SOUTH WEST STONE QUARRIES
by Peter Stanier
The South West of England has provided quality building stone for many of Britain's finest buildings over many centuries, and continues to do so. Locally the stone contributes to the distinctive character of many of the egion's prettiest villages.
Where is the stone found and how is it quarried? Famous names are here,
such as Bath, Delabole, Ham Hill, Portland or Purbeck, and top quality stone,
obtained in large blocks for building, monuments or engineering work,
is quarried as 'dimension stone' or 'freestone'; sandstones, limestones, granite and slate.
This traditional industry has seen dramatic changes in methods of extraction, processing, transport and uses over the past 120 years.
We follow in the footsteps of the Victorian geologist George Harris, visiting the same quarries he saw and described (with diversions on the way) comparing how they work today in a highly mechanised world.
Whether looking at vernacular architecture or the capital's grandest buildings, these stone quarries, large and small, make a major contribution to the character of the landscape and environment around us.
Peter Stanier is the author of Quarries of England & Wales and South West Granite, amongst many others.
Of interest to landscape and industrial historians, railway historians, geologists and those who enjoy the British countryside.
241 Colour Illustrations
TIDE TIMES 2016
High and Low Water with Heights
including Sunrise and Sunset Times and other useful beach and seashore information
Times shown in the24 hour clock and adjusted for British Summer Time.
CORNWALL SOUTH COAST 2016 ISBN 9780755843466
NORTH DEVON COAST 2016 ISBN 9780755843428
PLYMOUTH & COAST 2016 ISBN 9780755843442
SOUTH DEVON COAST 2016 ISBN 9780755843435
SNOWMASS VILLAGE BALLOON FESTIVAL
1000 piece Jigsaw
price £7.99 (incl VAT)
Mindbogglers 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles feature spectacular images carefully selected for their detail, composition, quality and beauty.
These puzzles are great fun to put together, either on your own, with your family
or in a group of friends.
We've provided a second image of the puzzle on the back of the box,
so eveyone has a puzzle image reference close to hand.
JAPANESE GARDEN VANCOUVER ISLAND
THE SANTA KLAUS MURDER
by Mavis Doriel Hay
Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir to Osmond Melbury the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his head on Christmas Day the festivities are plunged into chaos. Nearly every member of the party stands to reap some sort of benefit from Sir Osmond's death, but Santa Klaus, the one person who seems to have every opportunity to fire the shot, has no apparent motive.
The Chief Constable of Haulmshire, who begins his investigations by saying that he knows the family too well, wishes before long that he understood them better ln the midst of mistrust, suspicion and hatred, it emerges that there was no one Santa Klaus, but two.
MAVIS DORIEL HAY (1894-1979} was a novelist of the golden age of British crime notion. Her three detective novels all published in the l930s were long neglected but all are now available as British Library Crime Classics.
THE Z MURDERS
by J Jefferson Farjeon
Richard Temperley arrives at Euston station early on a fogbound London morning. He takes refuge in a nearby hotel, along with a disagreeable fellow passenger who had snored his way through the train journey. But within minutes the other man has snored for the last time - he has been shot dead while sleeping in an armchair.
Temperley has a bried encounter with a beautiful young woman, but she flees the scene.
When the police arrive, Detective Inspector James discover a token at the crime scene: 'a small piece of enamelled metal. Its colour was crimson, and was in the shape of the letter Z'
Temperley sets off in pursuit of the of the mysterious woman from the hotel and finds himself embroiled in a cross-country chase - by train and taxi - on the trail of a sinister serial killer. This classic novel by the author of the best-selling 'Mystery in White' is a gripping thriller by a negleted master of the genre.
J Jefferson Farjeon (1883-1955) was the author of more than sixty crime and thriller novels that were highly acclaimed in his lifetime. Farjeon is the author of 'Number Seventeen' a play that was adapted for the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock.
His Christmas crime novel, 'Mystery in White', was republished as a British Library Crime Classic and became a bestseller.
101 THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO
ON A RAINY DAY
by Dawn Isaac
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you can just sit there gawping at the screen, you know.
Not when you could be indoor camping, setting up a living room obstacle course,
holding a butter-making race, building a doll's house, learning magic tricks,
creating your own jigsaw, exploding a volcano, mixing up back paints,
playing hands-free ping pong, growing a scrap garden and 91 more utterly amazing ideas.
THE FIELD GUIDE TO KNOTS
by Bob Holtzman
Whether you need to build a shelter, abseil a cliff, tie up a horse or anchor a boat, you'll find the selection process in The Field Guide to Knots quick, easy and unlike any other knot book.
You'll learn not only how to tie knots, but also how to recognise and untie them, and how to assess your needs and choose the right knot for the job.
Clear step-by-step instructions accompanied by colour photographs make even complex knots easy to learn and remember.
Contains over 80 knots, bends, hitches, loops and lashings suitable for any number of outdoor pursuits.
Includes essential information on how to select, store, prepare and care for your rope.
More than 600 colour photographs.
NATURE WALK SCRAPBOOK
What a beautiful day for a Nature Walk. Put on your boots and Iet's go!
Nature is all around us. Look out for it everywhere you go.
This scrapbook is full of things to notice outdoors.
You can paste in some of the things you find as you explore
the wonderful world around you.
THE WORLD OF POLDARK
by Emma Marriott
A lavishly illustrated companion to the massively successful BBC television series
based on Winston Graham's Poldark novels.
The World of Poldark explores the characters, the compelling stories and
the era that Winston Graham - and the television series - set out to recreate,
the England that Ross Poldark returned to from the American War of Independence. England, and especially Cornwall, was then marked by social unrest and a deep division between rich and poor. It was a place of tin mines and shipwrecks,
of new money versus old, of harsh justice and great kindness.
And, above all, it was a place that inspired Winston Graham's beloved novels.
Amid the turmoil of eighteenth-century Cornwall, Ross comes back to a home in ruins, his father dead and his childhood sweetheart engaged to another -
his own heart as battered as the country around him.
Experience the great houses and the glorious landscapes and follow
the cast of characters as their stories play out against
the backdrop of Cornwall's wild beauty,
through interviews with the actors, behind the scenes insights
and in-depth information on costumes, props and locations.
Emma Marriott is a writer and editor, and author of several popular history books, including the bestselling series 'I Used to Know That: History' and the History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks.'
She also has extensive experience editing a wide range of television and film tie-in books
and is the creator of the bestselling 'Mums Are Like Buttons, They Hold Everything Together'.
Emma lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and three children.
AMAZING AND EXTRAORDINARY FACTS
by Julian Holland
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND MALLARD'S SPEED RECORD?
WHY DID BRUNEL'S ATMOSPHERIC SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY FAIL?
WHO WERE THE MOST FAMOUS LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS?
Find the answers to these and many other amazing and extraordinary aspects of British railways in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia.
Whether you want to discover how a locomotive managed to reach the summit of Snowdon Mountain in the I9th century, or ponder the rags-to-riches tale of Frank Hornby, there is something for every enthusiast to dip into.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, and from the euphoric to the poignant, travel through the enthralling history of our railways with this fascinating collection.
AMAZING AND EXTRAORDINARY FACTS
CATHEDRALS AND ABBEYS
by Stephen Halliday
WHICH FAMOUS ABBEY IS UNUSUAL IN BEING A ROYAL PECULIAR?
WHAT WAS THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD FOR OVER 200 YEARS
WHO WAS THE BLACK SANTA?
Find the answers to these and many other amazing and extraordinary aspects of the cathedrals and abbeys of the British Isles in this absorbing collection of stories and trivia.
Whether you want to discover tales of an English Pope, a martyred archbishop and an iconoclastic king, or uncover the secrets of troublesome spires, stained glass wonders and castle-cathedrals, there is something for every enthusiast to dip into.
With stories of famous memorials and spectacular architectural feats, the rich heritage of these beautiful buildings is revealed in this fascinating collection.
POLDARK COUNTRY COLOURING BOOK
PAST AND PRESENT
Cornwall has charmed visitors for centuries,
and this collection of intricate illustrations is a celebration of its unique appeal.
Featuring a range of picturesque vistas,from old mines perched atop rugged coastlines
and secret smugglers' coves,to beautiful beaches, coastal towns and windswept moors that have remained relatively unchanged for centuries, each stunning scene is full of intriguing detail sure to fire the imagination and make you reach for your colouring pencils.
There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like to bring these wonderful images to life.
WALKS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF
by Sue Kittow
Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers features 20 walks each associated with different writers connected to Cornwall. It has been fascinating talking to the contemporary authors about their favourite walks. Similarly, it has been interesting to find out more about the places that were so special to those well-known writers who are no longer with us - and why they were so special.
Some writers, like John Betjeman, have made their favourite places famous through verse or novels. Others, like Philip Marsden, use regular walks as a valuable part of their writing day, and it has been a privilege to share their thoughts. From Derek Tangye's books based in Lamorna to the Reverend Stephen Hawker at Morwenstow, here are a variety of walks that inspired the authors,
and l hope will inspire readers too.
Each walk has an introduction, a factbox with all essential information,
and details of maps, refreshments, history, points of interest and clear directions.
What makes these walks different is their personal style, the delightful details and excellent photographs, which combine to make this a unique book to keep and pore over.
Sue Kittow, who boasts Cornish roots, is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to Cornwall Today, where she provides most of their walks. She lives in Cornwall where she enjoys walking with her Jack Russell Mollie.
DORSET - ACCESSIBLE WALKS
25 accessible walks in the beautiful county of Dorset
by Marie Houlden
Twenty-five accessible walks throughout the beautiful county of Dorset
For each walk there is a brief description and then more detailed information about distance, gradient and terrain, allowing the reader to make an informed decision about the suitability of their equipment and their own particular needs
All of the walks are stile and obstacle free, with consideration given to those in wheelchairs, including information on disabled parking spots and accessible facilities
With walks that start from only a mile and that cover a mixture of terrain and environments, there really is something for everyone
There are even a couple of more strenuous walks for those with an all-terrain pushchair and a passion for a physical challenge!
Marie Houlden lives with her family, in the beautiful town of Bournemouth.
It was only once Marie became a mum and a regular pushchair user that she realised just how restricted walking can be for those with access challenges. Even more importantly, there was simply not enough information available on routes, which were accessible and unrestricted - allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits of walking. Marie feels passionately about sharing her knowledge on accessible walking routes in Dorset, and so she compiled this book.
20 WALKS TO EXPLORE THE COUNTY
by Sue Jackson
Discover Cornwall lists 20 walks providing a healthy and entertaining way to keep fit, learn about Cornwall,and enjoy the beaches,
moorland and history of this magical county
Cornwall's fine golden sands have provided the backdrop for many childhood holidays, but it is also a wonderful county to explore on foot
As well as the coastal footpath,
there are numerous less known routes that are great fun to investigate
A good range of gentle to moderate walks between 4 and 6 miles in length
there's something for everyone
The walks have clear directions, delightful details of what can be seen along the way, making this a unique book to keep and pore over for readers as well as walkers
Plan before you go essential information at beginning of each walk for easy reference
Quality maps and photographs
- on the level -
by Norman & June Buckley
'Perfect walks for strollers, families with young children...
and even the downright unfit who would like to get fitter!'
28 tried and tested walks around parts of Cornwall's stunning coastal path,
disused railway lines, woodland, moorland and agricultural tracks
Enjoy gentle walking in fine surroundings; coasts,
valleys, woodland and wide-open spaces
The lengths of the walks vary as does the effort required the emphasis
is on enjoyment, not exhaustion!
Introductory notes at the beginning of each walk include distance, total ascent,
helpful comments on starting/finishing places and car parking
Includes information about places of interest along the way and refreshment stops
Quality maps and photographs
Norman and June Buckley live in the Lake District and have been enthusiastic walkers, home and abroad, for many years. Together they have written ten books for Sigma Press, while Norman, who holds an M.A. in Lake District studies, has written a further six books
SECRET BEACHES - SOUTHWEST ENGLAND
by Rob Smith
Over 50 secluded beaches and coves revealed
by short walks along the West Country coastline
Much more than a guidebook, Secret Beaches: Southwest England showcases
the secluded shores that are strung bead-like along
the coastlines of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.
Through detailed walk directions and inspiring photographs,
it leads you down forgotten woodland trails and along dramatic clifftop pathways
to hidden coves known only to a handful of locals.
Over 50 beaches, ranging from small, hidden coves to sweeping sands
Stunning walking routes, ranging from easy and short to more serious hikes
The best local restaurants, cafés and pubs
Beach ratings for swimming, seclusion, sunbathing and more
Easy-to-read maps and step-by-step directions
Hundreds of beautiful photographs
The Secret Seeker guarantee of an unbeatable day out
SECRET KITCHEN - SOUTHWEST ENGLAND
by Jane Sarchet & Rob Smith
Secret Kitchen; Southwest England reveals some of the region's best-kept
gastronomic secrets, from elegant restaurants and backstreet bistros
to farmers' markets, quirky cafés and the finest local delis.
So whether you fancy a traditional cream tea or a Cornish pasty, or even some extravagant lobster risotto, there's something here to satisfy every appetite.
More than 130 venues, carefully selected to showcase the very best of
Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Bath and Somerset.
Options to suit every taste, budget and dietary requirement
A focus on sustainably farmed, locally sourced produce and outstanding service
Plenty of practical info, including suitability for families, dog walkers and vegetarians
The Secret Seeker guarantee of an unbeatable day out
by Sue Lewington
I've known Penzance very well for lots of years
and in that time it has gone through many changes.
The main thing that hasn't changed is that it is a real working place
full of real people, its history is all there in its architecture, harbour and parks.
Even on a dull day the light in the bay is wonderful
from glassy calm to huge waves leaving a tide line of seaweed along the Prom.
by Tony Bennett
Throughout much of the nineteenth century, Great Wheal Vor epitomised the fortunes which could be made from Cornwall's vast mineral wealth. Working almost continuously between 1810 and1877, this fabulously rich mine kept going during periods of low tin prices which led to the failure of many other mines. Wheal Vor is also reputed to be the first Cornish mine to install a Newcomen steam pumping engine. It later became one of the leading mines in Cornwall's industrial heyday, with beam engines which outperformed their contemporaries. One of only three Cornish mines to have its own smelting works, it produced up to a quarter of Cornwall's tin from a main Iode of unparalleled richness.
Everything about Wheal Vor was on the grand scale. The 1850s saw an attempt to pump out and rework the mine, using the "Great 100" Engine, the largest ever installed in Cornwall. This venture incurred the greatest loss ever in a single attempt to re-open a mine. Two further attempts at revival in the twentieth century proved equally fruitless. The story of Great Wheal Vor is one of the most important and vibrant in Cornwall's mining history, which, perhaps because so little remains on the ground, has not hitherto received due notice. This comprehensive history by Tony Bennett puts Wheal Vor in its rightful place amongst the county's greatest mines. Perhaps too the Great Wheal Vor story is not over yet.
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LONDON SUDUKO WORD SEARCH - VOLUME 1
by Charle Morgan & Kim Roscoe
Welcome to another of our Sudoku Word Search titles that is based on London
where the puzzles contain references to places, buildings
and characters past and present, factual and fictional.
Each puzzle includes:
Sudoku puzzle with Numbers
Sudoku puzzle with Letters
Themed Word Search
Hidden Word puzzle with Cryptic Clue
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WEST COUNTRY FORTS & CASTLES
by Leo Marriott
During the late Bronze and early Iron Ages
the first fortifications were built in the West Country for the purposes of this book defined as the present-day counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
They were hillforts, which were only abandoned after the Romans left Britain.
In the years since then there have been many waves of fortress construction:
Alfred the Great's fortified burhs which helped withstand the Vikings;
the motte and bailey castles built by the Normans to hold their conquests; the great medieval castles of the nobility; and, of course, the chains of defensive coastal fortifications to defend against incursions from Napoleon and Hitler.
Leo Marriott has amassed a collection of fascinating aerial photographs showing the wide variety of forts and castles to be found in the West Country.
After a general introduction, each county has its own chapter where some of the
most significant or interesting structures are illustrated: in all, 80 forts, castles and batteries from St. Michael's Mount in the west, to Corfe Castle in the east.
Leo Marriott is an established author and photographer who has written numerous books on aviation and military subjects.
Born in Plymouth during World War II, his first interest was naval subjects
including the many forts and batteries around Plymouth Sound.
Now retired after a 50-year career in aviation, his interests persist!
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