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  • Common Peopleby Alison Light

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    'A remarkable achievement ...should become a classic .' - Margaret Drabble ' Beautifully written and exhaustively researched, Alison Light makes her family speak for England .' Jerry White, author of London in the Eighteenth Century Family history is a massive phenomenon of our times but what are we after when we go in search of our... more...

  • Easter Widowsby Sinead McCoole

    Transworld 2014; US$ 32.37

    One week in May 1916, seven Irish women became widows. When they had married their husbands they had embarked on very different lives. They married men of the establishment; one married a lecturer, two others married soldiers, another a civil servant. These women all knew each other and their lives became intertwined. For the seven women whose... more...

  • Waterlooby Paul O'Keeffe

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.20

    This was the scene after midnight, 19 June 1815: On the battlefield more than 50,000 men and 7,000 horses lay dead and wounded; the wreckage of a once proud French Grande Armée was struggling in abject disorder to the Belgian frontier pursued by murderous Prussian lancers; caked in dust and sweat, the Duke of Wellington began writing... more...

  • Abducting a Generalby Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. more...

  • Abducting a Generalby Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 28.65

    A daring behind-enemy-lines mission from the author of A Time of Gifts and The Broken Road, who was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. more...

  • Fashion in the 1940sby Jayne Shrimpton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It also shows how world war shifted the centre... more...

  • Ghostsby Roger Clarke

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    "Is there anybody out there?" No matter how rationally we order our lives, few of us are completely immune to the suggestion of the uncanny and the fear of the dark. What explains sightings of ghosts? Why do they fascinate us? What exactly do those who have been haunted see? What did they believe? And what proof is there? Taking us through the... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan... more...

  • Prefab Homesby Elisabeth Blanchet

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating... more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...