Monday, 24 August 2009

This Monday's Books

In the Footsteps of Mallory and Irvine, Mark MacKenzie (John Murray)
The story of Conrad Anker and Leo Holding’s expedition to the Everest, seventy-five years after George Mallory’s attempt in 1924, to find out whether or not Mallory was the first man to reach the summit of the peak.

The Making of Wales, John Davies (The History Press)
A revised edition of The Making of Wales, illustrated with over 300 photographs, maps and line drawings, which traces the evolution of the Welsh landscape from prehistory to the present day.

Fire Over the Rock: The Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783, James Falkner (Pen & Sword)
A study of the siege of Gibraltar between 1779 and 1783, the longest recorded siege in the annals of the British army, when a small British force with their Hanoverian allies defended Gibraltar against the Spanish and the French.

Discovering London’s Buildings: With Twelve Walks, John Bold and Tanis Hinchcliffe (Frances Lincoln Limited)
This illustrated book celebrates London’s architectural heritage through a selection of themes including houses, pubs, churches and railway stations, and concludes with 12 suggestions of architectural walks.

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