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Exploring Avebury: The Essential Guide

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Exploring Avebury: The Essential Guide

Steve Marshall

History; Local history

Paperback

Avebury in Wiltshire is best known as the world's largest stone circle, but surrounding it is a wealth of ancient monuments.... [more]

$37.99

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London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures

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London in Fragments: A Mudlark's Treasures

Edward Sandling

History; Archaeology by period & region; Local history

Hardback

Objects found on the banks of the Thames tell the stories of Londoners through the centuries. [more]

$34.99

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Where Dragons Soar: And Other Animal Folk Tales of the British Isles

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Where Dragons Soar: And Other Animal Folk Tales of the British Isles

Pete Castle

Religion & beliefs; Folklore, myths & legends; Local history

Paperback

An enchanting collection of animal folk tales retold by a professional storyteller Within these pages are tales of scheming... [more]

$24.99

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The New Eastgate Swing: Dan Markham #2

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The New Eastgate Swing: Dan Markham #2

Chris Nickson

Fiction & Literature; Historical mysteries; Local history

Paperback

Leeds, 1957: When enquiry agent Dan Markham and his new partner, retired Detective Sergeant Baker, take on a missing persons... [more]

$22.99

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Australia's Haunted History

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Australia's Haunted History

Trudy Toohill

Local history

Paperback

Australia's Haunted History is a collection of spine-tingling, blood-curdling, frightening and often mysterious Australian... [more]

$29.99

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Bloodhound: Searching For My Father

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Bloodhound: Searching For My Father

Ramona Koval

Biography; Memoirs; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

A personal quest to uncover the truth about her parents and her birth, by the daughter of Holocaust survivors. [more]

$23.99

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Whisperings in the Blood

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Whisperings in the Blood

Shelley Davidow

Biography; Memoirs; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

An exquisite, compelling story of courage, destiny and the search for home. [more]

$29.95

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Secret Chelmsford

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Secret Chelmsford

Jim Reeve

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

Paperback

Explore Chelmsford's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs. [more]

$37.95

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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's...

Jennifer Teege, Nikola Sellmair

Biography; Memoirs; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary memoir of a German-Nigerian woman who learns that her grandfather was... [more]

$19.99

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When This Thing Happened: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Wars That Changed Them

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When This Thing Happened: The Story of a Father, a Son, and the Wars That...

Michael McKernan

Biography; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

A tour de force about the impact of war on one family over the twentieth century. As deputy director of the Australian War... [more]

$29.99

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The Origins of English Surnames

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The Origins of English Surnames

Joslin Fiennes

History; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

This book examines the origins of English surnames, looking at names of occupational, locational, symbolic and personal origin.... [more]

$36.95

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Orkney: A Historical Guide

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Orkney: A Historical Guide

Caroline Wickham-Jones

History; Local history

Paperback

This newly revised book is designed to provide a comprehensive guide for those who visit Orkney and would like to know more... [more]

$25.95

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Mini Retro Melbourne

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Mini Retro Melbourne

Fred Mitchell

History; Local history; Places & peoples: pictorial works

Hardback

Mini Retro Melbourne is an exciting and colourful walk down memory lane. Showcasing rare photos of one of the most beautiful... [more]

$24.99

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Bath

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Bath

Kirsten Elliott

History; Local history; Travel & holiday guides

Hardback

Throughout recorded history, Bath has been famed for its hot springs. The Romans bathed there; Elizabeth I promoted the spa... [more]

$55.00

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Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

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Genealogy Online, Tenth Edition

Elizabeth Crowe

Reference; Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

Featuring new coverage of DNA genealogy, the new edition of this bestselling online genealogy guide shows how to begin or... [more]

$37.95

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Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family

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Good Living Street: The Fortunes of My Viennese Family

Tim Bonyhady

Biography; Memoirs; Family history, tracing ancestors

Paperback

From high society in Vienna to a small flat in Sydney; from patrons of the arts to refugees from the Holocaust; this is the... [more]

$24.99

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The Secret History of Chelmsford

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The Secret History of Chelmsford

Paul Wreyford

History; Local history

Paperback

Charles Dickens described Chelmsford as the `dullest' place on earth and added that there was not a lot to see here. Did you... [more]

$25.95

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Railways of Tasmania's Wild West

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Railways of Tasmania's Wild West

Nick Anchen

History; Trains & railways: general interest; Local history

Hardback

Tasmania's wild West Coast contained some of the most fascinating railways and tramways ever constructed in Australia. Built... [more]

$59.95

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The Railway Dog: The True Story of an Australian Outback Dog

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The Railway Dog: The True Story of an Australian Outback Dog

Olwyn M. Parker

Biography; Dogs as pets; Local history

Paperback

The touching true story of an Australian outback dog. [more]

$24.99

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The Secret History of Our Streets: London

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The Secret History of Our Streets: London

Joseph Bullman, Neil Hegarty, Brian Hill

History; Local history

Paperback

The Secret History of Our Streets explores six roads spread across inner London - from Camberwell, Holland Park and Islington... [more]

$24.99

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A Railway to Cudgewa

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A Railway to Cudgewa

Nick Anchen

History; Trains & railways: general interest; Local history

Hardback

The spectacular mountain railway from Wodonga to Cudgewa in north eastern Victoria was one of Australia's truly fascinating... [more]

$49.95

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Voices from the Asylum: West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

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Voices from the Asylum: West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Mark Davis, Marina Kidd

History; Care of the mentally ill; Local history; Places in old photographs

Hardback

Voices and stories from the patients of Menston Asylum [more]

$42.95

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Her Majesty's Pleasure: A centenary celebration for Adelaide's theatre of the stars

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Her Majesty's Pleasure: A centenary celebration for Adelaide's theatre of...

Frank Van Straten

Theatre Studies; Dance & Performing arts; Local history

Hardback

This unique book raises the curtain on the history of Adelaide's most remarkable playhouse - Her Majesty's Theatre. For 100... [more]

$39.95

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History of Mount Coot-Tha

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History of Mount Coot-Tha

Janet Spillman

History; Conservation of the environment; Local history

Paperback

The history of the much-loved recreation area a story of politicians, managers, writers, artists and photographers who protected... [more]

$29.95

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Mateship with Birds

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Mateship with Birds

A. H. Chisholm

Mathematics & Sciences; Birds (ornithology); Environmental science, engineering & technology; Wildlife: birds & birdwatching; Nostalgia: general

Hardback

<p><b>With the original introduction by C.J. Dennis and a new foreword by Sean Dooley.</b></p> <p>Ninety years on, A.H. Chisholm's... [more]

$24.95

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