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  • The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World
    The Search for the Rarest Bird in the World (Hardback) Vernon R. L. Head

    It is a meditation on nature, on ways of seeing, on the naming of things and why we feel so compelled to label. It is a story of friendships and camaraderie. But most of all it embraces and enfolds one into the curious and eye-opening world of the birdwatcher. For birdwatchers, twitchers, bird lovers, and about-to-become birdwatchers everywhere.

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  • Black Oxford
    Black Oxford (Paperback) Pamela Roberts

    A history of black scholars at Oxford University

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  • Peter Levi
    Peter Levi (English, Hardback) Brigid Allen

    Biography of Oxford Classics don who led intriguing life.


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  • Brian Lara
    Brian Lara (Paperback) James Fuller

    The most thrilling and controversial cricketer of his generation, Brian Lara is a hero to millions worldwide. A naturally attacking style and limitless scoring arc, allied to phenomenal mental and physical stamina, proved a recipe for some of the biggest and most-compelling innings in cricket history. This new biography charts the influences that shaped Lara as a child batting prodigy, through an...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Canary Islands
    The Canary Islands (English, Paperback) Peter Stone

    Explores the fascinating history and culture of this archipelago, where nature and geology provide a spectacular setting

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  • The Cowley Road Cookbook
    The Cowley Road Cookbook (Paperback)

    Cookbook and cultural hisory of the Cowledy Road in Oxford.

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  • Miss Lou
    Miss Lou (Paperback) Mervyn Morris

    Biography of Miss Lou, a key figure in Jamaican culture

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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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  • My Formative Years
    My Formative Years (Paperback) Joaquim Nabuco

    Hailed as a classic in the Portuguese language, this remarkable intellectual biography of the campaigner who fought to abolish slavery in Brazil is published for the first time in English.

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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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  • 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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  • Budapest
    Budapest (Paperback) Bob Dent

    For more than fifty years prior to the Second World War, Budapest was one of the outstanding cultural capitals of Central Europe, on a par with, and in some ways in advance of Vienna and Prague. This book presents its rich and often turbulent history, its unique thermal baths, its excellent public transport system, its street cafes, and more.

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  • Lagos
    Lagos (English, Paperback) Kaye Whiteman

    Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, expected in some projections to have a population of 25 million by 2025. This will make it the biggest metropolis in sub-Saharan Africa and possibly the world's third largest city. This phenomenal and continuing growth gives it a heady turbulence, especially as it only took on the form of a coherent urban entity in the eighteenth century....

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  • Andalucia
    Andalucia (Paperback) John Gill

    A garden at the foot of Europe and a crossroads between Spain, Africa and the New World, Andaluca has been a cultural customs house on the border of the Mediterranean and Atlantic civilisations for more than ten thousand years. This book covers the whole historyy of the region.

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  • The Basque Country
    The Basque Country (Paperback) Paddy Woodworth

    Presents a cultural history of the Basque Country, exploring the region's violent political past, its distinctive folk culture and its achievements in the fields of literature, architecture and the arts.

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  • Out of Essex
    Out of Essex (Paperback) James Canton

    Beyond the brash modern stereotypes of Essex there exists a landscape that has inspired some of England's finest writing. This book tracks the paths of those literary figures who have ventured into the wilder parts of Essex. Some are illustrious names: Shakespeare, Defoe, John Clare, Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Arthur Ransome. Others may be lesser known but here are well remembered: Samuel...

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  • The Man with His Head in the Clouds
    The Man with His Head in the Clouds (Hardback) Richard O. Smith

    Witty and engaging biography of James Sadler, the first Englishman to fly - in 1784, he rose approximately 3,600 feet over Oxford in a self-built balloon powered by hydrogen

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