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Hartskombuis - Boerekos Van Die Anglo-Boereoorlog Tot Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hartskombuis - Boerekos Van Die Anglo-Boereoorlog Tot Vandag (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R390 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hartskombuis: Boerekos Van Die Anglo-Boereoorlog Tot Vandag bring tydlose Boerekosresepte, pragtige kleurfoto’s van artefakte uit die oorlog en fassinerende brokkies historiese inligting saam in een boek.

Dit bevat meer as 100 resepte vir alles van biltong en beskuit, watertand wildspastei en pampoenkoekies tot ’n magdom gebak.

Die skrywers verweef hierdie resepte soomloos met historiese feite soos oor hoe Nonnie de la Rey, vrou van genl. Koos de la Rey, moes vlug en in die veld oorleef.

Railwaymen of the Welsh Valleys 1914-67, Part 1 - Recollections of Pontypool Road Engine Shed, Shunting Yards, Fitting Staff... Railwaymen of the Welsh Valleys 1914-67, Part 1 - Recollections of Pontypool Road Engine Shed, Shunting Yards, Fitting Staff and the Vale of Neath Line (Hardcover)
R995 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R220 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book, to published in two parts, is dedicated to the memories of all those people who once worked for the Great Western Railway in South Wales, at Pontypool Road loco depot, the Eastern Valley and the Vale of Neath railway, as well as to those people who worked in the industries once served by the railway in those locations. In 2016, the UK coal mining industry is extinct, and the future of the steel industry is in doubt. This book serves as a reminder to future generations as to what a fantastic place the South Wales valleys once were for heavy industry and transport infrastructure, and also as a tribute to the pioneering 19th century railway builders. Local railway enthusiast Phil Williams, is a contract structural engineer in the aerospace industry. His father's uncle, Harry Miles, was a Swindon trained locomotive fitter at Pontypool Road in the 1930s. His family have interesting links to the mining industry. His great grandfather was Thomas Williams, the Colliery Engineer at Tirpentwys Colliery from before 1902 up to 1912; and then at Crumlin Valley Colliery Hafodrynys and the Glyn Pits, from 1915 until he died in 1925 aged 76.His father's great grandfather, Joseph Harper, was one of the 1890 Llanerch Colliery disaster rescue team; he worked at the British Top Pits. His father's uncle, Williams Harper was the foreman of the wagon shop at the Big Arch Talywain.

Wightwick Manor and Gardens (Paperback): Stephen Ponder Wightwick Manor and Gardens (Paperback)
Stephen Ponder
R169 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover the picturesque late Victorian home and Edwardian garden created by the Manders, Wolverhampton paint and varnish manufacturers. Superb craftsmanship and rooms you can easily imagine living in form a wonderful setting for a very personal collection of William Morris furnishings and Pre-Raphaelite art. This guide tells the story of a family and a firm, and of the collecting partnership between Geoffrey and Rosalie Mander and the National Trust that has so enriched Wightwick. It features many of the collections highlights, with family photographs and some of the Manders own words.

Salisbury Cathedral Guidebook (Paperback, UK ed.): Pitkin Salisbury Cathedral Guidebook (Paperback, UK ed.)
Pitkin
R173 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Salisbury Cathedral - English edition

The Last Undiscovered Place (Paperback): David K. Leff The Last Undiscovered Place (Paperback)
David K. Leff
R448 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R83 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With warmth and a keen eye for the nuances of history and place, David K. Leff offers this affectionate, insightful portrait of his adopted home of Collinsville, Connecticut, a village that looked perfectly ordinary until he fell prey to its rhythms and charm. The town taught him a new way of seeing his environment, and through this process he discovered what many Americans long for amid the suburban sprawl decried in James H. Kunstler's The Geography of Nowhere and many other recent books: a sense of community.

When Leff began to look for a suitable place to raise a family, his criteria were familiar: an affordable fixer-upper with some historical character, pleasant neighbors, good schools, walkable streets, and attractive natural surroundings. The suburbs around Hartford were uninviting, so he settled sixteen miles away in Collinsville, a small village that grew up around--indeed was largely built by--The Collins Company, once the world's leading maker of edge tools.

Collins, which supplied the pikes for John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, went out of business in 1966, and Collinsville settled into the familiar decrepitude of many New England mill towns. In spite of its half-alive state, Leff found in its battered factory buildings and struggling main street an extraordinary place. Built before the restrictive zoning codes that today keep most Americans in their cars for hours on end, Collinsville's mixed-use center has been preserved by industrious residents and a hilly topography marked by the presence of the Farmington River, which once drove the mill. The landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. lived here at a time when Samuel Collins, the socially minded founder of the company, was laying out his ideal village for workers and managers.

Leff feels Olmsted's presence as he walks the village's uneven streets, often in the company of his children, musing on its history, politics, and architecture. Living at the center of Collins's creation years later, Leff has come to believe, like Olmsted, that human beings are deeply affected by their experience of landscape, and that local interaction--between parents and teachers, store owners and customers, bar regulars and volunteer firefighters--matters. The Last Undiscovered Place argues quietly but forcefully for looking at our landscapes more carefully, as Leff strives for a metaphorical Collinsville that can serve as a way to rediscover other places, those that already exist and those that are still on the drawing boards of developers and planners.

Swansea Then & Now (Paperback): Geoff Brookes Swansea Then & Now (Paperback)
Geoff Brookes
R420 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R119 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Swansea has a rich, absorbing past, which is uniquely reflected in this delightful, full-colour compilation. Contrasting a selection of forty-five archive images alongside modern photographs taken from the same location, this new book reveals the changing faces, buildings and streets of Swansea during the last century. Beneath the sad anonymity of a post-war city, devastated by the Blitz during the Second World War, the vestiges of something more distinguished still remain. Look closely and you can see the echoes of a past that has been taken away. Swansea Then & Now will provide visitors with a glimpse of how the city used to be, in addition to awakening nostalgic memories for those who live or work there.

The Railways of Devon and Cornwall Around the Early 1960s (Paperback): Michael Clemens The Railways of Devon and Cornwall Around the Early 1960s (Paperback)
Michael Clemens 1
R528 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Railways of Devon & Cornwall Around the Early 1960s covers many of the lines across the two counties and the steam locomotives that worked over them. Whilst there are main line photographs, this book mainly visits a selection of the now largely vanished secondary routes and branch lines. The early 1960s also saw the change from steam to diesel power, so the WR hydraulics and first generation DMUs also make an appearance. In the main, the time period is the eight years or so from 1958 until 1966. This book will appeal to railway enthusiasts, modellers, and those interested in local history. Coverage includes: The Exe Valley branch, The Culm Valley branch, The Teign Valley branch, Lyme Regis, Seaton Junction, Sidmouth Junction, Exeter, Crediton, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Torrington to Halwill, Bude and its harbour branch, The North Cornwall Railway to Wadebridge and Padstow, The Launceston and South Devon branch, Plymouth, The Looe branch, Bodmin, Wenford Bridge, Newquay to Par, Falmouth, The Helston branch, and concludes at Penzance. Virtually all of the photographs, a mixture of black & white and colour, have never been published before, and all were taken by the author, his father, or his friend Alan Maund.

Oxford Botanic Garden - A Guide (Paperback, Edition, Paper/Flaps, Published UK June 2019 ed.): Simon Hiscock, Chris Thorogood Oxford Botanic Garden - A Guide (Paperback, Edition, Paper/Flaps, Published UK June 2019 ed.)
Simon Hiscock, Chris Thorogood
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Botanic Garden has occupied its central Oxford site next to the river Cherwell continuously since its foundation in 1621 and is the UK's oldest botanic garden. The birthplace of botanical science in the UK, it has been a leading centre for research since the 1600s. Today, the garden holds a collection of over 5,000 different types of plant, some of which exist nowhere else and are of international conservation importance. This guide explores Oxford Botanic Garden's many historic and innovative features, from the walled garden to the waterlily pool, the glasshouses, the rock garden, the water garden and 'Lyra's bench'. It also gives a detailed explanation of the medicinal and taxonomic beds and special plant collections. Lavishly illustrated with photographs taken throughout the seasons, this book not only provides a fascinating historical overview but also offers a practical guide to the Oxford Botanic Garden and its work today. Featuring a map of the entire site and a historical timeline, it is guaranteed to enhance any visit, and is also a beautiful souvenir to take home.

Sissinghurst - An Unfinished History (Paperback): Adam Nicolson Sissinghurst - An Unfinished History (Paperback)
Adam Nicolson 1
R371 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R101 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson on the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst.
Sissinghurst is world famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink Elizabethan palace. But is it entirely what its creators intended? Has its success over the last thirty years come at a price? Is Sissinghurst everything it could be? The story of this piece of land, an estate in the Weald of Kent, is told here for the first time from the very beginning. Adam Nicolson, who now lives there, has uncovered remarkable new findings about its history as a medieval manor and great sixteenth-century house, from the days of its decline as an eighteenth-century prison to a flourishing Victorian farm and on to the creation, by his grandparents Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, of a garden in a weed-strewn wreck. Alongside his recovery of the past, Adam Nicolson wanted something else: for the land at Sissinghurst to live again, to become the landscape of orchards, cattle, fruit and sheep he remembered from his boyhood.Could that living frame of a mixed farm be brought back to what had turned into monochrome fields of chemicalised wheat and oilseed rape? Against the odds, he was going to try. Adam Nicolson has always been a passionate writer about landscape and buildings, but this is different. This is the place he wanted to make good again, reconnecting garden, farm and land. More than just a personal biography of a place, this book is the story of taking an inheritance and steering it in a new direction, just as an entrepreneur might take hold of a company, or just as all of us might want to take our dreams and make them real.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Haudenosaunee - Portraits of the Firekeepers, the Onondaga Nation (Hardcover, 1st ed): Toba Pato Tucker Haudenosaunee - Portraits of the Firekeepers, the Onondaga Nation (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Toba Pato Tucker
R979 R770 Discovery Miles 7 700 Save R209 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Toba Pato Tucker, who has photographed the Navajo and Zuni Indians of the Southwest, the Shinnecock and Montauk Indians on eastern Long Island and the Pueblo people of New Mexico and Arizona, now creates a record of the Onondaga, the Native people who have inhabited the hills of central New York for fifteen thousand years.

Using a simple black backdrop and available daylight, her portraits show the timeless, contemplative images that reify the spirit that has maintained the Onondaga for centuries. Of her work Tucker has said, "Native Americans are an ancient people striving to retain their traditional way of life and integrity while confronting modern society and the dominant culture. I want to record them, for history and for art, at the end of the twentieth century."

Calum's Road (Paperback): Roger Hutchinson Calum's Road (Paperback)
Roger Hutchinson 2
R225 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R52 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. 'So what he decided to do', says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, 'was to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay'. And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the 'impossible' road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive work of art so perfect in every gradient, culvert and supporting wall that its creation occupied almost twenty years of his life. In "Calum's Road", Roger Hutchinson recounts the extraordinary story of this remarkable man's devotion to his visionary project.

manchester's lost district - life before the arndale (Paperback): Keith Warrender manchester's lost district - life before the arndale (Paperback)
Keith Warrender
R489 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R49 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
New Mexico - An Interpretive History (Hardcover): Marc Simmons New Mexico - An Interpretive History (Hardcover)
Marc Simmons
R464 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For all who love New Mexico, and for those who aspire to know the state, this book is a graceful and compelling summary of what has made the Land of Enchantment its distinctive self. Originally published in 1977 to commemorate the bicentennial of American Independence, New Mexico is now available for the first time in a quality paperback edition with a new introduction by the author. In writing this book, Marc Simmons sets out to arrive at an understanding of the state's character. His is an interpretive, sensitive, individual--even personal--account. He shows that across the centuries the collision and mingling of cultures dominates New Mexico's history. Out of this complex interplay of human and natural forces he selects his examples of Pueblo life ways, Spanish domination, and Anglo control to make immediate and memorable the state's rich history.

London (English) (Paperback): Sara Pink London (English) (Paperback)
Sara Pink
R145 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R33 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most exhilarating cities in the world, London is steeped in history whilst embracing innovation. Its skyline is a mix of old and new, with the beautiful architectural splendour of St Paul's Cathedral sitting comfortably alongside the staggering modernity of new high rises. The pomp and ceremony of quintessential British culture remains very much on show, from Changing the Guard to the Lord Mayor's Show and tea at The Ritz. With world-famous museums, art galleries, theatres, eight royal parks, shops, restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, London has something on offer for everyone. The latest Pitkin guide to London is a fresh, updated edition of our best-seller In and Around London. This guidebook celebrates the most famous icons in our English heritage, as well as introducing the newest architectural additions to the city's skyline - from museums to The Shard. The book showcases all these top attractions in a fun and accessible manner, offering exciting facts and anecdotes as well as significant historical information. At 44 pages, London is compact enough to fit into a bag or a small piece of hand luggage, but it is still an insightful read. Whether it is an expedition through the museums - back in time to ancient London, following the footsteps of one of the most famous royal families in the world or indulging in the countless eateries, theatres and shopping hubs, this text is the perfect companion to any tourist visiting London.

Greenwich - The Place Where Days Begin and End (Paperback, Revised): Charles Jennings Greenwich - The Place Where Days Begin and End (Paperback, Revised)
Charles Jennings
R278 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R37 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There is probably not a London suburb with more intense historical connections, more diversity and more astonishing buildings and artefacts than Greenwich. There are sections on MARITIME GREENWICH - home of the Maritime museum and the CUTTY SARK; ROYAL GREENWICH - Greenwich Park was Henry VIII's favourite residence and where he met Anne Boelyn; SCIENTIFIC GREENWICH - home of the Royal Observatory and GMT and of course The Dome itself...

What's it going to be like compared to similar vast jamborees - the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Festival Britain of 1951, what is that strange fabric stretched over those yellow spikes and WHO is going to settle in the 1400-home Millennium Village, to be opened in 2000, with the remains of the old gasworks lying a couple of feet below?
 

Runic Lore and Legend - Wyrdstaves of Old Northumbria (Paperback, 2nd Edition, Revised Edition of <i>Wyrdstaves of the... Runic Lore and Legend - Wyrdstaves of Old Northumbria (Paperback, 2nd Edition, Revised Edition of <i>Wyrdstaves of the North</i>)
Nigel Pennick
R365 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R127 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A practical guide to the Anglo-Saxon Futhark and how runes were used in Old England In the early Anglo-Saxon period, the region of Great Britain known as Northumbria was a kingdom in its own right. These lands, in what is now northern England and southeast Scotland, were the targets of the first Viking raids on Britain. This violent influx, followed by the establishment of trade routes with the Norse, brought the runes to the region, where they intermingled with local magical traditions and legends, resulting in the development of a practical runic wisdom entirely unique to Northumbria. In this guide to the Wyrdstaves, or runic practices, of Old Northumbria, Nigel Pennick examines the thirty-three runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhark and how they were used in Old England for weaving the web of Wyrd. Sharing runic lore and legends from the area, he explains how the Northumbrian runes are unique because they contain elements from all the cultures of the region, including the Picts, Britons, Romans, Angles, Scots, and Norse. He illustrates how each rune in this tradition is a storehouse of ancient knowledge, detailing the meanings, historical uses, symbolism, and related tree and plant spirits for each of the thirty-three runes. The author describes the Northumbrian use of runes in magic and encryption and explores geomancy divination practices, the role of sacred numbers, and the power of the eight airts, or directions. He also shows how the Northumbrian runes have a close relationship with Ogam, the tree alphabet of the ancient Celts. Providing a magical history of Northumbria, as well as a look at the otherworldly beings who call these lands home, including boggarts, brownies, and dragons, Pennick explains how traditional spirituality is intimately tied to the landscape and the cycle of the seasons. He reveals how the runic tradition is still vibrantly alive in this area and ready for us to reawaken to it.

Fifty Miles with my Dad - A journey on the Suffolk coast (Hardcover): May de la Rue Fifty Miles with my Dad - A journey on the Suffolk coast (Hardcover)
May de la Rue
R515 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R54 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Regent's Canal - An Urban Towpath Route from Little Venice to the Olympic Park (Paperback): David Fathers The Regent's Canal - An Urban Towpath Route from Little Venice to the Olympic Park (Paperback)
David Fathers
R277 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R76 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Regent's Canal, the Limehouse Cut, the Hertford Union and the Lee Navigation collectively cut a swathe through north and east London. This 14 mile path, cycle and waterway is a journey full of intriguing contrasts: From the amateur sports fields of Regent's Park to London's new Olympic Park. From the studio where Hitchcock directed some of his early films to MTV in Camden Lock. From fine period housing to industrial wasteland, social housing and new canalside builds. From the pleasure boats chugging to Camden to the sleek Eurostars roaring off to Paris. The use of canals has changed dramatically over the past fifty years from one of industrial transportation to waterfront living and leisure activities. The canals in this book have undergone major phases of rebirth with new developments at King's Cross, Limehouse and the Olympic Park in Newham. Illustrator David Fathers offers a snapshot of how the canals were formed and how they appear today, in a series of arresting and information-packed pages following a course from Little Venice to the River Thames at Limehouse, and on to the Olympic Park.

Mobinomics - Mxit And Africa's Mobile Revolution (Paperback): Alan Knott-Craig, Gus Silber Mobinomics - Mxit And Africa's Mobile Revolution (Paperback)
Alan Knott-Craig, Gus Silber 1
R10 R8 Discovery Miles 80 Save R2 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In these crisscrossing threads are woven the fabric of a community, a society, an economy, a nation. And beyond that, the world itself. But the technology isn't the dream. The dream is what you can do with it.' Three revolutions changed the face of South Africa, the economic powerhouse of the African continent, in 1994. The first was democracy, as millions of newly-enfranchised citizens went to the polls to elect a new government. The second was the internet, bringing information, learning and entertainment into millions of homes. But the real signal of change in the air was the arrival of an electronic device that would put undreamed-of power into the hands of the people. The cellular phone. In a country where less than four per cent of the population had access to a landline phone, mobile telephony opened the gateway to new ways and new worlds of communication. Today, more than 90 per cent of South Africans own at least one mobile phone, and they're not just using them to talk to each other. Mobiles have become tools of education, entrepreneurship, trade, empowerment, activism, media and upliftment. With the advent of the mobile internet, mobiles have also become the hubs of the most powerful force in modern communication. The social network, bringing people together in an interchange of ideas, opinions, chatter and commerce that is changing the way we understand and define communities. This is the story of the biggest and fastest-growing social network in Africa. A network that took shape in the townships of the Western Cape and has grown to be part of the lives of more than 50 million users in 120 countries, sending more than 23 billion messages a month. This is the story of Mxit. A cultural force, a community of millions, with its own economy, its own infrastructure, its own language and its own traditions. This is the story of Mobinomics, the new economy of mobile, and how it is connecting people and changing lives. Read it and learn. Read it and understand. Read it and be moved by the power of mobile.

The Home of Footballers - A History of Runcorn Northern Union Club (Paperback): Michael Latham The Home of Footballers - A History of Runcorn Northern Union Club (Paperback)
Michael Latham
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Runcorn was a hotbed of rugby in the late Victorian era, the town's club a proud founder member in 1895 of the Northern Union - the breakaway game that became known as Rugby League. Yet that great rugby tradition was ended by the First World War, with devastating effects for many Runcornians, including members of the rugby club, who served and lost their lives. Runcorn nurtured ten international rugby players in total, all but one born within a few hundred yards of the Irwell Lane ground. Respected sports writer and historian Michael Latham recreates those far-off days when the oval ball dominated and the town's heroes included Harry Speakman, a member of the first rugby tourists to Australia, Sam Houghton, Jimmy Butterworth, Jimmy Jolley and Dick Padbury, among just a few in a gallery of colourful characters, the rugby league superstars of their day. With a detailed biographical and records section to complement the deeply researched narrative, this is one of the most comprehensive histories ever written about the Northern Union and contains around three hundred photographs. Harry Price was once a promising Runcorn player, snapped up by Wigan in 1906, where he became a highly regarded and popular player and captain. The report announcing his signing in the Wigan newspaper had a simple, approving testimonial: "Price was born in Runcorn, the home of footballers." Hence the book's title.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (Paperback): Andrew Fusek Peters Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd (Paperback)
Andrew Fusek Peters
R169 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R41 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Drink Map of Oxford (Sheet map, folded, 2nd ed.): Stuart Ackland Drink Map of Oxford (Sheet map, folded, 2nd ed.)
Stuart Ackland
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At first sight, this intriguing map appears to offer a guide to the pubs of Victorian Oxford, designed in a similar way to tourist maps today. Beerhouses, breweries and other licensed premises are all shown, clustered around a specific part of the city centre. But an explanation on the reverse shows this wasn't the original intention. Published in 1883 by the Temperance Movement, the map was designed to show how the poorer areas of Oxford were heavily populated with drinking establishments and the text explains the detrimental effect of alcohol on local inhabitants: 'the result is idleness and ill-health, and very frequently poverty and crime.' The map also reveals how few 'drink-shops' (shown in red) appear in North Oxford, where the magistrates who granted the licences were most likely to live. This unique map was therefore intended to prevent alcohol consumption, while at the same time demonstrating how easy it was to find somewhere to drink. Today, it offers a fascinating insight into the drinking habits of the former citizens of this world-renowned city. 'The Drink Map' is reproduced with the original text and a commentary on the reverse.

Sea Room (Paperback, New Ed): Adam Nicolson Sea Room (Paperback, New Ed)
Adam Nicolson 2
R285 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be given your own remote islands? Thirty years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson. Aged 21, Nicolson inherited the Shiants, three lonely Hebridean islands set in a dangerous sea off the Isle of Lewis. With only a stone bothy for accommodation and half a million puffins for company, he found himself in charge of one of the most beautiful places on earth. The story of the Shiants is a story of birds and boats, hermits and fishermen, witchcraft and catastrophe, and Nicolson expertly weaves these elements into his own tale of seclusion on the Shiants to create a stirring celebration of island life.

London Secrets: Style, Design, Glamour, Gardens (Hardcover): Janelle McCulloch London Secrets: Style, Design, Glamour, Gardens (Hardcover)
Janelle McCulloch
R732 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R148 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'London Secrets' unlocks the city's most fascinating secrets. Janelle McCulloch strips away bricks, mortar and tarmac to uncover parts of the capital that even born and bred Londoners may never have seen. In the shadow of the Gherkin, Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie skyscrapers are medieval churches, crypts and the curios of Postman's Park - proof that altruism can exist in the Square Mile. In St James's, a stone's throw from the glitz and glamour of Soho are hidden squares and shops dating from a gentler age - purveyors of fine wine, gentleman's apparel and bowler hats. The cobbled mews of Marylebone and Hampstead Village reveal unexpected treasures, rarely seen interiors and a rural idyll amid the urban hum. While the esoteric collections at the Horniman, Sir John Soane's Museum and exotica of Leighton House make you feel you are in an entirely different country altogether. The author reveals the traditions and quirks that have survived to this day, from the freedom of the City of London allowing you to herd sheep through the town, to the "market ouvert" of Bermondsey Market, original home of the London wheeler-dealer.Lavishly photographed and researched, 'London Secrets 'will shed a whole new light on this most vibrant - and surprising - of cities. SELLING POINTS * Richly illustrated guide, with a comprehensive look at the latest in the historic and contemporary architecture of London, including historic buildings, streetscapes, art and sculpture, gardens and public landscapes, cultural spaces and contemporary, and designer outlets * Will appeal to the tourism market, architecture buffs, foodies, fashionistas, urban aesthetes, art aficionados, armchair travellers * Showcases a variety of projects that will hold wide-ranging appeal, including designer fashion ateliers, sumptuous interiors of boutique hotels, innovative art studios, galleries, as well as unique retail outlets, cosmopolitan foodie hotspots, from trendy cafes to high-end restaurants * A wonderful companion to IMAGES' Secrets series titles, Paris Secrets, Rome Secrets, and the forthcoming Melbourne Secrets 200 colour

Huddersfield History Tour (Paperback): Paul Chrystal Huddersfield History Tour (Paperback)
Paul Chrystal
R224 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R42 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Huddersfield History Tour offers an insight into the fascinating history of this town in West Yorkshire. Author Paul Chrystal guides us around its well-known streets and buildings, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years, as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and discover for themselves the changing face of Huddersfield.

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