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  • A Thief in the Nightby Stephen Wade

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    London ,1885: A group of seven amateur criminologists based at the Septimus Club in Piccadilly set out to investigate a series of mysterious crimes committed in the capital.The group – a professor, a Lord, an ex-jockey, an actress, a talented rogue, a Scotland Yard detective and a society lady become embroiled in the murder of an artist, plots hatched... more...

  • Famous Prisoners of Wormwood Scrubsby Stephen Wade

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    Wormwood Scrubs is Britain’s most ‘media-soaked’ prison. Its celebrity inmates have provided the tabloids with many good stories, from Rolling Stone Keith Richards - banged up for drugs offences - to notorious spy George Blake, whose escape enthralled the country. It has entertained the Master of the Queen’s music, Sir Michael Tippett,... more...

  • The Girl Who Lived on Airby Stephen Wade

    Seren 2014; US$ 12.49

    For two years Sarah Jacob was the Welsh Fasting Girl who 'lived on air'. Did she really take neither food or drink in that time? Although Sarah lived in remote rural Carmarthenshire in the 1860s she became a national sensation through the newspapers - people from all over Britain traveled to see this miraculous young girl, leaving gifts of money… Was... more...

  • A Victorian Somebodyby Stephen Wade

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 8.99

    In the 1880s, George Grossmith was the dazzling comic star of Gilbert and Sullivan’s immensely popular Savoy operas. London theatregoers waited excitedly for the next production, knowing that George would be cast in the lead role of the ‘patter man’. He was also many other things in his life, including Bow Street court reporter, piano... more...

  • Grimsby in the Great Warby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 11.97

    Grimsby in the Great War is a detailed account of how the experience of war impacted on the seaside town of Grimsby from the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, to the long-awaited peace of 1918. Grimsby and Cleethorpes were among the most vulnerable and exposed British towns in August 1914 when the Great War broke out. Situated on the North Sea, and... more...

  • Gladsongs and Gatheringsby Stephen Wade

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 22.99

    With the 'Liverpool Scene', poetry registered nationally as a popular art form arguably for the first time. Since then, poetry appears to have contracted once more to its metropolitan, literary heartland. So what happened to the 'Mersey sound'? Gladsongs and Gatherings examines this question through the ideas and reflections of poets and poetry readers.... more...

  • Going to Extremesby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 22.07

    Harry de Windt (1856–1933) was a man who, by any standards, was a personality, a marked presence in the world of Victorian and Edwardian literature and social life. He was a member of the literary circle around Oscar Wilde and his friend and lover, Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas); he was active in the world of the turf; and he travelled –... more...

  • Harrogate and Ripon in the Great Warby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.78

    Harrogate and Ripon, just a few miles apart in one of the most beautiful localities in Yorkshire, have rarely had their contributions to the Great War told all together, in one volume. Stephen Wade has written an account of their importance, from the Ripon camps, where thousands of infantrymen for Kitchener’s new Pals’ Battalions were... more...

  • Leeds in the Great Warby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.36

    In 1914, when the call came for Kitchener's new army to be recruited, Leeds was at the heart of the West Riding conurbation, where many men joined the Pals' Battalions. However, the city was to participate in the war effort in so many other ways. It was a textile town, with a long history of tailoring and clothing manufacture, and kept the troops... more...

  • Tales from the Big House: Normanby Hallby Stephen Wade

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.78

    Tales from the Big House: Normanby Hall tells the story of a place known perhaps today mainly as the home where Samantha Cameron grew up, but historically it has been the seat of the Sheffield family, whose most famous member was arguably the Duke of Buckingham in the seventeenth century. As with most country houses, the Hall was used as a military... more...