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Legends and Myths from South-eastern Wales
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Sixteen legends from South eastern Wales. There are love stories, tales of heroic deeds, foolishness, greed, fables and humour. The cast includes fair maidens, wicked tyrants, warriors, pirates, kings and ordinary folk quietly going about their business.
Cruising: around the Baltic
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
All cruise destinations offer something special but the Baltic is unique with so many great capitals to visit within the short space of a two week cruise. On top of all that there is another unforgettable special piece of magic, the white nights of summer when the sun almost forgets to set
The Search for Lady Godiva
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,620. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Lady Godiva’s naked ride through Coventry as a protest against oppressive tax entered history! Did it really take place? Historian and Godiva descendant Robert Hendry offers compelling evidence from 1000 years ago that it did! Discover the social and religious background to this famous event and unravel the mystery of where she was laid to rest. 120,000 words + 100 illustrations, appendices.
Welsh Legends and Myths
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,160. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A collection of sixty four entertaining Welsh legends, gathered from across Wales. Previously published in four volumes as ‘Legends and Myths from Wales’.
Apres Moi le Dessert: A French Eighteenth Century Model Meal
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
Original eighteenth century recipes - most newly translated from French - selected to match a "model meal" given in a classic period cookbook. Recipes appear for three services: FIRST SERVICE (Soups and entrees) - SECOND SERVICE (roasts) - THIRD SERVICE (Entremets) - and range from chickens in galantine to fried testicles.
The Battle of Wimbledon (568) - A Bretwalda Battle
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle ages
In the chaos that engulfed Britain after the “Age of Arthur”, one battle stands out. This was a key battle fought in the heart of the Dark Ages for control of southern Britain that pitched the King of Kent against the leader of the Romano-Britons. The victory won here decided the fate of Britain for a generation.
About the Baguette: Exploring the Origin of a French National Icon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Baking
Where did the baguette come from? A simple enough question, but this search for an answer ranges from the long breads of Babylon and Egypt to the first long (but wide) breads in France to the gradual evolution of long narrow breads from the eighteenth into the twentieth century, resulting in both the roll-sized "flute" and the gigantic jockos of the nineteenth century.
The Great Unknown King
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: Russian. Published: July 13, 2012 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The book offers a new look at the personality of the King of Prussia, Frederick the Great. Книга позволяет по-новому взглянуть на личность короля Пруссии Фридриха Великого - прославленного полководца, выдающегося политика и великого реформатора.
The Spanish Gordons and Huntly
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The History of the Gordon Family in Spain
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!
Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is magical in both senses of the word. Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village evokes, to be sure, its amazing history, much of it well-documented but some of it little-known. It also recounts recondite and inexplicable, perhaps supernatural stories surrounding the abbey.
Muerte de la Tragedia Griega
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: Spanish. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
A la figura de Dionisos debemos el nacimiento del teatro. Como divinidad de la fecundidad, propició fiestas en su honor, durante la siega en los campos, en las que se desarrolló el denominado "ditirambo", el antecedente más directo del teatro griego.
Free Gondola Ride
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Kathleen went to Venice with a goal and a plan. The goal was to write about a cliched group of men, the gondoliers. The plan included a notebook and the perseverance of a serious journalist. But sometimes plans change. From skinny dipping off a gondola under the full moon to sitting at the gondolier's feet, Free Gondola Ride takes the reader through a summer of beautiful episodes.
World War ll London Blitz Diary Volume 3 1942-1943
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Series: World War ll London Blitz Diaries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,480. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
This diary is the 3rd in a series of four volumes written by Ruby Side Thompson. They document her experience about World War Two in England and the London Blitz. The diaries are unique, written from a woman's experience during war time. They include Ruby's opinions written only for the privacy of her diary. Her views are often ahead of her time.
A Luminous Future
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
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The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
The Mardale Hunt - A History
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Using material written at the time and original photographs, this book tells the story of the Mardale Hunt and the annual Shepherds' Meet that for centuries took place in the now flooded Mardale valley.
London Slums the Seven Dials
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Seven Dials refers to the layout of the cobbled streets in this London ‘village,’ which includes Monmouth Street, Earlham Street and Mercer Street.
Papists, Spaniards & Other Strangers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,330. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Continuing in the second volume of her Revisiting History series, Bella Wyborn d'Abrera treats the second phase of religious turmoil in Tudor England
The King with a Pope in His Belly
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In this work, the author covers the beginning of the so-called Reformation in England during the first 20 years of Henry VIII's destructive reign.
South Oxhey History on your Doorstep
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,250. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Abbey Grange The first historical reference to Oxhey comes from the time that it was in the south-east corner of the kingdom of Mercia. King Offa II of Mercia (757-796) traditionally founded the Benedictine Abbey of St Albans.