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Stargazing: Beginners Guide to Astronomy
by Radmilla Topalovic and Tom Kerrs
Pub date 06/10/2016 | £9.99
A fantastic new astronomy title from the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Collins, helping you navigate the world of telescopes, planets and celestial maps.
I’m delighted to announce that my two historical standalones, The Silk Tree and The Powder of Death have been released in ebook and audiobook formats in the States and Canada. These books are the first two of my standalone series: The Gamechangers: Moments of History. Physical books of the titles will be released a little later in the year in these markets.
The seventeenth episode of the Kydd and Renzi Saga is about to reach the bookshops and forward orders are running well. You know an author has arrived when his or her name appears on the jacket ahead of the title and in equal size font. This is another cracking yarn that will keep readers turning the pages to the end. It is as fresh as the first episode, “Kydd”. An exciting tale from the premier author of naval fiction. If you haven’t read an earlier book don’t delay, you won’t regret it. If you have read earlier episodes you don’t need me to tell you how good the story is. Most Highly Recommended.
Most of the coverage of the of Singapore’s defences has concentrated on the brief battle when a larger British and Commonwealth force surrendered to the Japanese generals who had been surprised by the surrender. Coverage of the defensive guns and fortifications has been relatively modest and usually confined to comments that the guns pointed seaward and were of little use against an attacker coming out of the jungle. The author has made a fine job of describing the history of Singapore’s defensive artillery from the founding of the city, to the demise of Coastal Artillery in the British Army in 1953. A very interesting read that is recommended.
The publisher has a fine list of titles covering the armoured fighting vehicles of both World Wars. This new book times with the Centenary of the WWI Tank and is a very worthy addition to the list. Most recommended.
This is the most comprehensive coverage of the British Army from 1939 to 1945 ever undertaken in a single volume. It is lavishly illustrated and works carefully through each of the organizations that made up the British Army, including the Home Guard, the secret Resistance organization, and Special Forces. Strongly Recommended.