April 2019 (40)

You're Outta This World

ISBN: 9781786859501

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Reach for the stars! It’s not rocket science – you’re simply stellar. Bring out your inner sass-tronaut with this collection of quotes and statements whi...


Reach for the stars! It’s not rocket science – you’re simply stellar. Bring out your inner sass-tronaut with this collection of quotes and statements which will remind you how astronomically amazing you are, and that you are light years ahead of everyone else.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
Team Bride

ISBN: 9781786859471

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

TEAM BRIDE FOR THE WIN Don your sparkly sashes and raise your glasses, as you celebrate the lead-up to the wedding of the year. Packed with tips and ideas for ...


TEAM BRIDE FOR THE WIN Don your sparkly sashes and raise your glasses, as you celebrate the lead-up to the wedding of the year. Packed with tips and ideas for organising the hen party and preparing for the big day, as well as inspiring quotes and statements on love and friendship, this little book is a must-have for any bridal party.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
Keep Calm for Brides

ISBN: 9781786857866

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it’ll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. Th...


CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it’ll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. That honeymoon can’t come soon enough! Here’s a book packed with quotations to help you keep smiling until the day you say ‘I do’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
Its A Boy

ISBN: 9781786857897

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations! It’s a beautiful baby boy! You’re at the beginning of an incredible adventure together, and you’re in good company – parents across th...


Congratulations! It’s a beautiful baby boy! You’re at the beginning of an incredible adventure together, and you’re in good company – parents across the ages have captured this experience in memorable words. Discover some of the finest expressions of love and wisdom in this little book of quotations to celebrate the arrival of your amazing son.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
Its A Girl

ISBN: 9781786857880

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations! It’s a beautiful baby girl! You’re at the start of an amazing adventure together, and you’re in good company – over the years, many pa...


Congratulations! It’s a beautiful baby girl! You’re at the start of an amazing adventure together, and you’re in good company – over the years, many parents have captured this experience in memorable words. Discover some of the best expressions of wisdom and love in this little book of quotations to celebrate the arrival of your darling daughter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
Vulcan Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621263

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantl...


The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britains nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity. The individual accounts detail how hours at a time were spent on readiness, waiting to be scrambled to defend their country in the event of a third world war. In addition how their aggressive skills were honed by carrying out Lone Ranger sorties flying to the States and westward around the world, and taking part in Giant Voice and Red Flag, competitive exercises against the United States Strategic Air Command. The attacks in the Falklands using Shrike missiles are described accurately and in great detail for the first time including the landing at Rio de Janeiro alongside a vivid account of Black Buck 2. Vulcan Boys is a fascinating and completely authentic read reminding us of the Cold War, how it was fought and the considerable effort required to prevent all-out nuclear war.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 224 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Military
$35.00
Victor Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621256

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the longest lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the f...


The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the longest lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew. Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refuelling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft. The stories are collated and set in context by Tony Blackman, ex-chief test pilot of Avros who helped develop the Vulcan and initiated the development of the Victor K2 tanker. For him, initially, the Victor seemed a competitor but he now readily admits what a wonderful aircraft the Victor became.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 135 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Military
$35.00
Jaguar Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621232

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French SEPECAT jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the...


Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French SEPECAT jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF’s tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s. In these pages, the Jaguar Boys – pilots, engineer and ground crew – tell of the aircraft’s drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readily deployable and outstandingly capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era. Then came the Gulf War which signalled the start of a hectic sequence of operational adventures and upgrades for the ‘Boys’ and seasoned veterans tell of action over Iraq and in the Balkans. One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Military
$35.00
Valiant Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621249

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

Valiant Boys is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain’s first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from ...


Valiant Boys is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain’s first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft’s birth taking off from Vickers’ tiny airfield at Wisley to its premature death from fatigue. There are tales of testing atom bombs in the Australian desert, dropping hydrogen bombs in the middle of the Pacific and, as a complete contrast, attacking airfields with conventional bombs in Egypt during the very brief and abortive Suez campaign. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UK’s first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a moment’s notice on a one-way trip to launch an atomic war. Not as well known as the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant is often overlooked; this book will go a long way to redress the balance.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Military
$35.00
Nimrod Boys

ISBN: 9781911621270

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over twenty first-hand accounts of operat...


Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over twenty first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod – an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War. As the first jet-powered maritime aircraft, it could reach critical points for rescues or for operational requirements in rapid time. Its outstanding navigation and electronics systems also allowed the Nimrod to be a first-class machine in anti-submarine warfare. The book focuses on the Nimrod’s UK-based and worldwide operations. With detailed accounts of the Nimrod’s role during the Falklands Campaign and in later conflicts such as the First Gulf War to modern-day anti-drug smuggling operations in the Caribbean. There are also descriptions of the Nimrod’s achievements in the International Fincastle Competition – where RAF squadrons competed against counterparts from Australia, Canada and New Zealand. With a variety of perspectives on Nimrod crew life, including from a female air electronic operator, readers will find dramatic, engaging and occasionally humorous stories. One flight test observer also reflects on the cancelled Nimrod MR4 project. Nimrod Boys written by Tony Blackman with Joe Kennedy and with a foreword by AVM Andrew Roberts is more than worthy addition to the celebrated Boys series.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   Military
$69.99
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