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100 Garden Games

Author: Sidney G Hedges

Publisher: Hamlyn (2008)

ENTERTAIN YOUR FAMILY WITH PRE-WAR FUN IN THE FRESH AIR Ever wondered what kids did before television and games consoles? Rediscover forgotten fun with this practical little handbook from the 1930s. 100 favourite pursuits of yesteryear from everyday sports, such as badminton and croquet to more inventive games like lawn billiards and balloon goal. All the rules are explained succinctly with playing areas and key equipment illustrated.

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A History Of Modern Britain

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Books (2008)

Andrew Marr's A History of Modern Britain reveals how a thin, religious, homogenous nation become fat, sceptical and diverse. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

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A History Of Scotland

Author: Neil Oliver

Publisher: Weidenfeld And Nicolson (2009)

Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world, with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history – tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy – often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past. Historian Neil Oliver presents a compelling new portrait of Scottish history, peppered with action, high drama and centuries of turbulence that have helped to shape modern Scotland. Along the way, he takes in iconic landmarks and historic architecture; debunks myths surrounding Scotland’s famous sons; recalls forgotten battles; charts the growth of patriotism; and explores recent political developments, capturing Scotland’s sense of identity and celebrating her place in the wider world.

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A History Of The Black Presence In London

Author: Ghazala Faizi

Publisher: Greater London Council (1986)

An accompaniment to a major exhibition, the book charts the rise of the black presence in London, supported by a wide range of documents including letters, photographs, paintings and registers.

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A Pointless History Of The World

Authors: Richard Osman, Alexander Armstrong

Publisher: Coronet (2016)

A Pointless History of the World is a complete[1] and meticulously researched[2] series of essays on our rich and glorious past. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, two of the world's foremost experts on Things Before Their Time[3] take you on a step-by-step journey through history. From the Big Bang to the Fall of the Roman Empire, from the Ice Age to the Evolution of Language, from Henry VIII to Last of the Summer Wine: all of civilisation is here. A publishing first, this thoroughly comprehensive and highly ambitious quest through Time and Space is interspersed with questions for all the family from TV's most popular tea-time quiz show, Pointless. This is Alexander and Richard's biggest book yet. The book no historian can afford to be without[4], it comes complete with introduction and footnotes[5]. [1] Highly selective [2] Largely cobbled together from what we can remember from school [3] That's not even a thing [4] Under no circumstances to be used for reference [5] Um...

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A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Corgi Childrens (2010)

Bill's own fascination with science began with a battered old schoolbook he had when he was about ten or eleven years old in America. It had an illustration that captivated him - a cutaway diagram showing Earth's interior as it would look if you cut into it with a large knife and carefully removed about a quarter of its bulk. And he very clearly remembers thinking: "How do they know that?"

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Agincourt: My Family, The Battle And The Fight For France

Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2015)

On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village of Agincourt, four men sheltered from the rain and prepared for battle. All four were English knights, ancestors of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and part of the army of England's King Henry V. Across the valley, four sons of the French arm of the Fiennes family were confident that the Dauphin's army would win the day... Ranulph Fiennes explains how his own ancestors were key players through the centuries of turbulent Anglo-French history that led up to Agincourt, and he uses his experience as expedition leader and soldier to give us a fresh perspective on one of the bloodiest periods of medieval history.

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Alexander Graham Bell And The Telephone

Author: Anita Garman

Part of a series: National Geographic History Chapters

Publisher: National Geographic School Pub (2002)

Alexander Graham Bell led an amazing life, before and after he invented the telephone. Learn what sparked the inventor's curiosity as a child and discover how his mother's deafness inspired his lifelong interest in communication. Discover the rich contribution this pioneering scientist citizen made to many areas of American public life.

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Ancient Egypt

Author: Karen Byrne

Part of a series: Ultimate Explorer

Publisher: Design Eye Publishing (1998)

Pyramids, Pharoahs, Mummies and Sphinxes and much more ... The Complete Illustrated Guide to an Amazing Civilization!

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Anne Frank - The Definitive Edition

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Puffin Classics (2002)

In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne vividly describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters, and her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up. Her diary ends abruptly when, in August 1944, they were all betrayed.

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