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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 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: 2 October 2008

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With over a million casualties, the Somme was the most brutal battle of the First World War. Drawing on a material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this title presents an insight into life on the front line: from the struggle of extraordinary circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death.

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Enderby, Narborough, and Littlethorpe

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Enderby, Narborough, and Littlethorpe

Author: John Crofts
Publication Date: 31 July 2005

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A pictorial history of Enderby and surrounds, in Leicestershire, through a selection of old and rare photographs, and explanatory captions. We see people at work and at play, and there are features on the well-known artist Mary Sloane, a visiting African king, and the ancient custom of 'selling the wether'.

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Dartmoor Seasons

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Dartmoor Seasons

Author: Elizabeth Prince
Publication Date: 1987

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The story of the four seasons on Dartmoor with many colour pictures....

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Curious Customs and Festivals

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Curious Customs and Festivals

Author: Martin Green
Publication Date: 29 November 2001

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A comprehensive guide to the ancient customs and festivals which take place during each year in England and Wales, including the Dunmow Flitch and the Midsummer Day Ritual at Stonehenge.

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The Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds

Author: Francis Frith
Publication Date: 2000

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Cotswold

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Cotswold

Author: Francis Frith
Publication Date: 28 October 2004

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Approximately 150 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers. Includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.

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Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich Through Publicity, and Then Spurned by the Government and Forgotten for All Time

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publication Date: 2 August 2007

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In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. In this book, the author retells the survivor's tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive.

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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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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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Bedlam

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Bedlam
London and Its Mad

Author: Catharine Arnold
Publication Date: 6 August 2009

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An informative and entertaining study of London's lunatic fringe, and how we have dealt with the mad among us from pre-history to the present day.

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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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What on Earth Happened?

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What on Earth Happened?
The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day

Author: Christopher Lloyd
Publication Date: 6 October 2008

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How old is the universe? How are humans related to a sponge? Where did most of the world's water come from? How much would a complete T Rex skeleton cost? Where did the Himalayas come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Bitter Ocean

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Bitter Ocean
The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945

Author: David Fairbank White
Publication Date: 29 May 2006

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A fresh account of the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic, which shows this British naval victory to be comparable with Trafalgar.

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And we shall shock them

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And we shall shock them
The British Army in the Second World War

Author: David Fraser
Publication Date: 10 June 1999

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Indian Affair

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An Indian Affair

Author: Archie Baron
Publication Date: 20010921

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A fresh perspective on Britain's relationship with India, this work suggest that far from being an imperialist objective, it seems the footholds on which india was established as a colony happened by accident rather than by design.

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Re-enactor's War

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A Re-enactor's War
The Home Front Revisited and Remembered

Author: John Leete
Publication Date: 19 June 2012

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The Second World War changed the Britain and its people forever and as the gap of history widens, re-enactment plays an incr...

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Against All Odds!

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Against All Odds!

Author: Bryan Perrett
Publication Date: 1 August 2000

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Here are the stories of thirteen dramatic military confrontations where the few fought against the many and against all odds achieved unbelievable success. Here is leadership, courage and motivation, a rare glimpse of soldiering at its best, an insight into the stunning realities of battlefield strategies that have succeeded.

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Year in the Life of the New Forest

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A Year in the Life of the New Forest

Author: Beata Moore
Publication Date: 17 October 2007

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A photographic record of a year in the life of Britain's smallest National Park, the 900-year-old New Forest.

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A Textile Community in the Industrial Revolution

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A Textile Community in the Industrial Revolution

Author: E.G. Power
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1975

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From the well respected Then and There series. Title sums it up nicely.......

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R.A.F. Biggin Hill

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R.A.F. Biggin Hill

Author: Graham Wallace
Publication Date: 1979

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The Immortal Story of one of the Battle of Britain's most famous fighter stations...

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Brass Rubbings

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Brass Rubbings

Author: Muriel Clayton
Publication Date: 01 Jun 1968

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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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Books as Weapons

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Books as Weapons
Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II

Author: John B. Hench
Publication Date: 29 April 2010

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Good Web Guide Genealogy

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The Good Web Guide Genealogy
The Simple Way to Explore the Internet

Author: Caroline Peacock
Publication Date: 26 August 2005

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Buckingham Palace Official Guide

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Buckingham Palace Official Guide

Author: John Martin Robinson
Publication Date: 1999

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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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Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley

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Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley

Author: David Kynaston
Publication Date: 7 July 2008

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Tells the story of Britain from VE Day in 1945 to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979.

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1945

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1945
The World We Fought for

Author: Robert Kee
Publication Date: 19950410

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Robert captures the spirit of growing optimism as the events of 1945 drew haltingly, but inevitably towards victory over Germany and Japan.

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Rhythms of History

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The Rhythms of History
A Universal Theory of Civilizations

Author: Stephen Blaha
Publication Date: 20 May 2002

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Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office

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Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office

Author:  Public Record Office
Publication Date: 1 October 1990

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The pursuit of ancestors is a hobby that has grown in recent years and this book aims to help those with British connections who want to find out about their family history. The book advises on the use of documents in the Public Record Office, and from other sources.

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Marwan's Prison Book II The Charge

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Marwan's Prison Book II The Charge

Author: Avi Antman
Publication Date: 2002

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Marwan's prison trilogy is a shocking and courageous journey into the soul and the mind of the Israeli society and the c...

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Britain under the Romans

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Britain under the Romans

Author: HE Priestley
Publication Date: 5 Nov 1967

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Highly detailed account of Roman occupation of Britain. Must for students of history. ...

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The Snare is broken

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The Snare is broken

Author: Alexander Davidson
Publication Date: 1975

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After the Battle of Culloden 1746 two families escape over the hills, the authors ancestors....

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Homer's Odyssey

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Homer's Odyssey

Author: John H. Finley
Publication Date: 1 January 1979

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Battles in Britain

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Battles in Britain
v.1

Author: William Seymour
Publication Date: 19760115

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A detailed account of all the major battles fought on British soil from 1066 to 1746. This text sets them against their political and historical background, and provides an analysis of each action and the results of the battles.

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Book of the Navajo

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The Book of the Navajo

Author: Raymond F Locke
Publication Date: 25 November 1992

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Hitler's Fortress Islands

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Hitler's Fortress Islands

Author: Carel Toms
Publication Date: 19760400

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A profusely illustrated account of the German occupation of the Channel Islands....

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Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation

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Welsh Church from Conquest to Reformation

Author: Glanmor Williams
Publication Date: 1 January 1968

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The Heart of England

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The Heart of England

Author: Robin & Talbot Whiteman
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Wessex Images

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Wessex Images

Author: John Chandler
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1990

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Explores the contrasts and character of the district in both words and pictures....

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A Beginners Guide: Arthurian Tradition

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A Beginners Guide: Arthurian Tradition

Author: Claire Hamilton
Publication Date: 1999

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If you've a fascination with the tales of King Arthur or Queen Guinevere you'll enjoy this momentary escape into the...

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Catastrophes and Disasters

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Catastrophes and Disasters

Author: Roger Smith
Publication Date: 19920924

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Rhetoric of History

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The Rhetoric of History

Author: Savoie Lottinville
Publication Date: 31 March 1990

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mysteries of forgotten worlds

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mysteries of forgotten worlds

Author: Charles berlitz
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1974

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Among the Believers

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Among the Believers
An Islamic Journey

Author: V S Naipaul
Publication Date: 19821125

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This title is an account of the author's journeys through Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. "The believers" he encountered are the Muslims he met on those journeys, young men and women battling to regain the original purity of their faith in the hope of restoring order to a chaotic world.

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past lives

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past lives

Author: Ian wilson
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2001

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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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The Common Stream

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The Common Stream
Foxton

Author: Rowland Parker
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1975

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Tales of Old Derbyshire

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Tales of Old Derbyshire

Author: Elizabeth Eisenberg
Publication Date: 8 October 1992

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Presenting an illustrated collection of 26 local stories, this title includes "Murder at Winnats Pass", "The Plague at Eyam", "The Amazon of Matlock Green" and "The Pretender Comes to Derby".

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