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Masters of the Post


The Authorized History of the Royal Mail

Duncan Campbell-Smith


Penguin 2012
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The story of the Royal Mail is also the story of modern Britain: the organization of the nation into a coherent network, the establishment of regular The story of the Royal Mail is also the story of modern Britain: the organization of the nation into a coherent network, the establishment of regular transport links and the improvement of infrastructure and technology. It is a story full of innovative characters such as Rowland Hill, who established the revolutionary penny post, the novelist Anthony Trollope, who pioneered the use of the post box, and the Post Office boffins who built the first computers for the Bletchley Park codebreakers. ...more
 

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel



Robin Jones


Wharncliffe Transport 2011
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Much of the railway infrastructure that Brunel built in the second half of the 19th century is still in use today and the great industrial pioneer is Much of the railway infrastructure that Brunel built in the second half of the 19th century is still in use today and the great industrial pioneer is acknowledged as one of the most influential Britons of all time. Richly illustrated with modern photographs of surviving structures as well as 19th century photographs, paintings and engravings, this biography focuses on his engineering triumphs, from iconic achievements such as the SS Great Britain to lesser-known gems such as The Devil's Bridge near Weston-super-Mare. ...more
 

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Edwardian Rambles



Henry Atty


Alfresco 1998
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Anything Goes


A Biography of the Roaring Twenties

Lucy Moore


Atlantic 2008
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Jambusters


The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War

Julie Summers


Simon & Schuster 2013
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An English Affair


Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

Richard Davenport-Hines


Harper 2013
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The Only Way Was Essex



Spike Mays


Abacus 2013
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Horse and Man in Early Modern England



Peter Edwards


Hambledon 2007
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The British in France


Visitors and Residents since the Revolution

Peter Thorold


Continuum 2008
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Your Garden in War-Time



CH Middleton


Aurum 2010
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The War on Our Doorstep


London's East End and How the Blitz Changed it Forever

Harriet Salisbury


Ebury 2012
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The Day We Went to War



Terry Charman


Virgin 2009
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Captured Memories 1900-1918


Across the Threshold of War

Peter Liddle


Pen & Sword 2010
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The Street Children of Dickens's London



Helen Amy


Amberley 2012
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The Diary of a Young Wife, 1953



Hazel Wheeler


Amberley 2009
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