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Fashion in the 1940s

(Available October 21, 2014)
Fashion in the 1940s
Written by Jayne Shrimpton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813538
Our Price: $9.95
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Fashion in the 1940s

Written by Jayne Shrimpton


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $9.95

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It... Read more >
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Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare

(Available October 21, 2014)
Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare
Written by Sarah Downing
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813545
Our Price: $12.95
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Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare
1564-1616
Written by Sarah Downing


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $12.95

Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of... Read more >
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Prefab Homes

(Available October 21, 2014)
Prefab Homes
Written by Elisabeth Blanchet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813576
Our Price: $12.95
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Prefab Homes

Written by Elisabeth Blanchet


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $12.95

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and... Read more >
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Railway Accidents

(Available October 21, 2014)
Railway Accidents
Written by Greg Morse
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813712
Our Price: $12.95
 Quantity: 1 
Railway Accidents

Written by Greg Morse


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $12.95

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today... Read more >
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Ada's Algorithm

(Available October 14, 2014)
Ada's Algorithm
Written by James Essinger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781612194080
Our Price: $25.95
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Ada's Algorithm
How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age
Written by James Essinger


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.95

The world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography

Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord... Read more >
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Ada's Algorithm
How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age
Written by James Essinger


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.95

The world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Lord Byron finally gets credit for her research in this gossipy short biography

Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named “Ada,” after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century’s version of a rock star, Lord... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Fashion in the 1940s

Written by Jayne Shrimpton


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare
1564-1616
Written by Sarah Downing


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Prefab Homes

Written by Elisabeth Blanchet


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Queen Anne

(Available October 7, 2014)
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171601
Our Price: $17.95
 Quantity: 1 
Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

Five years after ascending the throne in 1702, Queen Anne united England and Scotland and became the first queen of modern Great Britain. By the end of her reign, Britain had emerged as a major power; the victories won by her general, the Duke of Marlborough, had humbled France and laid...

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Railway Accidents

Written by Greg Morse


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Four Four Jew
Football, Fans and Faith
Written by Joanne Rosenthal


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2014
Price: $7.95

Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections across the UK to tell the story of the clubs... Read more >
Pillboxes and Tank Traps
Pillboxes and Tank Traps
Written by Bernard Lowry
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813569
Our Price: $12.95
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Pillboxes and Tank Traps

Written by Bernard Lowry


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank barriers and other obstacles to defeat or delay the invader. The end of WWII saw much cleared... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth of York
Written by Alison Weir
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345521378
Our Price: $18.00
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Elizabeth of York
A Tudor Queen and Her World
Written by Alison Weir


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $18.00

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Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life... Read more >
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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland
Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland
Written by Anne Holland
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812586
Our Price: $12.95
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Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Written by Anne Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Horse Racing in Britain and Ireland

Written by Anne Holland


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $7.95

Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Stagecoach Travel
Stagecoach Travel
Written by Louise Allen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813668
Our Price: $12.95
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Stagecoach Travel

Written by Louise Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

This book explores the history of travelling by stagecoach from the sixteenth century through to the end of the nineteenth century, focusing on the heyday of around 1750-1850. It looks at the improvements in road maintenance and the turnpike system, which made faster travel practical and thereby led to a great... Read more >
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The Touring Caravan
The Touring Caravan
Written by Andrew Jenkinson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747814016
Our Price: $12.95
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The Touring Caravan

Written by Andrew Jenkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $12.95

From the original concept of using a horse-drawn caravan for leisure, this book explains how the modern touring caravan has evolved from a primitive concept to the sophisticated leisure vehicle it's become today. Andrew Jenkinson, the UK expert regarding the history of the touring caravan, uses a selection of images from... Read more >
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Historical Map of Windsor and Eton 1860
Historical Map of Windsor and Eton 1860
Written by Adam Davies
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402226
Our Price: $9.95
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Historical Map of Windsor and Eton 1860

Written by Adam Davies


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $9.95

The suburban area encompassing the towns of Windsor and Eton has long been one of England's most popular historic sites, as home to the most familiar royal retreat, Windsor Castle, and the famous public school Eton College. This street plan, drawn up by the Historic Towns Trust, reconstructs the towns as... Read more >
An Empire on the Edge
An Empire on the Edge
Written by Nick Bunker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594846
Our Price: $30.00
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An Empire on the Edge
How Britain Came to Fight America
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $30.00

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent.  


In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author...

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An Empire on the Edge
An Empire on the Edge
Written by Nick Bunker
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351645
Our Price: $14.99
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An Empire on the Edge
How Britain Came to Fight America
Written by Nick Bunker


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $14.99

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent.  


In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author...

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Pillboxes and Tank Traps

Written by Bernard Lowry


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $7.95

The very real threat of the invasion of Britain in 1940 initiated a huge military construction program. Around the vulnerable coasts of the country, as well as inland, were built thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank barriers and other obstacles to defeat or delay the invader. The end of WWII saw much cleared... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The Touring Caravan

Written by Andrew Jenkinson


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $7.95

From the original concept of using a horse-drawn caravan for leisure, this book explains how the modern touring caravan has evolved from a primitive concept to the sophisticated leisure vehicle it's become today. Andrew Jenkinson, the UK expert regarding the history of the touring caravan, uses a selection of images from... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War
Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War
Written by Martin Pegler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472804150
Our Price: $12.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War

Written by Martin Pegler


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $12.95

Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War explains the meaning and origins of the language and songs... Read more >
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1960s Britain
1960s Britain
Written by Susan Cohen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812852
Our Price: $15.95
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1960s Britain

Written by Susan Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $15.95

Harold Wilson’s promise of a New Britain and ‘the ending of economic privilege, the abolition of poverty in the midst of plenty and the creation of real equality of opportunity’ heralded unprecedented social and cultural changes which characterized the period. The benefits of these changes were particularly enjoyed by the new... Read more >
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