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The Random History of Rugby

The Random History of Rugby

by Iain Spragg

The Random History of Rugby

A lot of rucking and mauling has gone on since William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball and ran, but this doughty little book heroically manages to capture the true essence of the daddy of...
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The Reliant Robin

The Reliant Robin

by Giles Chapman

The Reliant Robin : Britain's Most Bizarre Car

Spanning four decades, the Reliant Robin was a familiar, if eccentric, fixture on Britain's roads; an object of amusement to those who didn't understand its ultra-thrifty w...
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The Sensational Past

The Sensational Past

by Carolyn Purnell

The Sensational Past : How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses

Blindfolding children from birth. Playing a piano made of live cats. Using tobacco to cure drowning.

Wearing "flea"-coloured clothes. Thes...
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The Shipping Forecast

The Shipping Forecast

by Nic Compton

The Shipping Forecast : A Miscellany

The rhythmic lullaby of 'North Utsire, South Utsire' has been lulling the nation's insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the gl...
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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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This Way Madness Lies

This Way Madness Lies

by Mike Jay

This Way Madness Lies : The Three Ages of the Asylum

Is mental illness - or madness - at root an illness of the body, a disease of the mind, or a sickness of the soul? Should those who suffer from it be secluded from so...
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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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Too Marvellous For Words!

Too Marvellous For Words!

by Julie Welch

Too Marvellous For Words:The Real Malory Towers Life

Award-winning writer Julie Welch remembers her time spent at Felixstowe College, a long-lost world of arcane rules and happenings, when the headmistress and the Head ...
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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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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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