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The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition): Stuart Hill The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue) (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Stuart Hill 1
R197 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R51 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first thrilling fantasy novel in Stuart Hill's acclaimed ICEMARK series: magnificent, steely-edged and epic! When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub ofthe World. But can she save her kingdom? '[A] dazzlingly confident debut about power and personal discovery' THETIMES 'A wonderful, swashbuckling read and an exceptional debut.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition): Dan Smith My Friend the Enemy (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Dan Smith 1
R191 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R53 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy, marching across places he's never seen. Until the night it comes to him. A German plane is shot down over the woods that his Dad looked after, before he went off to fight. Peter rushes to the crash site to find something exciting to keep. But what he finds instead is someone: a young and injured German airman. The enemy. Here. And in trouble. Suddenly, helping him seems like the right thing to do ... An exciting and thought-provoking World War 2 adventure from acclaimed author Dan Smith.

Beginners Plus Drones (Paperback): Henry Brook Beginners Plus Drones (Paperback)
Henry Brook 1
R175 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R35 (20%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days
Second World War (Hardcover): Conrad Mason Second World War (Hardcover)
Conrad Mason
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days

This title offers a clear and informative account of how the Second World War began, the infamous battles and the conclusion and aftermath of the war. It is illustrated with maps, evocative archive photographs and illustrations. It includes descriptions of the most famous events including Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, D-Day and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Part of series three of the Usborne Reading Programme for children whose reading ability and confidence allows them to tackle longer and more complex information. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London.

Courageous First World War Stories (Paperback): Jim Eldridge Courageous First World War Stories (Paperback)
Jim Eldridge 1
R227 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R53 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

COURAGEOUS FIRST WORLD WAR STORIES is a collection of three wartime adventures that will transport the reader to the heart of the First World War by land, sea and air. In THE TRENCHES, Billy Stevens, a telegraph operator, finds himself part of the deadly Battle of Passchendaele. STANDING ALONE tells the true story of Jack Cornwell, the sixteen-year-old hero of the last great naval battle of WW1. FLYING ACE takes us into the skies where Jack Fairfax of the Royal Flying Corps finds himself under attack. Riveting fictionalized accounts, packed with historical detail, give a new immediacy to the First World War that will enthral young readers.

The Radium Girls - Young Readers Edition - The Scary but True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark... The Radium Girls - Young Readers Edition - The Scary but True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark (Hardcover)
Kate Moore
R377 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
World War I Spies (Paperback): Michael E Goodman World War I Spies (Paperback)
Michael E Goodman
R248 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R16 (6%) Out of stock

A historical account of espionage during World War II, including famous spies such as Mata Hari, covert missions, and technologies that influenced the course of the conflict.

Saga of the Sioux (Paperback): Dee Brown Saga of the Sioux (Paperback)
Dee Brown
R307 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This new adaptation of Dee Brown's multimillion-copy bestseller, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," is filled with photographs and maps to bring alive the tragic saga of Native Americans for middle-grade readers. Focusing on the Sioux nation as representative of the entire Native American story, this meticulously researched account allows the great chiefs and warriors to speak for themselves about what happened to the Sioux from 1860 to the Massacre of Wounded Knee in 1891. This dramatic story is essential reading for every student of U.S. history.

Coming Home (Paperback): Jim Eldridge Coming Home (Paperback)
Jim Eldridge 1
R131 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R30 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A gripping first-hand account of life back home after World War One. Thirteen-year-old Joe Henry tricked his way into the army to bring his father home, but fighting in the Great War has been tougher than he could have ever imagined. One night, he's tasked with guarding a railway carriage in the middle of a forest - inside the carriage, very important people are making very important decisions... Finally, an armistice is signed - the war is over! But when Joe returns home, it's to a very different life than the one he left behind. His father is injured and furious at Joe for going to war, plus the Spanish flu is raging, with more and more people dying every day... Joe may have survived World War One, but the danger isn't over yet.

The French Revolution (Paperback): Virginia Loh-Hagan The French Revolution (Paperback)
Virginia Loh-Hagan
R278 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Battle Born: Meridian Divide (Paperback): Cassandra Rose Clarke Battle Born: Meridian Divide (Paperback)
Cassandra Rose Clarke 1
R213 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R54 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The second original novel based on the mega-hit HALO video game series! With a world now in turmoil, the stakes are raised... Who can be trusted as the danger increases? It's been three months since the colony world of Meridian was invaded by the alien alliance known as the Covenant. Under close supervision by the Office of Naval Intelligence and Meridian's Militia forces, Evie, Dorian, Saskia and Victor have been training hard to return to their home and assist the UNSC in a mission. But when they arrive on Meridian's surface, they find a world in turmoil. The stakes are raised, and the UNSC is asking the teens to complete increasingly dangerous missions. Pulled between a desire to fight for their home and a growing distrust of the military, the teens find themselves in more danger than they could ever prepare for . causing them to make a fateful choice that will ripple throughout generations to come.

Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback): Lucy Strange Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)
Lucy Strange 1
R190 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R70 (37%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From the bestselling author of THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD comes an exciting wartime mystery entwined with magic and myth ... 'A beautiful story.' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars '[A] mesmerising second novel' THE TELEGRAPH 'A poignant and uplifting tale packed with adventure, atmosphere and intriguing characters.' MAIL ON SUNDAY England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is small, afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overhead. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone ...

Fly Like a Girl - One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front (Hardcover): Mary Jennings Hegar Fly Like a Girl - One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front (Hardcover)
Mary Jennings Hegar
R374 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Roman Soldier's Handbook (Hardcover, New edition): Lesley Sims Roman Soldier's Handbook (Hardcover, New edition)
Lesley Sims; Illustrated by Ian McNee
R344 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R95 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A perfect survival guide for novice soldiers about how to stay alive in the Roman Army, revealing all the gruesome truths of life in the Roman army including what soldiers ate, what they wore and how they lived. Witty illustrations complement the text, creating a friendly and accessible introduction to Roman history.

See Inside Second World War (Hardcover): Rob Lloyd Jones See Inside Second World War (Hardcover)
Rob Lloyd Jones
R337 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R109 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a brilliant historical addition to the "See Inside" series, looking closely at the vehicles and major events that defined the Second World War as one of the most destructive wars in history. Lifting the flaps reveals the insides of some of the military vehicles used during campaigns including tanks, fighter planes and aircraft carriers, while others look in depth at life during the Blitz and the action on the beaches during the invasion of Normandy.

Woeful Second World War (Paperback): Terry Deary, Martin Brown Woeful Second World War (Paperback)
Terry Deary, Martin Brown 1
R156 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R39 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Refreshed, renewed, reloaded! All the foul facts about the Woeful Second World War are ready to uncover, including: why the blitzed Brits ate chicken-fruit, sinkers and nutty, what really happened in Dad's Army and how to make a rude noise with a gas mask. Refreshed with a fantastic new design, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans. With shiny foil cover

Beginners Plus Spying (Paperback, New edition): Henry Brook Beginners Plus Spying (Paperback, New edition)
Henry Brook; Illustrated by Staz Johnson
R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R40 (20%) Ships in 5 - 21 working days
Walk Toward the Rising Sun - From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace (Hardcover): Ger Duany, garen thomas Walk Toward the Rising Sun - From Child Soldier to Ambassador of Peace (Hardcover)
Ger Duany, garen thomas
R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Drummer Boys Lead the Charge - Courageous Kids of the Civil War (Paperback): Bruce Berglund Drummer Boys Lead the Charge - Courageous Kids of the Civil War (Paperback)
Bruce Berglund; Illustrated by Aleksandar Sotirovski
R159 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R30 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Zlata's Diary - A Child's Life In Sarajevo (Paperback, New Ed): Zlata Filipovic Zlata's Diary - A Child's Life In Sarajevo (Paperback, New Ed)
Zlata Filipovic; Translated by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric 2
R139 R70 Discovery Miles 700 Save R69 (50%) In stock

I'm trying to concentrate so that I can do my homework (reading) but I simply can't. Something is going on in town. You can hear gunfire from the hills!

This entry in Zlata's diary in April 1992 shows how the war draws relentlessly closer to her home in Sarajevo. When she starts her diary, Zlata tells of her normal, happy life with her family and friends. But soon they are fighting to survive. Zlata's very personal account is a vivid portrait of an innocent child caught up in a terrible war.

First World War Sticker Book (Paperback, New edition): First World War Sticker Book (Paperback, New edition)
R193 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R46 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

100 years beyond the start of World War I, discover the history that led up to it, the military strategies that were employed on both sides, what life was like for soldiers in the trenches and more. A fascinating book, jam-packed with information, maps and photos, and over 100 stickers. Published in association with Imperial War Museums.

D-Day (Hardcover): Henry Brook D-Day (Hardcover)
Henry Brook
R163 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R39 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The story of D-Day - the Normandy beach landings which saw the start of the Allies' major offensive against German forces - specially written for young readers. Includes photographs, maps and full-colour illustrations, as well as internet links to recommended websites for further information through Usborne Quicklinks. The Usborne Reading Programme is a collection of over 250 reading books, developed with reading experts and graded in seven levels.

Daniel Inouye - World War II Hero and Senator (Hardcover): Jennifer Marino Walters Daniel Inouye - World War II Hero and Senator (Hardcover)
Jennifer Marino Walters; Illustrated by Scott R Brooks
R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A U.S. Independence Time Capsule - Artifacts of the Nation's Beginnings (Paperback): Natalie Fowler A U.S. Independence Time Capsule - Artifacts of the Nation's Beginnings (Paperback)
Natalie Fowler
R181 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R35 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
D-Day (Paperback): Bryan Perrett D-Day (Paperback)
Bryan Perrett
R182 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R34 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

My Story: D-Day is a vivid account firsthand account of the D-Day landings. It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack. When he finds himself the only unwounded officer left, will he be able to do what it takes to command his men and fight for survival? Experience history first-hand with My Story!

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