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The Stories Of Slang

The Stories Of Slang

by Jonathon Green

The Stories Of Slang : Language At Its Most Human

Like the flesh-and-blood humans whose uncensored emotions it represents, slang's obsessions are sex, the body and its functions, and intoxication: drink and drugs. Slang...
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The Victorian Garden

The Victorian Garden

by Caroline Ilkin

Victorian Garden

Gardening became a popular pastime in Victorian Britain with the rise of suburban gardens, and improvements in technology made gardening more accessible to amateurs. New introductions from abroad brough...
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The Victorian Gardener

The Victorian Gardener

by Caroline Ikin

Victorian Gardener

Over the course of the nineteenth century, gardening came to be considered a respectable profession, providing a means to an education, a good chance of advancement and decent working conditions. The ...
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The Wood

The Wood

by John Lewis-Stempel

The Wood : The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood

The Sunday Time Bestseller by 'Indisputably, one of the best nature-writers of his generation' (Country Life)

Written in diary format, The Wood is the story of English wo...
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The Writing On The Wall

The Writing On The Wall

by Mike Read

The Writing On The Wall

A blue plaque is a recognised symbol of our national heritage; a living footprint of our history with each one serving as a permanent reminder of an important contribution to the history of the c...
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There Once Was A Man With Six Wives

There Once Was A Man With Six Wives

by Mick Twister

There Once Was a Man With Six Wives

Royal history as you've never seen it before - in limericks! Six times Henry Tudor got wed, Unhappy with how his wives bred, And when things turned sour, Exploiting his power He shout...
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Threads of Life

Threads of Life

by Clare Hunter

Threads of Life : A History of the World Through The Eye of a Needle

The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing. For the mothers of the disappea...
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Timekeepers

Timekeepers

by Simon Garfield

Timekeepers : How the World Became Obsessed with Time

Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that...
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Tin And Tin Mining

Tin And Tin Mining

by Atkinson, R L

Tin and Tin Mining

Since the beginning of the Bronze Age, mankind has gone to extraordinary lengths to extract tin from the ground. Prized both in itself and for its use in various alloys, tin remains one of the most wi...
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Treasure Palaces

Treasure Palaces

by Maggie Fergusson

Treasure Palaces : Great Writers Visit Great Museums

From a stunning villa on sunny Capri with Ali Smith to an unlikely temple in the heart of Copenhagen with Alan Hollinghurst, Treasure Palaces brings together over twe...
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Uprooted

Uprooted

by Nina Lyon

Uprooted : On The Trail of the Green Man

Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times? An encounter with a carving of the Green Man at an ancient church leads ...
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Victorian and Edwardian Railway Travel

Victorian and Edwardian Railway Travel

by David Turner

Victorian and Edwardian Railway Travel

The railway was one of the main modes of long distance travel for Victorian Britons, and its processes - checking the timetable, buying a ticket, taking a seat - were central to bo...
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Victorians And Edwardians Abroad

Victorians And Edwardians Abroad

by Neil Matthews

Victorians & Edwardians Abroad : The Begining of the Modern Holiday

'Victorians and Edwardians abroad: the beginning of the modern holiday' reveals a story never told before: the early years of one of Britain's leading ...
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Voyages From The Past

Voyages From The Past

by Simon Wills

Voyages from the Past : A History of Passengers at Sea

From the days of sail to the majestic ocean liners of the twentieth century, this is a history of British sea travel from a passenger's point of view. Each chapter ...
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Vulgar Tongues

Vulgar Tongues

by Max Decharne

Vulgar Tongues : An Alternative History of English Slang

Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of h...
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War Memorial

War Memorial

by Clive Aslet

War Memorial : The Story of One Village's Scarifice

Clive Aslet's War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003, is a powerful story of those who died in war.Who were the men and women whose names...
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War Memorials In Britain

War Memorials In Britain

by J A T Corke

War Memorials In Britain

War memorials are a feature of Britain's landscape, and part of the fabric of its history as a nation. The Imperial War Museum's National Inventory has sixty thousand war memorials spanning two ...
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We Made A Garden

We Made A Garden

by Margery Fish

We Made A Garden

This classic work on creating a garden was first published in 1956. We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading gardener of the 1960s, and her husband Walter transformed an acre of wi...
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Weeping Britannia

Weeping Britannia

by Thomas Dixon

Weeping Britannia

There is a persistent myth about the British: that they are a nation of stoics, with stiff upper lips, repressed emotions, and inactive lachrymal glands. Weeping Britannia--the first history of crying ...
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Winter

Winter

by Felicity Trotman

Winter

Feel the force of winter and appreciate its beauty through this collection of the best writing on the season. Classic and contemporary fiction, non-fiction in the form of diaries, history and journals, and histor...
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