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  • Bloody British History: Somersetby Andrew May

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Containing more than TWO THOUSAND years of Somerset history, thrill to stunning true stories of battles and bloodshed, executions and exorcisms, sinister Templars and Victorian sex cults!  With more than sixty illustrations plus an eight-page colour section, you'll never see the county in the same way again! more...

  • Killer Genesby Carol Furlong

    Inside Pocket 2011; US$ 4.36

    On holiday in Suffolk, the ARCTIC6 stumble into their second mission, when they discover Peter Gek?s forbidding research facility. Here they discover that Gek is testing his viruses on more than just lab-rats! But as the gang start to unravel Gek?s heinous plans, Charlie is taken seriously ill. Meanwhile, journalist Evan Andrews is on the trail of... more...

  • Lion Heartsby Henry R Lew

    Hybrid Publishers 2012; US$ 9.99

    ‘An exceptional book about extraordinary people living in extraordinary times. My only regret on completing it is that I have not met any of them personally.’ Christopher BantickA biography of Lonek Lew, the author’s father, told through the lives of over twenty people he was friendly or associated with, a number of whom were historical... more...

  • The Pattern Under the Ploughby George Ewart Evans

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    Following his two classics, Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay and The Horse in the Furrow, renowned oral historian George Ewart Evans continues his study of the vanishing customs, working habits and rich language of the farming communities of East Anglia with The Pattern Under the Plough (Faber, 1966). Although based on East Anglia, this book... more...

  • The Parisiby Peter Halkon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    The Parisi were a tribe located somewhere within the present day East Riding of Yorkshire, UK, known from a brief reference by Ptolemy. They were originally immigrants from Gaul and share their name with the tribe that occupied modern day France. Fairly obvious from their name, they gave the French capital its name. The investigation of the Parisi... more...

  • The Oxford Book of Daysby Marilyn Yurdan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

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

  • The London Book of Daysby Peter de Loriol

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

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

  • The Little Book of Cornwallby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    A compendium of fascinating information about Cornwall 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...

  • Bloody British History Leedsby Richard Smyth

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Leeds has one of the darkest histories on record. From the fatal Dripping Riot of 1865, sparked by the theft of two pounds of congealed fat, to the violin-playing killer Charles Pearce, said to still haunt the city's prison cells, you will find all manner of horrible events inside this book. With plague and disease in the city slums, dreadful disasters... more...

  • Beeston Castle, Cheshireby Peter Ellis

    Historic England 2013; US$ 29.17

    These excavations, the first archaeological examination of the medieval fortress of Beeston Castle, showed conclusively that the site has been used since prehistory. Divided into two parts, the report first describes the site's occupation from the Mesolithic period to the thirteenth century. Discussions of the Late Bronze Age metalworking and pre-Iron... more...