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The Travels of Ibn Battutah
Ibn Battutah

Macmillan UK, 2003

Ibn Battutah—ethnographer, bigrapher, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist—was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgramage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, traveling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China, and as far south as Tanzania. He wrote of his travels, and comes across ...


A Crown of Lights (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2001

When a derelict country church is bought by a pagan couple, the local evangelical minister reacts with fury. A modern witch hunt begins, and Merrily Watkins is expected to keep a lid on the cauldron. Meanwhile, there is the problem of the man who won’t be parted from his dead wife, the ancient mystery of the five local churches dedicated to St. Michael, and a killer with an old tradition to guard.


Midwinter of the Spirit (A Merrily Watkins Mystery)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2000

As an early winter slices though the old city of Hereford, a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated, and there are signs of a dark ritual on the hill overlooking the city. Meanwhile, there are reports of psychic unrest in the city’s cathedral that speak of an undying evil lying close to the heart of the Church of England. In this second electrifying tale, exorcist Rev. Merrily Watkins must tread in places where an ...


The Wine of Angels (A Merrily Watkins Mystery)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 1999

The Rev. Merrily Watkins had never wanted a picture-perfect parish—or a huge and haunted vicarage. Nor had she wanted to walk straight into a local dispute over a controversial play about a strange 17th-century clergyman accused of witchcraft. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets. And, as Merrily and her daughter Jane discover, a it is village where horrific murder is an age-old tradition.


The Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crosswords 67 (Daily Telegraph Cryptic Crossword Book)
Telegraph Group Limited

Macmillan UK, 2011

A new collection of the best cryptic crosswords from The Daily Telegraph   A bumper selection of 80 of the most stimulating and entertaining recent cryptic challenges from the pages of The Daily Telegraph , which has been running these puzzles for over eighty years. They continue to baffle, infuriate and delight readers on a daily basis and are available here for those who need more than their daily fix! As always, if inspiration fails ...


A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer
Melissa Muller, Reinhard Piechocki

Macmillan UK, 2008

Alice Herz-Sommer was born in 1903 in Prague—the Prague of the Hapsburgs and of Franz Kafka, a family friend. Musically very gifted, by her mid-teens Alice was one of the best-known pianists in Prague. But as the Nazis swept across Europe her comfortable, bourgeois world began to crumble around her, as anti-Jewish feeling not only intensified but was legitimized. In 1942, Alice's mother was deported. Desperately unhappy, she resolved to learn ...


The Cure of Souls (A Merrily Watkins Mystery)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2002

As high summer bakes the rich earth of north-east Herefordshire, dark shadows gather around a converted hopkiln where the last owner was savagely murdered. Though the local vicar dismisses claims by its current occupants that the place is haunted, their story is soon splashed over a Sunday newspaper—and Merrily Watkins is directed by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse this situation. Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim ...


Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of iSandlwana and Rorke's Drift
Ian Knight

Macmillan UK, 2011

The battle of Isandlwana was the single most destructive incident in the 150-year history of the British colonization of South Africa. In one bloody day more than 800 British troops, 500 of their allies, and at least 2,000 Zulus were killed in a staggering defeat for the British empire. The consequences of the battle echoed brutally across the following decades as Britain took ruthless revenge on the Zulu people. In Zulu Rising Ian Knight ...


Life at the Limit: Triumph and Tragedy in Formula One
Professor Sid Watkins

Macmillan UK, 1997

This work offers the memoirs of Grand Prix's on-track doctor, Professor Sid Watkins. If there is a crash, it is Watkins who gets there first. He is closely involved in improving safety at the circuits and in developing rapid response medical rescue.


The Third World War (Future History)

Macmillan UK, 2003

THE THIRD WORLD WAR tells the story of four world leaders pitted against the raw power of failing states. A Russian president who needs to rein in his ambitious generals; an Indian prime minister experienced in the lethal consequences of the wrong decision; a Chinese president faced with competing forces within his country; and, in the White House, a man who tries to make peace with those who only want catastrophe. Flashpoint One - Pakistan; ...


Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory
Gen. Julian Thompson

Macmillan UK, 2008

The rescue of 338,000 British troops from the beaches at Dunkirk is one of the most emotive subjects of the Second World War - a defeat that was turned into a victory in a uniquely British way. In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French against the advancing German army. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they conducted a fighting withdrawal in the face of the formidable German army. Churchill feared ...


Eric Cantona
Philippe Auclair

Macmillan UK, 2010

Many have tried to persuade Eric Cantona to write his autobiography. He never will. Philippe Auclair has interviewed every key player in Cantona's life to produce a biography that reveals, for the first time, the heart and inner thoughts of this most extraordinary character. Cantona played for six different French clubs, making his international debut at twenty-one, before going to England in 1992 and making an immediate impact with Leeds ...


The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (A Merrily Watkins Mystery)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2004

At Stanner Hall, a Victorian mansion-turned-hotel, Ben Foley hosts murder-mystery weekends and strives to prove that his hotel is the house on which Arthur Conan Doyle based his immortal Baskerville Hall. As the days shorten and the weather worsens, Foley’s dabbling uncovers more than he can handle. For the history of Stanner Hall is linked not only to the Victorian fascination with spiritualism and the legacy of a terrifying medieval ...


Rachael Boast

Macmillan UK, 2011

Rachael Boast's first collection is dominated by astral influence and divine chance, by unseen or remote causes; but despite its celestial title, Sidereal is full of terrestrial concerns, the traffic and chaos of the human and natural worlds. Ultimately, however, it is the work of a poet who believes that we must also turn our gaze skywards to make sense of who we are, and these poems pursue their elliptical but inevitable orbits through a ...


How Black Was Our Sabbath: An Unauthorized View from the Crew
David Tangye, Graham Wright

Pan Macmillan UK, 2005

During the seventies, David Tangye and Graham Wright were part of the Black Sabbath crew—and they have the stories to prove it. As the group grew in fame and notoriety, incidents of bad behavior mounted alarmingly. Whether it's Geezer's lyrical journeys into the underworld or the gun-obsessed Ozzy Osbourne at home in Atrocity Cottage, this is Sabbath as you've never known them before. A real-life Spinal Tap, this is a warm, funny tribute to ...


In Search of British Heroes: A Companion to the Channel 4 Series Fact or Fiction
Tony Robinson

Macmillan UK, 2003

Examining legendary figures from history, In Search of British Heroes seeks to reveal the truth behind the myths surrounding the great characters of our past. Tony Robinson investigates renown heroes of British history, including Boudicca, Kind Harold, Robin Hood, and William Wallace (better known as Braveheart). Although all but one died a failure, each was seen as symbolizing something great during their lifetime. Tony Robinson journeys ...


The Smile of a Ghost (Merrily Watkins Mysteries)
Phil Rickman

Macmillan UK, 2006

The border town of Ludlow has it all—exquisite medieval streets, a parish church the size of a cathedral, and a weight of history and legend. After a young teenage boy dies, his grandmother becomes convinced she's still seeing her dead grandson in the old town. Merrily Watkins, parish priest is brought in to find out if it is dementia, delusion or something even more disturbing?


The Black Moon (The Poldark Saga)
Winston Graham

Macmillan UK, 1996

The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families, and the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.


Born to Score
Dwight Yorke

Macmillan UK, 2010

Dwight Yorke has been one of the most successful and prolific goal scorers in the Premier League's history over the past decade. He was known first at Aston Villa and then Manchester United for his permanent smile, smoothness, and flair—and for making headlines both on and off the pitch. He was a key member of Manchester United's treble-winning 1999 season and formed a deadly strike partnerships with Andy Cole. His subsequent clubs have been ...


viking: king's man
Tim Severin

Pan Macmillan UK, 2006

It is Constantinople in 1035, and Thorgils has become a member of the Varangian lifeguard, where he witnesses the glories of the richest city on earth. He embarks on a campaign launched to recover Sicily from the Saracens. After years of traveling, Thorgils retreats to Sweden, but is eventually summoned again to assist in coordinating William the Conqueror’s invasion of England. In September 1066, a Norse fleet of three hundred ships sails ...



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