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  • Heroes & Villains of Worcestershireby Terry Wardle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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 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$ 3.99

    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 the director of... more...

  • London Cemeteriesby Hugh Meller; Brian Parsons

    The History Press 2013; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...