at times factual, but always sympathetic and informative, The Romany Way is a joyous but gentle celebration of a unique people.”
Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 111 pages. Tags: gypsies england social life and customs romanies new forest travelling folk romany art gypsy way prophecy charms superstitions recipes remedies
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The Smoke and the Fire: Myths and Anti-myths of War, 1861-1945 by John Terraine (£9.50)Publisher: London: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283987014]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with scuffing to the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Price Clipped. Description: From the cover: “Did tanks really ‘win’ the First World War? Was the machine-gun the ‘most lethal weapon’? Were all British generals really cavalrymen? Did generals have no better idea than to throw thousands of men against impregnable defences to make a gap for cavalry to ride through, knee to knee? Was the First World War the most deadly in history?

The mythology which surrounds the 1914-1918 War to this day embraces all these myths, and more. In The Smoke and the Fire John Terraine argues that the truth can only be approached by looking at that war in the light of the others which really resemble it: the American Civil War and the Second World War. These are the three life-and-death struggles fought with the technology of the First Industrial Revolution.

What are the real links between Abraham Lincoln, David Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt? What connects Robert E. Lee, Marshal Foch and General Douglas MacArthur? What is the inner nature of the wars in which they all took part? These are some of the questions to which John Terraine attempts to find an answer in this provocative and intriguing book.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: war 1914-1918 campaigns errors inventions 1939-1945 military art science history 19th century 20th psychological aspects united states civil
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A Prospect of Cities: Being Studies Towards a History of Town Planning by Cecil Stewart (£8.50)Publisher: London, New York & Toronto: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1952Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little dull, tanned more heavily at the spine. Leans a little. Edges of the text block lightly tanned, more so to the top edge. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white plates; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “This book gives, by means of studies of selected cities, the story of Town Planning from the first planned settlements of the Hellenic world to the newest planned town in Great Britain.

The author, who has lectured at the School of Planning in London and is an examiner for the Town Planning Institute, has deliberately treated his subject in such a way that his book will have an appeal to others than students of Town Planning. The towns he has chosen for study — Caerwent, Constantinople, Flint (an interesting example of a Bastide), Richelieu, Saltaire, for instance — illustrate different and typical attempts made by men to forestall the haphazard urban developments with which we are so unpleasantly familiar.

The individual studies show how the towns fitted into their contemporary social and economic back-ground, and the “Interludes” by which they are linked sketch in the main march of historical events. There are many drawings, plans and photographs to illustrate the text.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: stewart planning history territorial urban town village street market square houses london cities towns titus salt plans design
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