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1 Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin Became the Spirit of London (Hardback)

by Olivia Williams

Format: Hardback 336 pages
Published: 28/08/2014

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2 A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Hardback)

by James Hamilton

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 07/08/2014

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From the author of the acclaimed biography of Turner comes a major new work that explores the relationship between art and business in... Read more

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3 High Minds: The Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain (Paperback)

by Simon Heffer

Format: Paperback 896 pages
Published: 14/08/2014

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Presents an exploration of the making of the Victorian age and the Victorian mind. This book traces the evolution of British democracy and shows how... Read more

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4 Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs (Paperback)

by Nick Barratt

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 04/09/2014

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London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back... Read more

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5 Her Ladyship's Girl: A Maid's Life in London (Paperback)

by Anwyn Moyle

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 31/07/2014

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A fascinating memoir of a Welsh servant girl and lady's maid who lived and served in London between the wars. Read more

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6 Children of the Mill: True Stories from Quarry Bank (Hardback)

by David Hanson

Format: Hardback 304 pages
Published: 17/07/2014

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The Mill - set in early 19th-century Cheshire - was Channel 4's biggest drama launch of 2013. This book reveals the true history of the children... Read more

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7 Finding Longitude: How Ships, Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem (Hardback)

by Richard Dunn, National Maritime Museum, Rebekah Higgitt

Format: Hardback 256 pages
Published: 19/06/2014

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Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's exhibition "Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude". Read more

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8 Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots (Hardback)

by Terry Deary

Format: Hardback 288 pages
Published: 22/05/2014

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9 Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast (Hardback)

by Fiona-Jane Brown

Format: Hardback 96 pages
Published: 04/06/2014

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Following on from the bestselling Hidden Aberdeen, this title explores the rich history and the most quirky stories from the windswept lands beside... Read more

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10 Hidden St Andrews: Discover the Hidden History of One of Scotland's Oldest Towns (Hardback)

by Susan McMullan

Format: Hardback 96 pages
Published: 05/06/2014

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Known worldwide as the home of golf, St Andrews boasts iconic beaches, a picturesque castle and cathedral, and one of the last remaining city gates... Read more

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