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The Story of Bradford

by Alan Hall

The Story of Bradford traces the city's history from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the 21st century will present. Rather than being...

Bloody British History Leeds

by Richard Smyth

Leeds has one of the darkest histories on record. From the fatal Dripping Riot of 1865, sparked by the theft of two pounds of congealed fat, to the violin-playing killer Charles Pearce, said to still haunt the...

Lies, Damned Lies and History

by Graeme Donald

From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how...

The Sinking of the Titanic

by Logan Marshall

When she set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York on 10 April 1912, RMS Titanic, the pride of the White Star fleet, was the largest ocean liner in the world. Deemed 'practically unsinkable'...

Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman who Defied Hitler

by Frank McDonough

On 22 February 1943, Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old student at Munich University, was executed by the Nazi regime, along with two fellow students from the White Rose resistance movement. They had fought against...

Our Man in Malaya: John Davis, CBE, DSO, Force 136 SOE and Postwar Counter-insurgency

by Margaret Sheenan

When the Japanese invaded Malaya during the Second World War, it seemed that John Davis' service in the country had come to an end. But nothing could have been further from the truth. Davis switched from the...

Oyster: A World History

by Drew Smith

Oysters are older than us, older than grass. They have been present at every turn of human history. They have inspired great writers, painters, cooks, sustained whole communities and fashioned legend and history....

The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West

by Adrian Murdoch

A story of an empire breathing its last, this work is a biography about Romulus Augustulus. It focuses on the personalities behind this story and reveals the world into which Romulus was born - an empire that...

The Flight of Rudolf Hess

by Roy Conyers Conyers Nesbit & Georges van van Acker

On 10 May 1941, Rudolf Hess - Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich - embarked on his astonishing flight from Augsburg to Scotland. At dusk the same day, he parachuted on to a Scottish moor and was taken into custody....

From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains

by Jo Stanley

This lively yet scholarly book reveals an unsuspected history of women at sea, from women pirates and daring cabin 'boys' under sail to today's rear-admirals and weapons experts on nuclear submarines. Historically,...

How Fat Was Henry VIII?

by Raymond Lamont-Brown

Ever wondered how fat Henry VIII really was? Or what made Mary I 'bloody'? Was George III's madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? What really happened between Queen Victoria and her Highland...


by Susan Loughlin

Autumn 1536. Both Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are dead. Henry VIII has married Jane Seymour, and still awaits his longed-for male heir. Disaffected conservatives in England may have seen an opportunity...

Operation Basalt

by Eric Lee

Operation Basalt was carried out by British commandos on the island of Sark on the night of 3/4 October 1942, intended to serve several purposes. The raid itself was a tactical success: a German prisoner was...

The Last Raid

by Will Fowler

The occupation of the Channel Islands in World War II is an often-neglected aspect of the war: here, for the first time, Will Fowler presents an atmospheric account of life under German occupation peppered with...

An Inspector Recalls

by Graham Satchwell

Now in his sixties, a former international executive with Microsoft Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline, Graham Satchwell looks back on his time as a Tranport Policeman across an impressive career. The book follows...

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Ghost Tales

by Michael O'Leary

The stories in this haunting collection are as ancient and recent, powerful and fantastical, real and imaginary as the ghosts they feature. Here you will find chilling tales of a pond that fills with blood on...

Hitler's Foreign Executioners

by Christopher Hale

Reveals for the first time Heinrich Himmler's master plan for Europe: an SS empire that would have no place for either the Nazi Party or Adolf Hitler. His astonishingly ambitious plan depended on the recruitment...

The Little Book of Ghosts

by Paul Adams

This little gem of a book is a repository of intriguing, fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts and trivia about ghosts and all things that go bump in the night. Within this volume are such chapters...

Sense of Place

by Sean O'Leary

The modern Irish planning system was introduced on 1 October 1964, when the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963 came into force "to make provision, in the interests of the common good, for...

William Wallace

by Chris Brown

William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized...