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Sentinels Of The Sea

Sentinels Of The Sea

by R G Grant

Sentinels of the Sea: A Miscellany of Lighthouses Past

Lighthouses have always unsettled and attracted in equal measure, highlighting the triumphs and failures in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Taking as i...
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1950s Modern British Style And Design

1950s Modern British Style And Design

by Susannah Walker

1950s Modern British Style and Design

After the privations of the Second World War the British embraced modern design like never before. From spindly-legged furniture to fabrics based on atomic design, and quirkily patt...
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A Fiery And Furious People

A Fiery And Furious People

by James Sharpe

A Fiery And Furious People

*Chosen as a Book of the Year by The Times, History Today and the Sunday Telegraph*`Wonderfully entertaining, comprehensive and astute.' The Times`Genuinely hard to put down.' BBC History Maga...
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A Little History of British Gardening

A Little History of British Gardening

by Jenny Uglow

A Little History of British Gardening

Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain take...
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A Short History Of Britain In Infographics

A Short History Of Britain In Infographics

by Ray Hamilton

A Short History Of Britain In Infographics

Take a whistle-stop journey through time to discover the remarkable people, places, artefacts and events that make up the story of Britain through the ages. Discover the stomac...
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A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of Drunkenness

by Mark Forsyth

A Short History fo Drunkenness

By the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller The EtymologiconAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place...
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A Treasury of British Folklore

A Treasury of British Folklore

by Dee Dee Chaney

A Treasury of British Foklore : Maypoles, Mandrake & Mistletoe

An entertaining and engrossing collection of British customs, superstitions and legends from past and present. Did you know, in Cumbria it was believed a pe...
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A Week on the Broads

A Week on the Broads

by S K Baker

A Week On The Broads

During their university holidays in the late 1880s, S.K. Baker and three of his University College friends clad in stripy blazers and boaters spent time sailing and camping on the Norfolk Broads. Ba...
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Accused: British Witches Throughout History

Accused: British Witches Throughout History

by Willopw Winsham

Accused : British Witches Throughout History

The image of the witch - crook-nosed, unpleasant of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is well established in the popular imagination. For hundreds ...
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Allotments

Allotments

by Twigs Way

Allotments

The humble allotment has a surprisingly turbulent history. Initially the right to an allotment was proposed as a charitable means by which the poor could grow their own food and stave off starvation, but it q...
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Armchair Nation

Armchair Nation

by Joe Moran

Armchair Nation : An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the TV

But what does your furniture point at?' asks the character Joey in the sitcom Friends on hearing an acquaintance has no TV. It's a good question: since...
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Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

by Sophie Page

Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts

The art of predicting earthly events from the movements of stars and planets has always been a source of fascination. Medieval astrologers, though sometimes feared to be magicians in le...
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Ballad Tales

Ballad Tales

by Candia McKormack

Ballad Tales : An Anthology of British Ballads Retold

A Ballad is a poem or a song that tells a popular story and many traditional British ballads contain fascinating stories - tales of love and jealousy, murder and mys...
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Barging Round Britain

Barging Round Britain

by John Sergeant & David Bartley

Barging Round Britain : Exploring the History of our Nation's Canals and Waterways

Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal net...
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Berries

Berries

by J McMorland Hunter & S Hughes

Berries : Growing And Cooking

Berries were amongst the first foods we ate and their position in history and folklore is well established. In the kitchen berries are all around performers, enhancing sweet and savory dish...
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Between Stone and Sky

Between Stone and Sky

by Whitney Brown

Between Stone and Sky

At the age of twenty-six, Whitney Brown met a dry-stone waller. Within weeks she was out on the hill with him in Wales, learning the language of dry-stone walling. Far away from the pressures of he...
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Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

by Sarah Rutherford

Botanic Gardens

Across the world hundreds of botanic gardens combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access, with Kew Gardens alone attracting around one million visitors a year. For centuries t...
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Botanical Folk Tales Of Britain And Ireland

Botanical Folk Tales Of Britain And Ireland

by Lisa Schneidau

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland

The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about...
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Bradshaw's Canals And Navigable Rivers of England and Wales

Bradshaw's Canals And Navigable Rivers of England and Wales


Bradshaw's Canals And Navigable Rivers of England and Wales

In the Victorian era, the name Bradshaw became synonymous with reliable information on travelling the nation’s blossoming network of railways. Published in 1...
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Bradshaw's Handbook : 1863 Facsimile Edition

Bradshaw's Handbook : 1863 Facsimile Edition

by George Bradshaw

Bradshaw's Handbook : 1863 Facsimile Edition

Collector’s item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s Bradshaw’s Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, rail...
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