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British Rail: The Nation's Railway

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by Jackson, Tanya
British Rail was a success. British Rail is a contentious company, as controversial as Dr Beeching and his axe. However, this examination of BR's passenger services shows just how vital the organisation was. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; and pioneered world-beating resea...
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Norwich City Guide

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by Bullen, Annie
As well as its great Norman cathedral, Norwich is home to 31 wonderful medieval churches whose imposing towers and peaceful gardens add to the atmosphere of a city whose main streets are still laid out in their medieval pattern.
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Bristol: A Pocket Miscellany

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by Coles Sarah
From the momentous to the outlandish, this book is packed full of fun facts and triva about everything Bristolian. From quotations from famous people to local people's like and dislikes, it's all here in this addictive little book. Did you know? - There are 25 other places in the world called 'Bristol' - Nipper the Dog, "His Master's Voice", has a blue plaque dedicated to him in Bristol - There are 104 all...
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Jane Austen: pocket GIANTS

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by Sanderson, Caroline
There's something about Jane...Jane Austen lived only just into her forties, never married, never had children, lived all her life in the south of England and rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle into which she was born. She completed only six novels, and achieved little fame in her lifetime. Yet 200 years after her death, she remains one of our most revered writers, and one of the...
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Brunel: pocket GIANTS

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by Byrne, Eugene
In a BBC poll in 2002, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was voted the second-greatest Briton of all time, only eclipsed by Churchill. It's often claimed that that through his ships, bridges, tunnels and railways Brunel played a critical role in creating the modern world. In the soaring ambitions of the Victorian age, nobody thought bigger than Brunel. Never tied to a dusty office, he crammed enough work, adventure a...
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QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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by Frame, Chris
FIFTY years ago the last British-built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM the Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth 2. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: QE2. Fast, smart and sleek, QE2 sailed over 5.6 million miles and carried more than 2.5 million passengers during a magnificent career spanning nearly forty years...
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Little Book of Wales

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by Lawson Jones Mark
THE LITTLE BOOK OF WALES is an intriguing, fast-paced, factpacked compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country's food, sports, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). Mark Lawson-Jones' new book gathers together a myriad of data on Wales. There are lots of factu...
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Lincolnshire Heritage Walks

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by Walsh, Danny
Lincolnshire Heritage Walks
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The Little Book of Wiltshire

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by La Vardera, Dee
"The Little Book of Wiltshire" is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about one of England's most colourful counties. It is an essential to the born and bred Wiltshire folk or anyone who knows and loves the county. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of the county, its landscape, people, places, pleasures and pursuits t...
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Mabel Keeps Calm and Carries On

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by Thomas Vicki (ed.)
'During the Second World War, I worked in an empty building by the Thames. It had been used by the Thames Conservancy Board. When war came, they moved out and I was moved in. I stayed there for most of the war. I never went down to an air raid shelter. I was too busy trying to make people laugh about wartime bread and sausages, instead of crying about them.' Mabel Lucie Attwell Mabel Lucie Attwell was one o...
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Hadrian's Wall: An Archaeological Walking Guide

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by Jones Clifford
Hadrian's Wall
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Scotland's Castles

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by Brennan-Inglis, Dr. Janet
Scotland's Castles is a beautifully illustrated celebration and account of the renaissance of Scottish castles that has taken place since 1950. Over 100 ruined and derelict buildings - from tiny towers to rambling baronial mansions - have been restored as homes, hotels and holiday lets. These restorations have mainly been carried out by new owners without any connections to the land or the family history of...
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Bristol (Pitkin City Guide)

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by Bristol Marketing
Bristol
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The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes

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by Ambrose, Tom
Illustrated in full colour with a wide range of photographs, The History of Cycling in Fifty bikes tells the story of the bicycle through 50 iconic machines, starting with the first primitive wooden two-wheelers through to carbon-fibre super bikes and the designs of the future, celebrating sporting achievements, technological advances and world records along with way.
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Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War

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by Bourne, Stephen
In 1914 Britain was home to at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage. Most of them were loyal to the 'mother country' when the First World War broke out. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army, men managed to join all branches of the forces, while black communities contributed to the war effort on the home front. By 1918 it is estimated that Britain's blac...
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Eyots and Aits: Islands of the River Thames

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by Vickers Miranda
Eyots and Aits
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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-45

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by Marks, Leo
In 1942, with a black-market chicken under his arm, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 charing cross road, and went to war. He was twenty-two and a cryptographer of genius. In "Between silk and cyanide", his critically acclaimed account of his time in SOE, Marks tells how he revolutionized the code-making techniques of the Allies, trained some of the most famous agents, who dropped into France ...
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London's Markets: From Smithfield to Portobello Road

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by Halliday, Stephen
London is a city of markets: markets in meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, money, insurance, shipping and, occasionally, in stolen goods. As both a major port and the nation's capital, it was almost inevitable that commerce became the bedrock on which the city has risen to be one of the world's greatest modern marketplaces. Many of today's street names remind the observant pedestrian of the commercial centres t...
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The Secret History of Oxford

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by Sullivan, Paul
The Secret History of Oxford offers the reader an off-the-beaten-track tour of the city's landmarks and streets. Filled with hundreds of facts and anecdotes, it reveals the amusing, unlikely and downright wonderful stories hidden beneath the surface. Some, such as the fact that the founder of Oxford was eaten by wolves, will be known; many others, such as the fact that Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, stol...
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Most Secret: The Hidden History of Orford Ness

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by Heazell Paddy
Orford Ness was, for most of the twentieth century, a military research station so secret that nobody knew what went on there, and so remote that even now most people have never heard of it. Yet the contribution of its scientists, service and civilian, to the winning of the First World War, the Second World War and the Cold War places them on a par with the codebreakers of Bletchley Park. At this highly atm...
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