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Category: History & Nostalgia

Genealogy

Genealogy has become a very popular hobby. People like to find out who they are and where they came from. Researching family histories isn't simply about collecting names and dates. It can unearth all sorts of interesting facts about migration and other social history.

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The War Graves Photographic Project

The War Graves Photographic Project is a volunteer project set up to document the graves and memorials of British Service personnel from 1914 to the present day, including those killed in recent conflicts and peace-keeping operations. Find out how you, too, can help this worthwhile cause.

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The Magic Enigma

"Between 1939 and 1945 a group of magicians were working in total secrecy deep in rural Buckinghamshire. But these were mathematical magicians tasked with cracking the most complex codes ever devised." Terry Mitchell of Bletchley Park Post Office reviews the launch of a set of stamps to commemorate the cracking of Enigma.

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Maid in West Ham

"The book is very lively, the writing provoking laughter, anger and perhaps a few tears. It's not just an autobiography, it's an excellent story. And it's an amazing piece of social history, well written and well researched. I recommend this book to anyone." Kay reviews Ivy Alexander's fascinating story of her life in wartime London.

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Robert the Bruce

"In February 1306 two cousins embraced as they entered the Church of the Minorite Friars in Dumfries. Within minutes the veneer of friendship had slipped. As they stood deep in earnest conversation their voices began to rise. Rage boiled over. A dagger was drawn..." The story of how seven individuals got together to set up a visitor centre commemorating Scotland's Hero King.

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