The last great untold story of the Russian Revolution
A history of Britain told through the story of one very special public house
28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of...
A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s
Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting readers across the world. Careless People tells the true...
The astonishing true Cold War story of how the CIA, MI6 and a Soviet agent saved the world.
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Julian Holland; David Spaven
Follow the development, decline and revival of Britain's railways through a unique collection of old and new maps, commentaries and photographs. Charting the rich history of Britain's railways from 1819...
Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds.
Bernhard Rieger reveals how a car commissioned by Hitler and designed by Ferdinand Porsche became a global commodity on a par with Coca-Cola. The Beetle's success hinged on its uncanny...
An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
Written by a nature writer who was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012, this title offers an exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the...
An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011
Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. In...
Maps have the most amazing stories. Suitable for mapophiles, this book offers narratives on everything from the challenge of mapping the oceans to spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of...
A practical guide to the countryside that explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. It offers a checklist of British butterflies and...
The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. This title describes the selection process for...