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  • The Archaeology of the West Midlandsby Sarah Watt

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 22.74

    The West Midlands is a region of geographical, topographical and geological contrasts, forming disparate landscapes that are reflected in the nature and diversity of its rich archaeology. This ranges from evidence of its prehistory to the important industrial heritage of its major conurbations. This book represents an attempt by the region's archaeologists... more...

  • Hertfordshireby Anne Rowe; Tom Williamson

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Dividing the county of Hertfordshire into four broad regions?the ?champion? countryside in the north, the Chiltern dip slope to the west, the fertile boulder clays of the east, and the unwelcoming London Clay in the south?this volume explains how, in the course of the middle ages, natural characteristics influenced the development of land use and... more...

  • The Story of Bradfordby Alan Hall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    The Story of Bradford traces the city?s history from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the 21st century will present. The departure of the German wool merchants in 1914 and the tragedy that befell the Bradford Pals at the Somme had a serious effect not just on the city but further... more...

  • A Schoolboy's War in Cornwallby Jim Reeve

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Together with rare images and accounts from fellow evacuees who were sent to Cornwall to escape the ravages of war, this book reveals how these experiences are indelibly inscribed on the minds of wartime children. more...

  • Heroes & Villains of Worcestershireby Terry Wardle

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The great, the good, and the very, very bad from Worcestershire's past live again in this informative, lively and entertaining collection of more than 700 mini-biographies of county men and women from across the centuries. more...

  • Life in Brightonby Clifford Musgrave

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Mr Musgrave?s book does full justice to Brighton?s quality and complexity, with a breadth of interest and erudition thoroughly worthy of its subject.? The Times ?I have so much enjoyed your book Life in Brighton and it has opened so many new points of interest for me in a city I thought I knew well.? Graham Greene Brilliantly researched and written,... more...

  • Lancashire's Seaside Piersby Martin Easdown

    Wharncliffe 2009; US$ 8.99

    In this, a companion volume to his definitive history of Yorkshire’s pleasure piers, Martin Easdown turns his expert attention westward - to the Lancashire coast. His highly illustrated survey of the piers constructed at famous resorts like Blackpool, Morecambe, Southport and St Annes-on-Sea celebrates structures that are among the most exuberant... more...

  • The Wharncliffe Companion to Prestonby David Hunt

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 1.99

    Aimed at visitors and residents alike, this companion to the history of Preston is an indispensable reference guide to the long, varied and sometimes surprising story of the city. Essential information on the people, places and events that played key roles in the story is presented in a convenient A to Z format. Famous and notorious individuals are... more...

  • Aspects of Calderdaleby John Billingsley

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99

    The Aspects series takes readers on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Calderdale. John Billingsley has gathered a range of articles covering the whole history of the Pennine borough from pre-history to the present day.We start the journey through Calderdale... more...

  • Changing Barnsleyby Cathy Dogget; Tim Thornton

    Wharncliffe 2009; US$ 6.99

    Changing Barnsley looks at how Barnsley has evolved, through the eyes of the former Mining and Technical College on Church Street, which now hosts Barnsley's very own University. Covering the 75 years of its existence, it tracks the period from 1932, when the building was first built, until 2007, when the University was fully up and running.Built... more...