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Author: Ger van der Burg
Publisher: Pirola Maritiem

Author: Dr D G Hessayon
Genre: Home & Garden
Publisher: Pbi Publications

Cut in half your time and effort tackling garden tasks! Gardeners throughout the world have turned to Dr. D.G. Hessayon for authoritative guidance on everything from planting fruits and vegetables to house plants and flower arranging. His best-selling Expert series, which has sold more than 39 million copies, continues with expert tips on trouble-free gardening.Easy-Care Gardening Expert gives you solutions and shortcuts you never knew existed -- it's like having a professional gardener looking over your shoulder to share with you his years of hard-earned wisdom! Pick shrubs and trees to create a "skeleton" for great shape year-round; discover which herbs are practically worry-free, and where to plant them; or try the hundreds of other amazingly useful and easy-to-follow pieces of advice. Complete with gorgeous full-color photos ad illustrations of healthy blooms and gardens, this isn't just another gardening guide.
Author: C.H. Milsom
Genre: Humour
Publisher: Kinglish Ltd

Author: Richard Danielson, John Hendry
Genre: Reference
Publisher: Ferry Publications (Isle of Man)

Author: Trinity Mirror NW2
Genre: History
Publisher: Trinity Mirror North West and North Wales

This 84-page glossy magazine is packed with beautiful festive scenes and flashbacks of yuletide's yore, from panto spectaculars and the famous Blackler's grotto, to the school nativity and the big celebrity switch-on. Remember the simple things that made the festive season so special? Ice-skating in the park, carols with the 'Sally' Army, and baking the perfect bun loaf this nostalgic collection is packed with captivating images and festive features. The perfect way to celebrate Christmas and a seasonal stocking-filler for all.
Author: Andrew Vine
Genre: History
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd

Vast and brilliant white, P&O's flagship the SS Canberra was a final salute to a bygone era of opulence even as she embarked on her maiden voyage, For a decade she carried passengers between Britain and Australia, a 90-day voyage of pampering and decadence. But in March 1982, Britain went to war to defend the Falkland Islands and the SS Canberra found herself, surreally, requisitioned as a troop ship to carry the Marines and Paratroops into battle. Against all odds she surived, playing a vital role as a hospital ship, At the end of the war she arrived back in Southampton to a heroes welcome, where she became fondly known as the Great White Whale. This is the extraordinary and, as yet, untold story of how the crew of a luxury ocean liner: waiters, cooks, nurses and cleaners, found themselves suddenly thrust onto the front line. A Very Strange Way to Go to War is a candid and captivating story, drawing from first hand accounts and previously unpublished archives, of the heroic courage of ordinary British men and women in the face of great adversity, at the outpost of empire.
Author: Andrew Vine
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd

She was the last icon of an age of leisurely travel fading into memory even as she embarked on her maiden voyage: a luxurious ocean liner vast and brilliant white, a beacon of elegance and opulence. For a decade P&O’s flagship SS Canberra was the standard passage for any Britons travelling to Australia, and subsequently the voyage of a lifetime for well-heeled cruise passengers. But then in March 1982 Britain stirred itself to go to war for the first time in generations in defence of a lonely and little-known outpost of empire, the Falkland Islands, and the Canberra, its round-the-world cruise suddenly interrupted at Gibraltar for the first of the military to board, found itself, surreally, requisitioned as a troopship to carry the Marines and the Paratroops into battle.

This is the astonishing story of how a luxury liner and her civilian crew – as close as family – went from pampering affluent retirees in the Mediterranean to taking thousands of soldiers, who pounded circuits of her creaking decks incessantly to keep fit, and took them down into the bitter winter waters of the South Atlantic. On the day troops landed to recapture the Falklands Canberra found herself in the thick of action with Argentine bombs raining down around her. Against the odds she survived, performing a crucial role as a hospital ship, then taking a vanquished and bewildered conscript army home to Buenos Aires before returning to Southampton, grubby and rust-streaked, forever to be fondly known as the Great White Whale, to a tumultuous hero’s welcome.

This is the extraordinary story untold until now, of how unlikely combatants like waiters, cooks, nurses and cleaners who never in their dreams imagined they could be caught up in a war, found themselves on the front line at the very end of the world. Drawing on dozens of new interviews with those who were there, from the Canberra’s crew to the soldiers and war correspondents who sailed with her, as well as previously unpublished archives, A Very Strange Way To Go To War is a candid, revealing and compelling story of bravery, by turns surprising, tender and deeply moving,. Above all, it is the story of a quintessentially British finest hour, brought about by ordinary men and women, who, when their country called, went all the way.

A Very Strange Way to Go to War This is the extraordinary story untold until now, of how unlikely combatants like waiters, cooks, nurses and cleaners who never in their dreams imagined they could be caught up in a war, found themselves on the front line at the very end of the world. Full description
Author: John Christopher
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Amberley Publishing

John Christopher tells the story of Victoria's rich and fascinating history, one spiced by international adventure as well as the hum drum of commuter travel into central London.
Author: Richard Whitmore
Genre: History
Publisher: Batsford Ltd

Victorian and Edwardian Hertfordshire from Old Photographs [Jun 27, 1985] Whi...
Author: Kathryn Ferry
Genre: History
Publisher: Shire Publications

The nineteenth century saw huge changes in design and technology, with middle-class homes seeing drastic changes from the time of Queen Victoria's accesion in 1837 to her death in 1901.

This book looks at the social history of rooms in the Victorian home and at how, thanks to industrialized mass production, people were empowered to make choices about how to decorate their homes. Numerous exterior and interior styles were available as Victorian architects and designers grappled towards a new decorative language by testing the best from the past. This meant that families could choose to live in an Italianate villa, a semi-detached Gothic or a Queen Anne terraced home. The changes implemented during the Victorian era resulted in a brand of interior design and asthetic still relevant and appreciated today.
Author: Trevor Yorke
Genre: Art, Architecture & Photography
Publisher: Countryside Books

From the majestic rows of gleaming white terraces in West London to the grid of red-brick houses in northern mill towns, the legacy of the Victorian era can be found in every area of the England. Using his own drawings, diagrams and photographs, author Trevor Yorke explains all aspects of the Victorian house and provides a definitive guide for those who are renovating, tracing the history of their own house, or are simply interested in this notable period of history. The book provides a background to different phases of design throughout the Victorian age from 1830 to 1902. Various areas are considered in detail, including: the layout and use of rooms; fixtures and fittings; sources of heat and lighting; domestic machinery such as kitchen ranges and laundry equipment; gardens and outbuildings. Also included is a quick reference time chart with drawings of the period details that can help date them and a glossary of the more unfamiliar architectural terms.
Author: Judith Flanders
Genre: Health, Family & Lifestyle
Publisher: Harper Perennial

Paperback. Pub Date :2004-08-02 Pages: 528 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK The bestselling social history of Victorian domestic life. told through the letters. diaries. journals and novels of 19th-century men and women.The Victorian age . is both recent and unimaginably distant In the most prosperous and technologically advanced nation in the world. people carried slops up and down stairs; buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mould forming; wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands This drudgery. was routinely performed by the parents of people still living. but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been Running water. stoves. flush lavatories -. even lavatory paper - arrived slowly throughout the century. and most were luxuries available only to the prosperous.Judith Flanders. author of the widely acclaimed A Circle of Sisters. has w...
Author: Tom Standage
Genre: Biography
Publisher: W&N

Imagine an almost instantaneous communication system that would allow people and governments all over the world to send and receive messages about politics, war, illness and family events. The US Government has tried and failed to control it and its revolutionary nature is trumpeted loudly by its backers. The Internet? Nope, the humble telegraph fit this bill way back in the 1800s. The parallels between the now-ubiquitous Internet and the telegraph are amazing, offering insight into the ways new technologies can change the very fabric of society within a single generation. In The Victorian Internet, Tom Standage examines the history of the telegraph, beginning with a horrifically funny story of a mile-long line of monks holding a wire and getting simultaneous shocks in the interest of investigating electricity and ending with the advent of the telephone. All the early "online" pioneers are here: Samuel Morse, Thomas Edison and a seemingly endless parade of code-makers, entrepreneurs and spies who helped ensure the success of this communications revolution. Fans of Longitude will enjoy another story of the human side of dramatic technological developments, complete with personal rivalry, vicious competition and agonising failures. --Therese Littleton,
Author: D.G. Wilson
Genre: Local & Urban History
Publisher: Sutton Publishing

Author: Keith Austin
Genre: Queen Anne, Georgian, Victorian 1701-1901
Publisher: Halsgrove

The story of the Schiller as she hit a reef near the Bishop Rock lighthouse off the Isles of Scilly. There were acts of cowardice and heroism among those on board, yet the rescue mounted by Scilly islanders in small rowing boats was one of the very utmost in selfless bravery. Although not drawing directly on comparisons between the two ill-fated voyages, taken almost 40 years apart, similarities between the loss of the Sciller and the titanic are quite remarkable. Each ship was considered to be the pinnacle of design and elegance in their day and each carried wealthy and illustrious passengers, but in the final analysis it was the sea that claimed both vessels.
Author: Robert Malcolmson
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

A lively diary chronicling the ups and downs of running a grocery shop in a Yorkshire town during the rationing years of the Second World War

Kathleen Hey spent the war years helping her sister and brother-in-law run a grocery shop in the Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. From July 1941 to July 1946 she kept a diary for the Mass-Observation project, recording the thoughts and concerns of the people who used the shop.

What makes Kathleen's account such a vivid and compelling read is the immediacy of her writing. People were pulling together on the surface ('Bert has painted the V-sign on the shop door…', she writes) but there are plenty of tensions underneath. The shortage of food and the extreme difficulty of obtaining it is a constant thread, which dominates conversation in the town, more so even than the danger of bombardment and the war itself.

Sometimes events take a comic turn. A lack of onions provokes outrage among her customers, and Kathleen writes, 'I believe they think we have secret onion orgies at night and use them all up.' The Brooke Bond tea rep complains that tea need not be rationed at all if supply ships were not filled with 'useless goods' such as Corn Flakes, and there is a long-running saga about the non-arrival of Smedley's peas.

Among the chorus of voices she brings us, Kathleen herself shines through as a strong and engaging woman who refuses to give in to doubts or misery and who maintains her keen sense of humour even under the most trying conditions. A vibrant addition to our records of the Second World War, the power of her diary lies in its juxtaposition of the everyday and the extraordinary, the homely and the universal, small town life and the wartime upheavals of a nation.
Publisher: Ferry Publications

Author: Miles Cowsill, John Hendy
Genre: Ships
Publisher: Ferry Publications (Wales)

Celebrating 25 years of service to Cherbourg and Le Harve
Author: Lin Bensley
Genre: Business, Finance & Law
Publisher: Shire Publications

Once the social and commercial core of the rural community, the village shop has become as much the victim of the accelerating pace of social and economic change as the parish school and pub, and has now almost entirely disappeared from everyday life. This book charts the development and history of the village shop and it's slow demise.
Author: Gavin Whitelaw
Publisher: The History Press

Vintage London is an unpublished collection of beautiful images of the capital as it was in all its vintage glory. A London with shops and fashions that have been consigned to history; a London of smart, neon-lit West End theatres contrasting with the squalid docklands of the East End; a London of ceremonial splendour and grimy, soot-blackened majesty; a London of the past brought vividly to life in full colour.
Author: Sir Roy Strong
Genre: History
Publisher: Bodley Head

Marion bought this for me.
Author: Alexander Walker
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: W&N

" My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out ". Quote , Vivien Leigh.
Author: Alexander Walker
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: W&N

" My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out ". Quote , Vivien Leigh.
Author: Alexander WALKER
Genre: Arts & Literature Biographies
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

“My birth sign is Scorpio and they eat themselves up and burn themselves out. I swing between happiness and misery. I am part prude and part non-conformist. I say what I think and I don’t pretend and I am prepared to accept the consequences of my actions.”—Vivien Leigh

When Vivien Leigh died in 1967, headlines around the world proclaimed, “Scarlett O’Hara is Dead!” Perhaps more than any of her contemporaries, Vivien Leigh became the very embodiment of the roles she made famous, from Gone With the Wind’s immortal heroine to her harrowing portrayal of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Vivien’s beauty, determination, and enormous charisma were her triumph, whether it was a matter of charming George Bernard Shaw in order to become his personal choice for the part of Scarlett—or winning the then-married Laurence Olivier as her husband. Her twenty-years’ partnership with Olivier, both onstage and off, made them the “royal couple” of the theater, and garnered unparalleled critical and popular acclaim.

But the achievement had its darker side, for Vivien became so immersed in her roles that she began to take on their characteristics in real life—often at enormous cost: playing Blanche DuBois actually “tipped her into madness”; and while filming Ship of Fools, she found herself hammering co-star Lee Marvin’s face with very real—and painful—blows of her spiked heel. The public glamour of her fairy tale marriage to Olivier—so desperately important to them both—hid a private nightmare of violence and frequent infidelity. She was consumed by devastating battles against tuberculosis, to which she finally succumbed, and manic-depression, which she sought to keep at bay through a voracious sexual appetite, having affair after affair—sometimes serious, as with Peter Finch, sometimes with whichever taxi driver happened to bring her home.

Based on previously unpublished interviews with her friends, family, and colleagues, as well as with Vivien Leigh herself, Vivien is an extraordinary picture of a unique and complex woman, as willful as she was beautiful, who knew what she wanted—whether the coveted role of Scarlett or that, equally coveted, of Lady Olivier—and got it. With its telling anecdotes, fascinating insights, and unforgettable glimpses into Hollywood’s heyday, it is sure to stand as the definitive portrait of one of the most talented and tormented actresses of all time.
Author: Robert Allen
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Patrick Stephens Ltd

Author: George Behe
Genre: History
Publisher: The History Press

When Titanic began sending out distress calls, one of the first to reply was the Cunard liner Carpathia. As it turned out, Carpathia was the only vessel to reach the scene in time to save the lives of any of Titanic’s passengers, and, after she arrived in New York, reporters crowded the pier and vied with each other to obtain interviews with the survivors of the disaster. In their zeal to interview survivors, though, the reporters brushed past other people who could have provided their own eyewitness accounts – namely, Carpathia’s own passengers, largely left to their own devices as to how and when they discussed their participation in events. A few wrote letters to relatives, others wrote accounts intended for publication. The author’s collection of these rare written accounts and interviews sheds new light on the tragic way the lives of so many were impacted by the loss of the largest passenger liner in the world.
Author: Geoff Tibballs
Genre: History
Publisher: Robinson

The tragic story of the sinking of the great passenger liner, Titanic, has been told countless times since that fateful night on 14 April 1912 by historians, novelists and film producers alike. No accounts, however, are as graphic or revealing as those from the passengers and crew that survived its maiden voyage. Through survivors' tales and contemporary newspaper reports from both sides of the Atlantic, here are eyewitness accounts full of details that range from poignant to humorous, from the liner's glorious launch in Belfast to the sombre sea burial services of those who perished.
Author: Jim Walker
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Broadman & Holman Publishers

Voices from the Titanic
Author: Michael Collins, Martin King
Genre: History
Publisher: Zenith Press

Author: Michael Paterson
Genre: History
Publisher: David & Charles

This title offers a comprehensive look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of Wwii was won away from the battlefields and how each side desperately tried to get into the 'mind set' of their enemies' code makers.

From the British cryptologists to the Navajo Indians whose codes helped win the war against Japan, this book reveals the stories of extraordinary people and their chance finds, lucky accidents, dogged determination and moments of sheer brilliance, to expose how the war was really won.
It includes an intriguing glimpse of the early history of the computer - its spectacular uses and subsequent development. It features vivid first-hand accounts from the staff of Bletchley Park, French and Dutch resistance fighters, the American secret agents and members of the Services Liaison Unit who passed on vital coded information to field commanders. It also includes a 16 page plate section with rare archive photographs.
Author: Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan-Witts, Max Morgan-Witts
Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
Publisher: Coronet Books

This book is a meticulous reconstruction of a tragic episode in the history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews. The SS. St.Louis left Hamburg in May of 1939 with 937 Jewish refugees on board who thought they had bought visas to enter Cuba. Refused entry in Cuba and the United States the ship eventually had to turn around and return to Europe. The voyage to freedom was in the end nothing more than a roundabout journey to the concentration camps
Author: Thomas, Gordon & Morgan-Witts, MAX & HARTLEY
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London

Author: Brown, Richard A. Cahill
Publisher: Beaufort Books

Author: Richard Brown
Genre: History
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd

This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time: the one iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that has humbled arrogant faith in technology, that speaks of the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic.

First published in 1983, Richard Brown's brilliant account tells the story of the iceberg through the experiences of the Inuit bands, sailors, and explorers who saw it before its fateful meeting with destiny. In it, Titanic takes her place among the ships and seals, the whales and bears, seabirds and people who all feel the effects of the iceberg's passing. Its moment in history proves the culmination of a long and influential passage.

A classic of natural history writing, Voyage of the Iceberg has been warmly received in Canada, as well as in French, Dutch, American, and British editions.

Traces the "life cycle" of the notorious iceberg from its origin in Baffin Bay, through its encounters with the rugged Inuit and with the other stout souls who live or make their living in the Arctic, to the night of fateful destruction
Author: Ellen Emerson White
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Scholastic

Paperback book Scholastic 2001
Author: Stephen Harding
Genre: History
Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Early on the morning of 7 December 1941, a lone US freighter was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-26 in the Pacific. Radioing her fate to the world, her distress calls were ignored. She was the prelude to Pearl!
Author: Jay Clarke
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Reports from 150 travel writers provide the basis for this book which illustrates visits to the world's best ports of call. Divided by regions, each section highlights the sights that are unique to the area, as well as offering insightful advice on when to go ashore and what to look-and look out-for.
Author: Baber, Captain A.E., Obe
Publisher: Imprint unknown

Author: Simon Wills
Genre: History
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd

From the days of sail to the majestic ocean liners of the twentieth century, this is a history of British sea travel from a passenger's point of view. Each chapter narrates one traveller's voyage based on their first-hand description, and the day-to-day details of their experience. Their stories, some previously unpublished, illustrate the evolution of journeys by sea, exploring three and a half centuries of maritime travel. Simon Wills transports readers from Elizabethan times to the eve of the Second World War, on voyages to destinations all over the world. The passengers featured in this book came from all walks of life, and travelled for many different reasons. There were emigrants seeking a new life abroad, such as the pilgrims on the Mayflower, and others hoping to be reunited with their families like Phoebe Amory on the ill-fated Lusitania in 1915. The author Henry Fielding travelled to improve his health, whilst the wealthy George Moore crossed the Atlantic on Brunel's Great Western to do business. Yet, whether travelling in steerage or first class, every passenger could experience trials and tribulations at sea - from delayed sailing schedules and poor diet, to the greater hazards of disease, enemy action, and shipwreck. This engaging collection of stories illustrates the excitements, frustrations, and dangers of sea travel for our forebears. Family historians will perhaps identify with a voyage taken by an ancestor, while those with an interest in maritime or social history can explore how passenger pursuits, facilities, and experiences at sea have developed over time.

A social history of sea travel from the passengers' perspective, encompassing all walks of life and vessels departing from a variety of UK ports. Simon Wills tells the stories of ordinary people who travelled by sea between 1600 and 1940, from early American pioneers to GI brides. Each chapter focuses on a detailed account of a single voyage from a passenger's perspective, alongside an overview of what sea travel was like in the period. Wills uses their varied experiences to illustrate what life on board ship was like for passengers, from light-hearted stories - the captain who smelled so foul that he put passengers off their food - to darker memories, including those of the man who watched dozens of his fellow travellers die of fever, during one perilous voyage.
Author: Ann Savours
Genre: History
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Marion bought this for me.