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Clocks

Author: Jerome K Jerome

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)

This is a short book about the idiosyncrasies of clocks in the life of J K J. It is presented in his usual humorous style, but with a sharp insight of the people and world around him at the time. It is a very amusing little book; the only trouble is it is not long enough!

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Cool Cars

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

The sixth title in the "Fact Attack" series. This book contains facts about all sorts of amazing automobiles.

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Dangerous Days In Elizabethan England

Author: Terry Deary

Part of a series: Dangerous Days

Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson (2015)

The reign of Elizabeth I - a Golden Age? Try asking her subjects... Elizabethans did all they could to survive in an age of sin and bling, of beddings and beheadings, galleons and guns. Explorers set sail for new worlds, risking everything to bring back slaves, gold and the priceless potato. Elizabeth lined her coffers while her subjects lived in squalor with hunger, violence and misery as bedfellows. Shakespeare shone and yet the beggars, doxies and thieves scraped and cheated to survive in the shadows.

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Dangerous Days In The Roman Empire

Author: Terry Deary

Part of a series: Dangerous Days

Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson (2014)

DANGEROUS DAYS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE is the first in a new adult series by Terry Deary, the author of the hugely bestselling Horrible Histories, popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and sharp wit, and among adults for engaging children (and themselves) with history.

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Dangerous Days On The Victorian Railways

Author: Terry Deary

Part of a series: Dangerous Days

Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson (2015)

The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . . Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive' and enjoyed their fame and fortune, safety on the rails was not their priority. Brakes were seen as a needless luxury and boilers had an inconvenient tendency to overheat and explode, and in turn, blow up anyone in reach.

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Dastardly Deeds

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

Book five in this fact-filled series contains facts about crimes and dastardly deeds, amazing escapes from prison, unlikely witnesses, and much more.

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Daughter Of England

Author: Dorothy Margaret Stuart

Publisher: London MacMillan & Co Ltd (1952)

A New Study of Princess Charlotte of Wales and Her Family

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Deadly Deep

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1999)

This is a collection of fantastic facts about sharks, giant squid, shipwrecks and other secrets of the deadly deep.

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Death In The Afternoon

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Vintage Classics (2000)

A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.

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Defending The Rock

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Faber & Faber (2017)

Two months before he shot himself, Adolf Hitler saw where it had all gone wrong. By failing to seize Gibraltar in the summer of 1940, he lost the war. The Rock of Gibraltar, a pillar of British sea-power since 1704, looked formidable but was extraordinarily vulnerable. Though menaced on all sides by Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Vichy France and Francoist Spain, every day Gibraltar had to let thousands of people cross its frontier to work. Among them came spies and saboteurs, eager to blow up its 25 miles of secret tunnels. In 1942, Gibraltar became US General Eisenhower's HQ for the invasion of North Africa, the campaign that led to Allied victory in the Mediterranean. Nicholas Rankin's revelatory new book, whose cast of characters includes Haile Selassie, Anthony Burgess and General Sikorski, sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism, from Abyssinia through the Spanish Civil War. It also chronicles the end of empire and the rise to independence of the Gibraltarian people.

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