Local Books


We stock a large and varied selection of local interest books: walks, histories, memoirs, photographs...

Do come in and browse, or contact us for more information.

New Titles

Sevenoaks: A Remarkable Town by Elizabeth Purves, Geraldine Tucker, Keith Wade
A history of Sevenoaks focussing on old Sevenoaks, landed estates, Victorian expansion and the modern age.
£14.95

Restoration Station: The Renaissance of Bat and Ball 2018-2019 by Derek Medhurst and Roger Lee
Photographic record of the redevelopment of Bat and Ball Station.
£28

Sevenoaks Preparatory School: The First Hundred Years by David Williams
Includes a CD of memories from former teachers and pupils.
£10

A School Transformed: Sevenoaks School 1898-2002 by Mike Bolton
£12.99

The Princess Christian Farm Colony and Hospital 1895-1995 by Chris Rowley
History of the Farm Colony in Hildenborough which offered very different treatment from the main lunatic asylums.
£20

Books About Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks: The Great War and Its Legacy by Matthew Ball
The effect of the war told through local newspapers, letters and diaries.

£14.99

Sevenoaks' Forgotten Past: Lodges and Coach Houses by Elizabeth Purves and Geraldine Tucker

An illustrated guide to the lodges and coach houses that remain from the grand estate houses of Sevenoaks.

£12.00

Sevenoaks and Around

Sevenoaks and Around Through Time by Russell Harper

A visual guide to the changing face of Sevenoaks, using old and new photographs of the same locations.

£14.99

A History of Sevenoaks by Janet Davies

A general history of Sevenoaks written for children.

£7.99

St John's - the Past in Pictures

Sevenoaks St John's - The Past in Pictures by Ed Thompson and Philip Clucas

A photographic history of the St John's area, including Bradbourne, Greatness, Hartslands and Wildernesse

£8.99

Sevenoaks War Memorial

Sevenoaks War Memorial: The Men Remembered by Matthew Ball

The lives of each individual listed on the Sevenoaks War Memorial on The Vine. Uses census information, service records, local newspapers and family testimony.

£14.99

Sevenoaks People and Faith

Sevenoaks People and Faith edited by David Killingray

Two thousand years of religious belief and practice.

£15.99

Sevenoaks School a History

History of Sevenoaks School from its beginnings until 1992.

A History of Music at Sevenoaks School

A History of Music at Sevenoaks School: From 1877-2010 by Peter Young

£8.00

175 Years of Walthamstow School

175 Years of Walthamstow Hall

An illustrated history of Walthamstow Hall School from its beginnings in Walthamstow in London.

£12.95

Wilderness School

Wildernesse School: The Past in Pictures by Ed Thompson and Philip Clucas

A photographic history of the life of Wildernesse School from its beginnings in the 1950s to its close in 2015.

£9.99

Inheritance

Inheritance by Robert Sackville-West

The story of Knole and the Sackvilles.

£10.99

The Disinherited

The Disinherited by Robert Sackville-West

The story of the five illegitimate children that Lionel, the 2nd Lord Sackville had with a beautiful Spanish Dancer. The oldest daughter became mistress of Knole by marriage but the others were erased from history.

£10.99

Sevenoaks (North) and Riverhead 1907

Sevenoaks North and RIverhead Alan Godfrey Maps

Copy of large scale Ordnance Survey plan from 1907.

£3.00

Sevenoaks (South) 1907

Sevenoaks South Alan Godfrey Maps

Copy of large scale Ordnance Survey plan from 1907.

£3.00

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge 1893

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge Alan Godfrey Maps

Copy of the one inch to the mile Ordnance Survey map from 1893.

£3.00

Other Local Books

Tales From a Kent Village