This quirky title lifts the lid on the world of privilege depicted by Jane Austen, offering a sensory view of the era and revealing the grubby realities of life in...
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The 500-year story of how, and why, our homes have come to be what there are, from the bestselling author of The Victorian City and The Victorian House.
Terry Coleman; Kevin Spacey
The Old Vic, one of the world's great theatres, opened in 1818 with rowdy melodrama and continued with Edmund Kean in Richard III howled down by the audience. One impresario...
Roderick Cave; Sara Ayad
This volume tells the story of the book from the very beginning, from inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; to the digital book, the ebook reader.
The First World War touched every family in the country. 'The Country House at War' presents a history of the war, as seen through the houses and estates maintained by...
An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online. But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been...
John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first...
Winter takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers, explorers, scientists and thinkers who helped shape a new and modern idea of winter.
New Scientist; Stephanie Pain
The all-but-forgotten heroes and highlights of everyday science
Andrew Dalby; Maureen Dalby
Marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, 'Titanic Lives' is an utterly compelling exploration of the lives of the passengers and crew on board the most famous ship in history.
Gerry Badger; Martin Parr
An authoritative illustrated survey of the modern photobook.
In the early 1950s Britain was the urbanized and industrialized nation in the world, a global power in shipbuilding and the leading European producer of coal, steel and textiles. This...
A timely, ambitious and vivid history of a most extraordinary notion: FREEDOM - and how it happens to be a uniquely British invention.
A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact.