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  • The Little Book of Yorkshireby Geoffrey Howse

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Soak up the vast array of quirky tales from the regal Richmond of John of Gaunt to the sporting Barnsley of Dickie Bird. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike. more...

  • The Little Book of the East Endby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The Little Book of The East End 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 most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically... more...

  • The Little Book of Essexby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Offers entertaining bite-sized pieces of historic and contemporary trivia about Essex. This title is suitable for visitors and locals. more...

  • Letting Go of the Glitzby Julia Stephenson

    Crown House Publishing 2009; US$ 13.11

    Help! I'm Married Alive!Julia Stephenson, struggling to cope with life as a Surrey housewife, grimly welded to her electric floor polisher and fed up with her golf-addicted, BMW-driving husband, bolts to the fleshpots of London. Here she forges a new life as single girl about town in her Chelsea eyrie, a short walk from Peter Jones. Bemused to find... more...

  • Bats in the Larderby Jeremy Wells

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    When 11-year-old Jeremy Wells moved home with his family from a bustling London suburb to the Sussex coast, he was scarcely prepared for the weird and wonderful world he would encounter. Here was a place in which goats used public transport, buses waited for people, trains didn't fit the stations and seeing a film was the last reason for going to the... more...

  • Tales from the Front Line Trafalgarby Editors of David & Charles

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    This title offers a unique insight into the most significant naval battle in history, told through the accounts of those who were actually there. Here you will find original accounts from the great military leaders of the time - including Nelson - as well as the experiences of the ordinary seamen and civilian witnesses. This title is drawn from a variety... more...

  • Growing Up In Cambridgeby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    It is said that, however long you live, and however far you travel, the streets and fields where you played as a child will always be home to you. So Cambridge is for Alec Forshaw. This is a story of a childhood in Cambridge in the 1950s and '60s, followed by three undergraduate years and three decades of frequent and regular visits until the ties... more...

  • Hops, Doodlebugs and Floodsby Alan Whitcomb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    This is the true tale of a boy born into a typical East End family in the Second World War, beginning with his early memories of hop picking and having little money, and moving on to his life in the 1950s and his experience of the devastating east coast floods of 1953. These early memories are the author's own, but what he remembers are a number of... more...

  • Bloody British History Oxfordby Paul Sullivan

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This is the history of Oxford as you have never encountered it before.The first historical record of Oxford laments that the city has been burnt to the ground by Vikings. Its religious houses were founded by a woman who blinded her would-be attacker. Its students were poverty-stricken desperados in perpetual armed conflict with the townsmen. One of... more...

  • The Liverpool Book of Daysby Steven Horton

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Discover the colourful history of Liverpool with this collection of tales from across the city.Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the opening of the city?s first dock, the abolition of the slave trade, the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway and the Hillsborough Disaster, alongside less... more...