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History & Social Action Publications Special Xmas Discount



Esther Bruce. A Black London Seamstress. Her Story 1912-1994. Stephen Bourne & Esther Bruce.  £3 (£1 off)







Bill Miller.Black Labour Party Activist in Plymouth. A Biographical Sketch. Jonathan Wood. £2 (£1 off)


Jon Newman. Battersea’s Global Reach. Price’s Candles. £3 (£2 off)


Peter Kuenstler. Learning About Community. Oxford House in Bethnal Green 1940-48. . £3 (£2 off)


John Archer. Battersea’s Black Progressive and Labour Activist 1863-1932. Sean Creighton. (£4 with free copy of Culture & Politics. Paul Robeson in the UK. Sean Creighton (sale price £2)


Music CDs

Janet Baker. Purcell. Dido and Aeneas. English Chamber Orchestra. 1961 performance. Decca

Cardiff Singer of the Year. Highlights form the 1997 Competition Final. Gwyn Hughes, Abel Motsiadi, Christopher Maltman, Guang Yang and Aquiles Machado. BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Music

Chausson. Poeme de ‘lamoure et de la mer & Franck Symphony in D  minor. Live from the Proms 1999. BBC Music

Charlotte Church.  Includes Plaisir d’amour, Summertime, She Moved Through the Fair, Men of Harlech. Sony

Katherine Jenkins. Serenade. Includes Everything I do I do it for you; Green Green Grass of Home; Granada, Ave Maria. Universal Mont Blanc. 2006

Katarina Karneous. Berlioz. Les nuits d’ete. Plus Overtures Le corsiare. BBC Philharmonic. BBC Music

New Order:

  • Power, Corruption & Lies.
  • London Records

The Peking Brothers. Traditional Chinese Music

Christopher Czaja Sager. Piano. Haydn, Bach, Schoenberg, Chopin, Schumann, Scriabine, Debussy. European Anniversary Recital. Lapwing Artist Issue 1990

The Swingtime Serenaders with Peta Webb. Swinging Jazz Standards.

Audio Tape Cassettes

Do you still listen or know someone who listens to audio cassettes of books and plays.

Then are any of these of any interest (unless otherwise stated 2 tapes each):

Jane Austin. Pride and Prejudice. Reader Joanna Lumley. The Jane Austin Collection. Sold

Cervantes. Don Quixote. Reader Andrew Sachs. Hodder IHeadline Audiobooks

Agatha Christie. The Mystery of the Blue Train. Reader High Fraser. Harper Collins Audio Books. 4 tapes. 2 boxes. Sold

Charles Dickens:

  • Barnaby Rudge. Reader Richard Pasco. Penquin Audiobooks. 4 tapes
  • Great Expectations. BBC Radio Collection. (6 tapes)
  • Nicholas Nickleby. Reader Martin Jarvis. Classics of Value

Tony Hawks. ne Hit Wonder. Random House Audio

William Shakespeare. Julius Caesar.Includes Sir Ralph  Richardson, Sir John Mills and Alan Bates. Harper Collins Audio Books

Alexander McCall Smith

  • The No.1. Ladies Detective Agency. Reader Adjoa Andoh Time Warner Audio Books. (4 tapes, 2 boxes) Sold
  • Tears of the Giraffe. Reader Adjoa Andoh. Time Warner Audio Books. Sold

Ruth Rendall. Road Rage. (Chief Inspector Wexford mystery). Reader Christopher Ravenscroft.  Random House Audio Book

One Hundred Favourite Poems. Readers include: Samantha Bond, Simon Callow, Ralph Fiennes, John Geilgud, Richard Griffiths, T. P. McKenna, Corin & Vanessa Redgrave and Nicol Williamson. Classic FM. 4 tapes in 2 boxes

Each tape costs £1.50

Second hand books

Richard Barber. Edward. Prince of Wales and Acquitaine. A Biography of the Black Prince. Pbk. Broydell & Brewer. £5


Francis Beckett, David Henke. Nick Kochan. Blair Inc. The Man Behind The Mask. Hbk, John Blake Publishing. 2015. £5


Stephen Fry. Incomplete & utter History of Classical Music. Classic fM.  Hbk. Macmillan. 2004. £3


Juliet Gardener. ‘Over Here’. The GIs in Wartime Britain. Pbk. Collins & Brown. 1992. £3. Sold

Cathy Gunn. High Street Robbery. How the Banks hold up their customers. Hbk. Smith Gryphon. 1993. £5

Diana Kay & Robert Miles. Refugees or Migrant Workers? European Volunteer Workers in Britain 1946-1951. Routledge. Hbk. 1992. £5


Nicholas Kenyon (ed). The BBC Proms. Pocket Guide to Greater Concertos. Pbk. Faber. 2003.  £2


J. R. Lander. Conflict and Stability in Fifteenth Century England. Pbk. Hutchinson. £2.50


John Morrill (ed). The Impact of the English Civil War. Pbk. Collins & Brown. 1991. £3


Martin Muncaster. The Wind in the Oak.  The Life, Work and Philosophy of the Marine and Landscape Artist Claude Muncaster. Hbk. Robin Garton. 1978.  £5


Peter Neill & Barbara Ehrenwalk Krohn (ed).  Great Maritime Museums of the World. Hbk. Balsam Press Inc. 1991. £10


Jeremy Nicholas. A Beginner’s Guide to Opera. Pbk. Ebury Books with Channel Four. 1993. £3

  1. A. Tannahill. European Volunteer Workers in Britain. Hbk. Manchester University Press. 1958. £4


John A. F. Thompson. The Transformation of Medieval England. 1370-1529/ Pbk. Longman. £3


Peter Vansittart. John Paul Jones. A Restless Spirit. Hbk. Robson Books. 2004. £5. Sold


Walter Muir Whitehill et all. Paul Revere’s Boston: 1735-1818. Hbk. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1975. £5

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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