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  • Titanic, A Very Peculiar Historyby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    It boasted libraries, palm trees, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower… No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! Marking the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 1912, 'Titanic, A Very Peculiar History' delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers... more...

  • Irelandby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted... more...

  • The Tudorsby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    The Tudors were an odd bunch, even weirder than their subjects, perhaps. When they weren't beheading wives and enemies they were threatening to, or going around earning themselves nicknames like 'Bloody Mary' and 'The 9 Day Queen'. 'The Tudors: A Very Peculiar History; tells the story of the Tudor monarchs, their castles, their... more...

  • Egyptian Mummiesby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    You can't take it with you - or can you? Discover the grisly process of mummification, from embalming and stuffing the corpse to preparing a home for eternity. This title explores the quirky side of a journey to the afterlife, looking at the myth and the science surrounding Ancient Egyptian burial practices, and the lives of the Gods that inspired... more...

  • Londonby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks... more...

  • World War Oneby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    With the centenary of the outbreak of the The Great War coming in 2014, 'World War One, A Very Peculiar History' commemorates the events of the time by looking at some of the incredible lengths, no matter how risky or bizarre, people went to to defend their country. From Front pigs to hairy beasts, author Jim Pipe looks at the nicknames coined... more...

  • Cricketby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 18.99

    In 'Cricket, A Very Peculiar History' Jim Pipe uniquely explores one of the second biggest spectator sport on the planet. From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics,... more...

  • World War Two, A Very Peculiar Historyby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    World War Two, A Very Peculiar History' explores the most destructive event of the twentieth century, a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. Jim Pipe introduces the nations, as well as individuals, that participated and the politics that drove them, alongside the Peculiar History-style fascinating trivia and quirky facts. In... more...

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