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  • - A middle-aged man moaning
    by John Bishop
    £4.99 - 16.49

    However, if you happen to want to know what a white, heterosexual, middle-aged man thinks of getting old - from the struggle to stay fit, keep hold of your friends or stay relevant, to why I'm better at doing a dump now than at any time in my life - this book could very well be exactly what you have been looking for.

  • - A Medical Thriller
    by John Bishop

  • by John Bishop
    £14.49

    Dr. Jim Bob Brady is attempting a difficult knee reconstruction on Melvin Brown, Houston philanthropist and University Hospital board member, when Doc is notified that his wife Mary Louise has been involved in a near-fatal hit-and-run. When Brady arrives at his wife's bedside, he sees the horrific aftermath of the crash, including the worst, a brain injury. He calls for help from all his colleagues, and most importantly from his long-term friend-and son-in-law of Doc's philanthropist patient-Dr. Frank James, a stellar neurosurgeon. But Doc soon learns James's wife, the daughter of the philanthropist patient, has been murdered, and Doc's friend is in mourning, unable to care for Doc's wife. Mary Louise's critical care is left to an extremely unpleasant neurosurgeon that Doc just doesn't trust. While Mary Louise remains in a coma, Doc and his investigator son, J. J. Brady, join forces with the police in working out the mysteries of both the crash and the murder. Who killed Meredith Brown James, and why? Who was driving the car that careened into Mary Louise's car? And was Mary Louise's crash somehow tied to the James murder, or was it just an act of fate?

  • - A Personal Guide to the Greek Islands for the Nervous Traveller
    by John Bishop
    £8.99

    Will There Be Toilets on Delos? is a record of visits to 60 inhabited Greek islands.

  • - A Medical Thriller
    by John Bishop
    £10.99

  • - Risking Everything to Reach Everyone
    by John Bishop
    £9.99

  • by John Bishop
    £0.99 - 11.99

    If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea.With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded 4-0. But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians. It was a gamble, but boy, did it pay off.How Did All This Happen? is the story of how a boy who, growing up on a council estate dreaming of ousting Kenny Dalglish from Liverpool FC's starting line-up, suddenly found himself on stage in front of thousands of people nationwide, at an age when he should have known better.In his own inimitable style, John guides us through his life from leaving the estate and travelling the globe on a shoe string, to marriage, kids and the split that led him to being on a stage complaining to strangers one night - the night that changed his life and started his journey to stardom.Wonderfully entertaining and packed with colourful reminiscences and comical anecdotes, this is a heart-warming, life-affirming and ultimately very, very funny memoir from one of the nation's greatest comedians.

  • - A Medical Thriller
    by John Bishop

  • - comprising an explanation of 3,500 Italian, French, German, English, and other musical terms, phrases and abbreviations, also a copious list of musical characters
    by John Bishop, James a Hamilton & Johannes Tinctoris

  • - Known by the name of Stradivarius
    by John Bishop & Francois-Joseph Fetis

  • - From the 1970s to the 1990s
    by John Bishop

    The last decades of the 20th century saw dramatic changes in the bus industry with deregulation in October 1986. Visually London seemed to stay the same with the buses still operating in the red liveries. This book shows how the industry moved from traditional layout of rear platform and open half cab to one man buses with their front entrances.

  • by John Bishop

    This covers the demise of the trolleybus 1961-72 when the last Bradford trolleybus entered the Thornbury Works for the final time on 26 March 1972. John Bishop and Malcolm Keeping captured the vehicles in colour transparencies. Therefore, this book records far more than just the demise of the trolleybuses, but changes in society as well.

  • - Finnegans Wake
    by John Bishop
    £38.49

    Finnegan's Wake" is perhaps the most difficult and wilfully obscure piece in all of modern literature, a book written in polyglottal puns that continues to baffle not only lay readers but, in large part, Joyceans as well. Here in 12 chapters, John Bishop aims to unravel Joyce's obscurities and aims to reveal the "Wake" more clearly than anyone has done before.

  • - How Your Earthly Father Affects Your Perception of God and Why It Matters
    by John Bishop
    £10.49

    God is not a bigger version of your earthly father.When you hear the word ';father,' do you think of someone who is lovingor angry? Someone who is pleased with youor constantly disappointed? Someone who is always availableor someone who is too busy, preoccupied, or distant? When you think of ';Father God,' what images come to mind?Regardless of the type of father you grew up withor withoutit is likely that your view of God is influenced by the relationship you had with your father. Author John Bishop wants to help you discover that God is not just like your dad. Instead, God is the Father revealed in Scripture, where the truth is clear. God is a father who is:*; always there*; up close and personal*; fully pleased*; in complete control*; completely safeFilled with biblical insight and practical tools for reflection, healing, and restoration, God Distorted will enable you to break free from the lies of the enemy and see your heavenly Father as He truly is.

  • by John Bishop
    £3.99

    Will There Be Toilets on Delos? is a record of visits to 60 inhabited Greek islands. Before he retired, John Bishop read that there were 166 such islands, out of which by then he had visited 10, partly from nervousness about the Colonels, flying and the heat.Setting out to fight his fears, he quickly quadrupled the total, thanks to the configurations of the Greek ferry system.At this point he realised the rest of the islands were difficult to get to, and some islands needed multiple visits to fully appreciate what they had to offer, although his new discoveries did continue.The book is an ideal travel prophylactic for the nervous traveller or someone who wants to go off the beaten track, but not too far!

  • by John Bishop
    £2.99

    It all started with a promise to a girl he hardly knew... Love, Freedom or Death is a love story set against the resistance struggle in Crete during World War 2. Inspired by true events, it follows impetuous young Dudley Watkins, a New Zealand Sergeant, as he journeys from the disillusionment of defeat in the battle of Crete to the willingness to risk all for the island he has come to love. Love, Freedom or Death tells of a man who kept his promises, but in doing so drove others to break theirs, a man who fought to make the Cretan dream of freedom a reality and a man who falls out with his British masters while falling in love with an unattainable woman. Reminiscent of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, John Bishop's novel is a powerful story of love and betrayal.

  • by John Bishop
    £2.99

    "e;My dear lady, why don't you go home and sit still?"e; So, in August 1914, the War Office dismissed Lady Hester Dunranald's offer to 'do her bit.' And if it hadn't been for 14 year-old Harry Butler's love of cars - and his desperation to 'see action' that made him lie about his age - at home she would have stayed. Instead, Harry drives Lady Hester's private ambulance across the channel to Belgium, where he, Lady Hester and her two female companions rescue wounded as the beleaguered Belgian army strains to hold the German invaders. Once the British Army has again rejected Lady Hester's offer of help! When the Belgians open the sea dykes in a final desperate attempt to block the German advance, the ambulance crew is caught up in the ensuing chaos. Blundering behind the German lines, they evade death at the hands of marauding Uhlans, only to be mistaken for the inmates of a German Army brothel. Capture condemns them to be shot as spies in Ypres, where the Kaiser intends to celebrate the imminent final conquest of Belgium. John Bishops's third novel shows the drift into a war no one wanted. Its initial, shocking reality is seen through the eyes of Harry, a 14-year-old boy who, caught up in the hysteria of the time, bluffs his way into seeing action -- and sees far more than he bargained for. When even just surviving becomes a form of purgatory, Harry only has the desire to forget... Refuse to Forget is a novel that takes its characters into a cataclysmic war that will change their worlds forever.

  • by John Bishop
    £2.99

    What did the world's most populous country contribute to World War One? Not much, apart from the 140,000 labourers who signed up to work on the Western Front and found themselves under a casually-racist military jurisdiction. The Chinese Attack dramatises their situation through the eyes of 2nd Lieutenant Jack Reynolds, sent to find evidence of unfolding mutiny among them after he himself has been charged with inciting protest at the War's direction - this a consequence of the loss of his men in a futile decoy attack at the Battle of Passchendaele. Jack's growing realisation that he is being used to further injustice leads him to rebel and fight to stop his Chinese charges' being sacrificed to mindless prejudice. Against a backdrop of the chaos unleashed by the Allied collapse in the Spring of 1918, Jack's mission to save his servant Tien becomes a pell-mell dash for freedom to escape from the firing squad. In the course of which he struggles to regain his own will to live. While the central plot is fiction, the routine experiences of the Chinese are based on fact and bring to life a neglected aspect of the War, which both contributed to post-war Chinese political and economic developments and fed the anti-imperialist propaganda of more recent Chinese governments.

  • - An Essay in the Epistemology and Ethics of Religious Belief
    by John Bishop
    £72.49

    Can it be justifiable to commit oneself 'by faith' to a religious claim when its truth lacks adequate support from one's total available evidence? In Believing by Faith, John Bishop defends a version of fideism inspired by William James's 1896 lecture 'The Will to Believe'. By critiquing both 'isolationist' (Wittgensteinian) and Reformed epistemologies of religious belief, Bishop argues that anyone who accepts that our publicly available evidence is equallyopen to theistic and naturalist/atheistic interpretations will need to defend a modest fideist position. This modest fideism understands theistic commitment as involving 'doxastic venture' - practical commitment to propositions held to be true through 'passional' causes (causes other than the recognition ofevidence of or for their truth). While Bishop argues that concern about the justifiability of religious doxastic venture is ultimately moral concern, he accepts that faith-ventures can be morally justifiable only if they are in accord with the proper exercise of our rational epistemic capacities. Legitimate faith-ventures may thus never be counter-evidential, and, furthermore, may be made supra-evidentially only when the truth of the faith-proposition concerned necessarily cannot be settledon the basis of evidence. Bishop extends this Jamesian account by requiring that justifiable faith-ventures should also be morally acceptable both in motivation and content. Hard-line evidentialists, however, insist that all religious faith-ventures are morally wrong. Bishop thus conducts an extended debate between fideists andhard-line evidentialists, arguing that neither side can succeed in establishing the irrationality of its opposition. He concludes by suggesting that fideism may nevertheless be morally preferable, as a less dogmatic, more self-accepting, even a more loving, position than its evidentialist rival.

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