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In memory of Private Brittle (2016) - PK060004 After Remembrance, it is not time to forget

Although the Poppy Appeal and the formal time for Remembrance has passed that does not mean that we should now simply forget the sacrifices and sadness of past, and even current, conflicts. A small annual offering each year brings that home.

Harley Davidson, A Way of Life - book cover Harley Davidson, A Way of Life

For over a century Harley Davidson has had a long and illustrious history and more than once has come close to failure. Fortunately its recent history has been more successful. In Harley Davidson, A Way of Life, Albert Saladini and Pascal Szymezak chronicle that history in detail and it is lavishly illustrated large format paperback.

Moonwalking with Einstein, book cover Moonwalking with Einstein, Joshua Foer

Joshua Foer challenged himself to develop his memory skills to a level where he could realistically compete in the USA Memory Championship. In Moonwalking with Einstein he explores the science and nature of memory as he chronicles his preparation for top level memory competition.

Extraordinary Weather Extraordinary Weather Reviewed

Richard Hamblyn is one-man populariser of weather and meteorology. He has produced a new book Extraordinary Weather which focuses on more extreme weather conditions. It adopts a similar format to his earlier books on clouds by using striking photographs with short explanations of the phenomenon.

Boom! - book cover Boom! Disciplines to Control, Grow & Add Impact to Your Business

Boom! adopts the high-energy style of the author, Emma Wimhurst. It presents solid advice to business owners in a lively way. It may well leave them breathless but inspired.

Motorcycle Museums of the United Kingdom Motorcycle Museums of the United Kingdom

Cheryl Probst has produced a useful directory of motorcycle collections in Britain and it is available as both e-book (PDF) and print on demand editions.

Ancient Worlds, cover Ancient Worlds, the Search for Origins of Western Civilization

Richard Miles' book, and the BBC televisions series it supports, explores the history of western civilization from the establsihment of the first cities in what is now Iraq.

Pop Goes the Weasel, cover Pop Goes the Weasel, Wonderful Stories & Origin of Nursery Rhymes

In Pop Goes the Weasel,  Albert Jack has produced a fascinating exploration of the story behind much-loved nursery rhymes. Many of the seemingly innocent songs and rhymes that we remember from our childhood often have a darker history. Albert Jack explores the origins of those popular and much loved nursery rhymes and other popular song.

 What Caesar Did for My Salad, cover What Caesar Did for My Salad, Stories Behind Our Favourite Food

Albert Jack's book What Caesar Did for My Salad is a fascinating explanation of the curious stories behind our favourite food. This is a book for food and language lovers.

I Never Knew There was a Word for it, cover I Never Knew There was a Word for it, Wonderful Words and Phrases

This fun book is a republication of Adam Jacot de Boinod's three books on unusual words, The Meaning of Tingo, Toujours Tingo and The Wonder of Whiffling.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, cover Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, Insight Into Egyptian Culture

Dr Joyce Tyldesley provides a detailed exploration of the religious and other beliefs that both reflected and shaped the culture of ancient Egypt. In Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Dr Tyldesley pieces together the fragmentary evidence of Egyptian religious, cultural and funerary practices to build a detailed picture of Egypt’s dynastic period.

Rosetta Stone, French screen shot Rosetta Stone, Inspired by Holiday to Learn a Language?

As people come back from their foreign holidays they may feel the urge to use the winter to develop their language skills in time for next year’s vacation. Rosetta Stone is a good starting point for complete beginners or those who want to improve their existing language skills.

88 The Narrow Road, cover Felix Dennis' Guide to Getting Seriously Rich, 88 The Narrow Road

Felix Dennis made himself seriously rich and he shares his thoughts on wealth and making money. It is more about the philosophy and attitude to making money rather than the detail.

Periodic Tales, cover Periodic Tales, the Curious Lives of the Elements

Periodic Tales is a rare book as it embraces science, culture, history in one volume and it is all brought together seamlessly by the art of good writing. Hugh Aldersey-Williams has created a book that is both a good and fascinating read as well as a useful reference.

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, cover Caravaggio, A Life Sacred and Profane. Story of a Flawed Genius

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, Andrew Graham-Dixon has written a masterful new biography of Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and casts new light on the mystery of his life and death.

\Catalogue of British Cars Further Gift Books for Classic Car Enthusiasts

Winter is a time for classic car fans to catch up on their reading. Here are comprehensive catalogues of British cars and histories of the very British Jaguar marque. There is a British theme to the current selection of books. They will all make great gifts for the fan of British classic cars.

Goodwood Revived, book cover More Gift Books for the Classic Car Enthusiast

Winter, particularly, provides time for the enthusiast to stay in and catch up with their reading. Christmas is an opportunity to indulge oneself, or be indulged, with a good book. The aim in choosing titles for this review was to find books that would last beyond the holidays. They need to have substantial content and also be well illustrated so that readers will return to them on a regular basis. It is suggested that these four books fit that criteria.

Citroen DS, book cover Gift Books for Classic and Race Car Enthusiasts

There are times when classic car enthusiasts cannot get into the garage and there are no shows so books will help them through such quiet times. During the winter even the most committed garagiste will face times when it is too cold to work in the garage and with no shows to attend they will spend times as armchair enthusiasts.They will need something to tide them through those long, dark evenings. Now then is to look for books on to put on one’s Christmas list or to choose titles for that close special enthusiast.

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone for Self Study of a New Language

Rosetta Stone is a quick and painless introduction to learning an additional language. Courses are designed to immerse students in the language so they learn naturally.

Immersion Course is Fun and Inviting Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Cambridge Pocket English-Spanish Dictionary, cover Cambridge Pocket English-Spanish Dictionary

This dictionary is aimed at Spanish speaking students of English. It is a thick (40mm) A5 sized book and is bound with a soft vinyl cover which should resist frequent use.

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