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  • Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters

    Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters
    av Stuart Owen

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784423148

    Vespa and Lambretta remain the two most iconic motor scooter brands, even four decades after the latter's demise. But what made them such a European sensation in the postwar era? And why were they particularly popular in Britain in the 1950s and '60…

  • Walking Jane Austen's London

    Walking Jane Austen's London
    av Louise Allen

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812951

    From prize-winning historical novelist Louise Allen, this book presents eight walks through both the London Jane Austen knew and the London of her novels! Follow in Jane's footsteps to her publisher's doorstep and the Prince Regent's vanished palace…

  • Thames Mudlarking

    Thames Mudlarking
    av Jason Sandy

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784424329

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to mudlarking which tells the incredible, forgotten history of London through objects found on the foreshores of the River Thames.Often seen combing the shoreline of the River Thames at low tide, groups of arch…

  • The Arts and Crafts Garden

    The Arts and Crafts Garden
    av Sarah Rutherford

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812982

    The Arts and Crafts Movement espoused values of simplicity, craftsmanship and beauty quite counter to Victorian and Edwardian industrialism. Though most famous for its architecture, furniture and ornamental work, between the 1890s and the 1930s the…

  • Victorian Fashion

    Victorian Fashion
    av Jayne Shrimpton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747815082

    The sweeping crinolines, corsets, bustles, bonnets and parasols of Victorian Britain are indispensable to our period dramas, and their influences can still be seen within burlesque and steampunk fashions. This is no surprise, as nineteenth-century c…

  • Gertrude Jekyll

    Gertrude Jekyll
    av Twigs Way

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747810902

    Almost eighty years after her death, Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932) is still one of the most influential of all English garden designers. Best known for the superb use of colour schemes in her hallmark flower borders, she combined an early training in…

  • Austin-Healey

    Austin-Healey
    av Graham Robson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807698

    Born in 1952, the Austin-Healey 100 soon took the UK and US markets by storm. A beautiful, brutish car, it was what many sporting motorists had been waiting for, and at a relatively affordable price. Following the 100, was the 3000 - a car as succes…

  • Fashion in the 1940s

    Fashion in the 1940s
    av Jayne Shrimpton

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747813538

    This book reveals the impact of wartime and austerity on British fashion and tells the story of how a spirit of patriotism and make-do-and-mend unleashed a wave of new creativity among women who were starved of high fashion by shortages and rationin…

  • Edwardian Fashion

    Edwardian Fashion
    av Daniel Milford-Cottam

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747814047

    Fashion in the Edwardian period underwent some quite revolutionary changes. The delicately coloured, flower-and-lace-trimmed trailing gowns and elaborate hairstyles worn by tightly corseted fashionable ladies in the early years of Edward VII's reign…

  • Dolls' Houses

    Dolls' Houses
    av Halina Pasierbska

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805014

    The earliest known dolls' house was made in Bavaria in the mid-sixteenth century. Like most of those built in the following 250 years, it was designed not to be played with, but to be a perfect representation in miniature of a princely house, and to…

  • Fashion in the 1970s

    Fashion in the 1970s
    av Daniel Milford-Cottam

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784423049

    The 1970s was a decade of style contrasts: every extreme of fashion was met by an equally trendy opposite reaction. Ankle-length maxi skirts vied for attention with super-short hot-pants. Outfits in vibrant prints and obviously man-made fabrics cont…

  • Fashion in the 1960s

    Fashion in the 1960s
    av Daniel Milford-Cottam

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784424084

    Perhaps more so than any other decade, the sixties had the broadest impact on the twentieth-century Western world. Across society, culture and the arts, youth voices rose to prominence and had a significant influence on new trends. Mature polished e…

  • Fashion in the 1950s

    Fashion in the 1950s
    av Daniel Milford-Cottam

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812241

    More than a footnote to the Second World War, or a foreword to the youth-obsessed exhilaration of the Sixties, the Fifties was a thrilling decade devoted to newness and freshness. The British people, rebuilding their lives and wardrobes, demanded mo…

  • Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 to 1950

    Beauty and Cosmetics 1550 to 1950
    av Sarah Jane Downing

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808398

    The source of tremendous power and the focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life and culture. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyeb…

  • The Horse Book

    The Horse Book
    av Kathleen Walker-Meikle

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784422271

    Hardworking, swift, loyal and capable of great heroism, horses have been our constant companions for thousands of years. Using stunning illustrations, The Horse Book pairs famous historical figures with their faithful mounts including: Alexander the…

  • Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby

    Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby
    av LaLonnie Lehman

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812999

    The Great Gatsby is that rare classic that inescapably defines the age from which it sprang: the Roaring '20s, an era of economic boom, stylish excess and above all an explosion of new and exciting fashions. This book chronicles the sparkling specta…

  • The Cottage Garden

    The Cottage Garden
    av Twigs Way

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808183

    Hollyhocks and cabbages, roses and runner beans: the English cottage garden combined beauty and utility, pride and productivity. But what was the reality of the space immortalised in images of thatched cottages with floral borders and ducks on the p…

  • Viking Age Archaeology

    Viking Age Archaeology
    av Richard A. Hall

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747800637

    Viking raids, and the subsequent Scandinavian settlements in the ninth and tenth centuries, had a major effect on many parts of Britain and Ireland. These impacts can best be seen in a wide variety of archaeological discoveries, primarily from disti…

  • Botanic Gardens

    Botanic Gardens
    av Sarah Rutherford

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747814443

    Across the world hundreds of botanic gardens combine scientific research, conservation and beauty with public access, with Kew Gardens alone attracting around one million visitors a year. For centuries they have variously focused on cultivating medi…

  • Matchbox Toys

    Matchbox Toys
    av Nick Jones

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784420383

    Matchbox toys were ubiquitous items for children across the Western world. Originally labelled Christmas-cracker trash by retailers and shopkeepers, the small-scale 1-75 series soon began to see unprecedented worldwide sales in the 1950s. Smaller an…

  • Triumph Sports Cars

    Triumph Sports Cars
    av Graham Robson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784420413

    In the 1950s and 1960s, British sports car ruled the road, and their charge was led by Triumphs. From the TR2, its first modern sports car, Triumph went on to produce a host of classic sports designs such as the Spitfire, GT, and Stag, as well as mo…

  • Canals in Britain

    Canals in Britain
    av Tony Conder

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784420505

    In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river est…

  • Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce
    av James Taylor

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784422202

    Rolls-Royce is one of Britain's legendary car brands, representing the pinnacle of engineering quality and luxury like no other manufacturer. Since 1904, when Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce began their collaboration, the Rolls-Royce…

  • British Motorcycles of the 1960s and '70s

    British Motorcycles of the 1960s and '70s
    av Mick Walker

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747810575

    For the first half of the twentieth century, Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries all over the globe. However, by 1960 this once-great industry had fallen into what was to be a terminal…

  • Land Rover

    Land Rover
    av James Taylor

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807261

    In the aftermath of the Second World War, the long-established Rover company of Solihull was fighting to survive. It needed a vehicle that would give it an advantage over its rivals. Taking the American Willys Jeep as inspiration, Rover designers ca…

  • Classic Candy

    Classic Candy
    av Darlene Lacey

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812432

    Whether classics like Hershey's, Mars and M&Ms or trend-setters like PEZ and Atomic Fireballs, candy has a special place in the hearts and memories of most Americans, who to this day consume more than 600 billion pounds of it each year. In this colo…

  • First World War Britain

    First World War Britain
    av Professor Peter Doyle

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747810988

    The First World War profoundly changed British society. The armed forces' need for mass recruitment saw the workforce severely depleted, with women stepping up to shoulder the burden; but nobody could ignore the social upheaval or the strains put up…

  • Samplers

    Samplers
    av Joy Jarrett

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807063

    Samplers have a long history in Britain, dating from the sixteenth century. They were originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. But they later developed into a schoolgirls…

  • The Morris Minor

    The Morris Minor
    av Ray Newell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807629

    Well over half a century after it first appeared in 1948, the Morris Minor has become a much-loved classic car. It is as popular now as when in production. During the Second World War, when Alec Issigonis and his team began to design a prototype sma…

  • Early Eighteenth-Century Britain

    Early Eighteenth-Century Britain
    av Lorna Coventry

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808374

    The early eighteenth century saw British society move towards greater stability and sustainability following the centuries of turmoil that had climaxed in bloody civil-war and the drama and decadence of the Restoration. The inexorable rise of the mi…

  • Women in Aviation

    Women in Aviation
    av Julian Hale

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784423636

    Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart may be the most famous trailblazing women within the world of early aviation, but there were many others. From the Wright brothers' sister Katherine, who was awarded the Legion d'honneur, to Mary, Lady Heath, the first…

  • The British Dentist

    The British Dentist
    av Rachel Bairsto

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747811350

    Though the prospect may fill us with dread, most of us need dental treatment at some stage - and the reality is that better care has never been available, as this fully illustrated book shows. Early dentistry was amateurish and limited to barber-sur…

  • British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s

    British Family Cars of the 1950s and '60s
    av Anthony Pritchard

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807124

    With the end of the Second World War it was not long before increasing wealth, cheaper cars, and social pressures made a family car the aspiration of thousands. Ford, Hillman, Standard, Morris and Vauxhall became household names, and the streets of…

  • Traditions of Death and Burial

    Traditions of Death and Burial
    av Dr Helen Frisby

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784423773

    Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty for humanity throughout history, but it has also been the inspiration for a plethora of fascinating traditions. The covering of mirrors to prevent the departed spirit from seeing itself; the passing b…

  • London's Sewers

    London's Sewers
    av Paul Dobraszczyk

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747814313

    London's sewers could be called the city's forgotten underground: mostly unseen subterranean spaces that are of absolutely vital importance, the capital's sewers nonetheless rarely get the same degree of attention as the Tube. Paul Dobraszczyk here…

  • Mid-Victorian Britain

    Mid-Victorian Britain
    av Christine Garwood

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808305

    The middle years of Queen Victoria's reign saw huge social changes with the rise of the middle classes, the introduction of compulsory education and the growth of the labour movement. The Great Exhibition brought a taste of the exotic to the masses,…

  • The English Pleasure Garden

    The English Pleasure Garden
    av Sarah-Jane Downing

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806998

    During their heyday in the mid-eighteenth century the pleasure gardens were one of the hubs of polite society. Laid out with formal gardens and buildings for dining and amusement, the pleasure gardens were the scene of upper class exercise and enter…

  • Enamel Advertising Signs

    Enamel Advertising Signs
    av Andrew Morley

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805106

    Enamel signs emerged as the jewel in the crown of British advertising in the late Victorian era, commanding public attention for over half a century before technological, economic and social change combined to render them redundant. From the 1950s o…

  • Traditional Building Materials

    Traditional Building Materials
    av Matthew Slocombe

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808404

    Although steel and glass dominate modern cities, Britain boasts innumerable beautiful examples of more traditional construction methods. Many date from the period before easy nationwide transportation, when materials were usually grown or extracted…

  • Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments

    Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments
    av Sally Badham

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808107

    Churches contain much of the most interesting medieval sculpture in the country. Magnificent effigies, whether of cast copper-alloy or stone, never cease to provoke awe and wonder, conjuring up glamorous images of an age of chivalry. Yet in their in…

  • Buckles

    Buckles
    av Alan Meredith

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806912

    The humble buckle is an oft-taken for granted fastening, yet its usefulness and sturdiness has ensured that it has survived from ancient times through to the present day. The author provides a comprehensive typology of buckles, from the earliest des…

  • Ice Cream

    Ice Cream
    av Ivan Day

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747808138

    Ice cream has been served in Britain since the seventeenth century: it has graced the bowls of kings and the cones of the working man, and has been served plain, flavoured, moulded, sliced, squirted and scooped. It has made the fortunes of industria…

  • Turnpike Roads

    Turnpike Roads
    av Geoffrey N. Wright

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747801559

    Turnpike trusts formed an important part of English life for over 150 years, from about 1690 to 1840, during which time they made a significant contribution to economic development before and during the industrial revolution. Locally and privately f…

  • Walled Kitchen Gardens

    Walled Kitchen Gardens
    av Susan Campbell

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806578

    Walled kitchen gardens were found in the grounds of most large country houses in Britain and Ireland. They were designed to provide a continual supply of fruit, flowers and vegetables. With the aide of heated glasshouses, there would be out-of-seaso…

  • Three-Wheelers

    Three-Wheelers
    av Ken Hill

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747802822

    It is generally accepted that Karl Benz was the inventor of the motor-car in 1885 - what is less well known is that his car was a three-wheeler. In the motor-industry's early years, the threeand four-wheeled types were developed side by side, but th…

  • The 1940s Home

    The 1940s Home
    av Paul Evans

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807360

    The history of the British home in the 1940s is dominated by the Second World War. In the first five years of the decade homes were adapted to better survive the affects of bombing. The 1930s home became the wartime home with the addition of anti-bl…

  • British Sheep Breeds

    British Sheep Breeds
    av Susannah Robin Parkin

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747814481

    Sheep have been farmed in Britain for hundreds of years and more than thirty million sheep now inhabit these islands. The many breeds developed over this time have been carefully matched to their surroundings - from the hardy, seaweed-eating North R…

  • Lorries

    Lorries
    av Nick Baldwin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807551

    From lumbering house-shakers on solid tyres to smooth turbo-power in the 1970s, the lorry has come a very long way in a remarkably short time. In the early competition between steam, petrol and electricity, the internal combustion engine had more or…

  • Chicago's Bridges

    Chicago's Bridges
    av Nathan Holth

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747811039

    The Chicago River divides America's Second City into the North and South Sides, and the bridges that span it are famous for their number and beauty. With the first constructed in 1832, it was only twelve years later that a moveable bridge appeared,…

  • Jaguar

    Jaguar
    av Graham Robson

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812036

    Sir William Lyons enjoyed a seemingly unstoppable rise to fame and fortune in the motor industry, and the Jaguar brand that he introduced became world-famous. Yet it did not happen overnight. In the 1920s he was in Blackpool, styling motorcycle side…