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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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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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Dry Stone Walls
This book explains the reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft...
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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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Girl Outdoors, The
An adventurous best mate in book form, The Girl Outdoors is a rip-roaring guide to the wider, wilder world. Whether you're going on a physically demanding expedition or making...
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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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Green Man
Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Inspired by the illustrations in book margins where...
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Highland Games
The Highland Games brought to life in full colour - Highland dancing, bagpipe competitions, parades and the famous heavy events.
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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
Here is the intriguing story of the hunt for the world's best loved monster.
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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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Making of Outlander: Official Guide (Nov)
It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance...
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National Trust Guide to Camping
This is a practical and inspirational guide to camping. It's about getting outside and enjoying the Great British Outdoors, whether you want to do it under canvas or in a glamorous...
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Peat and Peat Cutting
For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration...
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Pleasure Steamers
The first commercial paddle steamer was the Comet of 1812. Soon competitive steamer services developed, resulting in bigger and more magnificent vessels, and before long no seaside...
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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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Rock Lighthouses of Britain
With full colour photographs and illustrations alongside the text, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's...
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Royal Line of Succession, The
The British Monarchy from Egbert AD 802 to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Scotland's Kings & Queens
The Pitkin Guide to Scotland's Kings & Queens.
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Van Life
The variety of people seduced by the idea of living, or at least holidaying, in a home on wheels is wide and all-encompassing; from retired couples to digital nomads, and from...
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Wee Guide To Scottish Ghosts And Bogles
This Guide to Scottish Ghosts and Bogles features some 50 haunted hotels to stay at and haunted places to visit. It contains over 90 photographs and a map.
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Wild Camping
From getting back to nature with a tent, some matches and a few litres of bottled water, to enjoying a pub dinner and camping out in the garden afterwards, this book shows how...
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