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Annales Caermoclenes: Or, Annals of Cartmel by James Stockdale (£229.00)Publisher: William Kitchin — 1872Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards worn and soiled with the lower board, damp stained, now detached. First blank missing. Previous owners' inscription to the half-title page. Damp stain to the leading edge of the first few leaves including the frontis although the illustration is clean. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned bar the last page of the index separated with the lower board. Description: Notes: Size: 9" x 5¾". Bevelled Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 595 [VII] pages. Tags: geography england lancashire cartmel parish history sources chronology eng cumbria early works
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Long March: The Story of "The Devil's Own" B/210 Burnley Battery, Royal Field Artillery, 1914-1919 by Jack Horsfall (£24.00)Publisher: The Lancashire Library — 1986Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0902228633]Condition: Very Good. Leans. Light reading creases to the spine. Some spotting and slight tanning to the wraps. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 218 pages. Tags: horsfall 0902228633 britain army royal field artillery battillion 1st east lancs 210 burnley battery world war 1914-1918 regimental histories lancashire history military unit armed forces armies first brigades british 263 brigade rfa 263rd 218 218th 211 211th 307 241st 246 246th 290 290th 307th 241 273 23rd 273rd 348 348th 217th 240th 210th 243rd 217 227 227th 240 242 242nd 278 278th 243 275 275th 245th 271 271st 245
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
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Paul Heathcote's Rhubarb and Black Pudding by Matthew Fort (£19.00)Publisher: Fourth Estate — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857025008]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Paul Heathcote is a phenomenon even among the elite band of Britain’s master chefs. Not only has he resolutely stayed put in his native Lancashire to become one of the few Michelin-starred English chefs north of Watford, but he has also achieved this while pioneering his own special brand of haute cuisine, which is quite distinctively British, if not English — even Lancastrian.

Deconstructing and elevating traditional dishes like black pudding, roast duckling with mead, pig’s trotters stuffed with ham hock, apple crumble soufflé and deep-fried Stilton fritters, Heathcote has created the sort of cuisine du terroir so characteristic of the great French chefs but hitherto virtually unknown amongst their British counterparts.

In Rhubarb & Black Pudding, Paul Heathcote and award-winning food writer Matthew Fort have gathered together the best of Heathcote’s recipes. Arranged by seasons, they include dishes as varied as Pressed Ham Terrine; Fillet of Red Bream Marinated in Whisky and Dill; Roast Rack of Spring Lamb with Hot-pot Potatoes, Braised Lentils, Roast Shallots and Rosemary Juice; Compote of Caramelized Rhubarb with Elderflower Cream; and Creamed Rice Pudding Scented with Hazelnut. Matthew’s colourful introductions to each section also vividly convey the changing seasonal landscape and the creative processes as they unfold in the kitchen.

With stunning colour photography of the food, clear black-and-white reportage of the kitchens and evocative landscapes of the Ribble Valley through the changing seasons, Rhubarb & Black Pudding provides a unique picture of a great chef at work.”
Notes: Illustrated by Tim Morris & Peter Williams (Photos.). Size: 10¼" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: 1857025008 9781857025002 heathcote paul successful chefs michelin stars lancastrian restaurant english food cooking egon ronay chef lancashire style restaurateurs britain biography photography england
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Iron Masters of Penns by John Horsfall (£14.00)Publisher: The Roundwood Press — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900093293]Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page. Leans heavily. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “The Websters of Penns began their enterprise in the time of Marlborough and the business has proved as durable as the steel for which they were famous. Set in the background of the national history the story accelerates down the years — threaded with family problems, humour and drama often lie together, and in later years suspense is rarely absent. The tale is a true one without the cheap device of omitting the unpalatable and it depicts most of the range of human performance from inspiration and genius to utter imbecility. At the end one is left amazed that the firm still stands, but Webster and Horsfall, as it is now known, still remains — battered perhaps, but still on solid rock after two and a half centuries.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 331 pages. Tags: galvanising department killamarsh lancashire transport horseless stripping elizabeth annealing batteries daughter websters squire's carriage comments horsfall coldwell atlantic electric letters herbert wedding setting machine drawers gillies webster boilers testing charles furnace section drawing granted telford captain charge facing golden mother patent joseph jigger arthur locked easter blocks aspect squire making wilkes
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
British Journey by Bernard Newman (£13.00)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1945Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Gently faded at the spine of the book, both boards slightly soiled toward the margins.. Pages lightly age-tanned. Previous owners inscription to the first blank.Description: Portraiture frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white photographs with a fold-out coloured map to the rear pastedown.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: journey through britain ministry information devon village buckland plymouth welsh miners quarrymen’s cabin industry lancashire blackpool architecture lancashire derwentwater shipyard glasgow housing comrie colliery hebrides sheep shearing hebridean cottage geordies colliery durham team valley gateshead tarran house birmingham house workers’ hostels
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Contemporary British Industrial Relations by Sid Kessler; Fred Bayliss; (£13.00)Publisher: Macmillan — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0333641329]Condition: Very Good. Spine lightly creased. Corners showing a little wear. Internally bright and clean.Description: 324pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Freedom's Land by Anna Jacobs (£12.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780340954034]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Leans slightly.Description: From the cover: “Her husband killed in the Great War, his wife dead — why not journey to the other side of the world and start again from scratch? What does it matter if they don’t know each other; they will in time, after all? Norah thinks it is the most stupid idea she has ever heard. But Andrew needs no persuading. His kids are without a mother and he lives in a Lancashire town with no prospects: he can’t wait to build a new life for himself in Australia. The government will even give ex-servicemen a farm, as long as they clear the land themselves. The only thing he needs is a wife to join him and time is short. Then Norah’s father dies and there is nowhere for her or her daughter to go. For the first time in her life she decides to do something crazy. It may be madness to follow a man she barely knows to an untamed land of heat, spiders and endless bush far from home, but it may also be the answer to all her dreams.”Notes: Jacket designed by Gordon Crabb. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 310 pages. Tags: the great war build new life australia servicemen farm father dies something crazy
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Knave of Swords by William Rayner (£11.50)Publisher: Collins — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002223546]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Top edges of text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the rear panel: “Knave Of Swords is the second volume of ‘The Devil’s Picture-Book’, a sequence of three novels set in the last decade of the 18th Century and following the fortunes of Tom Blackford, village radical turned factory-owner and man of property, Hugh Tracy, an Irishman devoted to the disenslavement of his country, and Jane Rowley who loves them both — together with a host of other vivid and absorbing characters.Notes: Jacket designed by Anthony Kerrins. Size: 8½" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 251 pages. Tags: turbulent eras british history bitter birth-pangs industrial revolution torment lreland new political identity literature history rustic debating society press gang enclosures 18th century irishman action intrigue romance vigorous humour cotton towns lancashire cheshire radical opinion free united republic sudden rise wealth bloody irish uprising superb recreation english irish history last momentous decade
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird; Keith Lodge; (£11.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper slightly ruffled. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Reprint. Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Decline and Rise of British Industry by David Clutterbuck & Stuart Craine (£11.50)Publisher: W. H. Allen — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1852510307]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: From the flap: “Has Britain really recovered from its decades-long industrial decline? What has to be done to maintain the recovery? And how did our industry become so uncompetitive in the first place? Here are the facts and the statistics behind the collapse of British industrial power and influence between the end of the Second World War and the late 1970s, and the subsequent return to apparent health in the Thatcherite years. Views vary widely on the causes of the decline; yet there is a remarkable degree of agreement as to what needs to be done to continue the recovery. Continue is the key word, for though the patient is off the critical list, he is far from dancing with rude health.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 388 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Spirit of England by Simon Mcbride (£11.50)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781854711557]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. First in this edition [1989]. From the cover: “The ‘spirit’ of England can be found on wild, desolate moorland and in leafy forest glades; it is seen in the miles of breath-taking coastline and the verdant river valleys. Bustling market towns, timeless fishing coves, lonely upland farmsteads — the spirit of England haunts them all. Simon McBride is a photographer with an acknowledged gift for harnessing the ethereal qualities of the English landscape. The Spirit of England comprises his selection of favourite representations of the diversity and splendour of this country. His personal thoughts and impressions, and a worthy introduction by Winston Graham, complement the wealth of photographs which evoke the true character of England. This beautiful book will appeal to all those who, like Simon McBride, are inspired by the myriad of images which comprise the English landscape.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Winston Graham. Size: 9" x 10¼". Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: and blackberries bodmin chilterns church churchyard cornwall country dales dawn description dramatic england fells fens fields granite hail lakes lancashire landscapes mcbride misty moor mountains photographer photography pictorial sky snowflakes storm travel trees views waterfalls weald west works
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Being Freddie: My Story So Far by Andrew Flintoff (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340896280]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper.Description: 3rd Reprint. [First: Same Year] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Worshipped by England fans, and admired by cricket lovers everywhere for his big-hitting, fast-bowling style, Flintoff is the charismatic, hugely popular face of the modern game. His development has been spectacular — he was England’s star performer at the 2003 World Cup, Man of the Series against the West Indies the following winter, and is now regarded as his country’s finest all-rounder since lan Botham. Flintoff’s greatest and most recent successes have come against the old enemy, Australia, in a 2005 Ashes series that captured the hearts and minds of a nation. Over a quite sensational summer, Flintoff was at the centre of everything, scoring runs and taking wickets at a phenomenal rate, and hailed as a hero for his part in English cricket’s greatest ever triumph.

BEING FREDDIE is a very personal account of Flintoff’s meteoric rise to the top. Recounting the most dramatic, significant moments in his career to date, Freddie reveals what it is like to play for the most successful England cricket team in recent times, and takes the reader into the heat of battle with the world’s top cricketing nations. Incorporating the fascinating inside story of the victorious 2005 Ashes campaign, this is the book cricket fans across the world have been waiting for.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 315 pages. Tags: andrew ashes autobiography biography brett champions cricket cup debut england flintoff icc lancashire lee michael old one-day oval players ponting recreation ricky shane sports test the trafford trophy vaughan warne world year
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British Industry by J. H. Dunning; C. J. Thomas; (£10.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 090589742]Condition: Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight overall but the glue is weakened at the last page of the index. A fragile copy.Description: What have been the main developments in British industry since 1914 and how will its future prospects be affected by such issues at State control, automation and the Common Market.Notes: Jacket designed by Ralph Mabey. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Universal Library series. 242 pages. Tags: hydro-electricity petro-chemicals computerization nationalization rationalization interdependence house-building anglo-american reorganization petrochemicals technological cinematograph international shipbuilders' co-ordination participation concentration technologists mechanization metallurgical amalgamations unemployment shipbuilding directorates broadcasting universities co-operation intervention co-operative organization agricultural certificates distribution interlocking significance productivity corporations associations safeguarding association comparative expenditure maintenance engineering electricity competition conservancy restrictive electronics consumption combination
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Burnely We're Back by Stephen Cummings (£10.50)Publisher: Janus — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 1857562526]Condition: Very Good.Description: One fan's perspective of Burnley Football Club's 1994-95 Season. First in this edition.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 260 pages. Tags: division one unbeaten run league table abysmal form fantastically inept alan harper bizarre surreal managerial jimmy mullen eight consecutive defeats worst disciplinary record Beresford Parkinson vinnicombe winstanley joyce Lancashire harper deary heath robinson mcminn burnley football club
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English Journey: Being a Rambling but Truthful Account of What One Man Saw and Heard and Felt and Thought During a Journey Through England During the Autumn of the Year 1933 by J. B. [John Boynton] Priestley (£10.50)Publisher: London: The Folio Society — 1997Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Contains: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Drabble. Size: 10¼" x 7½". Blind-stamped Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: england travel mass observation movement thirties lancashire north sociological records coventry southampton altered war areas black country slum clearances
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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Freddie: My World by Andrew Flintoff (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 034092389X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper and a small crease at the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “ANDREW ‘FREDDIE’ FLINTOFF is Britain’s best-loved sportsman. His popularity stems not only from being the leading all-round cricketer in the world but because of the evident warmth of his powerful personality. Following his sensational performances with bat and ball in the historic Ashes victory in the summer of 2005, he has also proved himself to be the charismatic leader of a weakened English side in a thrilling tour of India.

In his revealing new book Freddie talks about the many cricketing highlights of the past year, including his recent experiences as captain of England. He describes the routines he undertakes as he prepares for a game and both the excitements and the problems of frequent touring away from home. He tells too of how he has handled the pleasures and pressures of his new celebrity status; of the joys of family life with Rachael and his two children; of his private social life and his interests in chess, horseracing and football. He writes of his charitable work and his eagerness to teach and encourage kids to enjoy the game of cricket.

This very personal book, illustrated with a series of exclusive photographs, takes the reader behind the public image and reveals the real Andrew Flintoff, the cricketer who has become not only a national hero but also a national treasure.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 8". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: africa against and andrew association autobiography batting biography born came cricket cricketers debut england flintoff hundred india lancashire maiden new opened personality players preston professional recreation south sports test the tour when year zealand
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Hannah's North Country by Hannah Hauxwell; Barry Cockcroft; (£10.50)Publisher: Century — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0712698442]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “After her tours of Europe and America, solitary daleswoman Hannah Hauxwell returns to the North of England and talks of some of her favourite spots, from the Dales through Teesdale, Lancashire, Cleveland and Cumbria. The trail takes her from High Force and the Teesdale Roll, back to Mouth Rock Chapel, where her parents were married, to Tan Hill and a meeting with a pistol-packing publican, and up to Ullswater. She enjoys her favourite form of travel on the Lancaster Canal, witnesses the annual tup sale at Hawes, and revels in the festivities of Appleby Fair.”Notes: Size: 10" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: also amenities and autobiography basic belle biography birk britain british comfortable communities cotherstone cottage country courtesy cruel cumbria customs dales deprivation desolate determined electricity england essays europe even farmers farms fashioned force general great half-abandoned hannah hatt haunts hauxwell high hills historical history homes income innocence interest irish lacked lancashire life lifestyle living lone long low military natural nature near-deserted obscure old one-woman pennines peoples pets photography pictorials pitifully places political regional retirement running rural science see small social sociology spartan struggle subjects teesdale television the themes too travel travelogues ullswater vue water winter woman women yorkshire
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird & Keith Lodge (£10.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Later printing. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 367 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Spirit of England by Simon McBride (£10.50)Publisher: Webb & Bower — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863502881]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Slight, small, marks to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The ‘spirit’ of England can be found on wild, desolate moorland and in leafy forest glades; it is seen in the miles of breath-taking coastline and the verdant river valleys. Bustling market towns, timeless fishing coves, lonely upland farmsteads — the spirit of England haunts them all. Simon McBride is a photographer with an acknowledged gift for harnessing the ethereal qualities of the English landscape. The Spirit of England comprises his selection of favourite representations of the diversity and splendour of this country. His personal thoughts and impressions, and a worthy introduction by Winston Graham, complement the wealth of photographs which evoke the true character of England. This beautiful book will appeal to all those who, like Simon McBride, are inspired by the myriad of images which comprise the English landscape.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Winston Graham. Size: 9" x 10½". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. 127 pages. Tags: and blackberries bodmin chilterns church churchyard cornwall country dales dawn description dramatic england fells fens fields granite hail lakes lancashire landscapes mcbride misty moor mountains photographer photography pictorial sky snowflakes storm travel trees views waterfalls weald west works
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William Walton: Behind The Façade by Susana Walton (£10.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0193151561]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1948. The 46-year-old English composer William Walton, rising genius of English music, composer of Facade, Belshazzar’s Feast, a superb Symphony, and a host of other brilliant works, arrives to attend an international conference of the Performing Right Society. Miss Susana Gil, the attractive 22-year-old daughter of a well-to-do Argentine lawyer, is the personal assistant to the representative of the British Council and has organized a press conference for the distinguished visitor. Walton, unmarried but not noted for his celibacy, is asked by a journalist what he thinks of Argentine women. Looking directly at the glamorous Miss Gil, he replies: ‘I think so highly of them that I intend to... meet lots of them!’ Only fear of causing too much of a stir (a rather untypical reticence) prevented him from saying ‘I intend to marry one’. After only two weeks he and Miss Gil were engaged, much against the wishes of her family and much to the alarm of Walton’s friends and colleagues in London, who were deeply suspicious of ‘love at first sight’. Yet unpredictability and luck had already played a large part in Walton’s life, from his admission as a nine-year-old Lancashire schoolboy to Christ Church Choir School in Oxford; his discovery by Sacheverell Sitwell while an undergraduate at Oxford; his adoption by all three Sitwells; the emergence of a publisher willing to back his individual music; and the unsolicited and often unexpected offers of support from wealthy admirers. Walton’s instinct for self-preservation did not fail him in his choice of bride, for Susana Valeria Rosa Maria Gil Passo, to give the author her full name, proved and remained the ideal partner with whom Walton could fulfil a plan that had been in his mind before their marriage: to leave England and live in Italy. Shortly after settling in his house in London, they rented an old convent in Forio, on the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, loaded up Walton’s treasured Bentley with the essentials for a six-month visit, and took up residence in a property of considerable charm but few comforts. Ischia would become their home for the rest of Walton’s life (he died in 1983), and their joint creation, the magnificent house and garden of La Mortella, is now to become a Walton arts centre and recital hall for the further development of talented young musicians. Susana Walton has created an affectionate and revealing portrait of one of England’s greatest composers. Written with an engaging candour, her memories of 35 years of marriage are alive with colourful anecdotes of some of the people who featured prominently in Walton’s life. There are vivid pen portraits of the Sitwells, Imma von Doernberg, Alice Wimborne, Laurence Olivier, Malcolm Sargent, Benjamin Britten, Wystan Auden, Yehudi Menuhin, Julian Bream, and many other musicians and personalities prominent in contemporary history.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: aires and appendices argentina arts autobiography bear biographies biography britain buenos cello century classicalc coda composers concerto courtship covered cressida dates desert discs early england english entertainment films final first for friends from general genres great guests honours invitations ischia island laurence life manuscripts marriage masterpieces missing mortella music musicians newly oldham olivier other oxford performing periods romantic second sir sitwells studies styles symphony television tenants the theatre three tributes troilus walton weds western william
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As If by Blake Morrison (£9.50)Publisher: Granta — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1862070032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: A Later Printing. From the cover: “This volume seeks to expose the hollowness of condemnation divorced from understanding in relation to the Bulger murder trial. People have almost become desensitized to random murder. It is often explained away by madness, sexual fantasy or rejection. One murder in recent times reduced every person to silence: the abduction and beating to death of a helpless infant by two ten-year-old boys. How and why did two innocent boys kill another? Is childhood innocence a myth? And what punishment could fit such a crime, assuming that children are fit to stand trial for murder? Blake Morrison went to the trial in Preston, and discovered a sad ritual of condemnation with two bewildered children at the centre. He looked for possible explanations in the boys’ families, their dreary environment, their fantasies, their exposure to violent films. He evokes the worst feats of parents through candid and raw memories of his relations with his own children, and delves into his own childhood to reveal the worst thing he has ever done, to show how easy it is to go along with cruelty..”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 245 pages. Tags: adolescents bobby bootle britain bulger case causes child children collections conditions crime criminology delinquents england essays great homicide infanticide james jon journals juvenile kidnapping lancashire letters literary liverpool murder other patrick prevention prose rearing science social studies thompson trials venables violence works
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Being Freddie: My Story So Far by Andrew Flintoff (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340896280]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of the DJ slightly ruffled, notably so at the top corners. Text bright and tight.Description: 2nd Reprint. [First: Same Year] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Worshipped by England fans, and admired by cricket lovers everywhere for his big-hitting, fast-bowling style, Flintoff is the charismatic, hugely popular face of the modern game. His development has been spectacular — he was England’s star performer at the 2003 World Cup, Man of the Series against the West Indies the following winter, and is now regarded as his country’s finest all-rounder since lan Botham. Flintoff’s greatest and most recent successes have come against the old enemy, Australia, in a 2005 Ashes series that captured the hearts and minds of a nation. Over a quite sensational summer, Flintoff was at the centre of everything, scoring runs and taking wickets at a phenomenal rate, and hailed as a hero for his part in English cricket’s greatest ever triumph.

BEING FREDDIE is a very personal account of Flintoff’s meteoric rise to the top. Recounting the most dramatic, significant moments in his career to date, Freddie reveals what it is like to play for the most successful England cricket team in recent times, and takes the reader into the heat of battle with the world’s top cricketing nations. Incorporating the fascinating inside story of the victorious 2005 Ashes campaign, this is the book cricket fans across the world have been waiting for.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 315 pages. Tags: andrew ashes autobiography biography brett champions cricket cup debut england flintoff icc lancashire lee michael old one-day oval players ponting recreation ricky shane sports test the trafford trophy vaughan warne world year
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird (£9.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340684577]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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Northern Journey by Dana Crighton (£9.50)Publisher: Excursion — 1998Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0952833417]Condition: Very Good. Laminate lifting on the leading edge of the lower wrap otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. First in this edition. Signed by the author on the ½-title page - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). In the English Excursions series. 191 pages. Tags: cumbria abbot hall art gallery lancashire pendle heritage centre northumbria durham northumberland alnwick hipsburn chillinghain castle tyne wear boroughbridge norton conyers cusworth hall, doncaster yorkshire skipton parcevall hall gardens skyreholme shandy hall coxwold village fairfax house treasurer’s house martin’s grand stonegate york minster kirkby malham brompton bridlington wolds weaverthorpe botton village skinningrove staithes swaledale the lakes greta bridge northerners traditions
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The Barry Richards Story by Barry Richards (£9.50)Publisher: Readers Union — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some soiling to the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “One of the world’s outstanding batsmen — certainly the greatest South Africa has produced — describes his early years in Durban, the experiences and family background which formed him as a man and a player, and his dazzling and sometimes turbulent career since he first made his mark as a schoolboy, captaining the first ever South African Schoolboys’ XI to tour England in 1963. He and his vice-captain Mike Procter subsequently made an impact on English county cricket, and Barry Richards gives an account of his career with Hampshire both on and off the field, with forthright views on the county game. He is equally forthright about the structure of his homeland, for which he played in one outstandingly successful Test series before South Africa was banned from international cricket — on which he also has clear-cut opinions.

Though clearly of outstanding natural ability, Richards is far from being a purely instinctive player, and some of the most interesting passages in his book concern the strategy and tactics of the game, the varying attitudes to it from country to country, including absorbing accounts of many memorable games — not least that in which he scored 356 at Perth.

This book is not just for cricket lovers, but for all concerned with the place of sport in contemporary society, domestic and international, at a time when conventional attitudes to the place of politics and commerce are seen to be no longer adequate.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Colin Cowdrey. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 180 pages. Tags: alan australian autobiographies barry biographies bowler cricket cup farokh gleeson gillette hampshire hurst indies inmngs jackie lancashire mcglew oval players record-breaking richards schoolboys stumping tour trophy viscount
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Battles of the English Civil War by Austin Woolrych (£8.00)Publisher: Pimlico — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0712650431]Condition: Very Good. Publishers damaged stamp inside the rear cover but none apparent. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 208 pages. Tags: marston moor battle england naseby preston lancashire battles history 17th century great britain civil war wars
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Grimsdyke by Walter Unsworth (£7.50)Publisher: Nashville & New York: Thomas Nelson Inc. — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 084076491X]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short tear to the foot of the upper panel and the head of the lower. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5½". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 155 pages. Tags: unsworth 084076491x children stories fiction lancashire england english
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My Autobiography by Dickie Bird (£6.50)Publisher: Coronet — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340684585]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Updated Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Dickie Bird’s retirement was an international event shown on millions of TV screens and covered in newspapers throughout the world. He is a household name, an eccentric, and one of the most loved and respected characters in world cricket. Here at last is his autobiography. The most famous cricket umpire of them all, Dickie has done that difficult job more skilfully than anyone else. Moreover he has done it in his idiosyncratic style and with the infectious humour which has endeared him to millions throughout the world, transcending his sport. Fiercely proud of his background as a Yorkshire miner’s son, his story follows his youth in Barnsley, his early days as a cricketer, through to his career as an umpire and his experiences of the international scene, all told with total honesty by this very private person. Throughout his life he has courted both controversy and comedy. This book is a mixture of forthright views on the game and those involved in it, compelling accounts of what it is like behind the scenes in cricket at the highest level, and hilarious stories, for which Dickie is so well known.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Michael Parkinson. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 479 pages. Tags: venkataraghavan gloucestershire nottinghamshire leicestershire worcestershire martyn-jenkins championships international o'shaughnessy championship javedmiandad intimidatory warwickshire all-rounder scarborough w-captaincy balderstone bicentenial illingworth association documentary preparation christopher personality churchgoing fairbrother rimmington azharuddin sidebottom livingston journalism richardson groundsmen vishwanath prudential lancashire ramprakash fredericks headingley electronic rutherford tournament champion's wooldridge birkenshaw recreation derbyshire groundsman retirement staincross d'oliveira
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The Road to Nab End: An Extraordinary Northern Childhood by William Woodruff (£6.50)Publisher: Abacus — 2010Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780349115214]Condition: Very Good. Description: Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 407 pages. Tags: woodruff william 1916- childhood and youth cotton manufacture england lancashire history social life customs 20th century blackburn 9780349115214
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Isaac Campion by Janni Howker (£5.50)Publisher: Lion — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780006727903]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.Description: From the cover: “The day Isaac Campion started working for his horsedealer father was the day he had to stop being a child and start being a man. Isaac was just twelve years old. His beloved brother Daniel’s accident deepened the conflict between Isaac and his bitter, brooding father. Isaac’s father mastered Isaac just as he mastered his horses. But Isaac Campion didn’t want to obey orders for the rest of his life — he wanted to be free.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). Tags: 20th adult also and awareness between bitter business campion century character children children's dealers edwardian emotions england english family fathers fiction fictitious for general headings his historical horses isaac issues juvenile lancashire literature nonfiction novels occasionally period personal relations relationships run see situations social sons stern stories texts the turn under violent young
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Daughter of the Dales: The World of Hannah Hauxwell by Hannah Hauxwell & Barry Cockcroft (£4.00)Publisher: Arrow — 1991Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0099814803]Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear.Description: Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 192 pages. Tags: also amenities and autobiography basic belle biography birk britain british comfortable communities cotherstone cottage country courtesy cruel cumbria customs dales deprivation desolate determined electricity england essays europe even farmers farms fashioned force general great half-abandoned hannah hatt haunts hauxwell high hills historical history homes income innocence interest irish lacked lancashire life lifestyle living lone long low military natural nature near-deserted obscure old one-woman pennines peoples pets photography pictorials pitifully places political regional retirement running rural science see small social sociology spartan struggle subjects teesdale television the themes too travel travelogues ullswater vue water winter woman women yorkshire
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Hannah's North Country by Hannah Hauxwell; Barry Cockcroft (£4.00)Publisher: Arrow — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 009914901X]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Upper wrap a little curled. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “After her tours of Europe and America, solitary daleswoman Hannah Hauxwell returns to the North of England and talks of some of her favourite spots, from the Dales through Teesdale, Lancashire, Cleveland and Cumbria. The trail takes her from High Force and the Teesdale Roll, back to Mouth Rock Chapel, where her parents were married, to Tan Hill and a meeting with a pistol-packing publican, and up to Ullswater. She enjoys her favourite form of travel on the Lancaster Canal, witnesses the annual tup sale at Hawes, and revels in the festivities of Appleby Fair.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 224 pages. Tags: also amenities and autobiography basic belle biography birk britain british comfortable communities cotherstone cottage country courtesy cruel cumbria customs dales deprivation desolate determined electricity england essays europe even farmers farms fashioned force general great half-abandoned hannah hatt haunts hauxwell high hills historical history homes income innocence interest irish lacked lancashire life lifestyle living lone long low military natural nature near-deserted obscure old one-woman pennines peoples pets photography pictorials pitifully places political regional retirement running rural science see small social sociology spartan struggle subjects teesdale television the themes too travel travelogues ullswater vue water winter woman women yorkshire
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Hannah's North Country by Hannah Hauxwell; Barry Cockcroft (£4.00)Publisher: Arrow — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 009914901X]Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently faded at the spine. Leans slightly. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “After her tours of Europe and America, solitary daleswoman Hannah Hauxwell returns to the North of England and talks of some of her favourite spots, from the Dales through Teesdale, Lancashire, Cleveland and Cumbria. The trail takes her from High Force and the Teesdale Roll, back to Mouth Rock Chapel, where her parents were married, to Tan Hill and a meeting with a pistol-packing publican, and up to Ullswater. She enjoys her favourite form of travel on the Lancaster Canal, witnesses the annual tup sale at Hawes, and revels in the festivities of Appleby Fair.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 224 pages. Tags: also amenities and autobiography basic belle biography birk britain british comfortable communities cotherstone cottage country courtesy cruel cumbria customs dales deprivation desolate determined electricity england essays europe even farmers farms fashioned force general great half-abandoned hannah hatt haunts hauxwell high hills historical history homes income innocence interest irish lacked lancashire life lifestyle living lone long low military natural nature near-deserted obscure old one-woman pennines peoples pets photography pictorials pitifully places political regional retirement running rural science see small social sociology spartan struggle subjects teesdale television the themes too travel travelogues ullswater vue water winter woman women yorkshire
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The Road to Nab End by William Woodruff (£3.50)Publisher: Abacus — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0349115214]Condition: Very Good. Leans slightly.Description: First in this, paperback, edition.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 407 pages. Tags: woodruff william 1916- childhood and youth cotton manufacture england lancashire history social life customs 20th century blackburn 9780349115214
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