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London's Strangest Tales

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London's Strangest Tales
Extraordinary But True Tales from Over a Thousand Years of London's History

Author: Tom Quinn
Publication Date: 3 March 2008

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Following in the bestselling steps of theStrangest... series, London is now given the Strangest treatment. This fascinating volume is packed with amazing things you didn't know about the capital, such as the fact that it's still forbidden to run, carry an umbrella or whistle in Burlington Arcade.

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Jews, God and History

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Jews, God and History

Author: Max Isaac Dimont
Publication Date: 31 October 2002

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Growing Up in Lambeth

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Growing Up in Lambeth

Author: Mary Chamberlain
Publication Date: 19890629

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Growing up in Lambeth is about family, neighbourhood and class.......using a wealth of oral material the book tells of child...

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Europe Since 1870

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Europe Since 1870

Author: James Joll
Publication Date: 19760930

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This updated edition takes into account the events of the 1980s, attempting a broad synthesis of a long and crowded period of history.

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Secret Rooms

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The Secret Rooms
A Castle Filled with Intrigue, a Plotting Duchess and a Mysterious Death

Author: Catherine Bailey
Publication Date: 2 May 2013

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At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire.

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History of the World in Numbers

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A History of the World in Numbers

Author: Emma Marriott
Publication Date: 9 October 2014

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A History of the World in Numbers spans the early civilizations of man, from the plains of Mesopotamia and the Indus Empire, through to the modern day. The numbers dictate the topic of each entry, shining a light on each subject, from the development of early writing in China or the number of Brodie helmets issued in World War One.

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Victorians and Edwardians at Work

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The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

Author: John Hannavy
Publication Date: 16 February 2009

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A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. This book lets you take a step back between 1840 and 1910 and explore the world of work and working conditions experienced by the Victorians and Edwardians.

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Pirates and Privateers

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Pirates and Privateers

Author: Tom Bowling
Publication Date: 24 January 2008

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Offers a history of piracy, from ancient times through the Renaissance 'privateers' such as Drake, with their Letters of Marque (an early example of State-sponsored terrorism), to the real and flourishing threat of contemporary pirates that patrol the less well-regulated shipping lanes of the world.

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weekend in Munich

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weekend in Munich

Author: robert wistrich
Publication Date: 1995

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Art, propaganda and terror in the Third Reich...

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All Hell Let Loose

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All Hell Let Loose
The World at War 1939-1945

Author: Max Hastings
Publication Date: 29 September 2011

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A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children.

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First Light

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First Light

Author: Geoffrey Wellum
Publication Date: 6 August 2009

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Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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Speeches That Changed the World

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Speeches That Changed the World

Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication Date: 30 March 2006

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Contains over 50 momentous speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations. This book includes biographies of each speaker, the history of why each speech was significant and what happened as a result. Black and white photography illustrates these key figures and moments in history.

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Greatest Genealogy Tips in the World

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The Greatest Genealogy Tips in the World

Author: Maureen Vincent-Northam
Publication Date: 31 January 2007

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Useful for genealogists, this book offers tips on tracing your forebears, from ways to gather background evidence to understanding and deciphering old documents and records. It offers advice on creating your own family archive and useful websites and addresses.

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Belle Epoque - Paris in the Nineties

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Belle Epoque - Paris in the Nineties

Author: Raymond Rudorff
Publication Date: 197211

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The Lady & the Unicorn

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The Lady & the Unicorn

Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publication Date: Jan 2004

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Novel by author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'. ......

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Boris Godunov the tragic Tsar

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Boris Godunov the tragic Tsar

Author: Ian Grey
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1973

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Who Do You Think You Are?

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Author: Dan Waddell
Publication Date: 11 October 2004

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Combines both stats and pub facts, with emotions as people discover the heroes and villains in their family's past. This book emphasizes the human and emotional side, and equips you with the basic tools to start and maintain your quest as well as includes the celebrity stories. It also includes a section on books and websites.

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Around Woodbridge in Old Photographs

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Around Woodbridge in Old Photographs

Author: Humphrey Phelps
Publication Date: 24 September 1992

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Dictionary of First Names

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Dictionary of First Names

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Publication Date: 31 December 2000

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We all have a first name, but how many of us really know its origin and history? This dictionary provides a collection of linguistic, historical, and associated information about some 7,000 names, making it ideal reference for linguists and family historians, as well as an important source of information for parents choosing a name for a child.

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Rock Lighthouses of Britain

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Rock Lighthouses of Britain

Author: Christopher P. Nicholson
Publication Date: 1 December 1995

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Recounts the history of 12 rock lighthouses in various parts of the British Isles, how and why they were constructed and of the difficulties that had to be overcome. This well-illustrated book contains many stories and dramas recorded about the lighthouses and their keepers

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What If?

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What If?
Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

Author: Robert Cowley
Publication Date: 6 April 2001

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'Anyone interested in military history or indeed history in general will find it fascinating to read.' The Spectator

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Bloody Foreigners

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Bloody Foreigners

Author: Robert Winder
Publication Date: 21 April 2005

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The story of immigration to Britain from the Romans to asylum seekers. A moving and inspiring history which chronicles the remarkable stories of immigration that founded and defined a nation.

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Samuel Pepys, The Man In The Making

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Samuel Pepys, The Man In The Making

Author: Arthur Bryant
Publication Date: 1949

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This one has no dust jacket but is n good condition, taPart of the trilogy on the life of one of our greatest writers and di...

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Nine Suitcases

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Nine Suitcases

Author: Bela Zsolt
Publication Date: 7 April 2005

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Nine Suitcases is a horror story but, sadly, a true one. Zsolt was both an accomplished novelist and a highly skilled journalist. He reports and analysizes the appalling events, almost immediately after they occurred, with exceptional freshness and a devastating blend of angry despair and cool detachment.

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North Coast Diaries

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North Coast Diaries

Author: Alexander Youngson
Publication Date: 13 November 2006

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Offers an insight into Strathy's society, outlining the prosperity, as well as the tensions and inequality between landed estate owners and small crofters. This book covers the years 1911, 1912, 1915 and 1919, and also span the time of the First World War and its influence on a Highland community.

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Bismarck and Germany, 1862-90

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Bismarck and Germany, 1862-90

Author: D.G. Williamson
Publication Date: 19860506

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This text provides a concise, analytical account of Bismarck's role in the complex events leading to the creation of a united Germany in 1871. It offers readers balanced coverage of the period 1862 to 1890 and contains material on the relationship between economics and Bismarck's diplomacy.

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The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1867-1918

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The Dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1867-1918

Author: John W. Mason
Publication Date: 01 JAN 1990

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Title says it all. Part of the Seminar Studies in History series....

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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An Expedition Round My Family

Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publication Date: 15 October 2009

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes takes a journey around his eccentric family tree, and reveals how he came to be described by the Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer'

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White Mischief

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White Mischief
The Cultural History of Cocaine

Author: Tim Madge
Publication Date: 12 April 2001

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This title examines the cultural history of cocaine, from its first use in South America thousands of years ago through its fall from grace in the 1900s to its re-emergence in the 1970s and '80s as the drug of choice for millions of people.

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Illustrated Family Encyclopedia Of Aboriginal Australians To Arctic Ocean Volume 1

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Illustrated Family Encyclopedia Of Aboriginal Australians To Arctic Ocean Volume 1

Author: Dorling Kindersley
Publication Date: 2004

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Visual reference for the 21st century. For easy access to information,colourful photographs and illustrations,extensive c...

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Decline of the Liberal Party 1910-1931

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The Decline of the Liberal Party 1910-1931

Author: Paul Adelman
Publication Date: 6 September 1995

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This is a clear, objective up-to-date account of the Liberal Party covering the key period, 1910xxx;1931.

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Predator

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Predator
The Remote-control Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan - A Pilot's Story

Author: Matthew Martin
Publication Date: 15 February 2011

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This is Matt Martin's story and that of his aircraft, the 27 foot long Predator.

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Rise of the Labour Party, 1880-1945

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The Rise of the Labour Party, 1880-1945

Author: Paul Adelman
Publication Date: 19721200

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This text provides a comprehensive study of the origins and development of the Labour Party, spanning the period from the late-19th century through to the general election of 1945. It shows how the Labour Party developed into a major political force, transforming the political scene in Britain.

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Shah's Last Ride

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Shah's Last Ride

Author: William Shawcross
Publication Date: 19890116

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The Story of the Fundamentalist uprising that deposed the ruler of Iran & his subsequent travels,abandonment by former allie...

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turning the tide

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turning the tide

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publication Date: 200211

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Turning the Tide - Decisive battles of the Second World War. A fresh look at the battles which decided the outcome of WW2, b...

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Ayahs, Lascars and Princes.  The story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947

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Ayahs, Lascars and Princes. The story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947

Author: Rozina Visram
Publication Date: 1986

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Very informative and easy read. Really enjoyed it....

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The King's War 1641-1647 - The Great Rebellion - King Charles and the Civil War

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The King's War 1641-1647 - The Great Rebellion - King Charles and the Civil War

Author: C.V. Wedgwood
Publication Date: 1966

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A huge and brilliant historical study of England during the 17th century, of King Charles, the Civil War and the war against...

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Days That Changed the World

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Days That Changed the World
The Defining Moments in World History

Author: Hywel Williams
Publication Date: 4 September 2008

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A concise history of the world, told through the stories of 50 momentous days

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Central Glasgow

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Central Glasgow

Author: Peter Stewart
Publication Date: 1 September 1997

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Family and Kinship in East London

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Family and Kinship in East London

Author: Michael Young
Publication Date: 19691000

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A study of family life in the East End of London in the 1950s, based on interviews and case studies, which examines the consequences of moving families from urban to suburban public housing. The book was first published in 1954 and has been updated with a new foreword by Judith Stacey.

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Year 1000

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The Year 1000
What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium

Author: Robert Lacey
Publication Date: 28 January 1999

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In the year 1000 the world was one in of people who feared an apocalypse and people who had no idea what year it was or what lay beyond the nearest valley. Narrated through the progression of the seasons, this book presents a recreation of English life at the end of the first millennium AD.

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China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989

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China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution, 1949-1989

Author: John Gittings
Publication Date: 1990

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With a new chapter on the Beijing massacre and its aftermath...

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Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire

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Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire

Author: Clement Shorter
Publication Date: 1905411

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Victorian House

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The Victorian House
Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed

Author: Judith Flanders
Publication Date: 2 August 2004

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The bestselling social history of Victorian domestic life, told through the letters, diaries, journals and novels of 19th-century men and women.

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The Egyptians

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The Egyptians

Author: Michael Hayes
Publication Date: 199911

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Heaven and earth conspired to bless the land of Egypt with constant sunny days and an annual flood which carpeted the Nile...

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Civilization

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Civilization
The West and the Rest

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publication Date: 28 February 2011

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Takes readers on their own journey around the world - from the Grand Canal at Nanjing to the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; from Machu Picchu in the Andes to Shark Island, Namibia; and, from the proud towers of Prague to the secret churches of Wenzhou. This book tells the story of sailboats, missiles, land deeds, blue jeans and Chinese Bibles.

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Times Past 2

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Times Past 2
Every Picture Tells a Story: More Evocative Images from the Archives of the Herald and Evening Times
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Author: Russell Leadbetter
Publication Date: 14 November 2006

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Presents a nostalgic photographic journey through the streets of Glasgow. This book tells the remarkable story of the city and its people through carefully selected images. It shows a beatific snow-covered Glasgow; famous visitors to the city including James Stewart and Brigitte Bardot; the political city of marching and protest; and more.

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Images of Glasgow

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Images of Glasgow

Author: Robert Jeffrey
Publication Date: 16 May 2008

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Glasgow is a city that has seen great change. Once the second city of the Empire, it was in 1999 chosen as the UK City of Architecture and Design. This guide presents a nostalgic look at Glasgow as it used to be, the Dear Green Place that still sits so fondly in the hearts of so many.

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Reconstruction of Warriors

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The Reconstruction of Warriors
Archibald McIndoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club

Author: E.R. Mayhew
Publication Date: 21 October 2010

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The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, s...

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Ledbury

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Ledbury

Author: Tim Ward
Publication Date: 1 April 1996

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Observations on the River Wye

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Observations on the River Wye

Author: William Gilpin
Publication Date: 14 November 2008

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Observations on the River Wye by William Gilpin M.A. was written in 1770 and this edition is published by Bibliolife and is ...

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Glasgow East

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Glasgow East

Author: Gordon Adams
Publication Date: 1 November 2007

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A collection of more than 200 archive photographs which explore the history of the east of Glasgow.

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The Three Musketeers

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The The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publication Date: 15 October 2008

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no empty chairs

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no empty chairs
The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War

Author: Ian ian mackersey
Publication Date: 10 May 2012

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Choose the Perfect Baby Name

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Choose the Perfect Baby Name
Use Numerology to Decide on a Name That Will Benefit Your Child for Life

Author: Sonia Ducie
Publication Date: 3 February 2011

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Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, but choosing the prefect name can be difficult. With this book discover how the power of numbers can positively influence your child for their whole lifetime.

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Scottish Clans and Tartans

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Scottish Clans and Tartans
150 Tartans Illustrated in Full Colour

Author: Ian Grimble
Publication Date: 31 December 2000

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A history of the clans and tartans of Scotland, illustrated in colour ......

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Little History of the World

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A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publication Date: 19 August 2008

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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.

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Great Air Battles

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Great Air Battles

Author: Eric Williams
Publication Date: 19710903

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Discover Dursey

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Discover Dursey

Author: Penelope Durell
Publication Date: 1 December 1966

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GCSE History: 1750 to the Present Day,

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GCSE History: 1750 to the Present Day,

Author: Peter Lane
Publication Date: 1995

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This book is useful if your currently preparing for your History GCSE exam. The history study guide contains a detailed anal...

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Over the Top

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Over the Top
Great Battles of the First World War

Author: Martin Marix Evans
Publication Date: 1 October 2002

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The early battles of the First World War during the autum and the winter of 1914 were open,mobile affairs of the kind long f...

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Yorkshire Stories of the Supernatural

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Yorkshire Stories of the Supernatural

Author: Andy Owens
Publication Date: 16 October 1999

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Town Below the Ground

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The Town Below the Ground
Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City

Author: Jan-Andrew Henderson
Publication Date: 16 September 1999

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This is the tale of the lost city below the Scottish capital, chronicling Edinburgh's history, its structure and the lives of its inhabitants. The book discusses the lost city's rediscovery, the stories that made it legendary, the areas where it existed, and where to find the parts that remain.

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Black Diamonds

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The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty

Author: Catherine Bailey
Publication Date: 6 March 2008

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Wentworth in Yorkshire was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain and belonged to the Fitzwilliam family. This title tells the story of its demise: family feuds, forbidden love, class war, and a tragic and violent death played their part.

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Memoirs of a British Agent

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Memoirs of a British Agent

Author: Bruce Lockhart
Publication Date: 20 June 2002

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When first published in 1934, Memoirs of a British Agent was an immdediate classic, both as a unique eyewitness account of R...

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Gaol

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The Gaol
The Story of Newgate - London's Most Notorious Prison

Author: Kelly Grovier
Publication Date: 25 June 2009

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The extraordinary human story of London's most infamous prison

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Colditz Story

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Colditz Story
The Latter Days of Colditz

Author: P R Reid
Publication Date: 19860522

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This is the original, bestselling true story of the Colditz escape academy, and how one man made it out of the impregnable castle and back to Britain.

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South West Wales Through the Lens of Harry Squibbs

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South West Wales Through the Lens of Harry Squibbs
South Cardiganshire
Volume 1

Author: Pam Fudge
Publication Date: 22 May 2014

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A unique and charming look at the history of Cardiganshire, from the original work of Harry Squibbs.

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Wales

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Wales
A Walk Through Time - Flat Holm to Brecon

Author: Brian E. Davies
Publication Date: 1 May 2011

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Join Brian E. Davies on a historical walk from Flat Holm to Brecon and discover Wales's rich and diverse history, some of its more colourful characters and some of its best pubs.

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Heraldry

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Heraldry
Its Origins and Meaning

Author: Michel Pastoureau
Publication Date: 14 April 1997

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This work unravels the complex language and grammar of a social code which has been an inspiration for artists as well as an invaluable tool for historians, archaeologists and those interested in tracing their family tree.

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World War I Collection

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The World War I Collection

Author: Tim Coates
Publication Date: 12 September 2001

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The official inquiry into the disastrous military campaign at Gallipoli, as well as the despatches of British generals at the front during the first nine months of the war, are presented here.

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Strange and Wild Place

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A Strange and Wild Place

Author: Sandra Macpherson
Publication Date: 21 June 2004

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At the age of twenty-two the author cut short her nursing career in Edinburgh to marry, against enormous family pressure, the charismatic Euan Macpherson, her psychology tutor and twenty years her senior.

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Mask of Treachery

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Mask of Treachery
Anthony Blunt - The Most Dangerous Spy in History

Author: John Costello
Publication Date: 19881110

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The First Documented Dossier on Blunt, M15, and Soviet Subversion...

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Guns at Last Light

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The Guns at Last Light
The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945

Author: Rick Atkinson
Publication Date: 6 February 2014

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In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how the American-led coalition fough...

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

Author: Anthony Adolph
Publication Date: 3 October 2005

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The definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family's past.

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Into the Jaws of Death

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Into the Jaws of Death
The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire

Author: Robert Lyman
Publication Date: 3 April 2014

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On the night of 28 March 1942 the Royal Navy and British commandos assaulted the German-held French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire. This is the true story behind 'The Greatest Raid of All'.

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Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939

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The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939
How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation

Author: Richard J. Evans
Publication Date: 25 May 2006

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Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? This title explores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one-party state.

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Greek Society

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Greek Society

Author: Antony Andrewes
Publication Date: 19711028

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The civilization that fought off the Persian invasion of 480 BC, tore itself apart in the long Peloponnesian war between Ath...

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Band of Brothers

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Band of Brothers

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication Date: 17 September 2001

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The story of the toughest fighting unit in WWII that was a major BBC mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg

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Ancient Traces

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Ancient Traces
Mysteries in Ancient and Early History

Author: Michael Baigent
Publication Date: 26 August 1999

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This text discusses 20 mysteries which challenge our accepted view of history. Topics covered include: were there ancient contacts between Europe and America?; could Atlantis have existed?; the true age of the great pyramid; was there a worldwide catastrophe around 10,000 BC?

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Alexander Technique

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Alexander Technique

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Publication Date: 1 August 1999

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A self-teaching guide to the Alexander Technique, in the PRACTICAL INTRODUCTIONS series. The author gives an introduction to the subject and, by means of a series of simple exercises and procedures, shows how it can be learned at home and help the reader achieve a healthier and more balanced life.

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Birmingham Women

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Birmingham Women

Author: Margaret Green
Publication Date: 1 November 2000

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A history of Birmingham women

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Manchester Victoria 1849

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Manchester Victoria 1849
Manchester Sheet 23

Author: Peter Northcott Dale
Publication Date: 1 March 1987

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Black Hole

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The Black Hole
Money, Myth and Empire

Author: Jan Dalley
Publication Date: 26 July 2007

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A story of the propagation of a myth that arose as the British Empire came into being: a myth about the barbarism of a people, the colonials sought to rule, and how that myth - based on improbable exaggeration and half-truth - helped justify the march of empire for two hundred years.

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Brendan Voyage

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Brendan Voyage

Author: Timothy Severin
Publication Date: 19790508

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The sixth century voyage of St. Brendan to America is a sea legend. Tim Severin staked the lives of himself and his four companions on following the exact same methods and techniques as the seafaring Irish monks. This is the story of that journey.

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Winter Whale

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The Winter Whale

Author: Jim Crumley
Publication Date: 16 October 2008

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In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in the home waters of the biggest whaling fleet in Britain, and one of the biggest in Europe.

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I Never Knew That About England

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I Never Knew That About England

Author: Christopher Winn
Publication Date: 7 April 2005

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A journey around England that takes us to each county, to see where history happened, where people and ideas were born, where dreams took flight and where men and women now rest from their labours. It celebrates the places and people that make the country unique and includes history, legends, firsts, unusuals, inventions, birthplaces and gossip.

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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18

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Imperial War Museum Book of the War at Sea 1914-18

Author: Julian Thompson
Publication Date: 1 April 2005

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A vivid and compelling history of the Royal Navy during the First World War drawing on unique testimony from the archives of the Imperial War Museum

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Yorkshire Privies

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Yorkshire Privies

Author: Len Markham
Publication Date: 10 October 1996

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A bit of history, plenty of anecdotes and a few problems and pongs from the 'ice-cold temple of doom' ......

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Real Dad's Army

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The Real Dad's Army
The War Diaries of Col. Rodney Foster

Author: Rodney Foster
Publication Date: 27 October 2011

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Colonel Rodney Foster, who retired to Hythe in the south of England after a military career in British India, joined the Home Guard in 1940 and kept a diary every day - a highly illegal act at the time - and in it meticulously chronicled his service in the real Dad's Army.

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Hitler's Greatest Defeat

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Hitler's Greatest Defeat
The Collapse of the Army Group Center, June 1944

Author: Paul Adair
Publication Date: 30 June 2004

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Her Brilliant Career

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Her Brilliant Career
Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

Author: Rachel Cooke
Publication Date: 1 May 2014

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In her apron and rubber gloves, a smile lipsticked permanently across her face, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultur...

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On Roads

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On Roads
A Hidden History

Author: Joe Moran
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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Presents the history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them. This work explores how Britain's roads have their roots in unexpected places, from Napoleon's role in the numbering system to the surprising origin of sat-nav.

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School Songs and Gym Slips

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School Songs and Gym Slips

Author: Marilyn Yurdan
Publication Date: 1 March 2012

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School friends and gym slips

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Old Gringo

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Old Gringo

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publication Date: 19870410

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The Old Gringo rides into Pancho Villa's revolution on a white horse. Armed with a Colt .44 and a copy of Don Quixote, ...

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Vulcan 607

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Vulcan 607

Author: Rowland White
Publication Date: 5 June 2006

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Drawing on interviews with the combatants, Falklands residents and British High Command, and with access to contemporary military records, this work takes us to the beating heart of a legendary raid. It is a story of ingenuity, courage and sheer bloody-mindedness.

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D-Day

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D-Day and the Battle for Normandy

Author: Antony Beevor
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. Making use of material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, This book offers a well-researched account of the battle of Normandy.

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The Life of Sir William Siemens

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The The Life of Sir William Siemens

Author: William Pole
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1986

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Paperback book in a hardcover sleeve This man had such an impact on so many aspects of our lives. Here is his story, with letters, illustrations and detailed accounts of the projects he was involved in...

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Ingenious pursuits

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Ingenious pursuits
Building the Scientific Revolution

Author: Lisa Jardine
Publication Date: 19990909

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Paris

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Paris
The Secret History

Author: Andrew Hussey
Publication Date: 1 March 2007

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Paris is the city of light and the city of darkness - a place of ceaseless revolution and reinvention that for two thousand years has drawn those with the highest ideals and the lowest morals to its teeming streets. This book features myriad citizens whose stories have shaped Paris.

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