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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lincolnshire Heritage Walks

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by Walsh, Danny
Lincolnshire Heritage Walks
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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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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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Hadrian's Wall: An Archaeological Walking Guide

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by Jones Clifford
Hadrian's Wall
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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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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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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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Hampstead and Belsize Park Then & Now

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by Weindling, Dick
Hampstead village began growing in the eighteenth century. Large houses were built as country retreats and for some years Hampstead flourished as a spa. As the nineteenth century progressed, streets and houses replaced the fields and hedgerows of Belsize Park and Hampstead, but the Heath was saved as a public open space. Today, Hampstead is a popular destination, its alleys and narrow streets creating a sta...
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The Little Book of Jack the Ripper

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by The Whitechapel Society
Did you know? *Annie Chapman's uterus and Mary Jane Kelly's heart were removed by the killer *A prince of England is amongst the suspects *Some believe the killings were covered up by the Masons The Jack the Ripper mystery is one of the greatest whodunnits the world has ever known. With a backdrop of swirling fog, top hats and dark alleys, it is easy to see why this fascinating tale still continues to capt...
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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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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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