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Bargain WW1 book at The Works

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geraint

Good heads up there! I'm off to the Bangor branch tomorrow, eager to spend!

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Bernard_Lewis

I picked up today the story of the 'Journey's End Battalion' by RC Sheriff. I can't recall the precise title as I forgot that I'd bought it and left it in the boot of the car! Still there for now...Cover price £12.99, I think, but only a fiver today. I also bagged a book of first-hand memories of Dunkirk (£3) as well as Ian McGeechan's book on the British Lions (£4). 

 

Bernard

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paulgranger

The Works is about to try again in Grantham. It's had shops twice here in the past, but closed them down. Third time lucky with the new shop, perhaps. My wife has made it clear I am not to spend all day in there.

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MikeyH

The Works at Blooms Garden Centre near Rugby, has 'The Invisible Cross' paperback edition 2017 at £3 (was £9.99), edited by Andrew Davidson from the letters of Colonel Graham Chaplin

of the 1st Cameronians, an account of three years in the trenches.

 

Mike.

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BereniceUK

There were several copies of The Journey's End Battalion: The 9th East Surrey in the Great War by Michael Lucas in the Lancaster branch today, priced £5.

 

Also one copy of First World War Posters by Rosalind Ormiston, priced £4, which I bought.

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MikeyH

The Banbury branch has 'Great War Tank - Mark 1V Owner's Workshop Manual', by David Fletcher, published by Haynes.

A well illustrated 160 page review of the design, building, and operation of the Mark 1V Tank.   Also has chapters

on the tanks anatomy, armament, the tank at war, and surviving MK 1V's including the recovery of Deborah.

was £22.99 on offer at £6.00.

 

Mike.

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RaySearching

Popped into the works at Middlesbrough  today for some holiday reading

 

Bought the following for £6.00  several left

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BridgetM

Why not look at their website and click-and-collect? Don't just rely on what happens to be in the shop you have access to. Assumes you don't feel the need to look through before you buy, but at these prices...

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voltaire60

   As a pretty much retired bookseller (Old books, not the crud that Waterstones is rammed out with), may I plug three of my colleagues who all sell online by mail order?

 

All have online catalogues:

 

POSTCRIPT  BOOKS.

 

        This is the mail order end of the old Sandpiper Books, run by a nice fellow called Robert Collie and now based at their distributors in Newton Abbot.  They currently have listed 190 titles on the Great War at reduced prices. Their mailing is £2 a pop, so it opens up quite a lot of stuff to those out in the sticks.

    Robert Collie-as either Sandpiper or Postscript has been the market leader in academic or serious books for a long-time now-and I suspect that the greater number of more recent Great War books that come to be remaindered will go through him. Well worth looking at.

 

BIBLIOPHILE

 

            Based near me in East London- been going for donkey's years as well. Tends to be more middle-of-the-road than Postscript but can challenge The Works on titles and price.

 

ACADEMIC BOOK COLLECTION

    A bit more up market-  Has more middle-brow books,strong on Art and Lit but good quality History in every catalogue. The Prop. (an old friend of over 25 years) specialises in knobbling publishers back lists, so that much of what he lists in not available anywhere else.

 

      I have no commercial connection with any of these outfits- nor The Works. The Works is fine but the choice is quite limited.

 

There is quite a lot kicking around on the Great War-with more to come. Happy hunting!!

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Knotty

V60

Very appreciative of you sharing your colleagues information, a quick look at their websites shows some interesting titles, question is can I afford to buy some more?

 

John

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voltaire60

Knotty-  I can only put temptation in your way -how you respond to it is up to you

 

(But don't look up quotes by Oscar Wilde-"I can resist everything.......")

 

Pip,pip[

Mike  :wub:

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voltaire60
13 minutes ago, Knotty said:

V60

Very appreciative of you sharing your colleagues information, a quick look at their websites shows some interesting titles, question is can I afford to buy some more?

 

John

 

 By the way, john- the best  best (biased) advice an old bookeller like me can give is:

"It's always the book you didn't buy you regret, not the ones you did"

 

 

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Steven Broomfield
On 3/21/2018 at 22:32, BereniceUK said:

There were several copies of The Journey's End Battalion: The 9th East Surrey in the Great War by Michael Lucas in the Lancaster branch today, priced £5.

 

 

Also yesterday in the Works outlet in the Wyevale Garden Centre on the A10 between Cambridge and Royston, near Shepreth. I even bought a copy.

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Scalyback

Not posted in a while!

 

Haynes. Great War Tank, Owners Manual.

 

£22.99 normally. The Works £6.99 and even cheaper using my points. 

 

 

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The Scorer
On ‎14‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 08:11, The Scorer said:

I'm bringing this one back to life to report that the Newport shop have "Mapping the Great War" for sale at £8.00 ..... a bargain!!

 

They've still got some copies (yesterday) .... although they're £5 each now!!

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Gardenerbill

Just popped into the Manchester Arndale Works and they have 'Over The Top - Great battles of the First World War' by Martin Marix Evans for £3.00 is it: a) any good or b) worth it at that price.

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saw119

Just picked up Nick Lloyd's Hundred Days for £3 in the town Works in Sheffield

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hazelclark

Purchased Lloyd’s book last night in Edinburgh. Haven’t started though.

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Gardenerbill

Manchester Arndale Works have the following:

TANKS - 100 Years of Armoured Warfare by Robin Cross & David Willey & The Tank Museum £10
Tank Hunter: World War One by Craig Moore £6
The Journey's End Battalion: The 9th East Surrey in the Great War by Michael Lucas £5

 

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MikeyH

Not the Works, but a local W.H.Smith's branch has 'Tommy' by Richard Holmes in hardback at £6.00, also at the same price 'The Somme', this contains an account of the six phases of the battle taken from the Times History of the Great War, volumes 9,10 and 11.  The hardback book was published by the Times in 2018 with a cover price of £18.99.  Reproduction is generally good, but a couple of photos are a little murky.

 

Mike.

 

 

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Donald D

On Thursday in the Works in Luton town centre I bought Richard Van Emden's 1918 for £6.00.

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MikeyH

In the Works in Banbury today 'Dead Wake' by Erik Larson, an account of the last crossing of the Lusitania.

Paperback published in 2015, 429 pages.  Originally priced at £9.99 marked down to £3, further discount at

the till, purchased for £1.50.

 

Mike.

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The Scorer

There don't seem to be any copies of "Mapping The Great War" in their shops now - unless they're all in one which I haven't visited!

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