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We have an extensive collection of titles that aim to bring history to your fingertips. Our books 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. 

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Practical Building Conservation: Stone
This volume, Stone, considers the wide variety of historical uses, from simple masonry walling through to elaborate carving and decoration. The book considers why stone decays or fails and how to asse...

£90.00

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Practical Building Conservation: Roofing
This volume, Roofing, looks at traditional roof coverings used on historic buildings. Many materials and systems have been used to provide roof coverings, and the book provides information about their...

£90.00

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Practical Building Conservation: Conservation Basics
The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past (William Faulkner 1879-1962). The past, in other words, lives in the present. Historic buildings and places are an integral part of our col...

£90.00

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Practical Building Conservation: Concrete
Despite some public antipathy towards its appearance and concerns about its longevity and environmental impact, the importance of concrete to the nation's architectural heritage is gradually being...

£90.00

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The Lemurs Tale
A ring-tailed lemur is stowed away on a boat from Madagascar, and eventually ends up in the home of an eccentric but dysfunctional family. His night-time antics cause confusion, as he nibbles on the f...

£7.99

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London Under
London Under is an atmospheric, imaginative introduction to everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts and moder...

£9.99

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Guidebook: Wernher Collection at Ranger's House
This unique art collection formed by Julius Wernher, is now displayed at Ranger's House, Blackheath. It presents an extraordinary wealth of medieval, Renaissance and later works of art, including ...

£4.50

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Guidebook: Norham Castle
Built in the 12th century by a Bishop of Durham, the huge bulk of Norham Castle commands a strong, defensive position above the River Tweed. After withstanding repeated attacks during the 13th and 14t...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Totnes Castle
Totnes Castle was built in the early years of the Norman Conquest to dominate the Saxon town of Totnes and the crossing over the River Dart. It was almost certainly constructed by Juhel, one of Willia...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Okehampton Castle
For 500 years after its Norman beginnings, Okehampton Castle served as a dramatic symbol of the power of its owners. The impressive castle ruins, high on their spur overlooking the valley of the River...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Medieval Bishops' Palace, Lincoln
The Palace of Medieval Bishops of Lincoln was one of the most impressive buildings of the Middle Ages. The bishops were great princes of the Church and the palace reflected their power and influences....

£3.50

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Guidebook: Rushton Triangular Lodge
Rushton Triangular Lodge, one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain, was built in the 1590s by Sir Thomas Tresham, an Elizabethan knight and landowner. Although fiercely loyal to the queen as...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Lyddington Bede House
The surviving building was a wing of a medieval rural palace of the Bishops of Lincoln. The estate included fishponds and a deer park. In 1600 this building became an almshouse for 12 poor men, two wo...

£2.50

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Guidebook: Portland Castle
Portland Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1539 and 1540 to protect an important anchorage known as the 'Portland Roads'. It was one of a series of coastal fortresses designed to protect ...

£3.50

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Guidebook: Silchester Roman Town
Silchester in Hampshire is one of the best preserved Roman towns in Britain. It originated as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age tribe of the Atrebates from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman con...

£4.00

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Collins Nature Guides - Garden Birds
This new full-colour photographic guide includes over 100 birds commonly found in the gardens of Britain and Europe. Each bird is illustrated with its own colour photograph. Individual descriptions...

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guides - Rocks and Minerals of Britain & Europe
This Collins Nature Guide includes 220 of the rocks, minerals and gemstones you are most likely to see in Britain and Europe, each described and illustrated. There is an ID fact file for each rock ...

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guide Herbs and Healing Plants
This new photographic guide includes over 300 plants used in both conventional and homeopathic medicine. Each plant is shown in a colour photograph and its herbal uses or healing powers are explained....

£4.99

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Collins Nature Guide - Trees of Britain and Europe
This new full colour photographic guide to over 300 species of tree found in Britain and Europe arranges trees by the shape of their leaves for easy identification. Each species is illustrated with...

£4.99

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Wild Flowers of Britain and Europe
This full colour photographic guide to over 350 species of wild flower found in Britain and Europe arranges flowers by colour for easy identification. Each species is illustrated with its own colour p...

£4.99

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