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The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (Updated and Expanded)

by Avi Shlaim

“Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book Review For this newly expanded edition, Avi Shlaim has added four chapters...


Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


Pyramids and Fleshpots: The Egyptian, Senussi and Eastern Mediterranean Campaigns, 1914-16

by Stuart Hadaway

Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and...


Fire and Ice: The Nazis' Scorched Earth Campaign in Norway

by Vincent Hunt

The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building...


Happy and Glorious: The Revolution of 1688

by Michael I Wilson

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects...


The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

by Lucy Worsley

From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder—and reveals why we are so fascinated...


Death in Disguise: The Amazing True Story of the Chelsea Murders

by Gary Powell

Victorian Chelsea was a thriving commercial and residential development, known for its grand houses and pleasant garden squares. Violent crime was unheard of in this leafy suburb. The double murder of an elderly...


Christmas 1914

by John Hudson

By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded...


Great War Britain Derby: Remembering 1914-18

by Dr Mike Galer

The First World War claimed over 900,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain Derby offers an intimate portrayal of the city and its people living in the shadow of...


Haunted Highgate

by Della Farrant

Compiled by paranormal investigator Della Farrant, this new book contains a chilling range of spooky tales from around Highgate. From haunted public houses and private homes taken over by malevolent poltergeists...


Bloody British History

by Geoff Holder

Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Picts; attacks, battles, sieges and assaults; dozens of dreadful royal deaths, diseases and disasters; horrors of the Black Death: the most terrifying true stories of pestilence...


Cambridgeshire Folk Tales

by Maureen James

Modern day Cambridgeshire is a county of diverse landscapes: from the elegance of the University city to the rural delights of the old county of Huntingdonshire and the flatness of the Isle of Ely with its 'wide'...


Scottish Urban Myths and Ancient Legends: The Black Flag of Loch Maree and Other Stories

by Grace Banks & Sheena Blackhall

Monsters, lunatics, vampires, werewolves, evil doll and suicide dogs, stones entombing bodies, faces appearing in walls, curses and meetings with the devil - all this and more are contained within this book...


Great War Britain Kidderminster: Remembering 1914-1918

by Sally Dixon

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the...


Midwinter Folk Tales

by Taffy Thomas

In this enchanting new book, one of the country's most celebrated storytellers has gathered together traditional tales which have their roots in the deep cold and long, dark nights of midwinter. The collection...


The Little Book of Wicklow

by Chris Lawlor

The Little Book of Wicklow is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Wicklow, the last Irish county to be created in one of the most beautiful - known as the Garden...


The Little Book of Ballsbridge

by Hugh Oram

The Little Book of Ballsbridge is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this leafy suburb of Dublin. Here you will find out about Ballsbridge's famous (and occasionally infamous)...


The Little Book of Horse Racing

by Anne Holland

Do you know what the oldest horse race in Britain is or when the first steeple chase was held in Ireland? Fact-packed but light-hearted in style, this reliable reference book and a quirky guide reveals such...


Essex Witches

by Peter C Brown

Medieval folk had long suspected that the Devil was carrying out his work on earth with the help of his minions. In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII declared this to be true, which resulted in witch-hunts across Europe...


Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History

by Phil Mason

A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history...