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Henry Hard­cas­tle

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Land’s

End to John O’Groats is a mar­vel­lous pho­to­graphic jour­ney spread over 81 days of an epic jour­ney made by He­len Shaw and Bob Shelmer­dine. ( Mer­lin Un­win, 192pp, hard­back, £ 14.99).

In­dus­tries Which Made Bri­tain

Tri­umph by John Han­navay is a tri­umph in it­self. A won­der­ful colour hand­book and gazetteer of ev­ery­thing from bridges to farm­ing is sheer and to­tal de­light. ( Hals­grove, 144pp, hard­back, £ 9.99).

Knits

& Pieces by Danielle Holke is a charm­ing, de­fin­i­tive and en­ter­tain­ing il­lus­trated guide to one of the world’s most pop­u­lar crafts. ( Am­ber­ley, 64pp, paper­back, £ 8.99). In Land of Plenty, Char­lie PyeSmith takes us on a jour­ney through the fields and foods of Bri­tain to­day. ( El­liott & Thomp­son, 238pp, hard­back, £ 20). Favourite Po­ems is a fine col­lec­tion of more than 100 clas­sic po­ems to in­spire, com­fort and trea­sure. ( Na­tional Trust, 216pp, paper­back, £ 9.99).

In John Calvin, The Stras­bourg

Years 1538- 1541, Felic­ity McNab traces a short span of the great re­former’s aca­demic de­vel­op­ment. ( WIPF, 244pp, paper­back, £ 25).

The Rail­way Preser­va­tion

Rev­o­lu­tion by Jonathan Brown, is a splen­did his­tory of Bri­tain’s her­itage rail­ways. ( Pen & Sword, 302pp, hard­back, £ 30). Celtic Saints of Scot­land, Northum­bria and the Isle of Man by El­iz­a­beth Rees, traces the his­tory of the early saints, most of whom lived in High­land Bri­tain. ( Fonthill, 224pp, paper­back, £ 16.99). In Fur­rows Turned, farmer turned Angli­can cler­gy­man, David Newell re­traces his ac­tive and busy life. ( Stock­well, 94pp, hard­back, £ 7.95). Wrin­klies Joke Book and Wrin­klies Wit and Wis­dom will amuse and be­muse ev­ery­one of older years. ( Prion, 192pp, hard­back, £ 9.99). In Vin­tage Kitchena­lia, Emma Kay re­calls the equip­ment once needed to pre­pare a fam­ily meal. ( Am­ber­ley, 96pp, paper­back, £ 14.99). The Great Hou­dini by Derek Tait, traces the es­capol­o­gist’s Bri­tish tours of the early 20th cen­tury. ( Pen & Sword, 296pp, hard­back, £ 25). Pub­lished for the Royal Ar­mouries Mu­seum in Leeds, Dan­ger­ous Arts is a col­lec­tion of re­lated pho­tos. ( Uni­corn, 96pp, hard­back, £ 12.99).

An en­cy­clo­pe­dia in all but name, A His­tory of the World in 500

Rail­way Jour­neys by Jane Bax­ter is well worth the mod­est cover price. A real trea­sure trove. ( Au­rum, 400pp, hard­back, £ 20).

The Bri­tish Sea­side by Lucinda Gosling is a splen­did col­lec­tion of nos­tal­gic im­ages dat­ing back more than a cen­tury. ( Pen & Sword, 190pp, paper­back, £ 14.99).

The Ran­dom His­tory of Golf,

Cricket, Foot­ball and Rugby are pocket books full of amus­ing anec­dotes and car­toons. ( Prion, 128pp, hard­back, £ 7.99). Mak­ing for Home by Alan Tait is a mem­oir and tale of the Scot­tish Bor­ders told in pho­to­graphs and ac­com­pa­ny­ing text. ( Pim­per­nel, 144pp, hard­back, £ 30).

Preser­va­tion train en­thu­si­asts will love Peter John­son’s Fes­tin­iog Rail­way, the Spooner Era and After,

1830- 1920, which bril­liantly traces the early his­tory of what is now a pop­u­lar nar­row- gauge pas­sen­ger rail­way. ( Pen & Sword, 208pp, hard­back, £ 30). Un­known War­riors con­tains the let­ters of Nurse Kate Luard and brings to life the First World War bat­tle­fields. ( His­tory Press, 228pp, paper­back, £ 14.99). The Cook­book Note­book by Magda Joicey tells you how to make dozens of tra­di­tional sim­ple recipes. ( Uni­corn, 168pp, hard­back, £ 15).

Jane Austen, the Banker’s Sis­ter

by E. J. Clery, is a new in- depth ap­praisal of the great nov­el­ist and her times. ( Bite­back, 362pp, hard­back, £ 20).

Bene­dict XVI, The Last

Tes­ta­ment con­tains the writ­ings of only the sec­ond pope to re­sign in more than 700 years. ( Blooms­bury, 258pp, paper­back, £ 9.99).

Slow Growth on the Art of

Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture by Hal Mog­gridge is an en­cy­clo­pe­dia fea­tur­ing all forms of ur­ban and ru­ral de­vel­op­ment. ( Uni­corn, 352pp, hard­back, £ 30).

In The East Coast Main­line, 1939

1959, B. Brooks­bank and Peter Tuf­frey ex­am­ine the route be­tween King’s Cross and Ed­in­burgh and how it changed over 20 years of tur­moil. ( Fonthill, 220pp, paper­back, £ 18.99).

Grow­ing

Self- Suf­fi­ciency by Sally Nex in­vites you to “Re­alise your dream and en­joy pro­duc­ing your own fruit, vegeta­bles, eggs and meat”. What are you wait­ing for? ( Green, 240pp, paper­back, £ 17.99).

Chil­dren’s

Homes by Peter Hig­gin­botham is a de­tailed anal­y­sis of the many in­sti­tu­tions which have cared for our young from Tu­dor times on­wards. ( Pen & Sword, 310pp, paper­back, £ 14.99).

AGentle­man in Khaki Or­dered

South is the diary of a Boer War cor­po­ral, edited and self- pub­lished by Stephen Hug­gins. ( 142pp, paper­back, £ 7.99). Hot Bar­rels, Shoot­ing Su­per­sti­tions, Facts and Fal­la­cies by Jeremy Hob­son is a highly en­ter­tain­ing book, il­lus­trated with splen­did colour car­toons by Bryn Parry. ( Quiller, 192pp, hard­back, £ 20).

Al­most ev­ery­one is wrapped up for the Easter bank hol­i­day on Brighton beach 50 years ago. See The Bri­tish Sea­side.

Harry Hou­dini sur­faces after just es­cap­ing from shack­les in the River Mersey dur­ing his 1908 Bri­tish tour. See The Great Hou­dini.

Ta­lyl­lyn’s Wharf sta­tion now houses the Nar­row Gauge Rail­way Mu­seum. See The Rail­way Preser­va­tion Rev­o­lu­tion.

Gal­lop­ers turn clock­wise but carousels turn anti- clock­wise. This vin­tage steam gal­loper is one of many fine colour im­ages from In­dus­tries Which Made Bri­tain Tri­umph.

The chil­dren and staff at Lam­beth Work­house School in West Nor­wood. See Chil­dren’s Homes.

One of many car­toons in Hot Bar­rels.

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