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  • National Trust Histories: Cornwallby Jack Ravensdale

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    Cornwall has its own language, culture, outlook and a powerful individuality. Its scenery is unique in Britain and to see a remotely similar countryside one must travel across the sea to another Celtic bastion, Brittany  It is also a place where reality is far more fascinating and diverse than popular images suggest. Hidden coves, where smugglers... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Wessexby Humphrey Welfare

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The name 'Wessex' is full of echoes of the ancient past - of Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill - and of the regional novels of Thomas Hardy. The ploughing up of traditional downland pastures and the removal of ancient hedgerows, woodlands and wetlands from the vales have changed some of Hardy's windswept grasslands and dairy-rich lowlands. Even... more...

  • National Trust Histories: The Lake Districtby Christopher Barringer

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The Lake District was, until the 19th century, a remote, neglected and inaccessible part of England. Before the arrival of good road and rail networks and tourism it had been home to successive generations of very tough people: prehistoric peasant farmers, small Roman garrisons, Norse and Saxon settlers, monastic tenants and, after the Dissolution... more...

  • The Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicleby Malasree Home

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. more...

  • Let's Take the Kids to Londonby David Stewart White; Deb Hosey White

    Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.95

    A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, “A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, “Your best single malt…make it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young... more...

  • A History of London in 50 Livesby David Long

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99

    “It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...

  • Merseyside Talesby Ken Pye

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    This fantastic collection of true tales celebrates the strange and curious secrets of Merseyside history. The fifty stories inside - from the tight-rope walking lion at the zoo to the twelve young women 'smothered by the incurable malady they caught of some sailors', the true tale of 'man in the iron coffin' and the strange and sanguineous saga of... more...

  • Top 10 Devon and Cornwallby John Plumer

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Devon and Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best Devon and Cornwall have to offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the best nightspots, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists, from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10... more...

  • Templer and the road to Malayan Independenceby Leon Comber

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2015; US$ 38.87

    Dr Comber’s account of General Templer’s administration in Malaya as High Commissioner and Director of Operations (1952-54) during the Malayan Emergency departs from the usually accepted orthodox assessment of his time in Malaya by focusing on the political and socioeconomic aspects of his governance rather than the military. In doing so,... more...

  • Defending Scillyby Mark Bowden; Allan Brodie

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    The Isles of Scilly are renowned for their natural beauty, wild flowers and temperate climate, but there is another reason to visit these paradise islands. Since the 16th century they have been in the frontline of this country?s military defences and successive generations of fortifications have survived in Scilly, unmatched in any other location... more...