• Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Hoards of Wiltshire

      by Richard Henry

      For thousands of years, the landscape of Wiltshire has played host to carefully concealed hoards of material wealth; from tools to weapons, jewellery to money. Over the last two hundred years, the discoveries of these previously hidden treasures have led

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Illustrated Tales of Essex

      by John Wade

      Essex is a place where you learn to expect the unexpected. If you know where to look, there’s history and mystery at every turn, and this book is here to help you find it all. It brings you stories of strange places with weird names, mystery buildings tha

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2020

      Illustrated Tales of Suffolk

      by John Ling

      The historical county of Suffolk has a host of strange and mysterious tales ranging from ancient legends and stories of the supernatural to more modern documented cases. These strange and spooky stories include the Green Children of Woolpit, where a boy a

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2020

      Illustrated Tales of Wales

      by Mark Rees

      Wales is a country steeped in myths, legends and folklore. From the medieval stories of the Mabinogion to more modern-day mysteries, the land has been forged in tales of ancient druids, fire-breathing dragons, strange superstitions, and restless spirits.

    • The Arts
      August 2020

      Ironopolis: The Architecture of Middlesbrough

      by Michael Johnson

      In 1801 Middlesbrough was a farm with a population of twenty-five people. By the end of the century it had been transformed into an industrial metropolis of 90,000 inhabitants. This meteoric rise is unprecedented in English history. The world’s first rail

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Liverpool: The Changing City in Photographs

      by Dave Wood

      Liverpool’s position on the Mersey estuary, on the North West Coast of England, allowed it to expand rapidly in the 18th century with the growth of the country’s Atlantic trade to the West Indies and America. By the 19th century Liverpool was one of the l

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Manchester & Salford in Photographs

      by Jon Sparks

      Manchester and Salford boast an extraordinary historical legacy. In particular, nowhere has a better claim to be regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and it has an equally important place in transport history, with pioneering canals an

    • Health & Personal Development
      August 2020

      Paranormal Newcastle

      by Steve Watson

      Newcastle, the largest city in the North East, has a long and proud history stretching back to Roman and Saxon times. Its position defending the mouth of the River Tyne gave it an importance in the mediaeval Border wars with Scotland and by the 16th centu

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2020

      Paranormal Scotland

      by Gilly Pickup

      Assorted strange phenomena abound in Scotland – witches, wizards, fairies, sea monsters, yeti-type creatures, UFOs and a plethora of female spirits called glastigs and caoineags who appear in various forms. There are bewitching grey, white and green ladie

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Perth The Postcard Collection

      by Jack Gillon

      The 'Fair City of Perth' is aptly named. Situated on the banks of the Tay, Scotland’s longest river, Perth and its surrounding area boast some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The city’s position on the River Tay ensured that it became a busy

    • The Arts
      September 2020

      Salisbury in 50 Buildings

      by Paul Rabbitts, Liz Gordon

      With its magnificent Early English cathedral, timbered buildings and historic houses, Salisbury has a wealth of history and architectural treasures. Its story began 2,500 years ago when an Iron Age fort was built on Salisbury Hill, two miles north of the

    • The Arts
      August 2020

      Scarborough in 50 Buildings

      by Mike Smith

      From its origins as a fishing town, Scarborough has become the largest holiday resort on the North Yorkshire coast. In this book, author Mike Smith highlights fifty of Scarborough’s architectural landmarks and notable structures, old and new. Through a fa

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2020

      Secret Bolton

      by Ray Jefferson

      The town of Bolton, historically in Lancashire, had been an important textile town in the Middle Ages but during the industrial Revolution grew to become one of the major cotton manufacturing centres in the world. Engineering was also attracted to the are

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Secret Ealing

      by Paul Howard Lang, Jonathan Oates

      Originally a county town in Middlesex, Ealing became known as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ when joined to London in the last century. Famous for the Ealing Studios, the oldest film studios in the world, in this book authors Paul Lang and Jonathan Oates delv

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2020

      Secret Richmond upon Thames

      by Andy Bull

      The town of Richmond grew around the Tudor royal palace by the River Thames. Much of the land was used by the royals for hunting, first in the Old Deer Park and then in Richmond Park, but in the 18th and 19th centuries the area became a fashionable place

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2020

      Secret St Albans

      by Kate Morris

      St Albans has a long and fascinating history back to the Celtic and Roman city of Verulamium and martyrdom of St Alban. The abbey church was built on the site of the shrine of St Alban and became a popular place of pilgrimage while the surrounding settlem

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2020

      Secret Wimbledon & Southfields

      by Ruth Mansergh

      Mention Wimbledon and most people immediately think of the world-famous tennis tournament, which is the oldest tennis championships in the world having taken place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 1877. However, the history of the are

    • The Arts
      August 2020

      Welwyn & Welwyn Garden City in 50 Buildings

      by Paul Rabbitts, Peter Jeffree

      Situated a mile from the Hertfordshire village of Welwyn, the Garden City was founded in 1920. It was the vision of Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city movement that aimed to combine the benefits of living in a town with those of living in the cou

    • The Arts
      July 2020

      Whitby in 50 Buildings

      by Colin Wilkinson

      Crowds of visitors flock to Whitby to explore the ancient Abbey, walk the narrow streets, pass Captain Cook’s home and see the replica of his ship Endeavour but the history of Whitby is much richer as revealed in this tour of its significant, interesting

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2020

      Wiltshire in Photographs

      by Diane Vose

      The glorious county of Wiltshire boasts two world heritage sites, Stonehenge and Avebury. These magnificent monuments have fascinated people for thousands of years and continue to draw millions of visitors from across the world. There is a vast array of o

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