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The Politics of Washing

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by Coles Polly
This is the story of ordinary life in an extraordinary place. The beautiful city of Venice has been a fantasy land for people from around the globe for centuries, but what is it like to live there? To move house by boat, to get a child with a broken leg to hospital or set off for school one morning only to find that the streets have become rivers and the playground is a lake full of sewage? When Polly Coles...
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The North Wessex Downs

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by Davison, Steve
The Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty have been described as the jewels of the English landscape and the North Wessex Downs, the third largest AONB, is no exception. Its predominant feature is its underlying chalk geology and it covers one of the most continuous tracts of chalk downland in England. As well as its treasures in the form of chalk and ancient woodland, the North Wessex Downs also has a fasci...
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Australia in the Great War

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by Payton, Philip
Australia in the Great War is a compelling history of Australia and its people during the global conflict of 1914-1918. It charts the experiences of ordinary men and women against a backdrop of momentous events on the international stage, and shows how war helped shape an emerging Australian national identity. It spans the heady days of August 1914, when Australia responded enthusiastically to the mother co...
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Travel Writing: The Essential Guide

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by Fair, James
This handy guide offers a complete introduction to the craft of travel writing and shows unpublished writers how to identify suitable markets for their work and persuade editors to take a chance on them. It asks the all-important question, 'What is travel writing?' It analyzes your different genre options and explores ways to come up with great ideas and pitch them successfully. There is a strong emphasis ...
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Nimrod: A Cavalry Black: From Foal to Retirement

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by Blaxland, Juliet
Meet Nimrod, a typical horse in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. He's big, black and brave, yet steady as a rock. But what's his story, and how is he trained for his special military role? The Household Cavalry is a uniquely British institution, famous around the world for its outstanding pageantry and gallantry on the battle field. Its 250 horses, known as Cavalry Blacks, are central to its existen...
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History of the English Language in 100 Places

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by Lucas Bill and Mulvey Christopher
A History of the English Language in 100 Places is a joyous ride through time, where readers can criss-cross the British Isles and the world at large to land in a hundred contrasting places and light on a hundred wonderful topics that bring the extraordinary story of the English language alive. Any selection of places is inevitably personal. Nevertheless, a number of criteria have directed the selection pro...
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Chichester Harbour: England's Coastal Gem

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by Sagues, Liz
Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a special place of tranquillity in the crowded south of England. It is recognized nationally and internationally and is appreciated by many hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. This book, which includes previously unpublished memoirs and features famous figures from King Canute to P.G. Wodehouse, draws together the myriad threads that have gi...
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Natural Beauty of Cornwall

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by Maxted, Peter
The Natural Beauty of Cornwall is the ideal companion to help you explore a landscape of quite extraordinary variety. From the wild northern coast to the peaceful estuaries of the south and from the high windswept moors and heaths to the hidden wooded valleys, this book captures the very essence of Cornwall. Author Peter Maxted has lived in the area for some thirty years during which time he has keenly expl...
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All Along the River: Tales from the Thames

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by Conolly Pauline
All Along the River: Tales from the Thames is an engaging and humorous guide to England's most famous river, serving as a companion volume to more practical books about the Thames Path and the river's settlements. Both quirky and fun, it is packed with information about literary associations, local recipes, folklore and a good many murders and mysteries! Pauline Conolly has spent the last two decades wander...
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City of York Companion

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by MARTIN MASON
"The City of York Companion" provides a unique insight into one of the most famous and historic cities in England. The authors have combined impressive calligraphy for the complete text and evocative drawings to produce an outstanding record of a city which the Romans established in AD 71 and occupied for almost 300 years. Most cities are best explored on foot. In York, thankfully, there is no other way, an...
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Silk Road Adventure - On Horseback in the Heart of Asia

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by Claire Burges Watson
Rebelling against the predictability of banking life, and with only her wits to equip her, Claire sets off on her own on an eighteen-month, 6,000-kilometre horseback adventure across Central Asia. "Silk Route Adventure" takes you through rolling Mongolian prairie lands, monotonous Kazakh steppes, scales 4,000-metre passes in Kyrgyzstan, and crosses the black sands of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. Thro...
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Papua New Guinea

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by Howard Beck
Howard Beck is no ordinary travel writer. When visiting a country, he immerses himself totally in his experiences, taking his readers to new levels of awareness. In "Papua New Guinea: Tales from a Wild Island", the earthy narrative introduces the reader to a rugged land of 10,000 colourful tribes, a weird and wonderful bestiary and an adventurous author whose culinary bent finds him dining on python, rat, b...
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Build your dream house in France

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by Murray, David
There are currently 100,000 Britons living in France, and several factors make it the preferred location for them, such as its geographical proximity to the UK, the availability of health, education and transport services, a lower population density than the UK, and climatic and cultural factors.When looking to purchase a property, often only two options are considered: buying a finished property or one whi...
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Hardy's Landscape Revisited

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by Tony Fincham
Hardy’s Landscape Revisited is a twenty-first century look at Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, consisting of a series of described walks through the novelist’s literary landscapes. Based upon the texts of The Return of the Native, Far From the Madding Crowd, Under the Greenwood Tree, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, as well as incorporating excerpts from Hardy’s poems, Tony Fincham’s b...
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Pagan Channel Islands

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by S.V. Peddle
Around three to five thousand years ago, an ancient people began building stone sites and monuments on the Channel Islands, creating a landscape as rich in mythology as any archaeological site in Greece or Egypt. Since early Christian times, the dolmens (stone chambers) and menhirs (single standing stones) have been reviled as the domain of witches, ghosts, and dragons. They were thought to bring bad luck a...
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English Thatched Churches

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by Billett, Michael
This remarkable guide is devoted to the picturesque thatched churches in the English countryside. This invaluable and unique reference tool presents the churches county-by-county and is enhanced with a delightful host of colour photographs of the churches and their interiors. In addition to the artistry of the thatched roofs, the interiors reveal a host of treasures such as fourteenth-century wall paintings...
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Cumbria - The Lake District and its County

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by John Wyatt
The Lake District is one of the world's most beautiful regions, attracting millions to its unspoilt countryside each year. Now in paperback, this definitive book is a must for visitors and natives alike; even those who know and love Cumbria will find much here that is new and revealing. This monumental work, complemented by 200 magnificent illustrations, covers every aspect of Cumbria. The history, the peop...
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The Backpackers Kitchen

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by Penny & Caroline Paterson
Enjoying a country's cuisine is often one of the highlights of any travel experience. However, eating in restaurants every night will put a great deal of strain on the average backpacker's budget. "The Backpacker's Kitchen" helps you make the most of local ingredients and keep your costs down - by cooking yourself. These healthy and delicious recipes are so easy to make that even those who have never had to...
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Criminal River

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by Stephen Wade
Criminal River explores the social and legal history of the police on the River Thames, from the founding of the Thames Marine Police in 1798 to the contemporary establishment working in co-operation with other security and crime prevention organizations. The book begins with an account of eighteenth-century crime on the river, and goes on to explain the adaptation to rapid social and industrial change that...
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