Scottish Motor Traction, or SMT, was originally founded in Edinburgh in 1905. In 1932, Central SMT was founded from a network of services that had been controlled by the London, Midland & Scottish Railway which radiated out from Glasgow into Lanarkshire, and from the services of two further major La..
Kelvin Central Buses came together as a result of a merger between Kelvin Scottish and Central Scottish, both companies created by the Scottish Bus Group in 1985 as it prepared for deregulation in 1989. In 1991 ownership of Kelvin Scottish passed to its management and employees; the company began to..
Cumbria is a very varied county with coastal plains, river valleys, the Pennine edge and the Lakeland fells. It has a strong sense of cohesion and common ground. Farming in the county has improved over the centuries, and yet this is a subject curiously under-discussed in the existing literature. I..
Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embod..
This volume starts with London Transport's green Country bus routes, radiating eastwards from Rainham, Epping and Romford. The author lived in Romford at this time and a favourite ride was on the 370 Romford-Tilbury Ferry route end-to-end, which started just half a mile from his home at the London R..
The 'A-side' of Cheltenham's history as a fashionable Regency spa and subsequent reinvention as a town of colleges, churches and festivals is well documented, but what about its 'flip-side'? Much of the town's fascinating history has either been overlooked or lies hidden below the surface. Well-know..
The sixties, seventies and eighties were decades of great change. People's shopping habits began to change as supermarkets took over from traditional stores, and leisure habits altered as cheap air travel led to the arrival of the foreign package holiday. Fashions, as ever, were evolving: men's hair..
In 1985 the Scottish Bus Group decided to split the Border and East Lothian operations of Eastern Scottish from the rest of the company. A new company named Lowland Scottish, based in Galashiels, would take over the operations, using a new livery of yellow and green. It was hoped the new company cou..
Despite the devastation it suffered from German bombs and city planners, Coventry still boasts a fascinating history dating back centuries. The city has played a major part in the economic and cultural life of the country: it was a major centre of bicycle manufacture before becoming the home of many..
Dumfries, in south-west Scotland, has a long history, much of it well recorded. However, as with most places there are more than a few secrets hidden away. First referred to as the Queen of the South by local poet David Dunbar in 1857, the name stuck and was later adopted by the local football team...
Launched in 1988, the Dennis Dart saloon became one of the most successful single-deck buses in the UK. Originally sold to London operators, provincial operators soon saw the success of the model and purchased large numbers. Several different manufacturers produced bodywork for these vehicles. Goi..
Armstrong Siddeley was one of the leading brands of British motor car from the 1920s to the 1960s. It created luxury cars that were renowned for their high standards. In this comprehensive book, David Welch tells the story of the marque and its various models, sprinkled with interesting anecdotes ..
Only six years after man had successfully flown for the first time with controlled, powered flight in 1903, the Royal Navy could already see the potential of taking flying machines to sea. Initially used to extend the view from the ship's crow's nest, the aircraft at sea would become one of the most..
The historic Royal Borough of Greenwich is well known for its magnificent maritime, military and civil architecture, ancient royal park, ship and boat building, and pioneering developments in scientific discovery, light industry and manufacturing. Its streets stretch out across the Meridian Line and..
Great Expectations will form the centrepiece of the Dickens season this Christmas.Part thriller, part mystery, with a powerful love story at its heart, Sarah Phelps's (Oliver Twist, EastEnders) three-part adaptation embraces all of these qualities, delivering a vibrant, visceral, story. The stellar ..
Football is at the heart of British culture yet never has it been in greater turmoil. Once, football stood for passion, community, honour, even beauty. The game is in danger of losing its lifeblood - and its soul. In The Beautiful Game? David Conn, the game's most respected investigative journali..
Sometimes the only way forward is to go back.Ten years have passed since David Mortimer last saw Anna Russell. Their love affair abruptly ended when Anna disappeared. Drifting through life ever since, David has never married, and is devoted only to his scientific work and to the book he has always m..
Danton: Gentle Giant of TerrorIn this new biography, David Lawday, author of the acclaimed Napoleon's Master, a life of Talleyrand, turns his focus to the life of Georges-Jacques Danton, tragic hero incarnate.A beefy six-foot bull of a man, with a rude farmyard face to match, Danton was destined to ..
Described by the media as 'the David Beckham of cricket', Kevin has become the poster boy for English cricket. But he is also in possession of a prodigious talent - fearless, bold and with unflappable nerves. His unique batting style has produced hundreds of runs and many outstanding innings, culmin..
What is a 'good wife'? The bestselling author of Hidden Lives explores four marriages, including her own, in different times and societies to find the answer.In 1848 Mary Moffatt became the wife of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone - and her obedience and devotion eventually killed her. ..
Radionics is defined as a method of diagnosis and therapy which is primarily concerned with the utilization of subtle force fields and energies, for the purpose of investigating and combating the causes of disease which ravage humanity and the other kingdoms of nature. But in examining the history a..
'Phiz' - Hablot Knight Browne - was the great illustrator of Dickens' fiction. For over twenty-three years they worked together, and Phiz's drawings brought to life a galaxy of much-loved characters, from Mr Pickwick, Nicholas Nickleby and Mr Micawber, to Little Nell and David Copperfield. But, from..
The dramatic story of five key turning points in a thousand years of Western music - discoveries that changed the course of history. Who first invented 'Doh Re Mi...'?What do we mean by "e;in tune"e;?Looking back down the corridor of a thousand years, Howard Goodall guides us through the sto..
It is summer, 1941, and the country is still at war. In the Devon village of Ashleigh, however, evacuees from the London blitz are living in an atmosphere of rural peacefulness, although Daisy Ricketts of Bermondsey isn't sure if she'll ever get on with carping Mrs Mumford, the subject of whispers b..
Piers has got a new job. He's off to America to be the 'Nasty Brit' judging the show America's Got Talent - surely a role he was made for? And with unprecedented access to people, places and parties on both sides of the pond, he'll get the inside scoop on the world of celebrity Stateside. So what co..
Over the last few years there has been a revolution in the way we think about horses. At last we have clear ideas about how horses see the world, and about how they feel about themselves and the things we ask them to do.This book helps us to put these insights to work.Emotional Healing for Horses an..
Policy Analysis in the United States brings together contributions from some of the world's leading scholars and practitioners of public policy analysis including Beryl Radin, David Weimer, Rebecca Maynard, Laurence Lynn, and Guy Peters. This volume represents an indispensable companion to other v..
As the son of Mary Queen of Scots, born into her 'bloody nest', James had the most precarious of childhoods. Even before his birth, his life was threatened: it was rumoured that his father, Henry, had tried to make the pregnant Mary miscarry by forcing her to witness the assassination of her suppos..
On a bombing mission over Germany, David Turner's thoughts are with Sally Barnes in Liverpool. Deaf since childhood, Sally is young and vulnerable and David wishes he could be with her to protect her from the horrors of war.But to Sally, David is just the boy from down the road. It is Lee, the young..
___________________________________ A gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.Dr Temperance Brennan and her students are working on a site of ..
David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir will be packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. It is the story of how a city boy, brought up in the middle of London, went for a trip into the countryside one day, an event which was to transform his life by setting in motion the amazing..
They were called the Daffodil Girls, spirited and bright, enduring, loving and dancing their way through the gay and desperate twenties. April, who married the tortured and sexually suspect David Daker, convinced she could blot out his memories of the trenches. May, pregnant by her handsome music-ha..
1897. In an isolated station in the Belgian Congo, an Englishman awaits trial for the murder of a native child. Imprisoned in a makeshift gaol, Nicholas Frere awaits the arrival of the Company's official investigator, while his friend, James Frasier, attempts to determine the circumstances which sur..
The Buddhist view of the mind - how it works, how it goes wrong, how to put it right - is increasingly being recognised as profound and highly practical by scientists, counsellors and other professionals. In The Psychology of Awakening, this powerful vision of human nature, and its implications for ..
Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? How do we make sense of musical sound? These are questions that have, until recently, remained mysterious. Now The Music Instinct explores how the latest research in music psychology and..
'Menacing, beautifully paced' Daily MailInspired by Beckett's visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee A serial killer is at work, and the death toll is rising . . . The victim has been bound and tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. Then a second body is found. A nightmare is ..
The Sunday Times bestseller.David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closes..
London bid leader and British Olympic hero Sebastian Coe, Tony Blair and David Beckham all played a part in winning the most competitive race for the Games in Olympic history. But it was far from plain sailing and the campaign was a rollercoaster ride of emotions: full of drama, controversy and tear..
No footballer has ever captured the imagination of the world as fast and as furiously as David Beckham. Julie Burchill tracks his rapid ascent from most villified man in Britain to national hero. In 1998 he made two terrible mistakes - he got a red card and he was photographed wearing a skirt. Now ..
This is the most important, wide-ranging and critical debate so far published on the monarchy.It is not concerned with the trivia and tragedy of the Windsor's personal lives. Instead, a glittering range of contributors from across the spectrum of opinion focus on what the monarchy means for Britain ..
** Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award **Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea.By claiming to be..
EPISODE 1 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS Clarence has to get his pig eating again or lose the fat-pig prize to his arch nemesis.Lord Clarence Emsworth s pride and joy, the prize-winning pig Empress of Blandings refuses to eat when Cyril the pig-man ..
EPISODE 5 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS Freddie must keep his new Portuguese wife a secret from Connie.Clarence s niece - the lisping Gertrude - has been imprisoned at Blandings by Connie and forced to overhaul Clarence s library. It s driving him ..
EPISODE 4 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS Baxter returns as summer tutor for Clarence s grandson George and plans to weasel his way back into permanent employment.Blandings is threatened by the return of tyrannical secretary Baxter, hired by Connie t..
This #1 bestselling baseball classic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is ';dazzling... heart-stopping... A celebration of a vanished heroic age' (The New York Times Book Review). The summer of 1949: It was baseball's Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio's New York Yankees were locked in a soon-to-be c..
Carpentier's Reconstructive Valve Surgery presents you with authoritative guidance on reconstructive techniques for degenerative mitral valve disease. Alain Carpentier, MD, PhD-who pioneered the field-David H. Adams, MD; and Farzan Filsoufi, MD provide step-by-step instructions for each procedure an..
Prepare delicious and authentic dishes with this easy-to-follow Singapore cookbook. An abiding Singaporean passion, food is a central part of life on this multicultural island quite simply because there's so much of it that's so good! Singapore Cooking, featuring a foreword by James Beard Award-Winn..
"e;One of the finest compact books on sumo today."e;Sumo WorldCompletely updated by the well known sumo authority David Shapiro, Sumo: A Pocket Guide describes the history, rules, rituals and techniques of sumo, the wrestlers' training and even their diets. Covering such topics as "e;lif..
This beautifully illustrated book showcases the works of one of Sri Landa's most influential architectsAnjaledran, an ethnic Tamil and visionary artist. During the past 25 years of civil war in Sri Lanka, Anjalendran has stayed on, creating architecture that has attracted interest across the entire ..
Japanese gardens are found throughout the world todaytheir unique forms now considered a universal art form. This stunning Japanese gardening book examines the work of five leading landscape architects in North America who are exploring the extraordinary power of Japanese-style garden design to crea..
"e;This volume, by Biblical scholar Yochi Brandes, is a riveting novel based on textual sources about the experiences of David and Solomon. Its lessons are also relevant for our turbulent time."e; -Elie Wiesel, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of NightIn the tradition..
In cities from Boston to Charleston, elite men and women of eighteenth-century British America came together in private venues to script a polite culture. By examining their various 'texts'--conversations, letters, newspapers, and privately circulated manuscripts--David Shields reconstructs the disc..
In this innovative study, David Waldstreicher investigates the importance of political festivals in the early American republic. Drawing on newspapers, broadsides, diaries, and letters, he shows how patriotic celebrations and their reproduction in a rapidly expanding print culture helped connect loc..
This engaging collection surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States. Den Ouden and O'Brien gather focused and teachable essays on key topics, debates, and case studies. Written by leading scholars in the field, inc..
Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of David T. Gleeson's sweeping analysis of the Irish in the Confederate States of America. Taking a broad view of the subject, Gleeson consider..
From the Russian revolutions of 1917 to the end of the Civil War in 1920, Woodrow Wilson's administration sought to oppose the Bolsheviks in a variety of covert ways. Drawing on previously unavailable American and Russian archival material, David Foglesong chronicles both sides of this secret war an..
Southeastern Geographer VOLUME 54, NUMBER 2 : SUMMER 2014 Table of Contents Cover Art The Buddha Abides in Mississippi Mark M. Miller Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 2 Carl A. Reese and David M. Cochran Part I: Papers The Geography of Non-Earned Income in the Piedmont Mega..
Southeastern GeographerVOLUME 54, NUMBER 1 : SPRING 2014Table of ContentsIntroduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 1David M. Cochran and Carl A. ReesePart I: PapersThe Great Lakes-to-Florida Highway: A Politics of Road Space in 1920s West Virginia and Virginia Jessey GilleyDo Incen..
This collection of thirteen original essays by experts in the field of Caribbean studies clarifies the diverse elements that have shaped the modern Caribbean. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of race, politics, language, and environment that mark the region, the authors ..
In this expansive book, David Narrett shows how the United States emerged as a successor empire to Great Britain through rivalry with Spain in the Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast. As he traces currents of peace and war over four critical decades--from the close of the Seven Years War through the L..