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The Herald Diary - It Was For Owl Seasons (Paperback): Ken Smith The Herald Diary - It Was For Owl Seasons (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R237 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An annual favourite, The Herald Diary takes a selection of the funniest stories of the year that appear in The Herald's `Diary' column. From the political trials and tribulations of the year, sports and celebrity scandals and triumphs, and hilarious stories overheard on the street, The Herald Diary has it all, and is a perfect summary of the year.

Echoes of the North East Miners - Some last traces of the collieries and tributes to the pitmen (Hardcover): Ken Smith Echoes of the North East Miners - Some last traces of the collieries and tributes to the pitmen (Hardcover)
Ken Smith
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The miners of the North-East, working in the most dangerous of conditions, supplied the coal which fuelled the engines of the Industrial Revolution and provided heating and lighting to millions of homes. Throughout much of County Durham and Northumberland pit communities sprang up because of the need for coal. Mining was fundamental to the development of the region. Illustrated with numerous colour photographs, Echoes of the North-East Miners throws the spotlight on the physical heritage left by the pitmen and their communities, including the numerous memorials and banners which speak so eloquently of their struggles in the face of adversity, their compassion and their enduring spirit of friendship.

Vital Signs - Hilarious Signs of Life from Around the World (Hardcover): Ken Smith Vital Signs - Hilarious Signs of Life from Around the World (Hardcover)
Ken Smith
R234 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R46 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Readers of The Herald's Diary love a laugh, especially if they spot a sign with a double meaning, a hilarious misspelling, or an attempt at English abroad which didn't quite mean what was intended. Fortunately, with camera phones they could ensure the best of them lived on in The Herald's daily Diary column. This title features the funniest.

The Herald Diary 2019 - No moos is good moos (Paperback): Ken Smith The Herald Diary 2019 - No moos is good moos (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R234 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R46 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An annual favourite, The Herald Diary takes a selection of the funniest stories of the year that appear in The Herald's `Diary' column. From the political trials and tribulations of the year, sports and celebrity scandals and triumphs, and hilarious stories overheard on the street, The Herald Diary has it all, and is a perfect summary of the year.

Collected Poems (Paperback): Ken Smith Collected Poems (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R399 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R74 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ken Smith (1938-2003) was a major voice in world poetry, his work and example inspiring a whole generation of younger British poets. His politically edgy, cuttingly colloquial, muscular poetry poetry shifted territory with time, from rural Yorkshire, America and London to the war-ravaged Balkans and Eastern Europe (before and after Communism). His early books span a transition from a preoccupation with land and myth to his later engagement with urban Britain and the politics of radical disaffection. The pivotal work marking this shift was his long poem Fox Running (1980), brought to recent attention when an archive recording of him reading it was broadcast by BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please in 2016. His Collected Poems brings together poetry from four decades, including all the work from two earlier retrospectives, The Poet Reclining: Selected Poems 1962-1980 (1982) and Shed: Poems 1980-2001 (2002), together with the posthumously published You Again: last poems & other words (2004). The book is introduced with essays by Roger Garfitt and Jon Glover. Publication coincides with his 80th birthday and with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Bloodaxe's first title, Ken Smith's Tristan Crazy (1978).

Herald Diary: Somebunny Loves You (Paperback): Ken Smith Herald Diary: Somebunny Loves You (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

So what did Scots have to smile about this year? The fallout from Brexit continued, snap elections ensued, and we're all still thoroughly bemused as to how a strangely coiffed son of a Scotswoman became President of the United States. But, despite the threat of all-out nuclear war, readers of The Herald still had a lot to laugh about in the past year. In their quieter moments they recalled the patter of street traders, daft conversations overheard on buses, how they still cannot fathom the opposite sex, and why we all go mad at the first sign of sunshine. All these and more made up The Herald's funniest stories of the year, published every day in the newspaper's `Diary' column. And now the very best have been gathered here for you to enjoy all over again.

Emperor of Industry - Lord Armstrong of Cragside (Paperback): Ken Smith Emperor of Industry - Lord Armstrong of Cragside (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Who invented the hydraulic crane and the Armstrong Gun? Who founded Elswick Works, once Tyneside's largest employer? Who built Newcastle's famous Swing Bridge? Who owned the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity? All this was the work of one man - Lord Armstrong of Cragside. Born in 1801 he was one of the most influential men in the North East during the Victorian era. This pioneering engineer was also a great philanthropist. His generosity helped to establish many institutions that still thrive in Newcastle today. They include the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle University and the Hancock Museum. He also gave Jesmond Dene to the city. First published in 2001, this new edition is completely revised with extra chapters and many new photographs.

Visibility: Ten Miles - A Prairie Memoir in Photography and Poetry (Paperback): Ken Smith Visibility: Ten Miles - A Prairie Memoir in Photography and Poetry (Paperback)
Ken Smith; Sharon Chmielarz
R387 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R113 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Tales from My Welsh Village (Paperback): Ken Smith Tales from My Welsh Village (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R353 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R26 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Caring Newcastle: The History of Newcastle's Hospitals and Medical School (Paperback): Ken Smith Caring Newcastle: The History of Newcastle's Hospitals and Medical School (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For many years, Newcastle has enjoyed a reputation as a centre for medical excellence. From the pioneering `flying squads' that were sent out to help mothers experiencing serious problems with home births in the 1930s to Europe's first single and double lung transplants, Newcastle hospitals have been at the centre of numerous breakthroughs. Ken Smith and Tom Yellowley trace the history of hospitals in Newcastle since Medieval times, examining their trials and triumphs and introducing some of the people behind their most inspiring successes. Also featured is the history of Newcastle University's oldest department, its Medical School, which has trained countless doctors since it was founded in 1834 and by 1869 was the largest medical school in England outside London.

Lost Industries of the Tyne (Paperback): Alan Morgan, Ken Smith, Tom Yellowley Lost Industries of the Tyne (Paperback)
Alan Morgan, Ken Smith, Tom Yellowley
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From railway engineering to shipbuilding, from iron and steel to rope making, and from pottery to glassworks, for many centuries the banks of the River Tyne steamed, smoked, clanged, banged and bustled with industry of all kinds. Most industries depended on coal, the black diamonds of North East England, for the import of raw material, and the export of goods. With an introduction by industrial archaeologist Professor Stafford Linsley, the authors of Lost Industries of the Tyne explore some of these vanished trades, and working lives that have gone forever. Nostalgia for such dangerous, dirty and often poisonous occupations might be misplaced, but there is much to be proud of in the story of enterprise, ingenuity, invention, and sheer dogged hard labour that made the North East the workshop of the world.

Swan Hunter - The Pride and the Tears (Paperback): Ian Rae, Ken Smith Swan Hunter - The Pride and the Tears (Paperback)
Ian Rae, Ken Smith
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The whole story of the Tyne's most famous shipyard is told with illustrations from the official Swan Hunter Archive, pictures from the Shipyard Magazine and memories from the workers. The tale is brought up to date as the phoenix of the new Swan Hunter rises from the ashes of the old shipbuilding industry.

Lifeline (Paperback): Ken Smith Lifeline (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sales Lessons from the Masters (Paperback): Ken Smith Sales Lessons from the Masters (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Life Spent Chasing Trains - A Photographic Collection of Trains Across America (Paperback): Ken Smith A Life Spent Chasing Trains - A Photographic Collection of Trains Across America (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R757 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R46 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rust Buckets - A Photographic Collection of Cars and Trucks Across America (Paperback): Ken Smith Rust Buckets - A Photographic Collection of Cars and Trucks Across America (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R562 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R29 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Town Moor: Newcastle's Green Heart (Paperback): Ken Smith, Tom Yellowley The Town Moor: Newcastle's Green Heart (Paperback)
Ken Smith, Tom Yellowley
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book tells the story of Newcastle's Town Moor, an almost timeless green space at the heart of a busy conurbation. Famously bigger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath, every year it hosts the Hoppings, one of the biggest travelling funfairs in Europe. The moor has witnessed coalmining, horse racing, political meetings, ambitious exhibitions. Parks and gardens, hospitals and roads have encroached upon it, but cattle have always grazed there. They belong to the Freemen of Newcastle, who, with the City Council, are guardians of the remarkable Town Moor.

Anyone Can Be Average - Leading a Law Enforcement Organization (Paperback): Ken Smith Anyone Can Be Average - Leading a Law Enforcement Organization (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Creating a resilient leadership team, Creating clarity, and Communicating clarity are the three C's of organizational cohesiveness and this book will provide law enforcement leaders with a blueprint for achieving it.

Camp Century - The Bucephalus Incident (Paperback): Ken Smith Camp Century - The Bucephalus Incident (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Three children. One prince. A mysterious treasure as ancient as the world, itself. Lauren, Ben, and Charlie lead normal lives until the day an ailing, old army captain knocks on their door. He has a secret that he refuses to take to the grave with him. It's a secret that has the potential to unlock the past and change the future; a treasure that must never fall into the wrong hands. The lives of Lauren, Ben, and Charlie are destined to never be the same, especially when they drop in for a visit with one history's most famous conquerors, Alexander the Great. A single, burning question remains: Will they make it back home before time runs out?

You Again - Last Poems and Tributes (Paperback): Ken Smith You Again - Last Poems and Tributes (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R212 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ken Smith was a major voice in world poetry, his work and example inspiring a whole generation of younger British poets. He collected his poetry from four decades in two volumes, the second being Shed: Poems 1980-2001, published the year before his untimely death in 2003. You Again includes all his last poems as well as other uncollected work, along with tributes from other poets, photographs, a biographical portrait and interviews covering the whole range of his life and work. Ken Smith's poetry shifted territory with time, from rural Yorkshire, America and London to the war-ravaged Balkans and Eastern Europe (before and after Communism). His early books span a transition from a preoccupation with land and myth to his later engagement with urban Britain and the politics of radical disaffection.

Scourge of Amun - The Rise and Fall of Akhenaten: The Story of Egypt's Most Controversial Pharaoh (Paperback): Ken Smith Scourge of Amun - The Rise and Fall of Akhenaten: The Story of Egypt's Most Controversial Pharaoh (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

AMENHOTEP IV, namesake and middle son of Egypt's beloved Pharaoh, is tormented by puzzling visions that come to him in the form of dreams each night and foretell of a future that he can't quite comprehend. It is a future that hints at greatness when the pantheon of Egyptian gods will bow down in reverence to this awkward, self-conscious young man. Reaching out to the priests of Amun, the wealthy and powerful priesthood that has grown fat at the right hand of more than one pharaoh, Amenhotep seeks interpretation for these visions. He is told that he must cease having the dreams or risk his soul being devoured and entrance into the eternal afterlife denied. Cease dreaming? Easier said than done. This is the story of the man who would come to be known as "Akhenaten," heretic pharaoh, husband of the beautiful Nefertiti, father of Tutankhamun. It is a story of frightening visions come true. It is a story of war and deceit. Ultimately, it is a tale of love lost...and death found.

Loving You (Paperback): Ken Smith Loving You (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

These are the poems where normal human emotions are sorted, sifted and warmed to define our innermost feelings, often thought, too often left unsaid. Here are the words of soft and tender expressions of gratitude and love to those who matter most, and realize the total comfort and contentment of being in love. These poems are a sanctuary and an invitation to quietly contemplate the mysteries of our personal loves, hopes and fantasies. That's how it is

Coast Guard Follies (Paperback): Ken Smith Coast Guard Follies (Paperback)
Ken Smith
R189 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ken Smith was a rural boy of 18 in 1951 when the U.S. government asked him to serve. Despite his flat feet, he signed up with the U.S. Coast Guard and began a three-year adventure that took him from the frigid North Atlantic to an atoll in the South Pacific called Ulithi. Coast Guard Follies is Smith's fond recollection of his time in the service, when the only dangers came from the "push-push" girls, the bad judgment of Lieutenant "Lard-Ass" and an ungrounded goose-neck lamp. This is a hilarious story that will appeal to all old "Coasties" and landlubbers alike.

Changing Past - Trends In S. African Historical Writing (Hardcover): Ken Smith Changing Past - Trends In S. African Historical Writing (Hardcover)
Ken Smith
R779 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R486 (62%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

E.H. Carr said: \u201cBefore you study the history, study the historian.\u201d Written history often tells us more about the historian's own times than it does of the times about which he is writing. The historians and the way in which each generation has rewritten history in the light of its own preoccupations is the subject of The Changing Past. This is the first book-length survey in English that covers all the main trends in South African historiography. Starting with the first documents and histories, it goes on to trace the 19th century. British and settler \u201cschools,\u201d Afrikaans historiography from its pre-academic 19th century phase to the present, and the liberal historians who struck out in a new direction from the 1920s. The book highlights the break with the past that historians of the \u201cnew radical school\u201d have made in the last 15 years, and surveys the position of historical writing to the present. The canvas is delineated in bold strokes that sketch in the main outlines rather than seek an exhaustive treatment of all existing literature. This, together with a conscious effort to minimize theoretical discussion, makes it a highly readable text.

Brewing in Britain - An Illustrated History (Paperback): Ken Smith, Brewery History Society Brewing in Britain - An Illustrated History (Paperback)
Ken Smith, Brewery History Society
R303 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The story of beer and brewing in Britain is a diverse tale. Like a deep, amber ale, the development of the brewing industry is rich and full of depth. The history of brewing in Britain is a cornerstone of the country's culture. Dating back to the Domesday Book, where more breweries were recorded than wineries, through to the glory days of the Victorians, the industry and the popularity of brewing in Britain has sky-rocketed in the past twenty years with the rise of the micro-brewer. Proving that real ale will never die, the huge number of small craft brewers across Britain show that demand for the industry is still high. In this illustrated book, the Brewery History Society divulge images from their extensive archive to tell the intriguing story of the growth of this significant industry. First setting the scene with the foundation of Sumerian brewing, detailed chapters look at the development of the industry during the medieval period through to the Victorians and the modern brewers of today. Filled with anecdotes and interesting facts, they explore the history of the industry and its important role in the national heritage of Great Britain.

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