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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Making Sense of the Troubles by David McKittrick
    Making Sense of the Troubles (Paperback) David McKittrick, David McVea

    The best one-volume history of the Troubles, from the Irish Civil War through the IRA campaign of the 70s onwards to today's historic power-sharing government in Belfast

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  • Jambusters by Julie Summers
    Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    Published to coincide with the release of a major ITV drama series HOME FIRES, inspired by the book

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  • Oscar by Matthew Sturgis
    Oscar (Hardback) Matthew Sturgis

    The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.

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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
    The Stepney Doorstep Society (English, Hardback) Kate Thompson

    The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in...

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  • Wild Ruins by Dave Hamilton
    Wild Ruins (English, Paperback) Dave Hamilton

    Discover and explore Britain's extraordinary history through its most beautiful lost ruins. From crag-top castles to crumbling houses lost in ancient forest, and ivy-encrusted relics of industry to sacred places long since over-grown.

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (Hardback) Simon Heffer

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times...

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  • Richard III by Matthew Lewis
    Richard III (Hardback) Matthew Lewis

    A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.

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  • A History of England in 100 Places by Philip Wilkinson
    A History of England in 100 Places (English, Hardback) Philip Wilkinson

    100 places, buildings and historical sites that tell the remarkable story of England and its impact on the world.

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  • British Ironclads 1860-75 by Angus Konstam
    British Ironclads 1860-75 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Paul Wright

    The story of the greatest technological revolution in naval history--the birth of the steam-powered, iron-hulled warship, and the Royal Navy's battle to remain the most powerful in the world.

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  • Posh Boys by Robert Verkaik
    Posh Boys (English, Hardback) Robert Verkaik

    Some people earn success. Others buy it.

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  • A Treasury of British Folklore by Dee Dee Chainey
    A Treasury of British Folklore (English, Hardback) Dee Dee Chainey

    An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present.

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (Paperback) Simon Heffer

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times...

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  • Protect and Survive by Imperial War Museums
    Protect and Survive (English, Hardback) Imperial War Museums

    * Quirky facsimile first published in 1980 * Advises the public on what to do in the event of a nuclear attack * Essential information includes: - Planning your survival kit - What to do on hearing an attack warning - What to do after the attack - How to deal with casualties and deaths

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  • Ancient Britain by Ordnance Survey
    Ancient Britain (Sheet map, folded) Ordnance Survey

    The OS Historical Map series comprises of Ancient Britain and Roman Britain. Each archaeological period is identified using different symbols and colours to show sites from the Stone Age through to the early Middle Ages against a modern map base, double-sided to cover the whole country. The Ancient Britain map and guide is complemented by a timeline that shows British events in relation to wider...

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  • Crown and Country by David Starkey
    Crown and Country (English, Paperback) David Starkey

    From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated.

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  • Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms by Claire Breay
    Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms (English, Paperback) Claire Breay

    This richly illustrated new book - which accompanies a landmark British Library exhibition - presents Anglo-Saxon England as the home of a highly sophisticated artistic and political culture, deeply connected with its continental neighbours.

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  • The Immortal Yew by Tony Hall
    The Immortal Yew (English, Hardback) Tony Hall

    In The Immortal Yew author Tony Hall takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the ancient yew trees of Britain and Ireland, exploring their mythology and folklore.

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  • For the Love of Ireland by Bairbre Meade
    For the Love of Ireland (English, Hardback) Bairbre Meade

    This miscellany is fizzing with fascinating trivia about all things Irish, so as well as getting the low-down on their sparkling music scene, dramatic history and mythology, impressive landmarks, rich literary pedigree and sporting greats, you'll also gain unique insights into all the incomparable things that make Ireland grand.

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  • Blood and Mistletoe by Ronald Hutton
    Blood and Mistletoe (English, Paperback) Ronald Hutton

    Crushed by the Romans in the first century AD, the ancient Druids of Britain left almost no reliable evidence behind. This book encompasses two thousand years of Druid history and explores the evolution of English, Scottish, and Welsh attitudes toward the forever ambiguous figures of the ancient Celtic world.

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