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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.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Local history books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The Blue Badge Guide's Liverpool Quiz Book by Peter J. Colyer The Blue Badge Guide's Liverpool Quiz Book

How much do you really know about Liverpool? Test yourself against an expert!
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2018

Glastonbury by Philip Rahtz, Lorna Watts Glastonbury
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The true history behind the myths and legends of Glastonbury
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/02/2018

Winchester History You Can See by Penny Legg Winchester History You Can See

A history of Winchester
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2018

Bloody Scottish History Aberdeen by Elma McMenemy Bloody Scottish History Aberdeen

Aberdeen has been inhabited for 10,000 years, ever since the first hunter-gathers settled on the banks of the River Dee. With tales of bloody battles and wicked murders, smuggled Crown Jewels, hidden corpses and horrible events galore, prepare to discover...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2018

Kinver & Enville The Photographic Collection by Bob Clarke, Michael Reuter, Tony Freer Kinver & Enville The Photographic Collection
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Chapters cover canals and rivers, pubs, prominent properties, churches, the Kinver Light Railway and tourism. This attractive volume will evoke nostalgic memories for many people, and will give pleasure to residents and visitors alike.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2018

A Song of their Own The fight for votes for women in Ipswich by Joy Bounds A Song of their Own The fight for votes for women in Ipswich

What did women from the Ipswich area have to do with getting the vote? In the face of great opposition, persistent heckling and even physical violence, these women held meetings, fairs and put on suffrage plays.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2018

Bradford at Work People and Industries Through the Years by Paul Chrystal Bradford at Work People and Industries Through the Years

In a fascinating series of photographs and illustrations, Bradford at Work explores the life of the town and its people.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Bath History Tour by Jenny Knight Bath History Tour

A guided tour of the historic town of Bath, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Secret Aldeburgh to Southwold by Terry Philpot Secret Aldeburgh to Southwold

Explore the secret history of Aldeburgh to Southwold through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Central Manchester History Tour by John Bradburn Central Manchester History Tour

A guided tour of Manchester's historic city centre, showing how it has changed and developed over the past century and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Secret Chesterfield by Richard (University of Southampton) Bradley Secret Chesterfield

Secret Chesterfield explores the lesser-known history of the town of Chesterfield through a fascinating selection of stories, unusual facts and attractive photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Dundee in 50 Buildings by Brian King Dundee in 50 Buildings

Explores the rich and fascinating history of Dundee through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Felixstowe History Tour by Michael Rouse Felixstowe History Tour

A guided tour of the historic town of Felixstowe, showing how the areas you know and love have changed over the centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Luton Past & Present by Andrew Cook, Robert Cook Luton Past & Present
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Luton Past & Present gives a fascinating insight into the dramatic changes that have taken place in the city during the 20th century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2018

The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity by John Connon The Early History of Elora, Ontario and Vicinity

Includes such contents as: Biography of John Robert Connon; Introduction; Township of Pilkington: The First Settlers: Who They Were & Where They Came From; Elora: Its Early History; Letters By William Gilkison; How Elora Received Its Name; The Bon-Accord Settlement;...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Coming Soon

The Women Who Built Bristol 1184-2018 by Jane Duffus The Women Who Built Bristol 1184-2018

Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton, this is a bursting compendium of brilliant women from pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to secret agents who helped to shape Bristol into the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2018

Maryland History in Prints by Laura Rice Maryland History in Prints

A stunning visual accompaniment to the history of the state with 330 full color reproductions from the glory days of Maryland printmaking, with accompanying essays.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2018

Portsmouth by John Sadden Portsmouth

This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Nottingham A Century of Change by Douglas Whitworth Nottingham A Century of Change

A history of Nottingham
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Teddington, Twickenham & Hampton Past and Present by Garth Groombridge Teddington, Twickenham & Hampton Past and Present

Teddington, Twickenham and Hampton past and present
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Bloody British History Hereford by David Phelps Bloody British History Hereford

Hereford has a darker side to its history, filled with strange - and sometimes unlikely - true tales. Was King Arthur a Hereford man? Was a Bishop of Hereford involved in the murder of a king by the most frightful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

The Normans by Trevor Rowley The Normans

Accessible history of the Normans - the only people to ever invade the British Isles
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Sheffield Troublemakers Rebels and Radicals in Sheffield History by David Price Sheffield Troublemakers Rebels and Radicals in Sheffield History

Sheffield troublemakers
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Richmond, Petersham & Ham by Garth Groombridge Richmond, Petersham & Ham

A history of Richmond, Petersham & Ham
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Fishbourne Roman Palace by Barry Cunliffe Fishbourne Roman Palace

Professor Barry Cunliffe's historic excavation of the site unfolds the history of the palace, its military beginnings, and its final destruction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Harrogate History & Guide by Malcolm Neesam Harrogate History & Guide

A comprehensive history of Harrogate to encompass both its pre-Conquest origins and the most recent development. Relating the decline of the spa business during the twentieth century, it chronicles the developments of recent decades, including the revival in the town's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2018

Brierley Hill Round Oak, Harts Hill, Level Street, Merry Hill, Quarry Bank, Mill Street, The Delph, Silver End & Hawbush by Ned Williams, Mount Pleasant Local History Group Brierley Hill Round Oak, Harts Hill, Level Street, Merry Hill, Quarry Bank, Mill Street, The Delph, Silver End & Hawbush
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A history of Brierley Hill
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Haunted Bradford by Andy Owens Haunted Bradford

This creepy collection of true-life tales takes the reader on a tour through the streets, cemeteries, alehouses and attics of Bradford.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Bilston, Tettenhall & Wednesfield by Mary Mills, Tracey Williams Bilston, Tettenhall & Wednesfield
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This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Wolverhampton In Old Photographs by Heidi McIntosh Wolverhampton In Old Photographs

This fascinating collection of over 200 archive images traces some of the changes and developments that have taken place in Wolverhampton during the last century, as many old agricultural communities were swallowed up by the development of modern industry.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Other books in this genre

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: 17/01/2018

Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex National Trust Guidebook by Anthony Lambert Alfriston Clergy House, East Sussex National Trust Guidebook

Alfriston Clergy House has a special place in the history of architectural conservation and of the National Trust - it was the embryonic charity's first building, bought for GBP10 in 1896.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Secret Barnard Castle & Teesdale by Andrew Graham Stables Secret Barnard Castle & Teesdale

Explore the secret history of Barnard Castle and Teesdale through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

Winchester in 50 Buildings by Garth Groombridge, Kirsty Kinnaird Winchester in 50 Buildings
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Explores the rich and fascinating history of the City of Winchester through an examination of some of its greatest architectural treasures.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

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

An informative, fully illustrated history, new in paperback
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2018

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: 03/01/2018

For Whom the Bell Tolls - A Century of Executions by Peter J. R. Goodall For Whom the Bell Tolls - A Century of Executions

Drawing on material from local newspapers and eywitness accounts, prison officer, Peter Goodall charts the most dramatic moments in the history of Swansea prison, retelling the stories behind the 14 executions which took place there between 1858 and 1958.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

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: 21/12/2017

Secret Hayes by Louise Wyatt Secret Hayes

Explore Hayes secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Colchester A History by Andrew Phillips Colchester A History

New paperback edition of a popular history
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

The Little Book of Armagh by Barry Flynn The Little Book of Armagh

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: 13/12/2017

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

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: 29/11/2017

East Lothian Folk Tales by Mr. Tim Porteus East Lothian Folk Tales

Retold in an engaging style, and richly illustrated with unique line drawings, these humorous, clever and enchanting folk tales are sure to be enjoyed and shared time and again.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017

Chapel Street 'The Bravest Little Street in England' by Sheila Brady Chapel Street 'The Bravest Little Street in England'

The story of 161 men from Chapel Street, Altrincham, who enlisted to fight in the First World War
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2017

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