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Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee

by Gavin Roynon

A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front.


Bogs, Baths and Basins: The Story of Domestic Sanitation

by David J Eveleigh

Toilets, baths and washbasins are taken for granted in privileged society, but they are some of our most indispensable facilities. How did they come about, and how did we live without them? From Roman times...


Tyburn: London's Fatal Tree

by Alan Brooke & David Brandon

Tyburn is synonymous with the idea of execution. The authors tell the story of how Tyburn came to be the place of execution and of the rituals and spectacle associated with the deaths of many people. They provide...


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...


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...


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...


Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

The Historical Dictionary of Slovakia offers in its second edition an up to date series of entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993...


If By Chance

by Major General John Strawson

Could Napoleon have won the battle of Waterloo? And what would have happened if he had? Or suppose Nelson had not destroyed the French fleet at Aboukir, would Napoleon have conquered India and become Emperor...


Man Walks Into A Pub

by Pete Brown

It's an extraordinary tale of yeast-obsessed monks and teetotal prime ministers; of how pale ale fuelled an Empire and weak bitter won a world war; of exploding breweries, a bear in a yellow nylon jacket and...


Reel Women: An International Directory of Contemporary Feature Films about Women

by Jane Sloan

Reel Women assembles an impressive list of more than 2,400 films that feature female protagonists. Each entry includes a brief description of the film and cites key artistic personnel, particularly female directors,...


New College School, Oxford: A History

by Matthew Jenkinson

New College School is one of the oldest continually functioning schools in the United Kingdom and, indeed, the world. It was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, to provide choristers...


The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

by Ian Mortimer

An entertaining, accessible guide to Elizabethan England-the latest in the Time Traveler's Guide series

Acclaimed historian Ian Mortimer shows readers that the past is not just something to be studied; it is...


The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season

by Sophie Campbell

When travel journalist Sophie Campbell squeezed into heels and a hat to investigate the English social season, she got more than she bargained for. Why, she wondered, were events such as the Chelsea Flower Show,...


Historical Dictionary of Somalia

by Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture....


Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling

by John Norris

In modern society the thought that someone would organise a deadly competition with a rival, risking his life over a point of honour, is incomprehensible. That this form of resolution would become an accepted...


The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette

by George Routledge

Before the days of unruly teenagers; 'ladettes'; aand a public obsessed with scandal, there existed a time of gentility and manners. Setting the standards of propriety was The Well-Bred Person's Book of Etiquette,...


The Cowboy Way: An Exploration of History and Culture

by Paul H Carlson

The lives of American cowboys have been both real and mythic. This work explores cowboy music, dress, humour, films and literature in sixteen essays and a bibliography. These essays demonstrate that the American...


Scandals in History

by Ed Rayner & Ron Stapley

Notions of what is scandalous vary from age to age, but our fascination with all things outrageous remains the same. Whether the sexual disgraces of the Victorian era or the political outrages of modern times,...


Through a Land of Extremes: The Littledales of Central Asia

by Elizabeth Clinch & Nicholas Clinch

For thirty years, St. George Littledale and his wife Teresa mounted expeditions in North America and Asia. Through a Land of Extremes gives a taste for a bygone time of travel into uncharted, unknown territory,...


America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation

by Joshua Kendall

When most of us think of Charles Lindbergh, we picture a dashing twenty-five-year-old aviator stepping out of the Spirit of St. Louis after completing his solo flight across the Atlantic. What we don't see is...