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The Caterpillar Cop by James McClure (£31.00)Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0575015128]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “For James McClure’s second book, the South African town of Trekkersburg is again the setting, and that highly original team, Lieutenant Kramer (white) and Sergeant Zondi (black), are again the detectives. A twelve-year-old boy, Boetie, is found strangled and mutilated in a wood on the edge of the Country Club. Is it the work of a sex maniac? Or was it made to look that way?”Notes: Size: 8" x 5". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: trompie fictitious fiction, police south africa fiction, african writers, african crime mystery, detective crime, first edition books, written james mcclure
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£21.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]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. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Ruling Passion by Reginald Hill (£19.50)Publisher: London: The Crime Club — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002317109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: superintendent fiction, sergeant fiction, police fiction, england yorkshire fiction, crime mystery, detective, crime, first edition books, written reginald hill
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On the Roads of War: A Soviet Cavalryman on the Eastern Front by Ivan Yakushin (£18.00)Publisher: Pen & Sword — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1844151441]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The author survived the siege of Leningrad, fought at the Battle of Kursk and pursued the retreating German army through Russia, Belorussia, and Poland and into Germany itself. This is the story of his war. He tells the tale in his own words, with remarkable clarity of recall, and gives an authentic insight into what combat on the Eastern Front was like for the ordinary soldier.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". 180 pages. Tags: belorussia narratives vedernikov operations lieutenant volkssturm stalingrad cavalrymen bagration merciless artillery offensive leningrad campaigns patriotic operation fanatical 1939-1945 sergeant personal yakushin kotovski agafonov fighting veterans division balatski survivor cavalry kuchmar chernov russian academy glushan platoon germany private salient eastern german battle yakusl poland senior guards driver leader at-gun soviet world corps siege great union kursk tomsk nevel front army 57mm zozi ivan man the iii 5th war
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Murder Pluperfect by Kenneth Giles (£15.50)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tears at the spine ends and corners, slight loss. Leans. Description: From the cover: “Inspector Harry James and Sergeant Honeybody are taking a very well deserved holiday, which means that they are in even more relaxed and rollicking mood than usual. It’s a busman’s holiday, for deck-chairs on the pier don’t appeal to them, and when the head of a wealthy West Country family offers to pay them to enquire into a mysterious death that took place back in 1874, they jump at the chance of some semi-professional fun and games.

Sir Charles’s great-aunt, Penelope, had a fianc6 who died of tartar emetic while riding home from her house. She was given an uncomfortable time at the inquest, but nobody was ever brought to trial. Penelope broke her neck out hunting two years later: it might or it might not have been suicide. Anyway, Sir Charles and his smart American wife would like to have it all cleared up now. So Inspector James is off to the family seat in Dorset, with his pretty wife, his several lively children, and their enormous dog, Mr Bones; and Honeybody, who opportunely recalls that his grandfather, a Dorset man himself, had once worked on that case.

James and Honeybody have a highly enjoyable time, digging into bar-room gossip and the reminiscences of the oldest inhabitants, and even into folk memory. They come upon some intriguing items of evidence, and actually find a local solicitor whose great-grandfather acted for Penelope at the inquest. Altogether, the plot is thickening pleasantly when we are suddenly jerked into the present: one of their informants is found murdered. Now James and Honeybody are once again officially on the job.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: police england fiction kenneth giles first editions firsts printings 1st
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Sharpe's havoc : Richard Sharpe and the campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£14.00)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Leans very slightly.Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: ~0007120109~ first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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Storming Eagles: German Airborne Forces in World War Two by James Lucas (£14.00)Publisher: Arms & Armour Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853688796]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “The pilot throttled back — it would not be long now. The light on the bulkhead showed red. It was the signal “make ready!” Two minutes to go. The ‘dispatcher walked along the body of the machine checking that each man’s static line was firmly fixed to the jump wire. By the time he had completed his task the bulkhead light had changed to green. “Ready to jump!” and we moved forward to the exit door on the port side of the aircraft. Two of the Ju crew has already removed the door, and we could feel the air blowing in. Our sergeant would be the first to jump. He stood braced in the doorway looking slightly upwards as per the drill book. He would not have seen that the light on the bulkhead had changed to white, but at the sound of the klaxon horn he flung himself forward and out of the machine, to be followed by the rest of us in quick succession. When each man jumped the Junkers bounced upwards a little in the air as the aircraft load was lightened…

In that exclusive number of elite German fighting formations of the Second World War, the paratroops rank high. During the blitzkrieg of 1940, they spearheaded the attack, dropping from the air to sieze key points — and demonstrating that a new dimension had been added to the science of war.

Their most spectacular success was the invasion and capture of Crete in May 1941. But the cost was terrible: one in four of the paratroopers who dropped on to the island perished. For the rest of the war the parachute troops were used almost exclusively in a ground role. They remained, however, an elite, justifying again and again their great reputation for courage and hard fighting in Russia, North Africa and in Italy. Their dogged defence of Monte Cassino demonstrated their prowess as street fighting specialists; despite intensive bombing, bombardment and infantry assault, they held on to the monastery for more than three months, halting the Allied advance and withdrawing only when the position had been outflanked.

This book provides the first major account of these legendary soldiers, illustrated throughout with photographs collected from a wide range of sources. The author, James Lucas, has researched deep into Allied and captured German archives, and has interviewed many of the leading members of the Fallschirmjaeger units and formations who survived the war.”
Notes: Jacket designed by David Gibbons. Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: germany heer airborne troops fallschirmjaeger history parachute luftwaffe fallschirmja¨ger world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german armed forces military units 1935-1945 personnel land warfare james lucas 0853688796 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Sharpe's Havoc: Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809 by Bernard Cornwell (£13.50)Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120109]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Jacket illustration: The Battle of Fuentes d’Onoro, 1811. Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];

From the cover: “It is the spring of 1809 and a small British army is stationed in Lisbon when Marshal Soult begins the French invasion of northern Portugal. No one knows whether the British will fight or leave, but there is little choice for Lieutenant Richard Sharpe and his squad of riflemen, who are sent into the beleaguered city of Oporto to rescue a British mother and daughter who have chosen to stay rather than flee southwards. But what seems like a straightforward mission becomes tangled in betrayal when Kate Savage disappears.

Sharpe, with Sergeant Patrick Harper and a score of riflemen, is cut off in the city when the bridge over the river Douro is broken. They join forces with a group of fugitive Portuguese soldiers and try to fight their way back to the British lines, but their orders are overridden by a mysterious English officer, who instructs them to remain in northern Portugal. Colonel Christopher excels in high diplomacy and low cunning, and his activities lead Sharpe and his riflemen into treacherous danger.

While the French are consolidating their hold on the north of the country, Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, arrives to take command in the south. He immediately mounts his own counter-attack in a brilliant campaign that will rout the French. Sharpe becomes the hunter instead of the hunted and seizes the chance to rescue the missing Kate Savage and pursue the man who thought to sacrifice Sharpe and his riflemen for his own ambition. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes a terrible revenge.

Sharpe’s Havoc is a classic Sharpe story, a return to Portugal with Richard Sharpe in fighting form in the company of Sergeant Patrick Harper, Captain Hogan and Sharpe’s beloved Greenjackets.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 380 pages. Tags: 0007120109 first editions firsts printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious character fiction soldiers napoleonic wars portugal history maria
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Behind the Lines: Revealing and Uncensored Letters From our War-Torn World by Andrew Carroll (£12.50)Publisher: Ebury Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091903394]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the top edges. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “From the author of the phenomenal bestseller War Letters comes a powerful and revealing collection of letters by soldiers and civilians from the world’s major international conflicts. Inspired by the incredible reaction he received to War Letters, for three exhausting years Andrew Carroll travelled the world zealously collecting previously unpublished letters and emails from over 35 different countries. The result is Behind the Lines, the first book of its kind — a dramatic, candid and intimate look at warfare as revealed in rare and never-before-seen war letters from around the world. From riveting accounts of the first shots of battle to heartfelt post-war letters of reconciliation between former enemies, we witness the full range of emotions expressed in times of war — exhilaration, fear, courage, loneliness, patriotism, rage, compassion, camaraderie, hope, and even humour.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 450 pages. Tags: puntaseccajr kropielnicki abdul-mohsen johnson-hill streatfeild christopher andjelkovic slusarczyk bergengren lieutenant pharmacist montgomery travillian kosciuszko specialist davydovych revolution commanding hutchinson macdonnell zemchenkov frederick al-maeena yamaguchi katherine gillespie livergood geschwill churchill honorable elizabeth eggleston macarthur president christian victorson rosenblum armstrong commander schneider clevenger rothstein kitchener ferdinand patricia american woodward gertrude vagliano williams vonnegut
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Free to Fight Again by Alan W. Cooper (£12.50)Publisher: William Kimber — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718306783]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: RAF Escapades and Evasions 1940-1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. RAF Escapades and Evasions 1940-1945. From the cover: “When RAF personnel were forced down in enemy territory, the top priority was to get them back to Britain in order to fly once more against the enemy. It was incumbent on them to attempt to evade or escape from capture. But they could not do it on their own. After Dunkirk, M19, the department set up in the winter of 1938-9 to look after escape and evasion, immediately set wheels in motion to establish escape lines in occupied territory. But their task would have been impossible without the selfless help of the native people of those countries, heroically disregarding the danger to themselves.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 309 pages. Tags: royal air forces escaping society world war air operations great britain royal air force 940.54’494’0924 townsend foley enemy territory robert johnson bertie brown pilot officer armstrong squadron leader frecker armstrong frecker sheik ali ben athman mohammed and the armoured car crew 1st king’s dragoon guards ken souza flying officer
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Hitler's Commanders by James Lucas (£11.50)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0304353159]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Lower panel lightly rubbed. Top edges of text block tanned.Description: German Bravery in the Field, 1939-1945. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the introduction: “The brief biographies that form the text of this book include men who advanced through the military hierarchy via all three of the routes (nobility, National Socialist fervour, heroic acts). They include the aristocratic von Amim, scion of a family which had supplied the German Army with general officers for centuries; the intellectual Westphal, who served as the la to several senior officers, and the paratroops hero Schaefer, a sergeant who held the vital position of Cactus Farm in Tunisia. It should not be a source of surprise that men of quite junior rank are recorded here, for their ability, skill and bravery demanded that they be included in these pages, just as it would be incorrect to assume that only senior commanders were capable of bringing a battle to a successful outcome.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 223 pages. Tags: von arnim eduard dietl panzertruppen heinrich eberbach panzer hermann fegelein waffen cavalry division werner kempf walter koch otto kumm kurt meyer heinrich schaefer theodor scherer ferdinand schorn johannes schuster felix steiner
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Lancaster - A Bombing Legend by Rick Radell; Mike Vines; (£11.50)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781851529698]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: First in this edition. One of the greatest British aircraft of full-time, the Arvo Lancaster was the mainstay of the RAF Bomber Command in World War Two. This book features the only two airworthy Lancasters in existence: B MkI operated by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and B MkXclaimed by the Canadian Warplane Heritage.Notes: Size: 9¼" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: radar-controlled non-commissioned identification establishment distinguished cross-country three-pointer unserviceable anti-aircraft consolidated disciplinary vice-marshal experimental aircraftman conjunction maintenance information publication operational australian ammunition decoration commanding propellers conversion inspection signalling incendiary repairable institutes unexpected elementary navigation inter-comm lieutenant operations estimated transport havilland americans commander policeman emergency aerodrome technical direction write-off liberator listening auxiliary eliminate
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Sharpe's Escape: Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign 1810 by Bernard Cornwell (£11.50)Publisher: London: HarperCollinsPublishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0007120133]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Maps;

From the cover: “It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington’s orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe. But Sharpe is in trouble. His job as Captain of the Light Company is under threat and he has made a new enemy, a Portuguese criminal known as Ferragus. Sharpe, discarded by his regiment, wages a private war against Ferragus — a war fought through the burning, pillaged streets of Coimbra, Portugal’s ancient university city.

Sharpe’s enemies are numerous but on his side he has Sergeant Patrick Harper, the Portuguese officer Jorge Vincent and a prickly English governess, whose first aim is to clean up Sharpe’s language.

Sharpe’s Escape begins on the great, gaunt ridge of Bussaco where a joint British and Portuguese army meets the overwhelming strength of Marshall Massena’s crack troops. It finishes at Torres Vedras where the French hopes of occupying Portugal quickly die. This is a classic Sharpe novel, with Richard Sharpe in his finest form reunited with Patrick Harper, and facing enemies on every side.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 350 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st sharpe richard fictitious soldiers peninsular war bussaco battle portugal historical adventure military action
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Are Sergeants Human? by J. Basil Boothroyd (£10.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1945Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: 2nd Impression. A collection of articles previously appearing in "Punch".Notes: Illustrated by C. F. Greatbagh. Size: 7½" x 5". Brown boards with Black titling to the Spine. 123 pages. Tags: mess observation horse-shoe nail army co-operation sergeant orders punch cartoons army humour military amusement
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Death of a Valentine by M. C. Beaton (£10.50)Publisher: Constable — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781849010207]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: From the cover: “Wedding bells — and murder — are in the air for Hamish Macbeth!

Amazing news is spreading like wildfire across the Scottish countryside: the most famous of all Highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, is planning to marry at last! Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josic McSween, Hamish’s newest constable and blushing bride-to-be. While locals think she is quite a catch, Hamish has a severe case of pre-nuptial jitters… after all, if it wasn’t for the recent murder of a beautiful woman in a neighbouring village, there wouldn’t be a wedding in the first place.

For it was a mysterious Valentine’s Day card, delivered to the victim before her death, which initially drew Hamish and Josic together in the investigation. And now, as they work side by side, they soon discover that the woman’s list of admirers was endless — confirming Hamish’s suspicion that love can be deaf, blind… and deadly!”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Purple boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Hamish Macbeth Murder Mystery series. 212 pages. Tags: macbeth hamish fictitious character fiction police scotland highlands beaton 9781849010207 murder mystery first editions firsts printings 1st
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Her Majesty: Fifty Regal Years by Brian Hoey (£10.50)Publisher: HarperCollins — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002570793]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Queen Elizabeth is far and away the most experienced figure in British public lire. The most famous woman in the world, she is also its most private. Now, in her fiftieth year on the throne, Brian Hoey — one of our best-informed royal chroniclers — takes a searching look at the ups and downs of Her Majesty’s long reign, and highlights the important difference in people’s attitudes towards the Queen personally and the monarchy in general. The author has had unrivalled access to past and present members of the royal staff and household, as well as to ex-Heads of State, statesmen, politicians and personal friends of the Queen. Nothing they have said is ‘off the record’. The result is a lively, authoritative and revealing portrait of the Queen’s life and work seen largely through the eyes of those who’ve known her and worked with her over the course of half a century.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 377 pages. Tags: graham-hodgeson armstrong-jones gloucestershire eccentricities superintendent grandchildren grants-in-aid correspondent field-marshal modernization holyrood house russell-smith extra-marital mountbattens investitures commonwealth gainsborough metropolitan broadcasting arrangements independence bedfordshire money-saving stag-hunting douglas-home relationship twenty-first relinquishes unpopularity marksmanship homoeopathic beaconsfield chamberlains stockbrokers legge-bourke constantine maintenance conferences counsellors elphinstone squidgygate christopher forfarshire sandringham sunninghill association backbencher corporation dannenhauer mountbatten
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Central 822 by Carol Bristow (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0593042085]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]. From the flap: “From Woman Police Constable to Detective Inspector, this is the true story of Carol Bristow, the first woman detective sergeant in the Sweeney whose call sign was Central 822. During her 30 year career she arrested Francis Bacon on a drugs charge, worked undercover alongside prostitutes and mixed with drugs barons.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: autobiography spokeswoman undercover detectives unofficial detective biography inspector terrorist vicarage violence sergeant services firearms campaign shepherd security science officer station britain british wembley assault english general bristow serious social worked police barons sexual ealing flying london carol woman crime human squad drugs great isles women first janie unit arab rape true west met the end cid
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George Clooney: A Biography by Jeff Hudson (£9.50)Publisher: Virgin — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 185227994X]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. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A-list celebrities don’t come much bigger than George Clooney. Film star, producer and, most recently, director, Clooney brings a Midas touch to every project he takes on. Directors queue to shoot his next picture, actors take huge salary cuts to appear alongside him, producers bend schedules to accommodate his every need. But it wasn’t always like this. When hospital drama series ER hit American TV screens in 1994, George Clooney finally achieved the ‘overnight’ success that he’d been working solidly towards for more than a decade. As maverick paediatrician Dr Doug Ross, he won over the hearts of millions, finally putting behind him the gruelling and often demeaning years of selling women’s shoes, cutting tobacco and appearing in more than a dozen pilot episodes for series that were never made. Next stop Hollywood, and starring roles with Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 250 pages. Tags: opposition washington suttivan's macpherson basketball earthquake conquering television impossible production soderbergh mccluggage dreamworks sonnenfeld collimvood nicollette schumacher aamiokoski centennial appearance individual university industrial rosenfield weinberger foundation underneath unbecoming katzenburg cincinnati gloucester lookalikes kimberlyso revelation rees-jones peacemaker nicholson stanislaw clooney's mackenzie zellweger beautiful wrestlers margulies rosenthal hardwicke rodriguez locations louisiana shaquille macedonia
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The Road to Verdun: France, Nationalism and the First World War by Ian Ousby (£9.50)Publisher: Jonathan Cape — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0224059904]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Owner's address sticker to the reverse of upper wrap. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Verdun was the largest, the longest and the bloodiest battle between the French and Germans in the First World War, lasting from February 1916 until the end of the year and claiming more than 700,000 casualties. For the French in particular, it was always more than just a battle, being rather (in Paul Valery’s words) ‘a complete war in itself, inserted in the Great War’. Ian Ousby’s new book gives a vivid, insightful account of the generals’ planning and the troops’ suffering. At the same time it goes beyond the narrow horizons of military history by locating the experience of Verdun in how the French had thought about themselves, their nation and their relations with their eastern neighbour since the debacle of the Franco-Prussian War. Verdun emerges as the mid-point in the cycle of Franco-German hostility, carrying both the burden of history and - if only by the presence on the battlefield of men like Petain and de Gaulle, France’s two leaders in the next war — the seeds of the future.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 304 pages. Tags: constitutionelle sainte-menehould emmanuel-joseph revolutionnaire stahlgetpittern louis-ferdinand franco-prussian disillusionment sabre-rattling louis-philippe intellectuelle communications representative considerations louis-napoleon lefebvre-dibon robert-georges fortifications sergeant-major russo-japanese eugene-georges jean-baptiste francis-marie contemptibles psychological hohenzollerns pierre-alexis expeditionary french-eaters contemporaine witch-hunting saint-bernard jacques-louis commemoration levi-strauss franchissant joseph-simon remerciement territorials saint-michel nationalisme claude-henri saint-victor entrenchment neurasthenic marseillaise deutschlands mars-la-tour subordinates neurasthenia saint-privut
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Verdun 1916 by Malcolm Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Arcadia — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752417894]Condition: Near Fine.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “1916 was a year of killing. The British remember the Somme, but earlier in the year the heart of the French army was ripped out by the Germans at Verdun. The garrison city in north-eastern France was the focus of a massive German attack; the French fought back ferociously, leading to a battle that would claim hundreds of thousands of lives and permanently scar the French psyche. To this day one can visit the site of ghost villages uninhabited since, but still cherished like shrines. Memories of Verdun would greatly influence military and political thinking for decades to come as both sides came away with memories of bravery, futility and horror. Malcolm Brown has produced a vivid new history of this epic clash — drawing on original illustrations and eyewitness accounts he has captured the spirit of a battle that defines the hell of warfare on the Western Front.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 192 pages. Tags: constitutionelle sainte-menehould emmanuel-joseph revolutionnaire stahlgetpittern louis-ferdinand franco-prussian disillusionment sabre-rattling louis-philippe intellectuelle communications representative considerations louis-napoleon lefebvre-dibon robert-georges fortifications sergeant-major russo-japanese eugene-georges jean-baptiste francis-marie contemptibles psychological hohenzollerns pierre-alexis expeditionary french-eaters contemporaine witch-hunting saint-bernard jacques-louis commemoration levi-strauss franchissant joseph-simon remerciement territorials saint-michel nationalisme claude-henri saint-victor entrenchment neurasthenic marseillaise deutschlands mars-la-tour subordinates neurasthenia saint-privut
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Wartime Courage: Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Ordinary People in World War Two by Gordon Brown (£9.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747596077]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “In these eleven stories of courage in the Second World War, Prime Minister Gordon Brown pays tribute to the heroism of that great generation of British men and women who took up arms against tyranny and overcame it. Some are accounts of decisive action taken in the searing heat of battle: early in the war Lieutenant Richard Stannard, RNR, showed steely calm and ingenuity during the retreat from Norway in 1940, winning a VC; while on D-Day, Company Sergeant Major Hollis of the Green Howards won his by storming a pillbox alone, paving the way for a crucial advance to higher ground. Other stories tell of great danger faced again and again: Graham Hayes and Geoffrey Appleyard of the Small Scale Raiding Force (forerunner of the SBS) carried out daring and innovative actions over many months off Africa and along the Normandy coast; while John Bridge, a physics teacher turned mine- and bomb-disposal officer, repeatedly practised his nerve-racking skills for six years, always aware that there were no second chances if things went wrong. Behind enemy lines the sangfroid and sheer endurance of clandestine operatives like Major Hugh Seagrim in occupied Burma and Violette Szabo in occupied France showed a daunting, almost mysterious form of courage; and on the home front two railwaymen risked their lives to save a small country town from devastation when their ammunition train caught fire.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 238 pages. Tags: thousand-bomber march-phillipps stoke-on-trent sub-lieutenant anti-submarine skellingthorpe sabbatarianism congregational pas-de-calais bergen-belsen buna-monowitz stirlingshire concentration warwickshire molenbeersel lincolnshire bedfordshire schopenhauer zig-zagging highlanders whissonsett afghanistan remembrance scharnhorst association ravensbruck mountbatten rolls-royce territorial marlborough arromanches corporation recruitment mesopotamia wallenberg lieutenant manchester cottesmore montgomery lighthouse simonstown sunderland commanders missionary madagascar baveystock submarines university casablanca bonhoeffer millennium
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Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George (£9.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 1990Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Book Proof) [ISBN: 0593019733]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 352 pages. Tags: psychological distinguished implications destination atmosphere churchyard privileged community confident inspector detective brilliant suspense murdered hampered sergeant chilling enclosed society scandal fiction loyalty culture complex country cruelty mystery shatter school public lynley pupils havers novels murder brutal honour crime about exact 'life death young calm body code and boy one its his the
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Commando For Action and Adventure No. 3042: Up from the Ranks by Anon. (£8.50)Publisher: D. C. Thomson & Co. — 1997Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 7" x 5¼". 65 pages. Tags: corporal lieutenant reduced the ranks worked his way sergeant again commission full fighting germans north africa and comics magazines anon
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Marine Fishes: A Superbly Illustrated Introduction to Keeping Tropical Marine Fishes, Featuring Over 50 Magnificent Species by Dick Mills (£6.50)Publisher: Salamander — 1985Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 5012922000056]Condition: Very Good. Small ding to the head of the upper board. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Fishes from the coral reefs of the tropics areamong the most beautiful of all living creatures. Are they difficult to keep in a home aquarium? This colourful guide explores the challenge andrewards of setting up a marine aquarium, fromthe practical aspects to choosing the mostsuitable species.”

120 pages • 20,000 words 20 illustrations • 100 colour photographs
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 4¾". Pictorial boards. In the Interpet Guide series. 117 pages. Tags: acanthuridae acanthurus actinia aculeatus acuminatus addis amphiprion anemone anemonefish anemonefishes angel angelfish angelfishes anthias anthiidae apogon apogonidae aquariums argi aspidontus atlantic atlanticus aurifrons auriga badgerfish balistidae balistoides banded basses basslets batistes beadlet beaked biaculeatus bicolor bicolorcherub black-footed blennies blenniidae blennius blenny blue-spotted boxfish boxfishes butterflyfish butterflyfishes caerulea callionymidae cardinalfishes catfish
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Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George (£6.50)Publisher: Bantam Press — 1990Binding: Paperback (Uncorrected Book Proof) [ISBN: 0593019733]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". 352 pages. Tags: psychological distinguished implications destination atmosphere churchyard privileged community confident inspector detective brilliant suspense murdered hampered sergeant chilling enclosed society scandal fiction loyalty culture complex country cruelty mystery shatter school public lynley pupils havers novels murder brutal honour crime about exact 'life death young calm body code and boy one its his the
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Well-Schooled in Murder by Elizabeth George (£0.01)Publisher: Bantam — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 055340167X]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: psychological distinguished implications destination atmosphere churchyard privileged community confident inspector detective brilliant suspense murdered hampered sergeant chilling enclosed society scandal fiction loyalty culture complex country cruelty mystery shatter school public lynley pupils havers novels murder brutal honour crime about exact 'life death young calm body code and boy one its his the
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