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Railway Walks Wales

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by Vinter, Jeff
Jeff Vinter, Consultant to the BBC's "Railway Walks" series, provides comprehensive details of every disused railway line in Wales that is now a public walk or cycle trail. He covers everything from the earliest tram-roads to recently closed colliery lines - all set against the magnificent backdrop of the Welsh landscape and offering an insight into the country's industrial past. From the tunnels of Saunder...
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In the Footsteps of William Wallace

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by Young, Alan
For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the 'Braveheart' of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage hero of the Scottish wars? Or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look beh...
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A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping

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by Feeney, Paul
Do you remember Pathe News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seems like another age. But for those born around then, this era of childhood seems like yesterday. From waking up to ice on the inside of the windows, washing i...
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Richard III and the Murder in the Tower

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by PETER HANCOCK
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on the one execution for which we know that he was responsible....
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The Little Book of the London Underground

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by David Long
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? Do you know, for example, who the Queen sat next to when she first went on the Tube in 1939? Or what they did with all the earth dug out to make way for the...
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The Boer War

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by Nasson/1
The Boer War was a costly colonial conflict between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics in South Africa. Pitting the superior armed might of British imperialism against two of the world's tiniest rural states, it nevertheless took almost three years for the Boer forces to be defeated. The war saw the first use by the British of civilian concentration camps and the employment of a 'scor...
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A Photographic History of P&O Cruises

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by Frame, Chris
One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. Through an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire. With a vast fleet of ocean liners that undertook voyages to all parts of the globe, P&O was instrumental in immigration to Australia and New Zeala...
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Rhodes Besieged

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by Devries/2
By the late fifteenth century Ottoman Turkish mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean was nearly complete. However, the tiny island of Rhodes, just a few kilometres from the south-west coast of Turkey, remained a thorn in their side. Home to the walled headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, a crusading Order of "warrior monks", Rhodes was besieged for three months by the full might of the Turkish army and ar...
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Portobello in Old Photographs

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by Curtis, Maurice
Portobello lies on the bank of the Grand Canal, stretching from South Richmond Street to Clanbrassil Street and the South Circular Road and including some of the adjacent roads and streets. It is one of the country's most well-known suburbs, and has long been a hub for artistic and cultural Dublin. The list of luminaries associated with Portobello is quiet extraordinary. It includes some of the great names ...
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1916 and All That: A History of Ireland from Back Then Until Right Now

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by Boylan, Ciara
1916 and All That
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The Little Book of Surrey

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by Rupert Matthews
The Little Book of Surrey is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. The county's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters, royal connections and literally hundreds of wacky facts about Surrey's landscape, towns and villages (plus some authentically bizarre...
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The Little Book of Manchester

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by Hylton, Stuart
"The Little Book of Manchester" is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its Roman origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions the city made to the history of the nation, learn about the individual communities and how they came together to form the modern city and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentri...
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London Cemeteries : An Illustrated Guide and Gazateer

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by Hugh Meller
The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. London Cemeteries is a comprehensive guide and gazetteer to all 126 cemeteries within Greater London. Li...
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The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations

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by Sauder, Eric
Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's RMS Lusitania captured the world's imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls. Through never-before-see...
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Exploring Historical Essex

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by Smith/99
This engaging guide book paints a comprehensive picture of Essex; bringing the reader on an exploratory journey from Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe whilst uncovering the secrets and history this fine county has to offer. The prime glory of Essex has to be its marvellous maritime heritage. As its rivers were the major routes for early exploration and trade, most of the towns and villages grew up along their bank...
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Hidden City

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by David Long
"Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lane and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real London - the fascination of extraordinary goings-on during...
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Lost Battlefields of Britain

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by Hackett Martin
The British Isles have witnessed hundreds of battles in 2000 years of history. Some are well known, due to their far-reaching consequences, sheer scales or the involvement of famous protagonists. Others, however, have never been properly investigated. In this book, Martin Hackett examines ten forgotten battles, covering the length and breadth of Britain and ten centuries of warfare. At Buttington in the Sev...
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The Little Book of Essex

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by Gordon/21
"The Little Book of Essex" is packed full of entertaining bite-sized pieces of historic and contemporary trivia that come together to make essential reading for visitors and locals alike. It can be described as a compendium of frivolity, a reference book of little-known facts, or a wacky guide to one of England's most colourful counties. Dip in randomly, or read consecutively, there are no rules. Be amused ...
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The Little Book of the East End

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by Gordon/21
The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book ...
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Highgate & Muswell Hill

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by Joan Schwitzer
Highgate and Muswell Hill
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