- Carte routière : Thailand (en anglais)
This detailed physical map, with hillshading and layer colouring, shows key tourist sites, areas of natural beauty, local activity centres and main transport links. It covers the whole of Thailand extending from the Indian Ocean to its borders with Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. Features include detailed city maps of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, large scale inset maps of the holiday islands of Koh Phuket and Koh Samui, a travel connections guide, and distance chart. A comprehensive place name index to towns, villages and places of interest is provided on the reverse of the sheet. The map is suitable for the independent traveller for both planning and using on a trip. It should also be useful for home and business reference.
- Cycling in Somerset and Wiltshire (en anglais)
The tours in this guide range from short rides suitable for all the family to half- and full-day rides suitable for more experienced cyclists. There are on- and off-road routes, gradient diagrams and mileages throughout each ride. At-a-glance information boxes summarize each tour. There is comprehensive information on places to visit along the way and refreshment stops, as well as a brief introduction to the area and advice on preparing for a cycling trip.
- THE GIFT: The Story of an Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Power
The extraordinary life story of psychic and clairvoyant, Mia Dolan, the new Betty Shine. Contents * Mia Dolan is one of the Uk's most eminent and extraordinary psychics whose work has taken her from private readings to 'ghostbusting' to psychic demonstrations in front of hundreds of people. Her abilities have made her one of the most sought-after psychics in the country. * An ordinary woman brought up in a working-class family on the Isle of Sheppey, she had her first out-of-body experience at the age of 12 when she was sexually assaulted by a local teenager. At the age of 22 her spirit guide began to talk to her and showed her how to use her clairvoyance as well providing fascinating insights into the nature of the Afterlife. * Mia's life has been touched by tragic experiences including when she foresaw the murder of her own brother and when her son died while still only a teenager. * In The Gift Mia describes how her psychic ability developed, and the more dramatic readings that she has given including the man who came to ask her where his missing wife was - she knew instantly that she was dead, and the body was later found exactly as Mia described. The book recounts her activities as a 'ghostbuster' and exorcist, and includes stories of the haunted Drury Lane Theatre in London, a haunted theme park, and sightings of earth-bound spirits - both good and bad. * 'I want people to know there is more to life than what we call reality, more than what we can see - and it is not as far beyond our reach as we imagine. It is ordinary, everyday, here and now, in this minute. And it is magical, a gift.'
- Big Fry: The Autobiography
Barry Fry is one of the most colourful characters in English football. Currently at Peterborough, his journeyman career has taken him to Old Trafford, where as a player he was one of the original Busby Babes, through to football management at Barnet, Southend and Birmingham, among other clubs.
Wherever he goes, 'Bazza' has a knack of making the headlines. His days as a youth apprentice for Manchester United saw plenty of action on the pitch as he came under the tutelage of Matt Busby - but even more off it as he joined the likes of George Best on 'a binge of birds, booze and betting'.
He quickly gained the reputation of 'the has-been that never was'. Playing stints at Luton, Bedford and Stevenage failed to inspire a reckless Fry, and it wasn't long before injury forced him to hang up his boots. His first managerial role was at Dunstable, where Fry recalls with sharp humour how the chairman had suitcases full of currency in his office with hitmen protecting them.
He followed this with spells at Maidstone and Barnet, - where he joined forces with the notorious Stan Flashman and proved his pedigree by gaining the club promotion into the League - and Southend, where he was responsible for bringing on a young Stan Collymore. It wasn't long before he was poached by Birmingham under owner and ex-pornographer David Sullevan and his glamorous sidekick, Karren Brady - about whom stories in the book will 'blow people's minds'.
Whether it's tax evasion, fraud, transfer bribes or chicanery in the dressing room, Barry Fry has experienced it all as a player, manager and now club owner. He is ready to tell everything in his autobiography - 'Enough to make your eyes water'.
- The Diary of Samuel Pepys - 1665
The sixth volume of the complete Diary of Samuel Pepys in its most authoritative and acclaimed edition.
This complete edition of the Diary of Samuel Pepys comprises eleven volumes - nine volumes of text and footnotes (with an introduction of 120 pages in Volume I), a tenth volume of commentary (The Companion) and an eleventh volume of Index. Each of the first eight volumes contains one whole calendar year of the diary, from January to December. The ninth volume runs from January 1668 to May 1669.
The Diary was first published in abbreviated form in 1825. A succession of new editions, re-issues and selections, published in the Victorian ear, made the diary one of the best-known books, and Pepys one of the best-known figures, of English history. But in none of these versions - not even in the Wheatley, which for long stood as the standard edition - was there a reliable, still less a full text, and in none of them was there a commentary with any claim to completeness. This edition was in preparation for many years, and remains the first in which the entire diary is printed and in which an attempt has been made at systematic comment on it.
The primary aim of the principal editors was to see that the diary was presented in a manner suitable to the historical and literary importance of its contents. At the same time they had in mind the interests of the wide public of English-speaking people to whom the diarist himself, rather than the importance of what he wrote, is what matters.