James W Bancroft

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In the four decades James has been writing he has produced more than a hundred books and articles, the subjects of which reflect his varied interests.

2014 will be the most rewarding year of his career as he establishes his publishing company with two books concerning the First World War. 'Grandad's Great War Diary' by Geoffrey Dickson, and 'Manchester's Great War Victoria Crosses' by James Langley.

His new fantasy adventure novel: AXITORIA: The Land Beyond The Glade, will appear in print in 2014, and he is hoping to finalise publishing deals for his Gothic supernatural story: 'ENHANCED: Flesh and Blood.'

When he is not writing James enjoys visiting spooky places, singing, playing and listening to music, and spending as much time as he can with his family, including promoting his two daughters in the music industry.

The new website is still under construction but it can be accessed at www.bancroftpublishing.com

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Grandad's Great War Diary
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,960. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014 and represented by James W Bancroft. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Corporal William James Dickson took part in many of the decisive battles of the First World War, during which time he kept a 'Diary of the War', and in the year of the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities his poignant account of his difficult life in the trenches on the Western Front is published here for the first time.

Books

Defenders of Rorke's Drift: A Collection of Tributes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A selection of biographical tributes to 26 men who helped to successfully defend the isolated hospital and depot at Rorke's Drift, against a large army of warriors during the Zulu War of 1879, but did not receive gallantry medals for their bravery. With the official report of the commanding officer and a useful bibliography for further reading.
The Charge of the Light Brigade - A Selection of Survivors
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Concise and informative biographical tributes to 17 men who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade and attended a benefit concert held on their behalf. Extensively researched over four decades, the information is drawn from official documents and archives, eyewitness accounts, newspaper reports and stories related by their descendants.
Brave Deeds
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A selection of brave and awe-inspiring deeds which gained gallantry medals, from Victorian epics such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Defence of Rorke's Drift to the George Cross and the Iranian Embassy siege. With a story of an unsung hero who was overlooked when the medals for bravery were given out. Also available in illustrated print format.
Boer War Victoria Crosses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
With information drawn from official documents this extensively researched book provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds of a selection of men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for action during the Boer War of 1899-1902. With a summary of the conflict, a chronological roll of all 78 Boer War VCs and a useful bibliography for further reading.
The Defence of Rorke's Drift - A Graphic Account
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,300. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A graphic account of the action during the defence of Rorke's Drift, the battle made famous by the motion picture ZULU! The narrative is the author's depiction of the fighting based on four decades of studying all the known eyewitness accounts and official documentation. With a roll of defenders, and a useful bibliography for further reading.
Zulu War Victoria Crosses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Researched over four decades, this publication provides biographical tributes and accounts of the deeds which gained the Victoria Cross for 12 men during the Zulu War. With a useful bibliography. Also available in illustrated hard copy.
Bobberoonikins
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Do you have a sense of the ridiculous and are fond of loopy characters? If so, you should come and meet Bobberoonikins and the other zany people who just come into his life without warning. The stories are influenced by Lewis Carroll and Spike Milligan.
Never Give Up Your Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This true-life story may re-inspire you if you are a writer disheartened by rejection, or if you are someone losing heart about anything in life!
Pioneers Of Sport
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,140. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Extensively-researched biographical tributes to a selection of great pioneers of sport.
Inspirations: Alice, Pooh, and Peter Too
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Literary
This publication provides informative accounts touching on the lives of Lewis Carroll, Alan Alexander Milne and James Matthew Barrie, and what inspired them to create some of the most endearing and enduring characters of Children's literature.
Battling Burnaby: The Awe-Inspiring Exploits Of A Great Adventurer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Colonel Fred Burnaby is one of the greatest adventurers who ever lived and he was the kind of man on which romantic legends are built. A fearless dare-devil and intrepid traveller, he made two perilous journeys across Asia, and he became the first person to cross the English Channel single-handedly in a balloon. However, his first love was fighting and he was killed in action in the Sudan.
Brits At The Alamo
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
More than 30 British-born men fought for the Texas cause during the siege and battle of the Alamo. This is a concise and informative account of their deeds.
Rocket Boy - Eyewitness to the Early Railways
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
This is the eyewitness account of Edward Entwistle, who drove the famous steam locomotive 'Rocket' during the opening of the world's first passenger railway, and his long life in England and the United States. It is one of the most inportant documents concerning the early years of transport ever produced.
Heroes of the Light Brigade
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
For four decades this book has been extensively researched through official documentation such as soldiers' service papers, census returns, and regimental and family archives, the result of which provides biographical tributes to 30 soldiers who rode in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade, giving a valuable insight into the kind of ordinary men who took part.
Tombstone Tragedy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on eyewitness accounts, this is a concise and informative description of the incident which came to be known as the gunfight at the OK Corral. The difficulty which ended in a deadly confrontation of firearms left six men dead or wounded and secured their names in the annals of America's Old Wild West; but why did the situation get out of hand?
Balaclava Victoria Crosses: Including the Charge of the Light Brigade
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
At Balaclava the Charge of the Heavy Brigade and the Light Brigade action provided two of the most famous deeds recorded in the annals of the British Army. This well-researched book contains biographical tributes and detailed accounts of the actions of the nine men who were awarded the Victoria Cross during the battle. With the Chronological Roll of all 111 Crimean War Victoria Crosses.
Titanic Struggle - A Selection of Victims
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This concise and extensively researched document contains biographical tributes to 20 prominent victims of the Titanic disaster, with some of the most detailed eyewitness accounts. The tributes include Captain Smith, Lookout Fleet and Bandmaster Hartley.
Gallantry Awards at Rorke's Drift
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
'Zulu!' - the epic motion picture, is based on the defence of Rorke's Drift in 1879, when a garrison of British soldiers defended a supply depot and field hospital against an army of Zulu warriors. This extensively researched publication contains biographical tributes to the 15 men who were awarded the Victoria Cross or the Distinguished Conduct Medal during the famous action.

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