From the all-too-sweet sounds of the contemporary
British artists of the mid-1950's through to the
breakthrough of the more biting and vibrant sounds
of Tommy Steele, Marty Wilde, Cliff Richard... More > and all the
Elvis clones that emerged during the late 1950's,
this book chronicles the development of British
rock 'n' roll into a fully blown home industry that paved
the way for the British takeover that was to come in 1962
when the Beatles conquered the world.
However, before that earth-shattering event, British
pop music suffered an anti-climactic decline into the
mediocrity of what is often called 'bubblegum' music.
This is the story of that rise and fall.< Less
Have you ever wondered what it is like to move to a country where you don't speak the language and where traditions are subtly different from the country you left behind?
Join Robin Bell as he makes... More > such a move. Robin moved to Sweden after living for thirty years in Australia. From a land of hot summers, cricket and surfing to a land of thirty degrees below zero temperatures, of bandy and ice hockey
Read about Swedish culinary delights such as raw, fermented Baltic herrings, lingonberry jam in sausage like tubes and Jansson's Temptation
Learn the history behind the Lucia celebrations and the Swedish Midsummer celebrations. Discover where the real Santa Claus lives and how he cools off in summer. Find out the dangers from Trolls in the Swedish forests and the hazards of Swedish roads - and no, we're not talking about Volvo drivers now...< Less
My Adventure books are as unique as the child who finishes them. Every page calls for new pictures to be drawn.
From the space on the front cover where a child can write his or her name, to the... More > never-ending choices for
each blank in the story, My Adventures challenge the imagination and create books to be read again and again.
Each adventure in the series is innovative and different.
My Adventure stories are rich in excitement and detail, allowing young authors and artists to truly create a book of their own.
Travel under the ocean in a submarine, visit a mysterious underwater cave, escape from an octopus and find a shipwreck.
What an Adventure!< Less