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  • The London Compendiumby Ed Glinert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    The streets of London resonate with secret stories, from East End lore to Cold War espionage, from tales of riots, rakes, brothers, anarchy and grisly murders, to Rolling Stones gigs, gangland drinking dens, Orwell's Fitzrovia and Lenin's haunts. Ed Glinert has walked the city from Limehouse to Lambeth, Whitehall to Whitechapel, unravelling its mysteries... more...

  • Bats in the Larderby Jeremy Wells

    The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Letting Go of the Glitzby Julia Stephenson

    Crown House Publishing 2009; US$ 10.99

    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... 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...

  • Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Londonby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 25.00

    Eyewitness Travel Family Guide London offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation in London, from visiting magnificent sights such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey to exploring the treasures housed in the National Gallery and Buckingham Palace, and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and... more...

  • Growing Up In Cambridgeby Alex Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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... 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 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$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • The Norwich Book of Daysby Carol Twinch

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    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...