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  • Bloody British History Brightonby David J Boyne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Containing more than 60 illustrations and two thousand years of history, here is the terrible true story of Brighton, once dubbed 'The Queen of Slaughtering Places'. more...

  • The Archaeology of Sutton Parkby Michael Hodder

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It was always set apart as 'special' and remains so, as a large and well-used public park. Its creation as a deer park in the twelfth century preserved the past and created the present. Detailed study of extensive earthworks, combined with excavation, documentary research, palaeo-environmental... more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Following a sheltered childhood and a sequestered education in Cambridge, and having missed out on the swinging sixties, Alec Forshaw was ready for a dose of the wider world. London in the early 1970s was where the lights shone brightest. In reality, it was still a city struggling to find its post-war identity, full of declining industries and derelict... more...

  • Sheep's-Head Stew, Dotted Minims, Pastry and Pythagorasby Sheila M. Guest

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 5.99

    This book is a small collection of anecdotal memories from a happy childhood in the immediate post-war period. It is a snapshot of life in a Lancashire cotton town during the 1940s and early 1950s. Judged against today’s society, which seems to worship at the altar of material possessions and entitlement, it would probably be regarded as extreme... more...

  • The Inn at the Topby Neil Hanson

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse, became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Having seen an article in the newspaper about the pub's search for a new manager, they arrived just three weeks later as the new landlords... more...

  • Doverby Vera I Evison

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Buckland, Dover, was discovered when a new housing estate was being constructed in 1951. It was excavated by Professor Evison between 1951 and 1953. The cemetery of some 170 graves dates from the late fifth to the middle of the eighth century. Professor Evison?s expertise in the study of glass, jewellery and weapons ensures... more...

  • Fenland Surveyby David Hall; John Coles

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Archaeological surveys of the Fenland of eastern England were initiated in the 1930s after it became clear that centuries of drainage and cultivation had seriously reduced the archaeological deposits. These studies were among the first to take a multi-disciplinary aproach to archaeological work, and continued with new work in the 1980s when intensive... more...

  • Circled with Stoneby Mark Stoyle

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The city of Exeter was one of the great provincial capitals of early modern England. From the accession of Henry VII to the eve of the Civil War, Exeter consistently ranked among the five or six most populous English provincial cities, with a population which steadily increased from around 8,000 in 1525 to perhaps as many as 12,000 by 1642. Ruled by... more...

  • The Bath Book of Daysby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Discover the rich and colourful history of Bath with this collection of tales from across the city. Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the building of Bath's Royal Crescent and Circus and the founding of the Royal Bath and West Show, alongside less well-known tales, such a Bath's earliest balloon... more...

  • Greatest Geordie One-Linersby Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 1.99

    Greatest Geordie One-Liners is the latest collection of the Geordies’ knack for the casual insults, the sly digs, and the outright naked threats, culled from pubs and clubs Newcastle-wide by Ian Black, master of the quick sidestep. Hilarious, witty and full of sidesplitting quips, this book will make you cry with laughter and have you reciting... more...