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Local History Books - 35 Books

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In our comprehensive Local History section, you will find books – all arranged by English County - which cover the many different aspects of England's history. Included here are all:
The Villages of Britain – a series of books looking in detail at hundreds of English villages;
Hidden Series - books helping you to discover special places in England, well off the beaten track;
Heroes – a series of books celebrating the deeds and achievements of special men and women throughout England;
Tales – a can’t-put-down series of books, recounting classic tales from English counties. They bring back through time a glorious pageant of characters and colourful events.

Tales of Old Nottinghamshire

Tales of Old Nottinghamshire

Polly Howat

Nottinghamshire has a great wealth of stories from its past, tales of romance and enchantment, of drama and courage which are retold by each generation but which become dulled and uncertain with the passage of time.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Essex

Tales of Old Essex

Adrian Gray

Essex has a wealth of stories from the rich treasury of its past - tales of drama and enchantment which are retold by each generation, but which become dulled with the passage of time.

Book Price: £7.95
Tales of Old Hertfordshire

Tales of Old Hertfordshire

Doris Jones-Baker

Hertfordshire has a great wealth of stories from bygone days and a fascinating folklore. These tales are all drawn from this rich treasury.

Book Price: £7.95
Somerset Born, Somerset Bred

Somerset Born, Somerset Bred

Roger Evans

A very readable personal account of growing up in Somerset in the 1950s and 1960s with initially no electricity, no indoor bathroom and no fridge. What they did have was a close-knit community and the freedom to play anywhere across town.

Book Price: £7.95
Cheshire The Secret War

Cheshire The Secret War

Ron Freethy

In 1939 it was thought possible that Germany might launch an attack on the coastline of Cheshire. Ron Freethy has talked to some of those who took part in covert operations and uses these first-hand accounts to tell the story of Cheshire's secret war.

Book Price: £9.95
Tales of Old County Durham

Tales of Old County Durham

Martin Dufferwiel

County Durham has a long history and a fascinating folklore. These are some tales of drama and enchantment drawn from that rich tapestry.

Book Price: £7.95
The Story of Lancashire Cotton

The Story of Lancashire Cotton

Ron Freethy

Lancashire's enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution revolved around a plant called cotton which does not even grow in Britain. But it was this association with cotton that brought fame and fortune to the county.

Book Price: £9.95
Images of Lincolnshire Farming

Images of Lincolnshire Farming

Alan Stennett

'Every picture tells a story' goes the saying and the photographs in this book are no exception.

Book Price: £14.95
The Story of Newbury

The Story of Newbury

David Peacock

This book charts the development of the town of Newbury from earliest times to the present day.

Book Price: £4.95
Surrey Bedside Book

Surrey Bedside Book

John Janaway

A celebration of the sights and sounds of Surrey its history, people, landscape and character. A collection of prose and poetry.

Book Price: £3.95

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