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Pictish Warrior AD 297-841

Written by Paul Wagner
Illustrated by Wayne Reynolds


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

First mentioned by name in AD 297, the Picts inhabited Northern Britain from the end of the 3rd century AD to the 9th. They rose to power in the devastation following Emperor Septimus Severus's repression of the Caledonians in AD 208, and dominated Northern Britain for over 500 years, before vanishing... Read more >
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Railway Workshops
Railway Workshops
Written by Tim Bryan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812012
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Railway Workshops

Written by Tim Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $12.95

This is the story of an industry that began in the North of England, with small engineering concerns building engines that powered early railways like the Stockton and Darlington and Liverpool & Manchester. Once railway companies had become firmly established, the industry expanded dramatically as they set up their own engineering... Read more >
The Scouts
The Scouts
Written by Susan Cohen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811510
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The Scouts

Written by Susan Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $12.95

The boy scout movement, started by Lieutenant General Baden-Powell (1857 - 1941) in 1907, has had an enduring impact on British society, providing boys from the age of six upwards with 'instruction in good citizenship.' Using scout archive material, original photographs, advertisements, objects and personal recollections, this book traces the history... Read more >
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Triang Toys
Triang Toys
Written by Kenneth Brown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811442
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Triang Toys

Written by Kenneth Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $12.95

Wherever in the world today children play with toys, the odds are that their playthings will have been made in the Far East and carry the imprint of a major American Corporation like Mattel or Hasbro. It was not always so: for much of the twentieth century, it was the British... Read more >
Wellington's Foot Guards

Written by Ian Fletcher
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $14.95

The Guards fought in every major British campaign on the continent during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). They carved their place in history under commanders such as Sir John Moore and Wellington from Corunna and Talavera during the Peninsular War (1807-1814) to their legendary defence of the Chateau of Hougoumont throughout the... Read more >
Amusement Park Rides
Amusement Park Rides
Written by Martin Easdown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747811541
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Amusement Park Rides

Written by Martin Easdown


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $12.95

A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today's rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wooden sleigh... Read more >
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Amusement Park Rides

Written by Martin Easdown


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

A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today's rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of rides with humble roots in Russian ice slides and wooden sleigh... Read more >
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Archibald Wavell

Written by Jon Diamond
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

Archibald Wavell remains one of the great Allied commanders of the early phases of World War II. In fact, between June 1940 and June 1941, he was the only British theatre commander actively engaging Axis forces. At a time when the British Expeditionary Force had been expelled from the European continent... Read more >
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Army Childhood
British Army Children's Lives and Times
Written by Clare Gibson


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

An army childhood is a peripatetic childhood. Taking the Napoleonic Wars as its starting point, Army Childhood sheds light on such crucial aspects of the army-child experience as the places that the children of British Army soldiers have called home, and on how they have been transported, housed, cared for, educated... Read more >
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Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950

Written by Sarah Downing


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

Exhibiting enormous power or inspiring incredible devotion, throughout history beauty has been women's chief asset. Each age has required its own standard - a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early 18th century, or the thin lips thought desirable to the Victorians. For those... Read more >
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Beswick Pottery

Written by Val Baynton


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

Beswick is typical of the numerous small scale ceramic factories founded towards the end of the Victorian era and manufacturing through the first two thirds of the 20th century. Like many of these companies Beswick produced a mix of tableware and sculptural ceramics adjusting its designs to take account of the... Read more >
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Bradshaw's Handbook
Bradshaw's Handbook
Written by George Bradshaw
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781908402028
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Bradshaw's Handbook

Written by George Bradshaw


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

Collector’s item, landmark in the history of the tour guide, snapshot of Britain in the 1860s – Bradshaw’s Handbook deserves a place on the bookshelf of any traveller, railway enthusiast, historian or anglophile. Produced as the British railway network was reaching its zenith, and as tourism by rail became a serious... Read more >
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
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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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