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Great British Sweets: And How to Make...
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Adele Nozedar
 
From pear drops to humbugs, honeycomb confections to liquorice, coconut ice to sugar mice, the author gives us the rich history of these classic sweets along with over 50 easy-to-follow...
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The Birds of America
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John James Audubon
 
A complete edition of John James Audubon's world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. To create this edition of Audubon's masterpiece...
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
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Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm
 
Collects tales such as: "The Frog Prince"; "Hansel and Grettel"; "Ashputtel"; and, the original "Cinderella".
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A Curious Guide to London
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Simon Leyland
From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson's spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, this book takes you on a...
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London Underground: Architecture,...
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David Long; Jane Magarigal
 
The seminal and pioneering London Underground is more than a mass transportation network - it is a style icon, its history involving some of the most important architects and artists...
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Unearthing London: The Ancient World...
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Simon Webb
 
Whether a lifelong Londoner or a curious visitor, Unearthing London will reveal things you never knew about the global city.
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Faulks on Fiction
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Sebastian Faulks
 
Ever since "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. This...
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City of Ravens
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Boria Sax
 
Tales tell of how Charles II, fearful of ancient legends that Britain will fall if the ravens at the Tower of London ever leave their abode, ordered that the wings...
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Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million...
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Simon Winchester
 
The epic life story of the Atlantic Ocean from the bestselling author, Simon Winchester
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Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet
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Mark Cocker
 
In a single twelve-month cycle of daily writings, the author explores his relationship to the East Anglian landscape, to nature and to all the living things around him.
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London Then and Now: A Photographic...
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Diane Burstein
 
London Then and Now compact edition explores London's landscape, past and present, through the eye of the camera.
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Mapping the Roads
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Mike Parker
 
The story of Britain's road development - graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps - is also the story of its political, economic and social history...
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Diamond Street: The Hidden World of...
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Rachel Lichtenstein
 
Tells an account of London's Hatton Garden. This title uncovers the history, secrets and stories that bring this vibrant Clerkenwell street and its environs to life.
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Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs
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Nick Barratt
 
London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In this title, the...
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London's Strangest: The Thames:...
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Iain Spragg
 
The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and...
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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an...
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Nicholas Shakespeare
 
When Nicholas Shakespeare stumbled across a box of documents belonging to his late aunt he was completely unaware of where this discovery would take him. The Priscilla he remembered was...
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