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  • Writing your Family Historyby Gill Blanchard

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Gill Blanchard's practical step-by-step guide to writing a family history is designed for anyone who wants to bring their ancestors' stories to life. She looks at ways of overcoming the particular problems family historians face when writing a family history -- how to deal with gaps in knowledge, how to describe generations of people who did... more...

  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.58

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...

  • Collins Dictionary Of Surnames: From Abbey to Mutton, Nabbs to Zouchby Leslie Dunkling

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Dictionary of Surnames is the definitive guide to the origin and meaning of British surnames by one of Britain?s leading authority on names. more...

  • Collins Dictionary Of Surnames: From Abbey to Mutton, Nabbs to Zouchby Leslie Dunkling

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Dictionary of Surnames is the definitive guide to the origin and meaning of British surnames by one of Britain?s leading authority on names. more...

  • The Jive Talkerby Samson Kambalu

    Random House 2008; US$ 23.07

    Samson Kambalu's father wore three-piece, London-made suits from the Sixties. He'd planned to be a doctor but settled for hospital administration and a peripatetic lifestyle with his ever expanding family in tow. He is 'the Jive Talker' of this extraordinary memoir - a man of thwarted ambition, boundless optimism and manic philosophising, he died... more...

  • Women's Names in Old Englishby Elisabeth Okasha

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    This book provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated by the grammatical gender of their name. While modern scholars have generally felt no difficulty is distinguishing male from female names,... more...

  • Surnames, DNA, and Family Historyby George Redmonds; Turi King; David Hey

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research. It focuses on British names, tracing their origins to different parts of the British Isles and Europe and revealing how names often remain concentrated in the districts where they... more...

  • Very British Family, Aby Laura Trevelyan

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 19.00

    It is a rule that no Trevelyan ever sucks up either to the press, or the chiefs, or the ?right people?. The world has given us money enough to enable us to do what we think is right. We thank it for that and ask no more of it, but to be allowed to serve it? G.M. Trevelyan The Trevelyans are unique in British social and political history: a family... more...

  • Tracing Scottish Ancestors (Collins Pocket Reference)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An accessible, user-friendly handbook for all amateur genealogists seeking their Scottish roots. more...

  • Very British Family, Aby Laura Trevelyan

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 55.00

    It is a rule that no Trevelyan ever sucks up either to the press, or the chiefs, or the ?right people?.The world has given us money enough to enable us to do what we think is right. We thank it for that and ask no more of it, but to be allowed to serve it.' G. M. Trevelyan The Trevelyans are unique in British social and political history: a family... more...