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City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple

Indraprastha is the Hindu name for the first, mythical Delhi. In this book the author peels back the successive encrusting layers of Delhi's history, ...

Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson

Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson

The Spencers, like the Windsors, are a dynasty, and one of the most successful families that England has produced. But how did a family of Tudor sheep...

Barcelona by Robert Hughes

Barcelona by Robert Hughes

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Edward Wessex's Crown and Country by Edward Wessex

Edward Wessex's Crown and Country by Edward Wessex

Who better than Edward Wessex to take you on a journey through the history of London's royal connections and explain the architectural heritage of ...

To See Oursels: Rural Scotland in Old Photographs by Dorothy I. Kidd

To See Oursels: Rural Scotland in Old Photographs by Dorothy I. Kidd

Drawing on the collections of the National Museums of Scotland's Scottish Ethnological Archive, this book provides an insight into the work of farmers...

Tracing Scottish Ancestors (Collins Pocket Reference) by Rosemary Bigwood

Tracing Scottish Ancestors (Collins Pocket Reference) by Rosemary Bigwood

An accessible, user-friendly handbook for all amateur genealogists seeking their Scottish roots.With an emphasis firmly on the p...

Clans and Tartans by George Way

Clans and Tartans by George Way

A beautifully illustrated guide to the histories of over 120 of Scotland's most renowned clans and familiesClans & Tartans is the ideal introduction...

Throne of Gold: Lives of the Aga Khans by Anne Edwards

Throne of Gold: Lives of the Aga Khans by Anne Edwards

The Aga Khan III, born in Karachi in 1877, was a dedicated anglophile and champion of the British empire, who took his religious duties seriously but,...

Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson

Blood Royal: The Story of the Spencers and the Royals by John Pearson

The Spencers, like the Windsors, are a dynasty, and one of the most successful families that England has produced. But how did a family of Tudor sheep...

The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses agai...

The Big House: The Story of a Country House and Its Family by Christopher Simon Sykes

The Big House: The Story of a Country House and Its Family by Christopher Simon Sykes

The Big House is the biography of an archetypal great house and the lives of the family who lived there for over 250 years. On 17 June, 1751 Richard S...

The Big House: The Story of a Country House and its Family by Christopher Simon Sykes

The Big House: The Story of a Country House and its Family by Christopher Simon Sykes

The highly praised biography of an archetypal great house and the family who lived there for over 250 years.`The Big House' is t...

The Times Picture Collection: London by Ian Harrison

The Times Picture Collection: London by Ian Harrison

A new paperback edition of this classic photographic portrait of this great city, which captures the changing face of the capital through the 20th ...

The Groundwater Diaries: Trials, Tributaries and Tall Stories from Beneath the Streets of London by Tim Bradford

The Groundwater Diaries: Trials, Tributaries and Tall Stories from Beneath the Streets of London by Tim Bradford

A flight of imagination back to a time when London was green meadows and rolling hills, dotted with babbling brooks. Join Tim Bradford as he explor...

Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House by Julie Myerson

Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House by Julie Myerson

Ever thought about all the people who lived in your house before you? Julie Myerson did, and set out to learn as much as she could about their fasc...

Clans and Tartans by Collins Gems

Clans and Tartans by Collins Gems

The histories of over 100 Scottish clans, together with full-colour illustrations of their tartans. This Collins Gem is being reissued in flexibinding...

The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

The Lighthouse Stevensons by Bella Bathurst

An exciting new edition of Bella Bathurst's epic story of Robert Louis Stevenson's ancestors and the building of the Scottish coastal lighthouses a...

Collins Tracing Your Homes History by Anthony Adolph

Collins Tracing Your Homes History by Anthony Adolph

This is an indispensable, practical guide for anyone interested in discovering the history of their home. Following on from the huge surge of interest...

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History by Adam Nicolson

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History by Adam Nicolson

A fascinating account from award-winning author, Adam Nicolson, on the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.Si...

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History by Adam Nicolson

Sissinghurst: An Unfinished History by Adam Nicolson

A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson of the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.

Living with the Laird: A Love Affair with a Man and his Mansion by Belinda Rathbone

Living with the Laird: A Love Affair with a Man and his Mansion by Belinda Rathbone

A captivating memoir of one woman's relationship with a man and his mansion.When Belinda Rathbone, a New York art historian, met...

The "Times" History of London by Hugh Clout

The "Times" History of London by Hugh Clout

This new edition is as vibrant, compelling and diverse as the infamous city itself.An established authority on London past and present, The Times Hi...

Collins Guide to Scots Kith and Kin: A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland by Clan House of Edinburgh

Collins Guide to Scots Kith and Kin: A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland by Clan House of Edinburgh

An old Gaelic proverb says Remember the men from whence you cameScots Kith and Kin is a compact and comprehensive guide to ove...

Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family History by Anthony Adolph

Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family History by Anthony Adolph

The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Scottish ancestryThere's never been a better time to trace your Scottish family hi...

The Spirit of London by Boris Johnson

The Spirit of London by Boris Johnson

First published as Johnson's Life of London, now released with new material following Jubilee and Olympic celebrations in 2012. This updated histor...

Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History by Lynda Rutledge Stephenson

Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History by Lynda Rutledge Stephenson

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The Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty by Laurence Leamer

The Sons of Camelot: The Fate of an American Dynasty by Laurence Leamer

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Four Corners: History, Land and People of the Desert Southwest by Kenneth A. Brown

Four Corners: History, Land and People of the Desert Southwest by Kenneth A. Brown

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The Mafia Family by John H. Davis

The Mafia Family by John H. Davis

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Place Names of Upper Deeside by Adam Watson

Place Names of Upper Deeside by Adam Watson

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From Lairds to Louns: Country and Burgh Life in Aberdeen, 1600-1800 by Edited by David Stevenson

From Lairds to Louns: Country and Burgh Life in Aberdeen, 1600-1800 by Edited by David Stevenson

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The Clyack Sheaf: Sketches of Life and Character in the North East of Scotland by David Toulmin

The Clyack Sheaf: Sketches of Life and Character in the North East of Scotland by David Toulmin

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Aberdeen and the Enlightenment: Conference Proceedings by Edited by Jennifer J. Carter

Aberdeen and the Enlightenment: Conference Proceedings by Edited by Jennifer J. Carter

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Wirds an' Wark 'e Seasons Roon: On an Aberdeenshire Farm by Alexander Fenton

Wirds an' Wark 'e Seasons Roon: On an Aberdeenshire Farm by Alexander Fenton

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The Elgins: A Tale of Aristocrats, Proconsuls and Their Wives by S.G. Checkland

The Elgins: A Tale of Aristocrats, Proconsuls and Their Wives by S.G. Checkland

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Aberdeen in the Nineteenth Century: The Making of the Modern City by Edited by Don Stevenson

Aberdeen in the Nineteenth Century: The Making of the Modern City by Edited by Don Stevenson

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By the Three Great Roads: History of Tolcross, Fountainbridge and the West Port by Edited by Drew Easton

By the Three Great Roads: History of Tolcross, Fountainbridge and the West Port by Edited by Drew Easton

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Building for Books: Architectural Evolution of the Advocates' Library, 1680-1925 by Iain Gordon Brown

Building for Books: Architectural Evolution of the Advocates' Library, 1680-1925 by Iain Gordon Brown

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Moray Coast Railways by Rosemary Burgess

Moray Coast Railways by Rosemary Burgess

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From Aberdeen to Ottawa: Diary of 1845 by Alexander Muir

From Aberdeen to Ottawa: Diary of 1845 by Alexander Muir

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Life in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: "Echoes of the Glen" and "Highland Journey" by Colin MacDonald

Life in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland: "Echoes of the Glen" and "Highland Journey" by Colin MacDonald

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Old Aberdeen: An Historical Guide by Edited by J. S. Smith

Old Aberdeen: An Historical Guide by Edited by J. S. Smith

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I Never Knew That About England by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About England by Christopher Winn

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around England. Christopher Winn takes us to each county, ...

The Lost Village: In Search of a Forgotten Rural England by Richard Askwith

The Lost Village: In Search of a Forgotten Rural England by Richard Askwith

The idea of the village - unspoilt, unpretentious, unchanging and growing almost organically out of the landscape - is one of the most potent in the E...

I Never Knew That About Scotland by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About Scotland by Christopher Winn

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. ...

I Never Knew That About Ireland by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About Ireland by Christopher Winn

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, to discover the tales buried deep in Irish history. Packed full ...

The Family Detective: Discover your family history and bring the past to life by Nick Barratt

The Family Detective: Discover your family history and bring the past to life by Nick Barratt

The market for family history has never been stronger. The phenomenally successful television series Who Do You Think You Are? made many people consid...

I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About London by Christopher Winn

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital's history. Travelling...

I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn

In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around th...

I Never Knew That About the English by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About the English by Christopher Winn

This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs...

I Never Knew That About England by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About England by Christopher Winn

This delightful guide to England, organised county by county, is now published in lavishly illustrated format. Alongside the charming black and white ...

I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn

I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn

In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around th...

London's Secret History by Peter Bushell

London's Secret History by Peter Bushell

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The Mountbattens: The Battenbergs and Young Mountbatten by Antony Lambton

The Mountbattens: The Battenbergs and Young Mountbatten by Antony Lambton

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Catholic Families by Mark Bence-Jones

Catholic Families by Mark Bence-Jones

This is the story of the great Catholic families of England, a remarkably high proportion of whom still inhabit their ancestral seats in spite of much...

The Peak: Past and Present by Gordon Stainforth

The Peak: Past and Present by Gordon Stainforth

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Celtic Cornwall by Marjorie Filbee

Celtic Cornwall by Marjorie Filbee

In this book, Marjorie Filbee, author of The Dictionary of Country Furniture, describes the Celts myths and legends, kings and castles, mines and mine...

Northumbria by Lee Frost

Northumbria by Lee Frost

This is a collection of outstanding photogra phs which reveals the natural beauty of Northumbria, one of the last unspoilt areas of Britain. '...

Thames: Sacred River by Peter Ackroyd

Thames: Sacred River by Peter Ackroyd

Just as Peter Ackroyd's bestselling London is the biography of the city, Thames: Sacred River is the biography of the river, from sea to source. Explo...

The Lore of the Playground: The Children's World - Then and Now by Steve Roud

The Lore of the Playground: The Children's World - Then and Now by Steve Roud

From conkers to marbles, from British Bulldog to tag, not forgetting 'one potato, two potato' and 'eeny, meeny, miny, mo', The Lore of the Playground ...

The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation by Roy Hattersley

The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation by Roy Hattersley

William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries for Henry VIII. Bess, his second wife, was gaoler-companion to Mary Queen of Sc...

The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family by Peter Firstbrook

The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family by Peter Firstbrook

Peter Firstbrook spent many months in Kenya researching the history of Barack Obama's family. Peter is the only person to have traced Obama's roots fr...

Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker

Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker

'After Mark Cocker's glorious book, you will never look at a blackberry bush the same way again.'Philip Hoare, New StatesmanIn 2001 Mark Cocke...

Yorkshire to Humberside by English Heritage

Yorkshire to Humberside by English Heritage

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