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This trilogy offers a unique view of war at sea, in the air and on land during the Second World War. Here are the testimonies of those who fought in all the great camapigns, and here too are the words of prisoners, partisans, saboteurs and soldiers. Far better than any single narrative, the endlessly fascinating extracts build up a complete picture of the war as it was experienced by the men and women who actually fought in it.
A set of three accomplished, heart-warming and endearing stories from the fantastic storyteller Anne Donovan. A skilful novelist, these are humourous yet unsentimental reads that women all over the country will find both relevant and poignant. Set in her native Glasgow, the two full-length novels Buddha Da and Being Emily are joined by Hieroglyphics, a brilliant and beautiful collection of short stories. We recommend these books highly.
The Iron Fey series for teen readers has been dubbed the next Twilight by many and we are sure young adult readers won't be able to put down these page-turning novels. In a collection of gripping tales about a faery world gone mad, emotions are running high. Combining themes of love and courage, danger and betrayal, Julia Kagawa has expertly created a collection of enchanting and utterly enthralling characters and adventures. The books follow the epic tale of a mysterious evil which no faery creature dare face and the greatest weapon the faeries have is half-human teenager, Meghan... Ideal for older readers who have enjoyed books from Stephenie Meyer, Lauren Kate, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
Please be advised that some of the content in this book contains mild profanities and themes that are not suitable for younger children.
From an author of great repute who was very much ahead of his time, this three-book set showcases the best of Christopher Isherwood. Filled with vintage 1930s decadence, this is a beautiful set of classics. Amongst the three books is the novel A Single Man, released as a critically-acclaimed feature film starring Colin Firth, which beautifully evokes the maddening effect of loneliness, set against the backdrop of 1930s Los Angeles.
Leith's How To Cook (Hardback)
A beautiful hardback guide to home cooking from Scotland's favourite chef Sue Lawrence, Eating In includes a recipe for every occasion. Including over 100 brand new recipes that are clearly presented and accompanied by some gorgeous photography, this well-designed cookbook will help you whip up wonderful meals for a range of events, from a New Year's Day breakfast to a posh picnic or Sunday roast dinner.
Patrick French's wonderfully readable biography of a country that has been reborn in recent times, India: A Portrait is a meticulously researched guide to the modern face of this vast country. With over 1.2 billion inhabitants to account for, the author sets about drawing together the personal stories and accounts that illustrate the wider picture and built the Asian nation. Recounted with great passion and enthusiasm, but told with a scholarly edge, this incredible hardback charts the manner in which India has grown from 'spiritual' to 'hi-tech' in seemingly no time at all.
War from Ancient Egypt to Iraq (Hardback)
The campaigns and conflicts, the warriors and commanders, the tactics, weapons and technology... all factors that have shaped human warfare. With fascinating features on topics including the role of infantry, siege warfare and the treatment of wounded soldiers, War: From Ancient Egypt to Iraq is a definitive guide to the brutal dimension of the story of humankind.
Marvel Year by Year a Visual Chronicle (Hardback)
Mike Snook's Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke's Drift is the incredible story of the British Army's most famous action in the Zulu War. On 22 January 1879, a modern British Army was swept aside by the onset of a seemingly unstoppable host. Nearby a single company were certain they'd share the terrible fate of their comrades - but victory at Rorke's Drift was achieved largely by sheer bloody-mindedness against remarkable odds. This beautiful hardback tells the incredible story of how the Zulu attack unfolded and how 150 men achieved their momentous victory.