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Tyke on a Bike: Canals of Northern England and Scotland By John Priestley
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This is the story of how a computer consultant threw off the weary chains of work and got on his bike when threatened with high blood pressure. His journeys took him round the canals of northern... More > England, first on the three routes across the Pennine Hills, then further afield to Scotland. He slogs his way round hundreds of miles of canals, passing through many major towns and cities including Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Off the bike and on foot the author also visits the Oxord and the Kennet and Avon Canals, and waterways in the Birmingham area, before venturing abroad. He also gets on a narrow boat for a calamitous trip up the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. This edition is illustrated with 46 maps and photographs and includes a history of each canal in the sequence. The author selects his Top Ten Sights of the northern canals. The book concludes with a list of recommended canal sites across the country.< Less
Tyke on a Bike By John Priestley
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This is the story of how a computer consultant threw off the weary chains of work and got on his bike. His journey took him around the canals of northern England and Scotland. He slogs his way... More > round hundreds of miles of canals, passing through many major towns and cities including Manchester, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Off the bike and on foot the author also visits the Oxford and the Kennet and Avon Canals, and waterways in the Birmingham area, before venturing abroad. He also gets on a narrow boat for a calamitous trip up the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals. This edition is illustrated with 46 maps and photographs and includes a history of each canal in the sequence. The author selects his Top Ten Sights of the northern canals. The book concludes with a list of recommended canal sites across the country. UK price £11.00< Less
Jeeves and Wooster Short Stories By John Priestley
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Many of us love the Jeeves and Wooster stories of P G Wodehouse, but unfortunately he isn't writing any more of them! Here are ten more, written in the style of Wodehouse, which I hope will appeal... More > to Jeeves fans.< Less
Upward Road By John Priestley
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This is the story of my life, up to the age of 23. It covers growing up in Halifax, Yorkshire and then universities in Oxford, France and Liverpool, up until the time of my marriage at the age of... More > 23. The inspiration for the book is partly a series of twelve novels, collectively know as Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell, which drew heavily on Powell’s own life. This is the first part of my dance to the music of time, and there will a further part to it, though this is no novel.< Less
Get Rich Slow By John Priestley
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This is the story of my life from the age of 23 onwards. It forms the second volume of my autobiography, following "Upward Road".
History of the British Isles 1714-2010 By John Priestley
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A political history of the modern era. It includes the glorious feats of the English sailors of the eighteenth century, the development of the astonishing British Empire, the long battles to defeat... More > Napoleon and Hitler, and the Thatcherite revolution with all its colour and drama. It explains the true causes of the First World War, and why the country was not really saved by a couple of thousand pilots in the Battle of Britain in 1940. This latest version includes important new appendices on the American Civil War and the Foundation of Australia. Companion volume to History of the British Isles to 1714 AD< Less
The Sword and the Claymore By John Priestley
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A complete political history of the British Isles to 2010, right from the repopulation of the country at the end of the Ice Age to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. This book is also available in two... More > parts, as "History of The British Isles to 1714 AD" and "History of the British Isles 1714-2010". The book includes the histories of Scotland, Ireland and Wales and well as England. Review for this book: "Easy to read, brilliant!" John Knapp< Less
History of the British Isles 1714-2010 By John Priestley
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History, British Isles
History of the British Isles to 1714 AD By John Priestley
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This is a general history of the British Isles, from the retreat of the ice caps through the prehistoric period, the Iron Age, the Roman era, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Norman Conquest and... More > right through to the Tudor and Stuart dynasties.< Less
History of the British Isles to 1714 AD By John Priestley
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This is a political history of the British Isles. There are plenty of facts for history buffs and quizzers. At the same time, the author sets out to discover who the British people really are,... More > including the latest evidence from DNA studies. He delves into the murky depths of the Dark Ages and the coming of the Anglo-Saxons. Later he treats us to the stirring defeat of the Spanish Armada and the brutal realism of the Roundheads in the Civil War, when England had the finest army in Europe. Even Robin Hood and Hereward the Wake are here. “It has flashes of insight not remembered from my schooldays! - for example: ‘For a man known to be a butcher of innocents and a rapist, Richard the Lionheart’s reputation as an international superstar has survived amazingly well, perhaps because of the comparison with his creepy brother John.’ Excellent – I read two chapters every night, and loved it.” – J Davies This edition is illustrated with seven maps, photographs and a full set of genealogies.< Less