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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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.



Arch Bridges and their Builders 1735-1835

Ted Ruddock

Published by Cambridge University Press, 1979

The construction of bridges in Britain and Ireland during the period 1735-1835 was marked by important technical developments and the introduction of new materials. This book is a comprehensive history of bridge building during the century.



TAO The Watercourse Way

Alan Watts

Published by Jonathan Cape

Watts has written a basic textbook on Taoism in his inimitabe style, illustrated with many examples from the literature and with Chinese characters.
Watts did not finish the book owing to his sudden death late in 1973, but this has been completed by Al Chung-liang Huang who co-directed Watts' final lectures and discussions out of which the book came.


Mud Pattens in the Morning

Steven Borland

Published by Hunter's Moon Vintage Field Sports

This is the first book to trace the rich history of wildfowling in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex. It gives an insight into the pursuit of wildfowl, from ancient times up to the present day.

New publication
by local author