Free UK postage. Oxford has been a magnet for tourists and historians alike for centuries, and many of them have left vivid, interesting and sometimes amusing accounts of their discoveries about the city and their encounters with its inhabitants. This book – one of a series of guides for cities across Britain – brings together…

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Mudlarking – scavenging for items of value in the shores of a river – has been documented along the Thames and elsewhere for more than two centuries, and continues to this day as a pastime. This volume brings together for the first time a wide variety of 19th century sources about the mudlarks of history…

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The Old Straight Track was written by Alfred Watkins, a Herefordshire-based antiquarian, businessman and photography pioneer, and first published in 1925. It is the book which introduced the concept of 'ley lines'. Although later adopted by the New Age movement to mean lines of 'earth energies', Watkins' original vision was simply of a system of…

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"The Diary, which paints a unique picture of country life in mid-Victorian times, has come to be recognised as a minor classic; its author has been compared to Dorothy Wordsworth, whom he admired, and even Pepys." – William Plomer "The best picture of quiet vicarage life in Victorian England that has yet been given us."…

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