Pamela Cox; Annabel Hobley
Based on the BBC television series, this title tells the true story of the incredible women behind the counters of Britain's most famous - and not so famous - stores.
The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change Britain and British society irrevocably as conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life for the...
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An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
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.
Andrew Dalby; Maureen Dalby
Shakespeare's working life, from about 1590 to 1615, was not only a period of rich activity on the London stage, but also one of prolific writing and publishing about food...
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.
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.
In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's...
Anne De Courcy
The untold stories of the young women who were sent to India in search of marriage
Westminster, London, 22 June 1836. It is a fine, fresh morning that will become hot as the day progresses. Crowds are gathering at the Court of Common Pleas. On trial...
No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. This title explores the heritage of the artist's most productive and...
Offers a vision of England that is inclusive and relevant for everybody living in the country - an appreciation of the beauty of the English countryside, a love of nature...
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic and naval power of modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency against its bitter Genoese rivals in the late...