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Character and dozens more. There are about 50 crosswords, half a dozen word puzzles including a palindromic word-square, card problems and chess problems. A beautifully designed volume, 326pp. $18.95 NOW £2.75

68352 BATTLESHIPS - 125 ORIGINAL PUZZLES by Trevor Truran

Battleships is a single-player puzzle version of the classic naval warfare game. All you have to do to solve these puzzles is deploy your fleet on a grid using logic and follow a few basic rules. The book contains 125 puzzles for all difficulty levels, ensuring a serious logical challenge for everyone. Hours of fun in 176 page paperback. £5.99 NOW £1.75

68614 200 CAPTURE MATES by Fred Wilson and Bruce Alberston Improving chess players will find this book a great learning tool and great fun as you solve the puzzles and find the checkmate in 200 unique situations. You will be using capture mates, a chess term for taking an opponent’s piece and winning at the same time, to accomplish these victories. The first 100 are one-move mates, the second are more challenging two-move mates and the authors have tossed in a few tricky mates as well. Can you find the solutions? 200 easy-to-use large diagrams throughout. 160pp in paperback. £8.95 NOW £4.75

68625 HOW GOOD IS YOUR CHESS? by Larry Evans


Rate yourself in 100 positions presented from actual chess games. You are given three possible moves to choose from. Based on your answers, you will be able to calculate your chess rating. Once you have chosen the best move you can review the solutions section where Grandmaster Larry Evans carefully explains the logic behind each winning move and the traps awaiting the inferior alternative. With diagrams throughout, 144pp in softback.

£7.95 NOW £5 HOME



A popular selection including Barwick Green from The Archers, By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs), Portrait of a Flirt (In Town Tonight), Devil’s Galop (Dick Barton, Special Agent), Marching Strings (Top of the

Form), Sunny Side Up (BBC Light Programme), Sidney Torch’s London Transport Suite, Works by Eric Coates (Knightsbridge March, Oxford Street March, Television March) and Percy Grainger (Londonderry Air, Country Gardens). Playing time 62 minutes on CD. ONLY £6


W. H. AUDEN CD by W. H. Auden

‘Auden’s poems are intellectual creations, even when the poet’s intellect is used to warn us against the follies of uncontrolled intellectualism’. - The Observer.

Total playing time 78 minutes on compact disc, here are 23 tracks all recorded between 1953 and 1960. They include School Children, In Praise of Limestone, The Capital, As He Is, Five Lyrics and Precious Five. Under the section Bucolics is Winds, Woods, Mountains, Lakes, Islands, Plains and Streams. Among the remaining tracks are Homage to Clio, Metalogue to the Magic Flute, A Walk after Dark and Alonzo to Ferdinand. ONLY £6


OF PETER USTINOV CD by Peter Ustiniov

This was a man who had been everywhere, knew everyone, seen everything and could do everything and kept his sense of humour about it all. The Grand Prix of Gibraltar,

Phoney Folk-Lore and Mock Mozart with Antony Hopkins on harpsichord are among the ten tracks included on this CD, playing time just over one hour. Drivers’ Meeting, Governor’s Speech, Le Mans Start, The Arrival of the Duke and The Race (Including all Pit Stops) are among the other gems featured. ONLY £6


SONATAS NO.s 15-18 CD by Maria Joao Pires ‘Pires has always been something of a Mozart specialist, and her playing is tastefully and cleanly articulated, the lyrical melodies sensitively shaped, the passage

work fluent and even. Nothing she does is ever harsh or graceless.’ - Gramophone. Recorded in 1974, the 13 tracks on this one hour six minute digitally remastered compact disc comprises Sonatas No. 15 in F Major KV533, No. 16 in C Major KV545, No. 17 in B Flat Major KV570 and Sonata No. 18 in D Major KV576 and finishes with Fantasia in D Minor KV397. ONLY £6


SINGING GAME CD by Paul Arden-Taylor The Grand Old Duke of York, The Lion and the Unicorn, Hey Diddle Diddle, Humpty Dumpty, Ring A Ring O’ Roses, Oranges and

Lemons, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, Girls and Boys Come Out to Play, Polly Put the Kettle On and 21 other splendid favourites. Singing, dipping, skipping, clapping, two ball games and more singing games in this excellent, wholesome and meticulous production. On compact disc, playing time just over one hour.


66149 GUITAR MASTERCLASS CD by Andres Segovia

One of the greatest guitarists of all time, Andres Segovia was the ultimate ‘effective guitarist’ who opened doors for all those who followed. Our bargain priced CD features the music of J. S. Bach, Villa-Lobos, Tórroba, Sor, Rodrigo and Ponce. 11 tracks in total digitally remastered on 73 minute CD. ONLY £6


CLASSICS CD by Stanley Holloway et al A rib-ticking nostalgic round of humourous hits from the 1930s to the 1950s featuring Stanley Holloway, Noël Coward, Victor Borge, Groucho Marx with Lydia the Tattooed Lady, Phil Harris, Spike Jones, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Max Miller with Lulu, Sid James and Danny Green with Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Reginald Gardiner, Frank Crumit, Danny Kaye, Tex Williams, George Formby, Fats Waller, Eddie Cantor, Flanagan & Allen, Judy Garland and Johnny Mercer. 77 minutes running time. ONLY £5.50


read by Richard Burton Includes Fern Hill and Death Shall Have No Dominion, Lament, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, A Winter’s Tale, The Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait, The

Hunchback in the Park, excerpts from Homage to Dylan Thomas recorded at the Globe Theatre 1954 plus bonus tracks by Hugh Griffith and Emlyn Williams. ‘He was greatly affected at the death of his favourite drinking companion, Dylan Thomas…When Burton died in 1984 he was buried with a copy of Dylan Thomas’s Collected Poems.’ - James Murray. Bargain CD, 72 minutes running time. ONLY £6

66604 AL JARREAU: Two CDs by Al Jarreau The smooth dark tones of Al Jarreau are brought together in one compilation album featuring 18 tracks including I’m Still in Love with You, Living For You, Love and Happiness, Tired of Being Alone, Kissing My Love, Here I am Baby, Call Me, Ain’t No Sunshine and Let’s Stay Together among them. All are original recordings digitally remastered. ONLY £2

66652 BRITISH RAILWAYS: 3 DVD Box Set Waterloo Sunset is the title of the first DVD which looks at Southern Region’s last steam-worked main lines from Waterloo to Salisbury and Weymouth in colour footage filmed between 1958 and 1967. The second disc, entitled Rails in the Isle of Wight, looks at island railways. It is produced from films made by railway enthusiasts who visited the island from the 1950s to the present day. The third disc Vintage Southern provides a delightful miscellany covering many aspects of railway activity in the South East of England over a 40 year period. Running time three hours. ONLY £12


by The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company With chorus and orchestra conducted by Isidore Godfrey, here are highlights from The Gondoliers, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard. Includes an expert eight page booklet and over an hour of carefully remastered history. Playing time 76 minutes on bargain CD. ONLY £5

66918 T. S. ELIOT READS T. S. ELIOT CD by T. S. Eliot

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Ash Wednesday and Portrait of a Lady are among the 18 tracks, playing time just over 74 minutes. Eliot is one of the great readers aloud of the last century with his precise and angular voice, tailor- made for his own verses. The Naming of Cats, The Old Grumbie Cat, The Song of the Jellicles, Macavity the Mystery Cat and Gus the Theatre Cat are among the best Cats selection and read by the great author himself. Bargain priced CD. ONLY £6

66919 FAVOURITE POETRY: Great Voices Read Poetry CD

by Richard Burton, Robert Hardy et al Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Now Sleep the Crimson Petal, Death Shall Have No Dominion, Upon Westminster Bridge, Shakespeare Sonnets, Do Not Go Gently, Ode to a Nightingale and Daffodils are among the 18 favourite pieces of poetry selected for this collection. John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Christopher Hassal, Anthony Quayle are the actors who recite these memorable and evocative favourite passages. Playing time 73 minutes. ONLY £6


FROM SHAKESPEARE CD by Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud et al

Sir Alec Guinness, Marlon Brando and other great Shakespearian actors recite favourite scenes and great speeches from William

Shakespeare’s plays. From Hamlet ‘O that is, too, too solid flesh...’, ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Speak the speech’ (with Harcourt Williams), ‘How long hath thou been a grave maker?, ...Alas poor Yorrick (with Stanley Holloway). Gielgud and Pamela Brown perform the love scene from Romeo and Juliet, Brando three scenes from Julius Caesar including ‘Friends, Romans, Countrymen’, scenes from Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Seven Ages of Man) and Henry V. Playing time over 72 minutes with booklet. ONLY £6

66967 RARITIES CD by Connee Boswell Tracks include They Can’t Take that Away from Me, I Cover the Waterfront, Basin Street Blues, Stormy Weather, Heart and Soul, Little Man You’ve Had a Busy Day, Sand in my Shoes and more. 20 archive recordings digitally enhanced on bargain CD. ONLY £2

66972 ONE LITTLE KISS FROM YOU CD by Jessie Matthews

My Heart Stood Still, Dancing on the Ceiling, By the Fireside, Hold My Hand, It’s Love Again, There’s That

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Look in Your Eyes Again, Got to Dance My Way to Heaven and I Can Wiggle My Ears are among the 22 tracks by this popular and never to be forgotten female vocalist. Archive recordings digitally enhanced on CD. ONLY £2


by Jack Hylton and His Orchestra Change Partners, Music Maestro Please, Have You Met Miss Jones?, Blue Skies are Around the Corner, Life Begins at Oxford Circus, Drop in Next Time You are Passing and She Shall Have Music are among the 22 archive recordings on bargain CD. ONLY £1.50

66977 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN CD by Billy Cotton and His Orchestra 22 digitally enhanced archive recordings including Day by Day, That Rhythm Man, Goodnight Vienna, Somebody Loves You, Heatwave, Not for all the Rice in China, Leave the Pretty Girls Alone, Dancing with my Shadow and I Wanna be Loved by You among them. With vocalists like Cyril Grantham, Sam Browne and Alan Breeze. Bargain CD. ONLY £2

66982 REMEMBER ME? CD by Lou Praeger and His Orchestra The Glory of Love, Cruising Down the River, Pretending, Sophisticated Lady, A Garden in the Rain, Did You Ever Get That Feeling in the Moonlight?, Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week) and Last Waltz of the Evening are among the 22 tracks performed with such vocalists as Paul Rich and Rita Williams. Bargain CD. ONLY £2.50

66983 SAY IT WITH MUSIC CD by Jack Payne and His Orchestra Tracks include Underneath the Spanish Stars, Harmonica Harry, By a Waterfall, Dinner at Eight, Happy Ending and The Peanut Vendor with guest vocalists Billy Scott Coomber, Bob Busby and others. 22 digitally enhanced archive recordings on CD. ONLY £2

66984 NIGHT AND DAY CD by Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

‘Hutch’ was born in Grenada 1900 and was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world in the 1920s and 30s. As well as being a friend and lover of Cole Porter, he recorded many of his songs including Begin the Beguine, which is reproduced here on this archive recording, digitally enhanced. Of the other 22 tracks there is also Body and Soul, Love Walked In and Where or When. ONLY £2

66985 IF YOU LOVE ME CD by Dorothy Squires

Tracks include Our Love Story, I’m Gonna Hold You in my Arms, Our Song, Coming Home, Goodnight Until Tomorrow, The Gypsy, Mother’s Day, Danger Ahead! (Beware), So Tired, There’s A Fairy in my Garden and When China Boy Meets China Girl among the 22 archive recordings, digitally enhanced on CD. ONLY £1

66990 SINGING A HAPPY SONG CD by Maurice Chevalier

Paris, Je T’aime D’amour, Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight, Bon Soir (Goodnight, Cherie), Valentine, Singing a Happy Song, My Love Parade, Isn’t it Romantic and You’ve Got that Thing! are among the 19 tracks by this ever popular performer. Archive recordings, digitally enhanced on CD. ONLY £1.50

66996 VJ-DAY: War and Peace DVD August 6th 1945, 8.15am, codenamed Little Boy, the first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, resulting in the deaths of 70,000 people. Three days later on August 9th, a second bomb, codenamed Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki, leading to a Japanese surrender on 15th August, marking the end of the war. This insightful programme, made to coincide with the 60th anniversary of VJ Day, charts the events that led to the end of the war including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941. Includes interviews from many different sources and nations who witnessed it all first hand. 75 minute colour and b/w DVD. ONLY £1.75


BATTLEFIELD DVD narrated by Kate Adie With expert analysis and contributions from academics at British universities, authors and curators of the Imperial War Museum, here are women in battle from Amazons to squadron leaders. Occasionally forced to masquerade as men, women fought in many of the conflicts which have shaped our world from the American and English Civil Wars, Napoleonic battles and the two World Wars to Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. Whether celebrated as a historical figure such as Boudicca or one of the many unsung fighters of the front line, each of their sacrifices made them worthy heroines. Special colour footage from the UK History Channel with stills gallery and scene selections. ONLY £2

67005 WOMEN AT WAR: Spies and Angels DVD narrated by Kate Adie

Florence Nightingale, Mata Hari, such formidable pioneers as medic Mable Stobart and nurse Edith Cavell, famously executed during the First World War for espionage, are among the selfless heroines in this film. British authors, nurses, curators of museums and academics including staff from the Imperial War Museum all made their contributions for this UK History TV Channel DVD. ONLY £2.50

67006 WOMEN AT WAR WORKERS UNITE DVD narrated by Kate Adie

The Home Front, Recruiting Women, The Land Army, Return to Domestic Service, The Peace Campaign and Anti-War Memorial are the scenes selected for this colour and black and white DVD compiled from footage made for the UK History Channel TV station and narrated by Kate Adie. Since the horrors of tribal assault and massacre, women have carved out an important wartime role. Many have led protests against war, but how successful have women been in destroying the ‘no job for a woman’ label? With expert contributors from British academics and authors. ONLY £2.50


67019 SID! DVD: The Very Best of Sid James narrated by Jonathan Ross

Citizen James, A Method to His Madness, Sid the Professional, The Face and the Personality - this much- loved, craggy-faced acting comedian can warm our hearts again in some of the very best sketches ever written for film and TV and some that may have escaped you from his earlier career. In an interview with Sid himself we hear first hand reflections on such long-term partners as Diana Coupland and Jack Douglas and others he starred with such as Olga Lowe and Bill Roberton who all paid tribute to the comic genius that was Sid James, star of such classics as the Carry On films, Bless This House, Hancock’s Half Hour and more. 55 minute colour DVD. ONLY £2.75

68233 THE CHAMP CD by Dizzy Gillespie Featuring John Coltrane, J. J. Johnson, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, Stuff Smith and Art Blakey, the CD expresses Gillespie’s potent mixture of bop virtuosity and good humour. He plays with a beloved small

group featuring these stellar side men. The 13 tracks include Birks’ Works, Caravan, Time is on My Hands, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Star Dust, The Bluest Blues, Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac and Blue Skies. Includes two bonus tracks. Bargain CD. £11.98 NOW £4

67740 EV’RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE CD by Ella Fitzgerald

Tracks include Anything Goes, Night and Day, I Love Paris, Always True to You in my Fashion, I’ve Got You Under my Skin, I Get A Kick Out of You, Let’s Do It, You’re the Top, Begin the Beguine and many more. The orchestra is conducted by Buddy Bregman and the music was produced by Norman Granz in 1956. Digitally remastered on new CD here are 21 romantic classic songs from the Cole Porter songbook. ONLY £6

67741 SALAD DAYS AND THE BOY FRIEND CD by Eleanor Drew, John Warner, Anne Rogers et al

Salad Days opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on The Strand on 5th April 1954, closing 2,283 performances later and there were revivals up until 1996. The original London cast as recorded in 1954 is faithfully reproduced on this new CD. Hits include We are Looking for a Piano and It’s Easy to Sing. The Boy Friend was a clever pastiche of a 1920s musical. It was first performed at the Wyndham’s Theatre in January 1954 and played for 2,084 performances. Here is the original London cast including Anne Rogers, Anthony Hayes, Maria Charles and Larry Drew and hits include The Boy Friend, Won’t You Charleston With Me?, I Could be Happy with You and It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love. 66 minutes playing time. ONLY £6

67744 GREAT VOICES READ POETRY CD by John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton et al

John Keats, John Betjeman, Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Robert Bridges, Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling, Walter de la Mare, Dylan Thomas and the Prayer of Francis of Assisi are among the 27 tracks beautifully read by these famous actors. Includes Ode to a Grecian Urn, Youth and Age on Beaulieu River, three of Shakespeare’s sonnets, two pieces from Old Possum, two each from Dylan Thomas and Robert Donat provides 11 more favourite classics to enjoy from the comfort of our armchairs. Over one hour playing time on CD. ONLY £6


FESTIVAL CONCERT CD by Gerard Hoffnung Performed at the Royal Festival Hall on 13th November 1956 and at the Oxford Union in December 4th 1958, the CD includes The Bricklayer’s Lament. Summed up in

the pages of Gramophone as ‘artist, wit, raconteur and tuba player’, Hoffnung was born in Berlin in 1925 and fled to Britain with the rise of Hitler. His early career was as a freelance cartoonist for such magazines as Punch, Tatler and Lillput. He transferred his humour into the exacting world of a concert hall - a daring move at which he succeeded - testament to his talents as both a musician and as an organiser of other musicians. Total playing time 74 minutes. ONLY £6

67751 BALLET EVERGREENS CD by Pietro Garda

The National Ballet Orchestra play a feast of 19 favourite themes from the world of ballet music, all on one disc, playing time over 74 minutes. Includes pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Delibes’ Sylvia and Coppelia (Waltz of the Doll, Waltz of the Hours), seven pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite including the ever popular Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, pieces from Swan Lake, Giselle, Invitation to the Dance and La Gioconda (Dance of the Hours). ONLY £5.50

68818 LAST NIGHT AT THE PROMS CD by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Nimrod, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, Auld Lang Syne, Bugle Calls, The Anchor’s Weighed, The Saucy Arethusa, Tom Bowling, Jack’s the Lad, Pomp and Circumstance March in D Major Op. 39/1 and of course ending with God Save the Queen - 16 rousing and gloriously British anthems, now on bargain CD. ONLY £4

68819 RELAXING CLASSICS CD by Rainbow Productions

Drift away, relax those shoulders and let the mind wander as you settle in your favourite armchair, maybe pop on the headphones and relax deeply to this lovely collection of 15 soothing tracks. Includes Air on the G String and Arabian Dance of the Nutcracker both performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Canon in D Major and Sarabande Suite both performed by Celticana, Sanctus and Ave Verum Corpus and other tracks performed by the Brotherhood of St. Gregory and the Sisters of Mercy Choir. Bargain CD. ONLY £4

68820 THIS IS COUNTRY CD by Country Classics

Johnny Cash, George Jones, Jeannie C. Riley, Roger Miller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Slim Willet, the Carlisles, Merle

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