2016-11-17

The Black Rocks of Morwenstow

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  • Full Title : The Black Rocks of Morwenstow
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0749017341
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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1842. Joshua Weyland is languishing in Key West, USA, desperate to return to England to marry his fiancée. He ships as a watchkeeper on a small brig bound for Bristol. But when the ship founders on rocks off the coast of Cornwall, and Josh narrowly escapes with his life, it’s clear to him that it’s been deliberately wrecked. Who could be responsible? From the eccentric doctor and his daughter who nurse him back to health, to the local fishermen, tin miners and ‘Preventers’ tasked with subduing any smuggling activity, Joshua has plenty of questions that could land him in serious trouble. When the worst storm of the year erupts from the Atlantic and another ship is in peril, Joshua is forced to fight for his life to get to the bottom of the mystery.


2019-12-10

In the Roar of the Sea

By S. Baring-Gould
  • Full Title : In the Roar of the Sea
  • Author : S. Baring-Gould
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 450
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"In the Roar of the Sea" by S. Baring-Gould. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2010-12-09

The Horns of the Buffalo

By John Wilcox
  • Full Title : The Horns of the Buffalo
  • Author : John Wilcox
  • Publisher : Headline
  • ISBN Code : 0755381661
  • Pages : 293
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  • Language : English
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In 1879 the redcoats of the British Army are universally regarded as the finest fighting force in the world. Among them is Lieutenant Simon Fonthill, dispatched to South Africa with much to prove: for Colonel Covington, his former Commanding Officer, has slanderously branded him a coward. In the Cape, tension is high. The Zulus, an independent nation of magnificently militant tribesmen, threaten the colonial government's vision of a united South Africa. And Simon has been chosen for a particularly dangerous mission: to travel deep into Zululand to discover the intentions of the king. Simon encounters violence and imprisonment before he is faced with his greatest challenge. Escaping from the massacre at the Battle of Isandlwana, he must warn the tiny garrison at Rorke's Drift of the threat posed by advancing Zulu impis. He has a chance to prove Covington a liar, but he may pay the ultimate price...


2017-06-22

Daughters of India

By Jill McGivering
  • Full Title : Daughters of India
  • Author : Jill McGivering
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 074902187X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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‘A really evocative and fascinating read – history and humanity shine through’ The Book Trail Isabel, born into the British Raj, and Asha, a young Hindu girl, both consider India their home. Mischance will bring them together and drive them from the bustle of Delhi to the shores of the Andaman Islands, from glittering colonial parties to the squalor and desperation of a notorious prison, and into the lives of men on opposing sides of the fight for self-rule. In the shadow of the Second World War and the increasing heat of political violence, Isabel is torn between her love for India, the man she yearns for and loyalty to her own country. Impossible choices must be made . . .


2019-09-19

The Mermaid's Call

By Katherine Stansfield
  • Full Title : The Mermaid's Call
  • Author : Katherine Stansfield
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0749023872
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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'Stansfield gives a haunting evocation of a place and time when superstition and logic coexisted in uneasy alliance, and challenges the reader to decide which was more real' Publisher’s Weekly Cornwall, 1845. Shilly has always felt a connection to happenings that are not of this world, a talent that has proved invaluable when investigating dark deeds with master of disguise, Anna Drake. The women opened a detective agency with help from their newest member and investor, Mathilda, but six long months have passed without a single case to solve and tensions are growing. It is almost a relief when a man is found dead along the Morwenstow coast and the agency is sought out to investigate. There are suspicions that wreckers plague the coast, luring ships to their ruin with false lights – though nothing has ever been proved. Yet with the local talk of sirens calling victims to the sea to meet their end, could something other-worldly be responsible for the man’s death?


2017-06-20

Swimming Home

By Mary-Rose MacColl
  • Full Title : Swimming Home
  • Author : Mary-Rose MacColl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101993502
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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From the author of the international bestseller In Falling Snow. In 1925, a young woman swimmer will defy the odds to swim the English Channel—a chance to make history. London 1925: Fifteen-year-old Catherine Quick longs to feel once more the warm waters of her home, to strike out into the ocean off the Torres Strait Islands in Australia and swim, as she’s done since she was a child. But now, orphaned and living with her aunt Louisa in London, Catherine feels that everything she values has been stripped away from her. Louisa, a London surgeon who fought boldly for equality for women, holds strict views on the behavior of her young niece. She wants Catherine to pursue an education, just as she herself did. Catherine is rebellious, and Louisa finds it difficult to block painful memories from her past. It takes the enigmatic American banker Manfred Lear Black to convince Louisa to bring Catherine to New York where Catherine can train to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. And finally, Louisa begins to listen to what her own heart tells her.


2019-12-04

Nooks and Corners of Cornwall

By C. A. Dawson Scott
  • Full Title : Nooks and Corners of Cornwall
  • Author : C. A. Dawson Scott
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2016-12-02

The Land's End - A Naturalist's Impressions In West Cornwall, Illustrated

By William Henry Hudson
  • Full Title : The Land's End - A Naturalist's Impressions In West Cornwall, Illustrated
  • Author : William Henry Hudson
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1473346630
  • Pages : 253
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  • Language : English
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“The Land's End” is 1843 work by Argentinian naturalist William Henry Hudson. Profusely illustrated and wonderfully-written, this descriptive illustration of Land's End in Cornwall, England will appeal to all with an interest in this beautiful spot, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Hudson's work. Contents include: “Wintering In West Cornwall”, “Gulls At St. Ives”, “Cornwall's Connemara”, “Old Cornish Hedges”, “Bolerium: The End Of All The Land”, “Castles By The Sea”, “The British Pelican”, “Bird Life In Winter”, “The People And The Farm”, etc. William Henry Hudson (1841 – 1922) was an Anglo-Argentine naturalist, author, and ornithologist. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and is best known for his novel “Green Mansions” (1904). Other notable works include “A Little Boy Lost” (1905) and “Far Away and Long Ago” (1918), which has since been adapted into a film. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.


2013-04-29

Fire Across the Veldt

By John Wilcox
  • Full Title : Fire Across the Veldt
  • Author : John Wilcox
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • ISBN Code : 0749013486
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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South Africa, 1900. The bloody conflict between the forces of the British Empire and the Boer farmers seemed at last to have ended in victory for Queen Victoria’s soldiers, with the Boer capitals taken and occupied. But fast-riding Boer commandos have emerged to introduce a new type of warfare – hit-and-run guerrilla tactics, fought across the veldt of South Africa and leaving the British ‘Khakis’ plodding and bruised in their wake. To counter these strikes, the British General Kitchener persuades Simon Fonthill, fresh from his triumphs in China’s Boxer Rebellion, to divert to Cape Town and fight the Boers at their own game. So Fonthill, with his old comrade 352 Jenkins as his Regimental Sergeant Major, finds himself reinstated in the British Army as the colonel of his own cavalry unit. Can the two of them adapt to regular soldiering again – and will they be able to catch and pin down those elusive Boer Generals, Louis Botha and Christiaan de Wet? And can Simon’s wife, Alice, reporting on the war for the MorningPost, extricate herself from her own problems in South Africa?


2010-12-09

Last Stand At Majuba Hill

By John Wilcox
  • Full Title : Last Stand At Majuba Hill
  • Author : John Wilcox
  • Publisher : Headline
  • ISBN Code : 0755381696
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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It is 1881, and General George Pomeroy-Colley, commander of the British forces in Natal, is planning to stamp out a rebellion. He is convinced the Transvaal Boers can pose no serious threat, but he needs reliable information. He calls on former army captain Simon Fonthill. A veteran of the recent Zulu and Sekukuni campaigns, Fonthill knows to never underestimate the enemy. He and his servant, '352' Jenkins, agree to carry out a covert diplomatic assignment. But the greatest test is yet to come. As the two armies converge on the heights of Majuba Hill, Fonthill and Jenkins are first into the fray. If they are to break the enemy, Colley's men must hold the summit at all costs...


2014-03-25

Urban Watercolor Sketching

By Felix Scheinberger
  • Full Title : Urban Watercolor Sketching
  • Author : Felix Scheinberger
  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • ISBN Code : 0770435246
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.


2010-03-04

Siege Of Khartoum

By John Wilcox
  • Full Title : Siege Of Khartoum
  • Author : John Wilcox
  • Publisher : Headline
  • ISBN Code : 0755376595
  • Pages : 357
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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1884. Queen Victoria's hero General Gordon is under siege. Hoards of Dervish warriors, loyal to the Mahdi, the Sudanese warlord and Messiah, are baying for British blood. With a small army and diminishing supplies, Gordon fears Khartoum will fall. Ex-captain and one-time subaltern Simon Fonthill is summoned to Cairo on a vital mission. He must enter the heavily guarded city undetected and make contact with Gordon ahead of the relief force. Together with comrade '352' Jenkins, Fonthill makes the treacherous journey across the Nile. But when they're captured by a sadistic Dervish patrol, it seems hope of a British victory is all but lost. Can Fonthill and Jenkins survive interrogation and save Khartoum...?


2018-01-11

Reportage Illustration

By Gary Embury,Mario Minichiello
  • Full Title : Reportage Illustration
  • Author : Gary Embury,Mario Minichiello
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350031887
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The power of reportage drawing is in the immediacy of the images that are created and the feeling of the illustrator's presence on location. Comparable in some ways to photojournalism, reportage illustrators are acting as visual journalists, proactively creating narrative work about issues and subjects, translating what they witness into handmade imagery. There is evidence that illustrations connect to people in powerful ways whether they are drawings created while embedded with troops in Afghanistan, documenting during a courtroom trial or recreating the energy of the crowd at a rock concert. This area of applied illustration also provides career opportunities for students and takes them out of the classroom and into different environments and situations. With practical information about tools, techniques and coping in various situations as well as inspirational interviews and advice from reportage artists working in the field, this book will fill a gap in this growing market.


2016-11-17

A Treacherous Coast

By David Donachie
  • Full Title : A Treacherous Coast
  • Author : David Donachie
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 0749020571
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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Winter 1795. Lieutenant John Pearce, reckoning to have finally ditched his old enemy, Admiral Hotham, has found a new one in Henry Digby, previously a friend. Meanwhile, Pearce’s pregnant and recently widowed lover is adamant they cannot be seen together for the sake of their unborn child as she seeks respectability in society. Aboard HMS Flirt as part of the squadron led by Horatio Nelson, Pearce and his Pelicans soon join them on a reconnaissance which results in the destruction of a key French battery – though the success is short-lived. In raids ashore, split loyalties and bloody sea fights, Pearce must show bravery and resource to ensure his survival and return to Emily. But the headstrong lieutenant is faced with immense danger, not only from the enemy but his own captain. Only luck and Pearce’s fierce appetite for battle can save them from the perils ahead.