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The London County Council Bomb Damage...
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London Metropolitan Archives; ...
 
The attack on London between 1939 and 1945 is one of the most significant events in the citys modern history, the impact of which can still be seen in its...
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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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Choose Your Weapons: The British...
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Douglas Hurd
 
'A page-turning book about the history of British foreign policy' INDEPENDENT
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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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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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Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet
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Mark Cocker
Shortlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize, this book explores how these other species are as essential to our sense of genuine well-being and to our feelings of rootedness as...
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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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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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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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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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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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A History of London in 50 Lives
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David Long
 
Meet 50 of the English capital's most eccentric, revolutionary, bloodthirsty, ingenious and generally extraordinary characters
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The Valley: A Hundred Years in the...
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Richard Benson
 
The close-knit villages of the Dearne Valley were home to four generations of the Hollingworth family. Spanning Richard Benson's great-grandmother Winnie's ninety-two...
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Ask the Past: Pertinent and...
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Elizabeth Archibald
 
Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? This book offers a vision of...
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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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Three Men and a Bradshaw
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John George Freeman
 
Quintessentially British, this book collects the holiday journals of John Freeman, who travelled Britain with his brothers during the 1870s. It contains records of their trips, much of which, may...
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