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Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge 1917

by Ian Passingham

Gentlemen, we may not make history tomorrow, but we shall certainly change the geography.' So said General Plumer the day before 600 tons of explosives were detonated under the German position on Messines Ridge....


Marching to the Drums: A History of Military Drums and Drummers

by John Norris

Military drummers have played a crucial role in warfare throughout history. Soldiers marched to battle to the sound of the drums and used the beat to regulate the loading and re-loading of their weapons during...


Kensington to St Valery En Caux: The Princess Louise's Regiment, England and France, 1940

by Robert Gardner

This is a story of summer 1940, of a little known territorial battalion and an almost forgotten British military disaster. In April 1940 the Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment left England to join the British...


Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance

by Eric Brothers

Berlin Ghetto tells the story of a group of Jewish young people who had lives filled with intellectual exploration, intense friendships and romances, and dangerous and illegal political action during one of...


In Search of the Ninja: The Historical Truth of Ninjutsu

by Antony Cummins

Lost in modern myth, false history and general misinterpretation, the Ninja have been misrepresented for many years. More recently, a desire for a more historical view of the ninja has become a popular theme...


Showcasing the Third Reich: The Nuremberg Rallies

by Andrew Rawson

This book is an up-to-date, illustrated investigation into the notorious Nuremberg rallies and the part they played in the Nazi's quest to establish their vaunted 1,000 Year Third Reich. Between 1923 and 1938...


Steel and Tartan: The 4th Cameron Highlanders in the Great War

by Patrick Watt

During the First World War, The Cameron Highlanders was expanded to thirteen battalions, of which nine were in battle. The 1st, 2nd, 4th (TF), 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th and 11th Battalions all fought on the Western...


The Sherlock Holmes Miscellany

by Roger Johnson & Jean Upton

This miscellany will explore the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, examining his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved...


The King Arthur Conspiracy: How a Scottish Prince Became a Mythical Hero

by Simon Andrew Stirling

Arthur led the Britons to the brink of victory but was cut down by treachery and betrayal. Arthurian legends have since been corrupted, leading to popular but false assumptions about the king and the belief...


The Spy Beside the Sea: The Extraordinary Wartime Story of Dorothy O'Grady

by Adrian Searle

Dorothy O'Grady is uniquely placed in the annals of espionage. She was the first Briton condemned to death under the Treachery Act of 1940 after she was frequently spotted on the outskirts of Sandown (a prohibited...


Dockers' Stories from the Second World War

by Henry T Bradford

Dockers' Stories from the Second World War is a collection of several true stories, drawn from Henry Bradford's time as a Registered Docker in the Port of London. Men were often killed and injured during their...


Bloody British History: Glasgow

by Bruce Durie

Glasgow has one of the bloodiest and most tumultuous histories on record, riddled with plagues and pirate attacks, religious divides and reconciliations, bombs, executions, fires and floods. A city of slums...


The Sins of the Father: A Medieval Mystery

by Catherine Hanley

1217: England has been invaded. Much of the country is in the iron grip of Louis of France and his collaborators, and civil war rages as the forces of the boy king try to fight off the French. Most of this means...


Merseyside's Own

by Christine Dawe

Merseyside has been the birthplace or home to literally hundreds of extraordinary men and women. In this book Christine Dawe features a great many of them - from all eras and all walks of life. Modern-day noteworthy...


Liverpool's Children in the 1950s

by Pamela Russell

Full of the warmth and excitement of growing up in the 1950s, awakening nostalgia for times that seemed cosy and carefree with families at last enjoying peacetime, this book is packed with the experience of...


Folklore of Lincolnshire

by Susanna O'Neill

The county of Lincolnshire is a beautiful mixture of low-lying marshy fen land, modest hills and the steep valleys of the rolling Wolds; it is also home to a wealth of folklore, legend and intrigue. With one...


Olde Nottinghamshire Punishments

by Ian Morgan

Generation after generation has come up with new forms of punishment to inflict on those guilty (and sometimes innocent) of crimes against property and person. From the stocks and pillory, to flogging, ducking...


Essex Villains

by Paul Wreyford

Essex has certainly had its fair share of bad guys during its history. From highwaymen to smugglers, thieves to murderers, it can boast some of the country's most notorious figures. The legendary Dick Turpin...


Isle of Wight Villains

by Jan Toms

Once renowned as a place to dump criminals, and with a past steeped in smuggling, the Isle of Wight provides copious tales of corruption, violence and delinquency. From the customs officer who had both his hands...


A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire

by Nicola Sly

A Grim Almanac of Herefordshire is a day-to-day catalogue of 365 ghastly tales from around the county. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances and a multitude of mysteries, this almanac explores the darker...