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  • Scotland
    Scotland (Hardback) Douglas Skelton

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland. Scotland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • Ireland
    Ireland (Hardback) Sarah Elliott

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Ireland. Ireland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • London
    London (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the history of Britain's capital, London.

    $14.45 $23.00
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  • Cathedrals and Abbeys
    Cathedrals and Abbeys (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A fascinating reference to the history of the Cathedrals and Abbeys of the UK and Ireland.

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  • Royal Family Life
    Royal Family Life (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Unearths a wealth of intriguing truths about British royal domestic life, royal celebrations, royal etiquette, wisdom and sayings, and how they have shaped history. Covering the period from Henry VIII to Queen Elizabeth II, this book presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics.

    $14.14 $16.75
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  • London Underground
    London Underground (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A fascinating reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system. Discover tales of the first lines and the steam trains that ran along them, abandoned ghost stations, or the latest facts on Crossrail - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike.

    $13.61
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  • The Steam Age
    The Steam Age (Hardback) Julian Holland

    Delves into the intriguing world of steam. This book includes facts and figures on subjects ranging from Cornish beam engines, steam railway locomotives, road vehicles and ships through to traction engines, steam rollers and electricity generating stations and the people who designed and built them.

    $14.41 $22.25
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  • Railways
    Railways (Hardback) Julian Holland

    A fascinating and diverse collection of British railway facts and stories. Travel back to the age of steam to discover the world's oldest active steam locomotive or ponder the failure of Brunel's atmospheric railway, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. Discover the longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives.

    $13.65
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  • London at War
    London at War (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A unique collection of surprising revelations, heroic deeds and other quirky pieces of trivia from the conflicts that have shaped London's fascinating past. From British wartime commanders and other characters who called London their home, through the privations of war and their social impact, to the devastation caused by the Blitz.

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  • The English Countryside
    The English Countryside (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.

    $14.17
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  • Shakespeare
    Shakespeare (Hardback) Joseph Piercy

    A fascinating collection of revelations, quirky characters and other amazing pieces of trivia from the world of Shakespeare's. From the stories behind his well-known plays and poems, through the actors and theatres that have entertained his works, to his legacy in popular culture and beyond, the history of his life and times is revealed.

    $14.03
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  • The Olympics
    The Olympics (English, Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    Presents a collection of facts surrounding the Olympic Games. From their origins in ancient Greece to the most famous Olympic medalists, this book helps you discover the athletes who have set the marks for modern sporting excellence, and wonder at the records set by competitors across the years.

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  • London
    London (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Britain's capital. London's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • Ghosts
    Ghosts (Hardback) Malcolm Day

    Unearths tales about ghosts past and present. This title helps you discover trivia about historical ghostly happenings such as the Mary Celeste, as well as hauntings on film sets and the stage. It presents facts and stories about a range of topics.

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  • The English Countryside
    The English Countryside (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Explores the flora and fauna, customs and traditions that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the modern farming methods and woodland management, this title lets you discover many facts about rural England.

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  • The British at War
    The British at War (Hardback) Jonathan Bastable

    A collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, it uncovers the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind some of the best-known battles in British history.

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  • Kings and Queens
    Kings and Queens (Hardback) Malcolm Day

    Unearths truths about British monarchs from pre-Roman times to this day. This title helps you discover revealing stories about the lives and personalities of each monarch and how they have shaped history.

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  • British Prime Ministers
    British Prime Ministers (Hardback) Jonathan Bastable

    Delves into the premiership's 300 year history and unearths a host of facts about some of the characters in British history, lifting the lid on the top job. This title talks about the Prime Minister who only lasted 100 days, another who served for 21 years, or how Downing Street came to be the Premier's residence.

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  • Great Britain
    Great Britain (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    Reveals the hidden legends, laws, landscapes, discoveries, adventures and locations that have shaped Britain's compelling, and at times, tumultuous past. This title lets you explore how Britain was formed - its geology and climate, the quirky characters and events of its history and the origin of British institutions.

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  • The Titanic
    The Titanic (English, Hardback) Stuart Robertson

    Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the most famous maritime disaster of all time. With a range of trivia including facts about the construction of the Titanic deemed to be 'unsinkable', this title delves into the facts surrounding the tragedy of 1912 and is suitable for those wishing to separate myth from reality.

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