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London's King and Queens

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by Malcolm Day
* London has more than 15 million visitors a year * Ideal historic souvenir of London * Period maps and illustrations * Sights to see with accompanying map * Also available in 10-copy counterpacks (ISBN 9781849940184) This exciting new series of heritage tourist guides from Batsford gives an authentic flavour of the history of London and will appeal to all lovers of this wonderful city in both the local an...
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Forgotten London - A Picture of Life in the 1920s

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by Elizabeth Drury
With over 250 stunning photographs of people and places all over London in the 1920s, Forgotten London charts a decade of great change and progress in England's capital. From children playing on the coconut shy at the Blackheath village fete, to the bankers milling around Threadneedle Street and the flapper girls leaving Mayfair clubs in the early hours of the morning, all walks of life are documented in th...
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Brian Cook's Beautiful Britain

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by Cook, Brian
The illustrations of Brian Cook from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have become iconic. His heightened use of colour, in a flat colour poster style, is much imitated, but never surpassed. His jacket covers for the Batsford series of books that celebrated British life are now very collectable. This collection of his best work is a beautiful publication that should be enjoyed not only by collectors but all lovers...
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Can't Be Arsed

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by Richard Wilson
'A terrific blow for freedom. Richly comic' Boris Johnson. 'Properly funny. I've put it in a seldom-used toilet.' Jeremy Clarkson We are forever being ordered around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; change your life in two weeks. Why - is this an increasingly desperate search for happiness? Perhaps you can in fact attain happiness not by going anywhere or doing anything but inst...
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When In Rome...

Hardback
by Haskins Mike
When In Rome is a riotous, hilarious, gift book that highlights the varying differences between foreign etiquettes when you travel abroad. The book illustrates various nations' cultural, social etiquettes and customs and how funny, confusing and downright ridiculous they are when compared to each other. The book is a rip-roaring guide to 50+ nations' opposing gestures, manners and ways of expressing themsel...
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South Downs - 20 Country Walks For All The Family

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by Macleod, Jilly
Batsford's Walking Guides is an exciting new gift series of walking books, aimed at the weekend, family walker. These small-format, portable, hardback books have an attractive retro feel, with nostalgic line drawings and hand-drawn maps. Each of the 20 walks have been carefully selected to appeal to family walkers, most are circular and none are too strenuous.
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How to live like an Italian

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by Annalisa Coppolaro
We are fascinated by the Italians; their style, politics, diet, sex lives and cars, not to mention their incredibly beautiful country, to which many thousands of us flock year after year. Annalisa Coppolaro-Nowell gives us the skinny on what makes Italians tick. Why are they healthy and slim in spite of their carb-rich food? Why do they dress up for every occasion, even if it"s a trip to the market? Why do ...
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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika

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by harry Campbell
Do you still find yourself referring to Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar? Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now gone. For example, whatever happened to Tanganyika? This new book by Harry Campbell i...
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Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts

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by Chris Pascoe
Chris Pascoe is fascinated by the English Civil War. He also likes beer. So when the thought came to him to set out on a pub crawl around the sites of the English Civil War, it was an idea too good to ignore. Helped (or should that be hindered) by his best mate Pete, Chris sets out to see for himself the sites of five years of English carnage, and their nearest watering holes. Their trek might not be as bl...
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Knitlympics!

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by Meldrum, Carol
Dive into the Olympics with Knitlympics! This fantastic new book lets you knit all your favourite sporting heroes and heroines, past and present. Whether you're a fan of athletics, swimming or gymnastics there is a project for you. Includes patterns for 20 Olympic icons, from ancient Greece to London 2012. You don't have to be athletic to knit your own lighting-fast Usain Bolt, mustachioed Mark Spitz or spa...
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Quentin Blake's Ten Frogs

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by Quentin Blake
'Ten Frogs/Dix Grenouilles' is Quentin Blake's wonderfully illustrated counting book written in both English and French. Starting with 'One Crow/Un Corbeau' and proceeding with more and more animals ('Two Goats/Deux Chevres', 'Three Dogs/Trois Chiens' etc) the pages get gradually more and more filled with animals until reaching 'A Hundred Wasps/Cent Guepes'. A great way for children to learn to count in Fre...
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Fairy Tales

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by Jones Terry
This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. * A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones. Pu...
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