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BBC History Classic Stories (5)
BBC History Collectors Edition (3)
BBC Wildlife (7)
BBC World Histories (2)
Bird Watching (6)
Model Rail (15)
Practical Fishkeeping (3)
Practical Photography (6)
Steam Railway (5)
Your Horse (3)
Steam Railway Issue 467£4.25
In this issue:
REVEALED: Steam’s main line future
EXCLUSIVE interview with Network Rail Chairman Hendy
Unveiled: The ‘secret’ GWR collection
BIG 1968 farewell for Oliver CromwellI
Union’s final countdown… where to see Cameron’s ‘A4’ this summer
York’s 4-4-0 giveaway
Why the ‘T3’ but not the Japanese bullet train?
Model Rail’s Great British Model Railways 2017 No.5£4.99
Celebrate the skill, imagination and craftmanship of Britain’s best railway modellers in this superb new 131-page publication. Great British Model Railways is packed with inspiration for modellers for all ages and abilities
– Inspirational modelling
– Superb photography
– Great ideas to help your own project
BBC Wildlife May 2017£4.25
In this issue:
US/Mexico wall: How will the wildlife cope with segregation?
Coral Triangle: How come this ocean wonder is so important?
Chimp rescue: Three ways we can change their fortunes
Conservation in action: The people who believe orangutans are family
Grey seals: Where on Earth can you shake hands with one?
Great Tits: Little birds that punch above their weight
Chris Packham muses on spring in his moving column
Bird Watching June 2017£4.30
Attract more birds to your garden with our special ‘Creating a Bird Garden’ guide, which comes FREE with this issue of Bird Watching magazine. Don’t miss out on top advice and tips on how to create the perfect wildlife garden in all seasons.
Elsewhere in the issue, we reveal why certain birds may be rarer, or indeed more common, than you think, how the MoD is helping our wildlife, particularly the Stone-curlew, where to see great tern colonies and why the colourful Jay deserves more ‘contempt’ than it gets! The silent-flying Nightjar is featured in this issue, too!
We also go birding in Wales and Leicester, test your ID skills with ‘seabird city’ birds and reveal all the rare birds seen on YOUR patch during March. Plus, Hawke’s new starter scope under review, your birding questions answered, 10 great walks where you can see lots of birds and the latest bird-related news.
Practical Photography June 2017£5.49
The June issue of Practical Photography is packed with 12 free gifts and 164 pages of inspiration, advice and reviews…
12 free gifts
Your bumper pack includes 8 exclusive tips cards, a 32-page Photoshop magazine, over 60 minutes of new camera and editing videos, a Photoshop Glitch Kit with 35 effects, and an updated camera buying guide.
Break the rules of landscape photography
Rules are made to be broken, which is why we’re throwing caution to the wind and unshackling our creativity with nine alternatives ways to shoot landscapes. Always use the rule-of-thirds? Not this time!
DIY photo hacks for amazing creative shots
Discover 3 brilliant ways to refashion unwanted gear into new accessories, from converting old glass into a brilliant tilt & shift lens to turning your smartphone into an incredible macro machine with the help an old CD player.
Camera School – Module 2
The second instalment of our free camera skills course focuses on shooting flattering portraits, looking at how to blur backgrounds, create interesting compositions and get sharp images every time.
10 of the best DSLR kit bags under £300
From traditional backpacks to modern messengers, a great bag really is the secret to great shots. We’ve rounded up the very best in our no-holds-barred group test to find the perfect model for your photography needs.
Practical Fishkeeping June’17£4.40
In this issue:
Who’s watching who? Meet the fish that misses nothing – inside or outside the tank
Biotope Aquarium – Discover the secret side of neons
Go native! 10 pond plants to attract more wildlife
Carefree communities – how to achieve peaceful tank
BBC History Collector’s edition: The Story of the Victorians£9.99
A dynamic era is explored in this BBC History Magazine collector’s edition – that of the Victorian period, 1837 to 1901
Inside you will find:
◆ A timeline of the key milestones in Victorian history
◆ A cast of intriguing characters, from naturalist Charles Darwin to social reformer Florence Nightingale
◆ A fascinating insight into the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
◆ Explorations into the lives of ordinary working people, at work and at play
◆ Dramatic accounts of the events that led to social and political change
◆ Expert analysis of the huge expansion of the British empire and its enduring legacy
Your Horse June 2017 / Issue 426£3.99
In this issue of Your Horse get your free DVD – Training with Laura Tomlinson. Dressage stars Laura Tomblinson and Lara Griffith show you how to relax a tense horse, cope with spooking, school a lazy horse and get horses off the forehand.
Expert advice about bitting solutions, control for jumping & sweet itch treatment. Compete with confidence- calm your nerves, cope after a fall and help a nervous horse.
Model Rail June 2017 Issue 235£4.10
In this issue:
FREE! 8 Virgin Trains Projects- Extra pages to download
WIN! Narrow Gauge Baldwin
1947-2017- Post-war ‘Big Four’ paint and decal buying guide
1987-2017- Know and improve your Trainload Freight fleet
1997-2017- Operations and projects- celebrate 20 years of Virgin Trains
35 ways to improve your fleet: Painting, Weathering, Detailing, Scratchbuilding
1967-2017: End of Southern steam- 4 EXCLUSIVE plans you can build
5 new models reviewed: Bachmann ‘Coal Tank’, Dapol ‘B Set’ coaches, Hornby ‘Merchant Navy’, Farish ‘Castle’ & Heljan ’37’
Workbench: Create the perfect backscene, Model Anglo-Chinese ’66’ & Build your first narrow gauge layout
BBC History Classic Stories – The Second World War Story£9.99
Uncover the key moments and everyday experiences from the conflict that started over 70 years ago in The Second World War Story.
This classic stories special explores six of the most momentous years in global history; including the major events like the Battle of Britain through the Battle of the Atlantic, the Eastern Front, the D-Day campaign and VE Day.
BBC History Classic Stories: The American Civil War Story£9.99
From the makers of BBC History comes the magazine ‘The American Civil War Story’ from the Classic Stories collection bringing you the causes, key events and legacy of this landmark conflict, as told by the world’s leading experts!
The magazine combines a group of leading American and British historians to tell the story of a bitter and bloody battle that divided North and South, the American Civil War was a landmark conflict that continues to loom large in history, not only in the United States, but also the world at large, in a fresh, compelling manner.
The American Civil War Story will send you on a road of discovery covering the key events and personalities that shaped the course of the war and get a feel for what it was like to be a foreign mercenary, a southern widow or a wounded veteran during these turbulent years.
The special edition also explores how religious divisions inspired the conflict; investigates the importance of naval power; and highlights women’s many varied wartime roles, including as nurses, soldiers and spies. It takes an in-depth look at the battle of Gettysburg and offers up some compelling explanations as to why people on both sides of the divide decided to take up arms.
Elsewhere, we highlight key battle sites and examine the lasting legacy of the landmark conflict, asking how Americans managed to rebuild their nation in the aftermath of catastrophe.
BBC History Classic Stories – The Story of Britain£7.99
From the makers of BBC History comes this magazine ‘The Story of Britain’. It provides a whistle-stop tour of the key characters and events in British history.
The history of Britain is a rich and colourful one, taking in plagues, fires, triumph, deceit, murder, glory, exploration and discovery. BBC History Magazine brings the story of Britain to life. From the first humans, through the mysteries of Stonehenge, invasion by the Vikings, 1066 and the Normans to Tudor Kings & Queens, the Industrial Revolution, the World at War and so much more! This special edition is an insightful and educational look at 5,000 years of British history.
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