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Then and Now
Then and Now encompasses the world from Greece, through Asia, the Americas and Africa. It includes all the technological advances that changed the way in which we work and play. This fa...


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Picturing England
Photographers have taken pictures of England’s buildings and landscapes since the invention of the medium, making images of the traces of past societies as well as photographing the new building...


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The working day for the majority of us in 21st century England usually involves long hours spent in front of a computer screen, or working in service industries. The photographs in this book evoke a t...


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Suffolks Defended Shore
Suffolk's Defended Shore presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. The surv...


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Britain's Oldest Art
Britain's first Ice Age cave art was discovered at Creswell Crags in 2003 by Paul Bahn, Paul Pettitt and Sergio Ripoll. The book starts with the discovery of the art, places the Ice Age archaeolog...


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The English Seaside
There is a powerful sense of place at the seaside. You know what to expect. Fishing villages usually have a pier, boats, lobster pots, and masses of seagulls while resort towns have esplanades, piers,...


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British Seaside Piers
The seaside pier is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the British holiday resort and for many of us it is the epitome of excursions to the seaside. No two piers are the same, ranging as they do from t...


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The Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co
A hugely important collection of images of the built environment in England from 1870 until the 2nd World War Explores the collection's social significance and the evolving role of commercial p...


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