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    Tiny Britain

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TNYB
    Hardback
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    Dixe Wills, a Book People favourite author, looks at Britain's tiniest treasures in this eye-opening book.

    He examines the smallest counties in the land, crosses the shortest river and enjoys a ride on the tiniest ferry. Covering castles, cathedrals, cinemas, pubs, museums, theatres, woods and stately homes, he explains how these gems are united in their lack of size and many of them are only known to locals.

    He explains how although these attractions and sites are all small in stature, they offer big fun.
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  • The Canal Guide

    Stuart Fisher

    Product Code: AMQYM
    Paperback
    This attractive guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. Picking out Britain's 50 most beautiful and interesting canals, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife, pubs and nearby attractions of each waterway. Each of the 50 chapters also features a map, colour photographs and a handy info box. Through the beautiful cities of London, Bath and Oxford, traversing stunning countryside and national parks, and exploring some of the best Victorian engineering and industry, this book is an inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as a perfect resource for anyone thinking about a day out or holiday along Britain's wonderful canals.
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  • London's Hidden Walks

    Stephen Millar

    Product Code: ACYZF
    Paperback
    People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the capital. The is the 2nd volume of London's Hidden Walks and features a further 13 new walks that will enable the reader to follow in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. With over 400 full-colour photographs, this book is packed with interesting details about London's history with both personal tales of those that wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Each walk is brought to life with thumbnail photos, striking full-page photos and detailed maps illustrating the route and where buildings and points of interest are located. From open sunny squares, to winding alleyways and quiet hidden corners, explore London and discover how 2,000 years of colourful history have shaped this city.
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  • London's Hidden Corners, Lanes & Squares

    Graeme Chesters

    Product Code: APMLC
    Paperback
    London's Hidden Corners, Lanes & Squares was inspired by Samuel Johnson's advice to his friend and biographer James Boswell in the 18th century, on the occasion of the latter's arrival in London: "survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." These are less numerous in the 21st century than in Dr Johnson's time, so we've extended the great man's brief to include alleys, squares and yards, along with some roads and streets and the odd green space. The entries range from history-soaked lanes in the City where you half expect to meet one of Charles Dickens's characters (or even the author himself), to smart, pastel-painted mews in Chelsea that used to stable horses and now house the affluent and wealthy; and from unexpected pockets of Georgian beauty in traffic-plagued central London to tranquil Kensington squares, where you can hear birds singing and almost smell the money.
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  • Time Out London Top 100

    Time Out Guides Ltd.

    Product Code: ANBAP
    Paperback
    Discover the city's very best sights, restaurants, shops, markets, entertainment and nightlife with London Top 100. Packed with fresh ideas, insider tips and inspiring photography, this is your at-a-glance guide to London's iconic sights and lesser-known delights, compiled with Time Out's trademark expertise.
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  • London, the Weekends Start Here

    Tom Jones

    Product Code: AMRLI
    Hardback
    During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it's at the weekend that the city really comes alive. With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer, with plenty of time to achieve the unexpected before another Monday morning rolls round. Perfect for Londoners and visitors alike, discover 52 themed weekends, organised by season, with over 250 interesting and quirky entries for unusual and surprising attractions. Including all you need to know about location, transport and the best places to eat and drink. From Wild London in the spring to Nordic London in the winter and Tea Drinker's London, Quiet London, Japanese London and more in between. Multicultural and historical, urban and wild, peaceful and vibrant - there's plenty to do in London to suit your mood and interests, as well as the time of year. Why not try...? Drinking in pubs once frequented by pirates and smugglers in Wapping Taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church Eating grapes from a royal grape vine Spotting London's Peregrine Falcons Finding literary treasures in the British Library Soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden Walking the route of a Victorian sewer, and Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London Get inspired and enjoy all the fun, diverting and imaginative things to do in this great city, one weekend at a time.
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  • I Never Knew That About London

    Christopher Winn

    Product Code: ACMTU
    Hardback
    In this lavishly illustrated book, bestselling author Christopher Winn takes you on a captivating journey around London. Travelling through the villages and districts that made up the world's most dynamic metropolis, "I Never Knew That About London" unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's sometimes turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the mother of Parliaments and discover the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for station. With gorgeous colour illustrations throughout, this miscellany reveals the steeple which became the model for the traditional wedding cake, the home of the sandwich, and the house which was home to Handel and Jimi Hendrix. Brimming with stories and snippets, Winn provides a spellbinding insight into the history of our capital. This beautiful book is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure.
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  • Walking Village London

    Andrew Duncan

    Product Code: AAZVZ
    Paperback
    Aimed at overseas tourists, as well as Londoners eager to discover a different side of their city, this unique, fully updated walking guide reveals the unexpected country character of London's inner boroughs and outer suburbs. In 22 meticulously planned, original walks, "Walking Village London" uncovers London's prettiest and most historic villages - from bustling Kensington and Rotherhithe in the city centre to hilltop Monken Hadley in the north and unspoilt Carshalton in the south. Celebrated historian Andrew Duncan is the reader's personal guide, providing fascinating historical and anecdotal information on the villages, as well as the colourful characters who have populated and shaped them through the centuries. Full-colour photographs capture each village's refreshing rural charms, while clear, easy-to-follow route maps pinpoint places of interest and the best restaurants and cafes to be found en route. This title is suitable for: overseas tourists seeking to veer off the beaten track; London residents; and, history enthusiasts and walkers.
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  • Tarka Line Walks

    Peter Craske

    Product Code: AGHOM
    Paperback
    Tarka Line Walks provides the best way to explore Devon's spectacular countryside with 60 scenic rail-trails starting and finishing at one of the Tarka Line's 13 stations. Rather than taking the car, experience the historic Tarka Line and use Tarka Line Walks to hop on and off at the station of your choice and discover the charm and beauty of the surrounding countryside. Whether you're a local walker or holiday-maker, Tarka Line Walks has over 300 miles of walking so you'll have new routes to take each time you visit, all in one practical and handy guide. With large-scale ordnance survey maps and clear route descriptions, each walk is very easy to follow, plus colour photos to illustrate the route. Tarka Line Walks includes a range of walk distance from 3 to 7 miles so whatever your ability there'll be a walk that fits you, each walk also includes: - Clear route instructions and directions - Commentary on features and history en-route - Refreshment stop recommendations - Large scale OS maps and colour photographs Plus railway memorabilia of the 39-mile, 157-year history of the Tarka Line itself.
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  • More Pocket Pub Walks Cheshire

    David H. Pill

    Product Code: AGDXU
    Paperback
    Following the great success of his first volume in this series, now awaiting a reprint, author David Pill offers a second selection. The new routes range from 2 - 6 and a half miles, are centred on the beautiful Cheshire countryside, and are based on local pubs serving good food. The walks include routes through pretty villages such as Styal, Gawsworth and Wrenbury; beside canal towpaths at Christleton and Norton; in woodland at Glazebury, Thurstaston and Hatchmere and via historic landmarks such as the old Roman road at Appleton Thorn, Cheshire's salt industry at Darnhall, and Civil War skirmishes as Haslington. Other walks where country lanes, wild flowers and birdsong can be enjoyed include little Budworth, Bartlington, Shocklach, near the Welsh border,f and Poynton. Beside good food, th4e pubs have been handpicked for their range of ales, history and character.
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  • Pub Walks in Dorset

    Anne-Marie Edwards

    Product Code: AGDXL
    Paperback
    A brand-new book in our Pub Walks series, this volume guides the walker to some of the best, most beautiful places in Dorset. The country pubs, upon which each walk is based, have all been chosen for their good food, range of ales, history and character. The 20 circular walks vary in length from 2 and a half - 5 and three quarter miles. The walks include coastal paths at Kingston, Abbotsbury and Eype; woodland walks at Lytchett Minster, Corfe Mullen and Stoke Abbot; downland routes at Sixpenny Handley, Horton and Corfe Castle; and riverside walks at Tarrant Gunville, Moreton, Shillingstone and Hinton St Mary. In addition there are also walks in pretty valleys as at Winterbourne Stickland and Cattistock and through picturesque villages such as Loders and Piddletrenthide. Along the way there is the chance to see Sturt's Folly,a six-storey brick tower; the grave of Lawrence of Arabia; a church pulpit canopy with two bullet holes in it; a Roman road; stained-glass windows by Lawrence Whistler; the pub where Thomas Hardy was a regular and several old railway trackbeds.
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  • Devon Sketchbook

    Jim Watson

    Product Code: AJPDN
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    Devon is many people's idea of the ideal country place to live. But the county is far more than a country idyll set in an equitable climate. Whatever you like to do outdoors you'll find all you need in here. Some counties are pleased to boast one National Park, but Devon contains two: all of Dartmoor and a significant third of Exmoor. Unique in England, the county also boasts two separate and distinct coastlines, with some of the best beaches in the southwest. You can tramp across wild moorland and walk along the South West Coast Path; or east from Exmouth on the south coast and explore the beginning of the geological treasure house, the Jurassic Coast. Devon also has some of Britain's most-loved seaside resorts, historic towns and cities; picturesque villages set in gentle hedged landscapes crossed by narrow winding roads; and some of the best sailing and boating centres in the southwest. Truly, it has something for everybody. The author has been visiting and enjoying Devon for well over 40 years and researching this book enabled him to renew acquaintances with old friends and to discover new places that he looks forward to visiting again. Most of his favourite locations were largely unchanged. Devon has a timelessness that's reassuring and comforting, especially if you live in a part of the country that's rapidly changing. Devon Sketchbook will guide you to a plethora of favourite places along the north and south coasts of the county, plus some in the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. It will tell you how to get there, where you can park and what to look out for. It's intended to inform, entertain and, if you're a visitor, give you something to enjoy when you're back home. With more than 180 of the author's line and watercolour illustrations, 66 hand drawn maps and in colour throughout, Devon Sketchbook is a unique guidebook and souvenir of this remarkable county. Beautifully bound in hardback, it also makes the perfect gift.
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  • The Rough Guide to Vintage London

    Lara Kavanagh

    Product Code: AGIDH
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    The "Rough Guide to Vintage London" is your ultimate guide to London's burgeoning vintage scene, that is making the British capital a more exciting place to visit than ever before. Whether you're into fifties fashion or seventies furnishings, old-fashioned beauty parlours, Art Deco cafes or retro restaurants, "The Rough Guide to Vintage London" will show you where to find the best bargains and the hippest hang-outs. This authoritative illustrated guide casts a discerning eye over the entire city, highlighting the best of vintage London in each area. It covers over 200 budget and luxury attractions, from the East End hotspots of hyper-cool Hoxton and Shoreditch to the eccentric emporia of the West End, as well as the pick of London's markets and the classiest vintage outlets north and south of the centre, all marked on full-colour maps. Whatever your look or interest - blitz chic, beehive hairdo, forties screen idol, rockabilly, twenties flapper or Edwardian chap - "The Rough Guide to Vintage London" will tell you where you can enjoy them to the full. From Consultant-Editor Wayne Hemingway and written by Francis Ambler, Emily Bick, Samantha Cook, Nicholas Jones and Lara Kavanagh.
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  • London's Hidden Secrets

    Graeme Chesters

    Product Code: AEJLZ
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    A unique and unusual guide to London's hidden and lesser-known sights not found in standard guidebooks. Step beyond the chaos, cliches and queues of London's tourist-clogged attractions to its quirkier side. Discover its loveliest ancient buildings, secret gardens, strangest museums, most atmospheric pubs, cutting-edge art and design, and much more: some 140 destinations in all corners of the city. Written by an experienced London writer and printed in color.
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  • Living and Working in London

    Graeme Chesters

    Product Code: AEEFS
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    Living and Working in London, first published in 2000 and now in its 6th edition, is the most comprehensive book available about daily life - and is essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in London? Not surprisingly there's a lot more to life than bobbies, beefeaters and busbys! This book is guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the London way of life, irrespective of whether you're planning to stay for a few months or indefinitely. Adjusting to day-to day-life in London just got a whole lot simpler!
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