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Welcome to the Routledge Paperbacks Direct website. This initiative provides the opportunity to buy topical books that represent the best of our cutting-edge hardback publishing in a paperback format and price.

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  • Understanding Community Librarianship: The Public Library in Post-Modern Britain book cover

    Understanding Community Librarianship

    The Public Library in Post-Modern Britain, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, David Muddiman

    In the information society, is the community focused library a real possibility? This book reappraises the relationship between the library and its communities through an examination of the rise and decline of ’community’ librarianship over the last three decades. The authors consider key models…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • Alfred Herbert Ltd and the British Machine Tool Industry, 1887-1983 book cover

    Alfred Herbert Ltd and the British Machine Tool Industry, 1887-1983

    1st Edition

    By Roger Lloyd-Jones, M.J. Lewis

    At the beginning of the twentieth century Britain was amongst the world leaders in the production of machine tools, yet by the 1980s the industry was in terminal decline. Focusing on the example of Britain's largest machine tool maker, Alfred Herbert Ltd of Coventry, this study charts the wider…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Chanson: The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day book cover

    Chanson

    The French Singer-Songwriter from Aristide Bruant to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    By Peter Hawkins

    ’En France, tout finit par des chansons’ is the well-known phrase which sums up the importance of chanson for the French. A song tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages and troubadours of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, chanson is part of the texture of everyday life in France - a part of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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