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  • Folklore of Cornwallby Tony Deane; Tony Shaw

    The History Press 2003; US$ 17.99

    A rediscovery of the traditional tales and beliefs of Cornwall. Standing alone at the bottom tip of England and despite the enormous influx of tourists it receives each year, Cornwall boasts many unique traditions. This volume touches on the wide variety of legends, songs and stories and their relationship with the rugged landscape: from standing... more...

  • Hackney Memoriesby Alan Wilson

    The History Press 2004; US$ 4.36

    The 1930s were a troubled era, and England was a land of contrasts. This work gives a vivid impression of growin up in a working-class family in the East End at this time. It should be of interest to anyone who remembers the interwar years, and anyone interested in London's social history. more...

  • The Little Book of Devonby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    A compendium of fascinating information about Devon 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...

  • From Punt to Ploughby Rex Sly

    The History Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    A superb examination of the history of the Fens, containing a great deal of stunning photographs. more...

  • Famous and Infamous Londonersby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2004; US$ 21.86

    A compilation of thoroughly researched true stories of Londoners through the ages, well known and little known alike - their lives, loves, pastimes and crimes. Their stories weave a tapestry of London through the ages. more...

  • The Inn at the Topby Neil Hanson

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse, became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Having seen an article in the newspaper about the pub's search for a new manager, they arrived just three weeks later as the new landlords... more...

  • Sheep's-Head Stew, Dotted Minims, Pastry and Pythagorasby Sheila M. Guest

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 5.99

    This book is a small collection of anecdotal memories from a happy childhood in the immediate post-war period. It is a snapshot of life in a Lancashire cotton town during the 1940s and early 1950s. Judged against today’s society, which seems to worship at the altar of material possessions and entitlement, it would probably be regarded as extreme... more...

  • Doverby Vera I Evison

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Buckland, Dover, was discovered when a new housing estate was being constructed in 1951. It was excavated by Professor Evison between 1951 and 1953. The cemetery of some 170 graves dates from the late fifth to the middle of the eighth century. Professor Evison's expertise in the study of glass, jewellery and weapons ensures... more...

  • Fenland Surveyby David Hall; John Coles

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Archaeological surveys of the Fenland of eastern England were initiated in the 1930s after it became clear that centuries of drainage and cultivation had seriously reduced the archaeological deposits. These studies were among the first to take a multi-disciplinary aproach to archaeological work, and continued with new work in the 1980s when intensive... more...

  • The River Hambleby David Chun

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    <div>The Hamble rises at Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history. Above Botley the Hamble powered a number of mills, and in the seventeenth century plans to make that section navigable were contemplated. The tidal river below Botley has... more...