Selected Books for Sale

Below is a selection of books we currently have in stock at Bookends of Emsworth that are available for sale only through our website.

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A History of Haslar Hospital

W. Tait

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.


Woodstock: History of an American Town

Alf Evers

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 Floating Admiral

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.


Portsmouth and Gosport Water Supply

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.


Alamein to Zem Zem

Keith Douglas

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.