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A-Z Of Edwardian London

A-Z Of Edwardian London

by Ann Saunders

A-Z Of Edwardian London
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London's Curse

London's Curse

by Mark Beynon

London's Curse

Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, London was gripped by the supposed curse of Tutankhamun, whose tomb in the Luxor sands was uncovered in February 1923 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. The site w...
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1930s Home

1930s Home

by Greg Stevenson

1930s Home

The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centres found themselves able to afford ...
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1950s Childhood

1950s Childhood

by Derek Tait

1950s Childhood : Spangles, Tiddlywinks and The Clitheroe Kid

With few TVs, children in the 1950s made their own entertainment: they played conkers, built dens and go-karts, climbed trees and re-enacted fights from the ...
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1950s Home

1950s Home

by Sophie Leighton

1950s Home

The 1950s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out of the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centres found themselves able to afford ...
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A Free-Spirited Woman

A Free-Spirited Woman


A Free-Spirited Woman : The London Diaries of Gladys Langford, 1936-1940

Gladys Langford (born in 1890) was a free spirit, an aspiring writer (though not published in her lifetime), an inveterate attender of plays, conc...
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A History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain

by Andrew Marr

A History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival ...
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A Line In The Sand : Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East.

A Line In The Sand : Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East.

by James Barr

A Line In The Sand : Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East

Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T E Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A ...
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A Social History of English Cricket

A Social History of English Cricket

by Derek Birley

A Social History of English Cricket

Acclaimed as a magisterial, classic work, A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes. ...
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Allotments

Allotments

by Twigs Way

Allotments

The humble allotment has a surprisingly turbulent history. Initially the right to an allotment was proposed as a charitable means by which the poor could grow their own food and stave off starvation, but it q...
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An English Affair : Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

An English Affair : Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

by Richard Davenport - Hines

An English Affair : Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, 'An English Affair' is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of soci...
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Another Life : Lawrence After Arabia

Another Life : Lawrence After Arabia

by A R B Simpson

Another Life : Lawrence After Arabia

'There was a craving to be famous; and a horror of being known to like being famous.' Lawrence's confession sums up so much of this book. The story of his remarkable life after the h...
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Aprons And Silver Spoons : What Was It Really Like To Live Below Stairs in the 1930s

Aprons And Silver Spoons : What Was It Really Like To Live Below Stairs in the 1930s

by Mollie Moran

Aprons And Silver Spoons : What Was it Really Like to Live Below Stairs in the 1930's

If you liked Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, it's time to discover the reality in the true story Aprons and Silver Spoons by ...
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Armchair Nation

Armchair Nation

by Joe Moran

Armchair Nation : An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV

But what does your furniture point at?' asks the character Joey in the sitcom Friends on hearing an acquaintance has no TV. It's a good question: since...
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Austerity Britain 1945-51

Austerity Britain 1945-51

by David Kynaston

Austerity Britain 1945-51

For the first time, the Sunday Times bestseller Austerity Britain is available in one complete paperback volume. Coursing through Austerity Britain is an astonishing variety of voices - vivid, ...
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Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy : The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer

Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy : The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer

by Anthony Lentin

Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy ? : The Troublesome Case of Sir Edgar Speyer

Sir Edgar Speyer was a conspicuous figure in the financial, cultural, social and political life of Edwardian London. Head of the syndicate wh...
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Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

by Barry Turner

Beacon For Change : The Festival of Britain 1951

Barry Turner's book marks the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, which transformed London's South Bank after the war. Centred on London's South Bank, which wa...
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Bertie  A Life of Edward VII

Bertie A Life of Edward VII

by Jane Ridley

Bertie : A Life of Edward VII

This is the Sunday Times bestseller shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize. Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian era but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he finally ...
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Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

by Bill Brown

Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother

By the time he was ten years old, Billy Brown was running a successful little business on the black market: whatever you needed, from bricks and firewood to dress material or machetes,...
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Bombsites And Lollypops : My 1950's East End Childhood

Bombsites And Lollypops : My 1950's East End Childhood

by Jackie Hyams

Bombsites And Lollypops : My 1950's East End Childhood

World War Two is finally over. Millions all over the country are starting to wonder if peacetime really is much of an improvement on the War. Food shortages, endles...
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