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The appeal of the Beatles is everlasting. Millions of fans from all over the world continue to revel in the band’s eternal hits and their music stands out as one of Britain’s greatest cultural successes. This book takes the reader on a journey to the Fab Four’s home town of Liverpool and explores the significant sites and locations associated with the band’s unparalleled rise to stardom. We delve into the archives and uncover nostalgic images of Mathew Street, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, as well as many other familiar landmarks and witness the changes that have taken place in the city through time. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445652337• Author: Daniel K. Longman• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 95• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Delve into all the most mysterious and enormous range of paranormal phenomena with Dr Peter McCue as he examines the theory that certain areas seem to be hot-spots for such occurrences... From the A75 and B721 roads in southern Scotland to the Blue Bell Hill area in Kent, explore the sightings of apparitional vehicles, encounters with 'colliding apparitions', 'phantom hitch-hikers' and much, much more. Decide how much you believe in this debate of evidence and theories in a citical but open-minded way - as a welcome addition to the genre. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780750984386• Author: Peter A McCue• Publisher: The History Press• Format: Paperback• Pages: 176• Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 1.5cm

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Liverpool’s proud and distinctive identity is embodied in the buildings that have shaped the city. Liverpool in 50 Buildings explores the extraordinary history of this rich and vibrant community through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From its humble thirteenth-century origins, Liverpool grew rapidly to become the greatest port in the British Empire outside London, but by 1980 the city was seemingly in terminal decline: its population had more than halved, its infrastructure and economy were decaying, and its political leaders were leading the city towards complete collapse. Today though, Liverpool is experiencing a renaissance; it has one of the fastest-growing economies in Britain, it has been a European Capital of Culture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445658957• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 95• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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From Tudor oyster peddlers and Victorian pie and mash shops, to supper clubs and pop-up food markets, Britain's capital is, and always has been, a tantalising draw for those who live to eat. Leah Hyslop's love letter to London is a joyful celebration of its food culture, featuring wonderful recipes inspired by and invented in the city. Including Chelsea buns, smoked eel toasties, Brick Lane curry, East End bagels and Paddington's bread and butter pudding! Food and drink are as woven with London's history as the Thames, and so Leah weaves in a raft of evocative and entertaining stories drawn from the past and present, provides beautiful food maps. As well as invaluable guides to the best bakeries, unmissable pubs, quirky historic restaurants and more. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472949059• Author: Leah Hyslop• Publisher: Absolute Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 302• Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.5 x 3cm

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For 183 years, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. has been the lifeline to the island, providing passenger and freight services for the island. Almost into the twentieth century, the ships were primarily paddle steamers but screw steamers took over then. In 1962, the first ro-ro ferries arrived and by the late 1990s catamarans were being used, offering a huge increase in speed. The ships saw service during both wars and IOMSP vessels carried about one in fourteen of all the soldiers rescued at Dunkirk. After numerous changes of owners, the IOMSP is now owned by Portuguese investment banks but continues to dominate the Irish Sea routes to the Isle of Man, despite the competition from air transport. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445614281• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Bounded by the River Dee in the west and by the River Mersey in the east, the Wirral peninsula is a remarkable place. The Wirral Through Time is a rare insight into the amazingly diverse history of this part of the country, a mishmash of both ancient and modern artefacts and locations that are often overlooked by the casual observer. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of the Wirral, its towns and villages, and what they meant to its residents throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445661568• Author: Daniel K. Longman• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 93• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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A Mersey ferry was recorded in the Domesday Book, and for around a thousand years, they have plied between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral and Liverpool. The sail and man-powered craft gave way to steam ferries in 1815. In this book, Ian Collard tells the story of the Mersey ferries, concentrating on the steam and diesel powered eras from 1815 to the present day and including such famous ferries as Iris and Daffodil, which were involved in the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918. The Mersey ferries have been immortalized in song, and even today, with the various tunnels under the Mersey, the three survivors of today, Snowdrop, Royal Iris of the Mersey and Royal Daffodil, are still being used by locals and tourists alike. Using around 160 old and new images, he tells the story of the Ferries across the Mersey, showing a river that was once teeming with ships but is now much quieter. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445613338• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Celtic are a club that is rich in Cult Heroes... The legends assembled here are not necessarily the best players to appear in green and white, but the ones who developed the most affinity with the Bhoys’ incredible support; who were deified and came to stand for something more than mere footballers. Celtic Cult Heroes contains many anecdotes and asides, and is a must for every Celtic fan. Colour picture section featuring contemporary and historic images of all 20 cult heroes; also featuring key events and matches from the club’s history. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781848181090• Author: David Potter• Publisher: Pitch Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 255• Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 2cm

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The much-visited city of Winchester will be well known for King Alfred’s statue, the Great Hall and Jane Austen’s final resting place. However, woven into its long and remarkable history are hidden gems of little-known stories, from the bishop who had a vision of King Arthur on one Winchester hill, to the sorry fate of an Anglo-Saxon earl who lost his head on another; from an empress fighting for the Crown, to the eventful life of one medieval Jewish family; from the horrors of the Black Death, to the opulence of a Tudor royal wedding. Centuries of commerce and culture, religion and war have shaped the city. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445671857• Author: Anne-Louise Barton { Elizabeth Hill-Golding• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 95• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Now in paperback, When Football Was Football - West Ham explores their colourful history and tells the story of some of their legendary stars and managers. Founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks FC the club became West Ham United in 1900 since which time the Hammers have become one of London's most successful clubs. While they have not achieved the kind of league success of some of their more glamorous London rivals they have won the FA Cup three times and the European Cup Winners' Cup. Helped by stars as illustrious as Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, who began their careers in the 1960s, they have always played an attractive brand of football that has made them the darlings of East London and South Essex. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210235• Author: Iain Dale• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Paperback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 1.5cm

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Liverpool was once the epitome of ‘the city with a pub on every corner’, but no longer. As social habits and communities continue to radically change, hundreds of pubs continue to disappear annually, and mostly without trace except in memories. However, not all have been lost. Right across the heart of this European Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Heritage City, Liverpool still boasts many outstanding and historic pubs, each with fascinating tales to tell. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445642604• Author: Ken Pye• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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This lovingly compiled book is a photographic celebration of Hampshire's greatest club, drawing on the thousands of outstanding pictures contained within the Daily Mirror's huge archive. All the club's legendary figures, from Wayman to Bates, Paine, McMenemy, Ball, Channon, Keegan, Shearer and Le Tissier are of course featured, but this is much more than a visual record of famous names and great games. It provides a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the day-to-day atmosphere of a great club down the years. The nooks and crannies of the old intimate Dell and, more recently, their impressive St Mary's home, the players, the fans and the off-beat quirks and curiosities that help make Saints such a special club. Wonderfully nostalgic and hugely evocative, a must for all Southampton fans. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857331816• Author: David James• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 2cm

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