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  • Old East Endersby Jane Cox

    The History Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    <div>The publication of this book is a landmark in London history. Not since 1951 has there been a serious attempt to chronicle the history of East London. Old East Enders tells East London's story from Roman Shadwell to the present day, focusing on the untold story of the medieval and early modern Tower Hamlets. Jane Cox is an experienced... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...