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  • Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2017 (Paperback) Henry Dillon

    Contains the complete official study materials reproduced from Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents 3rd edition as well as expert study advice and diagrams. Purchasers also get a free subscription to online tests at www.lifeintheuk.net. Everything you need to pass the test with confidence in one book.

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  • To Hell or Barbados (English, Paperback) Sean O'Callaghan

    The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.

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  • How to be a Tudor (English, Paperback) Ruth Goodman

    An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest...is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).

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  • 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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  • Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.

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  • Wild Ruins (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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  • Famine Irish and the American Racial State (English, Hardback) Peter D. O'Neill

    Accounts of Irish racialization in the United States have tended to stress Irish difference. Famine Irish and the American Racial State takes a different stance. This interdisciplinary, transnational work uses an array of cultural artifacts, including novels, plays, songs, cartoons, government reports, laws, sermons, memoirs, and how-to manuals, to make its case. It challenges the claim that the...

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  • Lady Katherine Knollys (English, Paperback) Sarah-Beth Watkins

    This fascinating book studies Katherine Knollys' life and times, including her intriguing relationship with Elizabeth I.

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  • Man of Iron (English, Hardback) Julian Glover

    The enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today.

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  • Tudor Brandons (English, Paperback) Sarah-Beth Watkins

    The Life and Times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon.

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  • Churchill and Ireland (English, Hardback) Paul Bew

    The full story of Winston Churchill's lifelong engagement with Ireland and the Irish, now told for the first time. A long overdue book which at last addresses the most neglected part of Churchill's legacy on both sides of the Irish Sea.

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  • 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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  • Dirty Old London (English, Paperback) Lee Jackson

    In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who...

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  • Bradshaw's Handbook (English, Hardback) George Bradshaw

    Collector's item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s - Bradshaw's Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile.

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  • The Blood Never Dried (English, Paperback) John Newsinger

    The Blood Never Dried challenges the rising chorus of claims that the British Empire was a kinder, gentler force in the world of imperialism. John Newsinger sets out to uncover this neglected history of repression and resistance. To the boast that 'the sun never set on the British Empire' the Chartist Ernest Jones replied 'and the blood never dried.' This new, updated edition brings the story up...

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  • Corbyn (English, Paperback) Richard Seymour

    Jeremy Corbyn, the radical left candidate for the Labour leadership, won - and won big

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  • 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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  • The Victorian Treasury (English, Hardback) Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

    The Victorian age was an era that witnessed enormous changes around Britain and affected vast swathes of the globe. This book looks at the minutiae of everyday life, as well as the major events that changed the world. It uncovers what it was like to live during the time of Queen Victoria's long reign from 1837 to 1901.

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  • Hero of the Empire (English, CD-Audio) Candice Millard

    From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War   At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for...

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  • A Great and Terrible King (Paperback) Marc Morris

    Edward I is familiar to millions as 'Longshanks', conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William Wallace ('Braveheart'). Edward was born to rule England, but believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. His reign was one of the most dramatic of the entire Middle Ages. This title presents the biography of this truly formidable king.

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