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  • Doctor Turner's Casebook
    Doctor Turner's Casebook (Hardback) Stephen McGann

    A nostalgic diary and social history narrative of what life was like for the real-life Doctor Turner from the smash-hit BBC series, Call The Midwife

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  • Genealogy
    Genealogy (English, Hardback) Helen Osborn

    This book is the ideal companion for anybody researching their family tree. It provides advice and inspiration on methods and problem-solving and helps the amateur family historian understand what successful professionals do to get results, and why we should copy them.

    $19.43 $24.95

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  • A Work of Beauty
    A Work of Beauty (Paperback) Alexander McCall Smith

    In this sumptuous new book, Alexander McCall Smith curates his own distinctive story of Edinburgh - combining his affectionate, incisive wit with a wealth of stunning imagery drawn from Scotland's national collection of architecture and archaeology.

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  • London in Fragments
    London in Fragments (English, Hardback) Edward Sandling

    Objects found on the banks of the Thames tell the stories of Londoners through the centuries.

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  • Making Edwardian Costumes for Women
    Making Edwardian Costumes for Women (English, Paperback) Suzanne Rowland

    Includes eleven detailed projects, which form a capsule collection of clothing and accessories that might have been worn by an Edwardian governess, a woman travelling on an ocean liner, a campaigning suffragette, or a wife overseeing a busy household in a large country house.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street and the Seven Key Empowerment Principles
    The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street and the Seven Key Empowerment Principles (English, Paperback) MR Robin Walker

    Did you know that African Americans in Oklahoma created a ‘Negro Wall Street’ in the early 1920s? The Oklahoma city of Tulsa in 1921 had a Black hospital, a Black public library, 2 Black public schools, 2 Black newspapers, 2 Black theatres, 5 hotels, 13 churches, 30 restaurants and perhaps 600 Black businesses! What was the story of this great Black achievement? What happened to all of this? In...

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  • The Lighthouse
    The Lighthouse (English, Paperback) Keith McCloskey

    On 26 December 1900, the vessel Hesperus arrived at Eilean Mor in the remote Outer Hebrides with a relief lighthouseman and fresh provisions. The lighthouse had been in operation for a year, but it had been noted that no light had been seen from Eilean Mor for several days. The relief keeper, Joseph Moore, found the lighthouse to be completely deserted, and a subsequent search of the island failed...

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  • Voices from the Asylum
    Voices from the Asylum (English, Paperback) George Sheeran, Mark Davis

    Voices and stories from the patients of Menston Asylum

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  • Collins Scots Kith and Kin
    Collins Scots Kith and Kin (Paperback) Clan House of Edinburgh

    Guide to over 4,000 Scottish family names and their clan affiliations with pull out map of Scotland. Whether you are a Highlander curious in your local heritage or a second generation Scot living abroad and piecing together your origins, this book will help you track down your roots.

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon
    Killers of the Flower Moon (English, Hardback) David Grann

    "Disturbing and riveting...Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewFrom New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes...

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  • Crow Killer, New Edition
    Crow Killer, New Edition (English, Paperback) Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker

    The movie Jeremiah Johnson introduced millions to the legendary mountain man, John Johnson. The real Johnson was a far cry from the Redford version. Standing 6’2" in his stocking feet and weighing nearly 250 pounds, he was a mountain man among mountain men, one of the toughest customers on the western frontier. As the story goes, one morning in 1847 Johnson returned to his Rocky Mountain...

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  • Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837
    Tracing Your Ancestors from 1066 to 1837 (English, Paperback) Jonathan Oates

    The trail that an ancestor leaves through the Victorian period and the twentieth century is relatively easy to follow - the records are plentiful, accessible and commonly used. But how do you go back further, into the centuries before the central registration of births, marriages and deaths was introduced in 1837, before the first detailed census records of 1841? How can you trace a family line...

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  • A Culinary History of Iowa
    A Culinary History of Iowa (English, Paperback) Darcy Dougherty Maulsby

    Iowa’s delectable cuisine is quintessentially midwestern, grounded in its rich farming heritage and spiced with diverse ethnic influences. Classics like fresh sweet corn and breaded pork tenderloins are found on menus and in home kitchens across the state. At the world-famous Iowa State Fair, a dizzying array of food on a stick commands a nationwide cult following. From Maid-Rites to the moveable...

    $19.57 $21.99
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  • Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889
    Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889 (English, Sheet map) Charles Booth

    A century after the Industrial Revolution began, some Victorians finally began to confront the problems industrialisation and urbanisation had wrought. This title is suitable for genealogists, historians and all lovers of London's past.

    $17.18 $18.95

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  • The Lost Rocks
    The Lost Rocks (English, Paperback) David La Vere

    La Vere weaves the mesmerizing tale of the Dare Stones in with the equally dramatic and mysterious tale of Raleigh's lost settlers on Roanoke, to weave an absorbing tale. 246 pp.

    $17.05 $19.95
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  • Writing Your Family History
    Writing Your Family History (English, Paperback) Gill Blanchard

    Step-by-step guide to developing a written family history. Gives examples of writing and how and what to produce. Includes practical writing exercises and guidance on layout and publishing.

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  • Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors
    Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors (English, Paperback) National Archives

    Scotland has one of the best-maintained records and facilities of any country in the world for undertaking family research. This book details internet developments, including a chapter on family history on the web. It also points to traditional resources, explaining step by step how to research records of births, marriages and wills.

    $18.51 $24.95
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