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Captain Kevin Ivison GM Red One A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line

The true story of bomb disposal that won Ivison a George Medal – and a lifetime of flashbacks The story of Kevin Ivison’s bravery in Iraq has appeared on the front page of the Sun and the Daily Mail, and inside the Times, Daily Telegraph and the FT. Here, for the first time, he tells the full story of how he defused hundreds of bombs, including the roadside IEDs that have killed so many others. This is a book about the unbearable tension of facing death – and the price that comes with courage. Captain Kevin Ivison was awarded the George Medal for the events described in this book. He lives in London SE22.

Biography, Autobiography & Letters, Military Cased August £18.99 256pp 234 x 153mm 16pp colour photos, 1 diagram 978 0 297 86055 6 Markets: World USA & Serial: W&N; Translation: Andrew Lownie Literary Agency

Katie Whitaker A Royal Passion The Turbulent Marriage of Charles I and Henrietta Maria One of the great overlooked love stories of history Against the odds, the reserved King Charles I and his naively vivacious young bride fell passionately in love. Tragically, though, it was the very strength of their attachment that brought about their downfall. Rejecting centuries of hostile historical tradition, prize-winning biographer Katie Whitaker draws on a host of unpublished sources to create an intimate and gripping portrait of a remarkable marriage, set against the fraught background of the Civil War. Katie Whitaker is the author of the acclaimed Mad Madge, which was awarded the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Biography. She lives in North Yorkshire.

History, Biography Cased August £20.00 350pp 234 x 153mm 16pp colour illustrations 978 0 297 86019 8 Markets: World XUSAC USA: W.W. Norton; Translation: RCW; Serial: W&N 11