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Pathfinder

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Air Vice Marshal Donald Bennett

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"I was posted to 29 Squadron at North Weald in Essex and I was more than pleased to be a 'fighter boy', which for some unknown reason seemed and still seems to carry with it an aura of glamour - goodness knows why!" Air Vice-Marshal Don Bennett was one of the most outstanding figures of the second World War and the creator and leader of the legendary Pathfinder Force of 8 Group. This made him the obvious choice as leader of the Pathfinders - the elite force designed to carry out pioneering target-marking and precision-bombing of Nazi-occupied Europe. Bennett played a prominent part in deploying a Mosquito intruder force to harass Germany by night and in developing FIDO, the invaluable fog dispersal system.

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753195871

Published:

01-01-2012

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In The Blink Of An Eye

Author:

Hasso and Catherine von Bredow

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In the blink of an eye, Hasso von Bredow's life changed forever. The 42-year-old father of three suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem. Totally paralysed and unable to speak, his body became a prison, the blinking of his eyes the only means of communication. Yet Hasso refused to give up, somehow finding a strength to persevere against all the odds. Painstakingly written, letter by letter, and helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine, Hasso's intensely moving and life-affirming memoir is interwoven with Catherine's memories. In spite of all they faced, the strength of their devotion shines through, and their words open up a world of imagination, courage, humour and most importantly, love.

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Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753195734

Published:

01-02-2011

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Narrow Escape

Author:

Marie Browne

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'Oh, you live on a boat? I bet that's cold in the winter...' 'It must be great being so close to nature...' 'It must be fantastic to be able to go wherever you like, whenever you like...' NARROW ESCAPE sets out to dispel these common public myths. From how to avoid assassination by ninja stealth ducklings, through definitive proof that kittens are aliens and the best way to sleep at forty-five degrees, to the importance of having the right boating equipment (a child's plastic sledge and a never-ending supply of cotton wool balls), this month-by-month account of one family's liveaboard year takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the 'idyllic' life on a narrow boat.

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Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411953

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01-06-2016

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Narrow Escape

Author:

Marie Browne

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'Oh, you live on a boat? I bet that's cold in the winter...' 'It must be great being so close to nature...' 'It must be fantastic to be able to go wherever you like, whenever you like...' NARROW ESCAPE sets out to dispel these common public myths. From how to avoid assassination by ninja stealth ducklings, through definitive proof that kittens are aliens and the best way to sleep at forty-five degrees, to the importance of having the right boating equipment (a child's plastic sledge and a never-ending supply of cotton wool balls), this month-by-month account of one family's liveaboard year takes a firmly tongue-in-cheek look at the 'idyllic' life on a narrow boat.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785412011

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01-06-2017

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Narrow Margins

Author:

Marie Browne

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Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover car company, Marie Browne moves her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life. Strapped for cash, the family buys a decrepit seventy-foot barge called HAPPY GO LUCKY, which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home as they negotiate the trials and tribulations of life in the slow lane.

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Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411717

Published:

01-04-2016

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Narrow Margins

Author:

Marie Browne

Synopsis:

Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover car company, Marie Browne moves her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life. Strapped for cash, the family buys a decrepit seventy-foot barge called HAPPY GO LUCKY, which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home as they negotiate the trials and tribulations of life in the slow lane.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411779

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01-04-2017

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Narrow Minds

Author:

Marie Browne

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Having saved her family from financial ruin by moving onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, cheaper way of life, Marie Browne, her tea-fuelled husband Geoff and their children find themselves sucked back into normality. With a new job, a new rented house and a mountain of bills, they are pretty much back where they started, and the children are threatening mutiny. Facing perky postmen, ice-skating cows, psychotic villagers and outraged rodents, they're running out of time, their financial situation is getting desperate, and there's every chance life has conspired against them to make sure they never get back afloat. Until they find that the answer to their dreams lies with MINERVA, a narrow boat even more run-down than their first...

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Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411830

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01-05-2016

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Narrow Minds

Author:

Marie Browne

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Having saved her family from financial ruin by moving onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, cheaper way of life, Marie Browne, her tea-fuelled husband Geoff and their children find themselves sucked back into normality. With a new job, a new rented house and a mountain of bills, they are pretty much back where they started, and the children are threatening mutiny. Facing perky postmen, ice-skating cows, psychotic villagers and outraged rodents, they're running out of time, their financial situation is getting desperate, and there's every chance life has conspired against them to make sure they never get back afloat. Until they find that the answer to their dreams lies with MINERVA, a narrow boat even more run-down than their first...

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Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781785411892

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01-05-2017

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How Not To Murder Your Husband

Author:

Stephanie Calman

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Stephanie Calman demonstrates, with devastating precision, how very, very, annoying husbands are, and examines the alternatives such as adultery - 'All I'd want to do in a hotel room is order room service' - before concluding how incredible it is that anyone manages to stay married at all. Drawing on moments from her own marriage to the man 'everyone else thinks is perfect', who - among his other crimes - 'breathes like Darth Vader when asleep, but not in a sexy, black cloak, galaxy-ruling sort of way, and always sees the other side in an argument' i.e., the side that isn't hers...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444805550

Published:

01-02-2011

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Manhattan To West Cork

Author:

Alice Carey

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As a young girl, Alice Carey comes to realise that 'home' can mean different things. The only daughter of Irish immigrants to the United States of America, her isolated and sometimes violent childhood is transformed when her mother begins work as maid to legendary Broadway producer Jean Dalrymple. In Miss D.'s elegant Park Avenue town house, Alice is exposed to a lifestyle she has only known through films. And then, once her mother has saved enough, they go home - to 1960s Ireland, a place radically different from New York in every way...

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Autobiography

ISBN:

9781444831184

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01-01-2017

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Tomorrow You Die

Author:

Andy Coogan

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Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. Andy was imprisoned in the notorious Changi camp before being transported to Taiwan, where he worked as a slave in a copper mine and was twice ordered to dig his own grave. He was later taken to Japan on a hell-ship voyage that nearly killed him, but Andy's athleticism and spirit enabled him to survive an ordeal in which many died.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753153369

Published:

01-08-2013

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Tomorrow You Die

Author:

Andy Coogan

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Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease. Andy was imprisoned in the notorious Changi camp before being transported to Taiwan, where he worked as a slave in a copper mine and was twice ordered to dig his own grave. He was later taken to Japan on a hell-ship voyage that nearly killed him, but Andy's athleticism and spirit enabled him to survive an ordeal in which many died.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Autobiography

ISBN:

9780753153376

Published:

01-08-2014

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