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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Not For Tourists 2013; US$ 18.95

    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$ 4.36

    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...