RD Books

Here is a list of published books written solely or jointly by Rodney Dale.
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The New Life of Hannah Brooks
Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House 2013
The life of 19-year-old Hannah Brooks takes an unexpected turn when she has an accident and loses a leg.
From Ram Yard to Milton Hilton:
Cambridge Consultants – the early years

Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House Publishing 2010
The story of Cambridge Consultants Ltd (CCL) from its foundation at 12A Ram Yard, Cambridge to its moving to a new building on the Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, the 'Milton Hilton' of the title.
Cats in Books
Rodney Dale
Pub. British Library Publications 2008
Relaunch, Autumn 2008. For content, see the 1997 version.
Sayings Usual & Unusual
Rodney Dale
Pub. Wordsworth Reference Series 2007
A classified list of sayings, and a source of bon mots.
Dickens Dictionary
Rodney Dale
Pub. Wordsworth Editions 2006
A mine of information for students of literature and invaluable by addicts of the quiz and crossword, as well as being an interesting browse in its own right.
Book of Urban Legend
Rodney Dale
Pub. Wordsworth Editions 2005
A rich collection of tales to enthral and amuse both casual browsers and students of contemporary lore.
The Book of WHAT?
Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale
Pub. CRW Publishing 2004
The Book of WHEN?
Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale
Pub. CRW Publishing 2004
The Book of WHERE?
Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale
Pub. CRW Publishing 2004
The Book of WHO?
Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale
Pub. CRW Publishing 2004
A Treasury of ESSENTIAL PROVERBS
Collected, Arranged and Introduced by Rodney Dale
Pub. BookBlocks 2003
A Treasury of LOVE POEMS
Collected, Arranged and Introduced by Rodney Dale
Pub. BookBlocks 2003
The Parish Clerks and Parish Councillors of Haddenham
edited by Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House Books 2002
NB — Enquiries should be directed to the Haddenham Parish Clerk.
Puss In Boots
Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House 2001
A new rendering of the old story in verse, written for National Poetry Day 2001.
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary and Menu Terms
Rodney Dale
Pub. Wordsworth Editions 2000
A rich diet of terms used for ingredients and recipes which are encountered in cuisine world-wide.
Haddenham & Aldreth Past and Present
compiled by Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House Books 2000
A collection of photographs old and new for the millennium.
Halcyon Days
Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House 1999
Recollections of post-war vintage motoring.
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms – 2nd Edition
Rodney Dale & Steve Puttick
Pub. Wordsworth Editions 1999
This specially commissioned and up-to-date – and now updated – dictionary will inform and entertain both the serious enquirer and the casual browser.
Cats In Books
Rodney Dale
Pub. Nakano Museum Books Ltd Japan 1998
A Japanese translation of Cats in Books.
A Dictionary of Abbreviations & Acronyms
Rodney Dale & Steve Puttick
Pub. Wordsworth Editions 1997
Cats In Books – A Celebration of Cat Illustrations Through The Ages
Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1997
A delightful collection of 1,300 years of cat illustration from the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells to Orlando, Sampson and Garfield. Over 100 illustrations, 75 in full colour.
View some examples from Cats In Books
Teach Yourself Jazz
Rodney Dale
Pub. Hodder Educational 1997
Covers the history of Jazz, what and whom to listen to, the instruments of Jazz, and its musical structure.
About Time
Rodney Dale
Pub. Fern House 1995
Fiction – time is the subject – time turned about, hence the Fern House colophon showing an hour-glass apparently flowing upwards.
Catland
Rodney Dale
Pub. The Promotional Reprint Company 1995
Early Cars
Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1994
The development of the motor car.
Early Railways
Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1994
This survey starts with the very earliest tramways, and looks at the development of the steam locomotive and the spread of railways.
Home Entertainment
Rebecca Weaver & Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1994
From the simplest toys and games through talking machines and moving pictures to wireless and television.
Machines in the Office
Rebecca Weaver & Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1994
A wide-ranging survey of the many inventions and technological changes that have affected the development of the office.
Machines in the Home
Rebecca Weaver & Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1992
The story of the development of the household equipment which has revolutionised home life in the last 100 or so years.
The Industrial Revolution
Henry Dale & Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1992
Harnessing natural power, especially steam; the extraction and development of new materials; the advances in textile machinery and agriculture; and the emergence of the all-important transport systems – all these advances changed our society from agrarian to industrial.
Timekeeping
Rodney Dale
Pub. The British Library 1992
The whys and wherefores of recording and measuring the passage of time.
Louis Wain – the man who drew cats
Rodney Dale
Pub. Chris Beetles & Michael O'Mara 1991
In Louis Wain – the man who drew cats the development of Wain's career is traced from his early realistic cat illustrations to his outstandingly popular humanised cats and highly patterened drawings.
Understanding AIDS
Dr John Starkie and Rodney Dale
Pub. Hodder & Stoughton 1988
Detailed description of the nature of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and of AIDS itself.
Der är sant ... en god vän berättade
Rodney Dale
Pub. Mimer 1985
Hobsons 6th Form Casebook
Rodney Dale (Ed)
Pub. Hobsons 1985
The Sinclair Story
Rodney Dale
Pub. Duckworth 1985
The first full-length account of Sir Clive Sinclair's companies and the man behind them.
It's True... It Happened to a Friend
Rodney Dale
Pub. Duckworth 1984
A collection of what are now called 'urban legends' – tall stories recounted as the truth, though you can never pinpoint the peron to whom the event happened.
A Career in Architecture
Rodney Dale and Julian Marsh
Pub. RIBA 1983
A History of Jazz
Rodney Dale
Pub. Jade Books 1983
From Ram Yard to Milton Hilton
Rodney Dale
Pub. Cambridge Consultants Ltd 1982
Hobsons Computing Casebook
Rodney Dale (Ed)
Pub. Hobsons 1980
The Manna Machine
George Sassoon and Rodney Dale
Pub. Panther 1980
The Myth of the Micro
Ian Williamson and Rodney Dale
Pub. Star 1980
The Myth of the Micro takes you behind the extravagant theories to the heart of the technology itself.
The World of Jazz
Rodney Dale
Pub. Phaidon 1980
A look at the whole story of jazz music from its earliest New Orleans period through to Modern Jazz.
Understanding Microprocessors with the Mk14
Ian Williamson and Rodney Dale
Pub. Macmillan 1980
A carefully structured introduction to the Science of Cambridge Mk14 programming in SC/MP (8060) Assembler language.
BASIC Programming 4 Vols.
Ian Williamson, Tim Eiloart and Rodney Dale
Pub. Cambridge Learning Enterprises 1979
Die Manna Maschine
George Sassoon and Rodney Dale
Pub. Moewig Verlag 1979
Edwardian Inventions 1901 – 1905
Rodney Dale and Joan Gray
Pub. WH Allen 1979
A profusely illustrated selection of the most entertaining fruits of ingenuity of early Edwardian inventors.
From Ram Yard to Milton Hilton
Rodney Dale
Pub. Cambridge Consultants Ltd 1979
Hobsons Engineering Casebook
Rodney Dale (Ed)
Pub. Hobsons 1979
The Kabbalah Decoded
George Sassoon and Rodney Dale
Pub. Duckworth 1978
A new translation by George Sassoon of part of the Zohar, originally written by a Spanish Jew, Moses ben Shem Tov, at the end of the thirteenth century
The Manna Machine
George Sassoon and Rodney Dale
Pub. Sidgwick & Jackson 1978
An exciting and provocative theory that the texts of the Zohar describe a machine for making the mysterious manna that sustained the Israelites in the wilderness.
The Tumour in the Whale
Rodney Dale
Pub. Duckworth 1978
A collection of whale-tumour stories – the stories that the teller swears are true because 'they happened to a friend' – now called urban legends.
Catland
Rodney Dale
Pub. Duckworth 1977
Fifteen of the most beautiful, endearing and original pictures by Louis Wain.
Inland Waterways
Rodney Dale
Pub. Colourmaster Junior Series 1974
Iron Roads
Rodney Dale
Pub. Colourmaster Junior Series 1974
Bridges
Rodney Dale
Pub. Colourmaster Junior Series 1973
Louis Wain – the man who drew cats
Rodney Dale
Pub. William Kimber 1968
Louis Wain (1860–1939) was known to his contemporaries as 'the man who drew cats'. He illustrated nearly 200 books, and his pictures were a favourite in innumerable nurseries.