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Local history books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Local history category. Presented with a red border are the Local history books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Rhinogydd - Ancient Routes and Old Roads by Jean Napier Rhinogydd - Ancient Routes and Old Roads


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

50 Gems of Dorset The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places by John Megoran 50 Gems of Dorset The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

This beautifully photographed selection of fifty of the county's most precious assets shows what makes Dorset such a popular destination.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Cheltenham in 50 Buildings by David Elder Cheltenham in 50 Buildings

Explores the rich and fascinating history of Cheltenham through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Ely by Michael Rouse Secret Ely

Secret Ely explores the little-known and often colourful history of the Cambridgeshire Fenland cathedral city of Ely through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Liverpool at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Ken Pye Liverpool at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Liverpool over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Epsom & Ewell At Work People and Industries Through the Years by Jeremy Harte Epsom & Ewell At Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Epsom over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

50 Gems of Northamptonshire The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places by Will Adams 50 Gems of Northamptonshire The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

A beautifully photographed selection of 50 of Northamptonshire's most fascinating features, both natural and man-made.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Barrow-in-Furness at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Gill Jepson Barrow-in-Furness at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Barrow-in-Furness over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Scunthorpe by Morgan Broadbent Secret Scunthorpe

This fascinating selection of photographs shows how Scunthorpe has changed and developed over the last century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Amersham at Work People and Industries Through the Years by William Parker Amersham at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Amersham over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Ripon by David Winpenny Secret Ripon

Explore the secret history of Ripon through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Widnes At Work People and Industries Through the Years by Jean Bradburn Widnes At Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Widnes over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Windsor by Carol Dixon-Smith, Dr. Brigitte Mitchell Secret Windsor
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Explore Windsor's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Salisbury by Carol Dixon-Smith, Catherine Essenhigh Secret Salisbury
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Explore Salisbury's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Secret Chorley by Jack Smith Secret Chorley

Explore Chorley secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Coming Soon

Front Stoops in the Fifties Baltimore Legends Come of Age by Michael Olesker Front Stoops in the Fifties Baltimore Legends Come of Age

Olesker's doo-wop portrait of Baltimore is nostalgic, but it has a hard edge.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/11/2017

A Passion for Records Walter Rye (1843-1929), Topographer, Sportsman and Norfolk's Champion by Christopher Kitching A Passion for Records Walter Rye (1843-1929), Topographer, Sportsman and Norfolk's Champion

The biography of an enigmatic Victorian pioneer. The first critical appraisal of this sporting legend and antiquary, using his own archives and writings. Important glimpses of everyday Victorian life. Suitable for those with interests in sport, local history, genealogy and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Coming to Terms An Intimate Portrait of the University and City of Cambridge by Charles Moseley Coming to Terms An Intimate Portrait of the University and City of Cambridge

A remarkable read; part memoir, part history, part social portrait, which captures the very essence of the city and university of Cambridge.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Cinemas of West Wales, The by Alan Phillips Cinemas of West Wales, The


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Cathedrals of Britain: North of England and Scotland by Bernadette Fallon Cathedrals of Britain: North of England and Scotland

Take a journey from early Christian Britain through the Middle Ages and Reformation into the 21st century via some of the most enduring and ancient legacies of our history, culture and landscape.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam The Hampton Court of the North, 1,000 Years of its History and People by Steve Ward Tales from the Big House: Temple Newsam The Hampton Court of the North, 1,000 Years of its History and People

Situated only 4 miles south-east of the bustling cosmopolitan city of Leeds lies a jewel in the crown of British stately homes. Set in 1,200 acres of rolling parkland and woods is Temple Newsam House, once described as the Hampton...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Dublin Folk Tales for Children by Orla McGovern Dublin Folk Tales for Children

A vibrant collection of local tales especially selected by a professional storyteller
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Suffolk Ghost Tales by Kirsty Hartsiotis, Cherry Wilkinson Suffolk Ghost Tales
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Haunting tales that can be enjoyed by readers time and again
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

A History of Luton From Conquerors to Carnival by Anne Allsopp A History of Luton From Conquerors to Carnival

Luton has long been a major market and brewing town. In the 19th century it became famous for hat making, and more recently it has grown into a thriving industrial centre. This fascinating and illustrated account of Luton's past will...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Midlothian Folk Tales by Lea Taylor Midlothian Folk Tales

Storyteller Lea Taylor brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, rushing rivers, uplands and sweeping valleys of Midlothian.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

The Little Book of Fermanagh by Doreen McBride The Little Book of Fermanagh

A compendium of historical facts and figures, perfect for dipping into. Full of information that will make you say, `I never knew that'
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

West of Ireland Folk Tales for Children by Rab Swannock Fulton West of Ireland Folk Tales for Children

A vibrant collection of local tales especially selected by a professional storyteller
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

Buckland Abbey, Devon National Trust Guidebook by Annie Bullen Buckland Abbey, Devon National Trust Guidebook

When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2018

Yorkshire Literary Landscapes by Paul Chrystal Yorkshire Literary Landscapes


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Richmond, Now and Then An Anecdotal History from the Eastern Townships by Nick Fonda Richmond, Now and Then An Anecdotal History from the Eastern Townships

If a formal history is a four-lane highway, Nick Fonda says in his introduction to Richmond, Now and Then: An Anecdotal History, his book is a meandering country road. The metaphor is apt. The stories in this book focus largely...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

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

Preston at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Keith Johnson Preston at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Preston over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Secret Seaford by Kevin Gordon Secret Seaford

Explore the secret history of Seaford through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Secret Greenwich by David C. Ramzan Secret Greenwich

Secret Greenwich explores the little-known and colourful history of Greenwich in South East London through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Secret Rye & Around by Terry Philpot Secret Rye & Around

Explore the secret history of Rye through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Uxbridge At Work People and Industries Through the Years by Ken Pearce Uxbridge At Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Uxbridge over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Secret Llandudno by John Lawson-Reay Secret Llandudno

Explore Llandudno's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Gloucester at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Christine Jordan Gloucester at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Gloucester over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Port Talbot at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Keith E. Morgan Port Talbot at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Port Talbot over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Secret Loughton by Michael Foley Secret Loughton

Explore the secret history of Loughton, a town that grew up in the middle of a forest through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Workington at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Derek Woodruff Workington at Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Workington over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Petersfield At Work People and Industries Through the Years by David Jeffrey Petersfield At Work People and Industries Through the Years

A pictorial history of the working life of Petersfield over the last century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire National Trust Guidebook by Amy Feldman Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire National Trust Guidebook


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

The Yards of Kendal by Trevor Hughes, Arthur Nicholls The Yards of Kendal
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Yards, crofts, ginnels and lanes are found in many northern towns. Kendal's yards are special and fascinating to residents and visitors alike. They are a characteristic feature of the town and demonstrate the lively history of the people who lived...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

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