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Toilets of the World

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by Morna E. Gregory
Toilets of the World is a celebratory tour of the world of toilets and their various appearances in surprising places around the globe. Powder room, comfort station, privy, loo, dunny the infinite variety of names we invent for this universal necessity, the toilet, is matched by an extraordinary variety of designs worldwide, from miniature log cabins in the Canadian wilderness to state-of-the-art cubicles i...
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Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids

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by Hannant Sara
In Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a man covered from head to toe in straw - the 'straw bear' - is paraded through the streets, accompanied by 250 dancers, musicians and performers, while in Ottery St Mary, Devon, a crowd gathers as townspeople hoist barrels of flaming tar on to their shoulders and carry them until they are too hot to handle. Award-winning photographer Sara Hannant has travelled the length ...
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21st Century London

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by Kenneth Powell
This book presents a selection of the most exciting building projects in London since the year 2000. The first decade of the twenty-first century has marked out London as arguably the pre-eminent international city for innovative and ambitious architecture, with the design and construction of imaginative buildings of all types. Projects range in size and budget from such landmark structures as the 'Gherkin'...
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Hampton Court Palace - Illustrated History

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by Worsley, Lucy
Situated beside the River Thames south-west of London, Hampton Court Palace was a centre of court life in England from 1529 to 1737 and remains one of the finest palaces in Europe. The Official Illustrated History celebrates this intriguing architectural ensemble, including the palace's original sixteenth-century building of Henry VIII's reign. It features full coverage of the famous formal gardens and also...
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Tower of London Official Illustrated History

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by Edward Impey
The Tower of London is one of the most famous historic monuments in the world, conjuring up images of towering battlements, arms and armour, ravens, the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and Norman architecture. Beautifully illustrated with paintings, new photography and new reconstructions at key points in history, this official illustrated history tells the Tower's story.
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An Alphabet of London

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by Brown, Christopher
London is the only city in the world where you could ever find Gilbert and George sharing space with the Gherkin and the Globe while the Great Fire burns and a gin drinker glugs her favorite tipple, and where members of the Bloomsbury Group hail a black cab while barrage balloons hover over Broadcasting House during the Blitz. In A London Alphabet, Christopher Brown presents a series of wonderfully whimsica...
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A Book for Cooks

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by Geddes-Brown, Leslie
If you have ever bought a cookery book not only for the recipes but also for the mouth-watering images and attractive design, then A Book for Cooks is for you. Food writer and self-confessed bibliophile Leslie Geddes-Brown surveys 100 pioneering cookbooks, selected by her for their influence, for their unusual recipes or simply for their beauty. All types of cookery book are featured, from the seventeenth c...
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Evocations of Place

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by Robert Elwall
Hailed by the poet and architectural historian Sir John Betjeman as "a genius at photography", Edwin Smith (1912-1971) was one of Britain's foremost photographers. At the time of his death, he was widely regarded as without peer in his sensitive renditions of historic architecture and his empathetic evocations of place. The recurrent themes of Smith's work - a concern for the fragility of the environment; a...
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Asmara - Africa's Secret Modernist City

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by Denison, Edward
Asmara, the capital of the small East African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural 'discoveries' of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, who transformed it into a hotbed of radical architectural innovation, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. This superb buildi...
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