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  • Life in a 17th Century Coffee Shopby David Brandon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Looks at what it was really like in the first cafes, as coffee drinking became more popular. This book also deals with such questions as: what else did the shops sell? How did coffee shop life influence politics, the media and everyday life? We have all seen the hilarious depiction of Mrs Miggins' coffee shop in 'Blackadder', but what was it really... more...

  • Military, Naval and Civil Airships Since 1783by Daniel George Ridley-Kitts MBE

    The History Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    This book traces the development of the airship, relating the struggles of the early pioneers, from the Montgolfier brothers, and the parallel of the hydrogen balloon. Throughout the nineteenth century, 'Aeronauts' learnt the skill of aerial navigation, making lost distance flights in an unfamiliar element. Attempts were made to control the direction... more...

  • Life in a Caveby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    What was it like to be a caveman? What sort of house would you live in? What sort of clothes would you wear? Paul Jordan takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in prehistoric times, what kind of animals we would have shared the land with, and what our daily life would involve. How would you have managed in this strange and difficult... more...

  • Life in a Tudor Palaceby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them. more...

  • To Kill Rasputinby Andrew Cook

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    The murder of Rasputin on the night of 16-17 December 1916 has always seemed extraordinary: first he was poisoned, then shot and finally drowned in a frozen river by Russian aristocrats fearful of his influence on Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Or was he? Dramatic new evidence from previously unpublished documents, diaries, forensic reports... more...

  • The Great Stink of Londonby Stephen Halliday

    The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    In the sweltering summer of 1858 the stink of sewage from the polluted Thames was so offensive that it drove Members of Parliament from the chamber of the House of Commons. Sewage generated by a population of over two million Londoners was pouring into the river and was being carried to and fro by the tides. The Times called the crisis "The Great... more...

  • Jersey Legendsby Erren Michaels

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    With fairies and dragons, witches and werewolves, the picturesque island of Jersey boasts legends as varied and powerful as any within the British Isles. From its golden beaches to its treacherous cliffs, Jersey is alive with mysterious stories as strange and fascinating as the beings which inhabit them. This unique anthology contains the most famous... more...

  • Fermanagh Folk Talesby Doreen McBride

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    Fermanagh's culture, heritage, characters and stories sets it apart from other places. Every mountain, tree, lake, stream, rock, stone and character tells a tale. There are the stories about 'educated' ancient Irish pigs who understood three languages (Irish, Latin and English) and monsters that lurk under the surface of Lower Lough Erne, there are... more...

  • Edward Jennerby Rob Boddice

    The History Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Edward Jenner is a giant of modern medicine. Throughout history, smallpox had plagued humanity with disfigurement, blindness, and death. It was an incurable blight, the suffering of which Jenner helped bring to an end. Surmising from the immunity of milkmaids that cowpox might be some defence against the ravages of smallpox, in 1793 he took some of... more...

  • Tudor Talesby Dave Tonge

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    People long ago were no different to us: they laughed at the same things we do today, a fact that can be seen in Tudor folk tales. These were the stories that were told in alehouses and market places in days gone by and later collected in 'chapbooks', the cheap print of the period. This is not a book about Kings and Queens, but rather the 'common sort',... more...