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  • Britain's Band of Brothers

    Britain's Band of Brothers

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752489902

    They were Britain's Second World War `Band of Brothers', a secret army of fifty handpicked, cross-Channel raiders who carried the fight to the enemy shore long before D-Day. Created after the fall of Dunkirk, they commandeered a Brixham fishing boat…

  • Ring of Spies

    Ring of Spies
    av Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750994705

    In 1935-37 America passed several Neutrality Acts, vowing never again to take sides in a European conflict. In 1938 public attitudes changed, with the American people beginning to favour Britain and turn against Germany - but what caused this shift…

  • Anglo-Saxon Crafts

    Anglo-Saxon Crafts
    av Kevin Leahy

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752429045

    The art and craftmanship of the Anglo-Saxons has been much admired, but this is the first book to look closely at the background to the skilful work and the techniques involved in its creation.The author covers the way in which the objects were made…

  • Queen Victoria's Children

    Queen Victoria's Children
    av John van der Kiste

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752454726

    Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort had nine children who despite their very different characters, remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by…

  • Killing Time

    Killing Time
    av Nicholas J Saunders

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752456027

    The Great War of 1914-1918 now stands at the furthest edge of living memory. And yet, hardly a month passes without some dramatic and sometimes tragic discovery being made along the old killing fields of the Western Front. Graves of British soldiers…

  • Quantum of Silliness

    Quantum of Silliness
    av Robbie Sims

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750994040

    Who gives the hammiest performance in a Bond film?What is the series' most cringeworthy moment?What quips would Sir Roger Moore come out with if he starred in Licence to Kill?These are the sort of questions you never knew you needed answering.It's B…

  • Scottish Genealogy (Fourth Edition)

    Scottish Genealogy (Fourth Edition)
    av Bruce Durie

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750984225

    THIS fully revised and updated fourth edition of Scottish Genealogy is a comprehensive guide to tracing your family history in Scotland. Written by one of the most authoritative figures on the subject, the work is based on established genealogical p…

  • The Last Cambridge Spy

    The Last Cambridge Spy
    av Chris Smith

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750981477

    JOHN CAIRNCROSS was among the most damaging spies of the twentieth century. A member of the infamous Cambridge Ring of Five, he leaked highly sensitive documents from Bletchley Park, MI6 and the Treasury to the Soviet Union - including the first ato…

  • Dark City

    Dark City
    av Simon Read

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750989855

    The blackout went into effect three days before the declaration of war and transformed nocturnal London into a criminal's paradise. As the city pulled together in the face of terrible adversity, the bomb-ravaged streets became the stalking grounds f…

  • Guide to the Crew of Titanic

    Guide to the Crew of Titanic
    av Gunter Babler

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750992336

    Much has been written about Titanic, the British passenger liner that sank on her maiden voyage after a collision with an iceberg in 1912; however, until now little mention has been made about the intricate world of the ship's complement, which comp…

  • 'Buster' Crabb

    'Buster' Crabb
    av Don Hale

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993784

    LIONEL 'BUSTER' CRABB was a drinker, a gambler, a womaniser and a lover of fast cars and gadgets. On top of all that, he was a spy, an acquaintance of Ian Fleming and the inspiration for James Bond. A British naval frogman and bomb disposal expert,…

  • The Titanic Expeditions

    The Titanic Expeditions
    av Eugene Nesmeyanov

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750985482

    The remains of the world's most famous passenger liner, RMS Titanic, were discovered off the coast of Newfoundland in 1985, seventy-three years after it sank; since then there have been numerous deep-water expeditions to the wreck site. Yet, not muc…

  • Lindell's List

    Lindell's List
    av Peter Hore

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750992121

    BRITISH-BORN MARY LINDELL, Comtesse de Milleville, was one of the most colourful and courageous agents of the Second World War, yet her story has almost been forgotten. Evoking the spirit of Edith Cavell, she led an escape line for patriotic Frenchm…

  • Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland

    Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland
    av Lisa Schneidau

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750981217

    The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants that shape our landscapes and our lives through the…

  • The Auschwitz Kommandant

    The Auschwitz Kommandant
    av Barbara U Cherish

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752457550

    Barbara Cherish's upbringing in Nazi-occupied Poland was one of relative wealth and comfort. But her father's senior position in the Nazi Party meant that she and her brothers and sisters lived on a knife edge. In 1943 he became commandant of perhap…

  • The Auschwitz Kommandant

    The Auschwitz Kommandant
    av Barbara U Cherish

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752449005

    Barbara Cherish's upbringing in Nazi-occupied Poland was one of relative wealth and comfort. But her father's senior position in the Nazi Party meant that she and her brothers and sisters lived on a knife edge. In 1943 he became commandant of perhap…

  • It Runs in the Family

    It Runs in the Family
    av Ruth A Symes

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752497020

    In the quest to uncover our family history, we turn to written records, the family album and even heirlooms. However, they can often be difficult to interpret and sometimes pose more questions than they answer:Why didn't my ancestors smile for the c…

  • Rhodes Besieged

    Rhodes Besieged
    av Kelly Devries

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752461786

    In 1480 the Ottoman Turkish army and artillery that had defeated the Byzantine Empire arrived on Rhodes to attack the walled headquarters of the Crusading military order, the Knights Hospitaller. After a siege of three months during which time the T…

  • Over Land and Sea

    Over Land and Sea
    av Alexandra Churchill

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750960212

    Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1914, but had already experienced a whirlwind of highs and lows in the game. However, football - the ebb and flow of Saturday afternoon fortunes on the terraces…

  • The Complete Dambusters

    The Complete Dambusters
    av Charles Foster

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750988087

    On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster aircraft from the RAF's 617 Squadron set off to attack the great dams in the industrial heart of Germany. Flying at a height of 60ft, they dropped a series of bombs which bounced across the water and destroyed two…

  • Steel and Ice

    Steel and Ice
    av Lawrence Paterson

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750963633

    The U-boat war against Russia was as fierce and unrelenting as the land war that raged along the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. From Wolf Pack attacks on Russian convoy traffic and military vessels to close-quarter combat undertaken by small U…

  • The Unseen Aquitania

    The Unseen Aquitania
    av J. Kent Layton

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750967358

    RMS Aquitania was in service for decades, and was very much beloved. The third in Cunard Line's `grand trio' of express liners, running mate of the lost Lusitania and the legendary Mauretania (1907), Aquitania was the last surviving four-funnelled o…

  • The Guide to Mysterious Skye and Lochalsh

    The Guide to Mysterious Skye and Lochalsh
    av Geoff Holder

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752449890

    From the dark corries of the mighty Cuillin Hills to the dramatic caves and cliffs of its stunning coastline, the beautiful Isle of Skye is alive with tales of ghosts, fairies, clan battles, Celtic mythology and witchcraft, and they are all collecte…

  • The Pottery Gardener

    The Pottery Gardener
    av Arthur Parkinson

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750985574

    The Emma Bridgewater factory is a thriving visitor attraction and a mecca for lovers of its iconic pottery; but tucked within is a walled garden bursting with nectar-rich, jazzy-toned flowers and hen houses of rare-breed chickens. In this beautiful…

  • Radio Caroline

    Radio Caroline
    av Ray Clark

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750992534

    In March 1964, a ship with a towering 168ft-high steel transmitting mast anchored just beyond British territorial waters, started to broadcast . . . And a legend was born.RADIO CAROLINE was the world's most famous pirate radio station in the 1960s,…

  • Murray's Cabaret Club

    Murray's Cabaret Club
    av Benjamin Levy

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750991322

    Today, 16-18 Beak Street is a burger bar, but don't let the muddy grey of the whitewashed oak walls deceive you. This building was once filled with dancing showgirls in glitzy costumes, performing to over 100 people a night. For this corner of Soho…

  • The Buried Spitfires of Burma

    The Buried Spitfires of Burma
    av Andy Brockman

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993852

    Rumours of buried Spitfires from the Second World War have spread around the world for seventy-five years. In April 2012, the press reported that the UK had negotiated an agreement with Myanmar for the recovery of twenty crated Spitfires, reportedly…

  • Tudor Women

    Tudor Women
    av Alison Plowden

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750928809

    The Tudor era belongs to its women. No other period of English History has produced so many notable and interesting women, and into other period have they so powerfully influenced the course of political events. Mary Tudor, Elizabeth 1 and, at momen…

  • Raising an Eyebrow

    Raising an Eyebrow
    av Gareth Owen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750993272

    HAVING taken on the role of Roger Moore's executive assistant in 2002, Gareth Owen became the right-hand man to an icon, as well as his co-author, onstage co-star and confidant. Gareth was faithfully at Roger's side for fifteen years until his passi…

  • The Granite Men

    The Granite Men
    av Jim Fiddes

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750990011

    Granite is the most unyielding of building materials.The great granite quarries of the North East are silent now, as are virtually all of the 100 granite yards that existed in Aberdeen around the year 1900. Yet in its time, the granite industry of n…

  • The Gods of the Celts

    The Gods of the Celts
    av Miranda Green

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750934794

    This is a fascinating book about the Celts and their religion, which covers all aspects of the gods, ritual customs, cult-objects and sacred places of the ancient Celtic peoples.

  • Testing Tornado

    Testing Tornado
    av J. David Eagles

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750968416

    It was early Cold War days when 17-year-old David Eagles applied to the Fleet Air Arm hoping to be a fighter pilot for his national service. He little imagined the career that would follow.After flying training with the US Navy and Australian Fleet…

  • Red for Danger

    Red for Danger
    av L T C Rolt

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752451060

    Railway disasters are almost always the result of human fallibility - a single mistake by an engine-driver, guard or signalman, or some lack of communication between them - and it is in the short distance between the trivial error and its terrible c…

  • Scottish Folk Tales for Children

    Scottish Folk Tales for Children
    av Judy Paterson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750968447

    A giant sea monster ... trees that can dance ... a water-horse ... a girl so clever she outwits a giant ... Welcome to the world of the Scottish folk tale - a world of talking animals, mischief-making witches, giants, trolls, bold girls, reckless bo…

  • All the Countries We've Ever Invaded

    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
    av Stuart Laycock

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750952125

    Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we've invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with…

  • All the Countries We've Ever Invaded

    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
    av Stuart Laycock

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752479699

    Out of 193 countries that are currently UN member states, we've invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171. That's not far off a massive, jaw-dropping 90 per cent. Not too many Britons know that we invaded Iran in the Second World War with…

  • QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

    QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration
    av Chris Frame

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750970280

    FIFTY years ago the last British-built transatlantic liner was launched. Christened by HM the Queen on 20 September 1967, the 963ft-long vessel was named Queen Elizabeth 2. By the end of that same day, she was already known by her famous nickname: Q…

  • Titanic Unseen

    Titanic Unseen
    av Senan Molony

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750967174

    Titanic was meant to be another success in a litany of past glories for the White Star Line. Her fate was an unexpected shock and global tragedy, ensuring her immortality in the minds of millions even 100 years later. But her untimely demise often o…

  • Brunel's Kingdom

    Brunel's Kingdom
    av John Christopher

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750963060

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the world as we know it. He was responsible for building the Great Western Railway main line, introducing regular steamship travel across the Atlantic, building the first tunnel under a major river, and constructing d…

  • Exploring Midsomer

    Exploring Midsomer
    av Chris Behan

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752462233

    Since it was first broadcast on British television in 1997, Midsomer Murders has become one of the most-beloved detective dramas on television, instantly recognisable for its attractive backdrop at the heart of rural England. The real towns and vill…

  • The Worst Street in London

    The Worst Street in London
    av Fiona Rule

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750989848

    AMID the bustling streets of Spitalfields, East London, there is a piece of real estate with a bloody history. This was once Dorset Street: the haunt of thieves, murderers and prostitutes; the sanctuary of persecuted people; the last resort for thos…

  • Islam and the West

    Islam and the West
    av Christopher J Walker

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750994149

    We have rapidly grown used to the idea, particularly since the declaration of a worldwide war on terrorism, that between Islam and the West there exists a deep historical and ideological gulf. Christopher J. Walker turns such accepted views on their…

  • Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS

    Alfred the Great: pocket GIANTS
    av Barbara Yorke

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750961479

    `Alfred is one of the most remarkable rulers of any time or place. This clear, readable and insightful book shows why.' Michael WoodWhy is Alfred the Great? A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identi…

  • Britain's Lost Lines

    Britain's Lost Lines
    av Anthony Poulton-Smith

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750960557

    In 1963 the infamous Beeching Report saw the closure of more than 2,500 railway stations and the lifting of 5,000 miles of track. This released a large amount of land that has since been put to an amazing array of uses. The gentle gradients that wer…

  • The Heritage Obsession

    The Heritage Obsession
    av Ben Cowell

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752440965

    Ben Cowell traces the rise of heritage consciousness over the last 300 years, from its origins in the writings of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century antiquarians to the founding of the first heritage organizations in the nineteenth century and…

  • Secret Spitfires

    Secret Spitfires
    av Howman

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750991995

    September 1940: In the midst of the Second World War, the Luftwaffe unleashed a series of devastating raids on Southampton, all but destroying its spitfire factories. But production didn't stop. Instead, manufacturing of this iconic fighter moved un…

  • King John

    King John
    av Ralph V Turner

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752448503

    King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad,' and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legen…

  • Fulham Football Club 1879-1979

    Fulham Football Club 1879-1979
    av Roger White

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752444505

    Fulham FC is the oldest professional club in London and an established Premiership side. This book offers a look at the club's history until 1970, including the time they played in the First Division, and players such as England captain Johnny Hayne…

  • Travelling Art

    Travelling Art
    av Gordon Thorburn

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752455020

    The hey-day of the British gypsy caravan was short, only about 70 years, during which period it grew from a simple utility vehicle, blossomed and flourished as a mobile work of art, then disappeared from common sight. These caravans were masterpiece…

  • Project Emily: Thor IRBM and the RAF

    Project Emily: Thor IRBM and the RAF
    av John Boyes

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752446110

    A history of the 4-year period from 1959 to 1963 when RAF bomber command operated 60 Thor Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles as part of the UK nuclear deterrent force, and how and why it was dismantled. It is well illustrated with aerial photogra…

  • Haunted Dartmoor

    Haunted Dartmoor
    av Kevin Hynes

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780752463384

    The wild sweep of Dartmoor is home to countless ghosts, spirits and ghouls as well as the hundreds of inhabitants of the towns and villages dotted across this ancient, windswept moorland.Containing a chilling range of spooky tales, from ghostly sigh…

  • The Crimean War

    The Crimean War
    av Hugh Small

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780750985871

    The Crimean War was the most destructive conflict of Queen Victoria's reign, the outcome of which was indecisive; most historians regard it as an irrelevant and unnecessary conflict despite its fame for Florence Nightingale and the Charge of the Lig…