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The Housekeeper's Tale - Hannah MacKenzie's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Hannah Mackenzie's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Hannah Mackenzie's career in domestic service encompassed the Victorian industrialist middle classes, the Edwardian...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Sarah Wells's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Sarah Wells's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Mrs Wells was bad at accounts, bad at managing her girls, ill experienced in buying stores and economising - and this...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Ellen Penketh's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Ellen Penketh's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Erddig - or Erthig, to the Welsh - was an anchor in a fast-changing world. For five years it was home to Ellen Penketh,...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Dorothy Doar's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Dorothy Doar's story, one of five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. As one of the cabal that ran the estate of the Duke of Sutherland, this is an evocative and poignant story providing a moving...


Sailing into the Past: Learning from Replica Ships

by Jenny Bennett

This is a book everyone should read. It is the autobiography of an ace, and no common ace either. The boy had all the noble tastes and qualities, love of beauty, soaring imagination, a brilliant endowment of...


Pepys's Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-89

by J.D. Davies

This new reference book describes every aspect the English navy in the second half of the seventeenth century, from the time when the Fleet Royal was taken into Parliamentary control after the defeat of Charles...


Nelson's Battles: The Triumph of British Seapower

by Nicolas Tracy

Horatio Nelson was a hero from the time when his dramatic initiative won the battle of St Vincent in 1797, while his last battle, at Trafalgar, reduced the enemy naval forces so thoroughly that they were no...


Helen Keller: The Story of my Life

by Helen Keller

The Story of My Life, is Helen Keller's autobiography detailing her early life, especially her experiences with Anne Sullivan. The book is dedicated to inventor Alexander Graham Bell. The dedication reads, "To...


The Gallic Wars

by Julius Caesar

Caesar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action, most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Caesar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even...


A Thousand Laurie Lees: The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley

by Adam Horovitz

This is not a book about Laurie Lee, still less a biography. It is about the spirit of the man and the spirit of a place. A Thousand Laurie Lees is a poetic reassessment of the Slad Valley, a memoir from a different...


VCs of the First World War: The Final Days 1918

by Gerald Gliddon

The latest volume in the series covering the final days of the war on the Western Front from the Allied Armies being poised to capture the Hindenburg Line to the Armistice on 11 November 1918. The book opens...


Harrogate in 100 Dates

by Robert Woodhouse

Experience 100 key dates that shaped Harrogate's history, highlighted its people's genius (or stupidity) and embraced the unexpected. Featuring an amazing mix of social, criminal and sporting events, this book...


The Soul of Man Under Socialism

by Oscar Wilde

In The Soul of Man under Socialism Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced,...


The Conquest Of Fear

by Basil King

My small experience in the conquest of fear can be condensed into these four words: Calmly resting! quiet trust! That amid the turmoil of the time and the feverishness of our days it is always easy I do not...


The War on Drugs: A Failed Experiment

by Paula Mallea

Explores the spectacular failure of the war on drugs to weaken drug cartels and the illegal drug supply, as well as the modern history of drug use and abuse, the pharmacology of illegal drugs, and the economy...


The Politics of Destroying Surplus Small Arms: Inconspicuous Disarmament

by Aaron Karp

Although it receives much less attention than better known disarmament processes, the destruction of small arms is reshaping the military arsenals of the world. Out of roughly 200 modern military small arms...


Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

by E. Ann McDougall

Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism....


Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

by Matthew P. Llewellyn

On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain's rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting...


A Micro-Sociology of Violence: Deciphering patterns and dynamics of collective violence

by Jutta Bakonyi & Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

This book aims at a deeper understanding of social processes, dynamics and institutions shaping collective violence. It argues that violence is a social practice that adheres to social logics and, in its collective...


European 'Security' Governance

by George Christou & Stuart Croft

This book argues that we can understand and explain the EU as a security and peace actor through a framework of an updated and deepened concept of security governance. It elaborates and develops on the current...