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Image for Struggle for Survival in the Cardiganshire Hills.: story of the settlement of the mountains of LLanfair and LLanddewi

Struggle for Survival in the Cardiganshire Hills.: story of the settlement of the mountains of LLanfair and LLanddewi

By: Alan & Sally Leeech

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Wales, Alan & Sally Leech: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04802

Condition: Very Good


The hill farmers that struggled for survival: the landlords; the lowland farmers defending there sheepwalks against encroachers; the difficult environment; sometimes terrible living conditions in isolated locations; all were against them. but they largely remained cheerful and resolute. This book looks at a snapshot of their lives and raises many questions: There is a small tear on the top of the rear cover and a dedication on the corner of the front end paper. View more info

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Dorset Illustrated

By: Alan W. Ball

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Dorset Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04766

ISBN: 1871164850

Condition: Near Fine


This book opens a window onto the heritage of Dorset from the viewpoint of illustrators and engravers working mainly in the days before the photograph. There are over 300 images of towns and villages throughout Dorset. The D/w shows signs creasing and light wear to its head and top corners, and it has been priced-clipped. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Turks Today

By: Andrew Mango

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, The Overlook Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04151

ISBN: 1585676152

Condition: Very Good


In this sequel to his acclaimed biography,Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such a portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. There is a black mark across the bottom of the text block indicating it is a remainder book. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Coal: A Human History

By: Barbara Freese

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, William Heinemann Ltd: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04733

ISBN: 0434013331

Condition: Near Fine


Taking us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of years ago and spans the globe. Barbara Freese explores the profound role coal has played in human history and continues to play in today's world. The text block is lightly tanned. A tight and clean copy. View more info

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A Romano-British House near Bedmore Barn, Ham Hill , Somerset

By: Beattie, I

Price: £12.00

Publisher: unknown: 1913

Sellers ID: 02236

Condition: Very Good


This is a slim report on a Romano-British House near Ham Hill in Somerset. View more info

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The Lost Villages of England (History Handbooks)

By: Beresford, Maurice Warwick.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 1998

Edition: Reprint 1998

Sellers ID: 02242

ISBN: 0750918489

Condition: Very Good


Among existing villages in the English countryside are the sites of many others which have not survived, though six hundred years ago they were no different from their neighbours. This pioneering study locates the sites of England's 'lost' villages, describing the occasion of their depopulation and the character of those who destroyed them. Aerial photographs and ground plans of characteristic sites are included, together with maps to show the local distribution of lost villages. There is also a gazetteer, listing the villages by county. View more info

The secret country.

By: Bord Janet, Colin Bord.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London UK, BCA: 1977

Edition: British First Edition

Sellers ID: 02066

Condition: Good


This book is all about the standing stones of the British isles, and other ancient sites.The top is slightly foxed on pages and nibbling on top edge of cover .Illustration in black and white. View more info

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Villages of Britain: The Five Hundred Villages That Made the Countryside

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury UK: 2010

Edition: 6th Edition

Sellers ID: 04171

ISBN: 0747588724

Condition: Very Good


Villages of Britain is the history of the countryside, told through five hundred of its most noteworthy settlements. many of Britain's villages are know for their loveliness, but their role in shaping the nation over the centuries is relatively untold, drowned out by the metropolitan bias of history. The page edges of the text block are lightly foxed. otherwise a good tight copy. View more info

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Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos, and the Realm of the Gods

By: David Lewis-Williams; David Pearce

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04812

ISBN: 0500051380

Condition: Very Good


Drawing on the latest research and recent discoveries, the authors skilfully link material on human consciousness, imagery and belief systems to propose provocative new theories about the causes of an ancient revolution in cosmology, the origins of social complexity and even the drive behind the domestication of plants and animals. there is a mark on the head of the text block, and the interiors of the D/w are speckled and the top front corner shows wear, there are also some indents to the front panel. otherwise a good, tight copy. View more info

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Deciphering Ancient Minds: The Mystery of San Bushmen Rock Art

By: David Lewis-Williams; Sam Challis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04751

ISBN: 0500051690

Condition: Near Fine


Along with the Aborigines of Australia, the indigenous San people of southern Africa - among the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth - became iconic representatives of all our distant ancestors, and were viewed either as irrational fantasists or childlike, highly spiritual conservationists. But as this elegantly written enlightening book so ably demonstrates, the ' prehistoric' mind was in fact as complex and sophisticated as our own. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle

By: Descola, Phillppe

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03580

ISBN: 000255609X

Condition: Very Good


On the frontier between the remnants of the civilization Europe imposed on South America and the roaring, seething Amazon jungle, the tribes of the Jivaro people lead lives of stubborn independence. Among their number, farthest removed from the clutches of modernity, are the Achuar, the notorious headhunters of the forest. This is their domain. There is a bump to one corner of the green board and the text block is tanned and marked. Otherwise a good tight copy View more info

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The Hunters

By: Elman R. Service

Price: £12.00

Publisher: USA, Prentic-Hall Inc.: 1966

Sellers ID: 04873

Condition: Very Good


There is light wear to the extremities and corners of the covers and tanning to the page edges. The cover is loose to the top of the spine View more info

Image for After Auschwitz: A story of heartbreak and survival by the stepsister of Anne Frank (Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories of World War Two)

After Auschwitz: A story of heartbreak and survival by the stepsister of Anne Frank (Extraordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories of World War Two)

By: Eva Schloss

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04745

ISBN: 1444760688

Condition: Near Fine


Eva was arrested by the Nazis on her fiteenth birthday and sent to Auschwitz. Her survival depended on endless tiny strokes of luck, her own determination and the love and protection of her mother Fritzi, who was deported with her. This is a searingly honest account of how an ordinary person survived the Holocaust. Eva's memories and descriptions are heartbreakingly clear, her account brings the horror as close as it can possibly be. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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People of the Earth :an Introduction to World Prehistory.

By: Fagin M. Brian.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Prentice Hall: 2001

Edition: Reprint.

Sellers ID: 00062

ISBN: 0130283215

Condition: Good


The 10th edition of ''Peoples of th Earth'' comes at a time,when new discoveries and archaeloogical methodologies are deeply affecting our understanding of the human past, this book also as a C/D with it. View more info

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The Victorian House : Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed

By: Flanders, Judith

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Harpercollins Pub Ltd: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04949

ISBN: 0007131887

Condition: Very Good


Judith Flanders has written an incisive and irresistible portrait of Victorian domestic life. The book itself is laid out like a house, following the story of daily life from room to room; from childbirth in the master bedroom , through the scullery, kitchen and dinning room ending in the sick room and death. The text block is tanned. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Call-Up: A History of National Service 1947-1963

By: Hickman, Tom

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Headline: 2004

Edition: 6th Edition

Sellers ID: 02518

ISBN: 0755312406

Condition: Very Good


National service conjures up a whole host of images: endless hours of square - bashing, painting coal white and very severe haircuts. But how true is this cliche ? In Tom Hickman's fascinating account, he reveals what really went on, how those involved felt about there experiences then and now, and asks whether national service really was worthwhile. There is some light creasing to the head of spine and on the rear flap of the DJ. View more info

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Workhouses of London & South East

By: Higginbotham, Peter

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, The History Press: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 05005

ISBN: 0750987774

Condition: Very Good


Revealing buildings steeped in social history, this book provides a comprehensive and copiously illustrated guide to the workhouses that were set up across London and the neighbouring counties of Middlesex, Kent , Surrey, Sussex and berkshire. There is light wear to the corners. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

Through the Kitchen Window

By: Hill Susan

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01130

ISBN: 0241113504

Condition: Very Good


through the kitchen window we glimpse a magical world where each season brings its particular pleasures,from summer picnics to Christmas,from spring cleaning to making herbal remedies for winter ills,the book is in very good condition with nice illustrations there might be fading on the spine though it may be the way its designed. View more info

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Christmas Past

By: Hillier Bevis

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Herbert Press: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 01722

ISBN: 0906969239

Condition: Very Good


A very intresting book on christmas cards of the past. View more info

Eton

By: Hollis Christopher

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hollis & Carter: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00235

Condition: Very Good


Eton today occupies a unique position in British life and its continued and vigorous suvival is to many observers a startling phenomenon in an age dedicated to equality of opportunity.This is a first edition hardback book in V/G condition ,the D/W is torn at the top of the spine and as wearing to top and bottom. View more info