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By Ben Saunders
** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANY DARING ADVENTURER ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Shackleton is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to perhaps the most extraordinary survival stories of all time. Polar explorer Ben Saunders draws on his own experience of the Antarctic to bring to...
By Maggie Groff
'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous... Oh, the stories I can tell!' To a young girl the life of a nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy.
Having spent most of his service as a detective, Tony nott documents here his experiences and investigations.
A century ago, power on farms was provided by one and a half million heavy horses, the pride of rural Britain. Today, heavy horses in the countryside are a distant memory, except Sillywrea Farm in Northumberland. Thsi book provides a glimpse of a unique way of life and a reminder...
Once, the UK's farmers employed thousands of shepherds, but a slump in sheep farming has cut a swathe through their ranks; nowadays shepherds are virtually a thing of the past, and most flocks are herded by farmers on quad bikes. This book is a record of a vanishing way of...
By Marco Polo
The author was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. This book offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies.