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: £1.50
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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...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 85862
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The book is full of funfairs and festivals, celebrations and exhibitions, games and shows, fêtes and carnivals, a few of them solemn but most unashamedly frivolous. A photograph from June 1955 sho...
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
Published price: $24.95
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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 CAMBRIDGESHIRE
PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86392
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Having studied architecture, the author went to York University to study for an MA in Conservation Studies in 1992 and encountered the phenomenon of local distinctiveness of toll houses. He looks ...
TOLL HOUSES OF STAFFORDSHIRE
TIM JENKINSON & PATRICK TAYLOR    Book Number: 86393
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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...
GLOBE: Life In Shakespeare's London
CATHARINE ARNOLD    Book Number: 86758
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From Hamlet Act 1, "Remember thee? Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seat in this distracted Globe." William Shakespeare's life was inextricably linked with the history of London. Togethe...
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...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
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 ...
KENNET & AVON CANAL
JOHN RUSSELL    Book Number: 86372
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A journey from Newbury to Bath in 1964, goodness how much has changed in 55 years! This photographic journey takes us along a well-trodden footpath, under ancient bridges, over locks and swing bri...
CIVIL WAR IN YORKSHIRE: Fairfax versus Newcastle
DAVID COOKE    Book Number: 87291
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Amid the mutinous conflicts of the Civil War in the 17th century, a bloody battle raged in Yorkshire to claim the North. Between December 1642 and July 1644, Lord Fairfax and his army fought for pa...
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...
LONDONERS: Secret Scenes of the Capital 1960-1989
ROBERT HALLMANN    Book Number: 87580
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In 1956, Robert Hallman visited London for a day and fell in love with the city forever, using up two films on his camera rather than the usual one image per scene allowance he limited himself to w...
MARITIME ACTIVITIES OF THE SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY
CHRIS HANDLEY    Book Number: 87392
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As seen on HTV's Lost Railways this book is the product of nearly 30 years research by the author, a well known historian, and it is illustrated with over 130 photographs, maps, plans, posters and ...
CHINESE IN BRITAIN: A History of Visitors and Settlers
BARCLAY PRICE    Book Number: 88076
Published price: £20
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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 ...
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