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BBC8
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21 Games for the BBC Micro

21 Games for the BBC Micro
by Mike James, S.M. Gee & Kay Ewbank

21 high quality games programs making the most of the BBC's speed, sound, colour and graphics capabilities.
Each program comes with an explanation of how to play the game and how it works, but the tips on how to modify it for special use will open up a range of variations to try.

A 146 page paper back in good condition.

BBC25
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30 Hour Basic

30 Hour Basic
by Clive Prigmore
A simple self-instructional course teaching good programming structure and technique.
This was widely acclaimed NEC correspondence course specially prepared for the BBC's "The Computer Program".
BBC19
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BBC Micro - Micro Guide

BBC Micro - Micro Guide
Century Communications

A quick reference guide, comprehensively summarising all the essential information needed by the BBC Micro enthusiast.

Excellent litte 44 page hardback in very good condition.

BBC30
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BBC Micro Graphics And Sound

BBC Micro Graphics And Sound
By Steve Money

Provides a practical guide to the excellent graphics and sound capabilities of the BBC Micro, showing the best techniques to get the most out of drawing, colour, animation and sound generation.
Also contains many short, easily handled, illustrative listings as well as complete programs.

A 170 page paper back in excellent condition.

ELEC11
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Brainteasers For the BBC and Electron Computers

Brainteasers For the BBC and Electron Computers
by Genevieve Ludinski

A collection of "brainteaser" programs requiring logic, general knowledge and mathematical skills to solve.  The programs exploit the graphics capabilities of the Electron and BBC.

A different, 130 page paper back programming book in excellent condition.

BBC16
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Disk Systems for the BBC Micro

Disk Systems for the BBC Micro
by Ian Sinclair

Explains the jargon and covers the principles of disk operations. Covers BBC, AMCOM, Watford and others systems used on the BBC Micro, describing both normal and advanced disk operations in detail.

Ian Sinclair wrote many technical books which are all excellent.

A 116 page paper back in excellent condition

BBC32
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Games BBC Computers Play

Games BBC Computers Play
by Tim Hartnell, S.M. Gee & Mike James

A collection of games to suit every taste, including Adventure games, board games, arcade games, a 3D maze and simulation programs.

A 112 page paper back in good condition.

BBC31
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Handbook Of Procedures And Fuctions For The BBC Micro

Handbook Of Procedures And Fuctions For The BBC Micro
By Audrey Bishop & Owen Bishop

Contains a variety of procedures and functions that can be used in programs of all types, saving hours of programming.  All are introduced and described, then a listing follows with an explanation of how it works and how to call it and incorporate it in your own programs.
An excellent library of ready made building blocks.

A 144 page paper back in excellent condition.

BBC17
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Putting Your BBC Micro To Work

Putting Your BBC Micro To Work
by Chris Callender

15 major programs will allow you to use the BBC Micro in a wide variety of ways, including a word processor, home accounts, planner and telephone directory.  Also includes "BOSS" - a massive integrated program bringing together the most useful programs.

Maybe not much use these days, but a great way to brush up on serious programming techniques.

A 110 page paperback in excellent condition.

BBC2
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THE BBC MICRO an expert guide - Book

THE BBC MICRO an expert guide
by Mike James

This book is a practical introduction to the advanced features of the BBC Micro.  Covering BBC BASIC, the machine operating system, sound, graphic and two complete chapters devoted to assembly language.
Projects and short programs are included to illustrate the topics.
In very good condition, this is a 160 page paper back.

BBC48
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The BBC Micro Disk Companion

The BBC Micro Disk Companion
by Tony Latham

Allows you to start using your disk drives immediately and postpones the more technical details to later chapters. Assembly language is covered where necessary and full hardware details are supplied as well as a complete program listing for the creation of a Utilities disk for formatting, verfiying, a Menu and a text handling program.

A 186 page paperback in excellent condition.

BBC28
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The Computer Book

The Computer Book
An Introduction to Computers and Computing

By Robin Bradbeer & Peter De Bono & Peter Laurie

Aimed primarily towards BBC users, this book accompanied a TV series of the time.  For new users to computers it covers the basics very well indeed from a "useful" rather than gaming perspective.

A 208 page paper back in good condition.