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  • The Cape Crusadersby Julian Walker

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    In 1987, seven people embarked on a three month charity expedition to drive an old red Dennis fire engine from the northern tip of Europe to the southernmost point of Africa. After almost five months, 37,000km, 21 countries, and a journey through rainforest, bush veldt, deserts and urban developments, the author was one of five who completed their... more...

  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. Julian Walker offers a treasury of word histories, showing the variety of ways in which the words we use have evolved. The book is arranged into subjects, within which a selection of words are traced back through the stages by which they came to be part of the English language, and... more...

  • Discovering Words in the Kitchenby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their... more...

  • Team Talkby Julian Walker

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

    Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized sports, borrowing, modifying and redefining... more...

  • The Book of Cringe - A Collection of Reasonably Clean but Silly Schoolboy Jokesby Julian Walker

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Around 2,000 jokes, puns and poems of cringe-worthy silliness - and one piece of advice: ? If at first you don?t succeed ? forget skydiving. Dad jokes at their very worst - dive in, cringe and, above all, be amused. But if you have wondered about these questions: ? What would happen if there were no hypothetical situations? ? Why didn?t Tarzan have... more...

  • Discovering Words in the Kitchenby Julian Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods, and dishes to show how the vocabulary of English has reflected the ways speakers of the language have interacted with their tastes, their environment... more...

  • Team Talkby Julian Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process terminologies developed to refer to these new standardized sports, borrowing, modifying and redefining... more...

  • Discovering Wordsby Julian Walker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. Julian Walker offers a treasury of word histories, showing the variety of ways in which the words we use have evolved. The book is arranged into subjects, within which a selection of words are traced back through the stages by which they came to be part of the English language, and through... more...

  • Trench Talkby Peter Doyle; Julian Walker

    The History Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    The First World War largely directed the course of the twentieth century. Fought on three continents, the war saw 14 million killed and 34 million wounded. Its impact shaped the world we live in today, and the language of the trenches continues to live in the modern consciousness.One of the enduring myths of the First World War is that the experience... more...

  • The Insider's Guide to Writing for Televisionby Julian Friedmann; Christopher Walker

    Crimson Publishing 2012; US$ 22.99

    Taking budding scriptwriters step-by-step through the entire scriptwriting process, including how to make money from TV scriptwriting. Authored by two industry experts, from both the scriptwiring and agency side, this book reveals insider tips and strategies; from how to structure scripts to preparing your pitch and finding an agent. more...