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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Bath Book of Daysby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2014; US$ 4.36

    Discover the rich and colourful history of Bath with this collection of tales from across the city. Featuring a story for every day of the year, it includes famous historical events, such as the building of Bath's Royal Crescent and Circus and the founding of the Royal Bath and West Show, alongside less well-known tales, such a Bath's earliest balloon... 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...

  • Orde Wingateby Simon Anglim

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99

    Winston Churchill described Wingate as a ‘man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny’. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian... more...

  • Paranormal Kentby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    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 phantom... 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...