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  • The Archaeology of the West Midlandsby Sarah Watt

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • London Cemeteriesby Hugh Meller; Brian Parsons

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    London Cemeteries is a comprehensive guide to all 126 cemeteries within Greater London. Listed alphabetically and with a map to locate them, for each cemetery it includes the address, the date of foundation, the owner, the size, a note on its history, development and current state, and the names, dates and major achievements of any noteworthy people... more...

  • Midnight?s Descendants: South Asia from Partition to the Present Dayby John Keay

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The first modern history of all South Asia?s peoples. 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...

  • 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...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to London 2014by Not for Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 18.95

    Whether you?ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there?s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. From intimate neighborhood details to how to score tickets to the big football match, this guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over one hundred... more...

  • Round About Colchesterby Patrick Denney

    Wharncliffe 2006; US$ 8.99

    For many years Colchester historian Patrick Denney has written ameticulously researched, entertaining and highly popular series ofhistorical articles in the East Anglian Daily Times on numerous aspects of life in Colchester and the surrounding aread. For this landmark volume the very best of his articles have been selected, edited and illustrated with... more...

  • The Making of Wiganby Mike Fletcher

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 5.99

    The Making of Wigan summarises the evolution, and highlights the significant changes, in one of Lancashire’s most important town’s, from Roman origins through to modern times. Tribute is paid to the resilience and determination of Wiganer’s in time of adversity, particularly during the English Civil War and when dealing with the Trauma... more...

  • A History of Penistone and Districtby David Hey

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 8.99

    This highly informative book covers the history of the ancient parish of Penistone from early times to the present day and combines a scholarly account with personal memories of the district in the 1940s. Much of the character of the ancient parish of Penistone was formed in the 19th century, when textile mills, steel works and the railways provided... more...