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  • The Little Book of the Black Countryby Michael Pearson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of the Black Country is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the region's most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, quirky history, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds... more...

  • The Hull Book of Daysby Susanna O'Neill

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Hull Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different period in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Hull's... more...

  • The Reading Book of Daysby The History of Reading Society The History of Reading Society

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Reading Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed.... more...

  • 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...

  • Outrageous Fortuneby Anthony Russell

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 24.78

    Leeds Castle, once home to kings and queens, was a place of spectacular opulence and luxury, and it was here that Anthony Russell spent his childhood; a childhood beyond the reaches of ordinary imagination. Away from the extravagance, the embrace of his nanny and the strong but distant love of his mother, Anthony's childhood was often lonely and fraught... more...

  • The Story of Leicesterby Siobhan Begley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In the light of recent discoveries, Leicester has rightfully taken its place on the world stage. This timely and accessible new history gives an overview of the city's history from the days of the Roman city of Ratae to the modern city of today. Leicester has been an important centre for the last 2,000 years. When the Romans arrived they developed... more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict... more...

  • The Story of Coventryby Peter Walters

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>The Story of Coventry is a long overdue general history of the city, from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the twenty-first century will present. Neither does the author neglect the city's architectural development and heritage. Rather than being narrowly focused... more...

  • 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...