The Times Great Letters
A Century of Notable Correspondence
Siegfried Sassoon decrying ‘political errors and insincerities’ in 1917; leg-theory in cricket; John Betjeman speaking up for threatened churches; the eccentricities of quartermasters’ vocabulary and syntax; and Theresa May on the first ascent of the Matterhorn... Covering a vast range of topics with erudition, opinion and a very British wit, this anthology of over 300 letters demonstrates why The Times letters page is renowned as a forum of debate, whether the topic be the future of education or dyed kippers.
Concise Atlas of the World
For the 13th edition, this major atlas has been updated to 2016 and includes, among several new features, nine historical maps of the world since 1858 and satellite images of the continents. The main body of the atlas comprises over 200 pages of Collins Bartholomew maps covering the continents, oceans and polar regions. Other features include world maps, 41 city plans and geographical information, new sections on climate change and economy, a glossary and a comprehensive index of place names. Slipcased.
Britain's Best Walks
200 Classic Walks from The Times
Veteran ramblers and novice walkers alike have delighted in Christopher Somerville’s 'A Good Walk' column in The Times. This book presents 200 of the best, ranging across the UK from Glen Nevis to Romney Marsh, and from Dingle Marsh in Suffolk to the Mourne Mountains of County Down. Each walk is described in detail, with length and level of difficulty, directions to the starting point, advice on where to eat and stay, colour photographs and maps.
Great Scottish Lives
Obituaries of Scotland's Finest
From Sir Walter Scott in 1832 to Tam Dalyell in 2017, this selection of ‘Scotland’s finest’ from the obituary columns of The Times includes some of the world’s most notable writers, scientists, soldiers, explorers, philosophers and artists. Here, in over 100 obituaries, figures as diverse as Sir David Livingstone, Robert Louis Stevenson, Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding, Sir Matt Busby and Robin Cook are judged by their contemporaries in articles that illustrate the social, cultural and political history of Scotland.
The First Railways
Atlas of Early Railways
From the earliest known map that shows a waggon-way in 1637, this atlas uses contemporary cartography, mostly from previously unpublished maps, along with illustrations of trackbeds, locomotives and rolling stock, to trace the technological development of railways in Britain. Beginning with primitive wooden rails used in mines and quarries, it describes progress up to the first modern, steam-driven railways in the early 19th century, and ends by surveying the transfer of the technology to other countries.
The Times Atlas of Britain
Clear, authoritative and comprehensive, this first atlas of Britain to be published for 40 years gives an exceptionally accurate view of every part of the United Kingdom. National maps of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are supplemented by detailed maps of every county, and plans of major cities. The atlas includes up-to-date information on administrative divisions, population, climate, economic activity and energy production, while superb colour photographs and historical maps convey the nation’s culture and traditions. No jacket. Slightly off-mint.
Decorate with Flowers
Creative Ideas for Flowers & Containers around the Home
Design writer Holly Becker (author of the popular decor8 blog) and stylist Leslie Shewring bring a creative and informal approach to flower arranging in this craft and interiors book. Colourful illustrations and step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to make simple and inexpensive decorations using flowers for a variety of situations and occasions, and the book includes tips and projects for adapting and creating containers with ribbons, trim, paint, string and fabric.
'The Times' Great Escapes
The Story of M19's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps
A new branch of the secret services, MI9, was created in 1939 with the brief of providing escape and evasion support to captured servicemen. This book describes its ingenious mapping programme, which produced charts on silk, rayon and tissue and concealed them in everyday items such as records, playing cards and Monopoly boards. With many photographs and illustrations this blend of cartographic and military history also examines the escape networks across Europe and MI9's communications with the PoW camps.
The Times Reference Atlas of the World
Ideal for office, school, university or home, this authoritative atlas comprises over 100 pages of Collins Bartholomew mapping, including political and physical maps of the world, plus plans of 44 major cities, geographical information, features such as satellite images and historical maps, and an index of 45,000 places. No jacket.