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This England

This England is the quarterly magazine for all who love our green and pleasant land and are unashamedly proud of their English roots. Published since 1968 the magazine has now become one of England’s best loved magazines and has a readership of over 115,000 people from around the world. As well as being popular in England it outsells all other British heritage magazines in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and is sent to readers in every country of the world. Published in Cheltenham, in the heart of picturesque Gloucestershire, the magazine is edited, printed and despatched direct from England. Subscribe today and celebrate all that is best about England and the English way of life.

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This England Gifts This England Gifts Bookshop English Parish Churches and Chapels See the review on page 73. (192pp, hardback) Code: LENPC Just £20 to UK, overseas £24. US $48; Can $51; Aus $53; NZ $61. Favourite Poems of England See the review on page 73. (176pp, paperback) Code: LPOEM Just £9.99 to UK, overseas £12.99. US $26; Can $28; Aus $29; NZ $33. Victoria Cross Heroes of WORLD WAR ONE Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One is the definitive illustrated history of those who were awarded Britain’s highest military accolade for valour during the Great War. This stunning book tells the inspiring, moving and humbling stories of all 627 Victoria Cross recipients, and is a heart-rending tribute to the loyalty, bravery and selflessness of these British and Commonwealth heroes. (384pp, hardback) Code: LVICR RRP £40, This England readers pay just £25, incl. p&p. UK ONLY Is Anyone Watching? By Kenneth Alwyn In this superb sequel to Baton in the Ballet, Kenneth Alwyn, relates his time as musical director of smash hit West End musicals Half a Sixpence, Charlie Girl and Camelot before heading east to Japan with Leopold Stokowski, then west touring America conducting the late Mantovani’s orchestra where he got into all kinds of scrapes. The book tells many bizarre stories, all written in the author’s tongue in cheek amusing style which is sure to entertain everyone who reads it. (306pp, paperback) Code: LISAW Just £14.99 to UK, overseas £18.99. US $38; Can $40; Aus $42; NZ $49. The Beano & Dandy Gift Book 2018 A popular collection of classic, rarely seen comic strips specially selected from our archive, with plenty of strips featuring classic characters and of course everyone’s favourite’s Dennis the Menace and Desperate Dan. Ideal for readers of all ages, from the young to young at heart! (144pp, hardback) RRP £12.99 – save £2! Code: LBD18 Just £10.99 to UK, overseas £15.99. US $32; Can $34; Aus $36; NZ $41. PHONE: 0800 074 0188 (FREE from UK landlines) Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm. Overseas: +44 1382 575052 ONLINE: www.thisengland.co.uk 92 THIS ENGLAND, Winter, 2017

This England Gifts GLORY OF STEAM 10-DVD Collection Like leather on willow, the sight of majestic steam trains passing up and down the English countryside is a vision symbolic of our country’s heritage. Observed over a 10-year period this DVD series records the majesty of live steam and allows the viewer to relive the Glory of Steam across lovingly restored, both private railways and the national system. The collection includes: EAST ANGLIA LINES GWR LINES LMS LINES LNER LINES THE NORTH & EAST MIDLANDS LINES THE SETTLE & CARLISLE LINE THE SOUTH & WEST MIDLANDS LINES THE SOUTH EAST THE SOUTHERN LINES WEST COUNTRY LINES (Running time: 45 mins each, region code: 2.) Code: DGL10 Just £29.99 to UK, overseas £34.99. US $70; Can $74; Aus $77; NZ $89. SPECIAL OFFER: The Old Lady Drives to Dolgoch CD FREE Listen to the incredible story of the Talyllyn Railway, rescued from near extinction to become the oldest surviving operation of its type in the world. You will hear from volunteers and staff of the Talyllyn Railway Company but it is the wonderful sounds of the locomotives in steam which makes these recordings so important. Close your eyes and be transported back to the age of steam! Free THE POWELL & PRESSBURGER COLLECTION (11-DVD Box Set) The magnificent British film-making partnership of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger often known as The Archers (name of their production company) made a series of influential films in the 1940s and 1950s. The box set contains eleven of the best-loved British films: The Red Shoes A Matter of Life and Death Black Narcissus I Know Where I’m Going! Ill Met By Moonlight The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp The Battle of the River Plate A Canterbury Tale 49th Parallel They’re a Weird Mob The Tales of Hoffmann (Running time: 1239 mins in total, region code 2) Code: DARCH Just £34.99 to UK, overseas £40.99. US $82; Can $86; Aus $91; NZ $104. THE COMPLETE HARRY WORTH COLLECTION (4-DVD set) The Complete Harry Worth Collection brings you over eleven hours of comedy gold from the master of confusion. Available for the very first time on DVD, this fantastic set includes My Name Is Harry Worth, plus three hilarious series of Thirty Minutes Worth. Join one of the most popular comedians of his time as he reduces everyone he comes into contact with to a state of bewilderment and frustration with his well-meaning, bumbling incompetence. Includes a never-before-heard 1987 audio interview with Harry Worth. (Running time: 660 mins in total, region code 0 — all regions) Code: DR136 Just £16.95 to UK, overseas £19.95. US $40; Can $42; Aus $44; NZ $51. POST: This England Publishing Ltd., P.O. Box 814, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16 9LQ. See order form on page 97 THIS ENGLAND, Winter, 2017 93