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A Visitor's Guide to Georgian England

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by Hall, Monica
Could you successfully be a Georgian? Find yourself immersed in the pivotal world of Georgian England, exciting times to live in as everything was booming; the Industrial Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the nascent Empire; inhabited by Mary Shelley, the Romantic Poets and their contemporaries.
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England's Cathedrals by Train

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by Naylor, Murray
One of the jewels in the nation's crown is its Anglican cathedrals. Many, constructed after the invasion of 1066, stand as monuments to the determination and commitment of their Norman builders. Others have been built in later centuries, while some started life as parish churches and were subsequently raised to cathedral status. Places of wonder and beauty, they symbolize the Christian life of the nation an...
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London Underground Serial Killer: The Life of Kieran Kelly

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by Platt, Geoff
The full story of the life and times of Kieran Patrick Kelly, the London Underground Serial Killer, who wandered up and down the Northern Line of the London Underground between 1960 and 1983, pushing innocent people that he had never met under trains, and who finished up killing over thirty people. The book provides a full biography of Kelly, discussing the details of his crimes, his victims and his abilit...
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London's Gangs at War

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by Kirby, Dick
The 1950s and 1960s saw a changing of the guard in Londons gangland. A new and even more ruthless breed of criminal emerged to replace the ageing generation of likes of Sabini, Mullins and Hayes.
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The Somme: The Epic Battle in the Soldiers' Own Words and Photographs

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by Van Emden, Richard
The offensive on the Somme took place between July and November 1916 and is perhaps the most iconic battle of the Great War. It was there that Kitchener s famous Pals Battalions were first sent into action en masse and it was a battlefield where many of the dreams and aspirations of a nation, hopeful of victory, were agonizingly dashed. Because of its legendary status, the Somme has been the subject of many...
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A Steam Engine Pilgrimage

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by Burton, Anthony
Anthony Burton has travelled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of England in pursuit of his passion for the steam engine in all its different forms. He has travelled on narrow gauge railways in Wales and enjoyed the splendour of main line journeys behind some of the grandest locomotives ever built. He has shovelled coal into the boiler of an old Clyde Puffer, while steaming down Scotland's w...
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Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary

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The 100th Anniversary of the most publically aware battle of WW1 - the battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016 and every media form will be covering it from January onwards. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new 'Definitive' edition, the Seventh, each time being updated and expanded. It is a legacy that should be on every bookshelf. The book is based upon over 30 y...
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Ypres Salient Battlefield Guide

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by Tonie Holt
This is the most complete guide to the First World War Battlefield of Ypres that has ever been published. Tonie and Valmai Holt, have condensed the knowledge gained from almost a quarter of a century of researching, writing about, visiting and conducting groups around Ypres into this remarkable book. Here are concise descriptions of the military elements of the battles woven into a kaleidoscope of human, li...
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Rails Across Britain: Thirty Years of Change and Colour

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by Cable, David
Rails Across Britain is a collection of full-size colour photographs of trains that have operated in Great Britain over the last thirty years. Compiled by a well-regarded author of several successfully published books showing many varying classes of trains throughout the world, this book covers the period from 1986 to the present day. It brilliantly illustrates the various classes and the huge myriad of col...
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London Curiosities: The Capital's Odd & Obscure, Weird and Wonderful Places

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by Wade, John
London is full of curiosities. Who knew that beneath the Albert Memorial lies an undercroft resembling a church crypt? Or that there are catacombs under Camden? Who would expect to find a lighthouse in East London, sphinxes in South London, dummy houses in West London, or a huge bust of film director Alfred Hitchcock in North London?
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Rails Across Europe: Eastern and Southern Europe

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by Cable, David
The two volumes covering Rails Across Europe are divided into one covering the North and West of the continent, the other dealing with the South and East. The photos were taken by David Cable, well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of modern traction mainly from the 1980s up to the current era, sho...
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Carve Her Name with Pride

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by Minney, R. J.
Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring story of the half-French Violette Szabo who was born in Paris Iin 1921 to an English motor-car dealer, and a French Mother. She met and married Etienne Szabo, a Captain in the French Foreign Legion in 1940. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Tania, her husband died at El Alamein. She became a FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) and was recruited into the SOE an...
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Biography of British Train Travel: My Journey Behind Steam and Modern Traction

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by Benn, Don
Biography of British Train Travel is a collection of mainly previously unpublished articles and short stories, covering a lifelong interest in railways. It spans a wide spectrum over the years, from the early days in Kent in 1960, through the many hours on the lineside on the Surrey Hills line and the South Western main line, to the last frantic years of steam on the Southern, and the current steam scene, a...
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Rails Across Europe: Northern and Western Europe

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by Cable, David
The two volumes covering Rails Across Europe are divided into one, covering the North and West of the continent, the other dealing with the South and East. The photos were taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of several photographic albums of trains throughout the world, supplemented by a few taken by friends. The books show pictures of modern traction mainly from the 1980s to the current era, cov...
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Bristol in the Great War

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by Wadsworth, Jacqueline
When war was declared in 1914 the people of Bristol erupted in patriotic excitement - but what was it like when the cheering died down? This book tells the city's unique story during those grinding years, when women risked their lives filling shells with mustard gas, factories turned out chocolate and cigarettes for the troops, Shirehampton's fields were full of war horses, and Filton's nascent aeroplane i...
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Walking Verdun: A Guide to the Battlefield

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by Holstein, Christina
On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had been etched into the histories of France and Germany. This epic ...
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The Scourge of Soho: The Controversial Career of SAS Hero Detective Sergeant Harry Challenor MM

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by Kirby, Dick
Detective Sergeant Harry Challenor is undoubtedly one of the most controversial policeman of all time. Born into grinding poverty in 1922, Challenor served with the prestigious Special Air Service during World War Two, was parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured twice, escaped twice and was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery. Joining the post-war Metropolitan Police, Challenor began his one-ma...
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The Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches

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by Holt, Major
Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as 'THE BIBLE', this is the sixth, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.Written to the same highly acclaimed formula as all of the other books in this important series of Battlefield Guides (Somme, Ypres, Gallipoli, Market-Garden, Western Front - North...
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England's Historic Churches by Train: A Companion Volume to England's Cathedrals by Train

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by Naylor, Murray
The second millennium saw the spread and consolidation of Christianity in Britain. One means by which the Normans tightened their grip on Britain after 1066 was by the construction of magnificent cathedrals, thereby demonstrating their intention to remain here. In his earlier book - England's Cathedrals by Train - Murray Naylor explained how these hallowed buildings could be reached by train, relating their...
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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to Operation Market Garden

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by Holt, Tonie
Operation Market Garden was the name given to the US, UK and Polish airborne assault on the Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven bridges and the ill-fated 30 Corps advance to relieve the hard-pressed paras. While everyone knows that Arnhem was 'a bridge too far', few understand the true reasons for the catastrophic failure to link up. There have been numerous guide books to the fighting around Arnhem in particula...
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