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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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Fowler Legacy

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The Fowler Legacy

Author: Anthony Perry
Publication Date: 28 January 1997

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Wolverhampton's history is closely linked with the Fowler family. The family's contribution to Methodism, local politics and literature is covered in Tony Perry's book which recounts the history of Wolverhampton in the 19th and early-20th centuries.

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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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Paris in the Nineties...

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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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Mad Dogs and Englishmen
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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