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John Lewis-Stempel Six Weeks The Short Life of the British Officer in the First World War

The extraordinary story of British junior officers in the First World War Based on a huge range of first person accounts, including poignant letters and diaries sent home, Lewis-Stempel reveals what motivated the junior officers who faced an average life expectancy of just six weeks at the frontline. He shows their lives in the trenches, how they sought to keep spirits up, and how they tried to behave with honour in a world where their codes of conduct were being shot to pieces. John Lewis-Stempel is the author of the highly acclaimed The Wild Life and The Autobiography of the British Soldier. He lives on the Welsh borders.

History, War & Military Cased October £20.00 384pp 234 x 153mm 30pp b/w photo/illustrations 978 0 297 86006 8 Markets: World XUSA USA & Translation: LAW; Serial: Orion


The Hairy Bikers The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas Make this year’s Christmas dinner your greatest and most relaxed ever with Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers, bestselling authors of Mums Know Best. As well as recipes for the big day itself, Si and Dave give you tasty dishes for Christmas Eve, delicious cocktails to tame your in-laws, ingenious ideas for leftovers and fancy snacks to nibble in front of the telly. It’s the perfect companion to your festive celebrations. Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers joined the BBC as a make-up artist. While travelling the world for a TV series he picked up recipes with Si, the other half of the Hairy Bikers. Si King hails from the northeast and his love of food was established early when his father bought exotic ingredients back from Royal Navy voyages.

Food and Drink/TV Cased October £20.00 224pp 254 x 208mm Full colour throughout 978 0 297 86027 3 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion