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Climbs and Punishment, Felix Lowe (g 99)

Climbs and PunishmentAfter almost a decade of reporting on the exploits of the pro peloton, raconteur Felix Lowe takes to the saddle and sets out to conquer the road from Barcelona to Rome. Powered by local delicacies, painkillers and imaginary fans, Lowe pedals his […]

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. […]