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  • Peat and Peat Cuttingby Ian Rotherham

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration of a cultural history that extended from the Iron Age to the twentieth century. It tells the story of the use of peat for fuel in the British Isles, and the people... more...

  • Never to Returnby Hampton Creer

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The remarkable story of Manx prisoners sent to the penal colonies during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The stories of their trials and subsequent journeys to Australia and Tasmania is remarkable, and this book throws open a window on to a part of Manx life that has long since been forgotten. Hampton Creer's thorough research turns this tragic story... more...

  • The Ellan Vannin Storyby Richard Stafford

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The SS Ellan Vannin sank on 3rd December 1909, approaching the Mersey in hurricane force winds and giant seas. All 35 passengers and crew were lost, and it was a national tragedy for the Isle of Man. This riveting account of the event and the circumstances leading up to, examines all the theories about the disaster, as well as the many bizarre coincidences... more...

  • Edinburghby Michael Fry

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 15.45

    The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, said that Edinburgh was the most beautiful city in Europe. Like some other great cities it is set on seven hills. But only one of these, Rome, rivals Edinburgh in matching the beauty of its setting with the stateliness of its buildings. A romantic landscape of sea and hills, broad vistas and hidden corners... more...

  • The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 3by Josef L. Altholz; Damian McElrath; James C. Holland

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 48.00

    Lord Acton (1834?1902) and Richard Simpson (1820?76) were the principal figures in the Liberal Catholic movement of nineteenth-century England. more...

  • International Government Finance and the Amsterdam Capital Market, 1740?1815by James Riley

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 44.00

    This book reconstructs and surveys the international credit structure's principal effects on the European and especially the Dutch economies. more...

  • History of Norfolk in 100 Objectsby John A Davies; Tim Pestell

    The History Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Compiled by two highly respected authors and curators at Norwich Castle Museum, this enthralling book features 100 objects - all from the archive of the Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service - that each tell a fascinating history of Norfolk and demonstrate the centrality of objects to understanding our past. Its coverage spans the period from the very... more...

  • The Sheffield Book of Daysby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Sheffield Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods of history. Events include matters of national importance such as the Coronation of George IV, as well as local incidents such as the Sheffield Outrages and accounts of riots in the town. There... more...

  • The Canterbury Book of Daysby Paul Crampton

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Canterbury Book of Days contains a quirky, eccentric, amusing or important event or fact from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed.... more...

  • A 1950s Southampton Childhoodby Penny Legg; James Marsh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The 1950s was a time of regeneration and change for Southampton. For children growing up during this decade, life was changing fast. They still made their own toys and earned their own pocket, but, on new television sets, Andy Pandy (1950) and Bill and Ben (1952) delighted them. With rationing discontinued, confectionery was on the menu again, and,... more...