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social history


In Search of John Kyrle
 

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By Jon Hurley
Based on detailed research, the author has presented a fascinating account of the life of the once famous Man of Ross.
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Private Chapels - Heart of England
 

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By John Kinross
The author shares his enthusiasm for the region's finest private chapels - grand and simple alike.
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Nine Aces and a Joker
 

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Edited by Joe Gray
Leading baseball writers describe the sport's history in Britain, focusing on standout pitchers’ defining seasons.
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Fresh Flowers for M'Lady
 

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By Tony Hibbert
Craig-y-Nos - once a hub of the industrial South Wales and home to opera superstar Adelina Patti.
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What about the Villa?

 

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By Joe Gray
A long forgotten story from Britain’s sporting history - the days of Aston Villa as a leading pro baseball team
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Trackway to Turnpike
 

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By Heather Hurley
The development of roads in South Herefordshire, from prehistoric routes to the end of the turnpike era.
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Penny a Jar
 

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By Keith Harris
A moving story of childhood poverty in wartime Bristol, from hunger and homelessness to friendship and love.
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Treatise on Making Cyder
 

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By Hugh Stafford
First published more than 250 years ago, this is a facsimile edition of one of the earliest guides to cider making.
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Personalities of the Forest of Dean
 

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By H G Nicholls
First published in 1863, this is a Fineleaf facsimile edition of the author's "Account of the Foresters".
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Excursion from the Sopurce of the Wye
 

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By Mark Willett
First published in 1810, this is a facsimile edition of one of the earliest tour guides to the Wye Valley region.
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landscape and nature


Lumberjills to Wooden Wonders
 

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By Mikael Grut
The author draws on his career experience in international forestry in this miscellany of fascinating facts about trees and forests.
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Green Lanes of Herefordshire
 

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By Heather Hurley
An exploration of the long-forgotten green routeways of the county. Includes a series of illustrated walks.
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Geology Explained - South Wales
 

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By T R Owen
An easy-to-follow guide to the geology of this outstanding landscape region. illustrated with field sketches.
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Geology Explained - Lake District
 

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By Robert Prosser
An easy-to-follow guide to the geology of this outstanding landscape region. illustrated with field sketches.
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Geology Explained - Wye Valley
 

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By William Dreghorn
An easy-to-follow guide to the geology of this outstanding landscape region. illustrated with field sketches.

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Geology Explained - Cotswolds
 

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By William Dreghorn
An easy-to-follow guide to the geology of this outstanding landscape region. illustrated with field sketches.
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Paths and Pubs in the Wye Valley
 

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By Heather and Jon Hurley
Twelve illustrated circular routes, leading off the waymarked Wye Valley Walk - each with a pub stop.
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Exploring Historic Dean
 

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John Sheraton & Rod Goodman
A detailed guide to fourteen scenic walks in an area with a long and fascinating history.
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arts and language


Edward Thomas
 

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By Valerie McLean
A personal selection of Edward Thomas's poetry and prose lavishly illustrated by this Herefordshire artist.

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Utterly Undiscovered
 

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By Paul Costello
A salutary guide for anyone considering country life and a hilarious read for those who aren't - by Shropshire's own Basil Fawlty.

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Words, Words, Words
 

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By Neil Munro
From metaphors to mondegreens, the author offers a light-hearted survey of linguistic oddities.
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Portraits from a Small Market Town
 

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By Alan Stringer
The outcome of a major project exploring the more informal side of portrait photography.
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Kilpeck and the Romaneque
 

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By Valerie McLean
The artist explores the legacy of medieval Herefordshire's finest church architecture.
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Singing OPuccini at the Kitchen Sink
 

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By Bert Flitcroft
A new collection by the highly-regarded Midlands poet: poetry for general reader and enthusiast alike - a joy to read.
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Ledbury Sketchbook
 

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By Anthony Bateman
A personal and affectionate record of the people, events and vistas of Ledbury as seen through the eyes of the artist.

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Kathy Lewis Sketchbook
 

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By Kathy Lewis
A selection of work by the prominent Gloucestershire artist, presented as a field sketchbook facsimile on fine paper.
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Landscapes on the Edge
 

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Margot Miller & Sue Sharp
An illustrated anthology of poems of the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders, from early to contemporary writers.
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May Hill: Paintings and Drawings
 

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By Valerie McLean
A selection of work by this contemporary artist, complemented by memories of the people of May Hill..
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Forest Gold and Forest Leaves
 

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By Marigold Pritchard
Born and bred in the Forest of Dean, the author shares a host of memories of life in the region through her poetry.
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place names


Berkshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.

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Surrey Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.

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Berkshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.

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Hertfordshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.

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Bedfordshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.

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Cheshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names
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Buckinghashire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.
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Herefordshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.
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Warwickshire Place Names
 

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Anthony Poulton-Smith
The rich history of the county explored through the origins and development of its place names.
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