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Local history books

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Recently Published

Warrington at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Janice Hayes Warrington at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Warrington over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Bristol From the Post and Press by Maurice Fells Bristol From the Post and Press

A history of Bristol, told through the archives of the Evening Post and Western Daily Press.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Historic England: Bath Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Simon McNeill-Ritchie Historic England: Bath Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's finest cities - Bath.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Historic England: Leeds Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Paul Chrystal Historic England: Leeds Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's finest cities - Leeds.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Bungay at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Christopher Reeve Bungay at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Bungay over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Brighouse at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Chris Helme Brighouse at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Brighouse over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Bury St Edmunds At Work People and Industries Through the Years by Martyn Taylor Bury St Edmunds At Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Bury St Edmunds over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Secret Canterbury by Robert Turcan Secret Canterbury

Explore Canterbury's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Picture Palace to Penny Plunge: Reading Cinemas by David Cliffe Picture Palace to Penny Plunge: Reading Cinemas

The history of Reading's cinemas from 1897 to the present day, illustrated
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Historic England: The Lake District Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Billy F. K. Howorth Historic England: The Lake District Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's best-loved regions regions - The Lake District.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Historic England: London's East End Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Michael Foley Historic England: London's East End Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's finest cities - London and it's famous East End.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Curious Golders Green by Alan Dein Curious Golders Green


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/09/2017

Summer Over Autumn A Small Book of Small-Town Life by Howard Mansfield Summer Over Autumn A Small Book of Small-Town Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Little Book of Ghosts by Paul Adams The Little Book of Ghosts

Compiled by paranormal historian Paul Adams, this spine-chilling book features intriguing, obscure, and strange trivia about all things that go bump in the night.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Born Upon the Tide Stories of Irish Men of the Sea by Pat Nolan Born Upon the Tide Stories of Irish Men of the Sea

In this work, maritime and social historian Pat Nolan interviews a wide selection of fishermen, boatbuilders and sailors from across the coastlines of Ireland. What emerges is a picture of a way of life that has changed beyond recognition, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Aspects of Little Bowden by Members And Friends of Little Bowden Society Aspects of Little Bowden

Aspects of Little Bowden is the first book to be published detailing life in the village from Domesday Book to the present day. It is the biggest project ever undertaken by members and friends of Little Bowden Society and has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Your Maryland Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains by Ric (pen name of Robert I. Cottom, Your Maryland) Cottom Your Maryland Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains
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All of that color, suspense, and humor-as well as the author's unusual talent for discovering interesting historical facts and personages-is part of your Maryland.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Another Little Book of Yorkshire by Another Little Book of Yorkshire


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Yorkshire Record Breakers The Ultimate Compendium of When Yorkshire Did it Best by Yorkshire Record Breakers The Ultimate Compendium of When Yorkshire Did it Best


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Haunted Antrim by Madeline McCully Haunted Antrim

Drawing on historical and contemporary sources and including many first-hand experiences and previously unpublished tales, Haunted Antrim will enthrall anyone interested in the unexplained.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Ghosts of Wales Accounts from the Victorian Archives by Mark Rees Ghosts of Wales Accounts from the Victorian Archives

This book reveals for the first time 50 terrifying - and in some cases, comical - cases dating from 1837 to 1901, unearthed from archive newspapers.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Sand, Planes and Submarines How Leighton Buzzard shortened the First World War by Paul Brown, Delia Gleave Sand, Planes and Submarines How Leighton Buzzard shortened the First World War
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Sand, Planes and Submarines: How Leighton Buzzard shortened the First World War
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The History of Dings Crusaders Rugby Club A Club with its Heart in Bristol by Ian Haddrell The History of Dings Crusaders Rugby Club A Club with its Heart in Bristol

In 1897 Herbert William Rudge founded Dings Crusaders Rugby Club as a part of the Dings Boys Club. This book tells the story of how the rugby club grew from humble beginnings to competing in the 4th tier of English...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Little Book of Stillorgan by Hugh Oram The Little Book of Stillorgan

The Little Book of Stillorgan is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Story of Glasgow by Irene Maver The Story of Glasgow

The Story of Glasgow
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Story of Newcastle by Craig Armstrong The Story of Newcastle

This book tells the amazing story of Newcastle upon Tyne's history from earliest times to the modern day. Some of the most pivotal moments in the city's history are recalled, including rebellions, intrigue, trade and religious development.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Summer Over Autumn A Small Book of Small-Town Life by Howard Mansfield Summer Over Autumn A Small Book of Small-Town Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma by Karlyn Denae Forner Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma

In Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to show why gaining the right to vote did not lead to economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma by Karlyn Denae Forner Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma

In Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to show why gaining the right to vote did not lead to economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

A-Z of Preston Places-People-History by Keith Johnson A-Z of Preston Places-People-History

Explore the fascinating history of Preston in this fully illustrated A-Z guide to the town's people and places.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Swansea History Tour by David Gwynn Swansea History Tour

A guided tour of this historic town of Swansea, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Historic England: Hull Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Paul Chrystal Historic England: Hull Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's most fascinating cities - Hull.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Historic England: Coventry Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by David McGrory Historic England: Coventry Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's finest cities - Coventry.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Derby at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Maxwell Craven Derby at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Derby over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Dundee at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Gregor Stewart Dundee at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Dundee over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Secret Newcastle-Under-Lyme by Mervyn Edwards Secret Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Explore Newcastle-Under-Lyme's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Leominster History Tour by Malcolm Mason Leominster History Tour

A guided tour of the historic town of Leominster, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Tadcaster History Tour by Paul Chrystal Tadcaster History Tour

A guided tour of the historic town of Tadcaster, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

William Blathwayt and Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire National Trust Guidebook by Rupert Goulding William Blathwayt and Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire National Trust Guidebook

William Blathwayt and Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Secret Gateshead by Rob Kirkup Secret Gateshead

Explore Gateshead's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Secret Newport by Andrew Hemmings Secret Newport

Explore the secret history of Newport through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Secret Beeston by Frank E. Earp, Joseph Earp Secret Beeston
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Explore Beeston's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Romford History Tour by Michael Foley Romford History Tour

A guided tour of this historic town of Romford, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Historic England: Eastbourne & Around Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Kevin Gordon Historic England: Eastbourne & Around Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

An illustrated history one of England's finest seaside towns - Eastbourne.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Discovering Tudor London A Journey Back in Time by Natalie Grueninger Discovering Tudor London A Journey Back in Time

This a must-have companion for both those planning their own `Tudor pilgrimage' and for the armchair traveller alike.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

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