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We have a wide range of books on a vast number of subjects ranging from archaeology of ancient sites through to the modern piers of Britain’s sea side towns.

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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...


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Dangerous Energy
This book comprises a national study of the explosives industry and provides a framework for identification of its industrial archaeology and social history. Few monuments of gunpowder manufacture ...


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Red Sky at Night
How to navigate by the stars, attract butterflies to a garden, build the perfect bonfire, and bake one's own bread - an indispensable guide to everything people knew and loved before we went insid...


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The Blind Watchmaker
Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific disc...


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Built to Brew
Beer has been brewed in England since Neolithic times, and this book combines a thoroughly enjoyable exploration of beer's history and built heritage with new in-depth research into the nuts and b...


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Licensed to Sell
This is a revised edition of English Heritage's widely acclaimed study of that great British institution, the public house. First published in 2004, this was described as the best history of the p...


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The Ultimate Book of Beers
The book within this slipcase provides a fascinating introduction to the most renowned beers in the world. Including more than 400 of the finest beers from around the globe from Trappist monasteries i...


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The Aerofilms Collection embodies all that is exciting about aerial photography - including historic shots of well known British landmarks taken at exceptionally low altitudes Provi...


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Blackpool's Seaside Heritage
Blackpool is Britain's favourite seaside resort. Each year millions of visitors come to walk on its three piers, ride donkeys, enjoy shows at the Winter Gardens, scream on the thrilling rides at t...


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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 Building of England
From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the homes we live in, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world. The Building of England puts into context the sign...


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Cold War
The historical and cultural aspects of the Cold War have been much studied, yet its physical manifestations in England its buildings and structures have remained largely unknown. To the great lands...


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Crafted in Britain
Crafted in Britain is a celebration of Britain's traditional crafts and industries that have survived into the modern world, not as museums but on their merits. In an age of increasing automation ...


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Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland
Key Features Expanded and updated gazetteer and guide to sites of Jewish Heritage across Britain and Ireland Easy to use, covering more than 350 buildings and sites Packed with colour photog...


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Chamberlin, Powell & Bon
Chamberlin, Powell and Bon are the architects behind London's epic Barbican development - this is the first published study of their work. The book contains stunning photography, plans and pr...


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Ditherington Mill and the Industrial Revolution
Ditherington Mill in Shrewsbury is rightly celebrated as having the first iron-framed building in the world. Its highly innovative structure provided a fireproof environment for industrial processes a...


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The Encyclopedia of Formula 1
Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport. From the early days to the present season, this guide gives comprehensive insight i...


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England's Shipwreck Heritage
What do characters as diverse as Alfred the Great, the architect Sir Christopher Wren, diarist Samuel Pepys and the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins have in common? All had some involvement in shi...


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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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Forties Fashion
Here is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940s—from French style under the Occupation and the “make do and mend” approach to wartime clothing shortages through the development of ...


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