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The Long and Winding Road
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Alan Johnson
 
From the condemned slums of Southam Street in West London to the corridors of power in Westminster, this autobiography covers Alan Johnson's early political skirmishes as a trades union leader...
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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 in Fragments: A Mudlark's...
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Ted Sandling; Iain Sinclair
 
Objects found on the banks of the Thames tell the stories of Londoners through the centuries.
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Abandoned Places: 60 Stories of ...
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Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins...
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Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted...
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Keggie Carew
 
The author grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story. In this title...
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The London County Council Bomb Damage...
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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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London's Strangest: The Thames:...
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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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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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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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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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Quartz and Feldspar: Dartmoor - a...
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Matthew Kelly
 
What is modern Dartmoor and what should it be? Did druids officiate here? Can the bog be drained and crops grown? Is it the place for a prison? And what...
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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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Lakeland: A Personal Journey
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Hunter Davies
 
One of Britain's best-loved writers celebrates one of England's best-loved and loveliest regions, in well-chosen words and images.
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A Green and Pleasant Land: How...
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Ursula Buchan
 
Gardening in wartime Britain was a part of the fight for freedom. This book tells the story of how Britain's wartime government encouraged and cajoled its citizens to grow their...
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The Family Project: A Creative...
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Harriet Green; John-Paul Flintoff
 
Every family has a story to tell. Wouldn't it be great to record them before they're lost to history? The authors are journalists who have spent years drawing the best...
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