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Derbyshire Born By John G Smith
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The year is 1942, the British are stoical but fearful, the war could go either way. A boy is born in middle England on a small tenanted farm that might be lost to the Germans. He knows nothing of... More > this nightmare since the early years are idyllic. Hating school and failing the crucial exam, the omens are not good. But he is bright and works hard and against the odds gets an office job aged 15 and is plunged headlong into an adult world. A world of steam trains and post-war characters. It will take a big push to penetrate the realms of accounting and finance, yet it can be done. A time long gone. An endeavour as relevant as ever. Wallow in 1940's and 1950's England, it will be worth it< Less
Derbyshire Born By John G Smith
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The year is 1942, the British are stoical but fearful, the war could go either way. A boy is born in middle England on a small tenanted farm that might be lost to the Germans. He knows nothing of... More > this nightmare since the early years are idyllic. Hating school and failing the crucial exam, the omens are not good. But he is bright and works hard and against the odds gets an office job aged 15 and is plunged headlong into an adult world. A world of steam trains and post-war characters. It will take a big push to penetrate the realms of accounting and finance, yet it can be done. A time long gone. An endeavour as relevant as ever. Wallow in 1940's and 1950's England, it will be worth it< Less
Derbyshire Born By John G Smith
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The year is 1942, the British are stoical but fearful, the war could go either way. A boy is born in middle England on a small tenanted farm that might be lost to the Germans. He knows nothing of... More > this nightmare since the early years are idyllic. Hating school and failing the crucial exam, the omens are not good. But he is bright and works hard and against the odds gets an office job aged 15 and is plunged headlong into an adult world. A world of steam trains and post-war characters. It will take a big push to penetrate the realms of accounting and finance, yet it can be done. A time long gone. An endeavour as relevant as ever. Wallow in 1940's and 1950's England, it will be worth it.< Less
The 46th (North Midland) Division at Lens in 1917 By Lieut. P.S.C. Campbell-Johnston
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The units of the 46th (North Midland) Division came from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Having sailed for France in February 1915 it became the first... More > complete territorial division to serve on the Western Front. It was transferred to the Loos sector in October and hastily thrown against a German strongpoint – the Hohenzollern Redoubt – on the afternoon of the 13 October 1915. The disaster which followed this attack was repeated the following year on the opening day of the battle of the Somme, when it sustained heavy losses during the diversionary attack at Gommecourt. This book details the Division’s involvement in the fighting around Lens in the summer of 1917. This much overlooked period of the Division’s history helped re-established its reputation as a formidable fighting unit which was borne out the following year when it successfully crossed the St. Quentin Canal – famously breaking the Hindenburg Line.< Less
The 46th (North Midland) Division at Lens in 1917 By Lieut. P.S.C. Campbell-Johnston
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The units of the 46th (North Midland) Division came from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Having sailed for France in February 1915 it became the first... More > complete territorial division to serve on the Western Front. It was transferred to the Loos sector in October and hastily thrown against a German strongpoint – the Hohenzollern Redoubt – on the afternoon of the 13 October 1915. The disaster which followed this attack was repeated the following year on the opening day of the battle of the Somme, when it sustained heavy losses during the diversionary attack at Gommecourt. This book details the Division’s involvement in the fighting around Lens in the summer of 1917. This much overlooked period of the Division’s history helped re-established its reputation as a formidable fighting unit which was borne out the following year when it successfully crossed the St. Quentin Canal – famously breaking the Hindenburg Line.< Less
A Suitable Ending By Sally-Ann Wilding
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A brutal murder in a remote English Village... a fifteen-year-old mystery, unsolved and still raw in the minds of those who lived thrugh it. For Jaded fiction writer, Mark Jordan, it's a tale too... More > good to ignore - a tale that provides all the inspiration he needs to begin writing again. When London born Mark arrives in Carlton and begins to research the crime, he is greeted at first with nothing more than mild curiosity. There is no premonition or sense of foreboding - nothing about the sleepy Derbyshire village to indicate the nightmare that lies ahead.< Less
Violets By John Smith
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It is one thing having a name or having made your name. But how does an ordinary John Smith born to a small tenant farmer of poor coal-riddled soil in unfashionable Derbyshire become a qualified... More > accountant and work as a management consultant for the mighty Price Waterhouse? And not just at home base. We go to Singapore and India and many other places to live this story This is not a rags-to-riches tale. Rather a roller-coaster experience As many lows as highs, as many tears as laughter. Not a part life but a full one. Seven decades of change. Of rants and surprises You will be amazed. You will be swept along.< Less
Violets By John Smith
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It is one thing having a name or having made your name. But how does an ordinary John Smith born to a small tenant farmer of poor coal-riddled soil in unfashionable Derbyshire become a qualified... More > accountant and work as a management consultant for the mighty Price Waterhouse? And not just at home base. We go to Singapore and India and many other places to live this story This is not a rags-to-riches tale. Rather a roller-coaster experience As many lows as highs, as many tears as laughter. Not a part life but a full one. Seven decades of change. Of rants and surprises You will be amazed. You will be swept along.< Less
The Aspen Tree By Hannah Kirk
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Born in the nineteen twenties, Hannah Kirk began writing late in life. This volume of her collected poems and thoughts represents over twenty five years of work. Her thoughtful and deeply personal... More > poems are rooted in the landscape of the north of England, and explore family, memory, loss, and the nature of writing itself. The poems in this collection are wise, moving, sometimes elegiac, closely-observed and often laced with gentle humour. The Aspen Tree is delightfully illustrated in colour throughout by Derbyshire artist Yuko Sekiguchi. Proceeds from this book support the National Deaf Children's Society.< Less
The Aspen Tree By Hannah Kirk
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Born in the nineteen twenties, Hannah Kirk began writing late in life. This volume of her collected poems and thoughts represents over twenty five years of work. Her thoughtful and deeply personal... More > poems are rooted in the landscape of the north of England, and explore family, memory, loss, and the nature of writing itself. The poems in this collection are wise, moving, sometimes elegiac, closely-observed and often laced with gentle humour. The Aspen Tree is delightfully illustrated in colour throughout by Derbyshire artist Yuko Sekiguchi. This special hardback edition is in large print. A paperback edition in standard print size is forthcoming.< Less