Paul Middleton

Biography

Retired now, but worked in publishing for 30 years at Reader's Digest and Times Books. Call myself an Independent Publishing Professional interested in social history and our extensive family archives. Have co-published 3 books on Bedford and currently working on family projects on First World War and 20th century art of a grandfather. Lucky to live in a sub-tropical valley in southern Spain.

Books

Top Secret - Operation Plan Neptune Part Five
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Series: Top Secret Operation Plan Neptune. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Top Secret copy of Operation Neptune is reproduced as a facsimile edition in five parts. Part Five contains the Logistics, Medical, Postponement and Administrative Plans together with the story of SS Empire Anvil. Of huge interest to military historians and enthusiasts interested in the naval Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. SS Empire Anvil was part of that D-Day armada.
Top Secret - Operation Plan Neptune Part Four
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Series: Top Secret Operation Plan Neptune. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Top Secret copy of Operation Neptune task force instructions is reproduced as a facsimile edition in five parts. Part Four contains the Communication Plan. Of huge interest to all military historians and enthusiasts interested in the naval Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. SS Empire Anvil was part of that D-Day armada on June 6, 1944.
Top Secret - Operation Plan Neptune Part Three
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Series: Top Secret Operation Plan Neptune. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Top Secret copy of Operation Neptune task force instructions is reproduced as a facsimile edition in five parts. Part Three contains Gunside Support Plan, Smoke Plan and Air Plan. Of huge interest to all military historians and enthusiasts interested in the naval Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. SS Empire Anvil was part of that D-Day armada on June 6, 1944.
Top Secret - Operation Plan Neptune Part Two
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Series: Top Secret Operation Plan Neptune. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Top Secret copy of Operation Neptune task force instructions is reproduced as a facsimile edition in five parts. Part Two contains the Movement Plan and Attack Landing Plan. Of huge interest to all military historians and enthusiasts interested in the naval Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. SS Empire Anvil was part of that D-Day armada on June 6, 1944.
Top Secret - Operation Plan Neptune Part One
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Series: Top Secret Operation Plan Neptune. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Top Secret copy of Operation Neptune task force instructions is reproduced as a facsimile edition in five parts. Part One contains Billeting of US troops, Task Organisation, Intelligence and Minesweeping Plans. Of huge interest to military historians and enthusiasts interested in the Channel crossing phase of Operation Overlord. SS Empire Anvil was part of the D-Day armada on June 6, 1944.
The Last Battle - Letters May 1916 to Dec 1917
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Series: An artist's letters from the trenches, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This fifth volume of Letters by John Seymour Lindsay takes us from the end of May 1916 to December 1917. From Bienvilliers to the presentation of his Distinguished Conduct Medal and Commission in the field, to the hell of the Battle of Gommecourt, hospitalisation, further training, heavy shelling resulting in his injury at Leuze Wood and final recuperation at Osborne House, Isle of Wight.
Back to War - Letters Jun 1915 to Oct 1915
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Series: An artist's letters from the trenches, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Third Volume of Letters by John Seymour Lindsay takes us from the end of May to the end of October 1915. The Letters describe his release from Hospital and journey to London for a quick marriage, to training in Rouen, St Omer and Calais before moving up to the Belgium border and Cassel, Bourgbourg, Bergues, Wormhout and Watten, in preparation for a new excursion to The Front.
Hero at War - Letters Nov 1915 to Apr 1916
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Series: An artist's letters from the trenches, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Fourth Volume of Letters takes us from November 1915 to the end of April 1916 and plots his journey up to Poperinghe again via Cassel, Bergues, Gezaincourt and Magincourt sur Canche and his rapid promotions to Corporal, Lance Sgt and Sgt, and to the offer of a commission. In mid March the London Gazette published his Citation for gallantry with the award of his Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Horror of War - Letters Feb 1915 to May 1915
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Series: An artist's letters from the trenches, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Second Volume of Letters by John Seymour Lindsay takes us from his February 1915 journey to the trenches and the Barricade, injury and recuperation, his return to Ploegsteert and The Front, the horrors of trench and gas warfare, the Battle of St Julien in the Second Battle of Ypres, to his injury and visit to hospital in Rouen. Each vivid letter is accompanied by a full transcription.
Ready for War - Letters Sep 1914 to Feb 1915
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Series: An artist's letters from the trenches, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This First Volume of Letters by John Seymour Lindsay takes us from enlistment in the London Rifle Brigade, training in the City, to Southampton and embarkation for Le Havre. After training in France, JSL describes his journey to the Ploegsteert Sector in Belgium, working three days in a week at The Barricade and building the Front Line trenches. Each letter is accompanied by a full transcription.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Designs & Models
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
John Seymour Lindsay worked with the great architects of the twentieth century and his crowning glories were designs for the Battle of Britain Chapel in Westminster Abbey, and reconstructions of the Kitchens of Hampton Court Palace, both of which are detailed in this book. Also, he was an inveterate model maker with huge skills constructing boats, theatres, engines, dolls houses, and trains.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Metal sketches
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
John Seymour Lindsay was a master of drawing metalwork. It is amazing how the flourish of his simple pencil could so faithfully portray the characteristics of beaten wrought metal. He had few if any equals in this particular medium and also knew his subject – ironwork. He had handled hundreds of pieces of wrought iron and other metal implements, understanding texture, patina and finish.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Sketches
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
John Seymour Lindsay loved sketching at every opportunity. He carried with him at all times the tools of his trade - sketchbook and pencils. His subject matter was all encompassing - buildings, life studies, portraits, newspaper sketches, landscapes and still life. This book gives the reader a selection of these, in various media, and shows how he was always searching to improve his techniques.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Building Sketches
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
John Seymour Lindsay had an obsession with period buildings. Between 1906 and 1910 he travelled around southern England sketching country houses and buildings of antiquity. He was a master draughtsman with a great eye for perspective. During this time he finely tuned the art of using his pencil to draw out the character of a subject through great composition and clever use of light and shade.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Watercolours
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Throughout John Seymour Lindsay's artistic life, he used colourwash and watercolour to express his feelings for buildings, objects and landscapes. At all times, including his life in the Front Line trenches in the Great War, he carried the tools of his trade - pencils, pen and ink, blocks of paper and his precious watercolours. This book gives a view of the variety of styles he employed.
The Art of John Seymour Lindsay - The Cartoons
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Series: The hidden art of John Seymour Lindsay, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,100. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
John Seymour Lindsay was an extremely productive artist who as a youth produced a delightful series of cartoons on postcards using ink and colourwash. They are full of humour, often portraying himself with his friends. They fall into four subject areas: observations of his surrounding life, holiday adventures with friends, social issues of 1906 and courting his future wife, Mildred Ethel Williams.
My Life at Sea
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,280. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In his autobiography, Marcus Geerts, Master Mariner, eloquently describes his love of the sea, his upbringing in South Africa, joining a training ship at 13, followed by a merchant navy career sailing throughout the world, being part of Convoy PQ2 to Archangel where he was iced in, joining Task Force 'O' for Operation Neptune on D-Day and completing 50 round trips to pick up and disembark troops.
What every woman wants
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 33,450. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Mildred Lindsay wrote this novel between 1919 and 1921. The tale describes the lives of a section of south English society recovering from the ravages of war. She drew on her own experiences as her husband John Seymour Lindsay DCM was sixteen months in the front line trenches, and wounded at Ypres. The story revolves around familiarity with a country parsonage in Devon and life in a London flat.

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