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Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World

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Saga Land: The Island of Stories at the Edge of the World

Richard Fidler, Kari Gislason

Family history, tracing ancestors; Travel & holiday; Advocate - Travel

Paperback

'I adored this book - a wondrous compendium of Iceland's best sagas' - Hannah... [more]

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Convicted

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Convicted

Peter Bradley

History; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Synopsis coming soon....... [more]

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Six Decades of Holden Versus Ford: Family Cars, Family Feuds and Much More

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Six Decades of Holden Versus Ford: Family Cars, Family Feuds and Much More...

Dave Morley

History; Motor cars: general interest; Local history

Hardback

Whether you're loyal to Holden or Ford, this book is both a celebratory and irreverent comparison of Australia's two favourite... [more]

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My Family Tree

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My Family Tree

Royal Horticultural Society, Jo Foster

Family history, tracing ancestors; Stationery items

Hardback

A beautiful book to record your family history, with space for family and individual records, ancestry charts, family traditions... [more]

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Last King of the Cross

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Last King of the Cross

John Ibrahim

Biography; Autobiography: general; True stories; True crime; Local history

Paperback

John Ibrahim's incredible life story told in his own words. [more]

$19.99

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Lost Perth

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Lost Perth

Richard Offen

History; Local history; Nostalgia: general; Places in old photographs

Hardback

In 1901 Federation transformed Western Australia from an independent colony to a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and... [more]

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The Way We Were: Australia in the Last Century

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The Way We Were: Australia in the Last Century

Alan J. Whiticker

History; Places in old photographs

Paperback

The Way We Were covers key moments in our political history, our participation in war, the emergence of our best entertainers... [more]

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My family and other animus

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My family and other animus

James Jeffrey

Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Press & journalism; Humour; Nostalgia: general

Paperback

For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability... [more]

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London's 100 Strangest Places

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London's 100 Strangest Places

David Long

History; Local history

Hardback

A beautifully illustrated gift book to explore the hidden history of curious London on foot or from the armchair [more]

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London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings

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London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings

David Long

History; Social & cultural history; Local history

Hardback

A beautifully illustrated gift book to explore the most extraordinary buildings of London on foot or from the armchair [more]

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Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library

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Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library...

Chris Paling

Memoirs; Humour; Nostalgia: general

Paperback

Chris Paling's Reading Allowed is a wonderful, warm-hearted and eccentric look at the life of a librarian in a provincial... [more]

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Bradshaw's Handbook to London

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Bradshaw's Handbook to London

George Bradshaw

History; Transport: general interest; Local history; Classic travel writing

Hardback

Conway's latest contribution to the Bradshaw's publishing phenomenon is this superb and wonderfully illustrated guide to Victorian... [more]

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Tallest Tower, Smallest Star: A Pictorial Compendium of Comparisons

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Tallest Tower, Smallest Star: A Pictorial Compendium of Comparisons

Kate Baker

The Earth: natural history general; Nostalgia: general; Children's & Educational

Hardback

Follow-up to Highest Mountain, Deepest Ocean, this time exploring extraordinary comparisons in the human and natural world... [more]

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The Oldest House in London

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The Oldest House in London

Fiona Rule

History; Social & cultural history; Local history

Hardback

Every building in Britain has its own unique history - you just have to uncover it. [more]

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Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time

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Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time

Natalie Grueninger

History; Local history

Paperback

This a must-have companion for both those planning their own `Tudor pilgrimage' and for the armchair traveller alike. [more]

$24.99

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Almost a French Australia

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Almost a French Australia

Noelene Bloomfield

History; Local history

Paperback

Decades before the First Fleet, French ships were exploring large stretches of Australia. This Handsomely colour-illustrated... [more]

$38.95

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The Story of Edinburgh

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The Story of Edinburgh

John Peacock

History; Local history

Paperback

This book covers the history of the city of Edinburgh from the first Mesolithic explorers who camped on the shores of the... [more]

$42.99

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Edward I's Conquest of Wales

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Edward I's Conquest of Wales

Sean Davies

History; Military history; Local history

Hardback

The first scholarly account of the English conquest of Wales to be published for 100 years [more]

$65.00

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Barddabardda Wodjenangorddee: We're Telling All of You

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Barddabardda Wodjenangorddee: We're Telling All of You

Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation

History; Local history

Paperback

For countless generations, coastal country in the west Kimberley region of northwest Australia has been the home of Dambeemangaddee... [more]

$44.99

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Summer: Vintage Minis

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Summer: Vintage Minis

Laurie Lee

Biography; Autobiography: general; Rural communities; Local history

Paperback

How do you remember the summers of your childhood? For Laurie Lee they were flower-crested, heady, endless days. Here is an... [more]

$7.99

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Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family Tree on the Number-One Genealogy Website

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Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook: A How-To Manual for Tracing Your Family...

Nancy Hendrickson

Reference; Social & cultural history; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Companion to the ... Unofficial guide to Ancestry.com --Cover. [more]

$37.99

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Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell's Photographs Shaped Australia

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Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell's Photographs Shaped Australia

Joanna Sassoon

History; Places in old photographs

Paperback

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Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper

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Night Trains: The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper

Martin Andrew

Trains & railways: general interest; Nostalgia: general; Travel & holiday; Expeditions

Paperback

Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne... [more]

$32.99

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Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

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Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

Kathy Martin

Social & cultural history; Food & society; Business & Economics; Advertising; Nostalgia: general

Paperback

Revealing the stories of people responsible for some of our best known brands including William Henry Smith (W H Smith); Roy... [more]

$44.99

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History of Thredbo: Pioneers, Legends, Community

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History of Thredbo: Pioneers, Legends, Community

Chas Keys

History; Local history; Skiing

Hardback

For many the name Thredbo is synonymous with winter holidays, skiing on crisp white snow beneath clear blue skies. But for... [more]

$65.00

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