May 2019

Tongas, Doongas and Lilac Blossom: A Kashmir Adventure by Ivy Hindley

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It’s April 1913, and Ivy and three companions set off on an intrepid and ambitious journey. From Trichinopoly, at the southern tip of India, they travel almost as far as Tibet. The journey to Kashmir takes many days, several of them in uncomfortable third-class railway carriages, then in a horse-drawn tonga, to eventually board their doonga at Srinagar.

Through the heat, and then the cold, of their often gruelling journey, Ivy remained an enthusiastic observer of the wonderful landscapes through which they passed, and the colourful and interesting people they saw.

With an introduction by Ivy’s granddaughter, Nicola, and illustrated with many of Ivy’s wonderful photographs, this book takes you on an enchanting adventure.


Fully illustrated with black & white photographs

ISBN: 978-1-911526-32-2

RRP: £9.50

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Tobruk to Trieste: Life of a Bofors Gunner 1941 – 45 by Herbert W. Goodwin

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This is the story of a young soldier from a traditional farming background in rural Huntingdonshire, who served four years during World War II as a gunner and trained signalman.

As a member of the 2SAS in 1943, and later with partisans in the Apennine Mountains in Italy, he achieved a successful mission in 1944, behind the Gustav Line, breaking German supply routes to Cassino and the Liri Valley.

In the contrasting conditions of sand and snow, in deserts and mountains, Bert Goodwin writes of moments of great bravery, compassion and comradery during the action and destruction of war, and of his experiences in the major battles of the North African and Italian campaigns under Gernerals Montgomery and Alexander.

Bert’s daughter, Janet collected his writings together and, following his death, his granddaughter, Beth, asked Brian and Beth Davis to edit the recollections and write this book.

ISBN: 978-1-911526-33-9
Paperback 122 pages
Colour photo insert
RRP: £15.00

To obtain a copy, please contact us at and we will forward your request to the editors.