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  • 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 eventsand facts from different periods 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 archives... more...

  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant luxuries and technologies, Sturt noticed changes creeping into a place where traditions and ways of life had remained largely unchanged for hundreds... more...

  • Outrageous Fortuneby Anthony Russell

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 31.99

    Leeds Castle, once home to kings and queens, was a place of spectacular opulence and luxury, and it was here that Anthony Russell spent his childhood; a childhood beyond the reaches of ordinary imagination. Away from the extravagance, the embrace of his nanny and the strong but distant love of his mother, Anthony's childhood was often lonely and fraught... more...

  • 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...