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Britain's Kings & Queens
This slim book is perfect for a school project or for those interested in the history of British monarchy. With full colour images on each page it is engaging and bright.The book...
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Castles of Wales
Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. From the Norman keep at Cardiff to the Welsh stronghold at Criccieth, and Edward I's famous fortifications...
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Celts
Short, beautifully illustrated guide to the world of the Celts: their society, language, arts and religion. Sections on the Celts in Britain, their confrontation with the Romans...
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an innovator, and is undoubtedly one of Scotland's most celebrated architects. His astounding buildings creatively reinterpreted the past and opened...
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City of Edinburgh
Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century sophistication and charm...
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City of Edinburgh: Chinese
Chinese language Edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: French
French Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: German
German Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Japanese
Japanese Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Russian
Russian Language edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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City of Edinburgh: Spanish
Spanish Lanuage edition: Based on two walks, this guide takes in all the best on offer in Scotland's capital city - history, romance, culture and tradition mixed with 21st-century...
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Coats of Arms
From the dawn of civilisation to the present day, people have used symbols to explain their existence, beliefs and culture, as well as identifying individuals and representing...
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Dungeons & Torture
Mankind likes to consider itself 'civilised'. Sadly this civilisation is only skin-deep, and man's inhumanity to man, both in war and peace, has always been a cause for shame....
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English Castles
Castles were introduced into England by the Normans in the 11th century. More than 1500 were built thoughout England and Wales during the next 400 years. This classic Pitkin looks...
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Flying Scotsman
Everyone knows the name Flying Scotsman but not everyone knows the history of this world-famous locomotive. Here Baldwin takes the reader on a railway journey through time, beginning...
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Green Man
We see the Green Man half-hidden on the walls of many of our old churches, a face surrounded by leaves. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched Pitkin Guide looks at this...
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Life in a Medieval Castle
This slim guide is the perfect companion for a school project or for those interested in Medieval life. Featuring colourful photographs and illustrations, it discusses all aspects...
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Life In The Mill
A descriptive history of life in the mill including sections on the Textile Revolution, Arkwright of Cromford, Owen of New Lanark, the Luddites, spinning weaving and the mills...
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Life In The Mine
A descriptive history of life in the mine, including sections on the ancient industry, the role of women and children in the mines, what conditions were like and what miner's lives...
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Life On The Farm
A concise pictorial history of farming from 4000 BC to the introduction of the tractor and the post war years.
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Life On The Railway
The first steam locomotive chuffed its way down the tracks in 1804, but it was not until 1830, with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, that the Railway Age really...
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Loch Ness Monster, The
Step behind the scenes of the biggest mystery of the British Isles. Loch Ness is one of the most popular visitor sites in the world. Its stunning beauty draws many, but far...
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Outlander's Scotland
Ever since the first airing of the world famous Outlander TV series in 2014, millions of viewers around the world have been transported to the wild hills and craggy castles of...
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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years. When she came to the throne, the royal family was in disrepute; when she died it was held in great respect at home and abroad.
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Royal Line of Succession, The
The British Monarchy from Egbert AD 802 to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Scottish Castles
Discover Scotland's most magnificent castles - from towering city fortresses and beautiful Highland palaces to remote lochside ruins.
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Titanic: Pitkin Guide
An authoritative and highly illustrated guide to all aspects of the Titanic.
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Walk York
Getting around York on foot is easy and fun. Walking gives you the chance to explore York s secret corners, layered history, ancient streets and hidden gardens. With illustrated...
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