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  • Folklore of Cornwallby Tony Deane; Tony Shaw

    The History Press 2003; US$ 21.86

    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...

  • Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombeby Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 31.33

    Zwischen Dschungelkrieg und Atombombe - die Symbole des globalen und des Weltmachtanspruchs Großbritanniens - erstreckte sich das breite und diffuse Specktrum widersprüchlicher Kriegsbilder, mit denen sich die britischen Militäreliten in der Zeit zwischen dem Sieg im Zweiten Weltkrieg und dem Abschluss des Rückzugs britischer Truppen aus überseeischen... more...

  • Roman Londonby Dominic Perring

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ready, Steady, Go!by Shawn Levy

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    It?s the summer of 1966... The fundamental old ways: chastity, rationality, harmony, sobriety, even democracy: blasted to nothing or crumbling under siege. The city glows. It echoes. It pulses. It bleeds pastel and fuzzy, spicy, paisley and soft. This is how it's always going to be: smashing clothes, brilliant music, easy sex, eternal youth,... more...

  • East Anglia's Historyby Christopher Harper-Bill; Carole Rawcliffe; Richard G. Wilson

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 90.00

    Seventeen studies from the region's best scholars illuminate a variety of issues, ranging from the Domesday herring industry by way of monasteries, memorials, wills, Gainsborough and garden history to the growing passion for natural history and science in the mid nineteenth century. They make a serious contribution to an understanding of the region,... more...

  • Cambridge Street-Namesby Ronald Gray; Derek Stubbings; Virén Sahai

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 22.00

    An illustrated compendium of the meanings of street-names in the city of Cambridge, first published in 2000. more...

  • Manchester in 1844by W. H. Chaloner

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 72.95

    Published in 1969, Manchester in 1844 is a valuable contribution to the field of History. more...

  • Refugess of the French Revolutionby Dr Kirsty Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 208.00

    Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. It was in London that two cultures came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them. more...

  • The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Centuryby Ranald Michie; Philip Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Historical assessment of recent relations between the British Government and the City of London. more...

  • Somersetby Muriel Searle

    Intellect 2002; US$ 20.00

    Somerset is a county of contrasts. Flat moors hiding fascinating evidence of the lives of centuries past lying beside abrupt hills cleft by nature into crannies and caves. Somerset has seen both the first flickering light of Christianity and the darkness of a war where men fought their own neighbours. World-famous prosperous industries exist in the... more...