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England and Wales - Go Slow

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by Sawday, Alastair
Following the success of "Go Slow England", this new edition delves into the pleasures of Slow food, Slow travel and Slow living - from Land's End to Llandenny. "Go Slow England & Wales" celebrates life in the slow lane with a hand-picked selection of special places to stay. There's also advice on cultural, historic, gastronomic and unusual places to visit, and a small collection of regional recipes. You ca...
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Mountain Biking Trail Centres: The Guide

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by Rupert Davies
Vertebrate’s guide to mountain biking trail centres looks at Great Britain’s purpose-built, off-road mountain biking trails, featuring singletrack, cross country, downhill, freeride and bike park riding at 67 centres across England, Scotland and Wales.
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Great Britain & Ireland - World Heritage Sites

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by Victoria Huxley and Geoffrey Smith
This is a wonderful book: as crystal clear as a mountain stream, as colourful as a rainbow and as packed full of fascinating historical detail as – a World Heritage site. It is based on a real need: there is no other book yet in print that examines the twenty seven designated World Heritage sites in the British Isles. This book is not merely a riveting read but an essential accompaniment to understanding th...
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Mapping England

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by Simon Foxell
Mapping England shows, through a series of compelling maps - both historic and contemporary - how England has scrutinized itself, been seen by others and how it has recorded its ever-changing circumstances.
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Bristol Lives

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by Maurice Fells
Bristol has plenty to be proud of when it comes to famous people. Some were born in the city while others were drawn to it by its colourful heritage, adventurous spirit and vibrant atmosphere of culture and enterprise. A few names, like that of the explorer John Cabot, have been woven into the fabric of the city's heritage. However, other people who helped to shape today's rich environment are hardly rememb...
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Round The Cloisters

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by Mick Escott
An amusing and informative tour of 49 Anglican cathedrals in England, Wales and the Isle of Man. "A fascinating journey undertaken in the spirit of fresh engagement...full of interest, acute observation and anecdote...As ever, in our cathedrals, old and new worlds meet." (Simon Russell Beale)
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Lakeland Pack 2

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by Rubery Jim
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The English Garden

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by Hans Von Trotha
Garden design in England was entirely reinvented during the 18th-century. The strictly symmetrical gardens of the French Baroque were replaced by artificial landscapes which soon became almost indistinguishable from natural scenery. What continues to govern our notions of a beautiful landscape, even today, is the ideal image of Nature conceived by 18th-century English landscape gardeners. This journey throu...
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The 2000s

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by PA Photos
"The 2000s" is published by Ammomite, and features over 300 photographs from the past decade, hoping to give an insight into major historical events in Britain from 2000 to 2009.
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150 Years of Britain in Pictures

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by Ammonite Press
150 Years of Britain in Pictures chronicles a century and half of British history through 1000 images, hand-picked from the unique archives of the Press Association. This book features celebrities and politicians, artists and musicians, sportsmen and women, royalty, adventurers and pioneers, criminals and ordinary people, all captured in their true context and participating in events that were originally ph...
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The English Railway Station

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by Parissien, Steven
The railway station is one of England's most distinctive and best-loved building-types. Yet over the past century the nation's stations have often been overlooked or dismissed, and have suffered accordingly. Today a new interest in railways - fuelled by the need for sustainability, by a growing awareness of the realities of transport economics and by the dedication of enthusiastic volunteers at heritage rai...
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I Never Knew That About Britain: the Quiz Book

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by Winn, Christopher
Over 1000 Questions and Answers About Our Glorious Isles Bestselling author and quiz master Christopher Winn is here to test your general knowledge of Britain with over 1000 quiz questions to perplex and puzzle about our glorious islands. Covering a myriad of subjects including history, cathedrals, sports, records, modern Britain, royalty, people, places, deeds, discoveries and disasters, there is someth...
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Britain from the Rails Bradt Guide: Including the Nation's Best-Kept-Secret Railways

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by Le Vay, Benedict
A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Bradt's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more personal pace. This expanded and updated second edition has an attractive fresh design, clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways'. Full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents...
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Exotic England: The Making of a Curious Nation

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by Alibhai-Brown, Yasmin
England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been enticed by the diversity and richness of other civilizations. And while this appetite for adventure has often been tainted by aggression or exploitation, the E...
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Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

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by Barkham, Patrick
Told through a series of walks beside the sea, this is a story of the most beautiful 742 miles of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: their rocks, plants and animals, their views, walks and history, and the people who have made their lives within sight of the waves.
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Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames

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by Davies, Caitlin
Stretching 215 miles from its source in Gloucestershire, through England's capital and across to the North Sea, the River Thames has always enticed swimmers. From bathing kings to splashing school children, intrepid wild swimmers to international athletes, this famous river has long been a favourite. But it was the Victorian era that saw the birth of organised river racing with the launch of the long dista...
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Britain's Lost Railways: The Twentieth-Century Destruction of Our Finest Railway Architecture

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by Minnis, John
The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is both a magisterial example of Britain's finest Victorian architecture, and an exception that reminds us of the dramatic demolition our rail network has suffered. In the name of progress hundreds of buildings were pulled down and replaced, often by nothing more than a concrete bunker or bus shelter
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A Visitor's Guide to Jane Austen's England

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by Wilkes, Sue
Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen's contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen's birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. Sue Wilkes skilfully conjures up all aspects of daily life within the period, drawing on contemporary diaries, illustrations, letters, novels, tr...
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Bizarre England: Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises

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by Long, David
In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England. Visit places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom, the Phone Box Museum and much more. From weird buildings to eccentric museums and from mystical superstitions to remnants of magical rites, this is a guide to England like n...
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Last Trains: Dr Beeching and the Death of Rural England

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by Loft, Charles
During the course of the 1950s England lost confidence in its rulers and convinced itself to modernise. The bankrupt steam-powered railway, run by a retired general, symbolised everything that was wrong with the country; the future lay in motorways and high speed electric - or even atomic - express trains. But plans for a gleaming new railway system ended in failure and on the roads traffic ground to a ...
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