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  • 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$ 4.36

    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$ 4.36

    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'. The city is a... more...

  • Worcestershire Folk Talesby David Phelps

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    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

    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 which to launch his... more...

  • Bloody British History Warwickby Graham Sutherland

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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

    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 1889. Its associations... more...

  • The Little Book of Suffolkby Neil R Storey

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    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...