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Portrait of the Artist – 25 Bridport Painters & Sculptors

Kit Glaisyer

ISBN 978-0-9560090-3                       Published by Richmond Housebig-web-portrait-of-the-artist-cover

This book focuses on twenty-five painters and sculptors associated with the contemporary Bridport art scene. The project was orchestrated by artist Kit Glaisyer and is a collaboration with writer Lu Orza and photographer George Wright. They each […]

The Eleventh Day – The Ultimate Account of 9/11, Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Anthony Summers (f-61) and Robbyn SwanThe_Eleventh_Day_UK_Web_Pic_Size

Writing with access to thousands of recently released official documents, new interviews and perspectives coming from a decade of research & reflection, Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan deliver the 1st panoramic, authoritative look at 9/11.

For many Americans, 9/11/2001, is […]

Of Moose and Men – Jerry Haigh

Whether you’re a wildlife specialist, an avid hunter, or an armchair veterinarian, Of Moose and Men provides a wealth of information about moose Of_Moose__Menfrom all corners of the world. Follow Jerry Haigh on his adventures with moose both tame and wild, and get an […]

Jobs for the Boys – Hew Stevenson

Jobs for the Boys: the Story of a Family in Britain's Imperial HeydayThe Story of a Family in Britain’s Imperial Heyday

ISBN: 978-1902563022

Jobs for the Boys is a portrait of one inter-dependent Victorian family who made alkali, war and the Empire. They were politicians and […]

Wild Life: Adventures on an African Farm – Aidan Hartley

Wild Life: Adventures on an African Farm
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd (March 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0434013838

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Village in Modern Mexico: San Nicolás Tlaminca – Peter Coy

Village in Modern Mexico: San Nicolás Tlaminca
Publisher: (2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1-4092-7404-9

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The Architect’s Tale – William Bertram

William Bertram (b 57)
The Architect’s Tale
Publisher: Redcliffe Press Ltd (March 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-1906593247
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Article by William Bertram (b 57)

“Whatever happened to so-and-so?” is a phrase you hear only too often when two or more Shirburnians – or anyone else for that matter – reminisce.  Many OS have had careers which may be of interest to others even though their performance at School was, perhaps, unremarkable.

In my case I had the good fortune to have, as my housemaster, that very wise old man; Max Westlake.  He wasn’t a scholar.  My affection for him was born from not being academic myself, so neither of us felt threatened by the other and we got on like a house on fire.  He might have taken a different view had he been aware that I had developed my artistic skills sufficiently to be able to forge his MEKW signature.  I had become a ‘fixer’ for those of us dullards who needed their detentions signed off away from official eyes!

An Introduction to Space Robotics – Alex Ellery

An Introduction to Space Robotics
(Springer-Praxis Books in Astronomy & Space Sciences) 
Alex Ellery

There is little doubt that robotic and automated systems in space will contribute considerably to the future commercialisation of the space environment. This text provides a systems eye view of robotic spacecraft design with an emphasis on control […]

The Dark Heart of Italy – Tobias Jones

The Dark Heart of Italy: Travels Through Time and Space Across Italy  
Tobias Jones

Tobias Jones’ remarkable book essential reading for Italy enthusiasts: The Dark Heart of Italy (subtitled Travels Through Time and Space across Italy) is unlike any book on the country you may have read before. […]

Race Against the Odds – Kevin Desmond

Race Against the Odds: The Tragic Success Story of “Miss England II”  
Kevin Desmond

Miss England II, the legendary British powerboat, was the first speedboat to cross the 100mph barrier. As such, it holds a unique place in the history of sport and “Race Against the Odds” is the result […]