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  • Liverpoolby Martin Greaney

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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$ 3.99

    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...

  • 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...