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This is a fascinating collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, "Amazing... Read more
This is a fascinating collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, "Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: the British at War" uncovers the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind some of the best-known battles in British history. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it is the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.
The British at War Hardback edition by Jonathan Bastable
Jonathan Bastable is a renowned writer and journalist. He began his career as a feature writer for The Sunday Times and has contributed to the foreign pages of The Sunday Times, The Scotsman and Time Out. He is the author of a number of books including Prime Ministers published by Rydon Publishing. Jonathan lives in Brighton.
A fascinating reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system. Discover tales of the first lines and the steam trains that ran along them, abandoned ghost stations, or the latest facts on Crossrail - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike.
A unique collection of surprising revelations, heroic deeds and other quirky pieces of trivia from the conflicts that have shaped London's fascinating past. From British wartime commanders and other characters who called London their home, through the privations of war and their social impact, to the devastation caused by the Blitz.
This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland. Scotland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Britain's capital. London's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.
A fascinating and diverse collection of British railway facts and stories. Travel back to the age of steam to discover the world's oldest active steam locomotive or ponder the failure of Brunel's atmospheric railway, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. Discover the longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives.
In 2012-2013, a year-long conversation between writers took place at 17 literary festivals around the world, from Jaipur to Krasnoyarsk, and from Melbourne to Berlin. This book provides an international perspective on the issues facing writers and writing in general, and the present-day novel in particular.
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