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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 1953 Essex Flood Disaster: The...
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Patricia Rennoldson Smith
 
The 1953 Essex flood disaster
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London
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Stephen Halliday
 
A collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the history of Britain's capital, London.
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The Verneys: Love, War and Madness in...
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Adrian Tinniswood
 
Here is Edmund Verney, Charles I's standard bearer at Edgehill, who died still clutching the King's standard, and his children: Ralph, whose support of the Parliamentarian cause during the Civil...
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Covent Garden: Its Romances and History
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Reginald Jacobs
 
A historical and topographical account of one of the most interesting spots in the metropolis. This work charts the history of the area, world-famous as the location of the Royal...
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Rex Conway's Eastern Steam Journey: v. 2
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Rex Conway
A steam-hauled journey on the Eastern Region, starting at Peterborough during the golden age of steam, through places such as Grantham, Doncaster, York, Scarborough, Darlington and Newcastle, with many diversions...
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The Compleat Angler
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Izaak Walton; Charles Cotton; ...
 
The Compleat Angler is the most famous work in the literature of sport and a unique celebration of the English countryside. This new edition highlights its celebration of natural history...
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The Shepherd's Calendar
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John Clare; Eric Robinson; David...
 
John Clare's classic of English poetry describes the countryman's year, each month marked by its agricultural tasks, rural celebrations, and festivals. This reissue marks the 150th anniversary of the...
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Vinter's Railway Gazetteer: A Guide ...
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Jeff Vinter
 
Vinter's Railway Gazetteer is the only book to bring together all known railway routes in the country, criss-crossing every county and opening up unexplored, traffic-free areas of the countryside. Everyone...
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England's Cathedrals by Train:...
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Murray Naylor
 
* Combines a study of over 30 English cathedrals and the railway systems which allow them to be reached. * Highly illustrated throughout
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Nottingham: The Buried Past of a...
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Scott Lomax
 
The only book detailing Nottingham's history through archaeological research Contains a glossary and timeline so that it is fully accessible to any level of reader Contains...
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Ashford in the 1960s and 70s in Colour
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Steve R. Salter
 
While monochrome images depicting the town of Ashford entice us to venture down memory lane, those in full colour, for many, illustrate the town within living memory...
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Astrology: from Ancient Babylon to ...
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The story of astrology through the ages.
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The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal...
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Hugh Conway-Jones
 
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Gloucester & Sharpness Canal has changed and developed over the last century.
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The Little Book of Wiltshire
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Dee La Vardera
 
Offers a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about one of England's most colourful counties. This title is an essential to the born and bred...
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