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Britain's Kings & Queens
This slim book is perfect for a school project or for those interested in the history of British monarchy. With full colour images on each page it is engaging and bright. The...
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Castles of Scotland
The Pitkin Guide to Castles of Scotland.
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Coats of Arms (Piktin)
From the dawn of civilisation to the present day, people have used symbols to explain their existence, beliefs and culture, as well as identifying individuals and representing...
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Dry Stone Walls
This book explains the reasons for building dry stone walls, the story of their development, technical details of their construction, regional styles and the state of the craft...
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Dungeons & Torture
Mankind likes to consider itself 'civilised'. Sadly this civilisation is only skin-deep, and man's inhumanity to man, both in war and peace, has always been a cause for shame....
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Green Man
We see the Green Man half-hidden on the walls of many of our old churches, a face surrounded by leaves. This beautifully illustrated and well-researched Pitkin Guide looks at this...
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Green Man
Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. Inspired by the illustrations in book margins where...
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Highland Games
The Highland Games brought to life in full colour - Highland dancing, bagpipe competitions, parades and the famous heavy events.
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HM Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Souvenir
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 60 years as British Sovereign in 2012. With the exception of Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, she is the longest-serving monarch...
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How to Read Castles
How to Read Castles is a travel-sized primer that takes a strictly visual approach to castle architecture, building up the reader's vocabulary of castle types, styles, and materials...
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Knights Templar
An entertaining historical guide to the legendary and mysterious order of medieval warrior knights who have been associated with everything from freemasonry to the Holy Grail,...
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Life in the 1950s
The 1950s began in the shadow of War. In Britain, food was still rationed as the country strove to pay off the huge debts that were the legacy of war. However by the end of the...
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Life in the 1960s
The 1960s have gone down in history as the swinging sixties; when the permissive society swept the country in a haze of mini-skirts, psychedelic posters, pop festivals and ‘love-ins’...
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Life in the 1970s
The Home – decor, architecture, new trends, technology, Christmas The Workplace – women, growing trades, technology, culture of Popular Products – food, high street, shopping...
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Life In The Mill
A descriptive history of life in the mill including sections on the Textile Revolution, Arkwright of Cromford, Owen of New Lanark, the Luddites, spinning weaving and the mills...
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Life In The Mine
A descriptive history of life in the mine, including sections on the ancient industry, the role of women and children in the mines, what conditions were like and what miner's lives...
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Life On The Canal (RPND)
A descriptive history of life on the canal including sections on building the canals, narrow boats, working boats, and the lives of people who lived on or worked on the canals...
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Life On The Farm
A concise pictorial history of farming from 4000 BC to the introduction of the tractor and the post war years.
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Life on the Fishing Fleet
The British fishing fleet industry was one of huge importance: it was estimated that in the late 19th century there were 22,000 merchant ships in the country but 30,000 fishing...
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Life On The Railway
The first steam locomotive chuffed its way down the tracks in 1804, but it was not until 1830, with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, that the Railway Age really...
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Lighthouses
This book features lots of colour photographs of lighthouses alongside the text, with details of each lighthouse shown. The story of the lighthouse is as fascinating and diverse...
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Lighthouses of the World
Lighthouses hold a perennial fascination for all sorts of people - an indicator of danger, a beacon of the sea, laced with history and romance and a magnet for coastal walkers...
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Loch Ness Monster, The
Here is the intriguing story of the hunt for the world's best loved monster.
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Loch Ness Monster, The (2018RP)
Loch Ness is one of the most famous tourist sites in the world - not simply because of its stunning beauty, but mostly because of the mystery of the Monster that may lurk in its...
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Peat and Peat Cutting
For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration...
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Pleasure Steamers
The first commercial paddle steamer was the Comet of 1812. Soon competitive steamer services developed, resulting in bigger and more magnificent vessels, and before long no seaside...
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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria reigned for 63 years. When she came to the throne, the royal family was in disrepute; when she died it was held in great respect at home and abroad.
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Rock Lighthouses of Britain
With full colour photographs and illustrations alongside the text, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's...
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Royal Line of Succession, The
The British Monarchy from Egbert AD 802 to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Saxons & Vikings
This slim books offers full colour photographs and illustrations and makes a great companion for a school project or an excellent starting point for those interested in Viking...
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