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Croydon Tramways


Including the South Metropolitan Electric Tramways and Lighting Company

Robert J Hendry


Capital Transport 
Hardback Illustrated
 

From the first single decked horse drawn trams in 1879 to the Croydon Tramlink in 1998, Croydon has been a centre of tramway operation for over a centFrom the first single decked horse drawn trams in 1879 to the Croydon Tramlink in 1998, Croydon has been a centre of tramway operation for over a century. Robert J Harley has compiled a detailed history of its trams and trolleybuses up to the 1950s, covering the networks, rolling stock, economics and politics of tram use. Packed with archive photographs, maps, plans and memorabilia, this is a colourful commemoration of an important part of transport history....more
 

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Who's Who in Christianity



Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok


Routledge 1998
Paperback 
 

Covering both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions, from New Testament times to the present, this volume offers an invaluable guide to the menCovering both the Eastern and Western Christian traditions, from New Testament times to the present, this volume offers an invaluable guide to the men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, philanthropists, theologians, monarchs, missionaries and heretics. The A-Z of entries describes the lives, opinions and achievements of personalities from Peter Abelard to Ulrich Zwingli, with bibliographic references for major figures and a glossary of theological terms. ...more
 

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Mr Brown's War


A Diary from the Home Front

Helen D Millgate

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History Press 2011
Paperback 
 

Richard Brown was a draughtsman - a reserved occupation during the Second World War - and also 'did his bit' as an air-raid warden, Home Guard member Richard Brown was a draughtsman - a reserved occupation during the Second World War - and also 'did his bit' as an air-raid warden, Home Guard member and occasional Fire Watcher. Throughout the war he kept a diary in which he recorded war news as gleaned from the radio, newspapers and hearsay and also described life in wartime Britain - rationing, blackout restrictions, interrupted sleep - offering a unique insight into the burden placed on those civilians coping with a full-time job and the extra demands of war work....more
 

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Wait For Me!


Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford Sister

Deborah Devonshire


John Murray 2011
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At the age of 90, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, looks back on a life lived at a cracking pace. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wAt the age of 90, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire, looks back on a life lived at a cracking pace. She tells the story of her upbringing, lovingly and wittily describing her parents (so memorably fictionalized by her sister Nancy); she talks candidly about her brother and sisters and their politics, while not being at all political herself; and throughout the book she writes in her characteristically down-to-earth style about the countryside and her deep attachment to it....more
 

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Atomic


The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb: 1939-1949

Jim Baggott


Icon 2009
Paperback 
 

How did the world's most fearsome weapons come to be created? Jim Baggott discusses how the Second World War changed the relationship between scientisHow did the world's most fearsome weapons come to be created? Jim Baggott discusses how the Second World War changed the relationship between scientists and the military as the fear that enemies might threaten with atomic bombs prompted efforts to develop the technology. His accessible account of this arms race asks to what extent the physicists knowingly inspired it and includes newly released details of such episodes as the penetration of the Manhattan Project by Soviet spies....more
 

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Last Man Standing


Memoirs of a Political Survivor

Jack Straw


Macmillan 2012
Paperback 
 

As a child in a council flat in Epping, Jack Straw never imagined he would one day hold three great offices of state. In this candid, self-deprecatingAs a child in a council flat in Epping, Jack Straw never imagined he would one day hold three great offices of state. In this candid, self-deprecating and very readable memoir, he charts his progress from student politics to the international stage. Without rancour or self-justification, he reveals the toll that public office takes on private life, discusses the fateful decision to go to war in Iraq, and offers first-hand insights into both the Blair government and the Bush administration....more
 

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Sea Wolves


The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines

Tim Clayton


Abacus 2011
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The highly skilled crews who manned British submarines during the Second World War fought in the front line and undertook some of the most dangerous mThe highly skilled crews who manned British submarines during the Second World War fought in the front line and undertook some of the most dangerous missions of the war. Operating close to shore in mined waters, the Sea Wolves attacked German shipping off Norway, disrupted Rommel's supply lines in the Mediterranean and savaged Japan's routes to Burma; but also suffered devastating casualties. Tim Clayton tells the thrilling stories of tough, resourceful men in constant danger of what one wreck survivor described as 'vital horror'....more
 

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Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Box Set


Containing 18 Collectable Prints

Pyramid International


Pyramid 2012
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From the cover of the approved souvenir programme of the Coronation in 1952, to a Jubilee year portrait of Her Majesty and the official 'Queen's DiamoFrom the cover of the approved souvenir programme of the Coronation in 1952, to a Jubilee year portrait of Her Majesty and the official 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee' design, this set of 18 high quality prints (each measuring 30 x 40 cm) celebrates Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. Presented in a silver box, the prints include commemorative stamp designs, state portraits and some more informal photos. Numbered limited edition of 2012. ...more
 

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Why is Q Always Followed by U?


Word-Perfect Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Language

Michael Quinion


Penguin 2010
Paperback 
 

Word detective and best-selling author of Port Out, Starboard Home, Michael Quinion answers nearly 200 of the most intriguing questions he has been asWord detective and best-selling author of Port Out, Starboard Home, Michael Quinion answers nearly 200 of the most intriguing questions he has been asked about language through his World Wide Words website. His erudite explanations of the meanings and histories behind quirky words and phrases such as 'naff', 'the nick of time' and 'monkey's wedding' are accompanied by particularly well-chosen quotations (often with equally entertaining notes), and arranged alphabetically from Ahoy! to Your name is mud....more
 

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Thomas Cromwell


The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister

Robert Hutchinson


Phoenix 2008
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The son of a brewer, Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540) rose to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keeper of the Privy Seal aThe son of a brewer, Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540) rose to become Earl of Essex, Vice-Regent and High Chamberlain of England, Keeper of the Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Cromwell was a master of intrigue and pursued both his own career and the interests of the King with bribery, corruption and a single-minded energy. Drawing on contemporary sources and quoting the words of the protagonists, Hutchinson provides a colourful narrative of the rise and fall of Henry VIII's notorious Chief Minister....more
 

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Docklands Light Railway


Official Handbook

Alan Pearce; Brian Hardy; Colin Stannard


Capital Transport 2006
Paperback Illustrated
 

From the initial plans for a light railway as part of the regeneration of London's docklands, to the opening of the London City Airport extension in 2From the initial plans for a light railway as part of the regeneration of London's docklands, to the opening of the London City Airport extension in 2005, this illustrated handbook covers the history of the DLR as well as its stations, track and rolling stock. ...more
 

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Louis XIV's Botanical Engravings



Alain Renaux


Lund Humphries 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

Enriched by numerous botanical expeditions to distant lands, Louis XIV's gardens were the admiration of Europe, and a source of specimens for scientisEnriched by numerous botanical expeditions to distant lands, Louis XIV's gardens were the admiration of Europe, and a source of specimens for scientists and illustrators. This magnificent volume reproduces 58 hand-coloured copperplate engravings drawn from the royal collection, with botanical details of each plant. It explains the origin of the gardens, the habitat and medicinal properties of the individual plants, and the engraving techniques used, while the illustrations themselves are both accurate scientific records and objects of great beauty. No jacket. ...more
 

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Art of the Japanese Postcard


The Leonard A Lauder Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Anne Nishimura Morse; J Thomas Rimer; Kendall H Brown


Lund Humphries 2004
Paperback Illustrated
 

From the late 19th to the early 20th century, Japan was a world centre for postcard art. Often designed by prominent artists, these postcards are astoFrom the late 19th to the early 20th century, Japan was a world centre for postcard art. Often designed by prominent artists, these postcards are astonishing for their beauty and the quality of their printing. Drawing on the Leonard A Lauder collection at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, this handsome book presents 300 reproductions of these beautiful pieces of graphic art, with brief artist biographies and essays by leading scholars exploring their design, development and function. ...more
 

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Spitfire


Defender of the Skies

Les Perera


Instinctive Product Development 2011
PB + DVD Illustrated
 

One of the most charismatic aircraft ever to fly, the Spitfire still captures the imagination more than 70 years after its finest hour in the Battle oOne of the most charismatic aircraft ever to fly, the Spitfire still captures the imagination more than 70 years after its finest hour in the Battle of Britain. The story of its development and operational history is told here in a large format booklet, with impressive photographs of aircraft in flight, and a 50-minute programme on DVD, including archive footage of Spitfires in action, interviews with Second World War Spitfire pilots and film of preserved planes still flying. ...more
 

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Story of Cliff Richard


Behind the Music

John Stanley


Instinctive Product Development 2011
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The size of a 12-inch LP record, this gift set contains a book and DVD film celebrating the life of the enduring pop performer, Cliff Richard. The 44 The size of a 12-inch LP record, this gift set contains a book and DVD film celebrating the life of the enduring pop performer, Cliff Richard. The 44 minute documentary charts the life and career of the singer from the 1950s to the 1980s, with clips of live performances interspersed with interview footage. The book contains a brief biography, decade-by-decade discographies and photographs, publicity material and record covers from all periods of Cliff's career. ...more
 

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