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  • A Force Like No Other by Colin Breen
    A Force Like No Other (Paperback) Colin Breen

    In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. Now, for the first time, the men and women who policed the Troubles tell their stories in their own words.

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  • Island on the Edge of the World by Charles Maclean
    Island on the Edge of the World (Paperback) Charles Maclean

    For more than 2000 years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. but in the nineteenth century the island was discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought money, disease and despotism. St Kildan culture gradually disintegrated and in 1930 the few remaining islanders asked to be evacuated.

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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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  • Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs) by Helen Castor
    Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Helen Castor

    Part of the Penguin Monarchs series: short, fresh, expert accounts of England's rulers in a collectible format In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. The Virgin Queen ruled over a Golden Age: the Spanish Armada was defeated; English explorers reached the ends of the earth; a new Church of England rose from the ashes of past conflict; the...

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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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  • Against All Odds by Stephen Wynn
    Against All Odds (English, Hardback) Stephen Wynn

    Using newspaper articles, photographs and his British Army Service Record, Stephen Wynn has formed a clear picture of Walter Tull and his achievements.

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  • The Blood Never Dried by John Newsinger
    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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  • Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape by Mary-Ann Ochota
    Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape (English, Hardback) Mary-Ann Ochota

    Hidden Histories will help you decipher the story of our landscape through the features you can see around you.

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  • Angel Meadow by Dean Kirby
    Angel Meadow (English, Paperback) Dean Kirby

    This is the first published history of Angel Meadow, a notorious Manchester slum. Angel Meadow has frequently appeared in the news in recent years, after archaeologists dug up the site in 2011.

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  • Our Uninvited Guests by Julie Summers
    Our Uninvited Guests (Hardback) Julie Summers

    The brilliant new book from one of the country's foremost social historians celebrating those who lived through the Second World War.

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  • Summer of Blood by Daniel Jones
    Summer of Blood (Paperback) Daniel Jones

    Revolt and upheaval in medieval Britain by a brilliant new narrative historian, `Summer of Blood' breaks new ground in its portrayal of the personalities and politics of the bloody days of June 1381.

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  • The Country House Library by Mark Purcell
    The Country House Library (English, Hardback) Mark Purcell

    "Beginning with new evidence that cites the presence of books in Roman villas and concluding with present day vicissitudes of collecting, this ... book presents a ... survey of British and Irish country house libraries"--Amazon.com.

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

    The OS Historical Map series comprises of Ancient Britain and Roman Britain. The Roman Britain Map provides the ideal overview of nearly 400 yearsof history, during which Britain was a part of the Roman Empire. This map covers the whole of Great Britain and is printed back to back as North and South sheets. It includes a list of key dates, events and archaeological evidence. The OS Historical Map...

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  • A Lab of One's Own by Patricia Fara
    A Lab of One's Own (English, Hardback) Patricia Fara

    2018 marks the centenary not only of the Armistice but also of women gaining the vote. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by exploring how the War gave female scientists, doctors, and engineers unprecedented opportunities to undertake endeavours normally reserved for men.

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  • A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000 by John Gibney
    A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000 (English, Hardback) John Gibney

    A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century

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  • Airlines at War by Simon Wills
    Airlines at War (English, Hardback) Simon Wills

    The original and officially compiled history of the BOAC throughout the war years

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  • The House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin
    The House of Beaufort (English, Paperback) Nathen Amin

    John of Gaunt's illegitimate line whose role in the Wars of the Roses led to the capture of the crown.

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  • The Adoption Machine by Paul Jude Redmond
    The Adoption Machine (English, Paperback) Paul Jude Redmond

    A SURVIVOR'S LIFELONG QUEST FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE - MAY 2014. The Irish public woke to the horrific discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of most 800 babies in the 'Angels' Plot' of Tuam's Mother and Baby Home. What followed would rock the last vestiges of Catholic Ireland, enrage an increasingly secularised nation, and lead to a Commission of Inquiry. In The Adoption Machine, Paul Jude...

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  • MI5 and Me by Charlotte Bingham
    MI5 and Me (English, Hardback) Charlotte Bingham

    From the bestselling author comes a beguiling comic memoir about a young woman who discovers her father is a spy (and was the model for John le Carré's George Smiley) and goes to work as a secretary in 1950s MI5.

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