His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh: irascible, controversial, outspoken, forthright and funny; the Gaffer, the Prince of Political Incorrectness, the Duke of Hazard, Phil the Greek. Whatever you call him – and he doesn’t give a damn – you’ve got to love him! Now in his nineties, he goes on – undaunted, unrepentant and, if less active, just as amusing. As of Autumn 2017 the Duke will finally relinquish his public duties but his legendary humour lives on.
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The Art of Falconry represents a milestone in titles on the sport, quite unique in scope, style and content. It presents falconry in theory and in practice, celebrating it as both an art form and a living cultural heritage. Far from being merely another “how to” book, however, it takes the reader into the field with contributions from experts in all branches of the sport, and is lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs and artwork. The first new practical falconry treatise in the French language since the 1940s, this English edition brings a fresh perspective to the English-speaking falconer and is further enhanced through contributions from a number of internationally renowned authorities, including British, American and South African falconers and austringers.
“I genuinely cannot recommend this book too highly”
Bob Dalton, The World of Falconry
The 1970 Festival was a record-breaking event. It spanned five days and nights with an audience widely reported to have reached 600,000.
For the first time, Ray Foulk delves into contemporary reports, revealing the arguments that raged at both local and national level. His inside story concludes with the parliamentary battle to stop the Island event and the attempt to ban all open air festivals nationwide.
“If you were one of the half a million music fans who made their way like raggle-taggle gypsies to the Isle of Wight 1970 then you will absolutely love this backstage look at a great moment in rock history.”
Ray Connolly, Daily Mail
In the capital, Nineveh, resides a deep and complex man, the power behind the King of the World. Faced with unforeseen disaster that threatens his authority, he emerges as a psychopathic killer.
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This special edition of When the World Came to the Isle of Wight comprises of signed copies of Stealing Dylan From Woodstock and The Last Great Event, shrink-wrapped and packaged in a psychedelic bellyband. When the World Came to the Isle of Wight records festival organiser Ray Foulk’s experience of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Isle of Wight Festivals which featured musical legends including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and the Who.
“Ray Foulk and his brothers, Ronnie and Bill – it is incredible what they did – it is incredible”
Sid Griffin, BBC Radio 6
For a time, the Isle of Wight Festivals transformed a sleepy English island into the rock‘n’roll capital of the world. What started in 1968 as a parochial one-nighter in a stubble field to raise funds for a local swimming pool, a year later ballooned into a massive outdoor gathering. Numbers sky-rocketed as devotees flocked to the Island from mainland Britain, Europe, the Americas and as far away as Australia, to pay homage to rock’s poet laureate, Bob Dylan.
“… like rock n roll meets Ealing comedy, a great tale, lovingly told”
Classic Rock Magazine
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The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, passed down through families, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.
First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.
Also available in Arabic (click here).
Since its first publication in 1989, The Arab Horse has been recognised as the definitive work on the subject. This, the third edition, has been substantiallly revised and redesigned to bring the story of the Arab horse to a new generation of enthusiasts of the breed, and to coincide with the opening of the British Museum’s exhibition on ‘The Horse from Arabia to Royal Ascot’ in May 2012…