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A History of the Great Western Railway

The story of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam. The initials `GWR` conjure an evocative picture of a Brunswick green locomotive hauling tea-and-cream- coloured coaches through...

A London Safari: Walking Adventures in NW10

A walking adventure in one of Britain`s most diverse neighbourhoods, NW10. The book comes from an acclaimed blogger, and is accompanied by photos that go with the walks. It shows a microcosm of British...

Along the Waterfront: Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s

An evocative guide to the New York docks in the days of On the Waterfront by 'Mr Ocean Liner' William Miller.

Anne Neville: Richard III`s Tragic Queen

Shakespeare`s enduring image of Richard III`s queen is one of bitterness and sorrow. Anne curses the killer of her husband and father, before succumbing to his marriage proposal, bringing to herself a...

Bankside: London`s Original District of Sin

On the south bank of the Thames and demarcated by Blackfriars and Tower Bridges lies the district known as Bankside, the Borough and Southwark. Its origin was in a Roman settlement nestling around the...

Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London

”I love London society! I think it has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics.Just what Society should be.” An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDEBeautiful...

Bradshaw`s Guide South Eastern Railways: London, Chatham & Dover: Part 4

This fourth volume of illustrated Bradshaw`s Guides takes the traveller from the London Bridge and Victoria stations via the former South Eastern Railway to the `watering places` of the coast of Kent....

Bradshaw`s London: George Bradshaw`s Classic Guide of 1862

Famed for his railway hand-books - recently rediscovered through Michael Portillo`s television series on the great railway journeys - George Bradshaw also produced this Hand Book to London, which was...

Bristol Pubs

Ever since the days when it was the starting point for voyages of discovery to the New World, the old port of Bristol has boasted a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses, and public houses. Most of the older...

British Airways: An Illustrated History

There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world`s first commercial...

British Railway Wagons 1980-2015

All too often, when observing our railways, focus falls entirely on the locomotives or multiple units that haul the many services that travel on them. Britain`s railway wagons are equally deserving of...

British Saws: A History and Collector's Guide

Simon Barley explores British saws.

Brunel in London

Brunel and London. It might not seem an obvious association, but John Christopher puts the case that it was London, not Bristol, that was the most important centre of Brunel`s activities. It was here that...

City of London: The Archives of Judges of Hastings Ltd

The City of London is where London began 2,000 years ago when the Romans invaded. Today it is one of the most important financial centres in the world. With much destruction during the bombing of the Second...

Clerkenwell & Islington Pubs

Clerkenwell and Islington are two of London`s most historic districts; areas where radicalism once thrived and heavy industry flourished, where poverty and lawlessness were commonplace. This diverse and...

Coast Lines: Fleet List and History

The fascinating history of a famous Liverpool coastal shipping line.

Conwy & District Pubs

A fascinating history of the alehouses of Conwy and the surrounding area.

Cornish Pirates: Legends

The club's most iconic and successful players and managers.

Cunard-White Star Liners of the 1930s

William H. Miller, 'Mr Ocean Liner', looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star during the 1930s.

Dennis Fire Engines

The first complete history of the world famous Dennis fire engines.

Don Kenyon: His Own Man

Telling the life of Worcestershire CCC's most influential captain through fascinating pictures - Don Kenyon.

Ealing a Concise History

Ealing, once known as the `Queen of the Suburbs`, has had a long and varied history. Once a country town in Middlesex, the area became part of the City of London in 1965 and celebrates its fiftieth anniversary...

Edward II: The Unconventional King

The dramatic life and mysterious death of the reviled Edward II, focusing on the vivid personality of the erratic and contradictory king, his unorthodox lifestyle and his passionate relationships with...

Electrifying the Underground: The Technology That Created London`s Tube

It was a public transport revolution. London had led the world in the development of a subterranean railway system. The first sub-surface lines, constructed by the cut-and-cover method, were operated with...

Eyewitness Accounts My Life as an Explorer

My Life as an Explorer is a classis of Polar literature, written by the one man to do more to further the exploration of both Polar Regions than any other person. First sailing to the Antarctic in the...

From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Historical figures whose lives help explain today's global economy.

Glasgow Central Station Through Time

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Glasgow Central Station has changed and developed over the last century.

Glasgow in 50 Buildings

From its status as the Second City of the Empire to its current role as a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of new industry and education, Glasgow has a proud history and, through the years, has invested...

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