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  • The Story of Leicesterby Siobhan Begley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    The Story of Leicester traces the evolution of this remarkable city. When the Romans arrived they developed an existing settlement into Ratae, an administrative capital. During the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian periods the town lost status, but remained an important market town. Industrialisation and population growth radically changed Leicester during... more...

  • 1970s Londonby Alec Forshaw

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • The Story of Coventryby Peter Walters

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The Story of Coventry traces the evolution of the city, from the myths of Godiva, through to the issues, challenges and opportunities facing it in the twenty-first century. Exploring Coventry’s heritage through records, architectural developments and anecdotes, it reveals a fascinating and much misunderstood city, whose history is often overshadowed... more...

  • Folklore of Cornwallby Clifford Shaw; Tony Deane

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    A rediscovery of the traditional tales and beliefs of Cornwall more...

  • Hackney Memoriesby Alan Wilson

    The History Press 2004; US$ 4.99

    Hackney memories more...

  • The Little Book of Devonby John Van der Kiste

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

    The little book of Devon more...

  • From Punt to Ploughby Rex Sly

    The History Press 2003; US$ 11.99

    A superb examination of the history of the Fens, containing a great deal of stunning photographs. 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...

  • The River Hambleby David Chun

    The History Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Hamble rises at Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire and flows into Southampton Water. It is a relatively small river but it has an interesting and varied history.Above Botley, the Hamble powered a number of mills, and in the 17th century plans to make that section navigable were contemplated. The tidal river below Botley has served as an important local... more...