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Books by clive leatherdale

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  • Dracula Unearthed

    series Desert Island Dracula Library
    Dracula Unearthed takes the lid off Stoker's most famous novel. With the aid of 3,400 textual endnotes and annotations, new light is shed on its sources, characters and structure. Stoker never went to Transylvania, so how could he describe it so graphically? Prior to Dracula, he had never written about vampires, so how could he make them so believable? Contemporary critics seemed oblivious to ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Murder on the Marco Polo … Well, Not Quite - A Cruise up the Amazon and the Orinoco … Well, Not Quite

    series Desert Island Travels
    Take an elegant, stately cruise ship ... Add 800 cantankerous pensioners ... Send them off to the Amazon for six weeks ... Ask the passengers to keep diaries ... Then publish those diaries! And what do you get? Murder on the Marco Polo - Well, Not Quite. On 10 January 2011 the cruise ship Marco Polo sailed from Tilbury for six weeks to the Amazon and the Orinoco. The ship was old, the passengers ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Wimbledon: From Southern League to Premiership 1964-1995

    series Desert Island Football Histories
    The story of Wimbledon FC is among the most astonishing Cinderella tales in the history of the English game. The clubs achievements have no equal. Winning the FA Amateur Cup in 1963, they were elected to the Southern League and promoted to the Premier Division at the first attempt. Championships followed in 1975, 1976, and 1977. These, coupled with headline-grabbing performances in the FA Cup ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Ireland: The Quest for the World Cup 1934-1994 - A Complete Record

    series Desert Island Football Histories
    A match-by-match account of every game the Republic of Ireland have played in the World Cup - including qualifying rounds and finals - from 1934 to the 1994 competitions. This unique history is an emotive journey through the trials and tribulations of Ireland's quest for football's ultimate prize. Clive Leatherdale recaptures the skulduggery behind Ireland's participation in the World Cups of 1934 ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Dracula: The Novel and the Legend - A Study of Bram Stoker's Gothic Masterpiece

    series Desert Island Dracula Library
    The resonant and awesome figure of Count Dracula. his Transylvanian lair, and his powers of supernatural evil, have imprinted themselves on the popular imagination, largely through the medium of the cinema. And yet, until now, no one has undertaken a detailed analysis of the source of our preconceptions about the greatest vampire of them all - "Dracula", by Bram Stoker, first published in 1897. ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Virgin Whore and Other Chinese Characters: Tiananmen, Travels and Traumas

    series Desert Island Travels
    Priscilla Wong had had six boyfriends. Because she did not marry the first or second, her classmates called her a prostitute. Yet she was still a virgin. A virgin whore. Perhaps the contradiction could only exist in China. I grew fond of the idea, for it seemed a perfect caricature of China as a whole - rich history coexisting with drab modernity, corruption with innocence, membership of the ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Aberdeen: The European Era 1966-1996

    series Desert Island Football Histories
    The recent history of Aberdeen FC is among the most eye-catching of any British club. It was not always so. Created in 1903, Aberdeen FC were for many years dismissed as provincial under-achievers. By 1966 when this book takes up their story the Dons had won the Scottish championship just once in 63 years. The dramatic rise in Aberdeens fortunes is due partly to a succession of dynamic managers ... Read more

    £4.99

  • England's Quest for the World Cup 1950-2006 - A Complete Record

    series Desert Island Football Histories
    The fourth edition of this encyclopaedic history of England's attempt to win soccer's World Cup. It includes all qualifying games up to 2006, as well as the World Cup finals. Reviews: "Probably the most entertaining football book I have ever read." David Barber, FA News. "Detailed enough to be compulsive," FourFourTwo ... Read more

    £4.99

  • To Dream of Pigs: Travels in South and North Korea

    series Desert Island Travels
    The scariest place on earth.' So said President Bill Clinton on his visit to the no-man's land between South and North Korea. The minefields and barbed wire mark the jagged edge of world peace. If the world is to see a nuclear war, Korea is the likely flashpoint. The contrast between the two Koreas - the dynamism of the South confronting the oppression of the North - could not be more stark. Yet, ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Scotland: The Quest for the World Cup 1950-1994 - A Complete Record

    series Desert Island Football Histories
    A match-by-match account of every game Scotland have played in the World Cup - including qualifying rounds and finals - from the 1950 to the 1994 competitions. This unique history is an emotive journey through the trials and tribulations of Scotland's quest for football's ultimate prize. Clive Leatherdale recaptures the bizarre refusal to participate in the 1950 finals; the 0-7 thrashing by ... Read more

    £4.99

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    The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he ... Read more

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  • The Matt Busby Chronicles: Manchester United 1946-1969

    by Jim Brown ...
    Manchester United were a dominant force in English football in the decades after World War Two. They were League champions five times, FA Cup winners twice, and runners-up in both competitions on numerous occasions. Managed by the legendary Matt Busby, United were the first English club to participate in the European Cup and the first to win the coveted trophy, in 1968. Busby joined United then ... Read more

    £4.99