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Peter Brown - Author

About the Author

Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including the fabulously funny Mr Tiger Goes Wild. He has won a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award. Peter lives in New York.

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The Army of George II 1727-1760 The Soldiers Who Forged an Empire

The Army of George II 1727-1760 The Soldiers Who Forged an Empire

Author: Peter Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

The Army of George II is often forgotten, as 18th century British military history is bookended by the victories of the Duke of Marlborough during the War of the Spanish Succession and the final defeat of Napoleon by the Duke of Wellington. Yet it was in this period that Britain rose to prominence, not only as a European, but also as a world power, defeating the French in India, North America, and the Caribbean and fighting them in two major wars in Europe. Great leaders emerged, such as Robert Clive and James Wolfe, whilst the private soldiers proved themselves to be adaptable, stoic, and, above all, brave in the face of extreme hardship. This was the army that crushed French colonial ambitions and in so doing laid the groundwork for the British Empire. In this book you will find details of how the army was recruited, funded, and how it functioned day-to-day. Details are also provided of the uniforms worn by infantry, artillery, and cavalry; how they were organised, paid, and punished. There are also new insights into the logistics of 18th century warfare, how the soldiers performed in battle, both in Europe and in the colonies, and what medical treatment they could expect when the battles were over. This book provides a unique insight into what it was like to serve in the Army of King George II.

Sherman Firefly

Sherman Firefly

Author: Peter Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

By the final stages of W.W. II the American Sherman had become the mainstay of British and Commonwealth armies. However German tanks had increased their armour thickness which mean its original 75 mm gun was no longer adequate. To counter this the 17-pdr anti-tank gun was fitted to many tanks, providing them with enough firepower to defeat the Tigers and Panthers. This book covers the Firefly's development, production and service in British, Canadian, New Zealand, South African, Czechoslovak and Polish armies. It includes 148 period black and white photos, extracts from original documents, 1/35th scale plans and colour plates. Its author has researched British AFVs for over 40 years, written two other books for Model Centrum Progres and contributed many articles to professional and modelling magazines. Includes: 88 pages, 148 b&w photos, 8 pp 1/35 scale drawings, 29 technical sketches, 32 colour plates.

Terence: The Girl from Andros

Terence: The Girl from Andros

Author: Peter Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The Girl from Andros was the first play of the brilliant but short-lived Roman comic playwright Terence and shows him as already a master dramatist. It is based on two plays (both now lost) by the Greek playwright Menander and was first put on in Rome in 166 BCE. The main focus of interest is the plotting and counter-plotting of a devious master and his equally devious slave, but there are also two boys both in danger of losing the girls they love, and a girl in search of the family from which she has long been separated - typical ingredients of a Latin comedy. The play is a theatrical tour de force with many comic highlights and is enlivened by a succession of metatheatrical remarks; but it also provokes thought on various aspects of human relationships in a male-dominated, slave-owning society that jealously guards its rights of citizenship. It was the first ancient Latin comedy to be performed in the Renaissance and influenced a number of plays in succeeding centuries, most notably Richard Steele's The Conscious Lovers (1722); it was also the inspiration for Thornton Wilder's novel The Woman of Andros (1930). This volume includes the first detailed commentary on the play in any language for nearly sixty years.

Terence: The Girl from Andros

Terence: The Girl from Andros

Author: Peter Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The Girl from Andros was the first play of the brilliant but short-lived Roman comic playwright Terence and shows him as already a master dramatist. It is based on two plays (both now lost) by the Greek playwright Menander and was first put on in Rome in 166 BCE. The main focus of interest is the plotting and counter-plotting of a devious master and his equally devious slave, but there are also two boys both in danger of losing the girls they love, and a girl in search of the family from which she has long been separated - typical ingredients of a Latin comedy. The play is a theatrical tour de force with many comic highlights and is enlivened by a succession of metatheatrical remarks; but it also provokes thought on various aspects of human relationships in a male-dominated, slave-owning society that jealously guards its rights of citizenship. It was the first ancient Latin comedy to be performed in the Renaissance and influenced a number of plays in succeeding centuries, most notably Richard Steele's The Conscious Lovers (1722); it was also the inspiration for Thornton Wilder's novel The Woman of Andros (1930). This volume includes the first detailed commentary on the play in any language for nearly sixty years.

The Wild Robot Escapes

The Wild Robot Escapes

Author: Peter Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

'An Iron Man style fable for our age' Piers Torday on THE WILD ROBOT The sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Roz is no ordinary robot. After being washed up on the shore of a remote and wild island, she learned to adapt and make it her home, befriend its animal inhabitants and even adopt a small orphaned gosling, Brightbill. But a new life is now beginning for Roz - she has been taken away, far away from her island, back to civilisation. Where she must pretend that she is a robot like any other - there to follow orders and to carry out tasks on the farm where she now works. She knows she must never let anyone find out who she really is. And more than anything, she must find a way to escape, back to the island and her beloved Brightbill - a journey that will be fraught with danger and drama, and some very unexpected surprises ...

Wild Robot Escapes

Wild Robot Escapes

Author: Peter Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? A gloriously illustrated story from acclaimed author/illustrator Peter Brown When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. By turns funny, moving, surprising and dramatic, this is a novel that is as thought-provoking as it is enchanting.

The Ransom of the Soul Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity

The Ransom of the Soul Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity

Author: Peter Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2018

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year A Tablet Book of the Year Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, The Ransom of the Soul explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome's fall. Peter Brown describes how this shift transformed the Church's institutional relationship to money and set the stage for its domination of medieval society in the West. [An] extraordinary new book...Prodigiously original-an astonishing performance for a historian who has already been so prolific and influential...Peter Brown's subtle and incisive tracking of the role of money in Christian attitudes toward the afterlife not only breaks down traditional geographical and chronological boundaries across more than four centuries. It provides wholly new perspectives on Christianity itself, its evolution, and, above all, its discontinuities. It demonstrates why the Middle Ages, when they finally arrived, were so very different from late antiquity. -G. W. Bowersock, New York Review of Books Peter Brown's explorations of the mindsets of late antiquity have been educating us for nearly half a century...Brown shows brilliantly in this book how the future life of Christians beyond the grave was influenced in particular by money. -A. N. Wilson, The Spectator

Wild Robot Escapes

Wild Robot Escapes

Author: Peter Brown Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2018

An instant New York Times bestseller! The sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

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