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  • 'I Was Transformed' Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain by Laurence Fenton

    Frederick Douglass in Bristol: Time for the African-American Abolitionist’s Visit to the City to be Commemorated with a Blue Heritage Plaque? Eliza Wigham, Mary Estlin and Jane Wigham, the Bristol- and Edinburgh-based abolitionists who worked closely with Douglass during his first tour of the British Isles. ('Eliza Wigham, Mary A. Estlin and Jan ...

  • Glory and Dishonour: Victoria Cross Heroes Whose Lives Ended in Tragedy or Disgrace by Brian Izzard

    There have been so many books on Victoria Cross heroes that the London auction house Spink actually published a bibliography. Most of the books follow a similar path, focusing on the heroism. But after researching many of the stories I came to realise that there was another dimension. As the blurb to my book points out, ‘. . . this is the first o ...

  • Anglo-Scottish Sleepers by David Meara

    The Northbound London-Fort William Sleeper approaching the Cruach Snowshed between Rannoch and Corrour stations on the morning of 7 January 2010, running an hour late due to iced points. (Norman McNab, Anglo-Scottish Sleepers, Amberley Publishing) Paul Theroux’s amusing quotation, from his book The Great Railway Bazaar, sums up the sense of anti ...

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