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Corsets And Codpieces

Corsets And Codpieces

by Karen Bowman

Corsets And Codpieces : A Social History Of Outrageous Fashion

Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of British fashion trends reveals the fl...
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Empire Of Booze

Empire Of Booze

by Henry Jeffreys

Empire of Booze

Empire of Booze traces the impact of alcohol on British culture and society: literature, science, philosophy and even religion have reflections in the bottom of a glass. Filled to the brim with fascinati...
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Famous Brand Names

Famous Brand Names

by Kathy Martin

Famous Brand Names and Their Origins

Many brands, including Boots, Hoover and Kelloggs, were named after their founders whilst others have less obvious origins; for instance, did you know that Velcro comes from velours ...
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Fascinating Footnotes From History

Fascinating Footnotes From History

by Giles Milton

Fascinating Footnotes From History

'Giles Milton is a man who can take an event from history and make it come alive ...an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining' Matthew Re...
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Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

by Lady Greville

Gentlewoman's Book of Sports

"One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular ...
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Good Food

Good Food

by Ambrose Heath

Good Food

How should you prepare a rabbit casserole? What time of year is best for oysters? And how do you bake the perfect chocolate souffe? Ambrose Heath was one of the most successful food and drink writers of his da...
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Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

by Hugh Barker

Hedge Britannia : A Curious History of a British Obsession

Hedge enthusiast Hugh Barker journeyed across Britain to explore its remarkable variety of gardens and hedgerows. He discovered how hedges are among our most an...
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Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

by Caroline Taggart

Her Ladyship's Guide to the Art of Conversation

The ability to engage and entertain your companions always stands you in good stead but many people feel nervous with strangers or fear that they lack the skills to put ot...
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If Walls Could Talk : An Intimate History of the Home

If Walls Could Talk : An Intimate History of the Home

by Lucy Worsley

If Walls Could Talk. An intimate history of the home

Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When w...
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In A Manner Of Speaking

In A Manner Of Speaking

by Charlie Haycock

In A Manner of Speaking

Why do we have so many dialects in England? Why do we not all speak in standard English? How has our history shaped and influenced the language we speak today? 'In a Manner of Speaking' is a fun ...
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Inventions That Didn't Change The World

Inventions That Didn't Change The World

by Julie Halls

Inventions That Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn't Change the World is a fascinating visual tour through some of the most bizarre inventions registered with the British authorities in the nineteenth century....
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Little History of Britain

Little History of Britain

by Chas Newkwy Burden

Little History of Britain : Revolting Peasants & Ropey Royals

Lots of pomp and circumstance have gone on since Julius Caesar first came, saw and conquered, but this doughty little book heroically captures the true essen...
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Of Cabbages And Kings

Of Cabbages And Kings

by Caroline Foley

Of Cabbages And Kings : The History of Allotments

This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include t...
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One Lump Or Two

One Lump Or Two


One Lump or Two : Tea , Twinings & Edward Bawden

One Lump or Two is a delightful infusion of tea, limericks and the art of Edward Bawden RA (1903-1989). In the 1930s the artist collaborated with celebrated author and ep...
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Parting Shots

Parting Shots

by Matthew Parris

Parting Shots

Up till 2006 a British Ambassador leaving his post was encouraged to write what was known as a valedictory despatch, to be circulated to a small number of influential people in government. This was the par...
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Pride And Pudding

Pride And Pudding

by Regula Ysewijn

Pride And Pudding The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

Let Regula Ysewijn's Pride and Pudding take you to the heart of Britishness in this beautiful part-recipe, part-fascinating culinary history book of t...
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Reel History

Reel History

by Alex Von Tunzelmann

Reel History : The World According To The Movies

"Was the printing press invented by King Arthur? Did William 'Braveheart' Wallace father Edward III of England? And did Jon Bon Jovi rescue an Enigma machine during World...
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Rest In Pieces

Rest In Pieces

by Bess Lovejoy

Rest In Pieces : The Curious Fate of Famous Corpses

In the long run, we're all dead. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stol...
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Scorn

Scorn

by Matthew Parris

Scorn : The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History

Encompassing literature, art, politics, showbiz, marriage, gender, nationality and religion, Matthew Parris's sublime collection is the perfect companion for t...
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Severed

Severed

by Frances Larson

Severed : a History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

Our history is littered with heads. Over the centuries, they have decorated our churches, festooned our city walls and filled our museums; they have been props for artis...
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