Jet the Rescue Dog
And Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime
In Italy in 1943, British soldiers found themselves in the firing line of a bombing raid from their American allies unless they could call off the assault. With no radio available, the day was saved by a carrier pigeon who covered the 30 km to the air base in under 20 minutes, and arrived when the bombers were about to take off. This book compiles more than 30 such tales of animal heroism.
Tunnels, Towers and Temples
London's 100 Strangest Places
Taking a sideways look at London, David Long reveals the hidden stories and curious histories behind dozens of often quite familiar places. His book is arranged by themes such as Death, Religion, Establishment, Power and Transport, and whether descending into disused tunnels under the city streets, describing a 'psychogeographer's dream dwelling' (Canonbury Tower) or finding the last surviving streetlamp powered by sewer gas, Long provides engrossing details of London's strangest places - and the people responsible for them.