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Mapping the Airways

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by Jarvis, Paul
Maps have long held a fascination for travellers and would-be travellers alike. Drawing on fascinating and unique material from the British Airways archive, curator Paul Jarvis focuses on the beautiful map artwork used over nearly 100 years of history to chart our voyages through the skies - from early adverts to twenty-first-century on-board moving maps - and the vital maps and charts used by pilots and na...
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Historic England: Cambridge: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by McNeill-Ritchie, Simon
This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Cambridge's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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The Northwest Passage Overland: The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

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by Coleman, E. C.
Published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada and the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set off west across North America to find a route that could be used to transport the riches of the British Columbia goldfields back to British territory in the east, thus avoiding the `middle man' - the US. Behind that simple descriptio...
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Victorian London Through Time

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by Manton, Colin
The Victorian era saw great changes to Britain's capital. This book illustrates the nineteenth-century aspects of London that the Victorians were so proud of: the pioneering public health engineering of Bazalgette's system of intercepting sewers; the magnificent public buildings such as the 'new' Gothic House of Commons and Big Ben; impressive new expanded British Museum, the Classical National Gallery and ...
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Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London

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by Baker, Rob
"I love London society! I think it has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be." An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDE Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics is based on the popular London history website nickelinthemachine.com "Another Nickel in the Machine pretty much justifies the internet's existence all on its own" - DANNY BAKER...
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Dublin in 50 Buildings

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by Dargan, Pat
Dublin was established as a Viking settlement in the early Middle Ages and, following the Norman Invasion of Ireland, rapidly grew in size and importance to become a major city. Following the English conquest of Ireland in the sixteenth century, Dublin continued to develop as a centre of trade, and its growing prosperity into the eighteenth century is demonstrated by the city's rich Georgian architectural l...
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Secret Greenwich

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by Ramzan, David C.
Greenwich's position on the River Thames has drawn many people to this fascinating area of south-east London over the years. This book delves into the history of Greenwich, detailing intriguing and lesser-known facts associated with many of its famous landmarks and intriguing sites. Topics covered include royal localities and the little-told stories behind them; green spaces including gardens, parks and gr...
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Historic England: London's East End: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by Foley, Michael
This illustrated history portrays one of London's most fascinating areas. It provides a nostalgic look at the East End's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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St Pancras Station Through Time

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by Christopher, John
With its famous hotel, St Pancras is now the London terminus of the Eurostar, with a high speed rail link to the Kent coast and the Channel Tunnel. But it was not always so. Once nearly redundant and threatened with demolition, the station was the London terminus of the Midland Railway, and could proclaim at its opening the largest single span roof in the world. Over GBP800 million saw St Pancras restored a...
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How to Fly a Plane: The First World War Manual

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by Barber, Captain Horatio
The training aid for many a pilot from one of the leading instructors of the First World War. There are 160 pages with many illustrations of leading aircraft of the period. Chock full of handy tips for the budding aviator. Nothing could ready you for the world of combat, where pilots' lives were measured in hours rather than years but Captain Barber of the Royal Flying Corps could prepare you for your first...
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Prehistoric Wiltshire

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by Clarke, Bob
Wiltshire contains some of the most important archaeological sites in Britain.Its Prehistoric remains include the breath-taking Stonehenge, awesome stone circle at Avebury , the enigma of Silbury Hill and a large number of hillforts. Among these important sites are also found smaller, perhaps lesser-known monuments of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, including the King Barrow cemetery and Woodhenge. Bob Cla...
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Central Bristol Through Time

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by Anthony Beeson
Brycgstowe, 'the place at the bridge', as the Saxon founders of Bristol once called it, is a city of destiny. Once the second port in the country and one of the wealthiest cities in Britain, it has enjoyed centuries of prosperity based on manufacturing, seafaring and trade. Geographically split between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset and approached by sea through the dramatic Avon Gorge, the ci...
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Clerkenwell & Islington Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
Clerkenwell and Islington are two of London's most historic districts; areas where radicalism once thrived and heavy industry flourished, where poverty and lawlessness were commonplace. This diverse and colourful history can be traced in the area's many pubs. The ancient parish of Clerkenwell, located just outside the City of London's walls, was historically the home of the Knights Hospitallers of St John o...
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British Railway Wagons 1980-2015

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by Dedman, John
All too often, when observing our railways, focus falls entirely on the locomotives or multiple units that haul the many services that travel on them. Britain's railway wagons are equally deserving of attention, with many fascinating details of their own. Over the past three decades, there has been much change on the railways, and the wagons reflect this too. Covering an often neglected subject, John Dedman...
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The Princess's Garden: Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew

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by Berridge, Vanessa
The British enthusiasm for gardening has fascinating roots. The Empire and trade across the globe created an obsession with exotic new plants, and showed the power and reach of Britain in the early eighteenth century. At that time, national influence wasn't measured by sporting success, musical or artistic influence. Instead it was expressed in the design of parks and gardens such as Kew and Stowe, and the ...
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The Tower of London: The Biography

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by Porter, Stephen
The Tower of London is an icon of England's history. William the Conqueror built the White Tower after his invasion and conquest in 1066 to dominate London, and it has become infamous as a place of torture, execution and murder. The deaths of royals attracted most attention: the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the beheading of Henry VIII's wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, Hen...
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British Airways: An Illustrated History

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by Jarvis, Paul
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways He...
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Cadbury & Fry Through Time

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by Paul Chrystal
These two British companies did much to pioneer the chocolate industry, not just in the UK but throughout the world. Up until 1918 the two companies were quite separate competitors but Cadbury's growth earlier in the decade along with Rowntree's resurgence led to Cadbury's takeover of Fry. The early days and progress of the companies, both before and after merging, are charted here with many examples of ear...
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The Lost Works Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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by John Christopher
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL is famous for the engineering wonders he left behind - from the SS Great Britain to the delights of Paddington and Temple Meads stations, but much of what he designed has been lost. From the ships Great Western and Great Eastern to the majestic water towers of Crystal Palace, the Hungerford Bridge and the South Devon atmospheric railway, many of Brunel's achievements have been lost...
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Bristol Pubs

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by MacVeigh, James
Ever since the days when it was the starting point for voyages of discovery to the New World, the old port of Bristol has boasted a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses, and public houses. Most of the older drinking establishments that have survived have stories to tell; frequently quirky or surprising, always interesting and often with nautical links. Some involve real historical figures such as Daniel Defoe...
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