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Che Guevara

by Andrew Sinclair

A concise biography of one of the most iconic revolutionaries of all time.


An Oxford Childhood: The Pride of the Morning

by Phyl Surman

A personal reminiscence of growing up in Cowley, Oxford in the 1920s. The author's detailed memories describe every aspect of life in the years following the Great War. The clothes she wore, the furnishings...


Tommy Goes To War

by Malcolm Brown

The armies that marched to war in 1914 were unique in composition, spirit and outlook. Modern warfare demanded the mobilisation of the entire population and the recruitment of a socially diverse citizen-army;...


Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

by Adrian Murdoch

In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the...


The Chieftain: Victorian True Crime Through The Eyes of a Scotland Yard Detective

by Chris Payne

George Clarke joined the Metropolitan Police in 1841. Though a 'slow starter', his career took off when he was transferred to the small team of detectives at Scotland Yard in 1862, where he became known as 'The...


Shine on Swansea City: 2011/12: A Season in the Sun

by Keith Haynes

A sensational account of Swansea City's 2011/12 season in the Premier League covering 12 months in the life of a Welsh football club that in 2002 was just 40 minutes away from extinction and expulson from the...


The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis

by Stephen Halliday

In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of...


Project Emily: Thor IRBM and the RAF

by John Boyes

This is a history of the 4-year period from 1959 to 1963 when RAF bomber command operated 60 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles as part of the UK nuclear deterrent force. In 1956 the US approached the...


The Country House Servant

by Pamela Sambrook

One 19th century footman complained about the work involved in drawing more than 40 baths for his household, yet Lady Grenville felt no compunction in describing her footman as a "lazy flunkey". For centuries...


A Lady of Cotton: Hannah Greg, Mistress of Quarry Bank Mill

by David Sekers

In 1789 Hannah Lightbody, a well-educated and intelligent young woman of means, married Samuel Greg and found herself at the centre of his cotton empire in the industrial heart of England. It was a man's world,...


Ye Olde Good Inn Guide: A 16th Century Handbook to the Nation's Finest Taverns

by James Moore

Art thou in need of hearty ale and a bed safe from brigands as you ply the highways and byways of Britain? Then Ye Olde Good Inn Guide is for you - the essential handbook for the Tudor traveller. Packed with...


Spitfire's Forgotten Designer: The Career of Supermarine's Joe Smith

by Mike Roussel

Whenever the Spitfire is mentioned the name of its famous designer R J Mitchell comes to mind. However, Mitchell died in June 1937 and never saw his prototype design progress into becoming one of the most famous...


Pembrokeshire Folk Tales

by Christine Willison

These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Christine Willison. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories...


England's Other Cathedrals

by Paul Jeffery

The greatest of England's cathedrals are widely considered the country's finest and most famous buildings. Few people realise, however, that in addition to thse outstanding buildings there are many others that...


A Dictionary of Celtic Saints

by Sister Elizabeth Rees

This is the first dictionary of Celtic saints and is illustrated with photographs of where each saint lived and worked. The reader is therefore drawn into the beautiful world which these men and women inhabited,...


A 1970s Teenager: From Bell Bottoms to Disco Dancing

by Simon Webb

What was it like being a teenager in a world without computers, smartphones, DVD players, games consoles or the Internet? Imagine a time when sharing music meant taking a gramaphone record round to your friend's...


The Ripper Code

by Thomas Toughill

The Ripper Code is a fascinating combination of literary and conventional detective work, which is as original as it is enthralling. After showing that the official Ripper files contain little of forensic interest,...


The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed

by Miles Russell

Piltdown. Even today the names sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between...


The SS: A History 1919-1945

by Robert Lewis Koehl

The SS grew out of Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler's obsession to prevent the treachery they believed to have caused the German defeat in the First World War. The SS was to be an elite corps of politically...


A Harpenden Childhood Remembered: Growing Up in the 1940s and '50s

by John Cooper

A Harpenden Childhood Remembered takes us on a fascinating journey through the picturesque village in the 1940s and '50s. John Cooper vividly recalls the dark days of the Second World War - air raids, rationing,...