- Tommy: The British Soldier On The Western Front, 1914-1918
The first history of World War I to place centre-stage the British soldier who fought in the trenches, this superb and important book tells the story of an epic and terrible war through the letters, diaries and memories of those who fought it.
Of the six million men who served in the British army, nearly one million lost their lives and over two million were wounded. This is the story of these men - epitomised by the character of Sgt Tommy Atkins - and the women they left behind.
Using previously unseen letters, diaries, memoirs and poetry from the years 1914-1918, Richard Holmes paints a moving picture of the generation that fought and died in the mud of Flanders. He follows men whose mental health was forever destroyed by shell shock, women who lost husbands and brothers in the same afternoon and those who wrote at lunchtime and died before tea.
Groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed, this book tells the real story of trench warfare, the strength and fallibility of the human spirit, the individuals behind an epic event, and their legacy. It is an emotional and unforgettable masterpiece from one of our most important historians.
- Paddington and the Marmalade Maze
Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But, mysteriously, Paddington and Mr Gruber manage to escape from the maze unscathed.
- Teacher's Guides Ages 7-12: Sound and Music
This teacher's guide covers materials for Primary Science Key Stage 2. It is accompanied by two pupils' books, one for Years 3-4 and one for Years 5-6. It also includes an explanation of the SPACE (Science Processes and Concept Exploration) approach to science teaching and learning.
- Pack 1
Answers is a comprehensive and coherent PSHE course for primary schools, based on the appropriate cross-curricular dimensions, skills and themes. Answers Pack 1 is for ages 7-9. The book is supplied with twenty-four A3 posters, in a hard plastic wallet. The book contains almost a hundred photocopiable activity and stimulus sheets, along with detailed guidance on classroom management and invaluable information on other resources. For each of the twenty-four topics covered there are four activities suggested, each based on one or more of the key questions in PSHE. In addition, the pack contains posters for each topic, which ask appropriate stimulating questions, and could be used as part of a more permanent display.
- Freedom at Midnight
On 14 August 1947 one-fifth of humanity claimed their independence in India. But 400 million people were to find that the immediate price of freedom was partition and war, riot and murder. In this reconstruction, Collins and Lapierre recount the eclipse of the British Raj and examine the roles enacted by, among others, Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Mountbatten in its violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan.