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  • 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...

  • Circled with Stoneby Mark Stoyle

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The city of Exeter was one of the great provincial capitals of early modern England. From the accession of Henry VII to the eve of the Civil War, Exeter consistently ranked among the five or six most populous English provincial cities, with a population which steadily increased from around 8,000 in 1525 to perhaps as many as 12,000 by 1642. Ruled by... more...

  • City of Ravensby Sax Boria

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    The tales tell that Charles the Second feared Britain will fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory tales for tourists. The legend began in 1944 when a raven spotted bombers over London. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American... more...

  • The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Wayby Paddy Dillon

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 18.89

    The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way describes two National Trails, along with the Tabular Hills Walk. The walks can be joined end-to-end to create a long-distance route of over 400km (250 miles) of easy and enjoyable walking, or undertaken as shorter treks or day-walks. more...

  • The Colchester Book of Daysby Simon Webb

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>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... more...

  • The Common Streamby Rowland Parker

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    This is the story of the village of Foxton, in Cambridgeshire. The author studied archaeological excavations, oral tradition, manor court rolls, land tax returns, wills, bishops' registers and many other records, in order to build up a picture of the life, work, clothes, food and pastimes of the villagers, from the first traces of human settlement... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Landmark Visitors Guideby Rita Tregellas Pope

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    Area-by-area tours highlight in-town sights and attractions, including art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches. They also lead you out into the countryside, with recommended stops en route. Colorful call-out boxes reveal tidbits of the area?s local culture, interesting sidelights on how the landscape has been shaped and other details... more...

  • Cornwall's Strangest Talesby Peter Grego

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Cornwall, or as it is sometimes obscurely referred to, Merry Jack. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Cornwall, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the... more...

  • The Cotswold Wayby Kev Reynolds

    Cicerone Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    The Cotswold Way National Trail runs for a 102 miles between Chipping Campden and Bath. The walk is described over 13 day stages, and meanders through the beautiful Cotswold landscape, visiting honey-coloured villages and old market towns, and ends in the World Heritage City of Bath. more...

  • Country Boyby Colin Miller

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager.</div> more...