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  • Bats in the Larderby Jeremy Wells

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    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... more...

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

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    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 Alex Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    This fascinating story of life in Cambridge is written from the idiosyncratic perspective of an author who not only grew up in the city during the 1950s and 1960s, but who also attended its prestigious university. Alec Forshaw has remained connected to Cambridge ever since. Brought up on the north side of town, his reminiscences detail not only domestic... more...

  • Hops, Doodlebugs and Floodsby Alan Whitcomb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    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$ 14.57

    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 povery-stricken desperados in perpetual armed conflict with the townsmen. One of... more...

  • The Liverpool Book of Daysby Steven Horton

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    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... more...

  • The Norwich Book of Daysby Carol Twinch

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.28

    Discover the rich and colourful history of Norwich with this collection of tales from across the city. Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes tales of skirmishes, rebellions and battles as well as milestones along history's fascinating trail of popular culture. Why did Sir Thomas Erpingham build his famous gates at Norwich Cathedral?... more...

  • The Bury Book of Daysby Sean Frain

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Bury Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, shocking, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • The Colchester Book of Daysby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Colchester Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different period in the history of Britain's oldest recorded town. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned... more...

  • Northumbriaby Edoardo Albert; Paul Gething

    The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24

    Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet is has been all but fogotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria rules a vast area, and held sway as High Kings... more...