Penguin Dictionary of Law by Julian Webb

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The ideal reference guide for lawyers, students and anyone interested in the workings of the legal system …

The Penguin Dictionary of Law is the ideal reference guide for lawyers, students and anyone interested in the workings of the legal system. It gives clear, jargon-free definitions of legal terms from abuse of process to youth court as well as providing biographical information on important legal thinkers, from John Locke and Thomas Hobbes to Max Weber and Ronald Dworkin.

Only £14.99 + pp.

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The essential companion for every traveller on First Great Western Railway …

Packed with information on all the landmarks, railway history, geographical features and places of interest that can be seen from your window as your journey unfolds, this indispensable guide covers three great routes – Paddington to Bristol; Reading to Penzance and Swindon to Carmarthen.

A route map for each section of the journey highlights the features described, and the book includes hundreds of specially commissioned colour photographs giving a 'traveller's-eye' view. Each entry indicates on which side of the train the place or item of interest described can be found.

Written by lifelong railway enthusiast and Professor of Transport, Stuart Cole, and with a Foreword by pop impresario and railway devotee Pete Waterman OBE, West from Paddington will turn your journey into a voyage of discovery.

Only £12.50 + pp.

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 Beyond the Frontiers of Imperial Russia

by Alexander C de Haes-Tyrtoff and Nicholas Tyrtoff Davis

The Life and Times of Otto W. Lindholm … Nineteenth Century Whaler, Adventurer and one of the Founding Fathers of the City of Vladivostock.

Beyond the Frontiers of Imperial Russia is a true adventure, full of unforeseen and incredible events. In an alert style and a lively and vivid language, the author evokes the society of his era.

'To dare and never know what the future holds for you' is the leitmotiv of this Finnish boy, whose family by tradition intended him to be a naval officer of the Tsar of all Russia.

Losing his father at the tender age of 12, he left the family home to study and in his early teens enlisted on a whaler, spending his early years on extended world voyages to the whale hunting grounds in search of one of the commodities that dominated 19th century life. Attaining his first command at the age of 26, he quickly achieved prominence in a booming industry at the outer reaches of the Imperial Russian Empire.

The discovery of oil in the latter half of the 19th century led him to pursue many other avenues of commerce in the Russian Far East and West Coast of the United States, including the construction of the largest dry dock in the eastern hemisphere at the port City of Vladivostok. His success in business and his support of the Imperial Russian Navy allowed him into the restricted circle of friends of the Tsar Alexander III and his successor Nicholas II.

These original memoirs are published thanks to the contribution of Alexander C de Haes-Tyrtoff and Nicholas Tyrtoff Davis - Otto Lindholm's great grandsons.

Only £22.00 + pp.

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