May 2018 (50)

Middle-Class Hardships

ISBN: 9781786852816

Author: Sadie Cayman    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘I can’t believe I bought a toaster with no bagel setting!’ ‘Irritating… just done a massive pre-cleaner clean, and they’ve just texted to say they...


‘I can’t believe I bought a toaster with no bagel setting!’ ‘Irritating… just done a massive pre-cleaner clean, and they’ve just texted to say they’re not coming!’ Have you ever had to buy cava because the shop’s out of champagne? Ever put too much wasabi on your sushi? Or maybe your latest lifestyle post on social media didn’t get enough likes? Well, the struggles are real and you’re not alone. Cheekily illustrated throughout, this book showcases these and other first-world problems that might find you wincing in self-recognition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Humour & Gift
$22.99
You're Not Old You're Just Not That Young

ISBN: 9781786850553

Author: Harvey Little    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘You don’t get older, you get better.’ Shirley Bassey ‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ John Wagner You might no...


‘You don’t get older, you get better.’ Shirley Bassey ‘Don’t let ageing get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.’ John Wagner You might not be a spring chicken any more, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep on strutting your stuff! This collection of witty quotations, light-hearted yarns and cheerful jokes will help you stay young at heart, and see the funny side of getting older with a smile on your face.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Humour & Gift
$27.99
From Ace to Ze

ISBN: 9781786852847

Author: Harriet Dyer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The Little Book of LBGT Terms Language is one of the key paths to awareness, acceptance and empowerment but honestly, it can be confusing for many people. This ...


The Little Book of LBGT Terms Language is one of the key paths to awareness, acceptance and empowerment but honestly, it can be confusing for many people. This easy-to-use dictionary introduces some of the most essential terminology surrounding gender, sexuality and LGBTQIA+ identity. If you have questions about yourself or about the terminology, or even if you’re simply interested in learning more, this essential guide will help you navigate the world with knowledge and kindness.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Humour & Gift   Reference
$19.99
For The Love Of Trains

ISBN: 9781786852694

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you know… What are the most unusual things left behind by passengers on British trains? How China is using trains to recreate the ancient Silk Road? How ma...


Do you know… What are the most unusual things left behind by passengers on British trains? How China is using trains to recreate the ancient Silk Road? How many of the sixty Sherlock Holmes stories feature travel by rail? The appeal of trains travels far and wide. More than just a means of transport, these revolutionary machines connect communities, evoke memories and promise adventures galore. This fact-packed miscellany tracks their development across the globe from the earliest steam locomotives through to the superfast trains of today, stopping off along the way to explore great railway journeys, iconic stations and memorable depictions in the arts. Whether you’re a rail aficionado or a curious newcomer, this companion will keep you engrossed and entertained to the end of the line.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Transport
$27.99
Helicopter Boys

ISBN: 9781910690550

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street’s Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike, exploring the role of helicopters in military and civi...


Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street’s Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike, exploring the role of helicopters in military and civilian situations. With over fourteen contributors, Helicopter Boys contains stories of the diverse nature of helicopter operations. From the dramatic war scenes during the Indo/Pakistani war which saw one pilot’s actions earn him a VrC gallantry award to the experience of Chinook pilots on board the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands War. Then there are the civilian tales from rescue missions in the Outer Hebrides to being a pilot across the world in places such as Australia and Nigeria. There is also a focus on the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 which saw the loss of 167 lives. The book ends with Pike’s experiences in Kosovo, helping to distribute emergency humanitarian aid on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme shortly after the war ended in 1999. Each story is told with great detail conveying the action and excitement that helicopter pilots experienced with each operation. The scope, flair and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Military   Transport
$55.00
Lightning Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621027

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

First published in 2011 to wide acclaim, Lightning Boys is now available in paperback for the first time as part of Grub Street’s fantastic new Jet Age Series...


First published in 2011 to wide acclaim, Lightning Boys is now available in paperback for the first time as part of Grub Street’s fantastic new Jet Age Series. In an international study, the Lightning was voted the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this entertaining book which relates the highs and lows, the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end. Tales include the recollections of an aerobatic display pilot, an implausible yet true account of telepathic communication, and an extraordinary episode when a Lightning pilot on an exchange programme with the French air force became embroiled in a mid-air collision. An unverified yet probably genuine world record is also revealed in one of the chapters. In addition to the 16-page photo section, the book features a unique sketch from renowned aviation artist Chris Stone – who is a former Lightning pilot. The style, scope and pace of the writing will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Military
$35.00
Lightning Boys 2 (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621065

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

The sequel to the bestselling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2, now available in paperback for the first time, is a must-have companion and continues the th...


The sequel to the bestselling The Lightning Boys, Lightning Boys 2, now available in paperback for the first time, is a must-have companion and continues the theme of tales from pilots and other crew connected with this iconic aircraft, giving a rare insight into post-war fighter operations. In twenty separate stories to intrigue, amaze and amuse, the book has also been compiled and written by Richard Pike. The reader is taken to situations as diverse as intercepting sixty plus enemy aircraft, a desperate struggle in a cockpit flooded by tropical downpours, the difficulties of being affected by sudden and painful toothache at high altitude, and the curious encounter with an unidentified flying object. Yet another chapter paints a dramatic reconstruction of a scene in Germany when a Lightning, having entered an inadvertent, out-of-control spin, began an earthwards plunge towards a town centre.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 186


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2018


Tags: May 2018   Military
$35.00
Hunter Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621034

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

Now in paperback! From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street’s bestselling Lightning Boys series, comes Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences ...


Now in paperback! From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street’s bestselling Lightning Boys series, comes Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter – an aircraft known affectionately to many as ‘Queen of the Skies’. Now in paperback for the first time. In fifteen separate chapters, pilots’ stories of the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which changed the future of fighter development, are related in distinctive style, including experiences of the legendary test pilot Neville Duke. One chapter details the remarkable tale of a pilot who flew an unauthorised sortie under London’s Tower Bridge at the time of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In another, the realities of war are recounted in a poignant personal account taken from diaries penned at the time of the 1971 Indo/Pakistan conflict. Further chapters describe individual experiences of flying in places as diverse as Aden, Gibraltar, Jordan and Kenya. The exceptional performance of this aircraft is evident throughout as is its well-renowned lengthy service life with the RAF and internationally. The scope, flair and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 186


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


Tags: May 2018   Military
$35.00
Buccaneer Boys (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621072

Author: Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork    Publisher: Grub Street

Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and...


Twenty-four aircrew who flew the iconic aircraft with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force (SAAF) relate their experiences and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. Arranged in chronological order, the book traces the history of the aircraft and the tasks it fulfilled. In addition to describing events and activities, it provides an insight into the lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron and the fun and enjoyment of being a ‘Buccaneer Boy’ in addition to being part of a highly professional and dedicated force. This lavishly illustrated book concludes with accounts of the aircraft’s final days in RAF service and some reflections on its impact on maritime and overland air power.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2018


Tags: May 2018   Military
$35.00
BHS Veterinary Manual Second Edition

ISBN: 9781905693627

Author: P Stewart Hastie    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Authoritative, comprehensive and practical, this fully updated and revised edition of The BHS Veterinary Manual (ISBN 978-1-872082-57-8), includes new material ...


Authoritative, comprehensive and practical, this fully updated and revised edition of The BHS Veterinary Manual (ISBN 978-1-872082-57-8), includes new material on: Laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Body Condition Scoring, Biosecurity including Yard Biosecurity plans and National Biosecurity plans, along with a brief overview on international horse movements. Also included are sections on Exotic Diseases, Equine Grass Sickness, Atypical Myopathy and an update on RAO (COPD).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 672


Dimensions: 219 x 263 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2018
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