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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The depths below are hot, warmer than the surface, and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting... more...
- SPCK 2009; US$ 12.99
David Adam has been captivated by the beauty, wonder and holiness of Lindisfarne since first glimpsing its fairytale castle from the train as a young boy. In this absorbing volume, he shows the island's human face, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have responded to trial, tribulation and triumph in the course of a long and vibrant history.... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Taking you through the year day by day, The Bath Book of Days contains quirky and important episodes from the city?s rich and colourful history. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book includes a plethora of historical events such as the building of the Royal Crescent and William Herschel?s discovery of the planet Uranus from his Bath observatory;... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99
Tracing Gloucester?s history from its Roman and monastic remains to the battle scars from the English Civil War and the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, this book explores the colourful and fascinating history of Gloucester through the remnants of a bygone age.Taking a fresh look at both well-known and less recognisable local buildings,... more...
- Wharncliffe 2002; US$ 1.99
The Aspects series takes the reader on a voyage of nostalgic discovery through their town, city or area. This best selling series has now arrived, for the first time, in Teesside. Maureen Anderson has highlighted many wonders of the Teesside area, by using the talent of local authors.In Teesside: A Curious Journey the reader will be given the chance... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95
Major General Orde Wingate (1903?1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...
- The History Press 2010; US$ 5.99
Kent has long been known as the 'Garden of England', however this idyllic corner of Britain also has its darker side and has a long history of paranormal occurrences. This richly illustrated book covers a fascinating range of strange events. From sightings of big cats, UFOs, monsters and fairies to terrifying tales of dragon encounters and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Do motorists pick up a phantom hitchhiker on Blue Bell Hill during stormy nights? Does Satan appear if you dance round the Devil's Bush in the village of Pluckley? Do big cats roam the local woods? And what happens if you manage to count the 'Countless Stones' near Aylesford?For centuries strange urban legends have materialised in the Garden of England.... more...