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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Harrow A to Zby Don Walter

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Harrow A to Z is for anyone interested in the borough's local history. Twenty-six entertaining subjects are covered, from archery to Zeppelins, including along the way personalities, buildings, local institutions and industries. The book is fully illustrated with over 100 old and new photographs, drawings and engravings. more...

  • Country Boyby Colin Miller

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Colin Miller chronicles developments of the 1940s and 50s through the eyes of a Norfolk schoolboy and teenager. more...