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Albion's Glorious Ile: Northamptonshyre to Westmorlande: Volume 4

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by Avery, Anne Louise
These beautifully-produced colouring books present over four volumes, thirty county maps of England and Wales.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside a...
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Albion's Glorious Ile: Middlesex to Huntingdonshire: Volume 3

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by Avery, Anne Louise
These beautifully-produced colouring books present over four volumes, thirty county maps of England and Wales.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside a...
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Albion's Glorious Ile: Shropshire to Buckinghamshyre: Volume 2

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by Avery, Anne Louise
These beautifully-produced colouring books present over four volumes, thirty county maps of England and Wales.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside a...
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Albion's Glorious Ile: Cornwal to Worestshyre: Volume 1

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by Avery, Anne Louise
These beautifully-produced colouring books present over four volumes, thirty county maps of England and Wales.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside a...
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Albion's Glorious Ile: A Hand-Colouring Book from the Songs of Poly-Olbion

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by Avery, Anne Louise
This is the first time Hole's Poly-Olbion maps have been printed as a collection of this kind.The maps were produced in the early 17th century by the cartographic engraver William Hole to accompany the vast landscape poem Poly-Olbion by Michael Drayton, one of the most famous poets of his age.Arguably the strangest maps of Britain ever designed, they depict the familiar rolling countryside as a playful fair...
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Epitaphs of the Great War: The Somme

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by Wearne, Sarah
Limited by the Imperial War Graves Commission to 66 letters - and that included counting the space between each word as one letter - this first in a short series of books highlights what The Times called, 'the heart of the bereaved'; the thousands of silent voices that 'speak' from the war cemeteries. Voices which stand at the opposite end of the commemorative spectrum to the Cenotaph; an austere 'silent' t...
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Never Fear: Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester

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by Strathcarron, Ian
Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood in rural Devon, he suffered through the sadism of the English public school system, then in 1918 left for New Zealand where he made his first fortune.There he took up flying and in 1930 became one of the first aviators to fly from London to Sydney. After being the first solo flyer across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to Austria, he set off to circle the world, only t...
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The Natural History of Selborne

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by White, Gilbert
Written by Gilbert White and first published in 1789, this book is compiled from a mixture of White's letters to other naturalists - Thomas Pennant and Daines Barrington; a 'Naturalist's Calendar' detailing phenology observations of the first appearances in the year of different animals and plants; and observations of natural history. Illustrated throughout with stunning woodcuts.
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The Christmas Match: Football in No Man's Land 1914

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by Thermaenius, Pehr
After four months of intense fighting, the war in Flanders between German and British soldiers fell silent on Christmas Eve 1914. The soldiers started singing instead of shooting. On Christmas Day they came out of their trenches and met in No Man's Land.Some chased rabbits. Some played football. This true story is about two footballers and soldiers, one Saxon and one Scot, who were in units that played a ma...
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War and Peace and Sonya

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by Armstrong, Judith M.
In 1862 Sonya Tolstoy married the greatest author the world has ever known. For forty-eight years they shared their lives in an enmeshed union that was both passionate and combative. Sixteen years younger than her husband, Sonya bore him thirteen children and worked for years as his copyist, rewriting countless drafts of his timeless novels. Both were mercurial and personalities and, towards the end and exh...
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The Angler's Guide

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by Salter, T. F.
T. F. Salter's The Angler's Guide, 'abridged for the Use of Young Anglers', was first published in 1816, and advertised as being a complete practical treatise on Angling: 'The art of trolling and fishing for Jack & Pike, flyfishing and making, also bottom and float fishing and trimmer angling with directions how to plumb the Depth, to bait the Hooks, to make Paste, How to lay NightLines and sniggle for Eels...
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Take Me to France: A French Phrase Book for the American Soldier

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by Anonymous
This book is reproduced in facsimile format, exactly as it was published almost 100 years ago. It also contains fantastic line drawings of different contemporaneous guns and equipment, each labelled with its French interpretation. From the sublime to the ridiculous, joyous to the poignant, this book is a snapshot of life on the front line for an army so very far from home.
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Birds of the Hedgerow, Field and Woodland

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by Nelson, Raphael
From Meadow Pipits to Jays via the Sedge Warbler, this is a treasure trove of illustrations. Volume I - In the Heart of the Country by HE Bates Volume II - The Happy Countryman by HE Bates Volume IV - Canals, Barges and People by John O'Connor
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Light and Life in the Middle Hills: A Photographer's Perspective of Life in Nepal

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by Fenn, Johnny
This book documents the land, the lives and experiences of the inhabitants through the lens.The photographs here capture the beauty of Nepal and its people; reflecting the hardship of many, including former Gurkhas and portrays the days immediately after the 25th April 2015 Earthquake in the epicentre villages.This title documents life in Nepal before and after the quake by a photographer who knows the land...
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The Gurkhas: 200 Years of Service to the Crown

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Probably the best known, and to their adversaries the most feared, body of fighting men in the British Army, Gurkhas were first recruited to serve the British Crown 200 years ago in 1815 and for all those years their signature weapon has remained the Kukri. In that time, these young men, from the Nepalese hills, have fought in all the major wars where the British Army has been deployed. Winning an extraord...
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The Happy Countryman

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by Bates, H. E.
With the deft, sure eye of master craftsmen, they portray the mellow stone of country towns, spray swept seaside promenades, strolls among sand dunes, Mr Pimpkins the jobbing gardener, roach fishing at dawn, the art of pear growing, and much more to make a book that is lasting pleasure. Above all, The Happy Countryman was HE Bates statement of his own ideals about the countryside and his hopes and fears for...
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The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq: The People Who Speak Tamasheq and a History of the Sahara

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by Butler, Henrietta
Romanticised by nineteenth-century explorers as mysterious 'people of the veil', but with a reputation tooas fearsome warriors, the Tuareg have been guardians of the Sahara for over one thousand years. Survivingin one of the most pitiless and inhospitable terrains on earth, they controlled the lucrative caravan tradingroutes until nineteenth- and twentieth-century colonization followed by twenty-first centu...
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The Sea Around Us

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by Carson, Rachel
Rachel Carson's classic trilogy comprises three volumes - The Sea Around Us (1950), Under the Wind-Sea (1941) and The Edge of the Sea (1955). The Sea Around Us presents an overview of the subject, a natural history of the oceans in which Rachel Carson discusses such matters as their origins, the evolution of life, the creation of volcanic islands
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In the Heart of the Country

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by Bates, H. E.
H.E. Bates is a revered writer on the countryside; author of a wealth of books reflecting English life including, The Darling Buds of May. Beautifully illustrated with wood engravings by the renowned wildlife artist C.F. Tunnicliffe. The genius of H.E. Bates and C.F. Tunnicliffe was inspired by the beauty of the English countryside. This book is their tribute to its many faces: the magnificence of winter bl...
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Canals, Barges and People

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by O'Connor, John
He looks at the bucolic world of life on the British waterways. With over 30 superb engravings which capture his love of the natural world.He had a pastoral vision, albeit one imbued with melancholy, at the passing of time and a changing world. Volume I - In the Heart of the Country by HE Bates Volume II - The Happy Countryman by HE Bates Volume III - Birds of Hedgerow, Field and Woodland by Raphael Nels...
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