A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy.
Cruel Seas (True Combat)
At dawn, they saw her masts on the horizon and immediately prepared for battle. They were up against a formidable foe; the Admiral Graf Spee had already sunk nine British merchant ships in the South Atlantic. Now, her modern prototype diesel engines were set at maximum power and she was heading straight for them at full speed...Read about the…
A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited
Sordid Sex Lives
What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this book reveal 45 shocking, scandalous - and…
The Story of the SS
Nigel Cawthorne provides a concise yet detailed look at one of the most chilling organizations ever conceived by the human imagination, making for a chilling and engrossing read. This is popular history about the legitimization of mass murder for…
A Brief Guide To Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s 80 novels and short-story collections have sold over 2 billion copies in more than 45 languages, more than any other author. When Christie finally killed off her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, the year before she herself died,…
Fighting them on the Beaches
Fighting Them on the Beaches tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organized seaborne invasions in the history of warfare - the Allied Landings of June 6, 1944: D-Day. As the parachutists and glider troops of the US and British…
HIGHLY TRAINED MARKSMEN WITH ONE GOAL - A PERFECT SHOT, A CONFIRMED KILLElite snipers - with their deadly aim, iron nerves, killer instincts and unwavering courage - play a more critical role in modern military missions than ever…
The Battle of El Alamein (True Combat)
In the heat and dust of the North African desert, British and Australian troops led by General Montgomery were waiting for an attack by Rommel’s Afrika Korps. The defences they had prepared required the Germans to run the gauntlet between six…
History's Greatest Battles
This is the Popular Reference edition of the fully illustrated title, ISBN 9781848584372. History's Greatest Battles covers the gamut of warfare, from huge sea battles to single engagements where regiments dug in and fought on, long past the time…
THE ULTIMATE WARRIORSHighly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world’s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time.•…
Tia Sharp - A Family Betrayal: The True Story of how a Step-Grandfather Murdered the Young Girl Who Trusted Him.
On 3 August 2012, as London was gripped by the Olympics, Tia Sharp, a 12-year old schoolgirl, was reported missing from her grandmother's home in New Addington, south London. A call made by her mother, Natalie, alerted police to Tia's disappearance…
The The Mammoth Book of Sex Scandals
Sex scandals, some historical but many contemporary, involving political figures, celebrities, movie stars, sports stars, musicians and artists, from Julius Caesar's affair with Cleopatra, which scandalized Rome and may have contributed to his…
The Strange Laws Of Old England
Did you know that: It's against the law to check into a hotel in London under assumed names for the purpose of lovemaking? Under a statute of Edwards II all whales washed up on the shore belong to the monarch? Under a Tudor law Welshmen are not…
An astonishing compendium of dictators and their crimes against the State. The scope of entries is an all-encompassing chronicle of tyrants. They range from the bizarre to the horrific, from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes 100…
Sex Lives of the Kings and Queens of England
The headlines of Royal infidelity and divorce that are the bread and butter of todays tabloid press are nothing new. People have always been captivated by the sexual behaviour of Royalty, and as author Nigel Cawthorne reveals, there has been plenty…
The Battle of Britain
The air war waged by the Luftwaffe agaon the RAF in the summer and autumn of 1940 was the key event of the World War II. If it had been lost, Hitler would have added the British Isles to his portfolio of subject nations. It was Churchill who coined…
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