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The Little Book of Wiltshire

Author : Dee La Vardera
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The Little Book of Wiltshire is a compendium of fascinating information about the county, past and present. Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Wiltshire’s famous – and occasionally infamous – men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry and royal visits. A reliable reference and a quirky guide, this book can be dipped in to time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

The Little Book of Wiltshire

Author : Dee La Vardera
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A compendium of fascinating facts that will make you say 'I never knew that!', new in paperback

The Little Book of Great Britain

Author : Neil R Storey
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This little gem of a book is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about Britain and all the things that have made it great. Within this volume are such themes as myths and legends, traditions and customs, great Britons and great British places, while not forgotten is a celebration of the best of British music, food, entertainment and sport and a host of topics that explore the more eccentric and eclectic people and things that contribute to and define Great Britain. Despite being a relatively small collection of islands, there is always something new, fascinating, frivolous or even bizarre to discover about Great Britain – you will find much of it here. Did You Know? There is no location in Britain which is more than 741⁄2 miles from the sea. The first person in Britain to be convicted of speeding was Walter Arnold of Kent, who in 1896 was fined 1s plus costs for driving at a breakneck 8mph. Britain has some thoroughly unusual pub names, including: The Bucket of Blood in Phillack, Cornwall, The Honest Lawyer in Folkestone and The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn in Stalybridge – which also enjoys the honour of having Britain’s longest pub name. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a well-known corgi fan. She has owned no fewer than 30 during her reign, the first being Susan, who was given to her in 1944.

The Little Book of Ghosts

Author : Paul Adams
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Compiled by paranormal historian Paul Adams, this spine-chilling book features intriguing, obscure, and strange trivia about all things that go bump in the night. Here you will find haunted houses and castles, parks and woods, highways and byways, phantom animals, royal ghosts, angry poltergeists and haunted objects. Also included are spooky séances and time slip ghosts, as well as some of the famous ghost-hunters themselves, including Harry Price, Elliott O’Donnell and R. Thurston Hopkins. Anyone curious enough to pick up this book will be terrified and enthralled and never short of some frivolous fact to enhance a conversation or quiz!

The Little Book of Dorset

Author : David Hilliam
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The Little Book of Dorset is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the places, people, legends and true stories about the county's past and present.

The Little Book of Somerset

Author : Maurice Fells
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DID YOU KNOW? The town of Wincanton is twinned with a place that does not exist. William Gibbs of Tyntesfield House made his fortune by importing bird droppings from Peru. A song by ‘Scrumpy and Western’ singer Adge Cutler was banned by the BBC for being too raunchy. Nine villages in Somerset are known as the ‘Thankful Villages’. From seaside to countryside and villages to towns, Somerset is a county where it’s difficult to separate history and mystery. This fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia reveals all sorts of answers to questions you might have wondered about – and some you didn’t. The facts, stats and anecdotes will surprise even those familiar with this beautiful and historic county.

The Little Book of Herefordshire

Author : David J Vaughan
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The Little Book of Herefordshire is a compendium full of information which will make you say, ‘I never knew that!’ Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Herefordshire’s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its literary, artistic and sporting achievements, customs ancient and modern, transport, battles and ghostly appearances. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

The Little Book of Personal Development

Author : Tony Nutley
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This book is for you if you are new to the idea of personal development, or if you feel like the time has come for you to begin some self analysis and set new goals for your future.

The Little Book of Jack the Ripper

Author : The Whitechapel Society
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Did you know? *Annie Chapman’s uterus and Mary Jane Kelly’s heart were removed by the killer *A prince of England is amongst the suspects *Some believe the killings were covered up by the Masons The Jack the Ripper mystery is one of the greatest whodunnits the world has ever known. With a backdrop of swirling fog, top hats and dark alleys, it is easy to see why this fascinating tale still continues to capture the imagination. The Little Book of Jack the Ripper explores the world of Victorian London, examining the case from every angle and including witness statements, reports and the reactions of the press. Richly illustrated, it is a book that you can dip in and out of during the twilight hours (but only if you’re brave enough!). Compiled by the Whitechapel Society and drawing on their incredible expertise, it will delight true-crime enthusiasts everywhere.

The Big Little Book of Facts and Mystery

Author : John Dunny
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Get ready for some fun facts, riddles, origins, quotes and strange bizarre tales to entertain your brain! Plus all the fun and random things in here will help keep your brain in shape, it will make you think and make you see things differently, it will teach you random knowledge that just might make you the most interesting person you know! The best little book to keep you company when you have a few minutes to spare and you want to be entertained... Are you bored, waiting in line, riding the bus, on break or in the bathroom?... read this book!