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LEWIS & HYLAND The Forgotten History of a Landmark Store

Latest publication   August 2021 Lewis & Hyland, the forgotten history of a landmark store. ISBN 979-8507910199    177 pages with b/w photos, & original newspaper advertisements.  RRP £9.99 Take a step back into an era when drapery shop assistants lived alongside their bosses above the shop and discover the 150 year forgotten history of Lewis & Hyland, Kent's premier drapery store chain which rivalled the fashion houses of London and Paris and was amongst the earliest department stores before the likes of Charles Harrod and Mr Selfridge.  Discover how the staff lived, their relationship with their employers, the long hours and how they enjoyed their leisure time. Using a multitude of sources the author has discovered the phenomenal rise of the premier Kentish drapery chain during its Victorian and Edwardian heydays until the firms demise in the 1980s.  The book is a unique insight into the life and times of an early retail empire and how the modern department store orig
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Remembering the War Horses and their carers.

  When we think of the war horses during the remembrance period we tend to overlook the men who risked their lives to safeguard and care for them , particularly while in action at the front. These men not only witnessed the horrors of their human comrades being killed and mutilated but also their equine comrades. My grandfather Edwin Clark was one of these men . Men were often killed caring for their beloved horses. At about 6 p.m. on the evening of the 30 th . September 1918 my grandfather Edwin Clark and his fellow artillery drivers of the 13 th . Battery Canadian Field Artillery were “feeding-up” and watering their war horses at the wagon and horse line a mile back from the front line near the town of Raillencourt. Suddenly they heard an aircraft approaching. It was a German plane and before they could take cover it dropped some newly invented  “Daisy-Clipper” bombs into the middle of the horse lines. They were designed to explode a few inches from the ground throwing

There from The Start. Edwin's war with the horses of the 13th. Battery, CFA.

Available from Amazon books or Special Offer direct from publisher bitzabooks.com. Buy Now £11.00 incl. p&p using PayPal button below. UK orders only . For North American orders contact bitzabooks@gmail.com or order from Amazon books. BUy ON amazon books ISBN: 978-1094956763 RRP. £9.99 150 pages 40 b&w photographs . Exploring the emotional bond between the war horses and soldiers in World War One. My book There From the Start follows the exploits of my grandfather Edwin Clark who spent four Novembers during his 42 months on the western front with the Field artillery war horses. The book explores the extraordinary relationship between the men and the war horses and how they were trained and cared for under horrendous conditions. The men were devoted to them, spending most of their working hours with them, and they helped sustain the men’s physical and mental well-being by being their confidants, frien

Injury, damage To Health & Cruel Treatment

Injury, Damage To Health & Cruel Treatment ISBN: 978-1519300164  56 pages 32 b/w photographs.    R.R.P  £4.99 Book contains distressing & graphic photos of dead and suffering animals. FREE  postage and packing on UK orders when bought from Bitzabooks. Non-UK orders please contact us for price. This revised and edited report, originally published in 1985 and presented to the CITES conference in Buenos Aires by the author, was the culmination of three years research into the sickening trade in wildlife and the transport conditions they had to suffer to reach Europe and the USA for the pet trade and research. Has a foreword by Sir Peter Scott. Not suitable for young readers. An 3 Ways to Order and Pay from Bitza Books:   1.Buy Now  Use the PayPal button at the bottom of the page  using   Debit/Credit card or with PayPal account. All payments are secure through PayPal.  You do not need an account.  Books normally dispatched within 72 hours of payment. OR 2. If you prefer send your

When Cats Got Stuck Up Trees

  When Cats Got Stuck Up Trees ISBN: 978-1479230419  254 pages with b&w photographs.   R.R.P  £6.99 FREE postage and packing when ordering from Bitza Books Free postage on U.K. Orders Only. Non-UK please email us for price. 3 Ways to Order and Pay from Bitza Books:  1.Buy Now  Use the PayPal button at the bottom of the page using   a   Debit/Credit card or with your PayPal account. All payments are secure through PayPal.  You do not need an account.  Books normally dispatched within 72 hours of payment. OR 2.  If you prefer send your order using the order contact form or e mail us direct at   bitzabooks@gmail.com   giving title of book and your shipping address. You will receive a secure PayPal invoice with a link to make payment. OR 3.  You can order from  Amazon books  using this link:

TRINIDADIAN DOG DAYS

TRINIDADIAN DOG DAYS ISBN: 978-1499767919 306 pages b&w photographs.  R.R.P £8.99 Free postage and packing when you buy from BitzaBooks U.K. orders only. Non-UK contact us for shipping price. A travelogue with a difference which describes the exploits of the author and a colleague when they are sent by a bizarre religious sect to Trinidad to help solve the street dog problem in 1972. They arrive soon after a state of emergency with drugs and guns in their luggage, no visas or work permits and are put up in a house of ill-repute, so what could go wrong? They become embroiled in the mayor of Port of Spain's re-election, are headline news and upset the Government. Its an escapade so strange you couldn't make it up. 3 Ways to Order and Pay from Bitza Books:  1.Buy Now  Use the PayPal button at the bottom of the page using   a   Debit/Credit card or with your PayPal account. All payments are secure through PayPal.  You do not need an account.  Books normally dispatched within 7

ANIMALS IN TROUBLE

ANIMALS IN TROUBLE ISBN: 978-1072800408 186 pages with b&w photos. Published 2019 R.R.P £8.99 Available from Bitzabooks priced  £8.99   with  FREE  postage and packing.  UK Orders Only. For non-UK orders contact us for price. Animals in Trouble is a collection of amusing, unusual and sometimes heart-breaking true short stories about animal rescues that the author attended while an officer working for the RSPCA London Night Emergency Service in the 1970s involving dogs, cats, pigeons and other animals. Although they occurred over forty years ago the predicaments that animals get into are timeless and each generation manages to find themselves in similar trouble awaiting rescue by us humans much to their embarrassment. Luckily animals are extremely resilient and have an astonishing determination to survive as these stories  prove. 3 Ways to Order and Pay from Bitza Books:  1.Buy Now  Use the PayPal button at the bottom of the page using   Debit/Credit card or with PayPal account. All