Social & cultural history

    England's Lost Lake: The Story of Whittlesea Mere

    By Paul Middleton

    Paperback £8.50

    Whittlesea Mere – one of the wonders of Huntingdonshire! The historic county of Huntingdonshire has much to recommend it, and one of its lost treasures is brought back to life in this welcome updated and substantially expanded edition of a study first published in 1987. The Mere was the largest...

    From Morality to Mayhem

    By Julian Lovelock

    Paperback £20.00

    An engaging literary examination of the school story, exploring the development and social significance of the genre from Tom Brown to Harry Potter.

    RCP 9: Simples and Rarities Suitable and Honourable to the C

    By Anonymous

    Paperback £9.66

    The Royal College of Physicians celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2018, and to observe this landmark is publishing this series of ten books. Each of the books focuses on fifty themed elements that have contributed to making the RCP what it is today, together adding up to 500 reflections on...

    Cambridge Library Collection - Education

    By Maria Grey

    Paperback £23.69

    In this 1889 work, the educationalist and feminist Maria Grey looks back, offering to the young 'the results of her life's thought and experience', and endeavouring to help late-Victorian school-leavers answer the questions 'Where are we going? What was the object of all this school work?'

    West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

    By Jim DeFelice

    Hardback £14.46

    In the spring of 1860 on the eve of a civil war that threatened to tear the country apart, two Americans conceived of an audacious plan for linking the nation's two coasts, thereby joining its present with its future. This book traces the development of the Pony Express and follows...

    Dark City. The Real Los Angeles Noir

    By Jim Heimann

    Hardback £47.46

    What's Wrong in Tinseltown? The dark side of Los Angeles, 1920-1960 In the years following World War I, Los Angeles was a city awakening to its darker side, transforming itself from a backwater town to a gleaming metropolis and city of the future. But along the way a tarnished patina...

    Physicians and their Images

    By Anonymous

    Paperback £9.66

    The eighth book in the 500 Reflections on the RCP series, looking at the beautiful art owned and curated by the Royal College of Physicians.

    Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

    By Roger Scruton

    Hardback £12.65

    Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together. To what are our duties owed and why? How do we respond to...

    Frost Fairs to Funfairs: A History of the English Fair

    By Nick Corble

    Paperback £11.45

    This lavishly illustrated volume evokes all the excitement and fervour of the fair coming to town while at the same time demonstrating how the fair is not only an integral part of English culture.

    Quest for a Suitable Past

    Hardback £29.66

    The present volume brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking in east Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day.

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