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Oxford-based publisher, Shire, have a half-century history of publishing books celebrating the beauty, heritage and traditions of ordinary Britain. We've selected some of our favourites, offering you thoughtful and well- illustrated paperback guides to all things British, such as pub signs, gramophones, Scalextric sets and allotments.

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The Victorian Home
(Paperback)
Kathryn Ferry
 
The nineteenth century saw huge changes in design and technology. This book looks at the social history of rooms in the Victorian home and at how, thanks to industrialised mass...
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1930s Britain
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Robert Pearce
 
In the 1930s Britain experienced an economic crisis, with high unemployment, wage cuts, benefit cuts and a deterioration in living standards. It was a decade noted for its austerity. Yet...
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British Pigs
(Paperback)
Val Porter
 
Over the centuries different localities had developed their own tastes in what their pigs should look like. This book describes these breeds and how they developed. It looks at some...
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Mazes and Labyrinths
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Adrian Fisher
 
Mazes and labyrinths in various forms have been a preoccupation of mankind for thousands of years. This text traces the history of mazes worldwide from the earliest known examples, and...
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Roman Baths in Britain
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Tony Rook
 
Almost every Roman site in Britain seemed to have had its baths. They needed to be strongly built and to a large extent were constructed below contemporary ground...
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British Army Cap Badges of the First...
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Peter Doyle
The fascination with the British involvement in the First World War extends to all aspects of the conflict. The battles and their outcomes; the armies and their...
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