Limited Edition Book Bundle for Men
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Three of Blue Bowl's favourite Slightly Foxed limited-editions, all gripping biographies from the second world war.
These hand-bound hardback books are a joy to behold so we thought we'd choose our current favourites that we think the men in your life would like to read.
We offer them as a bundle, ideal for someone just starting out with Slightly Foxed. Or maybe you'd prefer this bundle?
Sword of Bone (No. 35)
by Anthony Rhodes
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who took part in the disaster of Dunkirk could write an amusing book about it. But that is what Anthony Rhodes has done in Sword of Bone, his wry account of the events leading up to the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force in May 1940. By being observant and cool-headed, with an ironic sense of humour, he manages to capture the absurdity as well as the tragedy of what took place.
The Last Enemy (No. 39)
by Richard Hillary
Richard was a charming, good-looking and rather arrogant young man, fresh from public school and Oxford, when, like many of his friends, he abandoned university to train as a pilot on the outbreak of war in 1939. At the flying training school, meeting men who hadn’t enjoyed the same gilded youth as he had, his view of the world, and of himself, began to change. In 1940, during the Battle of Britain, he shot down five German aircraft and was finally shot down in flames himself, sustaining terrible burns to his face and hands.
Love and War in the Apennines (No.47)
by Eric Newby
It was the winter of 1943 and young Newby, later to become known for his jaunty accounts of his adventurous travels, was facing probably the hardest test of his life. Captured by the Germans in 1942 while on a secret mission to bomb a German airfield in Sicily and incarcerated in Northern Italy, he had escaped during the chaos of Italy’s surrender to the Allies and was on the run in the mountains.
Books measure 170 x 110mm with cloth hardback, coloured endpapers, silk ribbon and gold blocking on spine.
Limited edition of 2,000 per title in the series.
For more information on the books please see the blog.