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The shop’s extensive collection of titles puts centuries of history right at your fingertips. Our books and journals cover a broad range of interests, from buildings and archaeology to sport and industry. You’ll also find the distinctive English Heritage Guidebooks for an in-depth look at some of the country’s greatest sites. For younger readers, there are plenty of quirky tales and adventures from history, including the best-selling Horrible Histories.

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Photographing Historic Buildings
This book looks at what motivates us to take photographs and at some of the methods of using the camera to do so successfully. It also examines some standards that should be applied to the photographs...

£20.00

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England's Maritime Heritage from the air
England has a long and historic relationship with the sea. The source of a bountiful harvest of seafood that has sustained the population, it provides trade routes and a final line of defense against ...

£35.00

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The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol
This study, covering the period c.1000 to c.1800, is of the medieval and early modern houses of Bristol, England’s second city in the later Middle Ages and again in the 18th century. Based partl...

£100.00

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The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England
Although railway companies typically realised higher revenues from transporting goods than passengers, the sheds and warehouses associated with goods transport have received relatively little attentio...

£14.99

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Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage
Widely used by heritage professionals, when specifying survey work throughout the historic environment sector, and by academics researching building conservation, this is the specification for the Met...

£50.00

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Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970
Neo-Georgian design, which began with a revival of the Georgian ideals of symmetry and classical proportion in the late nineteenth century, has exerted a powerful and enduring influence on English-lan...

£50.00

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If Stones Could Speak
What are the secrets of the ancient stone circle? Were the carefully placed stones a burial site, an ancient calendar, a place of Druid worship... or even a site of sacrifice? World renowned archae...

£10.99

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Guidebook: Cleeve Abbey
Cleeve Abbey, by archaeologist Stuart Harrison and Dr Michael Carter, Senior Historian at English Heritage, examines the architecture and history of this Cistercian abbey in Somerset, which contains s...

£3.50

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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories
In the winter of 2016, English Heritage sent some of the UK’s finest contemporary writers to stay at different historical sites across the UK. From Max Porter at Eltham Palace to Mark Haddon dee...

£12.99

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Art Deco Patterns to Colour
Explore the glamorous and fashionable Art Deco era in this gorgeous book full of stylish patterns to colour. It includes information about 1920s design and the colour palette of the time, from day-to-...

£5.99

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Art Deco Tiles
Art Deco was arguably the twentieth century's most popular and memorable design movement, and has come to define the inter-war period with its clean sleek lines, streamlined shapes, bold abstract ...

£7.99

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Victoria & Abdul
The tall handsome Abdul Karim was just twenty-four when he arrived in England from Agra to wait all tables during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. An assistant clerk an Agra Central jail, he sudde...

£9.99

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Collins Nature Guide: Birds of Britain & Europe
Birds of Britain & Europe covers over 250 of the most common birds found in Britain and Europe. Each species is illustrated and described in detail in the text. The birds are organized by size, an...

£2.99

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain
The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685-1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope of his achievements encompasses architecture, palatial interi...

£60.00

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The Tudor Garden
Contrived, colourful and cultured, the Tudor garden was a paradise on earth, given over to pleasurable pastimes and aesthetic effect. Artificiality was the fashion of the age, with clipped and twining...

£6.99

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Technology in the Country House
Visits to country houses are an important leisure pursuit throughout the British Isles, not just to appreciate their superb architecture, great paintings and elaborate furniture but also to experience...

£60.00

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London Art Deco
The Art Deco style gained prominence at the 1925 Paris Exposition, after which each nation seemed to adapt its own distinct architectural style. Less florid than the French or that of the United State...

£9.99

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Children's World War Two Pack
The Second World War changed the lives of millions of men, women and children. Nearly 2 million children were evacuated over the course of the war and each child was given a variety of items to help t...

£6.00

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The Adventures of King Arthur
Young readers can enjoy the medieval legend of King Arthur, carefully written for children starting to read alone. These exciting tales follow Arthur as he rules his kingdom, falls in love and tries t...

£4.99

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The Great War Cook Book
During the First World War, Britain was nearly starved into submission, as so many ships were lost to German submarines. Basics such as butter, eggs, milk and meat were in short supply, so the British...

£9.99

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