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John Spurley Challis is an English actor best known for portraying Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running BBC television comedy series Only Fools and Horses and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass.
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The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard
Stephen Taylor - 2017-07-25 (first published in 2016)
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Explore the unconventional life of Lady Anne Barnard, an eccentric artist and adventurer who lived at the heart of Georgian society. Despite her high social standing and numerous friends, she was always viewed as an outsider due to her defiance of convention. Discover her rejection of suitors, independent living, and solo travels to observe the French Revolution. Follow her surprising marriage to a younger army officer and their retreat to Africa. With access to unpublished memoirs, Stephen Taylor brilliantly brings Lady Anne Barnard out of the shadows and reveals her as one of the unheralded chroniclers of her time.
John Challis
A fascinating read. #Defiance      source
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Surviving the Storms
Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion at Sea
The Rnli - 2021-02-09 (first published in 2020)
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Surviving the Storms is a collection of first-hand accounts of dramatic rescues carried out by the remarkable RNLI lifesavers. Through heart-wrenching and life-affirming missions, we experience the bravery, jeopardy, and unrelenting commitment of these ordinary people doing the truly extraordinary. With blow-by-blow descriptions of some of the most dramatic rescues from the last twenty years, this book is a testament to the genuine joy, passion, and courage that is crucial to a successful rescue. Join the volunteer crews and lifeguards as they battle the forces of nature and save every life.
John Challis
Finished this excellent book ⁦@RNLI⁩ Worth a read.      source
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First light
Geoffrey Wellum - 2003-05-01 (first published in 2002)
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Experience the heart-pounding tale of a young boy turned fighter pilot in the midst of World War II. This gripping account follows the journey of Geoffrey Wellum as he fights the Germans over the English Channel at just 18 years old, becoming one of the youngest pilots in the legendary Battle of Britain.
John Challis
Another great read @cjdemooi Wonderful book by Geoffrey Wellum.      source
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Castles in the Air
The Restoration Adventures of Two Young Optimists and a Crumbling Old Mansion
Judy Corbett - 2005-01-01 (first published in 2004)
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"Castles in the Air" is a captivating memoir about rescuing a 500-year-old mansion from abandonment and disrepair. Judy Corbett and her husband mortgage themselves to the limit to bring Gwydir Castle back to life despite facing quirky and supernatural challenges, including missing rooms and ghostly apparitions. With beautifully descriptive writing and a strong sense of place, this book will transport readers to the foothills of Snowdonia and leave them enchanted by the couple's remarkable journey.
John Challis
Apropos my last tweet about #gwydircastle if you like a good haunting story,Judy's book is a must read.      source