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The London County Council Bomb Damage...
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London Underground: Architecture,...
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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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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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Faulks on Fiction
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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 Curious Guide to London
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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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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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A History of London in 50 Lives
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Meet 50 of the English capital's most eccentric, revolutionary, bloodthirsty, ingenious and generally extraordinary characters
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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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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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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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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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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an...
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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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Quartz and Feldspar: Dartmoor - a...
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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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