Historical Homilies

A books with a variety of mainly non-military historical content, including family, local, political and religious history


Family history
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A Cornucopia of Packs

by Jeffrey Pack
An illustrated history of the Pack family and their connection with the Kent village of Egerton over several centuries
RAF memoir
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Adventures on the Infinite Highway

by Peter Rivington


The airborne experiences of an RAF and airline pilot 1938-62
Aviation history
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Air Navigation from Balloons to Concorde

Walter Blanchard (ed)
A definitive history of air navigation ~ from its primitive beginnings to satellite technology
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An Ayrshire Shipbuilder

by Dougal McIntyre
Portrait of John McIntyre, a 19th/20th century Scottish shipbuilder
History
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Caversham Park and its People BC to BBC

by Mike Read
The remarkable history of a Berkshire stately home and its many occupants during 1000+ years of British history
Historic Fiction
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Children of the Wave

by John Godwin


An engaging historical novel set in 18th century Bristol at the time of the anti-slavery movement
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Handcart to Hanlon

by Brian Janman


A history of the West Sussex Ambulance Services 1895-1995 in words and photographs
History / Religion
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Impress of Eternity

by Paul McNamee


A personal investigation into the authenticity of Turin shroud
local history
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Keep the Home Fires Burning

by John Burrell and Kevin Stock 
An illustrated social and military diary of events in the Sherburn area of County Durham 1914-1918
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Landmarks in Aviation History

by Barry Smart 
An illustrated history of aviation and an international guide to aviation monuments all in one
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Long Nights and Long Knives

by Alastair Tompkins
A novel set in Kenya at the time of the 1952 Mau Mau insurgency     
Medical biography
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Oscar's Father

by David Stevens
The fascinating story of William Robert Wills Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde - an eminent surgeon and well-known Dublin eccentric
History
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The Charters of Guernsey

by Tim Thornton
An annotated transcription/translation of Guernsey's historic Royal Charters dating back over 800 years
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The Chutes of the Vyne

by Francis Chute
A history of the Chute family and their connection with The Vyne, their stately home in Hampshire for over 300 years
World War II mystery
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The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery

by John Stanley


Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances
Local/education history
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The Natural History of a Country School

by Berwick Coates


A light-hearted celebration of the 150-year history of West Buckland School in Devonshire
Local history
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This House

by Jeff Pack


The remarkable history of a suburban villa in North Ealing, its owners/residents since 1901 and its surrounding square mile in Pitshanger village
Civilian memoir
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Tracks Across the Veldt

by Sam Wright
Memoirs of a former Rhodesia Railways employee, recalling the golden days of rail transport in Rhodesia 1950-76
social / local history
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SMEC Its History

by Leonard & Guy A-R-West
An illustrated history of Scale Model Equipment Co Ltd of Steyning, Sussex, England 1946-1960