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Actress, author and paranormal investigator, Nicola Kelleher, reveals the bizarre and unexpected tales to be uncovered in our graveyards and cemeteries. From the last man to die in a duel, to star-crossed lovers, family feuds, tragic romances and a woman who was mummified by her own doctor. Sometimes heart-warming, always intriguing and occasionally terrifying we learn of many tombstone mysteries including the mausoleum that contains a time machine, the headstone that bleeds, the resting places of monsters and a child who could heal with her touch.
This beautifully and uniquely illustrated book helps children learn the power of kindness through images and poetry. Sienna Anderson has photographed a family of red squirrels who visit her Isle of Wight garden — and with whom she has built a special bond of trust — as they interact with objects which vary from musical instruments to paint brushes. Sienna’s heart-warming images, combined with her lyrical text, give children an unforgettable guide and preparation for the challenges of modern life.
When Sean became James tells the story of the making of Dr No and of the unique and very different groups of men who came together to accidentally create one of the most influential films of all time. In October 1962, a small budget British film premiered in London. It got mixed reviews from the press and even its creators were unimpressed by their product. The original author of the story hated it, while the producers were mystified by the laughter from the test screenings. They had set out to create a sexy, stylish thriller. Had they accidentally made a comedy? The US film backers were already ruing the money they wasted on this ‘Limey spy thriller’. Their leading man, a former milkman from Edinburgh whose life is far removed from the suave, sophisticated character on screen, was regretting ever getting involved in the project. His director, who figured the actor was miscast, thinks it’s just another B-movie, soon to be forgotten.
Now in two volumes, Philip Hogge's popular anthologies of tales about flying's golden age. Although fiction, all of Philip's stories are based on fact, and relate to real situations experienced by him or his colleagues. If you have ever wondered how it felt to be in the cockpit of a BOAC passenger jet in the mid to late 20th century, then Philip Hogge's fact-based stories will take you there with all the colour, detail and human drama that you could wish for. Let one of Britain's most senior airline captains tell you what it was really like to fly for an iconic British airline in the final years of flying's Golden Age. Meet the pilots, engineers, stewards, stewardesses and endless characters of Philip's long career.
British Eagle, Britain’s second biggest independent airline, was bankrupted by the policies of all the governments, Conservative and Labour, who ruled Britain between 1948 and 1968. Each administration, to a greater or lesser degree, hamstrung Eagle and other independent airlines with policies that favoured the bloated, inefficient, state-owned carriers. This situation would not change until the European Union introduced “Open Skies” policies in the 1980s. Aviation journalist and author, Rob Coppinger, has painstakingly researched the trials and tribulations of this remarkable airline. British Eagle was built from nothing by Harold Bamberg, who was born in Germany, joined the RAF aged 17, and flew scores of hazardous bombing missions before forming his own company with just £100 in capital.
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Uffa Fox was the most influential designer in yacht racing history. His ‘planing’ dinghies and keel boats were infinitely faster and more seaworthy than the older, heavier boats which had dominated the sport since the late nineteenth century. This new biography, the first for fifty years, shows how a carpenter’s son from East Cowes not only transformed his sport but also created an international legacy which thrives to this day.