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  • River Effra
    River Effra (Paperback) Jon Newman

    River Effra: South London's Secret Spine is the first comprehensive account, beginning with its underlying geology and pre-history and continuing through to the river's ongoing significance today.

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  • Oxford Boy
    Oxford Boy (Paperback) Will Wyatt

    Memoir of one boy's experience of growing up in Oxford in the 1940s and 1950s

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  • Sicily
    Sicily (Paperback) Joseph Farrell

    Long before it became an Italian offshore island, Sicily was the land in the centre of the Mediterranean where the great civilisations of Europe and Northern Africa met. This title uncovers the complex history of Sicily, showing that it is about much more than 'The Godfather' and the mafia.

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  • Alaskan Lonely Hearts Club
    Alaskan Lonely Hearts Club (English, Paperback) Paul Gogarty

    Vignettes of travel writing from around the globe in 26 A - Z stories, peopled with eccentric characters

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  • Fraud
    Fraud (Paperback) Peter Davey

    A thriller novel

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  • Marseille
    Marseille (Paperback) David Crackanthorpe

    The reality of Marseille, with its secret life and scarred beauty, has little in common with its sulphurous reputation. Its inhabitants, who like to keep themselves and their city's true character to themselves, prefer it that way. A taste for independence has been part of the city's nature and history from the beginnings 2,600 years ago; since then it has only been part of France for the past...

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  • Scottish Highlands
    Scottish Highlands (Paperback) Andrew Beattie

    A cultural history of the Scottish Highlands

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  • Patagonia
    Patagonia (Paperback) Chris Moss

    Like Siberia and the Sahara, Patagonia has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. This book is a cultural history of Patagonia, looking at myths and legends it has inspired.

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  • Hamburg
    Hamburg (Paperback) Matthew Jefferies

    It is a popular misconception that Hamburg is a coastal city. In fact, despite possessing Europe s second-busiest port, this 'amphibious city' lies some 65 miles from the North Sea. Its long-standing image as a 'city without culture' is also something of a myth. When the poet Heine remarked that in Hamburg 'the customs are English', he was referring to its no-nonsense mercantile ethos which dates...

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  • Frontline Madrid
    Frontline Madrid (Paperback) David Mathieson

    The Spanish Civil War still captures the popular imagination, but this is the first guidebook to put the conflict at the centre of its guide to Madrid

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  • Provence
    Provence (Paperback) Martin Garrett

    Presents a social and literary history of Provence, exploring the landmarks, personalities and writings that have shaped the region's unique cultural landscape. This book analyzes the identity of a region famous for its pastis and petanque. It also evokes the light and sun-baked stones that have attracted generations of painters and writers.

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  • Brittany
    Brittany (Paperback) Wendy Mewes

    A cultural guide to a region on the edge of Europe that has been visited by the Romans, Franks, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Germans

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  • Black Carib Wars
    Black Carib Wars (Paperback) Christopher Taylor

    "Published in 2012 in the United Kingdom by Signal Books ... Oxford"--T.p. verso.

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  • Shackleton
    Shackleton (Paperback) Jim Mayer

    New biography of the great polar explorer reveals a new side to Sir Ernest Shackleton

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  • Ionian Islands and Epirus
    Ionian Islands and Epirus (Paperback) Jim Potts

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. This book reveals the extraordinary cultural legacy of this part of the world.

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  • The Portuguese
    The Portuguese (Paperback) Barry Hatton

    Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent s south-west rim. Barry Hatton shines a light on this enigmatic corner of Europe by blending historical analysis with entertaining personal anecdotes. He describes the idiosyncracies that make the...

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  • More Than Cowboys
    More Than Cowboys (English, Paperback) Tim Slessor

    Full of surprises and insights, More Than Cowboys casts new and entertaining light on the history and personalities of the American West. For example, was Butch Cassidy really killed in a Bolivian shoot-out? It seems that he returned, under a false name, to live out his days in the West. In 1935 he even submitted an autobiographical script to Hollywood, only to have it rejected as being "too...

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  • Malta
    Malta (English, Paperback) Deborah Manley

    Few countries are as marked by their history as the Maltese islands of Malta and Gozo. Each period of Maltas turbulent historynot least its heroic role during the Second World Warhas added to its rich cultural fabric.

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  • Questions of Taste
    Questions of Taste (English, Paperback) Barry C. Smith

    Leading wine professionals and philosophers ponder the question of 'taste' in wine.

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  • Travels Through Blood and Honey
    Travels Through Blood and Honey (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Gowing

    Kosovo: the name conjures up blood: ethnic cleansing and war. This book reveals another side to the newest country in the world a land of generous families, strong tastes and lush landscapes: a land of honey. Elizabeth Gowing is rushed to Kosovo, on a blind date with the place , when her partner is suddenly offered the position of adviser to Prime Minister Agim Ceku. Knowing nothing of the...

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