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  • The Historic Landscape of Devonby Lucy Ryder

    Windgather Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    The 19th century historic landscape of Devon developed from earlier patterns of landholdings and settlement that are, today, not always easily discernible on the ground. The study of Tithe Survey landholdings, field-names, and associated documentary evidence, together with the physical evidence of change and development through field and settlement... more...

  • A History of London in 50 Livesby David Long

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99

    It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...

  • 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...

  • Hops, Doodlebugs and Floodsby Alan Whitcomb

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    <div>This is the true tale of a boy born into a typical East End family in the Second World War, beginning with his early memories of hop picking and having little money, and moving on to his life in the 1950s and his experience of the devastating east coast floods of 1953. These early memories are the author’s own, but... 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...

  • The Hull Book of Daysby Susanna O'Neill

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Hull Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different period in the history of the city. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of Hull's... 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...

  • Infamous Cheshireby Bob Burrows

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Explores the darker side of the Cheshire county, where murders in sleepy villages, royal scandals ancient and modern and the antics of showbiz personalities reveal that all is not as tranquil as it may seem.</div> more...

  • Inhabiting the Landscapeby Nicola Whyte

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    The discipline of landscape history has recently taken a new turn: away from the analysis of past land use and environments towards an understanding of landscape as a social construct. This book is a significant step along this exciting new road. Focusing on Norfolk in the post-medieval centuries, Nicola Whyte recaptures the essential character of... 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...