Published by Griffin & Co. c1906
Since 1753 The Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport provided medical care to the service personnel of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF as well as the local population until it closed in 2009. This book by William Tait, Fleet Surgeon RN, looks at the first 150 years of its existence.
Published by Overlook Press 1987
Few small towns in America have as colorful a history as that of Woodstock in Ulster County, New York. Alf Ever's extraordinary history of the town in which he lived tells the tale of a very special American place.
The Detection Club
Published by Mysterious Press 1988
Who killed Admiral Penistone and sent him drifting down the river in the Vicar's dingy? Twelve members of Britain's famous Detection Club constructed the puzzle, each writing a chapter, and none of them knowing the solution.
D Halton Thomson formerly Engineer to the Portsmouth Water Company
Published by Portsmouth and Gosport Water Company 1957
Mr Halton Thomson was in the service of the Portsmouth Company for 37 years, during 24 of which he was its Engineer. He writes with high authority on its history which he himself took an active part in shaping.
Edited and introduced by Desmond Graham
Published by Faber and Faber
A classic war book by one of the finest poets of the Second World War. Keith Douglas fought at El Alamein in 1942 as a tank commander, and Alamein to Zem Zem is a vivid and unforgettable description of his experiences on the desert battlefield.