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  • A Grim Almanac of Nottinghamshireby Kevin Turton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In 1826, 'resurrection men' stole thirty bodies from the graveyard of St Mary's Church in Nottingham to sell to unscrupulous medical establishments in London. In 1908, Mansfield tattoist Arthur Scott attacked a customer who refused to pay his bill. Scott tracked his quarry down after two days and in his attempt to shoot him, was caught by police. more...

  • Harrow A to Zby Don Walter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated with over 100 old and new photographs, drawings and engravings. more...

  • Country Boyby Colin Miller

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager. more...

  • Infamous Cheshireby Bob Burrows

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Explores the darker side of the Cheshire county, where murders in sleepy villages, royal scandals ancient and modern and the antics of showbiz personalities reveal that all is not as tranquil as it may seem. more...

  • The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644by Rosie Serdiville; John Sadler

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's greatest bastion in the north-east and the key to his power there. The city had been resolutely defended throughout the year by the Marquis of... more...

  • Wirralby Daniel K Longman

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Fresh from his researches into the dark side of Wirral's history, in his first book Criminal Wirral, Dan Longman has plunged back into a brand new selection of terrible and tragic tales. Rather than focusing on crime, he looks at accidents and disasters from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century - in the countryside and in the... more...

  • A Paignton Scrapbookby Peggy Parnell

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Peggy Parnell has lived in Paignton all her life, and has been fascinated by the town's history for as long as she can remember. Her new book is neither a volume of old photographs nor a chronological history; rather, it's a lucky-dip into the past - telling stories about well-known characters, filling us in on the history of local businesses, exploring... more...

  • Liverpool's Ownby Christine Dawe

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy figures, such as Kitty Wilkinson, who started the first public wash-houses in the city, Father Nugent, who rescued hundreds of starving orphans... more...

  • Barnsley Streets, Volume 4by Edward Tasker

    Wharncliffe 2003; US$ 8.99

    Wharncliffe Books are delighted to present 'Barnsley Streets - Volume 4'. This is the fourth, and final, volume of the revised and already popular series. The volumes use the original material from the 9 volumes of the now highly collectable 'Barnsley Streets', published in the 1970s by E G Tasker. The work is then brought into the... more...

  • Ehrbare Spekulantenby Andreas Fahrmeir

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 0.00

    Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die... more...