Books by Bob Osborn

Bob's Booklist

Currently available, and forthcoming, books written by yours truly

 

Forthcoming Titles


All forthcoming titles will be published in both paperback and Kindle versions.

The Postcard Collection: Yeovil

Publisher            Amberley Publishing
Release date     15 May 2019

An A-to-Z of Yeovil

Publisher            Amberley Publishing
Release date     15 October 2018


 


Secret Yeovil
The Somerset town of Yeovil has deep historical roots and its ancient streets hide many secrets. Well-known local author Bob Osborn takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the town's past, unearthing tales of intrigue and grisly goings-on as he reveals the murkier side of Yeovil's heritage. Along the way we are introduced to the great, the good and the bad, as well as the famous and infamous characters who have all played a part in its lore and legends. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, Secret Yeovil delves beneath the surface of this old glove-making town, revealing a lesser-known and less savoury past that even most local people don’t know.

Paperback

96 pages, 100 photographs

Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 April 2018

Price

£14.99

ISBN-10

9781445674902

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Currently Available Titles

The first three titles below are available in both paperback and Kindle versions, while the remainder are only produced as electronic books on CD simply because there are so many pages and illustrations in each eBook (all eBooks on CD are suitable for up to, and including, Windows 10 but are not suitable for Macs unless they can run .EXE programs).


 

           

Yeovil in 50 Buildings
Yeovil has managed to keep a wealth of architectural treasures from every era for us to enjoy and this is a celebration of fifty of those buildings and the stories attached to them. From the grand Aldon House to the Art Deco-inspired Odeon Cinema, we will follow Yeovil's diverse timeline through its bricks and mortar as local writer and historian, Bob Osborn, takes the reader on a tour of the town's architectural heritage.

Paperback

96 pages, 120 photographs

Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 October 2017

Price

£14.99

ISBN-10

9781445674803

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49
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Now That's What I Call Yeovil
There have been many books written about 'old' Yeovil but this book is a little different - it's about 'not so old' Yeovil and concentrates on the town during the latter half of the twentieth century. The idea is to take a nostalgic view of Yeovil during a time that many will remember, perhaps with mixed feelings, but it will hopefully bring back memories of places and events.

Paperback

96 pages, 175 photographs

Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 May 2017

Price

£14.99

ISBN-10

9781445671697

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Yeovil From Old Photographs
This fascinating book charts the town's proud and distinctive history through a fascinating selection of old photographs, prints and postcards, showing what life was like for Yeovil's past residents and bearing witness to the celebrations and the struggles of this Somerset town.

Paperback

128 pages, 240 photographs

Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Release Date

15 September 2016

Price

£12.99

ISBN-10

1445665263

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Carved Medieval Bench Ends of South Somerset
In a county internationally renowned for its medieval carvings, south Somerset is home to a great concentration of medieval bench ends - 23 of the largest and finest collections, comprising more than 360 bench ends. This fully illustrated and information-packed eBook views the area's collections in a contemporary context.

eBook on CD

582 pages, 966 photographs

Publisher

WBD Publications

Release Date

2015

Price

£5.99 with free UK P+P

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A Photo Guide to the Taunton Stop Line
It was early June 1940, Nazi Germany had stormed across Europe and Hitler had his sights now set on England. The Taunton Stop Line was the West Country's answer to the proposed invasion. Containing over 1,500 full colour photographs and more than 120 maps and illustrations, this enlightening book contains a wealth of information in an authoritative text to create a complete interpretive photographic record of all the surviving Second World War defences of the Taunton Stop Line and the twelve associated anti-tank islands.

eBook on CD

1,500+ photographs (yes, really)

Publisher

WBD Publications

Release Date

2011

Price

£7.99 with free UK P+P

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Guide to Bayonets of the World
Now established as the leading authoritative work on bayonets of the world, this huge book is packed full of information and includes a unique Interactive Bayonet Identification System.

- equivalent to over 1,300 pages
- unique Quick Identification Guide
- unique step-by-step Interactive Identification System
- more than 1,900 colour photographs
- more than 700 scale line drawings
- featuring over 750 bayonets
- from more than 80 countries
- Guide to Bayonet Values

eBook on CD

2,600+ illustrations (yes, really)

Publisher

WBD Publications

Release Date

2003

Price

£14.99 with free UK P+P

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