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A Little History of British Gardening

A Little History of British Gardening

by Jenny Uglow

A Little History of British Gardening

Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain take...
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A Week on the Broads

A Week on the Broads

by S K Baker

A Week On The Broads

During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Ba...
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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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Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

by Sophie Page

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

The art of predicting earthly events from the movements of stars and planets has always been a source of fascination. Medieval astrologers, though sometimes feared to be magicians in le...
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Barging Round Britain

Barging Round Britain

by John Sergeant & David Bartley

Barging Round Britain : Exploring the History of our Nation's Canals and Waterways

Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal net...
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Berries

Berries

by J McMorland Hunter & S Hughes

Berries : Growing And Cooking

Berries were amongst the first foods we ate and their position in history and folklore is well established. In the kitchen berries are all around performers, enhancing sweet and savory dish...
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Between Stone and Sky

Between Stone and Sky

by Whitney Brown

Between Stone and Sky

At the age of twenty-six, Whitney Brown met a dry-stone waller. Within weeks she was out on the hill with him in Wales, learning the language of dry-stone walling. Far away from the pressures of he...
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Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

by Sarah Rutherford

Botanic Gardens

Across the world hundreds of botanic gardens combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access, with Kew Gardens alone attracting around one million visitors a year. For centuries t...
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Built on Bones

Built on Bones

by Brenna Hassett

Built on Bones

Imagine you are a hunter-gatherer some 15,000 years ago. You've got a choice - carry on foraging, or plant a few seeds and move to one of those new-fangled settlements down the valley. What you won't know...
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Canal Narrowboats And Barges

Canal Narrowboats And Barges


Canal Narrowboats and Barges

Although the days when inland waterways were used primarily for trade have passed, there remains afloat today a great variety of boats that once carried cargoes. This book is mainly an intro...
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Canals And Waterways

Canals And Waterways

by Michael Ware

Canals And Waterways

This book traces the history of the canals and waterways, from Roman days through to the decline of the commercial traffic in the 1950s. It covers the building of the canals, the structures, their ...
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Capability Brown

Capability Brown

by Mayer, Laura

Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden

The name Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-83) has become synonymous with the eighteenth-century English landscape garden. Ruthlessly efficient, he could stake out the '...
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Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey

Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey

by Stuart Campbell

Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey

Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeys describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart ...
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Discovering Heraldry

Discovering Heraldry

by Fearn, Jacqueline

Discovering Heraldry

An introduction to heraldry, this little book explains each term with illustrations and text and expounds the basic principles so the reader will understand what a coat of arms consists of and the r...
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Discovering Place Names

Discovering Place Names

by John Field

Discovering Place Names

This book explains the meanings of more than 1500 place-names and discusses the techniques by which this information is obtained. It is not limited to England, but includes names from Ireland, Sc...
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Dreamstreets

Dreamstreets

by Jacqueline Yallop

Dreamstreets : A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias

Twenty years ago, Jacqueline Yallop was leading guided walks at Nenthead, one of a network of 'model' villages which sprang up across Britain during the eightee...
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East Midland Canals

East Midland Canals

by Ray Shill

East Midland Canals Through Time

In this, the second of two books examining the history and development of canals in the Midlands, Ray Shill traces the waterways of the East Midlands, from the early river navigations, s...
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Explorers' Sketchbooks

Explorers' Sketchbooks

by Huw Lewis-Jones & Kari Herbert

Explorers' Sketchbooks : The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Despite dramatic advances in technology and equipment over the centuries, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers' pockets that hasn't changed much at ...
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Follies

Follies

by Whitelaw, J

Follies

This book defines what a folly is and shows that these architectural curiosities are to be found all over Britain. Some are on hilltops or in remote places, while others, almost unnoticed, stand beside the roads...
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Foxes Unearthed

Foxes Unearthed

by Lucy Jones

Foxes Unearthed : A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain

As one of the largest predators left in Britain, the fox is captivating: a comfortably familiar figure in our country landscapes; an intriguing flash of b...
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