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  • David J. Croft

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1445601583ISBN 13: 9781445601588

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Organised transport services commenced in Bradford in 1882 and since then the streets have witnessed the passage of horse trams, steam trams, electric trams, trolleybuses and motor buses. Author David J. Croft has assembled an unrivalled collection of photographs dating from the earliest years of public transport to the present day, and this selection of around 200 takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of transportation past and present. For many years the services were under municipal control, but numerous other operators have come and gone. The city pioneered trolleybus operation in 1911 and has the distinction of being the last place in Britain to operate this environmentally friendly form of transport. Besides traditional Bradford vehicles, less well-known vehicles are depicted, plus those preserved in museum collections. Bradford Transport promises to prompt fond memories among the city's older residents, and to acquaint the younger generation with its tremendous heritage. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Derek Tait

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1445637626ISBN 13: 9781445637624

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The 1960s was a period of change - the beginning of the world as we know it. It was the time of Beatlemania, the Apollo moon landings and Doctor Who, which had every small child hiding behind the sofa. Crazy fashions abounded, with bell-bottomed trousers, corduroys and cravats, and there was an explosion in British music, featuring great bands such as The Kinks, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Then who could forget the excitement of the 1966 World Cup when England beat Germany 4-2? It was every schoolboy's dream! Much has changed in the past fifty years, but the decade lives on in music, fashion and even television. For those who grew up at this time, the Swinging Sixties never really went away. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Norman Longmate

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2016

    ISBN 10: 1445654032ISBN 13: 9781445654034

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The enduring popularity of the BBC TV series Dads Army has focused attention on one of the strangest and least military armies ever formed the British Home Guard. What started as an improvised band of volunteers had grown by 1942 into a conscripted, disciplined and well-equipped force with a strength of nearly two million men. Norman Longmate, himself a Home Guard veteran and an authority on wartime Britain, has collected together a wealth of hilarious anecdotes as well as all the unlikely facts to produce the first popular history of the Home Guard to be written since the war. Longmate, ex-Private F Company, 3rd Sussex Battalion, Home Guard, joined Dads Army at the same age as the fictional character Pike, and to this day he contends that the much-loved sitcom was remarkably accurate in its portrayal of life in the Home Guard. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Pamela Horn

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848688105ISBN 13: 9781848688100

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 'What is our purpose in this Bill? Briefly this, to bring elementary education within the reach of every English home, aye, and within the reach of those children who have no homes.' So said W. E. Forster when introducing the Elementary Education Bill in the House of Commons in 1870. The Victorian and Edwardian Schoolchild describes the effect of this Bill on the lives of the vast majority of English and Welsh children, the offspring of the working and lower middle classes, who attended elementary school during that period. Improvements in the welfare and health of the pupils, in the form of open-air schools and the provision of school meals, the dilemma of the 'half-timers' and the out-of-school activities in which the children engaged, such as the Boys' Brigade and Sunday School, are all examined; as is the training of the teachers, who often worked under extreme pressures, and their relations with the pupils in their charge. Pamela Horn, the author of a number of books on life in Victorian Britain, has gathered together over 130 photographs to complement the text. Of great interest to students and social and educational historians, this book will also prove engrossing to the general reader. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Hector Bolitho

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2013

    ISBN 10: 1445607050ISBN 13: 9781445607054

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Written by 43 Squadron's intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few is full of John's first-hand accounts of his combat missions against German Me 109s, Heinkel 111s and Dorniers. One of Hector's key roles was to collate and verify the 'Combat Reports' filed by pilots which detailed enemy 'kills' and the fate of fellow pilots who had been shot down. He was a good friend of John Simpson and the book was written during 1940 based on conversations between the two men, John's Combat Reports and letters John sent to Hector. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Pamela Womack

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 144563788XISBN 13: 9781445637884

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Fascinated by history? Wish you knew more? The Illustrated Introductions are here to help. In this lavishly illustrated, accessible guide, find out everything you need to know about the Stuarts. The Stuart era represents a century characterised by unprecedented change and turmoil, beginning with the Union of the Crowns and marked by wars of religion between Protestants and Catholics in Europe and by Parliamentary conflict. It witnessed the flourishing of art, literature and science, the overthrow of two monarchs and saw England emerge as a major world and European power. This wonderfully illustrated introduction to the Stuarts follows the major events and personalities of the age. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Alan Whitworth

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1445606143ISBN 13: 9781445606149

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Yorkshire remains the largest county in England, and to those born within its boundaries it is unquestionably the greatest; whether this pride is justified or not, it would surely be difficult to find a county with more claims to the visitor's interest. These include the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. One of the grandest areas of unspoiled country in the whole of England, the Dales are mountains and moorland, as well as peaceful villages, waterfalls and awe-inspiring caverns.The North York Moors, another of the loveliest parts of England, is bounded by the splendour of the Yorkshire coast. The area is rich in history; many monuments, glorious cathedrals, magnificent houses, castles and some of the most beautiful ruins in England bear eloquent witness to the county's often tumultuous past. In this work, the author shares his fascination and love of his native county. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Patrick Moore

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848682913ISBN 13: 9781848682917

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Patrick Moore introduces the stars and the night sky to complete beginners and children in this brand new, highly illustrated guide. Using simple terms, he brings the mysteries of the sky to a new audience. 'Are you interested in the stars? If so, I will try and help you make a start. Look up in the daytime, when there are no clouds. The sky is blue and the Sun is very bright. Do not look at the Sun for long, or you will hurt your eyes. At night you will see the stars, and for many nights each month you will see the moon too. You cannot see stars in the daytime, because the sky is too bright. The Sun is a star, and seems so bright and hot only because it is much closer than the other stars. If it were just as far away, it would be just like the other stars. The Sun is much larger than the Earth. It is not solid and rocky. Like all stars it is made up of hot gas. Some of the stars you see at night are really much bigger and hotter than the Sun .'. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Gavin D. Smith

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 184868536XISBN 13: 9781848685369

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Many books have been written about The Lake Poets - those Romantic geniuses led by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who made their homes in the beautiful north-west corner of England known as The Lake District during the first half of the nineteenth century. Some of these volumes have concentrated on their writing, others on their lives, and yet more have focused on places within the Lake District with which they were associated. Gavin D. Smith's The Lake Poets provides an indispensible 'one-stop shop' for anyone with an interest in the subject, offering biography, selections of work and an exploration of properties with literary associations. Gavin has also chosen to widen the traditional membership of the school of 'Lake Poets' to include William's sister Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel's son Hartley Coleridge, and Thomas de Quincey. Apart from presenting an overview of The Lake Poets and their work, one aim of this book is to provide an opportunity for readers to discover more about writers like Robert Southey and Hartley Coleridge, who have been neglected in recent years, and whose writing is frequently difficult to find in print. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Wendy Appleton

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1445606399ISBN 13: 9781445606392

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Wendy ran home through the streets of Bexleyheath with the air-raid siren wailing, her little gas mask box bumping against her hip. Just as she reached her front gate, a Spitfire spiralled out of the air and crashed into the school field at the end of the road. You never forget a moment like that. Growing up in Bexleyheath in the Second World War, bombs, air-raid sirens and fear were all Wendy had ever known. Here, through the eyes of a small child, we see family life on the Home Front in 1944 in its entirety - from bombed-out houses to burnt potato peelings, from maths lessons and classroom antics to air-raid sirens and crashing planes. After the family slept through an air raid that destroyed the houses directly opposite, Wendy's parents decided it had become far too dangerous. Wendy, her sister Thelma and her brother Brian were evacuated to the Burnley area of Lancashire. Surrounded by a new accent, shining front steps and outdoor lavatories, this little girl felt a long way from home. However, the two women who took Wendy and her sister into their home helped her adjust to a new way of life. She remembers fondly the kindness of these women, as well as her other experiences as an evacuee: a new school, nits, chickens, gravy, and her first trip to the seaside. Wendy Appleton describes beautifully the memories that were imprinted so deeply on her young mind. As she discussed her recollections with her older brother and sister and started to write them down, everything came flooding back - so much so that at times she was in tears. She is delighted to share within these pages the sights, songs and sounds of her wartime childhood. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Hugh Small

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1445600641ISBN 13: 9781445600642

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. This is a much revised and expanded edition of Hugh Small's Florence Nightingale, Avenging Angel (1998), the book that first revealed the historic cover-up that had prevented Florence Nightingale from telling us what really happened in her Crimean War hospitals. This new edition subverts Nightingale's emotionally repressed image by revealing that she had a romantic entanglement during the war, which had historic consequences for her country. Hugh Small's new research also sheds light on the source of her power over politicians, which made her a Cabinet Minister for a whole decade when history says that such a thing was impossible for a woman. He shows for the first time how her leadership of the public health movement made a huge contribution to the unprecedented rise in life expectancy in Britain. Nightingale is one of history's most enigmatic and controversial figures, a polymath whose combination of boundless energy and chronic illness has confounded biographers. Small debunks the latest conventional wisdom - based on a misreading of technical literature - that a chronic infection caused her to be depressed. Such theories of mental aberration marginalise Nightingale and conveniently avoid controversial analysis of her greatest achievements, which go completely against the grain of history as it is taught. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Margaret Sanders

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 144563810XISBN 13: 9781445638102

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. '. because I cannot in person be in your presence, I send you the thing which comes nearest that is possible; that is to say, my picture, and the whole device, which you already know of, set in bracelets, wishing myself in their place when it pleaseth you.' Henry VIII in a letter to Anne Boleyn, 1528 This selection of intimate letters of England's kings is sure to intrigue anyone with an interest in the personal lives of some of England's most powerful men. It begins with Henry VII (1457- 1509) and ends with William IV (1765-1837), and provides the reader with an illuminating insight into their lives. From Henry VIII's declaration of love to Anne Boleyn to James II's sarcastic letter to his perfidious son-in-law, William of Orange, these letters show the people behind the crown, allowing history to assume a remarkably human face. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Karen Bowman

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848688954ISBN 13: 9781848688957

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The Essex girl. Queen, temptress, martyr, witch - the Essex Girl has left her mark on history. For centuries, society allocated women a role of service and obedience; an invisible woman, circumscribed by home and family, was a righteous woman. But not the Essex Girl. She has been the most powerful of landowners, the most loyal of wives, the most devout and the most debauched of nuns. Courageous and spirited, she has fought for her country, sacrifi ced herself for peace, swum rivers for love, and crossed oceans for her beliefs. She has known wealth and adoration, and suffered persecution and banishment; but, whether saint or seductress, victim or wanton, she has always refused to be invisible. This book tells her story. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Fiona Mead

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1445604558ISBN 13: 9781445604558

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. If you were told that from about 1920 to 1950 a school in Gloucestershire was visited almost every week by interested groups from all over the UK and many from abroad who wanted to study the teaching methods inside and outside the classroom, which school would you think it was? And if you were told that the Secretary of Gloucestershire Education Committee wrote in 1921 that this school 'goes as near attaining an ideal as any School can go', you would probably still think of the several very distinguished schools in the county. But think again, for in 1929 a government inspector reported, 'This happy little village school is a live community where a full life is provided for the children whose response to the inspiring leadership of the Head Master is completely loyal.' The village is Maisemore and Peas, Pigs & Poetry describes how Alfred Edgar Driver, who became headmaster at the age of twenty-three in 1915, brought Maisemore Church of England School to national and international recognition. Furthermore, the book covers the many contributions that Mr Driver made to village life through the parish council, in sport, and as the founder of the Pig and Poultry Club for adults. It is a moving and inspiring story of the difference one man can make in the lives of many. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Lillie Scales

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1445618966ISBN 13: 9781445618968

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 'One of the saddest and yet most thrilling sights to me was to see parties of those young fellows who had just volunteered being marched from the recruiting office - perhaps 30, 50 or 100 of them - in all sorts of dress - top hats, caps, soft hats, morning coats, jackets - shabby men and 'nuts', labourers, clerks, partners in great city businesses, hooligans - all mixed up, marching side by side, all having made the great decision, ready to lay down their lives for their country .It made one's heart ache.' On Tuesday 29 July 1914 Lillie Scales heard that war was imminent. Four years of turmoil ensued, and from her home in North London, Lillie recorded it all in the pages of her diary. By 7 August she had turned up for first-aid classes along with a thousand other women. Men had rushed to enlist. By October Lillie and her husband George had offered to take in Belgian refugees, and later in the war they gave a home to many ANZACs while they were on leave. As a result, Lillie's diary also holds accounts of daring escape and of Front Line action. Through her diary we hear of Zeppelin raids, rationing, the sinking of the Lusitania, the shelling of Scarborough, and the loss of dear friends. Lillie's detailed diaries provide insight and lend immediacy to this fascinating subject. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Alan Phillips

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1445609932ISBN 13: 9781445609935

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. It was inevitable that certain areas of Wales would be chosen as locations for airfields in times of conflict and war. The nation's distance from Continental Europe made it relatively safe from enemy attack and, therefore, ideally suited for training. It also due to its location on the western side of Great Britain near to the Western Approaches and the Atlantic convoys that the airfields in Pembrokeshire, as a peninsula, were ideally suited for Coastal Command operations into the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. In Wales there were thirty-seven airfields and four relief landing grounds, eleven of which were operationally involved in air defence and maritime operations. Also there were numerous temporary landing areas attached to army camps associated with pre D-Day landings, which do not count as proper airfields. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Hazel Wheeler

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848684134ISBN 13: 9781848684133

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Welcome to Christmas, a.k.a. Hell. For Huddersfield housewife Hazel Wheeler, whose popular diaries span the second half of the twentieth century, Christmas is not just a time for goodwill, mistletoe and bulging stockings. Santa, in his munificence, also brings with him a sleighful of suffering and breakdown. Amberley Publishing has collected Hazel's diaries, journalism and stories before, in Living on Tick and The Diary of a Young Wife, but it's in this Christmas anthology - selected by Hazel herself before her death in late 2009 - that family tensions reach their limit, and juggling her duties as a housewife, mother and good neighbour with her writing ambitions becomes an impossible problem. Dating from 1949 (when Hazel first met her future husband) to 1996 (when she made an important decision about the meaning of Christmas), this new collection lays bare the true horror of the 'jolly season'. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Patricia Southern

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1445619008ISBN 13: 9781445619002

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. Stonehenge is the best-known but least understood prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Other stone circles are impressive and atmospheric, but none approach the sophistication of Stonehenge. The stones visible today represent the final phase of a monument that was begun about 5,000 years ago, and altered several times during the next fifteen centuries, before it was finally abandoned. The site may have been a sacred place for at least 10,000 years, reaching back to about 8,000 BC, when people of the Mesolithic era began to set up pine totem poles, the holes for which were found in excavations close to the circle. Patricia Southern's new history considers the conflicting theories around how it was built with such precision and why. Did the stones arrive at Stonehenge by human hands, or were they transported there by glaciers long before the first monument was built? Was it a religious centre for unknown rites and ceremonies? Did it function as an observatory for the sun and the moon, a sort of stone calendar to mark the seasons and the appropriate festivals? One thing it never was is a Druid temple. It was built, used, and abandoned long before the ancient Druids came on the scene, but their modern counterparts have claimed it, so in that sense it is still a temple, just as it can be for any other visitors to this important World Heritage Site. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  • Henry Buckton

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1445638487ISBN 13: 9781445638485

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. The Second World War is so far the only truly global war that has ever taken place. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations, with the great powers eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people from over thirty different countries serving in military units. In this state of 'total war', the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in an estimated 80 million fatalities. All of this made the Second World War the deadliest conflict in human history. This introduction to the Second World War follows the major events that led up to the war and occurred during it, year by year. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.


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  • David Elder

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2015

    ISBN 10: 1445646706ISBN 13: 9781445646701

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. To many, the Cotswolds epitomise rural England at its best, conjuring up images of tranquil stone-built villages nestling beneath gently rolling hills or tucked away in evergreen secluded valleys. Such is its enchanting character that it remains one of the most popular and frequently visited parts of Britain. Yet this region defies simple stereotypes. Know where to look and you're as likely to come across a mysterious stone circle, an Iron Age fort or the castle where Edward II was murdered as you are one of the many fine churches and manor houses built from local limestone which typically punctuate this alluring landscape. Once celebrated as the centre of the English wool trade during the Middle Ages, the Cotswolds were rediscovered by the Arts and Crafts Movement as a special place of pilgrimage towards the end of the nineteenth century. Towns such as Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bath have many secrets to reveal. This book also explores iconic sites such as Arlington Row. Covering places of outstanding beauty and treasures of historical interest, this guide has carefully selected fifty unmissable gems which help this region to sparkle as a jewel in the nation's heritage. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Lacey Baldwin-Smith

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848685211ISBN 13: 9781848685215

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A biography of Henry VIII's fifth wife, beheaded for playing Henry at his own game - adultery. At seven o'clock on the morning of 13 February 1542, Catherine Howard stepped out into the cold of the great courtyard of the Tower of London. Slowly she was escorted across the yard and carefully helped up the steps of the wooden scaffold. Only a small group of sightseers had gathered to watch the death of a queen; there was no weeping, no remorse, only chilly curiosity. The axe rose and fell, a life ceased, an episode came to an end. The life and death of Catherine was truly a Tudor tragedy. A mere teenager, the vivacious and flirty Catherine Howard was an unsuitable bride for the elderly and fat Henry VIII. Like most of Henry's wives she had come to his attention at court whilst lady-in-waiting to his fourth wife of only a few months, Anne of Cleves. Henry was soon besotted and came to adore Catherine, his 'very jewel of womanhood'. His head already turned by the 19 year old, Henry never consummated his marriage to Anne, he divorced her and married for the fifth time on 28 July 1540. Lacey Baldwin Smith, one of the finest historians of the Tudor age, narrates the rise and fall of the most tragic of Henry's queens, the woman who dared to cuckold the king of England. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Geoff Webb

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2008

    ISBN 10: 1848681631ISBN 13: 9781848681637

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Along with numerous other villages, since the Second World War, Redbourn's population has grown considerably, and its countenance altered. Situated between St. Albans and Dunstable on the old A5, the village used to be a stopping point for resting the horses drawing Royal Mail coaches en route for London or York, and one of Geoff Webb's ancestors actually worked on one of these. He remembers when fields reached the back fences of houses and cottages surrounding a large common, and the unique avenue of elms offered shade or protection from the elements to walkers travelling the common's central path to reach the High Street. At this time the River Ver ran on the eastern boundary of Redbourn, and was responsible for the growing trade in watercress. This book is of the country, and written by a confessed countryman, so hopefully, reminiscences of bygone village characters and events will rekindle the nostalgic thoughts of older residents - for the newer ones perhaps, moments of regret at having missed the boat. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Derek Tait

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2013

    ISBN 10: 1445609770ISBN 13: 9781445609775

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. With few TVs, children in the 1950s made their own entertainment: they played conkers, built dens and go-karts, climbed trees and re-enacted fights from the latest cinema blockbuster. Food was, for many years, still rationed and bought from the local corner shop. There was no pre-packed food, frozen food or many of the other luxuries that we take for granted today. Families would gather around the radio to hear the latest dramatizations such as the incredibly popular show Dan Dare, which was sponsored by Horlicks and was first broadcast in 1951. A trip to the cinema included a Pathe News reel, cartoons and a double bill featuring the latest movies. Much has changed for children over the years and this book shows what life was once like for the children of the 1950s including home life, school days, music and fashions. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Stuart Laycock

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2015

    ISBN 10: 1445651165ISBN 13: 9781445651163

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Many Britons like to think they have a basic understanding of Britain's amazing history. The Roman invasion, Alfred and the Danes, 1066, Magna Carta, Bannockburn, Agincourt, the Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII and his wives, the Reformation, etc., etc. The trouble is that concentrating on just a few over-familiar landmarks like these can give a distorted picture of the land we live in. What would our history look like if, instead of looking at all the bits everybody knows, we started telling it through some of the bits everybody doesn't knows? We set off to find out. The result is Unexpected Britain, tracing the story of Britain from a time before Rome to a time within the lives of people still living, but going beyond the well known to explore a world of different angles and fascinating, little-known facts that bring fresh life to the story of what Britain has been and what Britain is. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • W. B. Bartlett

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2020

    ISBN 10: 139810406XISBN 13: 9781398104068

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. It was not long before midnight on 17 May 1943 when the inhabitants of Gunne, the German village close to the Mohne Dam, heard the air-raid warnings. It was widely regarded as a precautionary measure, but ninety minutes later, an immense tidal wave was roaring down the valley towards them. Guy Gibson, who led X Squadron of 19 specially adapted Lancasters equipped with Barnes Walliss bouncing bomb, knew that the odds were stacked against him and his men. But they would not let him down. Some, like Squadron Leader Young whose bomb breached the dam, would return home as heroes. Others, like Pilot Officer Byers and his crew, would not, shot down just after crossing the North Sea while they were still miles away from their targets. A small number of those involved would survive crashed aircraft and live out the war in POW camps. The Dam Busters raids have gone down as perhaps the most famous air strikes in history. Yet behind the story of courage and determination there lies another, darker side, both for the aircrews - 40% of whom died in the mission - and for those who lived below the dams in the path of the flood, many of whom were not even German. This compelling account tells the story of those dramatic events through the eyes of those who were there. Whether or not the reality matches the legend, one thing that emerges is the incredible bravery of those who flew the most dangerous mission they had ever undertaken and the trauma experienced by those unlucky enough to be its target. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Ronald Ram

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848682646ISBN 13: 9781848682641

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. This is a book to set you thinking about how we live our lives. Starting in the fourteenth century, it tells the story of a 'middling' family over the course of 600 years, set in its work-a-day local contexts - social, economic, and political. Its story is used to unravel our 'Thread of Identity'. As well as the story of the Ram family, there are several other themes or strands. How community belonging is formed in individuals and local groups, and how the past can inform current concerns about weakness in community life are explored in depth. We do not realise today the key part small local communities and groups have played in shaping our current society. Another theme finds new ways of interlinking the disciplines of history, sociology, psychology and genetics. The Thread of Identity will appeal to those who enjoy reading about history or current affairs, to historians or sociologists who have a professional interest in its themes, and to administrators, policy makers and politicians who will be challenged by the ideas developed about community building. It will also provide encouragement to people researching and telling their own family stories. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Mark Metcalf

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1445605325ISBN 13: 9781445605326

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. In 1888, Englands Football league came into being and ever since a player has been recognised each year for the highest number of goals scored in the league, First Division or Premier League. The first was John Goodall of Preston North End, with 21 goals, the most recent, Didier Drogba, with 29. The Football leagues top scorer was Dixie Dean of Everton, in 1927/28, with an impressive tally of 60 goals. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Felicity Trotman

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2016

    ISBN 10: 1445655357ISBN 13: 9781445655352

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The Writers' War is a collection of excerpts from outstanding accounts of the First World War, a terrifying conflict that would otherwise be beyond our ability to imagine. These extracts bring the human experience of war to life - from the terror of bombardment and the camaraderie of military service to those on the home front. The writing reflects a range of nationalities and personalities. It includes memorable poetry, fiction and journalism. Some great names of modern English literature appear, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, D. H. Lawrence and Rudyard Kipling. In addition, there are accounts by foreign authors such as novelists Edith Wharton and Henri Barbusse, and flying ace Manfred von Richthofen. The Writers' War offers essential insights to anyone interested in modern history or early twentieth-century literature and shows the human dimension to this world-changing event. FEATURING G.K. Chesterton * D.H. Lawrence * Edith Wharton John Galsworthy * Wilfred Owen * J. M. Barrie * Willa Cather John Buchan * Laurence Binyon * Rudyard Kipling * Henri Barbusse Arthur Conan Doyle * Saki * T. E. Lawrence. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • John P. Evans

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2018

    ISBN 10: 1445681293ISBN 13: 9781445681290

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    Paperback. Condition: Good. 'Little is known about managerial careers but surely John Evans' journey through diverse engagements in both the public and the private sectors, with international experience, is revealing. Bringing an acute intelligence to the portrayal of the journey, interwoven with a rich family and personal life, Evans does us a service in providing evidence of the mixture of luck and foresight in a successful career. All those interested in understanding managerial careers will find this volume packed with suggestive insights.' Emeritus Professor Peter Abell, London School of Economics 'Few in Britain now have any experience of industrial strategy, though it is seen as essential as we move towards Brexit. John Evans is an exception, having been seconded from BICC in 1976 to work for the National Economic Development Office - the engine-room of 1970s UK industrial strategy. Against a background of British commercial complacency, difficult industrial relations, and economic crisis, his is a fascinating insight into a very different world.' Emeritus Professor Hugh Pemberton, University of Bristol 'In The Best of a Good JobJohn Evans provides an interesting and illuminating career journey through a variety of private and public organisations during a period of substantial economic and political change. Written with a good deal of humour and personal anecdotes, Evans draws very perceptive parallels between the organisations, and offers insightful commentary on leading industrialists, trade unionists and politicians of the 1960-1990 era. The reader cannot fail to be impressed with his wide range of experiences in many countries, and from my personal perspective, with the innovative and successful period in the latter part of his career in Bexley London Borough.' Melvyn Checketts, Director of Development Services (1986-2001), London Borough of Bexley. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.

  • Dilip Sarkar

    Published by Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, Chalford, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1848684363ISBN 13: 9781848684362

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. How to fly the legendary fighter plane in combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War. An amazing array of leaflets, books and manuals were issued by the War Office during the Second World War to aid pilots in flying the Supermarine Spitfire, here for the first time and using the original 1940s setting, they are collated into a single book. An introduction is supplied by expert aviation historian Dilip Sarkar. Other sections include aircraft recognition, how to act as an RAF officer, bailing out etc. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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