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The Secret Listeners

By: Sinclair McKay

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Aurum Press: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04064

ISBN: 1845137639

Condition: Near Fine


Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park during the Second World War lies another secret. Before the messages of the german war machine could be decoded, thousands of young men and women had to locate and monitor endless streams of radio traffic around the clock, and transcribe its Morse code at speed few have manged since. They were part of the ' Y ' ( for ' Wireless' ) Service; of the Listening Service - an organisation just as secret as Bletchley Park, b... View more info

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South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance

By: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Price: £14.50

Publisher: USA, Lyons Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03746

ISBN: 1558217835

Condition: Very Good


In this reprint of the original 1920 edition, Sir Ernest Shackleton, eloquently describes their fabled two-year odyssey in one of the most inhospitable regions on earth. Filled with more than eighty-five photographs and illustrations from the journey. There is some marking on the covers, and the top of the text block also has some marks on it. View more info

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The Victorian Village

By: Souden David

Price: £13.50

Publisher: uk, Brockhampton: 1991

Sellers ID: 01755

ISBN: 186019141X

Condition: Very Good


A very interesting book on victorian village's full of detail and in good condition. View more info

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3 Commando Brigade

By: Southby-Tailyour, Ewen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02992

ISBN: 0091926955

Condition: Very Good


3 Commando Brigade' is a thrilling first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban by the ordinary marines, sailors ans soldiers responsible. It is a story of valour, fortitude, supreme physical and mental fitness, and unrivalled professionalism under the most testing of circumstances. From the opening salvo the action never lets up, offering a startlingly honest account of the war in Afghanistan as told by the junior officers, corporals and marines on t... View more info

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The Counties of Britain: A Tudor Atlas

By: Speed, John

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK., Pavilion Books: 1995

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 02685

ISBN: 1857936124

Condition: Very Good


This book is based on a rare, contemporary coloured copy of the atlas in The British Library. Its commentaries draw the connections between the social and geographical forces that shaped the counterside. It is a beautifully presented compilation likely to provide hours of interest. It is produced with sixty-seven maps to travel through. The lower front corner is a little creased. View more info

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Their Darkest Hour: The Hidden History of the Home Front 1939-1945

By: Stuart Hylton

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03515

ISBN: 0750925221

Condition: Fine


Here, for the first time contained in a single volume, is a side of the British at war that many would prefer to forget. It is a stimulating, unsentimental portrait of a nation at arms. A good, clean tight copy. View more info

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Violette Szabo ' The Life That I Have...' The Heroic Tale of a Female Spy in Nazi- Occupied France

By: Susan Ottaway

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Leo Cooper: 2003

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04206

ISBN: 0850527805

Condition: Near Fine


This book reveals the facts behind this extraordinary young woman's life, imprisonment and death in the hell-on-earth that was Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Drawing on extensive research from sources all over Europe, Violette Szabo, is both gripping and unashamedly disturbing. But those who take up the challenge will find it deeply moving and rewarding. View more info

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Tomorrow To Be Brave

By: Susan. Travers

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bantam: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03666

ISBN: 0593046439

Condition: Very Good


This book is the story of Susan Travers' extraordinary life, from her childhood in England, her girlhood in inter-war Europe, her decision to join the Free French in search of adventure, her part in the North African campaign and, most remarkable of all, her time after the war in the Foreign Legion as a regular officer - the only women ever to have achieved this. The green boards are bumped at the corners and the text block is tanned and the spine is slightly cocked. the... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

By: T. E. Lawrence

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape Ltd: 1976

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03971

ISBN: 0224013416

Condition: Very Good


This is T.E. Lawrence's classic work, with the omission's of the 1955 edition later restored in 1973, now reprinted to celebrate the centenary of his birth. There is light speckling to the text block fore edge and a stamp on its base. The D/w is sun faded with an open tear to the base of the spine. View more info

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Hell Riders: The Truth About the Charge of the Light Brigade

By: Terry Brighton

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04034

ISBN: 0670915289

Condition: Very Good


This book takes the reader closer than ever before to the experience of charging down the valley of death, and reveals the horrific truth about the charge of the Light Brigade exactly as the survivors told it. a good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf

By: Thomas, Donald

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co.: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03657

ISBN: 0304352829

Condition: Near Fine


The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane is more extraordinary than that of Nelson and more than outshines his fictional counterparts, Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubry. With a small brig-sloop he harried the French and Spanish shipping in the Mediterranean seizing over fifty vessels, one of them a powerful frigate many times the size of his own ship. Little wonder that Napoleon dubbed him ' the sea wolf '. There is a long indentation on the rear panel. A near fine, clean and t... View more info

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

By: Tim Butcher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Grove Press: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03915

ISBN: 0802123252

Condition: Near Fine


Travelling through the Balkans and drawing on his own experiences there as a war reporter in the 1990s, Butcher unravels this complex part of the world and its conflicts, showing how the events that were sparked that day in June 1914 still have influence today. here is light readers wear to the D/W edges and corners. View more info

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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

By: Tom Holland

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03784

ISBN: 1408703378

Condition: Near Fine


In this book Tom Holland gives a dazzling portrait of Rome's first imperial family, Dynasty traces the astonishing tale of its rule of the world: both the brilliance of its allure and the blood - steeped shadow's cast by its crimes. The D/w has a small closed tear which has been repaired on the inside by a small white paper patch. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Bloody Battle for Tilly

By: Tout, Ken

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Sutton Publishing: 2000

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 02825

ISBN: 0750924756

Condition: Very Good


Tilly was one of a number of stone - built villages that had be fortified by the Germans to hold up the Allied advance, and it was the hamlet which saw probably the worst of the infantry fighting after D-Day. The Canadian 3rd Division lost well over half their number to the determined defenders before the Scottish Seaforths eventually fought their way in. The base of the DJ is lightly creased and as a tear to the front lower corner and the front and rear panels shows li... View more info

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Rome '44

By: Trevelyan, Raleigh

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02348

ISBN: 0436534002

Condition: Very Good


This is a remarkable book, bringing together the skill and insight of an accomplished historian, the narrative drive of a gifted storyteller, and the rage and terror of a man experiencing at first hand the momentous events from Anzio to Monte Cassino and on to Rome. The DW is lightly faded. View more info

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The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India

By: Tristram Stuart

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03707

ISBN: 0007128924

Condition: Fine


In the 1600s European travellers discovered Indian vegetarianism and Western culture was changed forever. On the threshold of the modern age, meat-eating became a flashpoint in the debate about mankind's treatment of nature. Radicals and eccentrics rubbed shoulders with major figures, as Descartes, Newton, Rousseau, Voltaire and Shelley all challenged their society's carnivorous habits. A clean, tight and near fine copy. View more info

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They Fought in the Fields: Women's Land Army - The Story of a Forgotten Victory

By: Tyrer, Nicola

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sinclair- Stevenson: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03491

ISBN: 1856195546

Condition: Fine


The full story of the achievements of the Land Army of eighty thousand women has never been told. This book, which draws closely on the memories of many of them, is an attempt to change that. A good, clean tight copy. View more info

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I Shall Bear Witness - The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1933-41

By: Victor Klemperer

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03866

ISBN: 0297818422

Condition: Fine


The publication of Victor Klemperer's diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was in 1933 a professor of romance languages in Dresden. Over the next decade he, like other German Jews, lost his job, his house and many of his friends, even his cat, as Jews were not allowed to own pets. Powerful, precise and clear-sighted, the diaries have been hailed in Germany as the best-written, most evocative and... View more info

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1946: The Making of the Modern World

By: Victor Sebestyen

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04346

ISBN: 0230758002

Condition: Very Good


In this remarkable history, the author draws on contemporary documents from around the world - including Stalin's personal notes from the Potsdam peace conference - to examine what lay behind the political decision making. The author uses a vast array of archival material and personal testimonies to explore how the lives of generations of people across continents were shaped by the events of 1946. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Sovereign Ladies: The Six Reigning Queens of England

By: Waller, Maureen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray ( publishers ): 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03025

ISBN: 0719566282

Condition: Very Good


In the last millennium there have been only six female sovereigns; Mary I and Elizabeth I, Mary II and Anne, Victoria and Elizabeth II. With the exception of Mary I, they are among our most success monarchs. Maureen Waller delves into the intimate lives of England's queens in delicious detail, assessing their achievements from a female perspective. There is a Happy Christmas note to the recipient of this book on the front end-paper. The D/W has light shelf-wear to its ed... View more info