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  • 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$ 4.36

    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. Rather than being narrowly focused on local history, the book will attempt to show, where appropriate, how what happened had a wider significance. For example, the... more...

  • A Schoolboy's War in Cornwallby Jim Reeve

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Although only children at the time, Britain's schoolboys have the memory of living through the Second World War indelibly inscribed on their minds, and now, in their seventies and eighties, they open this treasured box of remembrance for the first time. Living through the Second World War was a unique and difficult experience, but for the nation's... more...

  • Heroes & Villains of Worcestershireby Terry Wardle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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 460 mini-biographies of county men and women form across the centuries. All of human life is here, from composers to conmen, from military men - and a woman - to medical pioneers and nineteenth-century... more...

  • Life in Brightonby Clifford Musgrave

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Brilliantly researched and written, this is the definitive history of the city. Divided into five sections - Fishermen and Farmers, Princes and Palaces, Late Georgian, Victorian Marvels and Mysteries, Battle Scene and Transformation, it shows how Brighton grew from a small fishing village. For almost 30 years Clifford Musgrave was... more...

  • London Cemeteriesby Hugh Meller; Brian Parsons

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    <div>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... more...

  • Bloody British History Warwickby Graham Sutherland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Hundreds of dark and scandalous events have happened in Warwick over the centuries, from the murder of Piers Gaveston, the king's love, who was stabbed and then beheaded on Blacklow Hill, to the incredible histories of the Earl of Warwick. The Gunpowder Plot was formed here, and the castle's horses were stolen afterwards when the plotters made a desperate... more...

  • The Story of Billericayby Charles Phillips

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Billericay in Essex was originally a prehistoric settlement. This book tells the 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... more...

  • The Little Book of Suffolkby Neil R Storey

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of Suffolk is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events from the county. Armed with this fascinating tome the reader will have such knowledge of the county, its landscape, pleasures and pursuits and will never be short of some frivolous fact to enhance a conversation or quiz! A reference book and... more...

  • Poplar Memoriesby John Hector

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.36

    Poplar Memories is a vivid impression of Cockney London before and during the Second World War, set in a teeming, rundown docklands neighbourhood famous for being, well, one end of the Blackwall Tunnel. John Hector's spellbinding account of his early life in the 1920s and 30s conjures up a vanished era when simplicity and happiness went hand-in-hand.... more...