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Globetrotter, artist and linguist, living in the South of France in Provence, the author travelled widely during the sixties and seventies. In these diaries, recorded on a day to day basis, she shares with us her vivid impressions of the countries she visited.
Impelled by a love for ancient history and a craving for exotic places, she chose to travel alone encountering a wealth of warm welcomes wherever she went.
When King Leonard II succeeds to his father’s throne, all is peaceful in the land of Bordeaux. But sibling rivalry is never very far away. His brother, Morvan, has other ideas of how things should be run and with the help of his two wicked conspirators he sets about achieving his own, evil, ends.
Before Spin is the eye-opening autobiography by Keith McDowall. It reveals an exciting wartime childhood, how the author became a local reporter chasing the news in South London to eventually working in Fleet Street where he covered industry, trade unions and Cabinet level politics. At the height of his career in the Government Information Service, Keith was a close adviser to both Labour and Conservative Cabinet Ministers throughout the 1970s and 80s.
The area covered by this book is mainly that of the five waggonways delivering coal to their staiths on the River Tyne at Lemington from collieries at Wylam, Heddon, Throckley, Walbottle, Hollywell and Black Callerton. The main objective has been to place the early wooden waggonways fully in the context of their purpose and usage within the mining industry and continues with their development and the coming of railways up to the demise of the coal industry in that district.
Surgeon: ‘You’ve got cancer, but we can keep you going for a few months, or maybe a few years.’
Me: ‘Okay, which is it: months or years?’
Me: ‘Will it kill me?’
Surgeon: ‘Yes, it probably will.’
The Second in the Sam Spray series (Book 1 Fatal Connections). The Irish Potato Famine resonates with events thirty years later in the Peak District where a man is found shot in a railyard and a locked van has been broken into. Sergeant Sam Spray and Constable William Archer are called in, only to find themselves involved in something more dangerous than they could have imagined. Meanwhile, domestic events become tragically entangled with their investigation.
Tom Selkirk, a mission-weary and haunted British special forces commando, specialises in leading ultra-secret international operations.
He is thrust back into the world of covert ops when a deadly tsunami is triggered by a nuclear weapon on the seafloor of the South Atlantic Ocean. Selkirk and his team are tasked to rescue the sole survivor of the incident, a beautiful young researcher on a nearby island, named Isabelle. But the shadowy group that placed the nuke have other ideas...
Four Brothers in Arms is a fascinating account of a single family and their service in the British Armed Forces, drawing on an unusual collection of letters and photographs. The book provides glimpses of four brothers’ experiences on the North West Frontier of India in the 1930s, throughout the Second World War, during the partition of India in 1947 and the Malayan Emergency in the 1950s as well as a rare insight into their mother’s precarious isolation during the war in Jersey under German occupation.
It isn’t called “running” a bed and breakfast for nothing. What do you do when you move to a foreign country and haven’t yet mastered the language and customs? Take it easy or find an old house in need of rebuilding and open a bed and breakfast? Never one to run from a challenge, that’s exactly what forty-something Emma Strandberg did in an idyllic seaside town on the west coast of Sweden – in the middle of a winter where temperatures dipped the mercury to minus twenty-two!
The Royal Hospital (RH) was built near the site of the Palace of Placentia and erected by King William III (1650–1702) as a memorial for his consort, Queen Mary II (1662–94) who died of smallpox. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren (1632–1723) and functioned until 1870 as a hospital for retired mariners of the Royal Navy.