A dramatic and revealing history of the BBC during some of its most turbulent and testing years – now fully revised
How a single year turned Chaucer into a poet, and sparked the creation of The Canterbury Tales. Now available in paperback.
Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.
A heady blend of brewery battles and family drama that refreshes the parts other business stories cannot reach
From Bronze Age India to a Surrey Stationers via pencil wars and accidental inventions: a hilarious insight into the familiar yet unexpectedly bizarre…
The bestselling author of Underground, Overground recaptures the glamour of a lost age of rail travel and trains by travelling Britain's most fam…
The Rosetta Stone has been in the British Museum for 200 years and is the single most visited object in the entire collection. A pharaoh's forgot…
An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, with an introduction by Mary Beard
How Dublin grew from Viking settlement to capital city of Ireland: a one-of-its kind comprehensive history of one of the most popular cities in the wo…
A bold and controversial rethinking of the role of war in human history and how it will shape our future, sure to provoke debate, from the bestselling…
The sacred and profane history of confession in the Catholic Church, with a shocking new exposé of its role in the child abuse scandals of the tw…
Based on a 15-part BBC Radio 4 series: What has held the United Kingdom together – and what is driving it apart? Includes analysis of the 2014 Scottis…
A field guide to the private life of the family home in the twentieth century: a social, cultural and personal history.
William Viscount Weir
The classic account of an international engineering industry leader's development, from the Victorian era to the present day.
The afterlife of the classical gods: how they travelled the world, shaped our history and culture, and turned up in the strangest places, from Chinese…
The definitive history of the political, cultural, military and personal forces which shaped Europe's path to the Great War – now in paperback.
An ideal bedside companion to anyone who wakes up wanting to understand their dreams
Forensic history at its best: an ancient map reveals the origins of world trade, and surprising twists in China's history. Now available in paper…
The story of television and how it has changed our lives – from the moon landings to the X Factor.
Tim Parks proves a delightful guide to both the Florentine Renaissance and the family history of one of Europe's greatest dynasties. In Medici Mo…