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Band on the Bus: Around the World in a Double-Decker

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by King, Richard
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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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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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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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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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The Bristol Colouring Book

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by The History Press
The Bristol Colouring Book
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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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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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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 A-Z of Curious Bristol

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by Fells, Maurice
Bristol's history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters. This book explains why the vicar in one church goes on an annual trek to peer down a manhole; why captains of industry sing an eighteen-verse song in memory of Queen Elizabeth I; and how the Flower of Bristol got its name. You will meet some unusual contraptions, like the bed with in-built exercise equipment, or the thrashing machin...
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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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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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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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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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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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Spying For The Raj: the Pundits and the Mapping of the Himalaya

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by Jules Stewart
A pundit (or pandit) is a Hindu Brahmin who has memorised a substantial portion of the Hindu scriptures. In the second half of the nineteenth century, however, the term was used to denote native surveyors, who explored regions to the north of India for the British Raj. The British initially sent army officers to map these countries, but the task was fraught with danger. In the 1860s, Captain Thomas Montgome...
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Tunnels, Towers and Temples

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by David Long
"Tunnels, Towers & Temples" takes a sideways look at London, revealing the hidden stories, curious histories and sometimes comic assocations behind dozens of often quite familiar places. Through their stories, the author reveals a strange side of London most people never come to know, even though they walk its streets every day and take much of what they see entirely for granted. Typical examples includ...
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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 Strange History of Buckingham Palace

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by Patricia Wright
Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the nation? This text presents a detailed exploration of the ordi...
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