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Books by Jim Pipe

  • You Wouldn't Want to be in the Great Fire of London

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: ARGIE
    Paperback
    As if the plague wasn't bad enough, here comes the fiery antidote! As famous diary-keeper Samuel Pepys, you'll witness four days and four nights of fire and live to tell the tale. Find out how people lived in the London of 1666, how they coped in the aftermath and all importantly, whodunnit! - or at least who we think dunnit! "You Wouldn't Want To Be" is a constantly-growing library of exciting titles which transport the reader to the grisliest times and places in history. The first-person narrative approach puts the reader in the shoes of some of the most unfortunate people ever to have lived. Humorous cartoon-style illustrations bring the characters to life, while informative captions explain processes or chronological events.
    • £7.19
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  • Tough Guides: How to Survive on a Desert Island

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: BTKSZ
    Hardback
    Learn about the dangers that lurk on a desert island and how people have devised ways to survive and live there. This series examines how people can and do survive in some of the world's most hostile environments, from the desert and desert islands through to survival on the oceans or the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Feature boxes examine key survival techniques and also offer case studies of people who have survived Earth's most inhospitable landscapes. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
  • Titanic

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: BRXZC
    Hardback
    "The text in the book is quite accessible for the elementary student and yet will appeal to an older audience as well... For use in school and public libraries as well as in personal collections." -Resource Links. There is no limit to our appetite for the Titanic. The ship's demise more than 100 years ago still invites curiosity, fascination and conjecture. This is a meticulously reconstructed adventure of the legendary disaster. Author Jim Pipe assumes the role of one of the many journalists that covered the maiden voyage. He describes the facts: the financiers and builders, the shipyard, the layout and state-of-the-art technology, the passengers, the appointments, staterooms, dining rooms and more, and also the "hidden" spaces used by the lower-class passengers and the crew.... And of course, he conveys the public astonishment at this new "wonder of the world," the biggest ship ever, and unsinkable! The narrator's imaginary account is combined with period photographs, illustrations, tip-ins, booklets and other ephemera and eyewitness accounts of the sinking, including those by surviving children. He covers the aftermath of the tragedy and includes the reports and inquiries of the official investigation. The chapters are: Birth of the Titanic - with technical details; The Voyage Ahead - with guide to whales and seabirds; Boarding the Ship - with gatefold; Cabins Fit for a King - with "door" flaps; The Height of Luxury - with meal menu; Exploring the Ship - with playing cards; Full Steam Ahead! - with cutaway diagram; The Wireless Room - with secret message in envelope; The Iceberg Hits - with passenger diary; Abandon Ship!; The Rescue - with 1912 newspaper; Aftermath - with booklet showing sinking. From excitement to horror, Titanic is a richly detailed and dramatic experience for readers of all ages.
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    • RRP £18.95
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  • Hoping for Peace in Sudan

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: BMUAG
    Paperback 9 years +
    If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Sudan over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One African Sudanese child is living in a refugee camp; the other child, who is Arabic Sudanese, is from a wealthy, educated family. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.
    • £8.89
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  • Fantastically Fast Cars

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: APVWG
    Hardback 11 years +
    Experience the thrills of fast machines, daring journeys, extreme sports and much more through this series of action packed high-interest reads designed for older children. Fantastically Fast Cars takes a look at the most speedy and extreme vehicles ever built. Packed with facts, stats, true-life stories and amazing photographs this book will appeal to everyone interested in record-breaking car design and technology.
  • World War Two

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: ADYZE
    Hardback
    World War Two, A Very Peculiar History explores the most destructive event of the twentieth century, a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. Jim Pipe introduces the nations, as well as individuals, that participated and the politics that drove them, alongside the Cherished Library-style fascinating trivia and quirky facts. In this book you can learn about mad British schemes and the atomic bomb, Nazi hunters and wartime songs, as well as comprehensive chapters about the origins and causes of World War Two, the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich, how the war was handled at home and much, much more. World War Two, A Very Peculiar History is also packed with captivating anecdotes and interesting panels of mind-boggling information about the World War II. Fact boxes, a full glossary, timeline and index make the book both fun and informative to use. The text is enlivened with black-and-white line drawings and full-colour endpapers.
    • £7.89
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  • Cricket

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: ADYYQ
    Hardback
    In Cricket, A Very Peculiar History Jim Pipe uniquely explores one of this nation's greatest and the second biggest spectator sport on the planet. From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, this is the perfect gift book for any fan of the game. Bizarre cricket lingo, politics and rivalries and even how to make the perfect cricket tea are all included in Cricket, A Very Peculiar History. Fact boxes, a full glossary and index make the book both fun and informative to use. The text is enlivened with black-and-white line drawings and full-colour endpapers.
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  • Titanic

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: ACKJK
    Hardback
    It boasted libraries, palm tress, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower. No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! To commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 2012, Titanic, A Very Peculiar History delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers and the incredible feats of engineering and design involved in her construction. The book also takes a look at events that occurred once the ship was wrecked, from discovering what dead passengers had tried to take with them to assessing the likelihood of us ever being able to raise the wreck for more study. Featuring a colour insert with a guide to the many decks on board, letters from the liner's passengers and crew and and an in-depth look at the events that led to the ship's unpredictable sinking, Titanic, A Very Peculiar History is a great all-round look at the quirky, scary and amazing facts and stories surrounding the Titanic's conception, construction and maiden voyage.
    • £7.69
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  • The Tudors

    Jim Pipe

    Product Code: ABBIF
    Hardback
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    The Tudors were an odd bunch, more odd than their subjects, perhaps. When they weren't beheading wives and enemies they were threatening to, or going around earning themselves nicknames like 'Bloody Mary' and 'The 9 Day Queen'. The Tudors: A Very Peculiar History tells the story of the Tudor monarchs, their castles, their lives and their subjects in a time when it was fashionable to slash up your clothes for that fresh from battleA" look. The book details each monarch's reign and casts light on the more bizarre elements of their time in power, right down to an analysis of their seals and signatures and the various torture and execution methods they liked to use.
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