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  • Victoria & Abdul (film tie-in)by Shrabani Basu

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the empire, and tells a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen. more...

  • Spy Princessby Shrabani Basu

    The History Press 2011; US$ 12.49

    This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan (the Tiger of Mysore), who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life, from her birth in Moscow - where her father was a Sufi preacher - to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only... more...

  • Cox's Fragmentaby Simon Murphy

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Erotic misdemeanours in an Irish bean-field, the recipe for a frog barometer fresh from the French court, a parrot convicted of heresy and burnt at the stake in Spain and a Dutch stage effect for ejecting a wig (by means of a spring) during Hamlet’s ghost scene are just some of the masterpieces of understated journalism collected by Francis Cox and... more...

  • Surviving Tenkoby Penny Starns

    The History Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    Using recently released material from the National Archives and Turner's own words, Starns re-analyses the Pacific conflict against a backdrop of one person's incredible fortitude and strength, and brings the story of a remarkable woman to life. more...

  • Blood on the Tracksby David Brandon; Alan Brooke

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    With their enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, Britain's railways, this book perfectly brings together the authors' interests in social history and the history of crime, both subjects on which they have a number of published titles to their credit, ensuring that the reader will find this title an enthralling read. more...

  • Blitz Diaryby Carol Harris

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    The historian Carol Harris has collected together a remarkable series of accounts from the war's darkest days, with heart-warming stories of survival, perseverance, solidarity and bravery, the preservation of which becomes increasingly important as the Blitz fades from living memory. War with Germany seemed increasingly likely throughout the 1930s.... more...

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?by David Hilliam

    The History Press 2010; US$ 12.49

    This entertaining book will ensure that you will never view your normal journey to work in the same way again. The names of the 300 or so London underground stations are part of the everyday landscape for the Londoners, who strap-hang their way across the capital. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins - yet these well-known names are linked... more...

  • The Little Book of the London Undergroundby David Long

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London. more...

  • Jane Austen: An Unrequited Loveby Andrew Norman

    The History Press 2010; US$ 12.49

    Jane Austen is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English literary canon. This book presents a fresh account of her life, and proposes that she and her sister Cassandra fell out over a young clergyman, who the author identifies. It also suggests that, along with the Addison's disease that killed her, Jane Austen suffered from TB. more...