Top Trumps Chemistry



Elements Top TrumpsTM is an entertaining, fast-paced chemistry card game. With eye-catching imagery and fascinating facts about the elements, it’s a great way to have fun and learn about the elements. Recommended for children aged 7-14, the game can be played by two or more players. Each of the 30 cards represents an element. Players compare numerical properties of the elements (melting point, density, price, discovery date and the size of the atom) and choose the category they think will…

The Real Peaky Blinders: Billy Kimber, the Birmingham Gang and the Racecour…



Stylish and dark, the BBC series the ‘Peaky Blinders’ is set in the backstreets of Birmingham after the First World War and tells of the rise to power of Thomas Shelby and his criminal gang. Yet the real stories behind these fictional characters are just as dramatic, bloody and compelling as the TV series. Thomas Shelby’s arch enemy Billy Kimber was in real life a Brummie from Summer Lane. He was a feared fighter with an astute mind and magnetic personality which earned him the leadership of…

David Jason: My Life



Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and ’70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to…

Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks who Plotted Hi…



In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler’s war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now,…