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Evacuees: Evacuation in Wartime Britain 1939-1945

by Mike Brown

As the last days of peace ebbed away in 1939 and the outbreak of the Second World War appeared inevitable, a massive exodus took place in Britain: nearly two million civilians, most of them children, were taken...


The Pox: The Life and Near Death of a Very Social Disease

by Kevin Brown

From almost the time when man first discovered the pleasures of sin, he also experienced the torments of the Pox. Drawing on references from art and literature, stories of famous sufferers and medical documents,...


The Victorian Gardener

by Anne Wilkinson

Gardening is one of the most popular leisure activities today and most people take it for granted that suitable plants, equipment and information are easily available. This was not always the case. Anne Wilkinson's...


North-East to Muscovy: Steven Borough and the First Tudor Explorations

by Kit Mayers

In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East.


The Warlord and the Renegade

by James Wyllie

There is a continuing interest in the history of Hitler's Third Reich. This is a quirky, untold story of Hitler's Third Reich that uncovers the Goring brothers' bizarre relationship.


County Durham Murder & Crime

by Paul Heslop

This book features fifteen historic criminal cases that not only shocked the area but made headlines across the country. Paul Heslop was a policeman in the Northumbria force. His experience of the criminal justice...


The Little Book of Manchester

by Stuart Hylton

The Little Book of Manchester is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and events in the city, from its Roman origins to the present day. Here you can read about the important contributions...


Lavender Water & Snail Syrup

by Nicola Lillie, Marilyn Yurdan & Laura Lillie

Elizabeth Ambler started compiling her household book of cures in the early eighteenth century, including in it treatments which were much older and had been passed down to her. These intriguing remedies include...


Swansea Murders

by Geoff Brookes

Swansea has a dangerous past. It was a seaport where the world came to trade, where the world confronted remote small-town Wales and Swansea confronted the unknown. The grim and bloody events in this book reveal...


Emily Wilding Davison: A Suffragette's Family Album

by Stuart Hilton, Michelle Cardno & Maureen Howes

Emily Wilding Davison's image has been frozen in time since 1913. On 8th June of that year, Emily was struck by the king's horse, Anmer, during the Epsom Derby. She died four days later. She, unlike her fellow...


The Little Book of Edinburgh

by Geoff Holder

The Little Book of Edinburgh is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the...


Haunted Boston

by Gemma King

Take an eerie journey through the historic town of Boston, where ghostly friars still occupy the land of their thirteenth-century monastery, and where Sarah Preston's disembodied cries of 'Pestilence!' can sometimes...


Clare Folk Tales

by Ruth Marshall

County Clare has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from the county. Discover the tales surrounding the tomb of the sun goddess Grianne in...


Channel Island Murders

by Nicola Sly

Although an idyllic setting, where violent crime is thankfully rare, the Channel Islands have a shadier side. Contained within the pages of this book are twenty-five historic cases of murder committed in the...


The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan

by Eric R. Crouse

The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan, by Eric R. Crouse, offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the...


The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Documentary History

by Bruce A. Kimball

Based upon the author's twenty-five years of experience leading seminars concerning the history of liberal education, this collection presents a uniquely comprehensive and salient set of documents, ranging from...


It's All Greek To Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

by Charlotte Higgins

Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats....


Very New Orleans: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Cajun Country Charm

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

The exquisite antebellum mansions of the Garden District. Giant oaks stretching across boulevards and back in time to before the Civil War. The decadence of Bourbon Street. The vibrant sounds of jazz, blues,...


Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant

by Norman Gelb

While many people are familiar with King Herod’s famous (or infamous) mention in the Bible, his life touches on many compelling stories of the ancient world—from Antony and Cleopatra to the Olympics, and...