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  • Plant Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Plant Lore and Legend (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Trying to understand the wonders and mysteries of the natural world has been a human preoccupation since the earliest times. It is therefore hardly surprising that from all corners of the globe a wealth of stories, myths and legends about plants has been passed down to us, gathered together in this fascinating volume.

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  • The English Countryside by Ruth Binney
    The English Countryside (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    This fascinating and entertaining book explores the flora and fauna, quirky country customs and traditions, the nature and history that give the English countryside its unique charm and special identity. From the standing stones and carvings of our ancestors to the habits of the wildlife living in the hedgerows and woodlands.

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  • The No.1 Book of Numbers  Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers by Ruth Binney
    The No.1 Book of Numbers Exploring the meaning and magic of numbers (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    Why is 7 a lucky number and 13 unlucky? Why does a jury traditionally have `12 good men and true', and why are there 24 hours in the day? This fascinating book explores the world of numbers from pin numbers to book titles, and from the sixfold shape of snowflakes to the way our roads, houses and telephone numbers are designated in fact and fiction.

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  • Animal Lore and Legend by Ruth Binney
    Animal Lore and Legend (English, Hardback) Ruth Binney

    A wealth of stories, myths and legends about animals are gathered together in this fascinating book. Here you will discover traditional wisdom and also highly fanciful superstitions, intriguing tales and amusing anecdotes. Sequel to Plant Lore and Legend.

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien by Colin Duriez
    J.R.R. Tolkien (Hardback) Colin Duriez

    Brimming with strange and amusing facts, Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R Tolkien explores all aspects of the incredible Tolkien phenomenon.

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  • Ghosts by Malcolm Day
    Ghosts (Hardback) Malcolm Day

    With spine-tingling stories of ghosts, past and present, the unexplained events that occur all over the world are revealed in this fascinating collection.

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  • The British at War by Jonathan Bastable
    The British at War (English, Hardback) Jonathan Bastable

    A collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, it uncovers the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind some of the best-known battles in British history.

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  • Kings and Queens by Malcolm Day
    Kings and Queens (English, Hardback) Malcolm Day

    With stories of British monarchs from pre-Roman times to the present day, the pious and the wicked, the wise and the weak, the timid and the tyrannical are all revealed in this intriguing collection.

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  • Jane Austen by Henrietta Heald
    Jane Austen (Hardback) Henrietta Heald

    In this absorbing collection of stories and trivia readers will find answers to the amazing and extraordinary aspects of Austen's life, work and legacy. From her development as a world-class author, secrets of her own life and loves, through insights into her novels and their characters along with the changing reception to them over the years.

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  • London Underground by Stephen Halliday
    London Underground (English, Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A fascinating reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system. Discover tales of the first lines and the steam trains that ran along them, abandoned ghost stations, or the latest facts on Crossrail - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway enthusiasts alike.

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  • Scotland by Douglas Skelton
    Scotland (English, Hardback) Douglas Skelton

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland. Scotland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • London by Stephen Halliday
    London (English, Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Britain's capital. London's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • Railways by Julian Holland
    Railways (English, Hardback) Julian Holland

    A fascinating and diverse collection of British railway facts and stories. Travel back to the age of steam to discover the world's oldest active steam locomotive or ponder the failure of Brunel's atmospheric railway, before reading the rags-to riches tale of Frank Hornby. Discover the longest tunnels, widest bridges and most powerful locomotives.

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  • London at War by Stephen Halliday
    London at War (English, Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A unique collection of surprising revelations, heroic deeds and other quirky pieces of trivia from the conflicts that have shaped London's fascinating past. From British wartime commanders and other characters who called London their home, through the privations of war and their social impact, to the devastation caused by the Blitz.

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  • London by Stephen Halliday
    London (Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the history of Britain's capital, London.

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  • Cathedrals and Abbeys by Stephen Halliday
    Cathedrals and Abbeys (English, Hardback) Stephen Halliday

    A fascinating reference to the history of the Cathedrals and Abbeys of the UK and Ireland.

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  • Churchill by Joseph Piercy
    Churchill (Hardback) Joseph Piercy

    In this absorbing collection of stories and trivia, readers will find answers to amazing aspects of Churchill's life, career and legacy. From his courageous leadership during WWII, through intriguing insights into his powerful speeches, sharp wit and tumultuous career, as well as his accomplishments in personal life.

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  • Ireland by Sarah Elliott
    Ireland (English, Hardback) Sarah Elliott

    This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Ireland. Ireland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical.

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  • Shakespeare by Joseph Piercy
    Shakespeare (Hardback) Joseph Piercy

    A fascinating collection of revelations, quirky characters and other amazing pieces of trivia from the world of Shakespeare's. From the stories behind his well-known plays and poems, through the actors and theatres that have entertained his works, to his legacy in popular culture and beyond, the history of his life and times is revealed.

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  • A Word to the Wise by Ruth Binney
    A Word to the Wise (Hardback) Ruth Binney

    This fascinating compilation of accumulated wisdom includes traditional sayings and superstitions to explain whether, and why, they still work today. With advice on the practical necessities of cooking, gardening, housekeeping and health, as well as proverbial wisdom concerning good behaviour for children, adults and life in general.

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