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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Robert Adam

    Robert Adam
    av Richard Tames

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747806035

    The name of Robert Adam is today equated, as it was by his contemporaries, with taste, style and elegance. Since his death, the term 'Adamesque' has been used to describe not only ceilings, doorways and fireplaces but objects as various as the City…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…

  • The Victorian Cemetery

    The Victorian Cemetery
    av Sarah Rutherford

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807018

    Planned with the same passion as a landscape garden, filled with monuments that represented the start of the art of craftsmanship in stone, and equipped with expensively constructed and fashionably designed gatehouses and chapels of rest, the Victor…

  • Church Monuments

    Church Monuments
    av Brian Kemp

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780852637685

    A great number of monuments dating from the twelfth to the twentieth centuries can be seen in cathedrals and churches throughout England, and they make up a valuable part of the country's cultural heritage. Not only are they important as works of ar…

  • Victorian Country Life

    Victorian Country Life
    av Janet Sacks

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747811381

    During the reign of Queen Victoria, industrialisation changed every aspect of rural life. Industrial diversification led to a decline in agriculture and mass migration from country to town and city - in 1851 half the population lived in the countrys…

  • The Victorian Gardener

    The Victorian Gardener
    av Caroline Ikin

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747813279

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, gardening came to be considered a respectable profession, providing a means to an education, a good chance of advancement and decent working conditions. The hierarchy of the garden staff became just as regi…

  • Rood Screens

    Rood Screens
    av Richard Hayman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784422943

    The rood screen was the visual focus of the medieval parish church, dividing the nave from the chancel. Most were built of wood and were adorned with intricate carved decoration painted in bright colours, often with images of saints. Defaced and oft…

  • 1950s Childhood

    1950s Childhood
    av Janet Shepherd

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812357

    Children of the 1950s have much to look back on with fondness: Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy, and Dennis the Menace became part of the family for many, while for others the freedom of the riverbank or railway platform was a haven away from the watchfu…

  • Dolls' House Furniture

    Dolls' House Furniture
    av Halina Pasierbska

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747803829

  • Industrial Steam Locomotives

    Industrial Steam Locomotives
    av G. Hayes

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747803751

    The steam locomotives which served industry spent their working lives mainly behind the walls of factories, docks and shipyards, unseen by most people, and only in the colliery districts and in the iron-ore quarrying areas of the East Midlands were…

  • British Postcards of the First World War

    British Postcards of the First World War
    av Peter Doyle

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747807667

    Postcards sent by men on the front, and to them by their families, are among the most numerous, and most telling, surviving artefacts of the Great War. They tell us much about attitudes towards the war, and provide a great insight into men's lives,…

  • Spectacles, Monocles and Lorgnettes

    Spectacles, Monocles and Lorgnettes
    av D.C. Davidson

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805458

    Spectacles have been used since the thirteenth century, at first by the few people who needed to read, such as churchmen and clerks. This book traces the development and use of eyeglasses from the fourteenth century onwards. In the eighteenth centur…

  • Clerical Vestments

    Clerical Vestments
    av Sarah Bailey

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747812210

    The churches of Britain contain a remarkable heritage of exquisitely embroidered vestments, and cathedrals in particular hold some of the most beautiful textiles ever produced in Europe. The history of these priestly garments and how their use devel…

  • Number plates

    Number plates
    av Dave Moss

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805663

    This title contains Ancient history: the prologue; The golden age of motoring; The post-war years: changing times, change, and change again: the arrival of computers; Modern times: a fresh start; Collectors' gold; Islands and Ireland; Curiosities an…

  • Almshouses

    av Anna Hallett

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747805830

    Almshouses - shelter offered by religious institutions to needy elderly people - come in a variety of architectural styles and often have interesting features, including coats of arms, clock-towers and sundials, many have chapels and gardens.

  • Veteran Motor Cars

    Veteran Motor Cars
    av Steve Lanham

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784424206

    This colourful introduction to the first decades of the motor car covers its earliest iterations, when the automobile represented the very peak of technological innovation. It is packed with fascinating facts about the experimental origins of the mo…

  • British Campaign Medals 1851-1914

    British Campaign Medals 1851-1914
    av Peter Duckers

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747804659

    This book outlines the medals issued to British soldiers and sailors for military service across the globe. At a time of imperial expansion, British forces were almost constantly in action - against major powers (like Russia in 1854), in wars of con…

  • Sailing Barges

    Sailing Barges
    av Martin Hazell

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780747804925

    Although the European sailing cargo boat is now a thing of the past, in 1900 the majority of British shipping was still under sail. Vessels such as the River Thames Spritsail sailing barge, still to be seen sailing under charter for sail training an…