An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
The award-winning journalist and editor takes us on a tour around modern Britain with a look at 26 subjects and how we relate to them.
When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. He was only forty-two and official bulletins had, until the day before he died...
A lavishly illustrated tribute to Britain's oldest, largest and most famous trees told through legends, history and literature.
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From the author of 'Britain BC', 'Britain AD' and 'Britain in the Middle Ages' comes the fourth and final part in a critically acclaimed series on Britain's hidden past
A kaleidoscopic picture of Britain in 1846, a nation on the brink of economic and social change as the Industrial Revolution deepened its impact.
Accompanying the BBC TV series of the same name, Neil Olivers popular account of Britains prehistoric and Roman past strikes a personal note, interweaving Olivers own voyage of discovery with...
Former editor of The Times, the late William Rees-Mogg was a pivotal figure of post-war Britain. Here he recounts the remarkable story of his life.
14 November 2012 marks the ninetieth anniversary of the BBC's first ever broadcast and the beginning of the British love affair with radio. This book takes as its starting point...
The book includes nine detailed walks with easy to follow maps. Also featured are some of the many shops, bars and restaurants in London of architectural interest. This guide is...
On 3 September 1939 the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Germany. Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into...
A fourth volume of the author's diaries that delivers an account of Blair as a war leader. It begins on September 11, 2001, a day which immediately wrote itself into...
Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the...
Paul Cohen-Portheim; Simon Jenkins
Spirit of London offers a wonderful snapshot of our capital before the Second World War, and a charming insight into our attitudes to urban life back in the Thirties.
Open House London has become a landmark event in the capital's calendar, with a quarter of a million people attending the event and queues to enter buildings snaking down streets...
London is special. For centuries, it has been amongst the greatest cities of the world. But a city is nothing without its people. This sparkling new history of London, told...