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  • Shropshire Railwaysby Geoff Cryer

    Crowood 2014; US$ 24.99

    An examination of four hundred years of railways in Shropshire, from the primitive wagonways of the pre-railway age to the county's current rail network and services. Fully illustrated with almost two hundred monochrome and colour photos, Shropshire Railways is an ideal resource for anyone with an interest in this county with its rich railway history,... more...

  • Circled with Stoneby Mark Stoyle

    Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    The city of Exeter was one of the great provincial capitals of early modern England. From the accession of Henry VII to the eve of the Civil War, Exeter consistently ranked among the five or six most populous English provincial cities, with a population which steadily increased from around 8,000 in 1525 to perhaps as many as 12,000 by 1642. Ruled by... more...

  • Preston Rememberedby Keith Johnson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Preston Remembered is a fascinating collection of articles written by author and Lancashire Evening Post historian Keith Johnson. Take a nostalgic journey into Preston ’s colourful past, recalling the events that transformed this historic cotton town into a university city . Take a peep at the days of cotton mills, factories, public... more...

  • Paranormal Kentby Neil Arnold

    The History Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    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... more...

  • The Bath Book of Daysby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Bath Book of Days contains quirky and important episodes from the city’s rich and colourful history. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book includes a plethora of historical events such as the building of the Royal Crescent and William Herschel’s discovery of the planet Uranus from his Bath observatory;... more...

  • Greatest Geordie One-Linersby Ian Black

    Black & White Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    Greatest Geordie One-Liners is the latest collection of the Geordies' knack for the casual insults, the sly digs, and the outright naked threats, culled from pubs and clubs Newcastle-wide by Ian Black, master of the quick sidestep. Hilarious, witty and full of sidesplitting quips, this book will make you cry with laughter and have you reciting quotes... more...

  • Gloucester: History You Can Seeby D G Amphlett

    The History Press 2015; US$ 12.49

    Tracing Gloucester’s history from its Roman and monastic remains to the battle scars from the English Civil War and the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, this book explores the colourful and fascinating history of Gloucester through the remnants of a bygone age.Taking a fresh look at both well-known and less recognisable local buildings,... more...

  • The A-Z of Curious County Durhamby Martin Dufferwiel

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    This book draws upon the varied history and unique heritage of the County Palatine of Durham, an ancient land of saints and warlords. It is a catalogue of curious tales, odd anecdotes and quirky characters from County Durham’s past. Within its pages the reader will discover stories of hauntings, murders and mysterious deaths, while modern-day enigmas... more...

  • The Historic Landscape of Devonby Lucy Ryder

    Windgather Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    The 19th century historic landscape of Devon developed from earlier patterns of landholdings and settlement that are, today, not always easily discernible on the ground. The study of Tithe Survey landholdings, field-names, and associated documentary evidence, together with the physical evidence of change and development through field and settlement... more...

  • Inhabiting the Landscapeby Nicola Whyte

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    The discipline of landscape history has recently taken a new turn: away from the analysis of past land use and environments towards an understanding of landscape as a social construct. This book is a significant step along this exciting new road. Focusing on Norfolk in the post-medieval centuries, Nicola Whyte recaptures the essential character of... more...