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  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant luxuries and technologies, Sturt noticed changes creeping into a place where traditions and ways of life had remained largely unchanged for hundreds... more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • The Making of Homeby Judith Flanders

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94

    The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, 'home' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that 'There is no place like home', she... more...

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... more...

  • Bloody British History Buckinghamshireby Eddie Brazil

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Buckinghamshire has one of the darkest histories on record. With residents including the Dinton Hermit - better known as Charles I's executioner - and Sir Everard Digby, the Gayhurst nobleman who tried to blow up James I, as well as a truly apocalyptic priest at Water Stratford, this chilling catalogue of battles, deaths, diseases and disasters will... more...

  • The Little Book of Berkshireby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Berkshire is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its earliest origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions Berkshire has made to the history of the nation, and meet some of the great men and women, the eccentrics and the scoundrels with... more...

  • Tofino and Clayoquot Soundby Margaret Horsfield; Ian Kennedy

    Harbour Publishing 2014; US$ 36.95

    Clayoquot Sound, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is not only a place of extraordinary raw beauty, but also a region with a rich heritage and fascinating past. Tofino and Clayoquot Sound delves into all facets of the region's history, bringing to life the chronicle that started with the dramatic upheavals of geological formation and continues... more...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...

  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourerby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who despite harsh circumstances and little means was afforded a place of respect in his village. The book brings together a series of vignettes... more...

  • Crewe in the Great Warby Peter Ollerhad

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Along with most of the United Kingdom the railway town of Crewe was affected in many ways during the four years of the Great War. The struggle brokered conflict and co-operation in this industrial community planted in the rural acres of Cheshire by the Gr more...