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An inspiring biographical account of a young boy’s chaotic life in a remote, wild, corner of East Africa.
Born in Africa, James’s childhood is spent on an isolated gold-mine near Lake Victoria, Tanganyika,
with just his sister. . .
ISBN 9781852001483 / 217x140mm / hardback / 330pp / £17.95
Even during his childhood days in the Cornish fishing town of St. Ives, Eric
Kemp knew he was bound for a life at sea. While
his mother was cooking pasties in ‘the slab’, better known as a Cornish range, young Eric would be upstairs watching ships.
ISBN 9781852001537 / 217x140mm / hardback / 136pp / 48 b&w photos / £15.95
Following his book Yes Dad, I Want to Go to Sea!, Eric Kemp continues his story with his career change from lengthy
deep-sea voyages, to a more family friendly lifestyle working from Penzance for
the Trinity House Steam Vessel. . .
ISBN 9781852001728 / 217x140mm / hardback / 181pp / 42 b&w photos / £16.95
Trials and Triumphs of Trainee Nurses in the 1950s
1948, and in austerity Britain, food, clothing and fuel are still tightly
rationed. The country is tired, shabby and bankrupt. . .
ISBN 9781852001735 / 217x140mm / hardback / 193pp / £16.95
A Journey from Shipyard Apprentice to Opera Singer
Born into a typical 1929 working class family in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire,
Alan Workman remembers his early life. . .
ISBN 9781852001759 / 217x140mm / hardback / 393pp / 41 b&w photographs / £17.95
DRIVEN CRAZY – My Life With Cars & Other Vehicles by Leslie Scrase
Sometimes it’s easy to imagine cars are just for getting from ‘a’ to ‘b’ – but we all know deep down that each vehicle has a
character of its own. In this humorously offbeat and unusual book we share in
Leslie Scrase’s life through his automotive. . .
ISBN 9781852001797 / 217x140mm / hardback / 163pp / 17 b&w photos / £16.95
Traversing Fifteen Southern Counties of England
The text in this book is taken entirely from the 1842 hand-written travelogue of
James Barnes, who, with his wife Mary. . .
ISBN 9781852001803 / 217x140mm / hardback / 171pp / 50 b&w illustrations / £16.95
Renowned Lancashire poet, author and journalist Phoebe Hesketh writes her life
story in colourful detail.
Born in 1909, she describes her early life against the backdrop of the First
World War, revealing an innate love of nature. . .
ISBN 9781852001841 / 217x140mm / hardback / 216pp /19 b&w photos / £16.95
TOTALLY TED! Witty Reflections on Modern Life from a Grumpy Old Westcountry Man by Ted Sherrell
The Totally Ted! columns are written by well-known Devon author Ted Sherrell. First appearing in
West Devon and East Cornwall, they give voice to Ted’s many thoughts about modern life. . . full of humour and wisdom.
ISBN 9781852001773 / 212x135mm / paperback / 208pp / 16 cartoons / £8.95
By focusing on the first 23 years of his life living at New Cross, S.E. London,
author Valentine Barnes, now in his 90th year,
has managed to encompass a wealth of social history from the period leading up
to and just beyond the Second World War.
ISBN 9781852001858 / 217x140mm / hardback / 283pp / 68 colour and b&w photos / £17.95