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  • Jane Austen’s Journeys

    Hazel Jones

    Jane Austen lived in an exciting age for travel. Improvements to roads and carriages meant that more people than ever were taking journeys for pleasure, to view picturesque scenery,... £17.99 Add to cart

  • Maskelyne

    Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811) was a hugely significant figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. His high international standing and wide influence have in many ways been unfairly... £25.00 Add to cart

  • Maurice Lindsay’s The Burns Encyclopaedia

    Robert Burns (1759–96) remains Scotland’s greatest poet, songwriter and song-collector. Regarded by Keats and Wordsworth as a morning star of the Romantic Movement in verse, he was also admired by... £30.00 Add to cart

  • Picked Up, Patched Up and Sent Home

    Carl Walker

    In this personal, irreverent book, Carl Walker represents the average stories of average people whose lives are routinely and often unnoticeably held together by the people who work in the... £9.99 Add to cart

  • Playing the Great Game

    Edmund Yorke

    In the early 1970s, Edmund Yorke first began researching the ‘Great Game’ in Central Asia, focusing on Britain’s diplomatic and military involvement in Afghanistan from the 1800s to the 1840s.... £19.99 Add to cart

  • Smithfield

    Alec Forshaw

    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... £18.99 Add to cart

  • The Bishop’s Brothels

    E.J. Burford

    Drawing on a wealth of contemporary source material, The Bishop’s Brothels is a fascinating social history of how commercial sex has been bought and sold in London for over a... £9.99 Add to cart

  • The British Policewoman

    Joan Lock

    Here, now fully updated for the twenty-first century, is the complex and fascinating history of the formation of the British Women Police. Full of drama, intrigue and humour, it also... £12.99 Add to cart

  • The Great Fraud on the Bank of England

    David C. Hanrahan

    In March 1873 the Bank of England was defrauded of over £100,000 – a financial heist of unprecedented proportions in Victorian England. When news of the crime broke, it caused... £16.99 Add to cart

  • The Isle of Man: Portrait of a Nation

    John Grimson

    The Isle of Man is best known as a holiday destination and as the venue of the TT motorcycle races. In recent years, it has also become recognized as an... £25.00 Add to cart

  • The Origins of English Surnames

    Joslin Fiennes

    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... £14.99 Add to cart

  • The Princess Alice Disaster

    Joan Lock

    The collision of the Princess Alice pleasure steamer with the Tyne collier, Bywell Castle, in the Thames in September 1878 resulted in Britain’s worst-ever inland waterway accident. Almost 650 Princess... £8.99 Add to cart