History & Classics
Pinkoes and Traitors
A dramatic and revealing history of the BBC during some of its most turbulent and testing years – now fully revised
At last, something to really get your teeth into: an entertaining, informative and gruesome look at the world's greatest taboo.
Release Your Inner Roman by Marcus Sidonius Falx
After his acclaimed How to Manage your Slaves, Marcus Sidonius Falx returns with a guide to self-fulfilment the Roman way
Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.
O Sing unto the Lord
The biography of a quintessentially English tradition by one of its leading scholars and proponents
An extraordinary social history of Britain's rail networks and its people, that will appeal to railway enthusiasts, commuters and everyone else w…
Making a Point
The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a co…
The Book of Human Emotions
Tiffany Watt Smith
Now available in paperback: let Tiffany Watt Smith guide you through the history, politics, art, literature and philosophy of 156 emotions from around…
The essential analysis of the events leading up to October 1917 and beyond, by the world's foremost experts of Russian history
Life's Greatest Secret
This thrilling account shows how discovering DNA has fundamentally influenced the way we think of life and affected every aspect of our lives. Now ava…
A haunting photographic record of the Somme battlefield as it looks today
In the Bonesetter's Waiting Room
The first comprehensive history of medicine in India – now available in paperback
Crusade and Jihad
Malcolm Lambert's investigation of the medieval origins of crusade and jihad casts a clear light on their contemporary meanings in the West and M…
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
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
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
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
An arresting account of the Irish Revolutions and their legacy by a world leading Irish historian. Now available in paperback.
The Book of Spice
A compendium of spices: the history and uses of the world's favourite flavours. Now available in paperback
The Time Travel Handbook
An entertaining and informative travel 'guidebook' to some of the most important events in world history