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The Good Non Retirement Guide 2017: Everything You Need to know About Pensions, Tax, Leisure, Scams and complaints, Investment, Starting a small business, Voluntary work “Covers a wealth of areas - essential reading” (The Times)


Published January 2017 and available from WH Smith, Waterstones and Amazon whose link is here


The ICR Guide to Freelancing (4th edition, published December 2013)


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Theirs is the Glory Arnhem, Hurst and Conflict on Film (published 2016)  
“Theirs is the Glory was honest in its presentation of events and this book will help you appreciate the men, the movie and the history perhaps even more than you do already.” Mark Barnes War History Online 21 November 2016 https://www.warhistoryonline.com/reviews/glory-arnhem-hurst-conflict-film-review-mark-barnes.html  




BOOK RELEASED 15 September 2016. The film ‘Theirs is the Glory’ (released on 17 September 1946) is the definitive story of the Battle of Arnhem and was the biggest-grossing war film in the UK for a decade and is the centrepiece of this new book.   Directed by my Uncle, Brian Desmond Hurst I have used our archives to also chronicle his films from the 1920s and Hurst’s ‘Ourselves Alone’ (and the War of Independence in Ireland, where his film was banned in Northern Ireland) to the 1950s and ‘Simba’ and the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya.  This book shows why Hurst was an enigma, but a master of the genre, and at his very best when focusing on the subject of conflict on the vast canvas of film. Hardback, almost 400 pages and over 350 images and available from Helion and Company at  


http://www.helion.co.uk/new-and-forthcoming-titles/theirs-is-the-glory-arnhem-hurst-and-conflict-on-film.html or I can supply directly, just email me at allan@allaneslersmith.com (£20 plus £2.85 P&P)

Email allan@allaneslersmith.com or call me on 07775 696052