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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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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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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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Elsie and Mairi Go to War

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Elsie and Mairi Go to War
Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front

Author: Diane Atkinson
Publication Date: 4 February 2010

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When they met at a motorcycle club in 1912, Elsie Knocker was a 30-year-old motorcycling divorcee dressed in bottle-green Dunhill leathers, and Mairi Chisholm was a brilliant 18-year- old mechanic, living at home and borrowing tools from her brother. Little did they know, theirs was to become one of the most extraordinary stories of the WWI.

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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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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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Journey to the Polar Sea

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Journey to the Polar Sea

Author: John Franklin
Publication Date: 2 April 2004

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An account of an expedition - led by John Franklin - to study and explore Canada's polar region in 1819-22. His story is an adventure and a 19th-century record of the culture and history of North America's polar region.

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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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Black Diamonds

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Black Diamonds
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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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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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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The Sword and the Grail

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The Sword and the Grail

Author: Andrew Sinclair
Publication Date: 20 May 1993

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More than 90 years before Columbus, Prince Henry St Clair of Orkney reached North America with a Venetian captain and 300 co...

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Newton and the Counterfeiter

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Newton and the Counterfeiter

Author: Thomas Levenson
Publication Date: 5 August 2010

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Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint. And then, Newton became drawn into a battle with William Chaloner, the most skilful of counterfeiters, a man who got away with faking His Majesty's coins, and was trying to take over the Mint itself.

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Empire

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Empire
How Britain Made the Modern World

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publication Date: 29 April 2004

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Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red and Britannia ruled not just the waves, but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. This title tells the story of how the British empire rose to power - and why it finally fell.

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Ancient History

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Ancient History

Author: M.I. Finley
Publication Date: 3 August 2000

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Challenges current traditions of researching and writing about the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Finley emphasizes the need to ask the right questions and suggests how historians might better deal with the evidence available, as well as alternative methods for reconstructing history.

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Around Brandon

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Around Brandon

Author: John Kitching
Publication Date: 1 November 1997

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Around Shildon

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Around Shildon

Author: Vera Chapman
Publication Date: 1 December 1994

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Central Glasgow

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Central Glasgow

Author: Peter Stewart
Publication Date: 1 September 1997

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Encyclopedia of World History

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Encyclopedia of World History

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Publication Date: 1 September 2005

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British Economy Since 1700: A Macroeconomic Perspective

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The British Economy Since 1700: A Macroeconomic Perspective

Author: C.H. Lee
Publication Date: 18 December 1986

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This book provides a comprehensive study on the development of the British economy from early eighteenth century onwards.

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Likes of Us

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The Likes of Us
A Biography of the White Working Class

Author: Michael Collins
Publication Date: 22 July 2004

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Once they were portrayed as the salt of the earth. Nowadays, they take to the streets when paedophiles and asylum seekers are in their midst; they expose their lives in TV documentaries; they love Gucci and hate the Euro. The author defends the white working class against such slurs and caricatures.

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The Lost Battle, Crete 1941

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The Lost Battle, Crete 1941

Author: Callum MacDonald
Publication Date: 1993

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House by the Thames

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The House by the Thames
and the People Who Lived There

Author: Gillian Tindall
Publication Date: 25 January 2007

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Just across the River Thames from St Paul's Cathedral stands an old house. Built in the days of Queen Anne, it stands in the footprint of a far older habitation. Some of the people who have lived in the house have been skilled; some were prosperous traders in the coal and iron on which Britain's industrial revolution ran.

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Military Pocket Guides - Great Battles of WW2

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Military Pocket Guides - Great Battles of WW2

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Publication Date: 18 April 2011

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Royalty's Strangest Characters

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Royalty's Strangest Characters

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publication Date: 24 March 2005

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Just as the monarchy has been hereditary in many countries, so insanity has been hereditary in many monarchs. 'Royalty's Strangest Characters' recalls over 2000 years of crazy kings and potty potentates, including such infamous characters as Caligula, Vlad the Impaler and George III, along with other less well-known but equally bizarre rulers.

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Eating for Victory

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Eating for Victory
Healthy Home Front Cooking on War Rations

Author: Jill Norman
Publication Date: 6 September 2007

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Includes recipes for steamed and boiled puddings; tips on how to use and prepare green vegetables; hints about how to reconstitute dried eggs and use; them as though they were fresh. This book offers a look back at one of the hardest and yet perhaps healthiest times in history, but is also a relevant guide on healthy eating for today.

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Waverley

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Waverley
Paddler for a Pound

Author: Douglas McGowan
Publication Date: 1 June 2003

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A history of Waverley

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