The Winding Stair
A single red rose on her doorstep and anonymous phone calls have reduced writer Ginny Harvey to a nervous wreck. Seeking peace and telling no one where she is going,...
This ground-breaking biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams reveals more than any other the man behind the music.
The author examines the considerable range of Vaughan Williams’ work, from the English pastoral...
Famed throughout the world for its meat market, the Smithfield area of London has a long and turbulent history. Originally a ‘smooth field’ lying just beyond the City wall, over...
England is blessed with many beautiful cathedrals, including the world-renowned Durham, with its geometrically carved pillars, Wells, with its astonishingly graceful scissor arch, and the gloriously uplifting Ely and...
Wealth or Poverty: Jane Austen’s Novels Explored
Money is significant in Jane Austen’s novels. Her characters worry about it, scheme for it and, of course, spend it. Money is not simply a way of placing people: it...
Kicking Over the Traces
Westmorland – winter, 1922. After her mother dies unexpectedly, Florence Grainger is abandoned by her stepfather at an isolated farm owned by the Dalbys. He leaves her with nothing but...
The British Wildlife Year
In this unique book Dominic Couzens provides a precise record of what happens in the natural world in Britain for each week of the year.
What sets this book apart from...
The Origins of English Surnames
Surnames carry the history of people in a very personal way. In England surnames were mostly established by the end of the fourteenth century – by ordinary people, for ordinary...
Avalon Castle is an unusual, disturbing place. Painstakingly built by Ambrose Blackwood, an eccentric obsessed by the legends of King Arthur, and inhabited by the rest of the dysfunctional Blackwood...
The Upton Undertakers
March 1891. A group of mourners gather for a funeral in a small country churchyard in Worcestershire, but events do not go according to plan. An old friend invites Detective...
Mario Lanza: A Life in Pictures is a stunning collection of photographs and illustrations that captures the fabulous and tumultuous times of the greatest romantic tenor of the twentieth century....
The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing
The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing is a knockout trip through the history of this popular sport, from the last thrilling bareknuckle contest in 1889 between champion John L. Sullivan...
The Secret of the Silver Star
Outlaw Vince Lange hides a deadly secret, one that he can’t afford his fellow gang members to discover. He is really Deputy Marshal Charlie Dane, and he is working undercover...
Duty and Deception
Anna Grayson has been a dutiful, loyal and obedient daughter her whole life but her world is transformed when she meets the lively and outspoken Mitchell sisters, employees in her...
Reckoning at El Dorado
When Buster McCloud is accused of killing Aaron Knight and Salvadora Somoza, he doesn’t stay a free man for long. US Marshal Lincoln Hawk wastes no time in dragging the...
Range Boss Jack Carlsen has a fight on his hands. The Bar Circle spread, once prosperous, is now on the verge of going bust. The owner has been found dead...
Hugh Rafferty hopes to see out his retirement in peace. The former Texas Ranger wishes to swap the days of conflict and fighting for calm on the small ranch in...
Emma Greig has seen little of the world when she abruptly leaves school at fourteen to become a maid at Bonnybrae Farm. Her new life is far away from the...
It is meant to be a day of celebration in Mortimer, Texas, but everything changes when Charlie Jefferson arrives in town. Left for dead after a brutal ambush and robbery,...
Industry in Yorkshire is booming and the cities are expanding. This growth will come at a price: which of two rural valleys in Nidderdale is doomed to be dammed and...