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The Decline of an English Village

Page, Robin (Chair, Countryside Restorat
This is the 45th Annniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic changes in the way people live their lives. It's in this book that he reiterates the tragedy behind a countryside increasingly misused and abused in the name of urbanisation and industrialisation.
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Houses: Created by Peter Aldington

Aldington, Peter
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Excellent Essex

Darley, Gillian
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Edwardians and their Houses: The New Life of Old England

Catlin, Timothy Brittan-
This book analyses beautiful and varied style of Edwardian domestic architecture within a broad context, including Edwardian political thought and contemporary literature.
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England's Post-War Listed Buildings

Harwood E
Previous edition: Harwood, Elain. England: a guide to post-war listed buildings. Revised and expanded edition. London: Batsford, 2003.
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Evocations of Place: The Photography of Edwin Smith

Smith Edwin: Elwall, Robert
The first major study of Edwin Smith's work for over twenty years, and the first to put his work into its photographic and cultural context. Includes many rarely seen images as well as previously unpublished correspondence.
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The Architecture of British Seaside Piers

Gray, Fred
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Elizabethan Architecture

Girouard M
Discusses social structure and the way of life behind Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture, the ferment of excitement aroused in English patrons and craftsmen as they learnt about the classic Five Orders and the buildings of Ancient Rome from publications and engravings, and architectural drawings which survive from the period.
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Building Anglo-Saxon England

Blair, John
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Palaces of Pleasure: From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment

Jackson, Lee
A lively account of the rise of the Victorian entertainment industry and popular recreation in nineteenth-century Britain
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Arts and Crafts House Styles

Yorke T
The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s.
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The Making of Classical Edinburgh

Youngson, A J
Superbly illustrated with photographs by acclaimed photographer Edwin Smith, along with a selection of contemporary images and a preface by Colin McLean, this book is a classic work of economic and social history, and a fascinating account of the shaping of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

Jennings, Anthony
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Britain's Battle To Go Modern: Confronting Architectural Modernisms, 1900-1925

Wright, Steven L.
The first architectural insight into post-war Britain.
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Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Collini S
In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini, one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain in the twentieth century.
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Liverpool's Musical Landscapes

Cohen S
Liverpool has gained a national and international reputation for popular music, most recently recognised in its designation as a UNESCO City of Music.
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English Great House & Its Setting 1100-1800

Croom J
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The Farmer's Year

Leighton, Clare
A calendar of English husbandry, first published in 1933, with each month described and with wood engravings by the author, the famous artist and writer Clare Leighton, who also wrote Four Hedges.
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The Country House Library

Purcell, Mark
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