A lockdown special offer of Chris Dobrowolski’s fascinating book. Follow his ingenious making of vehicles of escape from a boat, hovercraft, car, tank, and plane made from the everyday things around him. All inspired by the attitude of “I can do it”, first stimulated by his childhood love of Ladybird books. Finally escape with Chris sledging in the Antarctic on a sledge made with gilt picture frames.
159 pages, hardback and only £25 with free postage!
The three Fs: Fascinating, frustrating and farcical. Warning: the book does contain a few expletives!
David Patient has been a shipwright for 42 years and ran his own bargeyard in Maldon. His extensive knowledge of shipbuilding significantly enriches this documentation of the town’s maritime history leading up to John Howard’s fascinating story. The book’s title quotes Essex bargemen who could not resist enlightening others that John Howard built the most elegant sailing barges. He also designed and built many yachts and other craft. Howard, a most respected Maldonian, became a member of the Institution of Naval Architects, a rare achievement among shipwrights.
Jardine Press Ltd
Hardback, 240 x 300mm, 320pp
157 illustrations in full colour
Jardine Press 1st May 2020
Retail price: £40 [buy]
Following the success of Richard Allen’s “Coastal Birds“, there is now a sequel: “Garden Birds” with the same format and lovely tactile feel, easy to use on the hop and small enough for your pocket! 18 of our garden birds are given Richard’s flattering linocut treatment, along with his observations of their habits and characteristics.
Click here for more info, or just straight to here to buy for £9.50.