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Mary Beard

Mary Beard on Ancient Rome: Britain's favourite classicist lifts the lid on the Roman Empire. A major new BBC TV series presented by the author s…

The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Gavin Stamp

The definitive account of the history and significance of a world landmark – reissued in time for the anniversary of the Somme.

Fashion on the Ration

Julie Summers

A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.

The Poet's Tale

Paul Strohm

How a single year turned Chaucer into a poet, and sparked the creation of The Canterbury Tales. Now available in paperback.

A Nation and not a Rabble

Diarmaid Ferriter

An arresting account of the Irish Revolutions and their legacy by a world leading Irish historian. Now available in paperback.

The Book of Spice

John O'Connell

A compendium of spices: the history and uses of the world's favourite flavours. Now available in paperback

The Time Travel Handbook

James Wyllie

An entertaining and informative travel 'guidebook' to some of the most important events in world history

The Monocled Mutineer

John Fairley

The best-selling book behind the BBC Drama The Monocled Mutineer, starring Paul McGann as the ringleader of the Étaples Mutiny, Percy Toplis, wit…

The Ancient World: Ideas in Profile

Jerry Toner

A sparkling introduction to the Ancient World that brings its peoples and cultures vividly to life.


David Dickson

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…

Belles and Whistles

Andrew Martin

The bestselling author of Underground, Overground recaptures the glamour of a lost age of rail travel and trains by travelling Britain's most fam…

How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx

Jerry Toner

An entertaining and amazingly informative guide to the realities of slavery in ancient Rome, with an introduction by Mary Beard

Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile

Paul Edmondson

A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson


Tom Buk-Swienty

The fast-paced history of the little-known war between Germany and Denmark which shaped a century, told for the first time – now a BBC drama

Adventures in Stationery

James Ward

From Bronze Age India to a Surrey Stationers via pencil wars and accidental inventions: a hilarious insight into the familiar yet unexpectedly bizarre…

War: What is it good for?

Ian Morris

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 Lion Wakes

David Kynaston

Authoritative and accessible up-to-date history of a banking giant

Mr Selden's Map of China

Timothy Brook

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 Dark Box

John Cornwell

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…

Armchair Nation

Joe Moran

The story of television and how it has changed our lives – from the moon landings to the X Factor.

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