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Expressing It in Numbers By Bill Trowbridge
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Personal Memoir - Part 2 The Author is a graduate of London University and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He is also Fellow of the IEEE and IET and has been awarded a DSc (Eng) from the... More > University of London. He was born in Hampshire in 1930 and educated at Brockenhurst County High School and HMS Conway. After ten years as a deck officer in the Merchant Navy he joined AERE Harwell in 1957. Subsequently he obtained a degree in Physics and worked as a research scientist at Rutherford Laboratory, Oxfordshire. He was co-founder and chairman of Vector Fields Ltd in 1984 and the first President of Vector Fields Inc. in 1988. In 1992 he was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as a foreign member and also received the IEE innovation medal. In the 1993 New Year Honours he was appointed by HM Queen Elizabeth II an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to science. In 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Technical University of Graz, Austria.< Less
I'll Give It Six Months By Robert Howe
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From war-torn London to the Diplomatic Service, Robert Howe’s memoir is a fascinating insight into an interesting and, at times humorous, life. With a famous name on nearly every page and... More > enough diverse careers to fill two lifetimes, this true account of life in the Merchant Navy, the Civil Service, and London in the fifties and sixties will surprise and make you smile throughout. It contains many conversations with some very famous people, including Omar Sharif and Rudolf Nureyev. It also includes a few arguments he has had with various MPs and pop stars. Having travelled extensively, his time living in France will delight everyone who has ever spent time in that country. An excellent chef and keen cyclist, he lives near his favourite City, Chester, with his wife Linda Fraser-Webb.< Less
I'll Give It Six Months By Robert Howe
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From war-torn London to the Diplomatic Service, Robert Howe’s memoir is a fascinating insight into an interesting and, at times humorous, life. With a famous name on nearly every page and... More > enough diverse careers to fill two lifetimes, this true account of life in the Merchant Navy, the Civil Service, and London in the fifties and sixties will surprise and make you smile throughout. It contains many conversations with some very famous people, including Omar Sharif and Rudolf Nureyev. It also includes a few arguments he has had with various MPs and pop stars. Having travelled extensively, his time living in France will delight everyone who has ever spent time in that country. An excellent chef and keen cyclist, he lives near his favourite City, Chester, with his wife Linda Fraser-Webb.< Less
The Little Savage By Frederick Marryat
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The Little Savage is a 1959 film directed by Byron Haskin. It stars Pedro Armendáriz and Christiane Martel. It is loosely based on an 1848 novel of the same name by Frederick Marryat. Excerpt... More > from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Savage Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code.Marryat was born in London, the son of Joseph Marryat, a "merchant prince" and member of Parliament, and his American wife Charlotte, née von Geyer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Marryat< Less
Scribblings of a Swansea Jack By Viv Griffiths
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I have tried to select my poems and stories set in and around Swansea for this little book or featuring Swansea characters. It follows the path of my own life from my boyhood in St Thomas to my youth... More > in the Merchant Navy and then my occupations as a Steel Erector (Iron Fighter) and teacher and lecturer. But there are quite a few digressions from this general theme in the text -you will probably be glad to know! Of course, the poems were written to be said not read and this can make for a difference in the nuance of the piece e.g. I used to read the first poem 'Dylan's Townie' in a Swansea accent for the first two verses and then take on the 'posh' English accent of Dylan Thomas for the third verse with its more ambiguous and flamboyant imagery. I hasten to add that I don't see myself as anywhere near as accomplished and brilliant poet as Dylan. However, my favourite poet of the 20 Century is W.B.Yeats and this can lead to even greater problems!< Less

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