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Rod Green, previously an editor with DC Thompson, Boxtree and Virgin Publishing, is now a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Ewell in Surrey with his wife and son.
Documents include the Trotters' family tree, paperwork from Rodney's school days, snapshots from family holidays, and even the first chapter draft of Rodney's novel. The book will be illustrated with never-before-seen memorabilia and ephemera, from Raquel's original dating agency form, from before she met Del, to a set of promt cards Del created for Trigger: 'DON'T let Roy Slater fit you up for stealing 3,000 Green Shield stamps ever again, even if you did get an electric blanket and a toaster when you came out of jail. DO try to remember that Dave is actually called Rodney.'
Rod Green explores the personal and political intrigues that have dogged the House of Windsor, including the Queen's fascinating relationships with prime ministers from Winston Churchill and Antony Eden to Margaret Thatcher. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the 'Great Smog' that brought London to a halt in 1952; the IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten during the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'; the crisis triggered by the death of Princess Diana; the wedding of Prince William and his 'commoner' bride, Kate Middleton; the recent wedding of Prince Harry to Hollywood star Meghan Markle; and the changing face of world politics - this is the story not only of the head of a dynasty, but also a history of our times.
What is it about Scotland that people love so much? Scotland is famous for many things, as any Scotsman will happily tell you. The list of Scottish inventions is as long as Loch Ness, stretching from penicillin and the telephone to Irn Bru and Grand Theft Auto but, while that Scotsman is busy explaining how Scotland gave the world whisky, television and Long John Silver, spare a thought for the nation and its people. The Scots are a peculiar race with characters as varied and changeable as the unpredictable Scottish weather. In Scotland people will tell you that they love the summer, it's one of the best days of the year, and that wry sense of humour is what inspires The Wicked Wit of Scotland. This funny and beautifully observed book pulls together stories, quotes, quips and anecdotes from Scots talking about Scotland and others from all over the world relating what they most admire about the country that Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling described as `one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in the world. The history is fascinating, the men are handsome and the whisky is delicious. But don't eat the macaroni pies.' Featuring wit and wisdom from writers such as Armando Iannucci and Compton Mackenzie, Stanley Baxter and Neil Munro, the sometimes dubious delights of Scottish cuisine are discussed, along with the culture, folklore, politics and sport that will help us to understand just what makes Scotland tick.
Majesty is the enthralling story of the House of Windsor, focussing on the personal and political intrigues that have characterized the reign of Elizabeth II. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, it describes the fluctuating fortunes of the Windsors, from the dramatic abdication of the Queen's uncle, Edward VIII, to the tumultuous relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Set against the colourful backdrop of key events - such as the 'Great Smog' that brought London to a halt in 1952; the IRA murder of Lord Mountbatten during the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'; the crisis triggered by the death of Princess Diana; the wedding of Prince William to 'commoner' Kate Middleton; and the changing face of world politics - this is the story not only of a family, but also a history of our times.
This is a book for the independent and adventurous-minded man. It offers useful but often long-neglected skills and imparts wisdom gleaned from many sources, including servicemen, explorers, mountaineers, sailors and adventurers of every kind. Here, among many other manly virtues, the reader can learn how to: - Navigate by the sun and stars - Tickle a trout - Survive a sandstorm - Safely cross a swollen river - Land a light aircraft - Cope with suspected poisoning - Break up a dogfight In an age when people are less and less self-reliant, Man Up! shows how, with a little forethought and a lot of good sense (and just a few handy implements), coupled with sound background knowledge and the right attitude, difficult and potentially risky situations can be confronted and dealt with. Cheerfully written and admirably concise, the book reaches back to the knowledge and experience of yesteryear, when help was never just a mobile call away, GPS didn't exist, and toughness - mental as well as physical - and independence were valued far above technology. Whether lighting a fire in a downpour, treating a broken limb or harvesting food from the wild, Man Up! will teach you these skills, and many more.
The best-selling, award-winning master of cross sections presents a selection of well-loved emergency vehicles in this brilliant lift-the-flap book. Look inside an ambulance, police car, fire engine, rescue helicopter, waterbomber, lifeboat and more to find out their inner workings. With over 40 flaps to lift, Stephen Biesty brings his fantastic immersive artwork to a new younger age group in this interactive title.
There can't be many people who have never heard of Nelson Mandela. His has become a household name, a name respected by everyone everywhere, from grandmothers to schoolchildren. Not so many people would recognise his other names, and he is a man who has been known by many names throughout his life. Nelson Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela came from what most people would regard as a poor background, yet his family were aristocrats among the Xhosa people of the Transkei in South Africa. From the time he was a boy he was destined, as his father before him had been, to become an advisor at the court of the Xhosa king, but no one could have predicted that young Rolihlahla would one day become an outlaw known as 'The Black Pimpernel' or a statesman of international standing - President Mandela. This is a fully illustrated life story of Nelson Mandela with a unique collection of photographs from throughout his life.
Discovered in her office amongst her documents and possessions, this scrapbook contains the notes on which Dr Miriam Carter based her final lecture. Having been repeatedly warned to stop teaching her natural history students about unicorns, Dr Carter simply carried on doing precisely that.
This book's hero is Darius Antonopoulos, an artist and apprentice printer who left London in 1605 to visit his ancestral home in Greece. What he found there was to send him on an incredible journey - a quest to discover the Seven Wonders of the World.
These action-packed books are a little boy's dream. Turn the pages to reveal a pop-up vehicle that springs to life before your eyes. Five of the world's fastest, coolest, wildest cars are featured from a rally to a racing car, a vintage car and a safari jeep. Each car is illustrated with a bright colourful pop-up spread and zappy text by Rod Green. Read the final spread with fun facts about each of the featured vehicles and watch young imaginations go wild!
These action-packed books are a little boy's dream. Turn the pages to reveal a pop-up vehicle that springs to life before your eyes. Go on an adventure and watch the carriages chug past the grazing cattle or marvel at the super-sleek bullet train speeding along the tracks. Each train is illustrated with a bright colourful pop-up spread and zappy text by Rod Green. Read the final spread with fun facts about each of the featured vehicles and watch young imaginations go wild!