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  • The Story of Durhamby Douglas Pocock

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>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, Durham appeared a 'perfect little city' with 'the best cathedral on planet Earth'.... more...

  • Worcestershire Folk Talesby David Phelps

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Worcestershire is a county of contrasts, with one face turned to the modern buzz of Birmingham and the other turned towards the quiet rural landscape of the West Country. Its folk tales reflect that dichotomy, with some stories based in the fears and superstitions of village life, and others evolving from the strains and pressures of a new industrial... more...

  • Liverpoolby Martin Greaney

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>The landscape has had a huge impact on the history of Liverpool and Merseyside. The ice age glaciers carved out the Rivers Mersy 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... more...

  • Not For Tourists Guide to London 2014by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 18.99

    Whether you?ve called London your home for decades or just arrived last night, there?s information in the Not For Tourists Guide to London that you need to know. From intimate neighborhood details to how to score tickets to the big football match, this guide will help you master this amazing city like an expert. Packed with over one hundred... more...

  • Hertfordshire A to Zby Pamela Shields

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Home to many 'firsts', such as the English Pope, the Garden City and the New Town, Hertfordshire was also home to many famous people, from King Offa to Laurence Olivier, George Orwell, Graham Greene and Henry Moore. Suitable for residents, visitors and tourists, this title offers an introduction to the county. more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Nottinghamshireby Kevin Turton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In 1826, 'resurrection men' stole thirty bodies from the graveyard of St Mary's Church in Nottingham to sell to unscrupulous medical establishments in London. In 1908, Mansfield tattoist Arthur Scott attacked a customer who refused to pay his bill. Scott tracked his quarry down after two days and in his attempt to shoot him, was caught by police. more...

  • Harrow A to Zby Don Walter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated with over 100 old and new photographs, drawings and engravings. more...

  • Country Boyby Colin Miller

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

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

  • Ehrbare Spekulantenby Andreas Fahrmeir

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 0.00

    Die Londoner City hat zwei Gesichter: das des modernen Finanzplatzes und das der pittoresk-archaischen Lokalverwaltung. Die Beziehungen zwischen diesen beiden wurden in der Forschung lange vernachlässigt - Andreas Fahrmeir geht ihnen nach. Zugleich legt er die erste zusammenhängende Verfassungsgeschichte der City Corporation für die... more...

  • Infamous Cheshireby Bob Burrows

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Explores the darker side of the Cheshire county, where murders in sleepy villages, royal scandals ancient and modern and the antics of showbiz personalities reveal that all is not as tranquil as it may seem.</div> more...