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UPDATED: 13 AUGUST 2014

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PUBLICATION DATE MID-SEPTEMBER
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THE LAST GREAT CORNISH ENGINEER
ISBN 9780957566026 by John Manley p/b 14.99


WILLIAM WEST (1805-1879) was part of that generation of engineers who brought the performance of the Cornish engine to its peak. Born of humble stock in Camborne, he rose to prominence not only as a mine engineer but as an adventurer, banker and contractor.

He was reputed to have erected more engines in his career than any man in Cornwall.
A short and flattering 'Sketch of the Life of William West' appeared in 1880,
just after his death, but since then he and his contemporaries, have been unjustly neglected.
John Manley's new life includes the full text of 'Sketch' with new information about the life and work of this major Cornish engineer.

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FAYLE'S TRAMWAYS - CLAY MINING IN PURBECK ISBN 9780906294796
by Chris Legg h/b 28.00


For much of the twentieth century a small train periodically stopped the traffic on the main road from Wareham to Swanage and for many people this was the only manifestation of an important local industry.
Ball clay had been extracted from Purbeck since the sixteenth century but it was the beginning of the nineteenth that saw the start of serious exploitation. Benjamin Fayle built Dorset's first railway in 1806 to get his clay to the coast and over the years the needs of transport saw a number of very individual railways until the 1990s.

This book is the result of the author's lifelong interest in the industry and his detailed personal knowledge of the mines and railways. It tells of the many aspects of clay extraction and mining, processing and weathering, tramways, horses, locomotives and rolling stock, family connections and personalities, merchants and miners, accidents and rescues, education and the school train, shipping and the effects of war.

The author's friendship with the miners, managers and their families makes this a very people orientated story.
The railway story is taken from the historic plateway of 1806 through the variety of lines, using six different gauges, that saw use for nearly two centuries; including the Middlebere Tramway, the Goathorn Tramway and the Norden and Goathorn Railway. It includes an account of the famous Russell's time in Dorset, before its return home to Wales. Many photographs and drawings are published for the first time.

CHRIS LEGG grew up in Wareham with a farming background and from an early age railways became a lifelong interest. A basis for research and recording started at Swanage Grammar School resulting in memorable reports on Trees, Plastics and Myxomatosis. A career in Pharmacy followed, reinforcing the need for meticulous and accurate recording.
Since retirement, Chris and his wife have lived in Suffolk where he continues to develop his interests in writing, photography, railway and industrial archaeology.

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FIRST WORLD WAR FOLK TALES ISBN 9780750958325
by Helen Watts & Taffy Thomas h/b 9.99


Between 2014 and 2018, people all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. They will not only be honouring those who lost their lives on the battlefield between 1914 and 1918; they will also be remembering everyone who played a part in, or lived through, those troubled times. 'First World War Folk Tales' is a special collection of legends and folk tales from the First World War era that shows how elements of truth can become legend, how people often attempt to explain the strange and mysterious through stories and tales, and how storytelling can ease the pain and burden of war.

HELEN WATTS is an established author and has worked in educational publishing for more than twenty-five years. She has previously written for Scholastic and A&C Black/Bloomsbury and her debut novel 'One Day in Oradour', was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal. She is a former Literacy Publisher for Heinemann Educational and has her own publishing company, Aston Hill Editorial.
Her second novel with A&C Black 'no Stone Unturned' is due out this year.
TAFFY THOMAS MBE, is a storyteller and performer. He gives around 300 storytelling performances a year and in 2012 he wrote 'Cumbrian Folk Tales'. He was given the honorary position of Laureate for Storytelling, first awarded in 2012, and in 2013 he was selected as Outstanding Storyteller in the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

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AA 50 WALKS IN DEVON ISBN 9780749574819
p/b 11.99


50 walks of 2 - 10 miles
Easy-to-follow directions
Clear waypointed maps
Colour-coded routes - pick from easy strolls to more challenging walks
Fascinating background reading for every walk
Advice for dog owners
Great for a full day out with recommended sights and attractions plus places to eat and drink

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EVOCATIVE CORNWALL KERNOW HYRETHEK 2015 ENGAGEMENT DIARY
ISBN 9780992868703
Spiral Bound 12.99


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LIFE IN THE 1950s ISBN 9781841655390
by Mike Brown p/b 5.99


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LIFE IN THE 1960s ISBN 9781841655406
by Mike Brown p/b 5.99



LIFE IN THE 1970s ISBN 9781841655413
by Carol Harris p/b 5.99


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MAZE, FIND & COLOUR: TREASURE ISLAND STICKER & COLOURING BOOK
ISBN 9781849992428
p/b 2.99 (RRP 6.99)


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ANIMALS & BIRDS ISBN 9781849992350 2.99



PRINCESSES & FAIRIES ISBN 9781849992374 2.99


Can you escape the maze?
Can you find everything?
Hours of entertainment for children in these fun and amusing MAZE colouring and sticker books

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UNDER THE SEA ADVENTURE COLOURING BOOK ISBN 9780486491660
p/b 4.99


Big Pictures Offer Fun and Easy Colouring for Little Fingers!
This early-learning colouring book ventures deep into the ocean, offering illustrations of great whales and tiny fish, deep-sea divers, sharks surrounding a shipwreck, jellyfish, mermaids and other underwater scenes. Suitable for kindergarteners and up.

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WINNIE-THE-POOH STORY TREASURY ISBN 9780603567988
h/b 5.99 (RRP 11.99)


Can Tigger be unbounced?
Will Pooh always be stuck at Rabbit's house?
Read all about Pooh and his lovable friends in this wonderful story collection.
With a magical moving picture cover!

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NOISY THOMAS SOUND BOOK ISBN 9781405270908
Board Book - 6.99


Join Thomas and Bertie for a noisy day! Children will love joining in and making the
'puff', 'brrm' and 'whoosh' vehicle sounds as you share the story.
Dont forget to press the sound button to hear Thomas 'puff' on his way!

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PIRATE SHIP 3D PRESS-OUT AND PLAY ISBN 9781849992657
5.99 (RRP 12.99)


Find out what it was really like to be a pirate in this exciting book about pirate ships and their crews.
Read about some of their amazing exploits and the terrible things that happened on board sailing ships of three hundred years ago.

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GOOGLY EYES FLIPPER THE SEAL MAKES A DISCOVERY ISBN 9781782141457
Board book 3.99


Children will love seeing the big googly eyes move around in this fun storybook!

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INCY WINCY SPIDER & other action rhymes... ISBN 9781843224495
Board book 2.99


Incy Wincy Spider joins 'There were five in a bed' and 'See the little bunnies'
in this lovely book for children to share.
Gabriella Buckingham's colourful illustrations show little ones (and big ones) exactly how to have fun with words and actions.

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LIFE & WORKS OF REMBRANDT ISBN 9780857236289
by Rosalind Ormiston h/b 6.99


NB: THIS IS THE HARDBACK EDITION
An expert and in-depth reference book on the influential Dutch painter and etcher,
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
A fascinating biography explores his early years, his personal life,
and the historical context of the early l7th century
Describes his creative progress and the artistic influences that led him to develop his art,
from the grand Baroque to a less exuberant style
Includes a stunning gallery of all his greatest and most significant paintings and drawings, with expert analysis of his style and technique
Beautifully illustrated with 500 reproductions of paintings and drawings

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GWR BRISTOL TO PLYMOUTH VOLUME 2 ISBN 9781445639420
by Stanley C Jenkins & Martin Loader p/b 16.99


As authorised in 1835, the Great Western Railway extended from London to Bristol, but from the very earliest days, ambitious promoters were planning a whole series of extensions to destinations such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Cornwall and South Wales.
These extensions were, in most cases, built by allied or subsidiary companies such as the Bristol & Exeter Railway, which, as its name suggested, ran from Bristol to Exeter, and the South Devon Railway, which continued the West of England main line from Exeter to Plymouth.
Both of these companies were subsequently absorbed into the parent GWR company, becoming, as far as ordinary travellers were concerned, an integral part of the Great Western system. Although the B&ER is an unspectacular line, the South Devon
Railway runs beside estuaries and along the seashore for several miles, the waterside section between Exeter and Teignmouth being one of the most iconic parts of the British railway system.

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FIRST WORLD WAR IN COLOUR ISBN 978383655418
by Peter Walther h/b 34.99


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ST AUSTELL HISTORY TOUR ISBN 9781445641782
by Valerie Jacobs p/b 6.99


St Austell History Tour takes the reader on a journey through the Cornish town of St Austell, which became the focus of mining prosperity from the Polgooth tin mine era in the eighteenth century.
From the old Corn Exchange to the 'Cornish Alps' and beyond, Valerie Jacob explains the history
behind the town's well-known landmarks.
Since then, St Austell has expanded further, with progressive new quarrying of china clay. Today, change in the townscape is a never-ending process, but reminders of its past remain.

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF SURFING ISBN 9780955594137
p/b 9.99


"More than two centuries ago surfing was described as a 'supreme pleasure' by the first Westerners to experience it and the same holds true today - it is simply about having fun! The Little Book of Surfing perfectly captures the spirit of our unique and special pastime that as surfers, we all love so much".
Peter Robinson, Founder - Museum of British Surfing.

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THE MOORS & TORS OF THE WEST COUNTRY TMC41
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