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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...

  • 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,... 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

    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$ 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...

  • 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...