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Vulcan: God of Fire

by Tim McLelland

Vulcan: God of Fire is a historical account of Britain's nuclear deterrent force, the development of atomic/thermonuclear weapons and the bombers. It includes a description of the design, development and manufacture...


From Balti Pies to the Biggest Prize: The Rebirth of Manchester City

by Steve Mingle

The story so far. Manchester City end the 2003-04 season relieved at having narrowly escaped relegation. There have been highs and lows, but the lows have been desperate and the highs restricted to minor triumps...


Bloody British History Stafford

by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Containing warrior princess - the day Alfred the Great's deadly daughter seized Stafford; death to the Normans - The Battle of Stafford, the assassinated Earl and the bloody history of Stafford Castle; the true...


Jack the Ripper: The Celebrity Suspects

by Mike Holgate

Rippermania has driven a 120-year-old investigation to identify the depraved perpetrator of the savage murder of five prostitutes in the East End of London. This book gathers together the band of famous personalities...


Poplar Memories: Life in the East End

by John Hector

Poplar Memories is a vivid impression of Cockney London before and during the Second World War, set in a teeming, rundown docklands neighbourhood famous for being, well, one end of the Blackwall Tunnel. John...


Under the Wires at Tally Ho: Trams and Trolleybuses of North London 1905-1962

by David Berguer

Today pollution-free transport is high on the political agenda yet it is sometimes forgotten that electric vehicles ran on the streets of London from the early 1900s until 1962. This book tells the story of...


Haunted Wales: A Guide to Welsh Ghostlore

by Richard Holland

More ghosts and goblins I think were prevalent in Wales than in England or any other country'. So wrote researcher William Howells way back in 1831 - and the author of this compelling collection believes he...


Auld Stirling Punishments

by David Kinnaird

From the murder of James I and the brutal torture of his betrayers to the beheading of Radical Weavers Baird and Hardie, the history of crime and punishment in Stirling's Royal Burgh has reflected the passions...


The Great Siege of Newcastle, 1644

by Rosie Serdiville & John Sadler

In the autumn of 1644 was fought one of the most sustained and desperate sieges of the First Civil War when Scottish Covenanter forces under the Earl of Leven finally stormed Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the King's...


Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes

by David Carroll

Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives...


Lost Off Trevose: The Shipwrecks of Cornwall's Trevose Head

by Brian French

Trevose Head, the land mass jutting out into the Atlantic from North Cornwall's shore has been called the 'Lizard' of the North Coast. This inhospitable coast has seen many disasters over the centuries, from...


Liverpool's Own

by Christine Dawe

Liverpool has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and walks of life. Locally noteworthy...


Swansea City 2010/11: Walking on Sunshine

by Keith Haynes

A sensational account of Swansea City's 2010/11 season covering 12 months in the life of a Welsh football club that in 2002 was just 40 minutes away from extinction and expulsion from the football league. In...


Black Country Ghosts

by Anthony Poulton-Smith

Local author Anthony Poulton-Smith takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the haunted places of the Black Country. Contained within the pages of this book are strange tales of spectral sightings, active...


How I Didn't Become a Beatle: Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s

by Brian J Hudson

In the late 1950s and early 1960s Liverpool was an exciting place to be a university student. For Yorkshire-born Brian Hudson, schooled in the south of England, it was a joy to be back in the north, and on Merseyside...


Square Mile Bobbies: The City of London Police 1839-1949

by Stephen Wade

Square Mile Bobbies is a history and casebook of the City of London Police between 1839, when the force was first established after general recognistion that London was not being policed effectively, and the...


Hanged at Pentonville

by Steve Fielding

Over the years the high walls of London's Pentonville Prison have contained some of the most infamous criminals. Taking over from the dreaded Newgate Gaol at the turn of the century as the place of execution...


My Lancashire Childhood

by Catherine Rothwell

Catherine Rothwell grew up in Lancashire in the 1920s and 30s, and this charming account of her childhood is a valuable insight into another world. Here we read about daily life in the county, family, schooldays,...


Hanged At Liverpool

by Steve Fielding

Over the years the high walls of Liverpool's Walton Gaol have contained some of the infamous criminals from the north of England. Fully illustrated with photographs, cuttings and engravings, this title is suitable...


Hanged at Durham

by Steve Fielding

For decades the walls of Durham Gaol have contained some of the country's most infamous criminals. Until hanging was abolished in the 1960s it was also the main centre of execution for convicted killers from...