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  • The Little Book of Cornwallby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    A compendium of fascinating information about Cornwall past and present, this book contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county’s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry and royal visits.A reference... more...

  • Making of Liverpoolby Mike Fletcher

    Wharncliffe 2004; US$ 1.99

    Liverpool is a fabulous city, with a varied history: The Making of Liverpool highlights the significant changes that have made Liverpool what it is today. The story begins with King JohnÕs 1207 charter and the construction of Liverpool castle to protect this new town. LiverpoolÕs development throughout the medieval period was slow, and even... more...

  • English Villageby Martin Wainwright

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This title celebrates what is unique and loved about a typical village - the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more - as well as explores how the village has changed over the centuries. more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Landmark Visitors Guideby Rita Tregellas Pope

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    Area-by-area tours highlight in-town sights and attractions, including art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches. They also lead you out into the countryside, with recommended stops en route. Colorful call-out boxes reveal tidbits of the area’s local culture, interesting sidelights on how the landscape has been shaped and other details... more...

  • Frontier Countryby Mooney & Harris

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris walk all the way round the borders of Essex, exploring the land, rivers and seaboard, and discovering the people and surprises of Essex's frontier country. more...

  • Letters from Londonby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    With brilliant wit, idiosyncratic intelligence, and a bold grasp of intricate political realities, the celebrated author of Flaubert's Parrot turns his satiric glance homeward to England, in a sparkling collection of essays that illustrates the infinite variety of contemporary London life. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Travel Manchester, England, UKby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...

  • Travel Liverpool, England, UKby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99

    Table of Contents:Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Eat | Drink | Sleep | Stay Safe | Driving in UK1. General: Geography & Climate | History | Governance | Demography | Economy2. Maps: Liverpool | Centre | City Council Wards | Metropolitan Merseyside County | Regions of England | UK3. Transport: Get in | Get around | Airport | Lime Street Railway Station4. Attractions:... more...

  • Autonomy and Communityby Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 35.00

    An illustration of personal and collective freedom in a medieval locality, that of Havering, Essex. more...