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Pretty City London: Discovering London's Beautiful Places

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by Ferguson, Siobhan
This beautiful collection of images will take you past London's famous landmarks, and into the pretty hidden gems beyond. From secluded mews to undiscovered cafes, flower markets and tree-lined streets, prettycitylondon champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a huge capital city like London.
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Pretty City New York: Discovering New York's Beautiful Places

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by Ferguson, Siobhan
New York City is known for many things: its urban, high -rise landscape; bustling atmosphere; and busy business and tourist spots. Pretty tree-lined avenues, cute shops, and serene getaways do not immediately come to mind for this cosmopolitan city - but they are there if you know where to look.
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Lighthouses of England and Wales

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by Leach, Nicholas
England and Wales have long been captivated by the lighthouse, with many of the towers built at the countries' extremities seen as iconic structures. Lighthouses have seized the imagination for centuries, and have cut striking figures wherever they stand.
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London's Docklands: An Illustrated Guide

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by Marshall, Geoff
London has always been a bustling place of trade; once the docks teemed with men, ships and goods from all over the world. Now all has been transformed: starting at Canary Wharf and continuing at the Royal Docks, a vibrant new area has sprung into existence providing commerce, housing, shops and restaurants.
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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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Journey to Crossrail: Railways Under London, From Brunel to the Elizabeth Line

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by Halliday, Stephen
Why did London have to wait so long for a main line railway beneath its streets? For a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's broad gauge Great Western trains ran from Reading to Faringdon. Now, after many false starts, his vision is being realised as the Elizabeth Line carries passengers from Reading to the City once again and beyond Essex to Kent, using engineering that would h...
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Tube Life: London's Underground in Photographs

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by Mirrorpix
The London Underground has always been key to the lives of Londoners, from when its stations and stairwells offered refuge from the barrage of the Blitz through to its unique ability across the years to transport people safely all around the capital. It has remained strong in the face of devastation, surviving horrors like the Moorgate Tube crash and the 7/7 bombings. An icon throughout the world, the Tube ...
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Black Plaques London: Memorials to Misadventure

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by Hide, John Ambrose
'Black Plaques' are not to be found proudly mounted on a wall - and for good reason. What with their commemoration of a brutal execution outside Westminster Abbey, the selling of sex toys in St James's Park and an intruder at Buckingham Palace with Royal undergarments stuffed down his trousers, this is not sort of historical subject matter that authorities choose to grace a building's facade or depict on a ...
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SS Nomadic: Titanic's Little Sister

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by Delaunoy, Philippe
SS Nomadic was commissioned by White Star Line to serve the Olympic-class liners Olympic, Titanic and Britannic when they called in Cherbourg. Built in Belfast alongside Titanic, she was made with the same steel, built by the same workers and decorated by the same craftsmen. Because her duties were to serve first- and second-class passengers, she was fitted out far more luxuriously than other tenders of tha...
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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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Titanic in Photographs

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by Hall Steve
with Bruce Beveridge, Scott Andrews and Art Braunschweiger
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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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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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The Worst Street in London

by Rule, Fiona
Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market, lies an anonymous service road. The average pedestrian wouldn't even notice it existed. But unlikely though it may seem, this characterless, 400ft strip of tarmac was once Dorset Street - the most notorious thoroughfare in the capital; the worst street in London and the haunt of protestant firebrands, thieves, con-men, pimps, prostitutes...
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From Amourette to Zal: Bizarre and Beautiful Words from Europe: (For When English Just Won't Do)

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by Rawlings, Alex
Fjaka: the sublime state of aspiring to do absolutely nothing. Warmduscher: a `warm showerer', meaning a bit of a wimp. Tener mano izquierda: literally `to have a left hand'; to be skilfully persuasive. For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult t...
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Leeds - Not A Guide To

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by Holloway Diane
From the momentous to the outlandish, this little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of Leeds. Learn about the movers and shakers who shaped this fantastic city. The great and the good; the bad and the ugly. Small wonders, tall stories, triumph and tragedy. Best places - worst places. Origins, evolution, future. Written by a local who knows what makes Leeds tick.
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Camden Town & Kentish Town Then & Now

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by Mariam Colloms & Dick Weinding
This book covers many aspects of life, both past and present, in the adjacent neighbourhoods of Camden Town and Kentish Town in Northwest London.
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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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Eyots and Aits: Islands of the River Thames

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by Vickers Miranda
Eyots and Aits
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The Kremlin Conspiracy: 1,000 Years of Russian Expansionism

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by Boyd, Douglas
What did it mean when Vladimir Putin stepped down from president to prime minister of Russia in 2008 and bounced to the top again in 2013? The Putin-Medvedev clique of mega-rich ex-KGB men and lawyers call their state machine kontora - the firm - and run it as though they own all the shares. They command the largest armed forces in Europe, equipped with half the world's nuclear warheads. Their air force reg...
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