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  • 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...

  • Aspects of Lancasterby Jenny Loveridge; Sue Wilson

    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 Lancaster. Susan Wilson offers the chance for readers to explore the historical interest created within Lancaster.We look at Catholicism in Lancaster and District and The story of 'The... more...

  • Aspects of Teesideby Maureen Anderson

    Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99

    The Aspects series takes the reader on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Teesside. Maureen Anderson has highlighted many wonders of the Teesside area, by using the talent of local authors.In Teesside: A Curious Journey the reader will be given the chance... 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...

  • The Case of the Poisoned Partridgeby Diane Janes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    On 22 June 1931, Lieutenant Hugh Chevis and Frances, his bride of six months, sat down to dinner as usual at their bungalow at Deepcut Barracks. Within an hour, Chevis was showing signs of strychnine poisoning and by the next morning he was dead. Thus began one of the most intriguing unsolved murder enquiries of the twentieth century ? soon to become... more...

  • The Story of Durhamby Douglas Pocock

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The Story of Durham traces the evolution of a city that medieval writers likened to Jerusalem, which Ruskin termed one of the wonders of the world, and which Pevsner, more modestly, called one of the architectural experiences of Europe. To Bill Bryson, meanwhile, Durham appeared ?a perfect little city? with ?the best cathedral on planet Earth?. The... more...

  • Liverpool: A Landscape historyby Martin Greaney

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The landscape has had a huge impact on the history of Liverpool and Merseyside. The ice age glaciers carved out the Rivers Mersey and Dee; the Sefton coast provided a perfect place for the earliest humans to hunt and gather food; and the Pool and the Mersey, and England?s position on the coast gave King John the perfect base from which to launch his... more...

  • Bloody British History Warwickby Graham Sutherland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    ?CASTLE of the CONQUEROR! 1,000 years of horrible events at WARWICK CASTLE?KING CHARLES RIPPED MY FLESH! The two-week siege that almost brought the town to its knees!?WARWICK IS BURNING! Fires, disasters and riots galore!Hundreds of dark and scandalous events have happened in Warwick over the centuries, from the murder of Piers Gaveston, the king?s... more...

  • The Story of Billericayby Charles Phillips

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Billericay in Essex was originally a prehistoric settlement. This book tells its story from those times, through the Roman occupation, its eclipse and its subsequent rise in importance. It describes the change from a rural market town in the mid-nineteenth century to a dormitory town for London after the coming of the railway in 1889. This is the first... more...