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  • Life
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Inglorious Empire (English, Hardback) Shashi Tharoor

    Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India - from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj - revealing how Britain's rise was built upon its plunder of India.

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    This Boy (English, Paperback) Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. This book tells the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, Lily, who battled against poor health, poverty, domestic violence and loneliness to try to ensure a better life for her children; and his sister, Linda.

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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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    Tudor Brandons (English, Paperback) Sarah-Beth Watkins

    The Life and Times of Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon.

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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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    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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    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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    The Perfect King (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    For centuries Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had, and three hundred years after his death it was said that his kingship was perhaps the greatest that the world had ever known. This title shows how Edward personally provided the impetus for much of the drama of his fifty-year reign.

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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 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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    British Destroyers 1939-45 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam

    The Royal Navy was Britain s last line of defense in World War II, and destroyers made up its backbone. This is an illustrated study of these fast, versatile, and deadly ships"

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

    Contains the complete official study materials reproduced from Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents 3rd edition and 288 practice questions, 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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  • Pagan
    Pagan Britain (English, Paperback) Ronald Hutton

    Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic...

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