The Places, the People, the Stories
Drawing on Mirrorpix, the photographic archive of the Daily Mirror, Paul Joseph presents London and Londoners as they were between about 1900 and the 1970s. In nine chapters, these often informal and highly evocative black-and-white photos explore various themes, from public buildings and spaces, through entertainment, youth culture and transport, to the drama of wartime, protest in peacetime and milestone events such as the 1908 Olympics and the 1951 Festival of Britain. Slightly off-mint.
Mr Digwell: A Year in the Garden
An Invaluable Resource for Every Gardener from Novice to Expert
Since the end of the Second World War, the cartoon gardener Mr Digwell has been dispensing horticultural advice to Daily Mirror readers, and he remains as popular as ever. This collection offers a comprehensive, month-by-month guide to a gardener’s tasks, from winter pruning through spring seed sowing and planting out to autumn lawn care. Clear, simple strip cartoons present up-to-date information on growing flowers, shrubs and vegetables in a reassuringly traditional manner.
Back to the Garden with Mr Digwell
Growing Your Own and Cooking it to Make a Little Go a Long Way
For around 40 years, up to the 1980s, Mr Digwell dispensed his vegetable-growing wisdom via a cartoon strip in the Daily Mirror. Now his straightforward, illustrated instruction and advice on growing your own, which was invaluable during post-war austerity, is as relevant as ever. Based on the original strips, but updated for today’s gardeners, the book has advice on growing vegetables, fruit and herbs; combatting pests; growing in a greenhouse; and storing, preserving and cooking your produce.
Owners' Workshop Manual, 1936 to 1953 (all marks and models)
The combination of the innovative geodetic lattice structure and traditional cloth covering earned the Wellington the nickname 'the basket weave bomber', but the unusual construction made it extremely resilient, able to keep flying despite sustaining substantial damage. This book, presented in the Haynes manual style, examines the famous Second World War aircraft's design construction and operation, with many technical illustrations and photographs, in particular using images of a recently renovated Mk1A.
The Complete History
The Cortina was launched in 1962 and, 4.3 million cars later, the last Cortina 80 rolled off the production line at Ford Dagenham in 1982. Written to mark its 50th anniversary and illustrated with over 250 photographs, this is a complete history of a hugely successful and much-loved motor car. Authors and owners trace the Cortina's predecessors and its design and development; describe the great variety of models, including the Lotus-Cortina, Corsair and foreign variants; and celebrate its rallying triumphs.
The Countdown to Global Conflict
The chain of events that led to the First World War was not obvious at the time; though simmering disputes were reported in the newspapers, it was not yet clear where they were heading. Illustrated with many dramatic photographs, this selection from the Daily Mirror archive charts the build-up to the conflict, year by year, from the beginning of the century, through crises in the Balkans and the Dreadnought arms race to the declaration of war in August 1914. Slightly off-mint.
D-Day to Berlin
The Long March to Victory
The final phase of the Second World War began on 6 June 1944 but it had been years in the planning and preparation. This collection of archive reports, photographs and facsimile pages from the Daily Mirror captures the drama as it unfolded, from the growing political clamour for a Western front and the trial attack on Dieppe in 1943 to the preparation and execution of D-Day and the subsequent advance across Europe to Berlin.
Haynes Brass Instrument Manual: How to Buy, Maintain & Set Up
Your Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn & Cornet
From the trombones and French horns of the symphony orchestra to double bell euphoniums, Wagner tubas and jazzaphon trumpets, there is a wide array of sizes, shapes and designs in the brass family. This practical manual sets out to explain why the different instruments are designed the way they are, how they work and how they should be maintained and repaired. The technical maintenance and repair section includes detailed easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step photographs.
Wallace & Gromit
The Complete Cracking Contraptions Manual
How do the Techno Trousers work? How did Wallace rebuild Preston the Cyber Dog? All is revealed in this two-volumes-in-one manual, with descriptions of how each of Wallace and Gromit's fantastic inventions works, cutaway diagrams and photographs of the machines in action. There are details of 40 contraptions, from the Bed Launcher to Wallace's A35 van, plus cutaways of his house and Invention cellar. Age 9–90