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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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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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London Olympics: 1908 and 1948
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Janie Hampton
 
The first two London Olympics offer food for thought in the run-up to London 2012. In 1948, London hosted the Olympics again. The entire budget for the 1948 Games was...
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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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English Furniture
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John Bly
The story of English furniture begins in the sixteenth century, when crude medieval tables and stools gave way to more sophisticated, jointed designs. This book reveals that the Tudor furniture...
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Tea and Tea Drinking
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Claire Masset
 
If ever the idea of Britishness could be distilled into liquid form it would be into the quintessential cup of tea. This title guides us through the evolution of tea...
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The Victorian Home
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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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The Cottage Garden
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Twigs Way
 
Hollyhocks and cabbages, roses and runner beans: the English cottage garden combines beauty and utility, pride and productivity. Gardens did not just appeal to the senses, however: they played a...
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The Green Man
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Richard Hayman
 
Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. This book discusses the origins and definitions of these...
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Town House Architecture: British...
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David Eveleigh
 
British architectural history has bequeathed to the modern age a rich tapestry of styles, one that can all too easily be taken for granted. This title introduces and explains these...
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Richard Tames
The famous son of a famous father, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was acknowledged in his own lifetime as the greatest engineer in an era of engineering titans. He helped...
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Discovering Pub Names and Signs
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David Brandon
 
Do you know where 'The George and Dragon' derives from? How about 'The Gloucester Flying Machine'? This book untangles the meanings behind Britain's various often strange pub names and signs...
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British Pigs
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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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Department Stores
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Claire Masset
 
The way we shop has undergone many transformations over the years - and a pioneer of one such change was the department store. This title charts the history of the...
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The Home Guard
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Neil R. Storey
 
Tells the Home Guard's story, using original training manuals, photographs, and memoirs, and covers various aspects of their history.
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The British Seaside Holiday
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Kathryn Ferry
 
Old-fashioned seaside holidays inspire a great deal of nostalgic affection among British people. Focusing on the hundred year period from 1870 to 1970, this title takes a journey through the...
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Scalextric
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Jon Mountfort
 
Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, arrived in toyshops in 1957. The first-ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamour...
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