Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain & Maps, topography and geography of the British Isles and coastine, walking tours and oddly British curiosities.

 

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ACROSS THE POND: An American Gentleman In Victorian London
R. D. BLUMENFELD    Book Number: 85690
Published price: £8.99
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Here are extracts from the Daily Express Editor's Diaries ranging from 1887 to 1914 and the outbreak of World War One. He begins with a wonderful day spent for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee cele...
CHELTENHAM BOOK OF DAYS
MICHALE HASTED    Book Number: 85714
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £0.75
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From January 21st to December 31st, dip in any day to read extracts from the Cheltenham Looker-On, history books, local and national newspapers, The Stage and many other sources about entertainment...
BATH IN THE GREAT WAR
DEREK TAIT    Book Number: 85907
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This visual panorama of the city of Bath in the Great War draws on local newspaper archives to provide a fascinating insight into life on the home front. Kitchener is pictured on a platform addres...
GLOUCESTERSHIRE DIALECT
EVE CHIPPING    Book Number: 86006
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From the quirky expressions that hold clues to the county's rich past, to the glossary packed with words which bring the local language to life, explore the fascinating county of Gloucestershire. ...
SHAKESPEARE TRAIL: A Journey Into Shakespeare's England
ZOE BRAMLEY    Book Number: 86028
Published price: £20
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'This throne of kings, this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty' - William Shakespeare's own words celebrate the majesty of the country that praised his work during his life and continued to celeb...
FOUNTAINS AND WATER FEATURES
ROSALIND HOPWOOD    Book Number: 86624
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Natural springs, water jets, rills and cascades all incorporate moving water and water features within architectural structures probably originated in Greece and Asia Minor. They originated as a s...
MEMORIES OF LONDON
EDMONDO DE AMICIS    Book Number: 86878
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The poet, novelist and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis (1846-1908) began his career as a soldier before switching to journalism. He is best remembered for his children's stories Heart of a Boy. T...
LOST BETJEMANS DVD
JOHN BETJEMAN    Book Number: 86954
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Between 1962 and 1964, the poet John Betjeman made 12 films about the West Country he loved so much. At the peak of his powers, he had just published his acclaimed autobiographical poem Summoned b...
CHINESE IN BRITAIN: A History of Visitors and Settlers
BARCLAY PRICE    Book Number: 88076
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More than 400,000 Chinese people live in Britain today, with substantial numbers also attending British universities as well as visiting the country on business and as tourists. But, prior to this ...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
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The ceremonial sword is a sign of status and will often be made of precious or rare metals, with a scabbard designed to display intricate craftsmanship and expensive materials. The author has visi...
CIVIL WAR IN LONDON: Voices from the City
ROBIN ROWLES    Book Number: 88420
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Based on a history walk devised by the author, this book introduces the reader to little-known alleys, monuments and buildings associated with the Civil War in London. As background he explains th...
PORTH AND RHONDDA FACH
ALDO BACCHETTA & GLYN RUDD    Book Number: 88421
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Third in a series of photographic histories of the Rhondda, this revealing volume focuses on Porth and the Rhondda Fach from Ynishir to Maerdy. Chapel life is central to the culture of South Wales...
BATH & WELLS 1920
D. S. ANDREWS    Book Number: 88961
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A door at Vicar's Close in Wells, the Gatehouse, Chain Gate, Wells Cathedral, the Palace Gateway and Market Place are among the beautifully rendered sketches by the then well known artist D. S. And...
ENGLISH LAKES 1922: Black's Sketchbooks
GORDON HOME    Book Number: 88970
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We have three to collect in this delightful series, now rather rare, 2009 facsimile reprints of the 1922 original. Gordon Home's simply beautiful sketches of depth in pencil capture Wordsworth's D...
MOB TOWN: A History of Crime and Disorder in the East End
JOHN BENNETT    Book Number: 88948
Published price: $30
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Britain's industrial boom drew thousands to the East End and crime flourished in its overcrowded squalor. Long before Jack the Ripper prowled its alleys and the Kray twins terrorised its inhabitan...
WRITER'S BRITAIN
MARGARET DRABBLE    Book Number: 88960
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The love of place is endemic in English literature from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman. Covering all varieties of British rural and urban ...
ARTIST'S DAUGHTER: A Fictionalised Memoir
SALLY KIBBLE    Book Number: 89270
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For lovers of Suffolk in general and Woodbridge and the Deben Valley in particular, Thomas Churchyard charted Georgian and Victorian scenery still charming us today. Sally Kibble has been inspired...
GOLDEN AGE OF CYCLING: A Gentleman's Adventure on Two Wheels
CHARLES JAMES POPE    Book Number: 89291
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Charles Pope became a member of the hugely popular Cyclists' Touring Club in the early 1920s, and for 10 glorious years, until his marriage to a fellow-cyclist in 1933, he kept diaries of his exped...
NORTH WESSEX DOWNS
STEVE DAVISON    Book Number: 89308
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The North Wessex Downs stretch from their western tip near Calne in Wiltshire across a broad arc to the south of Swindon, passing through Berkshire and Oxfordshire, with a steep scarp slope looking...
PORTSMOUTH IN THE GREAT WAR
SARAH QUAIL    Book Number: 89346
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Home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth's character as a seaport and garrison ensured its key role in World War I. The city is situated at the mouth of natural harbour with a deep-water channel, and shi...
SPY'S LONDON
ROY BERKELEY    Book Number: 89354
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Walk incognito down Westminster, skulk around the corners of Belgravia and look out for fellow spies in Mayfair and Piccadilly as you immerse yourself in London, 'the espionage capital of the World...
YORK IN THE GREAT WAR
KARYN BURNHAM    Book Number: 89356
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The Great War touched every single town and city in Britain and barely a community escaped unscathed. Despite a long and tumultuous history, the seemingly brief period between 1914 and 1918 left a...
FULL STEAM AHEAD: How the Railways Made Britain
PETER GINN & RUTH GOODMAN    Book Number: 89061
Published price: £25
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Produced in tandem with a BBC programme, this beautifully illustrated book is a railway history with a difference, locating the development of rail transport within cultural change and individual l...
GLASGOW: A History of the City
MICHAEL FRY    Book Number: 89062
Published price: £25
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A one volume marvellous history of the great city of Glasgow from the Celts to Celtic by the controversial Scottish historian, author and journalist and regular contributor to the Scotsman, the Her...
POSTCARD FROM THE PAST: A Collection of the Funniest
COMPILED BY TOM JACKSON    Book Number: 89071
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Adoringly written, come rain or shine, a postcard offers our fondest (and sometimes funniest) memories to our loved ones. The author has amassed his weirdest, most moving and amusing postcards from...
HISTORY OF BRITAIN: From Neolithic Times to the Present Day
RICHARD DARGIE    Book Number: 89393
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Starting with the hominids who were active in Britain 700,000 years ago, and ending with Boris Johnson's "stonking majority" in the 2019 election, this manageable and practical history of Britain g...
URBAN RAMBLES: 20 Glorious Walks Through English Cities
NICHOLAS RUDD-JONES    Book Number: 89404
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Botanic gardens, allotments, town squares, cemeteries and municipal parks all enrich our urban lives with greenery, nurtured by the fact that the second half of the 20th century saw legislation to ...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
EDITED BY IAN PENBERTHY    Book Number: 89500
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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
1970s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
PA PHOTOS    Book Number: 89501
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The 300 photos shown here have been chosen from the archives of the Press Association, which was founded in 1868 and now has a collection of over 15 million photographs. The 1970s was a decade of c...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 89528
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Carefree days are captured in this nostalgic collection of archive pictures ranging from the Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Civil War, Cropredy Village Fair with people in period costume, ...
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