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Portillo's Hidden History of Britain

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by Portillo, Michael
Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings. Portillo's Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned places and buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertain...
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The Dinosaur Department Store

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by Merritt, Richard
Eliza Jane was an unusual child. Some called her wilful, some called her wild! Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn't your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store. From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylos...
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Rural London

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by Hodges, Kate
London is a wonderful city, but sometimes the hustle and bustle, noise and grime, can get too much and you feel the need for some peace and quiet, clean air and nature. But there's no need to flee to the countryside, as London has so many surprisingly 'rural' areas and activities to offer. With everything from beautiful gardens and country walks, to cosy pubs and nature reserves, Rural London will help you ...
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The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook

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by Phipps, Selwyn E.
After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook. These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore - the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes. Discover the myth of the Gold and Silver Unicorns, and the legendary stories of the seven...
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24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Ryan, Donald P.
Spend 24 hours with the ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt wasn't all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra. During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt's religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society - from the king to the bread-maker...
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The Spitfire Story: Told By Those Who Designed, Maintained and Flew the Iconic Plane

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by Hyams, Jacky
The Spitfire Story, published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from Spitfire heroes and heroines, as well as the people behind the scenes.
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The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks

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by Field, Jacob F.
An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent.
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Sherlock Unlocked: Little-known Facts About the World's Greatest Detective

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by Smith, Daniel
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes has been fascinating generations of readers, watchers and listeners for over 130 years, since he first appeared in print in 1887. Now an internationally renowned cultural icon, his name appears on books, films, television dramas, radio plays, stage adaptations and the rest right across the world and he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as `the most portraye...
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My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream

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by Marsh, Janine
One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. Whil...
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This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean

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by Stephen, Alain
An informative and accessible guide to all of the great philosophers' best-known theories, explained through their most famous quotes. We may have heard of Socrates, Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche, but what did they believe? What were their famous aphorisms? And what did these actually mean? This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean explains as simply as possible the ideas beh...
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The Good Bee: A Celebration of Bees - And How to Save Them

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by Benjamin, Alison
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24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Matyszak, Philip
Walk a day in a Roman's sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to 24 characters who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character - from a senator to...
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24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Matyszak, Philip
Spend 24 hours with the ancient Athenians. See the city through their eyes as it teeters on the edge of the fateful war that would end its golden age.
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Plato's Alarm Clock: And Other Amazing Ancient Inventions

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by Russell, James M.
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Maybe the Moon

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by Ives, Frances (Illustrator)
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Portillo's Hidden History of Britain

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by Portillo, Michael
Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings. Portillo's Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertainment and Le...
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The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine

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by Jopson, Marty
Have you ever wondered why ice floats, how the GPS on your mobile phone works (and what it has to do with Einstein), or why woollen jumpers shrink in the wash?
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A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons

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by Norton, Julian
Warm and heartfelt stories and amusing anecdotes from the life of a vet in God's Own County. Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses, swans ... you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better! In A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons, Julian recounts mo...
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How to Think Like Sherlock: Improve Your Powers of Observation, Memory and Deduction

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by Smith, Daniel
'You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.' Such were the words of the master detective Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson, as he noted how his friend failed to implement Holmes's techniques. In How to think like Sherlock you will learn how to increase your powers of observation, memory, deduction and reasoning using the tricks and techniques of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holme...
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Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

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by Arnold, Catharine
In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers called it Flanders Grippe, but globally the pandemic gained the notorious title of 'Spanish Flu'. Nowhere escaped this common enemy: in Britain, 250,000 people died, in the United States it was 750,000, five times its total mili...
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