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  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.45

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far... more...

  • Researching Life Stories and Family Historiesby Robert Lee Miller

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 58.00

    Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this concise guide covers the methods and issues involved. The author demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. more...

  • Hanns and Rudolfby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.55

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration... more...

  • The Jive Talkerby Samson Kambalu

    Random House 2008; US$ 24.54

    Samson Kambalu's father wore three-piece, London-made suits from the Sixties. He'd planned to be a doctor but settled for hospital administration and a peripatetic lifestyle with his ever expanding family in tow. He is 'the Jive Talker' of this extraordinary memoir - a man of thwarted ambition, boundless optimism and manic philosophising, he died... more...

  • Women's Names in Old Englishby Elisabeth Okasha

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    This book provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated by the grammatical gender of their name. While modern scholars have generally felt no difficulty is distinguishing male from female names,... more...

  • Surnames, DNA, and Family Historyby George Redmonds; Turi King; David Hey

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research. It focuses on British names, tracing their origins to different parts of the British Isles and Europe and revealing how names often remain concentrated in the districts where they... more...

  • Very British Family, Aby Laura Trevelyan

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 19.00

    It is a rule that no Trevelyan ever sucks up either to the press, or the chiefs, or the ?right people?. The world has given us money enough to enable us to do what we think is right. We thank it for that and ask no more of it, but to be allowed to serve it? G.M. Trevelyan The Trevelyans are unique in British social and political history: a family... more...

  • Tracing Scottish Ancestors (Collins Pocket Reference)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An accessible, user-friendly handbook for all amateur genealogists seeking their Scottish roots. more...

  • 2 Ennerdale Driveby Rosa Ainley

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    2 Ennerdale Drive is a memoir of a house and the family that lived there; a work of text and image encompassing architecture, social and personal history, town planning, photography and representation, carving a space within and between new forms of memoir, cultural studies and creative non-fiction. more...

  • Above the Starry Frameby Helen Townsend

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 20.90

    Helen Townsend is a well-known writer of quality commercial fiction, including Love Tangle , Turning Point and Curably Romantic , as well as the bestselling non-fiction title, Baby Boomers' Childhood Book . In Above the Starry Frame , she explores her heritage. more...