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The Writing on the Wall: 100 Iconic Blue Plaques Commemorating Britain's History

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by Read, Mike
Written by well know BBC DJ Mike Read The author is Chairman of the British Plaque Trust, the body set up to revive the Blue Plaque scheme Published to coincide with the unveiling of the BBC's plaque to Buddy Holly Major UK publicity and marketing campaign
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In The Ypres Salient: The Story Of A Fortnight's Canadian Fighting

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by Beckles Willson, Henry
This short book by historian and journalist Beckles Willson is in memory to the Canadians who fought during the Great War around Hooge, near Ypres at the Battle of Mont Sorrel in 1916. The Battle of Mount Sorrel lasted for almost two weeks and cost the Canadians over 8,000 casualties. Having lost the first two phases of the battle, the Canadians achieved victory in the final operation. Careful planning and...
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Swifts in a Tower

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by Lack, David
First published in 1956 this new edition from the RSPB still offers the clearest insights into this much loved and enigmatic bird Published to coincide with the RSPBs Oxford Swift City project The author David Lack is one of the most celebrated names in the study of birds Major UK publicity and marketing campaign
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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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A Taste of Art - London: 1 City - 10 Museums - 100 Works of Art

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by Cockburn, Jacqueline
'A Taste of Art - London' takes the reader on a journey around ten of the city's galleries, exploring ten significant artworks at each location and offering an insightful 'taste' of art - the ultimate antidote to museum fatigue.
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The Cookbook Notebook

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by Bawden, Edward
This charming book recalls a time when the housewives of Britain were still making do and keeping a nation 'fighting fit'. It contains a vast collection of recipes, from a classic fish pie to a 'gooey' ginger cake, showing how even during the post-war rationing period, food could still be adventurous and tasty. Go back to basics and savour the tastes of the war years with this nostalgic collection of recipe...
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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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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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Holkham: The Social, Architectural and Landscape History of a Great English Country House

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by Hiskey, Christine
Holkham Hall is a masterpiece of eighteenth-century Palladian architecture set in a large walled park bordered by the marshes and dunes of the North Norfolk coast. Built, owned and occupied by the Coke family since 1612, it is at the centre of a major agricultural estate; a treasure house whose paintings, classical sculpture, books, manuscripts and furniture are of international importance.Using the extensi...
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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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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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English Country Houses

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by Sackville-West, Vita
This book offers a brief history of the English country house from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and of the people who built and lived in them - from common squires to kings and queens. This wonderful book was undoubtedly written by someone who had a great sense of pride in England and everything it stood for; a morale booster for a British people layed siege to by times of war. Written during the ...
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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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The Western Front: Battlefields, Memorials and Cemeteries of the First World War

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by Belley, Marcel
The area of Belgium and northern France that was the Western Front is a place like no other. In a line running seven hundred kilometers from the English Channel to the Swiss border the horrors of industrialised war consumed men by the millions for over four years.When the War finally ended, entire societies were in shock and the ensuing outpouring of grief can be seen today in the countless cemeteries and m...
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Van Gogh: A Life in Places

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by Heslewood, Juliet
Early in his career, as he grappled with the idea of becoming an artist, Vincent van Gogh attempted portraiture, possibly with a mission in the religious sense. His models were impoverished miners, weavers and peasants. Later, his great achievement was in still life, landscape painting and further portraits all closely related to the places where he lived.
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Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The Atkinsons' Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe

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by Stewart, John Massey
This is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man: Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799 - 1861), architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author - and bigamist.
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Time Out 50: 50 years, 50 covers

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by Time out
In August 1968, Time Out was created in London to help people make the most of the city - the iconic brand's fiftieth anniversary will be celebrated with this book packed with fifty amazing magazine covers and the stories behind them. Time Out's fiftieth anniversary will also be marked by the exhibition Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers - Charting five decades of London through Time Out's front pages at ...
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The Somme: The Day by Day Account

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by McCarthy, Chris
This fascinating book is a significant approach to the conflict of 1916 and a practical guide for anyone wishing to see and understand how the battle evolved.The day-by-day layout is illustrated by a fine selection of photographs, many previously unpublished and all carefully linked to show specific details of each month's fighting. Equally important are the 50 full colour maps illustrating trench names, fo...
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Goodbye Piccadilly: From Home Front to Western Front

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by Museum, London Transport
The First World War changed London and Londoners forever. For the drivers who took their buses to the Western Front and for their families and friends left behind it meant facing new challenges at work and a new way of life. This book illustrates how London reacted and dealt with that change looks through its transport system. It's a long way to Tipperary, It's a long way to go, It's a long way to Tipperary...
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Omnibus: A Social History of the London Bus

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by Museum, London Transport
This book is a comprehensive social history of how the London bus has worked in, and for, the capital for the last century and a half. It discusses the design,development and operations of buses in the city and its surrounding countryside and considers how the bus has served Londoners from all over the world and shaped London. Contributions from a number of recognised authorities on bus history,complement b...
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