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  • The Landscape of Britainby Dr Michael Reed *Nfa*; Michael Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    Explains the processes at work in the evolution of the landscape, and shows how each generation makes its own individual contribution without being able entirely to erase those of its predecessors, however remote or distant in time. more...

  • Thamesby Peter Ackroyd

    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...

  • London Underby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Londres: Una biografíaby Peter Ackroyd

    Edhasa 2012; US$ 14.67

    Desde su creación en el siglo I, tras la conquista romana de Britania, Londinium ha sido un enclave fundamental para el desarrollo económico, político y cultural de Occidente, auténtico crisol de culturas, y con el paso de los años ha sabido crear una rica mitología propia que ha marcado profundamente a sus habitantes. Peter Ackroyd, uno de los mayores... more...

  • Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Theby David Adam

    SPCK 2009; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Northumbriaby Edoardo Albert; Paul Gething

    The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24

    Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet is has been all but fogotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria rules a vast area, and held sway as High Kings... more...

  • Aspects of Teesideby Maureen Anderson

    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...

  • MY BITby George Ashurst; Richard Holmes

    Crowood 2011; US$ 16.03

    George Ashurst served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, taking part in First Ypres, Gallipoli and the Somme, and enduring months of trench warfare on the Western Front, making numerous grim and dangerous patrols into no man's land. His memoirs vividly reveal the reality of life in the trenches and the feelings of those who had to suffer it. Ashurst was... more...

  • Worcestershire Under Armsby Malcolm Atkin

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 8.99

    A ground-breaking new history of the English Civil War in Worcestershire which looks at the experience of local men who were recruited into the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies. The author gives a fascinating account of how the armies were raised, maintained and equipped, and he records how major events in the Civil War across England affected the... more...

  • Isolarionby James Attlee

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Through the centuries, people from all walks of life have heard the siren call of a pilgrimage, the lure to journey away from the familiar in search of understanding. But is a pilgrimage even possible these days for city-dwellers enmeshed in the pressures of work and family life? Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one’s... more...