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British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War

Written by Peter Doyle


Format: eBook, 120 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $10.95

For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honours and symbols born proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all head-dress, even in the age of mechanised warfare. Identification of... Read more >
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The British Army of the Crimea

Written by J.B.R. Nicholson
Illustrated by Michael Roffe


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $13.95

The British Army's involvement in the Crimean War of 1854-56 is often remembered only for the ill-advised "charge of the Light Brigade" during the battle of Sevastopol as memorialized in Tennyson's poem. Nevertheless, the British Army, together with the French and Turkish armies, posed a formidable threat to Russia's expansionist ambitions... Read more >
Farming in the 1920s and 30s

Written by JONATHAN BROWN


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

After answering the call to feed the nation during the First World War, the farmer of the 1920s had to settle down to a peace time of low prices for his produce. A new generation of farmers and workers had to face the challenges of farming in recession. How they did... Read more >
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First World War Britain
1914-1919
Written by Peter Doyle


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $10.95

When Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914, most expected the war to be over by Christmas, and only a handful forecast the length of the conflict, or the impact it would have on a civilian population whose experience of war to date had been reading of the exploits of... Read more >
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Home Front Posters
Home Front Posters
Written by Susannah Walker
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811428
Our Price: $12.95
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Home Front Posters

Written by Susannah Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $12.95

From Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases to Keep Calm and Carry On, the Home Front posters from the Second World War have become part of British culture. Some were design classics, others more prosaic, but together they give a fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of living through World War... Read more >
Ironsides
English Cavalry 1588-1688
Written by John Tincey
Illustrated by Graham Turner


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

The Ironside is symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics. He represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control into their own hands. In the nineteenth century a rash of historical publications, paintings and statues with... Read more >
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Mail Trains

Written by Julian Stray


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Central to the prompt delivery of the nation's mail is its efficient transit throughout the country. From 1830, the Post Office relied increasingly on the overland rail network to achieve this. Railway Post Offices, Sunday Sorting Tenders and District Sorting Carriages were amongst the services introduced.

More important lines carried the famous... Read more >
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Meccano

Written by Roger Marriott


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $10.95

The origin of the name is uncertain but it is now over 100 years since Frank Hornby first used the word Meccano for the toy he invented to amuse his sons. Like the product it described, it is now known all over the world and has entered the dictionary as a... Read more >
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Orchards

Written by Claire Masset


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Whether in blossom and laden with fruit, orchards are places of great beauty. Throughout history, they have played an important role in country, and also city, life, providing not just food and drink, but also a haven for wildlife and a setting for age-old customs and social gatherings.

Some of Britain's... Read more >
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P&O
A History
Written by Ruth Artmonsky


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

All the romance of travel at sea is captured in the long history of P&O. From humble beginnings in the 1830s, The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company grew to dominate British mercantile shipping for much of the 19th, and a good deal of the 20th, centuries. Initially the company's paddle... Read more >
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Portmeirion

Written by Will Farmer


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Portmeirion pottery evolved from gift shop designs for the Portmeirion holiday village in north Wales to a global business thanks to the design flair of Susan Williams-Ellis. She captured the sprit of the kitchens and dining rooms of the 1960's and 70's, with bold new shapes, and designs that could be... Read more >
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Railway Posters

Written by Lorna Frost


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

Railway posters have a huge appeal to the modern audience, but just what is it that appeals to us? Enduring images of iconic locomotives, bathing beauties and characters such as Sunny South Sam are testament to the persuasive power of the railway company marketing departments established in the late nineteenth century... Read more >
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Traditional Building Materials

Written by Matthew Slocombe


Format: eBook, 104 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $10.95

Steel and glass now dominate modern British cities, but the country can still boast millions of older houses constructed of more traditional building materials. Many date from the period before easy nationwide transportation, when these materials were usually grown on or extracted from land in the locality. As a result, Britain... Read more >
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The Victorian Garden
The Victorian Garden
Written by Caroline Ikin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811527
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The Victorian Garden

Written by Caroline Ikin


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

Gardening became a popular pastime in Victorian Britain with the rise of suburban gardens and a passion for the outdoors. New plant introductions from abroad brought a greater variety of plants, while improvements in technology made gardening more accessible. Gardening books and magazines spread the appeal and debate raged over the... Read more >
The Women's Suffrage Movement

Written by Molly Housego and Neil R. Storey


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.95

This book is an overview of the struggle for women to gain the vote in Great Britain and explores who the women were that formed and led or became members of the women’s suffrage movement. Early campaigners and pressure groups in the nineteenth century led to the formation of National Union... Read more >
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Traitor: British Double Agents 1930-80
A Survey of British Spies
Written by John Turner


Format: eBook, 170 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2012
Price: $7.95

‘Traitor: British Double Agents’ covers in detail all the spies known to have acted against Britain from the 1930s to the 1980s. John Frayn Turner reveals the infamous Cambridge spy network, made up of well-knwon names including Burgess, Maclean, Philby and Blunt, studies the Microdots Case in detail, lists the atomic... Read more >
Thomas Becket
Thomas Becket
Written by John Guy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069071
Our Price: $35.00
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Thomas Becket
Warrior, Priest, Rebel
Written by John Guy


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $35.00

A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history—the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor
 
Becket’s life story has been often told but never so incisively reexamined...

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Thomas Becket
Thomas Becket
Written by John Guy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679603412
Our Price: $16.99
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Thomas Becket
Warrior, Priest, Rebel
Written by John Guy


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $16.99

A revisionist new biography reintroducing readers to one of the most subversive figures in English history—the man who sought to reform a nation, dared to defy his king, and laid down his life to defend his sacred honor
 
Becket’s life story has been often told but never so incisively reexamined...

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
First World War Britain
First World War Britain
Written by Peter Doyle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747810988
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First World War Britain
1914-1919
Written by Peter Doyle


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95

When Britain declared war on Germany in August 1914, most expected the war to be over by Christmas, and only a handful forecast the length of the conflict, or the impact it would have on a civilian population whose experience of war to date had been reading of the exploits of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Meccano
Meccano
Written by Roger Marriott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747810568
Our Price: $15.95
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Meccano

Written by Roger Marriott


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $15.95

The origin of the name is uncertain but it is now over 100 years since Frank Hornby first used the word Meccano for the toy he invented to amuse his sons. Like the product it described, it is now known all over the world and has entered the dictionary as a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Orchards
Orchards
Written by Claire Masset
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808381
Our Price: $12.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Orchards

Written by Claire Masset


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $12.95

Whether in blossom and laden with fruit, orchards are places of great beauty. Throughout history, they have played an important role in country, and also city, life, providing not just food and drink, but also a haven for wildlife and a setting for age-old customs and social gatherings.

Some of Britain's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
A People's History of London
A People's History of London
Written by Lindsey German and John Rees
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678556
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A People's History of London

Written by Lindsey German and John Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $19.95

In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.

Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home... Read more >
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A People's History of London

Written by Lindsey German and John Rees


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $19.95

In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.

Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Portmeirion
Portmeirion
Written by Will Farmer and Rob Higgins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747810551
Our Price: $12.95
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Portmeirion

Written by Will Farmer and Rob Higgins


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $12.95

Portmeirion pottery evolved from gift shop designs for the Portmeirion holiday village in north Wales to a global business thanks to the design flair of Susan Williams-Ellis. She captured the sprit of the kitchens and dining rooms of the 1960's and 70's, with bold new shapes, and designs that could be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Royal Jubilee

Written by Judith Millidge


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $8.95

In 1809, thanksgiving ceremonies and feasts across Britain ushered George III into his fiftieth year as king. This was the first British celebration of a royal jubilee and set the tone for the five that have followed since: processions, fireworks, construction of monuments, the striking of special coins and medals, and... Read more >
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