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  • SilverWood Books - General Non-Fiction
    H Parr Paperback 11 99 The New Me Hugh Smith Paperback 7 99 Sastrugi Jonathon Bradshaw Paperback 13 99 His Own Executioner Derek Collett Paperback 11 99 Saving One More Janetta Harvey Paperback 9 99 Saviour of the Free World Mike Low Paperback 8 99 Food Waste Philosophy Shane Jordan Paperback 9 99 My Friend Ruby Anna Chelmicka Paperback 10 99 Too Fast A Life Martin Shepherd Paperback 11 99

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  • SilverWood Books - Round the Cloisters
    a wide range of interests one of which football led to his previousbook Round the Turnstiles 2008 about his 45 year tour to the grounds of all the 92 English Football League clubs and more He also contributes to the Football and Real Ale Guide His interests include travel and buildings which helped considerably in the 19 month long tour for this work From Carlisle to Canterbury and Norwich to Newport this has been a rousing undertaking He loves every one of the 49 cathedrals in this volume a fascinating journey undertaken in the spirit of fresh engagement with the cathedrals of England and Wales full of interest acute observation and anecdote but does not ignore the impact of current events and social change As ever in our cathedrals old and new worlds meet Simon Russell Beale Over a period of several years Mick Escott visited all the 42 Anglican cathedrals In his book he describes the buildings meeting the residents and spending quite a lot of time in cathedral restaurants and cafes The result is an engaging mixture of fact and interpretation including intriguing even bizarre information such as a survey of cathedral cats and league table of cathedrals according to public survey and author s preference I see that Hereford came 15th in the author s own league table and is ranked 10th in the league table of cathedral cafes It is a hefty book with 580 pages and is quite densely set out so that the reader will need a lot of stamina although the book is very good for dipping in It is certainly well worth the read and the author helps to drive home my frequently made point that cathedrals are places where sacred and secular needs meet very happily and where tourist worshipper and

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  • SilverWood Books - Peter St John Author Page
    about children s gangs during World II These novels spring from adventures in an English village as an evacuee from the London Blitz Two other novels draw on his career as a chartered engineer in aerospace research as well as from experience within parliamentary and governmental organisations An occasional poem of his has been published He lives in France where he is president of a cultural association Want to know

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  • SilverWood Books - Gang Loyalty
    second fiddle to the boys decide to set up their own gang The new gang is called the Go Getter Girls Its leader believes that anything boys can do girls can do better The boys alarmed at this threat to their formerly secure superiority do not intend to stand idly by while the girls usurp their traditional supremacy Will the girls succeed in imposing a new found authority or will the boys overcome this impudent challenge to their masculinity The gauntlet is flung down by the girls in the wartime summer of 1941 Britain is facing an epic challenge launched by those who sought to impose a repressive regime aimed at world domination The two challenges are not entirely unrelated We know now the outcome of the Second World War but what was the result of the contemporaneous conflict of loyalties that went on in Widdlington Want to see all of Peter s books Click here to visit his author page Peter St John is best known for his six Gang books about children s gangs during World II These novels spring from adventures in an English village as an evacuee from the London Blitz Two other novels draw on his career as a chartered engineer in aerospace research as well as from experience within parliamentary and governmental organizations An occasional poem of his has been published He lives in France where he is president of a cultural association St John is a great story teller He takes the reader right into this small English village of Widdlington It is truly a slice of life as it was at that time a time of war and rationing yet a time when kids could go out and play and stay out until supper or dark I love being wrapped in this

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  • SilverWood Books - Growing Up Under the Mango Tree
    coincidence that my earliest memories involve travel and an Englishman This is a story about one girl s dream to escape poverty and fulfil her ambitions Set against the rich social and political backdrop of war torn Malaya s independence the child s viewpoint tells a personal story of family life and individual survival in the multi cultural multi religious melting pot of Malaya as it was then known The trials of smallpox and poverty are contrasted with key moments such as meeting Mr Nehru and shaking hands with Mrs Indira Gandhi Lily Forbes served as a cadet in the Indian National Army following in her father s footsteps he had fought in Burma during World War Two An unwanted love interest was followed by a traumatic incident In an ironic twist of fate failure in her exams turned Lily s destiny around She returned from India to Malaysia At the heart of this tale lie forbidden love a passion for food and the tenacity to pursue dreams despite surroundings Born in Malaysia in 1946 Lily Forbes grew up in Colonial Malaysia as the middle child of a large family Her adolescent years were spent in Pondicherry South India In 1969 she realised her childhood dream of coming to England She qualified as a general nurse then as a midwife in 1974 and later in 1991 trained as a Sick Children s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she had the privilege of meeting Princess Diana At the age of fifty two in 1998 she obtained a Masters in Medical Anthropology at Brunel University Since retiring from working at the Bristol Children s Hospital as a Clinical Co ordinator she has pursued other dreams in particular her love of travel by visiting Machu Picchu the Galapagos and Brazil amongst

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322277/growing-up-under-the-mango-tree (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Growing Up Under the Mango Tree [Hardback Edition]
    involve travel and an Englishman My conscious life sprang into being amid belching smoke sticky bodies and ethnic diversity Considering where my future was to take me it seems quite a coincidence that my earliest memories involve travel and an Englishman This is a story about one girl s dream to escape poverty and fulfil her ambitions Set against the rich social and political backdrop of war torn Malaya s independence the child s viewpoint tells a personal story of family life and individual survival in the multi cultural multi religious melting pot of Malaya as it was then known The trials of smallpox and poverty are contrasted with key moments such as meeting Mr Nehru and shaking hands with Mrs Indira Gandhi Lily Forbes served as a cadet in the Indian National Army following in her father s footsteps he had fought in Burma during World War Two An unwanted love interest was followed by a traumatic incident In an ironic twist of fate failure in her exams turned Lily s destiny around She returned from India to Malaysia At the heart of this tale lie forbidden love a passion for food and the tenacity to pursue dreams despite surroundings Born in Malaysia in 1946 Lily Forbes grew up in Colonial Malaysia as the middle child of a large family Her adolescent years were spent in Pondicherry South India In 1969 she realised her childhood dream of coming to England She qualified as a general nurse than as a midwife in 1974 and later in 1991 trained as a Sick Children s Nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she had the privilege of meeting Princess Diana At the age of fifty in 1998 she obtained a Masters in Medical Anthropology at Brunel University Since retiring from working at

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  • SilverWood Books - The Tsar's Travels ebook
    parting too awful for words and was convinced that if he were to go through so difficult a trial often in the future it would kill him The third instalment of ECS Banks Romanov series mainly concerns Tsar Nicholas II father to the Grand Duchesses ECS Banks touches on his childhood growing up within the confines of a traditional medieval castle then follows him on a tour of the Far East in 1890 1891 After years of living an idle life followed by a career in the army and marriage to Alix Nicholas became Tsar of Russia As Tsar he often felt inadequate Although Nicholas had immense personal charm he did not possess the confidence or most of the qualities needed to rule the vast Russian Empire He endured a serious of personal disasters and constantly struggled to assert himself until his own health broke down in 1900 The Tsar s Travels also includes the early childhood of the Grand Duchesses Olga Tatiana Marie Anastasia and their beloved cousin Princess Elisabeth of Hesse This title is available as an eBook Find it on Nook Kindle Kobo and in the iBookstore ECS Banks is an author and commentator with a real

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  • SilverWood Books - Road to Revolution ebook
    in the nursery The sisters managed to get through a couple of hundred eggs and it proved to be very dirty work not that the children minded in the least This is the second part of a trilogy concerning the real story of the Grand Duchesses Olga Tatiana Marie and Anastasia The story carries on through the Russo Japanese war the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the setting up of the First Russian Parliament in 1906 It shows how outside events affected the children and their reactions to it all For the first time with the help of the Grand Duchesses own correspondence ECS Banks explains what really happened between the sisters and Rasputin in the spring of 1910 The Grand Duchesses fairy tale existence is shown as it really was through historical events covering death murder deceit and the lighter moments of fashion faux pas and friendship In Road to Revolution ECS Banks gets to the heart of the Grand Duchesses personal lives Containing a unique collection of Romaov photographs This title is available as an eBook Find it on Nook Kobo and in the iBookstore Get the Amazon Kindle edition here ECS Banks is an author and commentator

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781321386/road-to-revolution (2016-02-16)
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