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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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Christmas Truce

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Christmas Truce

Author: Malcolm Brown
Publication Date: 12 November 1999

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Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton have combed war diaries, talked to participants and consulted a wide range of contemporary letters, diaries and newspapers to produce this unique account of the Christmas truce.

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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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Journey's End

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Journey's End
Bomber Command's Battle from Arnhem to Dresden and Beyond

Author: Kevin Wilson
Publication Date: 23 June 2011

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The final, climactic volume of Wilson's acclaimed bomber war trilogy.

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Werewolf

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Werewolf

Author: Charles Whiting
Publication Date: 1 September 1996

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THE NAZI RESISTANCE MOVEMENT 1944-1945....

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Origins of the Second World War in Europe

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The Origins of the Second World War in Europe

Author: P.M.H. Bell
Publication Date: 19860602

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Providing accounts of the origins of the World War II, this text offers analysis of ideological, economic and strategic developments, assessing how far these underlying forces brought about the war. The story is not brought to an end in 1939, but is pursued to June 1941 when Germany invaded Russia.

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Dogfight

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Dogfight
True Stories of Dramatic Air Actions

Author: Alfred Price
Publication Date: 15 November 2009

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Tells the story of some of the most incredible air battles of modern warfare. This book not only uncovers how the tactics of aerial warfare have changed through each major conflict of modern times, but also allows the reader to feel like they were there in the skies, flying alongside these incredible pilots.

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Ascent of Money

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The Ascent of Money
A Financial History of the World

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publication Date: 4 June 2009

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From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the French Revolution, from the bonds that fueled Britain's war effort to the Wall Street Crash and meltdown, this book presents the story of boom and bust. It shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history.

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Working Life

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Working Life

Author: Janice Anderson
Publication Date: 7 July 2005

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The period between 1900 and 1950 witnessed fundamental changes in the way of life in Britain. Gradually contemporary Britain...

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RYS Wanderer

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RYS Wanderer
From Aristocrat to Tramp

Author: A. B. Demaus
Publication Date: 30 September 2001

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Rys Wanderer: From aristocrat to tramp

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Working Lives

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Working Lives

Author: David Hall
Publication Date: 19 July 2012

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In the early 1950s Britain was the urbanized and industrialized nation in the world, a global power in shipbuilding and the leading European producer of coal, steel and textiles. This title presents a collection of oral testimonies from workers whose stories might not otherwise have been told.

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Votes For Women

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Votes For Women

Author: Belinda Hollyer
Publication Date: 2003

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Fingerprints of the Gods

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Fingerprints of the Gods
A Quest for the Beginning and the End

Author: Graham Hancock
Publication Date: 19960205

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Originally published in 1995 and now available in paperback, a title which provides an evaluation of man's past through modern scientific research on various archaeological sites around the world, and which presents a theory to suggest that a highly developed human society existed as early as the last great Ice Age.

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Enwau i'r Cymry

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Enwau i'r Cymry
Welsh Personal Names - 1000 Names for Children

Author: Heini Gruffudd
Publication Date: 1 July 1980

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Underworld London

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Underworld London
Crime and Punishment in the Capital City

Author: Catharine Arnold
Publication Date: 1 August 2013

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A fascinating portrait of the capital's dark and criminal underbelly throughout history

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the gorgeous georgians and the vile victorians

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the gorgeous georgians and the vile victorians

Author: Terry deary
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1999

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Frightful First World War

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Frightful First World War

Author: Terry Deary
Publication Date: 4 May 2009

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Helps readers discover the full story: what the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses, how sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack, and why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets.

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Mary Queen of Scots

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Mary Queen of Scots

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publication Date: 1969

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More than 400 years after her death, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. This reissue of her biography explores all areas of her life, particularly her time in France, her marriages, imprisonment and her execution at the age of 44.

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Gentlemen and Blackguards

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Gentlemen and Blackguards
Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844

Author: Nick Foulkes
Publication Date: 26 May 2011

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Men, money, duelling and murder: welcome to the infamous Derby race of 1844 and the gambling mania that gripped early 19th century Britain.

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Their Darkest Hour

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Their Darkest Hour
People Tested to the Extreme in WWII

Author: Laurence Rees
Publication Date: 5 June 2008

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How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a horrendous scale? How was it possible to endure the torment of a Nazi concentration camp? In this title, the author presents 35 of his encounters.

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Secrets of Rue St. Roch

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The Secrets of Rue St. Roch
Hope and Heroism Behind Enemy Lines in the First World War

Author: Janet Morgan
Publication Date: 4 August 2005

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As the fate of the war hangs in the balance, she and an intrepid group of men and women including priest Father Cambron, schoolteacher Joseph Hansen and, above all, dashing adventurer and balloonist Albert Baschwitz Meau must risk their lives infiltrating German territory to bring vital information back to the allies

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Lincoln

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Lincoln
A Pictorial History

Author: Ann Yeates-Langley
Publication Date: 1 January 1997

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A history of Lincoln

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Unknown Warriors

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The Unknown Warriors

Author: Nicholas Pringle
Publication Date: 18 September 2009

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A collection of letters from Second World War veterans with memories of wartime and thoughts on life since the end of the war and the country today.

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Millions Like Us

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Millions Like Us
Women's Lives in the Second World War

Author: Virginia Nicholson
Publication Date: 15 March 2012

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We tend to see the Second World War as a man's war, featuring Spitfire crews and brave deeds on the Normandy beaches. But in conditions of "Total War" millions of women demonstrated that they were cleverer, more broad-minded and altogether more complex than anyone had ever guessed. This title tells the story of the women's Second World War.

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Distant Mirror

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Distant Mirror
The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

Author: Barbara W Tuchman
Publication Date: 19800925

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With skill and understanding, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman paints a vivid and panoramic portrait of the ...

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renaissance europe 1480-1520

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renaissance europe 1480-1520

Author: j r hale
Publication Date: 1973

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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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City

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City
A Guidebook for the Urban Age

Author: P. D. Smith
Publication Date: 10 May 2012

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This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the heart of what makes cities thrive.

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Life, a Sail, a Changing Sea

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Life, a Sail, a Changing Sea

Author: Robert Arthur Balfour
Publication Date: 1 December 1995

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Great Glasgow Characters

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Great Glasgow Characters

Author: John Burrowes
Publication Date: 3 June 2010

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There are few cities in the world to rival Glasgow and the extraordinary happenings that have occurred there. From the story of the biggest youth movement the world has ever known to the life and crimes of Scotland's most colourful criminal, Johnny Ramensky, this title presents a picture of the city's eventful history.

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Never Surrender

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Never Surrender
Lost Voices of a Generation at War

Author: Robert J. Kershaw
Publication Date: 3 September 2009

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The major events of World War II told through the vivid testimony of the men and women who were there.

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Night to Remember

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A Night to Remember
The Classic Bestselling Account of the Sinking of the Titanic

Author: Walter Lord
Publication Date: 5 April 2012

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On April 15th, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. The author's bestselling history of the voyage, the wreck and the aftermath is a tour de force of detailed investigation and the upstairs/downstairs divide.

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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture

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Piers and Other Seaside Architecture

Author: Lynn F. Pearson
Publication Date: 10 September 2008

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Outlines the history of pier and pavilion construction, using colour illustrations and photographs to show the development of these attractions from simple wooden structures to complex entertainment venues.

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Beach Huts and Bathing Machines

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Beach Huts and Bathing Machines

Author: Kathryn Ferry
Publication Date: 5 February 2009

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Behind the enduring popularity of beach huts lies a story of classic British eccentricity. This work offers a view of the classic British seaside holiday through the history of beach huts and bathing machines, revealing how the changing fashions in society shaped their design and development.

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Author: Kate Summerscale
Publication Date: 2008

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Same as softback (9780747596486) Description: It is midnight on 30th June 1860 and all is quiet in the Kent family's e...

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London Pocket Companion

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The London Pocket Companion

Author: Jo Swinnerton
Publication Date: 17 March 2008

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This attractive, handy pocket book answers all those burning questions about London.

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"Titanic" Survivor
The Memoirs of Violet Jessop Stewardess

Author: Violet Jessop
Publication Date: 19 April 2007

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Offers an eyewitness account of the most written about disaster of the twentieth century. This work gives us a glimpse of life below decks aboard one of the great ocean liners.

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Ian Fleming's Commandos

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Ian Fleming's Commandos
The Story of 30 Assault Unit in WWII

Author: Nicholas Rankin
Publication Date: 6 October 2011

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In 1942, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence - the dynamic figure behind James Bond's fictional chief, 'M'. Here, Fleming had a brilliant idea: why not set up a unit of authorised looters, men who would go in hard with the front-line troops and steal enemy intelligence?

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Titanic's Last Secrets

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Titanic's Last Secrets
The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler

Author: Bradford Matsen
Publication Date: 1 November 2008

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The shocking story behind the shipwreck that stunned the world and the divers who discovered the truth

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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: 27 March 2012

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

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Mapping Human History

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Mapping Human History
Discovering Our Past Through Our Genes

Author: Steve Olson
Publication Date: 8 July 2002

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Until just a few years ago, we knew surprisingly little about the 150,000 or so years of human existence before the advent of writing. Some of the most momentous events in our past were veiled in the uncertainty of "prehistory". This is the story of our "prehistory".

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Battle of Britain

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Battle of Britain
A Day-to-day Chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940

Author: Patrick Bishop
Publication Date: 1 July 2010

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A day-to-day chronicle of a defining episode in British history: the epic struggle of the Royal Air Force with the Luftwaffe.

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Tunnelling to Freedom

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Tunnelling to Freedom
The Story of the World's Most Persistent Escaper

Author: John Fancy
Publication Date: 25 March 2010

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The story of John Fancy, who died in September 2008, aged 95, who was the most prolific escaper of the Second World War.

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images of cornwall

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images of cornwall

Author: alan bennett
Publication Date: 1992

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This book looks at 3 centuries of experience and event through the themes of methodism, mining and tourism to evoke powerful...

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A Victorian Gentleman's Portriat of a Cotswold Village

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A Victorian Gentleman's Portriat of a Cotswold Village

Author: J Arthur Gibbs
Publication Date: 1983

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Paperback pub by Dog Ear Books in 1983. Sound copy for age - clean pages. Originally written in 1899, describing the pleasur...

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Real Oliver Twist

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The Real Oliver Twist
Robert Blincoe - A Life That Illuminates an Age

Author: John Waller
Publication Date: 1 June 2006

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Robert Blincoe's political, personal and turbulent story illuminates the Dickensian age like never before. His life provides an outstanding example of courage and a refusal to be downtrodden.

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Life at the Court of Queen Victoria

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Life at the Court of Queen Victoria

Author: Barry St-John Nevill
Publication Date: 1984

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A richly illustrated account of the life in Queen Victoria's Court between 1861-1901...

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how the Irish saved civilization

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how the Irish saved civilization
The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

Author: Thomas cahill
Publication Date: March 1995

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Romans

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The Romans
An Introduction

Author: Antony Kamm
Publication Date: 21 September 1995

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A concise but wide-ranging introduction to the civilization of ancient Rome. Covers 1200 years of history; religion and social life; literature, art, architecture and technology; extracts from key contemporary authors, and includes maps.

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Making of Victorian Sexuality

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The Making of Victorian Sexuality

Author: Michael Mason
Publication Date: 6 April 1995

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Drawing on a wide range of evidence about 19th-century behaviour and opinion - from popular medicine to Malthusian polemic - this study argues that the present-day perception of 19th-century sexual culture misrepresents the true attitudes of Victorians.

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