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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

THE SUNDAY TIMES NON FICTION BESTSELLER 'The best book you will ever read about Britain's greatest warplane.' Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of Fighter Boys. ‘A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine.  By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story.  And by recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flying their beloved Spits he has done them - and us - a valuable service’ Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 607 'As the RAF marks its centenary, Nichol has created a thrilling and often moving tribute to some of its greatest heroes.' Jon Dennis, Mail on Sunday magazine. 'A stirring portrait of a piece of aviation art in motion flown by the bravest of the brave. Nichol's Spitfire is still a sky-borne prima ballerina that kicks like Bruce Lee.' The Royal Air Force Times. 'A superb and compelling book. Brilliantly written with some incredible and astonishing stories; it is gripping, moving, emotional and sometimes humorous – just perfect' Squadron Leader (Ret) Clive Rowley, former Officer Commanding RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight   'A superb journey through the remarkable tale of that British icon, the Spitfire. Brilliantly and engagingly written, this is the most readable story of the Aircraft and her pilots that I have ever had the pleasure to read in a period spanning some forty-odd years of personal study and research. Truly stunning.' Andy Saunders, Editor, Britain at War Magazine.   The perfect complementary narrative to the bestselling memoir by Geoffrey Wellum – First Light.  Achtung, Spitfire! The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn’t planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British Engineering that would quickly pass into legend – the Spitfire. Bestselling author John Nichol’s passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter Aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. Spanning the full global reach of the Spitfire’s deployment during WWII, from Malta to North Africa and the Far East, then over the D-Day beaches, it is always accessible, effortlessly entertaining and full of extraordinary spirit.                                 Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the Mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the Aircraft in battle-ready condition. Nichol takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime History of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer.

Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One

Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One

From Ross Brawn—one of the most successful figures in Formula One auto racing—comes a compelling insider’s account of what it takes to win, featuring practical advice for overcoming obstacles and becoming a champion both on and off the racetrack.Formula One racing is a wildly popular global sport with millions of Fans and billions more Engineering dollars at stake. For four decades, Ross Brawn has been one of the most innovative technical directors and team principals in the high-stakes world of Formula One. He is considered the most successful competitor in the History of Formula One to date, and “the closest thing there is to a certifiable genius” (The Wall Street Journal). Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, and Mercedes, he has worked with legendary drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, and Lewis Hamilton to make them Grand Prix champions. Now, in this fascinating book, presented as a frank conversation between Brawn and fellow Formula One competitor Adam Parr, Brawn reflects upon his career, shares the philosophies and methods that led to his success, and offers lessons that every leader working with teams—at work, play, or home—can use to achieve their own goals, too. Brawn and Parr share details about the unique pressures of Formula One racing and the intense, cutthroat world they inhabited, where coming in second place is never good enough. Just as Phil Knight recounted his accomplishments and devastating setbacks in the building of the Nike brand in the New York Times bestseller Shoe Dog, this book also provides a blueprint for leading teams, imparting lessons such as “Embrace Humility,” “Invest in People and Culture,” “Strive for Simplicity, Manage Complexity,” and much more.

Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend

Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend

A stunning new authorized Biography of Socrates—the iconic 1982 captain of Brazil’s greatest national Soccer team to never win the World Cup.Socrates was always special. With his 6’4” frame and incredible skill, the attacking midfielder stood out. He was a hugely talented athlete who graduated in medicine, yet drank and smoked to excess. Fans were enthralled by his inch-perfect passes, his coolness in front of the goal, and his back heel—the trademark move that singled him out as the most unique Footballer of his generation. Off the pitch, he was just as original with a dedication to Politics and social causes that no player has ever emulated. As the leader of Corinthians Democracy—a movement that gave everyone from the kitman to the president an equal say in the Running of the club—Socrates revolutionized Football Management and left a truly lasting impression at a Time when Brazil was ruled by Military dictatorship. Passionate and principled, Entertaining and erudite, Socrates was as contradictory as he was complex. He was a socialist who voted for a return of Brazil’s monarchy, a fiercely independent individual who was the ultimate team player, and a romantic who married four times and fathered six children. Armed with Socrates’s unpublished memoir and hours of newly discovered interviews, Andrew Downie has created the most comprehensive and compelling account of this iconic figure. Based on conversations with Family members, close friends, and former teammates, Doctor Socrates is the brilliant Biography of a man who always stood up for what he believed in—whatever the cost.

Goldfinder

Goldfinder

This is the story of Keith Jessop, the most successful underwater treasure hunter in history. It describes how Jessop went from being a penniless Yorkshire boy to salvaging 5 tons of Russian gold worth over $100 million from the HMS Edinburgh, which lay 1000 feet at the bottom of the ocean.

Rs. 1499.0

Form: My Autobiography

Form: My Autobiography

The definitive autobiography from Kieren Fallon, one of the world’s greatest and most controversial horseracing jockeys.A six-time British Champion Jockey, Kieran Fallon was one of the best jockeys, winning more than 2,250 races, including the UK’s Derby three times, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2000 and 1000 Guineas than anyone else in the History of the sport—but his career was littered with controversial incidents. He was accused of race fixing, resulting in an astonishing Old Bailey trial at which he was completely cleared. No one would question his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing the best out of their rides. But his extraordinary rapport with horses didn’t quite extend to his dealings with people—particularly with those in authority. Now Fallon recalls his rise from a rural Irish Family with no racing connections, and his frequent collisions with the media and many of the People who run the sport. He reveals the huge pressures on top jockeys and how his dazzling riding career was marred, then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo. Full of wit and humor, Form is a powerful, honest sporting memoir and a unique behind-the-scenes look at the horseracing industry.

Rs. 1054.0

The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup

The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup

When FIFA awarded the tiny Desert state of Qatar the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, the News was greeted with disbelief and allegations of corruption. How had a country with almost no Football infrastructure or tradition, a high terror risk and searing summer temperatures of 50C beaten more established Countries with stronger bids? The story behind the Qatari success soon developed into one of the greatest sporting scandals of our time. And when the Sunday TimesInsight team received a cache of hundreds of millions of documents from a whistleblower, the contents of the FIFA Files became a global sensation, unearthing the corruption that lay at the heart of the bidding process. Now in this remarkable new book by the Sunday Timesjournalists at the centre of the investigation, Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, comes the most comprehensive account yet of what happened and who was involved. Above all, it explains why, despite all the evidence, FIFA under Sepp Blatter continues to support Qatar - even to the extent of publishing an edited and abbreviated report into the process that was immediately denounced by its original author. Longlisted for the William Hill prize, The Ugly Gameis undoubtedly the biggest sporting story of the year.

El Macca

El Macca

Born and raised a stone's throw from Anfield, Steve McManaman was actually an Evertonian before Kenny Dalglish signed him at Liverpool FC straight from school. After a spell cleaning John Barnes' Boots as an apprentice he went on to make his reputation as one of British football's most dazzling players, before taking on his biggest challenge yet with his move from Liverpool to Real Madrid in 1999. But after a stunning start to his Spanish career it soon appeared his move abroad had been a mistake. With high-profile signings like Figo, Ronaldo and Zidane all competing for limited midfield places and a manager who seemed to have tired of him, Macca realised he either had to find a new club or stay and fight for his place. He stayed -- and went on to win a second European Cup as well as the affections of thousands of fanatical Real supporters. With the arrival of David Beckham the dressing-room of 'Los Galacticos' has become more stellar than ever. 'El Macca' now opens the door on the best club side in the World to reveal not just the pressures and rewards of moving abroad as a Professional footballer but also the difficulties and delights of playing alongside the best in the business

Partition

Partition

Between January and August 1947 the conflicting political, Religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan. Those months saw the end of ninety years of the British Raj and the effective power of the Maharajahs, as the Congress Party established itself commanding a democratic Government in Delhi. They also witnessed the rushed creation of Pakistan as a country in two halves whose capitals were two thousand kilometers apart. From September to December 1947 the euphoria surrounding the realization of the dream of independence dissipated into shame and incrimination; nearly 1 million People died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods as partition was realized. The Events of those months would dictate the History of South Asia for the next seventy years, leading to three wars, countless acts of terrorism, polarization around the Cold War powers and to two nations with millions living in poverty spending disproportionate amounts on their military. The roots of much of the violence in the region today and worldwide, are in the decisions taken that year. Not only were those decisions controversial but the People who made them were themselves to become some of the most enduring characters of the twentieth century. Gandhi and Nehru enjoyed almost saint like status in India and still do, whilst Jinnah is lionized in Pakistan. The British cast, from Churchill to Attlee and Mountbatten, find their contribution praised and damned in equal measure. Yet it is not only the national Players whose stories fascinate. Many of those ordinary People who witnessed the Events of that year are still alive. Although most were, predictably, only children, there are still some in their late eighties and nineties who have a clear recollection of the excitement and the horror. Illustrating the story of 1947 with their experiences and what independence and partition meant to the farmers of the Punjab, those living in Lahore and Calcutta, or what it Felt like to be a soldier in a divided and largely passive army, makes the story real. Partition will bring to life this terrible era for the Indian Sub Continent.

Run Wild

Run Wild

Boff Whalley just likes Running - the places it takes him, the moments of exhilaration and snapshots of natural Beauty that he adds to his mental album. This is not a man who signs up to big city marathons and pounds the pavements. With his down to earth voice and a great sense of humour, Boff writes about how Running brings a real World of discovery and adventure, from reaching the top of a mountain with the sun at your back and moon in front creating two shadows to Running up Mt Fuji on a break from work. For Boff, Running is about freedom, experiencing of the world, your place in it and generally just enjoying yourself. Running is a way to get back to that simplest of Relationships - the one between our feet and the earth.

Mustn't Grumble

Mustn't Grumble

Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. Now it’s Time to come back. But how is the England of his Memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness (‘Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!’), chicken tikka poker machine pubs -- things aren’t what they used to be. But the longer Joe Travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England. Even a century ago, H. V. Morton, the nation’s most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England. Criss-crossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland -- part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe, it is a wonderful follow-up to the acclaimed LAND OF TWO HALVES and establishes him as one of our most engaging Travel writers.

Rs. 2976.6

Eat Cuban

Eat Cuban

Eat Cubanis a vibrant look at the Food and culture of this atmospheric country. Known for its cigars, music, cocktails and art, Cuba has a colourful reputation and its cuisine is rapidly becoming more and more popular. This book is full of delicious and exciting recipes from La Floridita, a growing bar and restaurant chain inspired by the famous El Floridita in Havana. Recipes are a blend of traditional Cuban, French and Nuevo Cucina from Latin America, forming a stunning combination of exciting flavours. Starters include such delights as Red Snapper Ceviche with Coconut and Lime; and Chickpea, Spinach and Tomato Broth with Chipotle and Swiss Cheese Flautas. Main dishes have wonderful blends of flavours and include Criolla Stone Crab with a Mojo; Char-grilled Chicken with Courgettes, Sultanas and Pine Nuts; Char-Grilled Veal Chop served with a Chimchirri Dressing; and vegetarian dishes such as Mozzarella, Sweet Pepper and Courgette Quesadilla with Salsa Cruda and Sour Cream. Light bites, bar snacks, side dishes and desserts such as Chocolate and Coffee Flan finish off the book beautifully. Eat Cuban also tells the story of Cuban food, travelling from the opulent days of the 1950s to the austerity of the revolution and on to the present day. This is a wonderful introduction to an exciting new global cuisine.

Alfie: My Story

Alfie: My Story

From car mechanic to internationally loved opera, musical and recording star: the story of Alfie Boe… Alfie Boe is the first official bad boy of opera: a musical superstar celebrated not only in Britain, but worldwide. This is the story of his life - the ups and the downs, from finding fame to losing his father - and, essentially, of his love affair with music. Raised in Lancashire, the youngest of nine Children and with a father who played opera at home, Alfie's story is not typical of most musical stars. His dreams of singing were only ever going to be dreams until fate intervened in the form of a stranger: he was training as a car mechanic when a customer overheard him singing and told him about a London audition. Alfie tried out, got the part and has never since looked back. This is the tale of how Alfie went from car mechanic to the UK's most popular and well-known opera star, lauded by Baz Luhrman, Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Parkinson as the best tenor we've produced in a generation. Now, for the first time, he has granted his millions of Fans an intimate glimpse into the life of the man they adore.

Beefy's Cricket Tales: My Favourite Stories from On and Off the Field

Beefy's Cricket Tales: My Favourite Stories from On and Off the Field

Life is very rarely dull or quiet when Sir Ian Botham is around. One of Britain's greatest sportsmen, 'Beefy' has always worked hard and played hard, and this book reflects that. Botham has compiled some of his favourite stories from a life devoted to Cricket and brought them all together in one volume. With the help of his huge network of friends, colleagues, team-mates and opponents, he has put together a wonderful collection of the best and the funniest stories from the Cricket world. Featuring contributions from legends such as Shane Warne, fellow commentators and former team-mates including David Gower, and many of the current England team, this is a book the reader can pick up and immediately be privy to some of Cricket's strangest and most hilarious moments, from the player who turned up to a game without any clothes on to avoid being fined for wearing the wrong kit to the Cricketing legend whose desire for a burger landed him in hot water.

Rs. 2496.43

An Endangered Species

An Endangered Species

As a cricketer, David Gower was famed for the elegance of his strokeplay as one of England's greatest batsmen and for his superb fielding. As a captain, he led his country to Ashes success, yet some queried his application because it all seemed to come to him so easily and effortlessly. But that was never the whole story: Gower was always committed and a great competitor, as this fascinating and frank book, looking back on his life and career, shows. Once he retired from the game, Gower built a new career for himself, first as team captain in the long-running TV comedy series They Think It's All Over, and then as an astute and charming presenter and commentator with Sky Sports. After more than 30 years as one of the most popular Figures in the game, Gower now reveals there is so much more to his story than the cliched image of 'Lord' Gower flying in his Tiger Moth. He is a man of great insight, determination and drive, but who also knows there is always more to be had from life.

Women's Institute: Vintage Teatime

Women's Institute: Vintage Teatime

A nostalgic compilation of tea-time favorites to help you celebrate any special occasion This is a delightful collection of recipes compiled from the historic WI archive of authentic recipes from WI members from all over the country, from well-known favorites to Regional and historic gems that have stood the test of time. Delicious, nostalgic recipes for cakes, biscuits, buns, scones, and breads are included. From Lemon Drizzle Cake, Eccles Cakes, Bara Brith, Sally Lunns and Maids of Honour to Yorkshire Curd Tart, there is sure to be a long forgotten recipe that can now be enjoyed.

Everyday Spice: The heart-healthy way to make your favourite dishes (British Heart Foundation)

Everyday Spice: The heart-healthy way to make your favourite dishes (British Heart Foundation)

Give in to temptation and enjoy these palate-tingling curries, aromatic salads and feisty stir-fries that prove that flavour does not have to be off the menu if you have a heart condition. This book brings you a delicious selection of the world's best spice-infused cooking, with 60 recipes adapted to be as good for your heart as they are for your appetite.

Rs. 997.38

Women's Institute: Celebration Cupcakes

Women's Institute: Celebration Cupcakes

The second installment in this new series from the Women's Institute celebrates cupcakes--the ideal way to celebrate any occasion. They are perfect for parties, with hundreds of decorating options: be as sophisticated or as frivolous as you like with Decorations for Fireworks Night, weddings, and birthdays. Or serve them as the ultimate faff-free finish to a dinner party. The WI will guide you through the Basic cake recipes and then show you how to ice them for perfect results every time.

Rs. 1245.5

Les Petits Plats Francais: Marvellous Mini-Cakes

Les Petits Plats Francais: Marvellous Mini-Cakes

Mini cakes are the latest trend in France - no party, picnic or lunchbox is complete without these little sweet or savoury loaf shaped cakes. Great as snacks, mini-cakes suit all times of the day. With this book you are sure to find a mini-cake to suit everyone.

Les Petits Plats Francais: Sensational Cupcakes

Les Petits Plats Francais: Sensational Cupcakes

Cupcakes are still incredibly popular and the craze only seems to be spreading throughout the world. In this book you will find a less sickly-sweet take on the craze with sophisticated ideas like Chili-Chocolate or Earl Grey cupcakes alongside more classic buttercream-topped confections. Illustrations demonstrate icing and decoration ideas and techniques and equipment are clearly explained in the introduction. About the Author Alisa Morov is a cook and Food stylist. She moved from Los Angeles to Paris where she started her company Sweet Pea Baking.

Les Petits Plats Francais: Fabulous Fondant Desserts

Les Petits Plats Francais: Fabulous Fondant Desserts

Creme eggs, toffee, chocolate, lemon curd and fruity preserves are all deliciously moist fillings for these mouth-watering fondant mini puddings. This book is full of ideas for sumptuous desserts that are as easy to prepare as they are satisfying to eat.

Les Petits Plats Francais: Coffee-Time Treats

Les Petits Plats Francais: Coffee-Time Treats

In many restaurants in France, a little taste of something sweet will be provided in the form of these sophisticated Coffee accompaniments, often instead of dessert. When making them at Home you can end a stylish dinner party with White Chocolate Truffles or classic Florentines. Enjoy mini-Madeleines or bitesize Lemon Muffins as a fabulous elevenses snack; or even give tiny jam-filled Star biscuits or little Rum Sponges as a chic gift; and for the seriously ambitious there are espressos topped with floating spun sugar haloes. Whichever recipe you choose, these little Coffee-time treats are bound to make any occasion seriously special. About the Author Jos� Mar�chal is an established French p�tissier who runs the fabulous Caf� Noir in Paris.

The Busy Mum's Vegetarian Cookbook

The Busy Mum's Vegetarian Cookbook

Mary Gwynn applies her 'Busy Mum's' Philosophy to this inspirational collection of failsafe vegetarian recipes, all of which are tried, tested and family-approved. She knows exactly what busy mums need to help them juggle their hectic lives with Feeding their families well. At the heart of this is the cleverly stocked store cupboard and fridge, and Mary's Shopping Tips and short cuts are just what you need to take the stress out of Family mealtimes. There are ideas for everyday eating and packed lunches as well as for celebrations and parties, Christmas, and summer barbecues. Creating tasty, healthy dishes that will satisfy veggies and non-veggies alike is easy when you know how...Let Mary be your guide to a new flexible approach to vegetarian eating.

Rs. 1282.03

Scholes: My Story (MUFC)

Scholes: My Story (MUFC)

Lavishly illustrated, this is the first autobiography of one of the most revered and popular Soccer Players of the modern era Paul Scholes is one of the most celebrated footballers of today, both at Home and internationally. A one-club player, he has served Manchester United for more than sixteen years, making over 600 appearances in that time--the fourth highest number of appearances by any player for the club. He also represented the England national team for seven years, winning 66 caps that included two World Cup and two European Cup campaigns. Throughout this time, Scholes has always played a decisive role in his teams' fortunes. As well as the technical brilliance that makes Paul Scholes such a breathtaking player to watch, it is the determination and integrity which he demonstrates both on and off the pitch that means he is a fascination to Fans of the sport. In an age of overpaid, workaday Players, Scholes has become an icon of professionalism and club loyalty, admired by Fans everywhere. Now, for the first time, Paul Scholes shares his story--from his beginnings at United under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson as part of the "golden" youth team, to the treble-winning season and twice capturing European Cup glory, the importance of Family and friends in keeping his feet on the ground, as well as his many triumphs and tribulations with England.

Class of 92 (MUFC)

Class of 92 (MUFC)

The official story of the famous team of young Players - featuring Beckham Butt Giggs Neville and Scholes - that transformed Manchester United.

Books published by Simon & Schuster UK at best prices | Best of Simon & Schuster UK (54 books)

Books published by Simon & Schuster UK at best prices | Best of Simon & Schuster UK (54 books) Price
Spitfire: A Very British Love Story Rs. 583.0
Total Competition: Lessons in Strategy from Formula One Rs. 692.0
Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend Rs. 582.0
Goldfinder Rs. 1499.0
Form: My Autobiography Rs. 1054.0
The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup
El Macca
Partition Rs. 454.0
Run Wild Rs. 590.0
Mustn't Grumble Rs. 2976.6
Eat Cuban Rs. 476.0
Alfie: My Story Rs. 300.0
Beefy's Cricket Tales: My Favourite Stories from On and Off the Field Rs. 2496.43
An Endangered Species Rs. 647.0
Women's Institute: Vintage Teatime Rs. 722.0
Everyday Spice: The heart-healthy way to make your favourite dishes (British Heart Foundation) Rs. 997.38
Women's Institute: Celebration Cupcakes Rs. 1245.5
Les Petits Plats Francais: Marvellous Mini-Cakes Rs. 518.0
Les Petits Plats Francais: Sensational Cupcakes Rs. 519.0
Les Petits Plats Francais: Fabulous Fondant Desserts Rs. 519.0
Les Petits Plats Francais: Coffee-Time Treats Rs. 519.0
The Busy Mum's Vegetarian Cookbook Rs. 1282.03
Scholes: My Story (MUFC) Rs. 719.0
Class of 92 (MUFC) Rs. 609.0