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  • The London Compendiumby Ed Glinert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beeston Castle, Cheshireby Peter Ellis

    English Heritage Publishing 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...

  • Excavations at Muckingby Ann Clark

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 29.17

    This volume is the first in a series which reports on the multi-period site at Mucking, Essex. The excavations lasted for 13 years, from 1965 to 1978, and covered an area of over 18 hectares. This first part of the publication consists of an atlas of the site, together with a short report. The atlas is presented, at a scale of 1:180, on 25 plans... more...

  • Archaeology and Environment in Northumberlandby Clive Waddington; D G. Passmore

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Eventful, influential and absorbing, the early history of Northumberland is a fascinating story that has rarely been brought together under one cover. In this authoritative historical account, the authors bring to bear a huge quantity of old and new data and craft it into an in-depth synthesis. The authors deliver this history in chronological order... more...

  • Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Woldsby Bryan Waites

    The History Press 2007; US$ 27.55

    Incorporating a great deal of new material and including a comprehensive set of maps, the author considers the distribution of monastic lands, their growth, the policies of the houses and their wider influence on the area as a whole. more...

  • Roman Gloucestershireby Tim Copeland

    The History Press 2011; US$ 27.55

    The first book for 30 years on this hugely significant region of Britannia - Gloucestershire more...