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  • The Bull Ring Uncoveredby Catharine Patrick; Stephanie Ratkai

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 40.00

    The excavations in the centre of Birmingham uncovered evidence of habitation from prehistoric and Roman times, but the 12th to 19th centuries presented by far the most evidence, from artefacts, environmental samples and structural remains. The medieval industrial past was of particular interest, with tanning and the manufacture of hemp and linen all... more...

  • Growing up in Lee-on-the-Solentby John W. Green

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    John Green’s family moved to Lee-on-the-Solent just in time for the outbreak of war in 1939. For a seven-year-old, war sounded like an exciting adventure, but as he sheltered with his mother and sister under the stairs during an air-raid, someone said they thought they heard machine-gun fire. They all held their breath and listened, but the noise... more...

  • I Came Out Sidewaysby George Porter

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 7.99

    George Porter was born on the fault-line, that perilous place where he lived neither in material comfort nor in abject poverty. To one side of his family’s cramped home in Waterloo, were the terrors of the Liverpool slums, where they would surely end up if his father continued to bet on losers; to the other were the well-to-do who lived in council... more...

  • Front-Line Suffolkby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2007; US$ 18.94

    Suffolk's coastline faces east, and through most of its history has therefore been one of the areas of this country that has been most at risk from invasion during times of conflict. Michael Foley's new book delves into the long history of military Suffolk, from Saxon shore fronts, many now lost beacuse of coastal erosion, to over forty castles or... more...

  • Sheep in the Cotswoldsby Derek Hurst

    The History Press 2005; US$ 26.24

    Reconstructing the medieval wool trade economy through contemporary documents as well as architectural and archaeological evidence. more...

  • Haig's Medical Officerby Eugene P. Ryan

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 20.99

    Despite countless conflicting assessments, Field Marshal Douglas Haig remains one of the most controversial and fascinating characters in British military history. To some he was a mindless butcher, to others a true patriot who masterminded Allied victory in the First World War under the most trying circumstances. The papers of Colonel Eugene 'Micky'... more...

  • Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Londonby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 25.00

    Eyewitness Travel Family Guide London offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation in London, from visiting magnificent sights such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey to exploring the treasures housed in the National Gallery and Buckingham Palace, and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and... more...

  • Top 10 Londonby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 London will lead you straight to the very best England's capital city has to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights. a peaceful place to stay or want to find the best nightspots, events, and restaurants, this fully updated guide with pull-out map is the perfect companion.... more...

  • The House in Franceby Gully Wells

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 26.95

    Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter?s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather?Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher?and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London?s... 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...