Wednesday, 10 December 2014

News from Diplomatist Books #6

RBL Raffle

There are only a few days left to buy tickets for the Walking and Walking blog's annual raffle in aid of the Royal British Legion: the draw is on Saturday.  Tickets can be bought on-line - 11 for £5.00 - and there are masses of great prizes (including a £15.00 token for Diplomatist Books).

Seasonal News

Just a reminder of Royal Mail's posting dates for Christmas - these are suggestions only and may go wrong in either direction(!)  So. if you're feeling lucky, order even if you're a few days after the given date (and we're certainly been sending books to the Antipodes this week!).

Books of the Week

As the last couple of weeks have focused on WWII, we'll have something different this week: Crimea Week.

  • Ian, Fletcher & Natalia Ishchenko, The Battle of the Alma 1854, Pen & Sword Military (2008), hb, d/w.  As new.  £7.50.

  • W Baring Pemberton, Battles of the Crimean War, BT Batsford Ltd (1962), hb.  Good (slight foxing).  £3.00.

  • William Howard Russell, Despatches from the Crimea, Frontline Books (2008), hb, d/w.  As new.  £5.00.

  • Phillip Warner, A Cavalryman in the Crimea: The Letters of Temple Godman, 5th Dragoon Guards, Pen & Sword Books (2009), hb, d/w.  As new.  £7.50.

  • Julian Spilsbury, The Thin Red Line: An Eyewitness History of the Crimean War: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War, Cassell (2005), pb, 340pp.  fine,  £3.00.


  1. Nice looking raffle, and for a great cause too!

  2. . . . . . and a great set of boks too. Someone could come away with a fistfull of Crimean War classics.


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