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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VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN COTSWOLDS
ALAN SUTTON    Book Number: 85538
Published price: £14.99
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'All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small...' Not often are we able to stare into the past but this brilliant collection of sepia photographs and written accounts of life in t...
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...
HALIFAX IN THE GREAT WAR
DAVID MILLICHOPE    Book Number: 85920
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Halifax's experience of the Great War was different to that of many other large towns and cities. A garrison town (home of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment), within days the public moo...
KENT MURDER AND MAYHEM
ROY INGLETON    Book Number: 85924
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Take a drive through the delightful countryside of the Garden of England - who would have thought that a crime as terrible as murder would happen in a place of such natural beauty? Ingleton has wr...
ONE SHOW BOOK OF TRUE TALES
ICON FILMS    Book Number: 85672
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Out of the box British eccentricity with cold cases to heat up your inner detective, epic fails, good sports, great British heists, and escapes, medical curios, music, maths, stars turning up in st...
FADING ADS OF GLOUCESTER
CHRIS WEST    Book Number: 86000
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Still seen in faded paintwork on brick walls, chiselled stone or in rusting ironwork atop gates and fencing, most towns have one or two famous old signs that everyone knows. But now we can be surp...
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...
STONEHENGE COMPLETE
CHRISTOPHER CHIPPINDALE    Book Number: 86172
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A point of pilgrimage for archaeologists, mystics, astronomers, tourists, artists, and poets, Stonehenge has been imagined in many different ways. Christopher Chippindale's book uses ideas and insi...
TOLL HOUSES OF STAFFORDSHIRE
TIM JENKINSON & PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86393
Published price: £9.95
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A companion to code 86392 Toll Houses of Cambridgeshire, this is the very first detailed study of Staffordshire's toll-houses, small buildings on the highway edge, lived in by the pike-men who coll...
22 IDEAS THAT SAVED THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
PETER WAINE & OLIVER HILLIAM    Book Number: 86426
Published price: £25
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The Green Belt is an idea less than 100 years old, here described by Ray Mears; Landscaping and Tourism is explored by Melvyn Bragg; National Parks, the Country Code introduced by Caroline Quentin,...
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...
ENGLISH GARDEN: A Journey Through Its History
HANS VON TROTHA    Book Number: 86507
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One of the collectable Haus first editions (2009) with attractive blood red cloth binding and tipped in pastoral illustration on the front cover. English garden design was entirely reinvented duri...
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...
THE ZOO
ISOBEL CHARMAN    Book Number: 87009
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Sub-titled 'The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo 1826-1851'. Georgian London in the Age of Empire, domestic reform and industrialisation, this is a history of a new world and ...
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...
HISTORY OF THE GWR DVD & MAGAZINE BOX SET
DEMAND MEDIA    Book Number: 87404
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The one hour long film is a superb programme that looks at the GWR as it was in the 1950s and 60s and more recently. Archive scenes capture the true essence with its Brunellian stations and platfo...
DEATH IN THE AIR: The True Story of a Serial Killer
KATE WINKLER DAWSON    Book Number: 87568
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While a deadly, thick smog held London hostage for five days in December 1952, a killer stalked the streets under the cloak of polluted darkness, John Reginald Christie. Kate Winkler Dawson is a se...
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 ...
LONDON: A Game
MARTIN WALLACE    Book Number: 87925
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A lovely big family box set Osprey Game containing 101 City cards, 20 oversized Borough cards, 32 wooden tokens, 60 cardboard tokens and a Development board. In 1666 the Great Fire had devastated ...
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...
OXFORD: Mapping the City
DANIEL MACCANNELL    Book Number: 88465
Published price: £30
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Oxford, a renowned cultural, political and social centre of the country, is made immortal in these beautiful pages. The city has often required maps to defend it from numerous events: rampaging Rou...
BRADSHAW'S HANDBOOK:
GEORGE BRADSHAW    Book Number: 88277
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Popularised by Michael Portillo and the TV series Great British Railway Journeys, Bradshaw's handbook was an indispensable guide for the Victorian traveller. This attractive facsimile covers the w...
STORY OF THE LONDON UNDERGROUND DVD
ROBIN BEXTOR    Book Number: 88753
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Practical, egalitarian, efficient, popular, logical, organised and yet infuriating, the London Underground stands for everything modern life does in the capital city of London. For most Londoners ...
WATLING STREET
JOHN HIGGS    Book Number: 88863
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Sub-titled 'Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past', the ancient Watling Street winds its way from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Druid groves of Anglesey. It has gone by many names a...
ARCHITECTURAL BRITAIN: From the Saxon Period
HUBERT PRAGNELL    Book Number: 88893
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Beautifully illustrated with line art and dozens of full page colour photographs, this handy sized National Trust publication is armed with the basics. Revised, updated and expanded, it is both a ...
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