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  • The Maid's Taleby Tom Quinn; Rose Plummer

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    Praise for Lives of the Servants: ‘Reading this fascinating book is likely to unleash almost anyone’s Inner Bolshevik…!' Daily Mail ‘...a fascinating portrait of the drudgery and servility of a domestic's life.' The Age ‘...captures the subtleties of the English class system to an extraordinary degree.' Midstate Observer 'If the Brothers Grimm had... more...

  • The Cook's Taleby Tom Quinn; Nancy Jackman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    Nancy Jackman was born in 1907 in a remote Norfolk village. Her father was a ploughman, her mother a former servant who struggled to make ends meet in a cottage so small that access to the single upstairs room was via a ladder. The pace of life in that long-vanished world was dictated by the slow, heavy tread of the farm horse and though Nancy's... more...

  • Modernising the Labour Partyby Dr Tom Quinn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 145.00

    Few parties have undergone such comprehensive organizational change as the Labour Party since 1983. Labour's organization once institutionalised the political exchange between office-seeking politicians and the party's policy-seeking trade union paymasters. Using accessible rational choice models, Thomas Quinn explores how consecutive election defeats... more...

  • Life on the Old Farmby Tom Quinn

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 13.49

    Life on the Old Farm takes you back to a time, not so long ago, when country life in Britain followed a pattern that had remained largely unchanged for centuries. In this series of fascinating reminiscences, farmers from all over Britain reveal their knowledge - the last generation who know at first hand traditions dating back to Saxon times.Life... more...

  • Life on the Old Railwaysby Tom Quinn

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 13.49

    Take a step back into the world of steam railways, and discover the reality of life and work on Britain's railway system before the Beeching cuts and the introduction of diesel changed it forever. Tom Quinn has sought out a fascinating range of characters who recount their experiences of working on steam trains. From a shedmaster to a fireman, from... more...

  • World's Greatest Shooting Storiesby Tom Quinn

    Quiller 2010; US$ 31.99

    The World's Greatest Shooting Stories brings together for the first time all the most hilarious, extraordinary and bizarre tales from more than two hundred years of sporting shooting from around the world. Given the huge popularity of the sport there are stories of big game hunting in Africa and India during the 19th century; tales from the Wild West... more...

  • They Also Serveby Tom Quinn

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    During more than thirty years in a variety of houses, Bob Sharpe managed to rise from garden boy to valet and butler.As a boy he had to kill pheasant chicks, boil rabbits for the estate dogs, carry the wood up and down stairs every day for thirty fires and sleep on the floor outside his master's room. He cleaned shoes, ironed underwear and socks and... more...

  • Cocoa at Midnightby Tom Quinn

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    Kathleen Clifford was born in 1909. Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains. For a girl from the slums there was only really one option once school was over - a life in service. She started work on 1925 as a lowly kitchen maid in the London... more...

  • Railways' Strangest Journeysby Tom Quinn

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating collection of entertaining stories from as far afield as Europe, Indian and America revealing unusual railway journeys across the centuries, including ghost trains, vanishing passengers and trains fitted with homing pigeons instead of a communication cord! From eccentric lords, who transferred their carriages complete with horses and... more...

  • Fishing's Strangest Daysby Tom Quinn

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel containing no less... more...