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Nelson's Spyglass: 101 Curious Objects from British History

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by Campbell, Sophie
Each of these 101 strange and curious objects from British history has an extraordinary story to tell. Many royal possessions are inside, including the shirt of that Charles I was wearing when he was executed and Queen Victoria's dancing shoes, along with curiosities such as Darwin's walking stick, the last letter that Dickens ever wrote, the handwritten report (by the captain of the Carpathia) on the resc...
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Welsh Folk Tales

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by Stevenson, Peter
This book, a selection of folk tales, true tales, tall tales, myths, gossip, legends and memories, celebrates and honours unique Welsh stories. Some are well known, others from forgotten manuscripts or out-of-print volumes, and some are contemporary oral tales. They reflect the diverse tradition of storytelling, and the many meanings of 'chwedlau'. If someone says, 'Chwedl Cymraeg?' they are asking, 'Do you...
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The Bristol Colouring Book

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by The History Press
The Bristol Colouring Book
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The Blue Badge Guide's London Quiz Book

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by King, Mark
Drawing on extensive knowledge and celebrating London's diverse riches, this quiz book invites you to come on a wide-ranging exploration of the megacity the author calls 'The Big Onion'. Peel away its many layers in the company of one of London's top Blue Badge tourist guides. These 22 tours will inspire you, your family, colleagues and friends to leap from page to pavement in the entertaining company of a...
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Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time

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by Grueninger, Natalie
This engaging and practical travel guide takes you on a journey through the best of Tudor London, to sites built and associated with this fascinating dynasty, and to the museums and galleries that house tantalising treasures from this rich period of history. Join the author as she explores evocative historical sites, including the magnificent great hall of Eltham Palace, the most substantial surviving remna...
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Lost Countries: Exotic Tales from an Old Stamp Album

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by Laycock, Stuart
Pick up an old stamp album and flick through it. You'll find a host of exotic and unfamiliar names: Cyrenaica, Fernando Poo, Fiume, North Ingria, Obock, Priamur, Stellaland, Tuva, Wenden - distant lands, vanished territories, lost countries. Do they still exist? If not, where were they? What happened to them? Lost Countries goes in search of the truth about these and many other amazing places. Stuart Laycoc...
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Great Stink of London

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by Stephen Halliday
In the sweltering summer of 1858, the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. "The Times" called the crisis 'The Great Stink'. Parliament had to act - drastic measures were requ...
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The Little Book of London

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by David Long
Did you Know? Lost property handed in to London Transport over the years has included three dead bats in a box, two human skulls, several silicon breast implants, an outboard motor from a boat, an artificial leg and a whole stuffed gorilla. After Charles II's son Duke of Monmouth was executed for treason his head was sewn back on so he could sit for a royal portrait. In 1868 London's first ever set of tr...
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The Oldest House in London

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by Rule, Fiona
LONDON's old buildings hold a wealth of clues to the city's rich and vibrant past. The histories of some, such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, are well documented. However, these magnificent, world-renowned attractions are not the only places with fascinating tales to tell. Down a narrow, medieval lane on the outskirts of Smithfield stands 41-42 Cloth Fair - the oldest house in the City of Lon...
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Vinter's Railway Gazetteer: A Guide to Britain's Old Railways That You Can Walk or Cycle

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by Vinter, Jeff
If you have ever wondered what happened to Britain's lost railways and where you can explore this bygone network, then this book is for you - a new and revised edition that brings the routes on offer right up to date. While many old railways have been sold to private owners, there is now a growing network of several thousand miles which one can explore. Ideal for young and old alike, families, those who nee...
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Band on the Bus: Around the World in a Double-Decker

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by King, Richard
When nine friends set out from England in 1969 to travel the world in a double-decker bus called `Hairy Pillock', little did they know that they would become honorary citizens of Texas, hold the keys to New York, release a record in Australia, perform for the Shah and Empress of Iran, and appear on countless television and radio shows around the world. Their epic three-year journey, which began as a bet wit...
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Daring Women of History: Amelia Earhart

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by Roussel, Mike
A pioneering aviator and advocate of women's equality, Amelia Earhart was, and continues to be, an inspiration to people the world over. Her fierce determination to break records and push the boundaries of aviation led her to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, as well as the first person (man or woman) to fly solo the trans-Pacific flight from Hawaii to California in 1935....
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House of Spies: St Ermin's Hotel, the London Base of British Espionage

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by Matthews, Peter
St Ermin's Hotel has been at the centre of British intelligence since the 1930s, when it was known to MI6 as `The Works Canteen'. Intelligence officers such as Ian Fleming and Noel Coward were to be found in the hotel's Caxton Bar, along with other less well-known names. Winston Churchill allegedly conceived the idea of the Special Operations Executive there over a glass (or two) of his favourite champagne ...
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Spectacular Vernacular

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by David Long
Lifting the lid on London, Spectacular Vernacular reveals the stories behind its 100 strangest and most enigmatic buildings. Some are open to the public, if you know who to ask. Others remain strictly off-limits, thus heightening the sense of mystery surrounding them. But many are so familiar that few of us ever stop to consider just how curious they are. In the heart of Kensington, for example, a 300ft tow...
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Haunted Bath

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by David Brandon
A pub with a deceased barmaid who simply refuses to leave, a Grey Lady in the Theatre Royal; a poltergeist in the Garrick's Head pub; a man in a black hat at the Assembly Rooms. Bath is one of the few British cities which may justifiably be called beautiful. It is also one of the most haunted of British cities. Bath is an ancient place and, at the height of its fashionable popularity in the eighteenth centu...
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The Great Fire of London

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by Stephen Porter
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South West Secret Agents: True Stories of the West Country at War

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by Quigley, Laura
True tales of Second World War spies from across the West Country have been collected together for the very first time in this fascinating book.
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'Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detective: The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes

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by Kesselman, Bryan
'Paddington' Pollaky, Victorian super-sleuth, was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times craving recognition and publicity. He was a busybody, a meddler, yet someone whose heart was ultimately in the right place. Newspaper accounts detail his work as a private detective in London, his association with the Society for the Protection of Young Females, his foi...
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Speakers' Corner: Debate, Democracy and Disturbing the Peace

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by Wolmuth, Philip
Speakers' Corner is a unique look at the people who come to argue, discuss and preach at Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park, regarded worldwide as the home of free speech. Many of the photographs, taken on Sunday afternoons stretching back almost four decades and published here for the first time, are accompanied by excerpts of speeches, heckles, arguments and debates which are, by turns, intriguing, s...
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Grasping Gallipoli: Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915

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by Chasseaud, Peter
It is the perceived wisdom that the Gallipoli Campaign against the Turks in 1915 was deeply flawed and that inadequate planning and bad maps contributed to much unnecessary slaughter. Yet these two experts on terrain and mapping in the Great War contend that the consequences of this have been overplayed.
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