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Stories of a Manchester Street

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Stories of a Manchester Street

Phil Barton, Elaine Bishop

Local history

Paperback

How people born all over the world came to live together on a multi-cultural street in inner-city Manchester [more]

$42.99

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Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians

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Tracing Your Potteries Ancestors: A Guide for Family & Local Historians...

Sharpe, Michael

Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Essential handbook for anyone researching the local and family history of the Potteries. [more]

$39.99

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The Dark Side of Oxford: Crime, Poverty and Violence

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The Dark Side of Oxford: Crime, Poverty and Violence

Marilyn Yurdan

Local history

Paperback

Vivid reconstructions of crimes and misdeeds illustrate the little-known richness of local history. [more]

$34.99

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Tracing Your Insolvent Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Tracing Your Insolvent Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Paul Blake

Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Practical but expert guide to researching insolvent debtor and bankrupt ancestors. [more]

$39.99

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Tracing Your Docker Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Tracing Your Docker Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Ombler, Alex

Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

An essential handbook for anyone searching for an ancestor who worked in the docks. [more]

$39.99

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Struggle and Suffrage in Wakefield: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

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Struggle and Suffrage in Wakefield: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality...

Gaynor Haliday

Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women; Demonstrations & protest movements; Local history

Paperback

How the lives of women in Wakefield changed over a century as they grew in confidence and independence, helped mainly by a... [more]

$34.99

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Gwent Folk Tales

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Gwent Folk Tales

Christine Anne Watkins

Folklore, myths & legends; Local history

Paperback

A collection of folk tales and myths from Gwent retold by a local storyteller [more]

$29.99

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The A-Z of Curious Wales: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics

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The A-Z of Curious Wales: Strange Stories of Mysteries, Crimes and Eccentrics...

Mark Rees

Local history

Hardback

Strange stories of Welsh mysteries, crimes, characters, achievers, inventors, folklore and legends [more]

$37.99

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The Newcastle Commercials: 16th (S) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in the Great War

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The Newcastle Commercials: 16th (S) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in...

Cave, Nigel

First World War; Military life & institutions; Local history

Hardback

Detailed appendices of the battalion, including original composition, list of casualties on 1 July, and a Roll of Honour,... [more]

$79.99

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Dumfries and Galloway: People and Place, c.1700-1914

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Dumfries and Galloway: People and Place, c.1700-1914

Edward J. Cowan, Kenneth Veitch

Social & cultural history; Ethnic studies; Local history

Hardback

Dumfries and Galloway is one of the least-known regions of Scotland. Despite memories and traditions to match those of Gaelic-speaking... [more]

$68.99

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The Story of the Fens

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The Story of the Fens

Frank Meeres

Local history

Paperback

Thousands of years of history in one richly illustrated volume [more]

$47.99

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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

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The Family Tree Problem Solver: Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive...

Marsha Hoffman Rising

Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's newly updated bestselling book The Family Tree... [more]

$42.99

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The Granite Men: A History of the Granite Industries of Aberdeen and North East Scotland

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The Granite Men: A History of the Granite Industries of Aberdeen and North...

Jim Fiddes

Industrialisation & industrial history; Construction industry; Local history

Paperback

A comprehensive history of the industries of the Granite City of Aberdeen [more]

$49.99

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Black Plaques London: Memorials to Misadventure

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Black Plaques London: Memorials to Misadventure

John Ambrose Hide

Memorials, monuments; Geographical reference; Local history

Paperback

`Imagine a grown-up version of Horrible Histories.' Sunday Times [more]

$32.99

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North of Ireland Folk Tales for Children

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North of Ireland Folk Tales for Children

Doreen McBride

Folklore, myths & legends; Local history

Paperback

Folk tales from the north of Ireland, selected for children by a professional storyteller [more]

$32.99

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A History of Women's Lives in Scunthorpe

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A History of Women's Lives in Scunthorpe

Carole McEntee-Taylor

Gender studies: women; Local history

Paperback

A History of Women's Lives in Scunthorpe shines a brief spotlight on the unsung heroes, the women from the 1840s to the 1950s... [more]

$39.99

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Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

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Struggle and Suffrage in Chelmsford: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality...

Stephen Wynn

Gender studies: women; Local history

Paperback

Looks at a comparison of the life of women in Chelmsford against what was happening on the national picture. [more]

$34.99

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Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

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Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality...

Rachel Bellerby

Gender studies: women; Local history

Paperback

Tells the story of Bradford's women during a century of enormous change. [more]

$39.99

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Barnsley at War 1939-45

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Barnsley at War 1939-45

Mark Green

Second World War; Local history

Paperback

A unique comprehensive history of Barnsley during the war. [more]

$34.99

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The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

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The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy

Blaine T. Bettinger

DNA & Genome; Family history, tracing ancestors

Hardback

Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most-cutting edge tool available to genealogists. [more]

$52.99

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Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors

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Country House Secrets: Behind Closed Doors

Ruth Binney

Palaces, chateaux, country houses; British & Irish history; Nostalgia: general

Hardback

Inside the country house, what exactly were the duties of the master's valet and the lady's maid? The answers... [more]

$29.99

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The Decline of an English Village

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The Decline of an English Village

Robin Page (Chair, Countryside Restoration Trust)

The countryside, country life; Local history

Hardback

This is the 45th Annniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic... [more]

$44.99

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Leeds Then and Now

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Leeds Then and Now

Eric Musgrave

Local history; Places in old photographs; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Hardback

Using archive photos from the 1860s to the 1960 paired with a modern viewpoint, Leeds Then and Now shows how the great northern... [more]

$29.99

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World

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Legacy: One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World...

Thomas Harding

British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Family history, tracing ancestors

Hardback

this is a tour de force.' JULIA NEUBERGER'An impressively researched account.' ANNE KERSHEN'An astonishing story, beautifully... [more]

$55.00

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Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

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Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University...

Michael V. Metz

History of the Americas; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Universities; Religious freedom & freedom of worship; Local history

Paperback

In 1969, the campus tumult that defined the Sixties reached a flash point at the University of Illinois. Out-of-town radicals... [more]

$56.99

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