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  • CGTL
    Simon Leyland
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    Published in beautiful hardback which harks back to the turn of the 20th century, A Curious Guide to London by City trader turned historian Simon Leyland is a wildly entertaining and captivatingly comic account of our nation's capital's secrets and colourful history.

    Brimming with tales of its forgotten and little-known past, the book unearths London's strangest traditions, eccentric inhabitants and more, providing a hilarious and wildly entertaining commentary of this vibrant city.

    The perfect gift for day-trippers, London enthusiasts and armchair historians who call London home, this hugely entertaining and alternative guidebook presents the City of London in a whole new light.
  • CHNL
    Tom Fort
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    Tom Fort took us on a road trip past Stonehenge in his bestseller The A303: Highway to the Sun and now he's taking us all to sea with this charming ode to the English channel - Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Lands' End.

    A Radio 4 Book of the Week, this book brings the history of the famous 350-mile coastline to life, covering all its quirks, nooks and crannies. From seaside trips to Brighton to Bournemouth and Eurostar and Ferry trips to France, the book looks at all that makes this so special and presents a case for why the busiest waterway in the world helps to define the term 'Englishness' as an island people.

    While there are stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the fascinating book also looks at why the English seaside is just so special. We can't recommend this book enough!
  • BRFA
    Times Atlases
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    An awe-inspiring coffee table book that stretches over 90 years, Britain from Above: A View of Britain from the Past to Present provides a simply stunning collection of aerial photography that captures the beauty of the British Isles.

    From rural Britain to the 2012 Olympics and beyond, this highly visual book shows how aerial photography has evolved with the times - today's pictures are in high resolution; quite a contrast to the grainy images of yesteryear! As well as offering an insight into the evolution of the nation, the book also provides a history of aerial photography - meaning you can see just how much techniques have changed since photographers leant out of the first hot air balloons at the turn of the century.

    Among the 100 subjects featured in this incredible book are natural wonders like Snowdon and the Needles, contemporary settings like the Shard and historic monuments including Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge. A wonderful book for anyone who loves the UK, has an interest in photography or just anyone really!
  • BFTR
    Benedict Le Vay
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    A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Benedict Le Vay's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more enjoyable pace.

    Wonderfully presented, containing clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways', the book is full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents and odd characters - a thorough and humorous collection perfect for commuters and local history fans alike.

    With the number of 'staycations' on the rise and increased interest in lowering one's carbon footprint, this beautiful guide is ideal for those who don't, can't or won't drive or fly.
  • HEBR
    Peter May
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    With stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, the landscape of the Outer Hebrides has become a definitive character in Peter May's bestselling Lewis trilogy and this book finds the author setting off on a journey through this absorbing setting.

    Throughout the book, May describes the bewitching and treacherous island life and reveals all about his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay.

    The hardback book also features extracts from his trilogy to complement the beautiful photography and gives some background to the creation of the author's characters and the world he created.
  • TOEG
    Time Out Guides Ltd
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    A beautiful city full of sights to see and things to do, the Time Out guide to Edinburgh will give you all the information you need when planning your trip.

    With its narrow streets and grand buildings making it a beautiful place for wandering, Edinburgh is also home to a lively entertainment district - including its world-famous festival - and first-class shopping and dining options.

    As well as tips for sightseeing, hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, this guide also contains maps of the city so you'll never get lost - and an extensive guide to nearby Glasgow.
  • TTOL
    Alexander Ash
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    New from Hamlyn's bestselling Top 10 of Everything series comes a special collection of 250 fascinating lists guaranteed to intrigue and amaze you.

    With lists covering people, buildings, boroughs, art, transport, tourism, commerce and sport, Top 10 of London will open your eyes to just how diverse our capital city really is.

    Discover why taxis are black; the rudest street names; which attractions are more popular than the Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty and Sydney Opera House; bizarre building projects that were abandoned (including a 300ft pyramid covering Trafalgar Square); and much, much more...
  • GRJW
    Julian Holland
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    With stunning photography throughout, railway expert Julian Holland's Great Railway Journeys of the World is a gorgeous gift book that showcases some of the most scenic rail routes around.

    Including the likes of the Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees which features France's highest railway station, the Cape Town to Kimberley route in South Africa that heads across the Karoo Desert and the Trans-Australian railway that contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track, the stunning photography and in-depth mapping is awe-inspiring.

    Published by The Times, the book is designed in a keepsake hardback format and offers detailed, informative text on the history, geography and present day operations of train journeys from 35 countries across every continent.
  • DIVE
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    Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.

    With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.

    From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
  • PDTS
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    The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a variety of walks to suit all levels of ability. With truly glorious sights, this book will introduce you to some of the walks that start at various train stations.

    Written by Peter Naldrett, gorges, woodland, moors, farmland, rivers, glacial valleys and awe-inspiring hills are all included among the 20 walks and the book is perfect for both locals and visitors to this beautiful and famous area.
  • VCTE
    Suzannah Lipscomb
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    Whether you're an armchair traveller or you're looking for inspiration for a great day out, Suzannah Lipscomb's A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England is a practical guide that will take you to palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys that uncover the true stories behind Tudor England.

    From Hampton Court to Hever Castle, this lively and engaging hardback guide reveals the rich history of the era and invites you to visit the many places in which Tudors once lived, worked and played.

    A must for anyone interested in this fascinating period of English history.
  • CRDT
    Julian Holland
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    A pocket companion that will suit the needs of both casual and seasoned railway travellers. Plan an adventure, follow the changing landscape and discover some truly fascinating destinations that you can explore by train in Britain.

    From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between. The easy-to-follow location maps, route diagrams and accessible text about history and geography in each area make each destination a joy to read about and to visit, while the stunning colour photographs illustrate the journey and make following the real thing extra rewarding.
  • LLON
    Sunshine Jackson / Kate Hodges
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    Full of fun and fascinating things to do, Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things to Do unveils some of the English capital's best-kept secrets - many of which are free to attend!

    Containing over 200 ideas, the book covers everything from the National Gallery's family Sundays to the Big Garden Birdwatch and backstage tours of the National Theatre. There are also seasonal events like the Scandinavian Christmas Market and the Day of the Dead Celebrations, so there really is something for all tastes!
  • SHWH
    Neville Peat
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    Sir Ernest Shackleton was not a heavy drinker at all. In fact, drinking to excess appalled him... How, then, must he have felt about signing an order for twenty-five cases of whisky - 300 bottles - for his 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition? Written by Neville Peat, Shackleton's Whisky follows the story of the Rare Old Highland Whisky taken south on his Nimrod expedition. Based largely on what Shackleton and his colleagues wrote about the expedition in their diaries and journals, this shows how Antarctic exploration and whisky complement each other so much and also looks at the recovery of three cases of Scotch from icy entombment under the hut at Cape Royds. The subsequent return of these three bottles to Scotland for sampling and analysis resulted in a near-magical replication.
  • PTBS
    Richard Happer
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    The perfect gift for any loyal Scotsman or woman, or simply for anyone fascinated by this glorious country, 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Scottish shows exactly what it is that makes Scotland the passionate and eccentric place it proudly stands as today.

    Creative, inventive, quirky and rich in tradition, this book brilliantly examines the discoveries, delights and derring-do that makes Scotland a land to love and cherish, full of passionate people and one that attracts 13 million visitors each year.

    The book features information on the hallowed halls of St Andrews University and Edinburgh's sloping streets, the monster myths of Loch Ness and the ancient highland whisky makers to name just a few, and explores the likes of Alexander Graham Bell and William Wallace.
  • TVDB
    Fergus Fleming
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    Compiled by acclaimed historian Fergus Fleming, The Traveller's Daybook invites you to cross oceans, deserts, mountains and ice-caps and embark on a tour of the world in 366 quotations. This anthology ranges widely across time and place, from Christopher Columbus' 'discovery' of the West Indies in 1492 to Wilfred Thesiger's wanderings in Arabia's 'empty quarter' in the 1940s. Covering many exotic destinations, each quoted extract is accompanied by a brief commentary that introduces the writer and the context of the excerpt. Covering the whole calendar year, including leap years, these 366 journeys are often lyrical, witty, tragic or bizarre - but always entertaining.
  • WITL
    J. B. Edwards
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    The Wit and Wisdom of London is a unique book that brings together some of the best and most memorable quotations about England's famous capital city. A city that has produced countless scholars, artists and rogues, this is a treasury of some of the city's greatest residents' wittiest, cleverest and bawdiest sayings. With quotes from the likes of George VI, Oscar Wilde and Amy Winehouse, via the Romans and Charles Dickens, this is a book that captures the essence of London - in the words of its own people.
  • MSRJ
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    A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains.

    Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling.

    Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
  • AZCL
    Gilly Pickup
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    The A-Z of Curious London delves into the spookier, more gruesome and downright weird side of England's capital city!

    Where did a shopkeeper murder 150 customers? Why did a dentist keep his dead wife on view in a shop window? Why was a man arrested for wearing a top hat? You'll find the answers to these mysteries and more in Gilly Pickup's witty guide.

    Focusing on the eccentric characters, legends and folklore that have defined London as one of the world's top cities, the book also takes a look at the lighter side, revealing some of the items that have been left on the public transport system - including a park bench!
  • WIYP
    Michael Bright
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    Earth is filled with fascinating phenomena, sandstorms and monsoons, avalanches and mudslides, solar storms and jet streams, but how much do we really know about these weather trends? From aurora australis and aurora borealis to Van Allen Belts and water spouts, Weather in Your Pocket presents all the facts and figures that explain winds, humidity, cold, heat and weather changes that shape our planet and our lives.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    Alfred Wainwright
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    Beautiful anniversary editions of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

    Slipcase not included.
  • HBAR
    Richard Bramall
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    If you live or have lived in, or even just visited, the Yorkshire town of Barnsley than Haunted Barnsley will show you a whole new spooky side to the destination...

    From well-known ghostly happenings to scary new hauntings, the book looks at the spectres who have honed in on Barnsley and the surrounding area. From the Mill of Black Monks and the Monk Bretton Priory - both famed for their ghosts - to the legendary figures like Jack in Irons, this book covers all the paranormal events of Barnsley.
    Richard Bramall and Joe Collins have personally investigated many of the haunted locations features, so can provide first-hand accounts of what they've seen alongside the histories and myths.
  • LNPW
    Bob Steel
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    A perfect pocked-sized companion to those who wish to explore London's rich and vibrant assortment of drinking holes, CAMRA's London Pub Walks is a fully-updated edition of routes, pubs and fresh content for fans of good pub food and the world's finest beers.

    Featuring full-colour maps, easy-to-follow instructions and routes for those wanting to walk or use public transport, with the help of this handy London travel guide you will never be short of places to visit - be it an age-old inn or posh, new gastro pub.

    Written by the author of CAMRA's hugely-popular Pub Walks series, London Pub Walks is the ideal travel guide for those who live in the nation's capital or visit London in hope of finding a good pint!
  • HWEA
    Darren W. Ritson
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    Residents of Wearside beware! This book reveals all about the haunted history of the famous county and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the paranormal.

    From the ghostly nuns of Franklin Street to a headless horseman spotted down Newcastle Road and the phantoms who haunt the Royal Infirmary, this is a terrifying book full of eyewitness accounts.