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How to be a Man, 1830-style. Advice for the young man, the lover, the husband, the father and the citizen. Plus advice for young women and wives about personal hygiene, sex and demeanour.

Go to the Advice to Young Men page for details and an extract.

Advice to Young Men  by  William Cobbett - £ 2.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



The history of Britain; from the arrival of the Romans to 1154 A.D. Originally written in Old English, this translation combines all the known surviving copies into a fascinating read.

Go to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle page for details and an extract.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle  edited by  J. A. Giles - £ 3.99

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Learn the joys, pitfalls and practical skills necessary to ride a motorcycle properly and safely with this blunt and witty guide from 1916.

Go to The Art of Driving a Motorcycle page for details and an extract.

The Art of Driving a Motorcycle by The Staff of 'Motor Cycling' - £ 4.99

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A fascinating and detailed look at how to drive, service, repair and accessorise your Ford Motor car, with every model covered (up to 1916).

Go to The Book of the Ford page for details and an extract.

The Book of the Ford by R. T. Nicholson - £ 4.99

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The one that started the series of Mr Harper's delightful histories of the roads. London to Brighton through the ages - all the way to the arrival of the motor-car!

Go to The Brighton Road page for details and an extract.

The Brighton Road by Charles G. Harper - £ 3.99

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23,000 London street and place name changes made between 1857 and 1966, sorted old-to-new and new-to-old.

Go to the Bruce's Lists of London Street Name Changes page for further details.

Bruce's Lists of London Street Name Changes by Bruce Hunt - £ 6.99

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Restaurants, Coffee-Houses, Museums, Swells and Characters from 17th and 18th century London. Including pretty fellows, beaux, bucks, bloods and macaronies, from a time when it was not safe to venture out unarmed or unescorted.

Go to Bygone London Life page for details and an extract.

Bygone London Life by G. L. Apperson - £ 2.99

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First published in 1847, the Children of the New Forest is a classic children's adventure story. Enthralling, exciting, entertaining and educational!

Go to The Children of the New Forest page for details and an extract.

The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat - £ 2.99

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An illustrated guide to the Cities, history, buildings, art and religious characters of Umbria from 1905.

Go to the The Cities of Umbria page for details and an extract.

The Cities of Umbria by Edward Hutton - £ 4.99

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City Street Names by Louis Zettersten - £ Free

Published in 1926 this book gives the origin of the names of 'the Streets, Lanes, Alleys and Courts of the City of London'.

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20 day trips described and illustrated by the author of the celebrated 'Road' books. These are challenging routes keen cyclists only!

Go to Cycle Rides Round London page for details and an extract.

Cycle Rides Round London by Charles G. Harper - £ 4.99

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Disappearing London by E. Beresford Chancellor - £ Free

Privately published in 1927 this book is a pictorial record of twelve views that had 'disappeared' from London during the previous 15 years. The commentary is by E. Beresford Chancellor, an expert on London's History.

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Profusely illustrated, with a glossary and examples of every type of building, including the evolution of the ordinary domestic house.

Go to the English Architecture page for details and an extract.

English Architecture by Thomas Dinham Atkinson - £ 4.99

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Twenty-six humorous essays on varied aspects of the "English Character". Every one as relevant today as when originally published in 1912.

Go to the The English Character page for details and an extract.

The English Character by Spencer Leigh Hughes - £ 3.99

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Take this with you on country walks, rambles or visits to the sea-side for fascinating insights and folk-lore about what you might encounter.

Go to the The Every-Day Book of Natural History page for details and an extract.

The Every-Day Book of Natural History by James Cundall - £ 4.99

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Anecdotes, observations and advice, about fishing, life, love and friendship in 19th century America and Norway.

Go to the Fisherman's Luck page for details and an extract.

Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke - £ 2.99

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Everything you could possibly want to know about the French Railway system in 1911. How they built, organised and ran it, even how fast the trains went.

Go to the French Railways page for details and an extract.

French Railways by Lord Monkswell - £ 3.99

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If you need a Victorian recipe for Blancmange, Jaunemange or Rougemange or a cure for 'Want of Appetite', this is the book for you.

Go to the Good Things Made Said and Done page for details and an extract.

Good Things Made Said and Done by Goodall, Backhouse & Co. - £ 3.99

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A 'romance' between educated Venezuelan Abel and native Forest-dweller Rima. Both she and the Forest are lovingly and beautifully described in this enigmatic novel from 1904.

Go to the Green Mansions page for details and an extract.

Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson - £ 2.99

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Every English Parish Church looks familiar, with a similar footprint to all the others, why? Find out with this fascinating guide.

Go to The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church page for details and an extract.

The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church by A. H. Thompson - £ 2.99

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A comprehensive look at all the types of wildlife you might encounter at the Sea-Side. With 148 illustrations.

Go to the Half-Hours at the Sea-Side page for details and an extract.

Half-Hours at the Sea-Side by J. E. Taylor- £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



A comprehensive look at London and what it was like to live there at the beginning of the 20th century. With 63 delightful illustrations.

Go to the Highways and Byways page for details and an extract.

Highways and Byways in London by Mrs E. T. Cook- £ 4.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



A novelist, naturalist, ornithologist and travel writer, this is William Henry Hudson's final book, published just after his death in 1922. The culmination of a lifetime's observation, experience and knowledge.

Go to the A Hind in Richmond Park page for details and an extract.

A Hind in Richmond Park by W. H. Hudson - £ 3.99

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An excellent introduction to the subject, or a whistle-stop refresher on the first 3,000 years of London's existence. With 75 illustrations.

Go to The History of London page for details and an extract.

The History of London by Walter Besant - £ 2.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



The story of Mr. Goodbery, a keen if not very adept fox-hunter, during the 'Golden Days.' With eight very cute illustrations and some carefully targeted advertisements.

Go to the Hunting in the Golden Days page for details and an extract.

Hunting in the Golden Days by Hubert Garle - £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



A journalist and romantic novelist, there are 13 essays on various aspects of the social life of 'older France' in this 1899 book by Tighe Hopkins. If you need something to 'annoy' the French with, there is plenty of ammunition here.

Go to the An Idler in Old France page for details and an extract.

An Idler in Old France by Tighe Hopkins - £ 3.99

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Exactly what it says on the cover. An Alphabetical Guide to the Cultivation of Vegetables, with Recipes for Cooking them. Plus Salads, Sauces, Soups and plans for a Kitchen Garden to make a family of 6 self-sufficient.

Go to the The Kitchen Garden and the Cook page for details and an extract.

The Kitchen Garden and the Cook  by  Cecilia Maria Pearse - £ 3.99

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Twenty-four 'letters' giving a first-hand account of living in the country during late Victorian times.

Go to the Letters from a Country House page for details and an extract.

Letters from a Country House by Thomas Anderton - £ 3.99

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Thirteen humorous and revealing essays on varied aspects of Irish Life. Even if you don't have ancestors from 19th century rural Ireland, you will enjoy this book.

Go to The Lighter Side of Irish Life page for details and an extract.

The Lighter Side of Irish Life by George A. Birmingham - £ 3.99

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The Lighter Side of School Life by Ian Hay - £ Free

Whatever your opinion of the English public school system, you will have your prejudices confirmed by this book, written on the eve of World War One.

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An A-Z of over 500 places in London with a connection to over 500 years of literature. With 42 contemporary photographs.

Go to the Literary London page for details and an extract.

Literary London by Elsie M. Lang- £ 3.99

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If you have nineteenth century London ancestors you need this book to find places not shown on contemporary maps or that no longer exist.

Go to the Topography of London page for details and an extract.

Lockie's Topography of London - £ 4.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



How London was governed in 1913, with the history that led to the creation of the London County Council; the corruption and inefficiencies that preceded it, and ideas for a better way of organising it.

Go to the London and its Government page for details and an extract.

London and its Government  by  Percy A. Harris - £ 3.99

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London's Forest is, of course, Epping Forest. Percival J. S. Perceval also refers to it as 'the Forest of Essex' in this fascinating book, published in 1909. With 39 charming line drawings by the author.

Go to the London's Forest page for details and an extract.

London's Forest by P. J. S. Perceval - £ 3.99

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Journalist, Publisher, Author, and primarily, Humorist, this is the perfect introduction to the works of E. V. Lucas.

Go to the London Lavender page for details and an extract.

London Lavender by E. V. Lucas - £ 2.99

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A history of the buildings, commerce, activities and extraordinary events on the Thames, from Roman times to the disappearance of the Watermen. With 32 illustrations.

Go to the London on Thames in Bygone Days page for details and an extract.

London on Thames in Bygone Days by G. H. Birch - £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



Tomlinson's second book, published in 1921, contains eleven short stories/reminiscences about life along the Thames at a time when the locals and seamen were adjusting to the end of the age of sail.

Go to the London River page for details and an extract.

London River by H. M. Tomlinson - £ 3.99

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"London Street Names: Their Origin, Signification, and Historic value; with divers Notes and Observations."

Go to the London Street Names page for details and an extract.

London Street Names by F. H. Habben - £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



A list of every inhabited place in the London Postal Area before WW2 and how to find them now if they were lost to bombing, redevelopment, road improvements or changed name.

Go to the London Streets lost to the Blitz page for details and an extract.

London Streets lost to the Blitz by Bruce Hunt - £ 6.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



From Roman to Edwardian London in 60 pages (in the original) with 14 illustrations. If you want a well-written, potted history, this is the one.

Go to the London: the Story of the City page for details and an extract.

London: the Story of the City by Ernest Rhys - £ 1.99

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A light-hearted novel in the form of a series of letters describing visits to various parts of 'Old London' in 1921. With 9 photographs.

Go to The Lure of Old London page for details and an extract.

The Lure of Old London by Sophie Cole - £ 2.99

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Moving, amusing and fascinating tales of real life in Medieval England, gleaned from the Public Record Office by a man clearly relishing his work.

Go to Medieval Byways page for details and an extract.

Medieval Byways by L. F. Salzmann - £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



Medieval London, described and pictured by the Librarian to the Corporation of London and the Rector of St. Edmund the King, Lombard Street in one of the beautifully produced Portfolio Artistic Monograph series.

Go to Medieval London page for details and an extract.

Medieval London by W. Benham & C. Welch - £ 3.99

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25 short stories about life in the Royal Navy during 1904-1914 written by an insider.

Go to the Naval Occasions page for details and an extract.

Naval Occasions by 'Bartimeus' - £ 2.99

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The Nicest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil - £ Free

Published in 1909 this is the best-selling of almost 50 books that Angela Brazil wrote for girls, about girls.

Go to the Nicest Girl in the School page for further details

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Sixteen short stories describing the harsh life in Labrador at the end of the nineteenth century, written by a man who lived there.

Go to the Off The Rocks page for details and an extract.

Off The Rocks by Wilfred T. Grenfell - £ 3.99

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Published in 1855 but set in 1749 this novel charts the romantic (mis)fortunes of the two sisters who successfully ran the Chelsea Bun-Shop despite their hapless family and friends.

Go to The Old Chelsea Bun-Shop page for details and an extract.

The Old Chelsea Bun-Shop by Anne Manning - £ 3.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



Both volumes of a guide book from 1909 and 1912 to 43 Old English Towns. Their history, notable events and 'must-see' parts. Essential reading for any visitor, then and now.

Go to the Old English Towns page for details and an extract.

Old English Towns - both volumes - £ 4.99

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Collected, recorded, pictured and explained with quiet humour. This book makes it possible to imagine the cacophony that must have resulted from every street vendor needing to tout for business by SHOUTING their cry.

Go to Old London Street Cries page for details and an extract.

Old London Street Cries by Andrew W. Tuer - £ 3.99

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Old Serjeants' Inn - privately printed in 1912 - £ Free

This small but high quality book was produced in 1912 to celebrate the opening of a new HQ for the Law Union and Rock Insurance Company Limited on the site of the Serjeants' Inn in Chancery Lane.

Go to the Old Serjeants' Inn page.

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Teach yourself to Fly with this 'complete course of Flying Instruction'. There are also helpful hints on aerial combat for those hoping to join the, about to be formed, Royal Air Force.

Go to the Practical Flying page for details and an extract.

Practical Flying by W. G. McMinnies, R.N. - £ 4.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



Not a 'comedy of manners' but a 'black comedy of ill-manners'. Published in 1903 this is P. G. Wodehouse with the gloves off.

Go to the The Relentless City page for details and an extract.

The Relentless City by E. F. Benson - £ 2.99

  2 files, mobi for any Kindle and epub for all other eReaders



A Stranger's Guide to the whole of London in 1722. Plus lists of fairs, markets, constituencies and how to use the post and transport systems, down to how much it costs to catch a boat to Greenwich.

Go to the Remarks on London page for details and an extract.

Remarks on London by William Stow - £ 5.99

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This huge book contains 294 fascinating articles about London and the (sometimes) peculiar people that have lived there over the years.

Go to The Romance of London page for details and an extract.

The Romance of London by John Timbs - £ 4.99

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The joys, sorrows, trials and triumphs of growing up in the Brighton of the Regency era are brought vividly to life by Maude King.

Go to the Round About a Brighton Coach Office page for details and an extract.

Round About a Brighton Coach Office by Maude Egerton King - £ 2.99

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First published in book form in 1830, Rural Rides is a unique description of English rural life and the joys and troubles of the time. Many of Cobbett's piquant observations and forthright views remain relevant today.

Go to the Rural Rides page for details and an extract.

Rural Rides by William Cobbett - £ 2.99

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Writing as the 'Amateur Casual', investigative journalist James Greenwood exposed the underbelly of London in 1869 to sensational effect.

Go to The Seven Curses of London page for details and an extract.

The Seven Curses of London by James Greenwood - £ 3.99

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Strictly for fans of the obscure, here are 19 of Martin Cobbett's articles from the Referee, an Edwardian Sunday newspaper. Putting the world of Sport to rights, la Jeremy Clarkson.

Go to the Sporting Notions page for details and an extract.

Sporting Notions by Martin Cobbett - £ 2.99

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Elizabethan London described by an eye-witness. John Stow's Survey of London, Translated and Edited by Henry Morley into a book that anyone can read and enjoy.

Go to the Survey of London page for details and an extract.

Survey of London by John Stow - £ 4.99

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Published in 1927 here are 8 tours of London Pubs featuring 200 old Taverns with their history, literary connections and anecdotes.

Go to the Taverns of London page for details and an extract.

The Taverns of London by H. E. Popham - £ 2.99

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Everything you could possibly want to know about fishing the Thames and the Tweed. What equipment you need, what fish to expect, how to catch them and even how to cook them.

Go to the Thames and Tweed page for details and an extract.

Thames and Tweed by George Rooper - £ 4.99

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A two-volume, profusely illustrated, tour of all the most picturesque, interesting and historic villages in the Thames Valley from 1910.

Go to the Thames Valley Villages page for details and an extract, or to buy the books individually.

Thames Valley Villages Both Volumes by Charles G. Harper - £ 7.99

  4 files, 2 mobi for any Kindle and 2 epub for all other eReaders



This is London by 'Jimmy' - £ Free

Published in 1944 this small, copiously illustrated book purports to be the reminiscences of 'Jimmy', a soldier on leave in London during WW2. In reality it is a guide book and a morale-boosting celebration of London and Londoners.

Go to the This is London page.

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Everything you wanted to know but never dared ask. Information, Stories, Poems, Anecdotes, Quotes, Quips and one rude joke (in Latin) about Tobacco, Snuff, Pipes and all forms of 'The Great Plant'.

Go to the Tobacco Talk page for details and an extract.

Tobacco Talk and Smoker's Gossip published by George Redway - £ 3.99

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An updating and expansion of Lockie's famous list. It includes descriptions of the Institutions, Clubs, Schools, Churches and areas etc. of the London of 1831.

Go to the Topographical Dictionary of London page for details and an extract.

A Topographical Dictionary of London by James Elmes - £ 5.99

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A 200 page, beautifully illustrated, guide to the Tower published in 1908. With its history, the best parts to see and complaints about some of the recent 'improvements'.

Go to the Tower of London page for details and an extract.

The Tower of London by Arthur Poyser - £ 3.99

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Both volumes in one edition of Leigh Hunt's best-known work. Carefully researched history, with footnotes, presented as gossip. If you only ever read one book about London, make it this one.

Go to the The Town page for details and an extract.

The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events by Leigh Hunt- £ 4.99

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One of the ten fascinating and carefully researched books that Walter George Bell wrote about London. Everyone will find something here that they did not know before.

Go to the Unknown London page for details and an extract.

Unknown London by Walter George Bell - £ 3.99

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A casual glance at any guide book should lead you to everything in this book, but you should not miss any of the places, objects and parts of London so well described and illustrated here.

Go to the Unnoticed London page for details and an extract.

Unnoticed London by E. Montizambert - £ 3.99

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Wisdom, Wit and Allegory by Joseph Addison - £ Free

Originally written in 1711 for the Spectator, here are 50 articles collected together in book form and published in 1867.

Go to the Wisdom, Wit and Allegory page.

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Gertrude Jekyll's first book, explaining all she has learned in 30 years of tending to her own garden at Munstead Wood in Surrey.

Go to the Wood and Garden page for details and an extract.

Wood and Garden by Gertrude Jekyll - £ 3.99

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