Gunshots & Goalposts: The Story of Northern Irish Football

Gunshots & Goalposts: The Story of Northern Irish FootballProtestant v Catholic, unionist v nationalist, east versus west, their team against my team. This is the story of Northern Irish football and so much more besides: the tournaments, the near misses, the unsung heroes and unlikely tales of triumph amid adversity. Benjamin Roberts casts his eye over the last 140 years of football in Belfast, Derry and beyond in the first wide ranging look at the game in this part of the world. George Best, David Hea…

Sport Shooting Record Logbook: This Notebook Journal Blank Shooters Log, Target, Handloading Logbook, Range Shooting Book, Target Diagrams Great book … shooting data: Volume 1 (Sport Journal)

Sport Shooting Record Logbook: This Notebook Journal Blank Shooters Log, Target, Handloading Logbook, Range Shooting  Book, Target Diagrams Great book ... shooting data: Volume 1 (Sport Journal)Protestant v Catholic, unionist v nationalist, east versus west, their team against my team. This is the story of Northern Irish football and so much more besides: the tournaments, the near misses, the unsung heroes and unlikely tales of triumph amid adversity. Benjamin Roberts casts his eye over the last 140 years of football in Belfast, Derry and beyond in the first wide ranging look at the game in this part of the world. George Best, David Hea…

Gun Button to Fire: A Hurricane Pilot’s Dramatic Story of the Battle of Britain

Gun Button to Fire: A Hurricane Pilot's Dramatic Story of the Battle of BritainThe amazing story of one of the ‘Few’, fighter ace Tom Neil who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain. This is a fighter pilot’s story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting – to 249 Squadron. Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked i…

Maginot Line Gun Turrets: And French gun turret development 1880-1940 (New Vanguard)

Maginot Line Gun Turrets: And French gun turret development 1880-1940 (New Vanguard)The amazing story of one of the ‘Few’, fighter ace Tom Neil who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain. This is a fighter pilot’s story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting – to 249 Squadron. Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked i…

The Great Book of Guns

The Great Book of GunsThe amazing story of one of the ‘Few’, fighter ace Tom Neil who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain. This is a fighter pilot’s story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot Officer Tom Neil had just received his first posting – to 249 Squadron. Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitch forked i…

The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes

The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent MarshesThis is the Great Explosion by Brian Dillon: a masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable place. In April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish marshes. The resulting series of explosions killed 108 people and injured many more. In a brilliant piece of storytelling, Brian Dillon recreates the events of that terrible day – and, in so doing, sh…

Dark Tower, The: Wolves of the Calla: 5

Dark Tower, The: Wolves of the Calla: 5In Wolves of the Calla, volume five of Stephen King’s epic fantasy western The Dark Tower, coincidence has, as Eddie Dean observes, been cancelled. Everything the gunslinger Roland and his companions encounter has taken on symbolic significance. So when they come to Calla Bryn Sturgis, named after the director of The Magnificent Seven, its clear that King will follow the classic western archetype of a small band of heroes defending peaceable home…