Item 18: signed Transworld collection

The highest bidder will receive a fantastic bundle of Transworld books, all signed by the authors.

We know they’re non-genre, but everyone needs a break sometimes – and we can’t think of any better way of spending one. Whether it’s for you, or the person in your life who just doesn’t *get* genre… bid away!

Minimum Bid: £40.00

All signed by the authors:

RECOIL by Andy McNab

CROSSFIRE by Andy McNab

SACRIFICE by S.J. Bolton

WEDDING BABYLON by Imogen Edwards-Jones

AN UTTERLY IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN by John O’Farrell

– donated by Transworld

Recuperating in Switzerland after a job that cost the life of one of his closest friends, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone is looking for a quiet life.

But when his private life starts to disintegrate, Nick is reluctantly forced back into action. The trail leads him to Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it isn’t long before his dark past comes knocking on his door. . .

Recoil is another pulsating example of modern thriller writing at its very best: compelling, authentic and utterly real. McNab has worked for many years behind the headlines and he knows only too well what makes them…

Body Guarding a TV crew on the streets of war-torn Basra, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone seems certain to die when insurgent gunmen attack. Only the reporter’s swift action saves his life. When the reporter vanishes within hours, presumed kidnapped, Stone is asked by the Intelligence Service to find him. The trail leads from Iraq to London, Dublin, and ultimately Kabul – the dark and brutal city where governments, terrorism and big business inexorably collide. Caught in the crossfire, Stone’s nightmare is only just beginning – for the hunter has suddenly become the hunted, in a heart-stopping race against time. . . Unrelentingly violent, harrowing and chillingly graphic as it hurtles us towards a truly shocking climax, Nick Stone’s tenth adventure is high-voltage, pulse-pounding, no-holds-barred McNab – prose so testosterone-drenched, action so blisteringly paced, it could only have been penned by the master thriller writer at his electrifying, unputdownable best.

Moving to remote Shetland has been unsettling enough for consultant surgeon Tora Hamilton, even before the gruesome discovery she makes one rain-drenched afternoon . . .

The corpse I could cope with. It was the context that threw me . . .

Deep in the peat soil of her field she uncovers the body of a young woman. Her heart has been removed, and the marks etched into the woman’s skin bear an eerie resemblance to carvings Tora has seen in her own cellar.

And there I’d been, thinking the day couldn’t possibly get any worse.

But as Tora begins to ask questions, terrifying threats start rolling in like the cold island mists . . .

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves a good wedding. Except, possibly, the bride and groom, who spend the day in such an overexcited frenzy that they can’t remember it. And the bridesmaids, who are forced to wear ill-fitting peach taffeta so as not to outshine the bride. And the best man, who has to make a terrifying speech in front of a room of drunken people he’s never met before, then fight off the attentions of the chief bridesmaid. Oh, and the father of the bride, who has to pay through the nose for the whole thing… Now, in the bestselling Babylon tradition, Imogen Edwards-Jones lifts the lid on the excesses of the wedding industry. The scams which inflate the prices of everything from flowers to cakes to marquee hire. And the wedding disaster stories of high jinks at the altar and disastrous low comedy in the speeches. The potential for things to go horribly, horribly wrong is never higher than at a wedding. Hilarious, shocking and thoroughly entertaining, Wedding Babylon is proof positive that the dream day is never far from becoming a nightmare…

Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then ‘The Origins of the Industrial Revolution’ somehow seemed less compelling than the chance to test the bold claim on Timothy Johnson’s ‘Shatterproof’ ruler.But here at last is a chance to have a good laugh and learn all that stuff you feel you really ought to know by now…

In this ‘Horrible History for Grown Ups’ you can read how Anglo-Saxon liberals struggled to be positive about immigration; ‘Look I think we have to try and respect the religious customs of our new Viking friends – oi, he’s nicked my bloody ox!’Discover how England’s peculiar class system was established by some snobby French nobles whose posh descendents still have wine cellars and second homes in the Dordogne today. And explore the complex socio-economic reasons why Britain’s kings were the first in Europe to be brought to heel; (because the Stuarts were such a useless bunch of untalented, incompetent, arrogant, upper-class thickoes that Parliament didn’t have much choice.)

A book about then that is also incisive and illuminating about now, ‘2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge’, is an hilarious, informative and cantankerous journey through Britain’ fascinating and bizarre history. As entertaining as a witch burning, and a lot more laughs.

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2 Responses to Item 18: signed Transworld collection

  1. Open for bidding: please place your bids!

  2. ashley says:

    £40.00

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