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Timber-Framed Building Explained

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Timber-Framed Building Explained

Author: Trevor Yorke
Publication Date: 13 September 2010

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Aimed at the interested general reader, this well-illustrated guide looks at the development of England's timber framed buildings, from medieval origins to modern revivals. Aided by diagrams Yorke explains construction techniques, including the infill, fittings and decorative panneling.

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the good women of china

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the good women of china

Author: Unknown xinran
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2002

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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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All Hell Let Loose

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All Hell Let Loose
The World at War 1939-1945

Author: Max Hastings
Publication Date: 26 April 2012

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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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Nottinghamshire Inns and Pubs on Old Picture Postcards

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Nottinghamshire Inns and Pubs on Old Picture Postcards

Author: David Ottewell
Publication Date: 1 October 1990

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Brewing and Breweries

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Brewing and Breweries

Author: Maurice Lovett
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1981

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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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My Dear Soul an' Days

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My Dear Soul an' Days

Author: Les Terry
Publication Date: 1 June 1998

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Witchery Tales

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Witchery Tales
Darker Side of Old Edinburgh

Author: Adam Lyal
Publication Date: 19880400

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Lenin and the Russian Revolution

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Lenin and the Russian Revolution

Author: Christopher Hill
Publication Date: 19710527

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Second World War

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The Second World War

Author: Antony Beevor
Publication Date: 7 June 2012

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A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian

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Revolution and War in Spain 1931-1939

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Revolution and War in Spain 1931-1939

Author: Paul Preston
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1984

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Inheritance of Rome

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The Inheritance of Rome
A History of Europe from 400 to 1000

Author: Chris Wickham
Publication Date: 28 January 2010

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The world known as the 'Dark Ages', often seen as a time of barbarism, was in fact the crucible in which modern Europe would be created. This work shows how this period, encompassing people such as Goths, Franks, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, was central to the development of our history and culture.

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Double Cross

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Double Cross
The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publication Date: 30 August 2012

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From the Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception

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Operation Fortitude

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Operation Fortitude
The Greatest Hoax of the Second World War

Author: Joshua Levine
Publication Date: 1 March 2012

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Operation Fortitude was the ingenious web of deception spun by the Allies to mislead the Nazis as to how and where the D-Day landings were to be mounted.

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Rare and the Beautiful

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The Rare and the Beautiful
The Lives of the Garmans

Author: Cressida Connolly
Publication Date: 1 August 2005

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The compelling biography of the beautiful, talented Garman sisters and the glittering, romantic era in which they lived.

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My East End

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My East End
Memories of Life in Cockney London

Author: Gilda O'Neill
Publication Date: 28 September 2000

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London's East End is a place that is at once appealing and unruly, comforting and incomprehensible. This title traces the East End of London - cockneys, criminals, street markets, pub singalongs, dog racing, and jellied eels.

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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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Forgotten Voices of the Somme

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Forgotten Voices of the Somme
The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

Author: Joshua Levine
Publication Date: 1 October 2009

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Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this book offers insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. It features contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds.

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Love and Louis XIV

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Love and Louis XIV

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publication Date: 8 August 2007

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The new bestseller from Antonia Fraser

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
An Inside History of Special Operations in the Second World War

Author: Roderick Bailey
Publication Date: 2 April 2009

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The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in the Second World War to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines. This title tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words.

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Heritage of Ireland

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Heritage of Ireland
A History of Ireland & Its People

Author: Nathaniel Harris
Publication Date: 21 September 2001

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Sixties

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The Sixties

Author: Jenny Diski
Publication Date: 1 July 2010

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Many books have been written on the Sixties - tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. This title dismantles the big ideas that dominated the era - liberation, permissiveness and self-invention - to consider what the author and her generation were really up to.

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The Medieval Inquisition

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The The Medieval Inquisition

Author: Bernard Hamilton
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1981

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World Tartans

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World Tartans

Author: Iain Zaczek
Publication Date: 16 August 2001

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This guide shows not only the wide variety and colour patterns of Scottish tartans, but gives an overview of tartans that have been developed around the world. It features tartans from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and the US.

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Voodoo Histories

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Voodoo Histories
How Conspiracy Theory Has Shaped Modern History

Author: David Aaronovitch
Publication Date: 6 May 2010

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Did Neil Armstrong really set foot on the moon? Was the United States government responsible for the 11 September attacks? Should we doubt the accidental nature of Diana's death? This title demolishes the absurd and sinister conspiracy theories of the last 100 years.

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Dark Angel

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Dark Angel
Aspects of Victorian Sexuality

Author: Fraser Harrison
Publication Date: 19790900

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A startling revelation of Victorian sexual mores in and out of marriage....

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Road Home

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The Road Home
The Aftermath of the Great War Told by the Men and Women Who Survived it

Author: Max Arthur
Publication Date: 14 October 2010

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How the men and women of Britain found 'the road home' after the Great War. From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE LOST POST.

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Sweethearts

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The Sweethearts
Tales of Love, Laughter and Hardship from the Yorkshire Rowntree's Girls

Author: Lynn Russell
Publication Date: 11 April 2013

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Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire

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Yeovil Memories

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Yeovil Memories

Author: Jack Sweet
Publication Date: 19 July 2012

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Yeovil Memories covers a wide range of stories, from a tragic drowning in the River Yeo in 1856, the hardships of the savage...

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Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain

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Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain

Author: Eric R Delderfield
Publication Date: 19700917

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A 5th enlarged and updated edition of a title first puvblished in 1966, which provides an insight into the history and heritage of England and Great Britain through the lives of all the monarchs, from the early Saxons to Elizabeth II. Includes a commentary and analysis of the 'annus horribilis' and recent photographs of the Royals.

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

Author: Jennifer Westwood
Publication Date: 1980

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Royal Leamington Spa

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Royal Leamington Spa

Author: Jacqueline Cameron
Publication Date: 15 May 2003

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This book reproduces more than 200 fascinating photgrpahs of the Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa, featuring the buildings and the inhabitants at work and leisure, and also a section that looks at a number of other towns and villages in the locality.

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Million Bullets

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A Million Bullets
The Real Story of the British Army in Afghanistan

Author: James Fergusson
Publication Date: 24 April 2009

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In April 2006 a small British peace-keeping force was sent to Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Within weeks they were cut off and besieged by some of the world's toughest fighters: the infamous Taliban, who were determined to send the foreigners home again. This book takes us to the dark heart of the battle zone.

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Haunted Telford

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Haunted Telford

Author: Philip Solomon
Publication Date: 1 May 2011

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Although it is the largest town in Shropshire, you probably wouldn't think there would be many ghosts lurking in the town of Telford. However, the smaller settlements that formed the town were founded in the thirteenth century and so Telford plays host to many spirits from the past. This title contains spooky stories from in and around Telford.

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Haunted Shropshire

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Haunted Shropshire

Author: Allan Scott-Davies
Publication Date: 1 September 2009

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Offers a tour through one of the most haunted counties in the UK - Shropshire. This book includes ghost stories such as the one about the moving road on Wenlock Edge; the tale of Madam Pigott and how cruelly she was treated; and the story of the kissing maid in Market Drayton.

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London Calling

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London Calling
A Countercultural History of London Since 1945

Author: Barry Miles
Publication Date: 1 March 2010

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London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success in this great city. This title explores the counter culture that sprang up in the decades following the Second World War, focusing on the West End and Soho.

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What Might Have Been

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What Might Have Been
Imaginary History from Twelve Leading Historians

Author: Andrew Roberts
Publication Date: 1 April 2004

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Throughout history, great and terrible events have often hinged upon sheer luck. Tiny changes to great enterprises can produce profoundly different results. Andrew Roberts assembles a team of 12 leading historians and biographers and asks them what might have happened if major world events had gone differently?

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Keeping Their Place

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Keeping Their Place
Domestic Service in the Country House

Author: Pamela Sambrook
Publication Date: 21 July 2005

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In 1851 there were over a million servants in Britain. This book reveals tales of servants, who often had to rise hours before dawn to lay fires, heat water and prepare meals for their employers, and then work into the small hours. It contains stories of personal devotion, and reward, and of how the servants enjoyed themselves in their time off.

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Three Houses, Many Lives

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Three Houses, Many Lives

Author: Gillian Tindall
Publication Date: 7 June 2012

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Features pen portraits ranging from Eugenia Stanhope who sold Lord Chesterfield's scandalous letters, to autocratic vicar who held same parish from age 28 to 82, from just-literate wife of a parish clerk who wrote riddles in his registers, to cow-keeper who farmed 226 acres in Hornsey till he sold them profitably when railways came through.

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Tales of Galloway

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Tales of Galloway

Author: Alan Temperley
Publication Date: 19790607

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A collection of 51 traditional tales from the Galloway region of Scotland. Characters featured include Billy Marshall, king of the tinkers; Sawney Bean, the murderous cannibal; Trost, the last of the Picts; and the poltergeist of Rerrick.

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Joint Force Harrier

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Joint Force Harrier

Author: Adrian Orchard
Publication Date: 26 March 2009

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Helmand Province, October 2006: British soldiers are engaged in the most intense, sustained fighting they've faced since the Korean War. Against a tough, experienced and frighteningly motivated enemy, their lives too often depended on the success of danger-close, pin-point attacks pressed home from the air.

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Maccaffrey: Exeter 1540-1640: the Growth of an English Town 2ed (Paper)

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Maccaffrey: Exeter 1540-1640: the Growth of an English Town 2ed (Paper)

Author: WT MACCAFFREY
Publication Date: 1 July 1976

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Meet The Ancestors

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Meet The Ancestors

Author: Julian Richards
Publication Date: 1999

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An accompaniment to the second series of the television show, the excitement of finding and investigating nine ancient buria...

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Francis Frith's Around Plymouth

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Francis Frith's Around Plymouth

Author: Martin Dunning
Publication Date: 27 October 2003

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A collection of approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction, this volume should be suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers. It includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.

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On Earth to Make the Numbers Up, And, In Our Backs

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On Earth to Make the Numbers Up, And, In Our Backs

Author: Evelyne Haythorne
Publication Date: 1990

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A powerful, funny and excellently written account of childhood and adolescence in a South Yorkshire mining village....

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Tracking Down Your Ancestors

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Tracking Down Your Ancestors
Discover the Story Behind Your Ancestors and Bring Your Family History to Life

Author: Harry Alder
Publication Date: 1 August 2002

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This book is filled with ideas about the different aspects of genealogy and the main free or low cost resources available to help you in your quest.

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Rise of the Indian Rope Trick

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The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick
How a Spectacular Hoax Became History

Author: Peter Lamont
Publication Date: 5 May 2005

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Narrative micro-history with a difference - a remarkable story, not about a voyage of discovery or scientific breakthrough but about the unlikely birth of a legend.

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At the Works

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At the Works

Author: Florence Eveleen Eleanore Olliffe Bell
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1985

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Rebirth of History

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Rebirth of History
Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy

Author: Misha Glenny
Publication Date: 19901206

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The extraordinary events in Eastern Europe, culminating in the outbreak of war in the Balkans and the break-up of the Soviet...

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The Tutankhamun Prophecies

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The Tutankhamun Prophecies

Author: Maurice Cotterell
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1999

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Using his knowledge of Maya encoding, engineer and scientist Maurice Cotterell turns his attention to Egypt, to examine the ...

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Second World War in the West

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Second World War in the West

Author: Charles Messenger
Publication Date: 2001

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Defeat in 1918 left many of the losers recalcitrant, Germany foremost. In 1939 a new war, dominated by the development of technology, broke out. This volume covers the blitzkrieg of 1939-41, the war in Russia, and the Anglo-American counter-offensives in Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe.

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At Home

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At Home
A Short History of Private Life

Author: Bill Bryson
Publication Date: 26 May 2011

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What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This book describes the history of the way we live.

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New Penguin Dictionary of Modern History 1789-1945

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The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern History 1789-1945

Author: W.D. Townson
Publication Date: 31 May 2001

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This dictionary covers the period 1789-1945. A revised edition, it includes new entries and the text has been brought up-to-date to reflect information current at the time of publication. It includes the non-European world, social, economic and ideological developments, and political events.

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Deceiving Hitler

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Deceiving Hitler
Double Cross and Deception in World War II

Author: Terry Crowdy
Publication Date: 13 June 2013

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From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with fake papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions, this title explores the deception war that combined the double-agent network with ingenious plans to confuse and hoodwink the Fuhrer.

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the seige

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the seige

Author: Helen helen dunmore
Publication Date: 200162

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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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Phoenix Squadron

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Phoenix Squadron
HMS "Ark Royal", Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission

Author: Rowland White
Publication Date: 1 April 2010

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January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped.

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Liddell Hart's History of the First World War

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Liddell Hart's History of the First World War

Author: Liddell Hart
Publication Date: 1982

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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An Expedition Round My Family

Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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Explorer and bestselling author Sir Ranulph Fiennes takes a journey around his vast and eccentric family tree, and reveals an amazing family history.

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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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Where the Hell Have You Been?

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Where the Hell Have You Been?
Monty, Italy and One Man's Incredible Escape

Author: Tom Carver
Publication Date: 1 October 2009

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Offers a testament to the values of duty and discipline - a reminder of a lost age, when, in the face of terrifying challenges, a generation rose to extraordinary feats of valour in the service of a cause greater than themselves.

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Gospel of Judas

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The Gospel of Judas

Author: Rodolphe Kasser
Publication Date: 26 May 2006

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Sheds new light on the ancient world and the beginnings of Christianity. Featuring beautifully rendered, full-colour photographs of the original papryus pages alongside the Coptic text and its English translation, this book provides a mystical, gnostic picture of Jesus.

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Birmingham in the Forties

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Birmingham in the Forties

Author: Alton Douglas
Publication Date: 4 September 2000

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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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Educational Documents

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Educational Documents

Author: Stuart MacLure
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1965

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To End All Wars

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To End All Wars
A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publication Date: 2 February 2012

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A brilliant new history of the First World War by the bestselling and prizewinning author of King Leopold's Ghost and Bury the Chains

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Secret Life of Bletchley Park

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The Secret Life of Bletchley Park
The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There

Author: Sinclair McKay
Publication Date: 1 August 2011

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The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.

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Story of Newbury

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The Story of Newbury

Author: David Peacock
Publication Date: 19 October 2011

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American Gangster

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American Gangster
And Other Tales of New York

Author: Mark Jacobson
Publication Date: 8 November 2007

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In 1970s New York, the ruthless Frank Lucas was the king of the Harlem drug trade, bringing in more than a million dollars a day. This book presents an account of the life of Frank Lucas along with other tales of New York City. It paints a portrait of one of the most fascinating cities.

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In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea
The Epic True Story That Inspired "Moby Dick"

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication Date: 2 April 2001

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The Number One best-selling, epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the 19th century, beautifully reissued alongside Philbrick's new paperback, Sea of Glory.

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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace

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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace
The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady

Author: Kate Summerscale
Publication Date: 14 March 2013

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From the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

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Britannia's Daughters

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Britannia's Daughters
Women of the British Empire

Author: Joanna Trollope
Publication Date: 2 November 2006

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Examines the contribution of women in building and sustaining the British Empire. This title draws on a range of sources, including diaries and letters home. It provides a panoramic picture of the countless women who departed Britain for India, Australia, the Far East, Canada and Africa - often in search of opportunities unavailable at home.

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Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

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Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

Author: Roderick Bailey
Publication Date: 13 October 2011

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The Victoria Cross (VC), awarded to the most courageous and determined servicemen, is the highest military decoration that can be bestowed. This title presents first-hand accounts of soldiers, sailors and airmen describing the incredible events that earned these extraordinary men the VC in the last century.

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Goering

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Goering
The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader

Author: Roger Manvell
Publication Date: 17 March 2011

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Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, president of the Reichstag and Hitler's designated successor, Herman Goering was one of...

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This Sceptred Isle

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This Sceptred Isle
Empire

Author: Christopher Lee
Publication Date: 6 October 2005

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The story of the British Empire is one of enormous personalities, adventure, scientific and maritime development and the building of a complex international administration the world has ever seen. This book shows the history of exploration from the 16th century, but more importantly from the mid-18th century to the period shortly before the WWI.

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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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Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill

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Conservative Party from Peel to Churchill

Author: Robert Blake
Publication Date: 19720900

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"His consummate insight into the whole of the political scene, and his power to communicate the enjoyment of it, makes this ...

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China Witness

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China Witness
Voices from a Silent Generation

Author:  Xinran
Publication Date: 7 May 2009

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Includes grandparents and great-grandparents who sum up in their own words the vast changes that have overtaken China's people over a century. This book is also at once a journey by the author through time and place, and a memorial to those who have lived through war and civil war, persecution, invasion, revolution, famine, and, Westernization.

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Cathedral & City of Canterbury

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The Cathedral & City of Canterbury
With City Centre Map and Illustrated Walk

Author: John Brooks
Publication Date: 1 June 2009

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More than three million visitors come to Canterbury every year to see its spectacular Cathedral and experience the rare flavour of its ancient streets.

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Nuremberg

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Nuremberg

Author: Airey Neave
Publication Date: 19800623

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On 18th October 1945, a day that would haunt him forever, Airey Neave personally served the official indictiments on the twe...

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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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J.B. Priestley's Bradford

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J.B. Priestley's Bradford

Author: Gary Firth
Publication Date: 1 March 2006

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Through a selection of over 200 contemporary photographic images and biographical writings, this book examines the influences of Edwardian Bradford, which were at work upon JB Priestley in his formative years. This work gives an insight into the pre-First World War Bradford way of life.

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Silent Night

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Silent Night
The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914

Author: Stanley Weintraub
Publication Date: 4 November 2002

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Bringing together one of the most unlikely and touching events of World War I, this book tells the story of Chritmas Eve 1914 when men on both sides left their trenches, laid down their arms and joined a spontaneous celebration with their new friends, the enemy.

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In the Heart of the Sea

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In the Heart of the Sea
The Epic True Story That Inspired Moby Dick

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication Date: 20010402

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The epic true-life story of one of the msot notorious martime disasters of the 19th century which was the inspiration for Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick. The author uses a hitherto unknown diary of one of the survivors discovered in an attic in Connecticut in 1998 to tell the tale.

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parish churches of britain

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parish churches of britain

Author: richard foster
Publication Date: 1992

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A Brief History of the Cold War

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A A Brief History of the Cold War

Author: John Hughes-Wilson
Publication Date: 25 May 2006

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Quest

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The Quest

Author: Po Baroja
Publication Date: 16 December 2009

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Dust

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Dust

Author: Carolyn Steedman
Publication Date: 31 January 2002

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Writing about the practice and writing of history, Carolyn Steedman considers the immutable, stubborn set of beliefs about the material world, past and present, inherited from the 19th century, with which modern history writing attempts to grapple.

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The Spoils of Poynton

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The Spoils of Poynton

Author: Henry James
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1967

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Penguin Social History of Britain

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The Penguin Social History of Britain
English Society in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Roy Porter
Publication Date: 26 April 1990

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A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. It covers topics that include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.

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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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Dam Busters

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The Dam Busters

Author: Paul Brickhill
Publication Date: 22 January 1999

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Originally published in 1951 by Evans Brothers this is the story of the 1943 raid when nearly 350 tons of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr, when the Lancasters of 617 squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder dams with 'blockbuster' bombs. In the PAN GRAND STRATEGY series.

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A Labour of Love. The Experience of Parenthood in Britain 1900-1950

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A Labour of Love. The Experience of Parenthood in Britain 1900-1950

Author: Steve and Pamela Humphries
Publication Date: 1993

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Written to accompany a major BBC TV series of the same name, this book documents the extranordinary story of family life in ...

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Last Duel

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The Last Duel
A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France

Author: Eric Jager
Publication Date: 2 February 2006

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Talks about the true story of the "duel to end all duels" in medieval France: a trial by combat pitting a knight against a squire accused of violating the knight's beautiful young wife. The story of the knight, the squire, and the lady unfolds during the 14th-century, a time of war, plague, and anarchy, and honour, chivalry, and courtly love.

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Wooden Horse

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Wooden Horse

Author: Eric Williams
Publication Date: 30 June 2005

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The title refers to wooden vaulting horse from Stalag Luft III The author, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down o...

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Those Were the Days

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Those Were the Days
Lancashire in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties

Author: Ron Freethy
Publication Date: 8 November 2001

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Takes a look back at life in the county of Lancashire in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, with photographs and advertisements.

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Cold War

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Cold War

Author: Jeremy Isaacs
Publication Date: 1905620

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A comprehensive and accessible account of a crucial period in recent world history Originally published as a tie-in to the critically acclaimed CNN and BBC series

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Tales of Old Essex

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Tales of Old Essex

Author: Adrian Gray
Publication Date: 8 October 1987

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An illustrated work of traditional Essex stories.

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Secret Lancashire

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Secret Lancashire

Author: Ron & Marlene Freethy
Publication Date: 1992

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Getting to know secret Lancashire, a walker;s guide....

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