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prettycitylondon: 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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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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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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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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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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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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Old Japan: Secrets from the Shores of the Samurai

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by Cummins, Antony, MA
Japan has often been thought of as a closed country, but before the country was closed in 1635 many travellers from the West were able to experience its unique traditions and culture. Their accounts speak of legends of powerful dragons and devils, tales of the revered emperor and the protocol surrounding him, following complex etiquette in everything from tea ceremonies to footwear, and bloodthirsty warlord...
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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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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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The Little Book of Aviation

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by Ferguson, Norman
The Little Book of Aviation is a collection of facts, figures and interesting stories from the world of flight. Sad, humorous, baffling and astounding stories abound, from the pioneering days of the Wright Brothers to the present day, and covering everything from great milestones, famous names who've served, and the greatest of aircraft icons; phantom pilots and aircraft and a glossary of slang; the origin...
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Richmond-upon-Thames Then & Now

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by Lang, Paul Howard
Contrasting a selection of 45 archive images alongside full-colour modern photographs, this book traces some of the changes and developments that have taken place in Richmond-upon-Thames during the last century. Accompanied by detailed and informative captions, these intriguing photographs reveal changing modes of fashion and transportation, shops and businesses, houses and public buildings, and, of course,...
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Heroines of SOE: Britain's Secret Women in France

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by Escott Beryl E
'They were the war's bravest women, devoted to defeating the Nazis yet reluctant ever to reveal their heroic pasts. Now a new book tells their intrepid tales.' Daily Express Britain's war in the shadows of male spies and subterfuge in the heart of occupied France is a story well known, but what of the women who also risked their lives for Britain and the liberation of France? In 1942 a desperate need for ne...
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Manchester: A Pocket Miscellany

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by McGarr Ben
This is not a guide book. This little book brings together past and present to offer a taste of Manchester. Learn more 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 Local lingo, architecture, green spaces, events, traditions, fact, fiction Origins, evolution, future writte...
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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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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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My Italian Adventures: An English Girl at War 1943-47

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by De Burgh, Lucy
Wartime Italy is a place of sunshine and shadows. A country torn apart by the turbulent dictatorship of Mussolini and the horrors of Nazi occupation, struggling to repair itself during the Allied liberation. Yet, it is also the land of spaghetti and spumante, the shores of Lake Garda and the Dolomite mountains, and into this drops an English girl who is quickly enchanted by the Italian landscape and way of ...
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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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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To

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by Laycock, Stuart
Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we've invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with the Soviets. You can be fairly sure a lot more Iranians do. Or what about the time we arrived with elephants to invade Ethiopia? Every summer, hordes of British ...
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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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