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Humphry Repton

by Laura Mayer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

Humphry Repton (1752Â?1818) ambitiously styled himself Capability Brown's successor: the century's next great improver of landed property. With his rare combinations of skills Â? he was a talented topographical...


by Graham Robson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

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...

A Century of Hairstyles

by Pamela Church Gibson Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Nothing defines a person like their hairstyle Â? and what a century it has been for hair! Bangs, bobs, buns, beehives and bouffants have vied with pixie cuts, pin curls, perms and pageboys for ascendancy in...

Classic Candy

by Darlene Lacey Bloomsbury Publishing (May 10, 2013)

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...

Museums in Britain

by Christine Garwood Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

Museums are at the heart of the nation's cultural life, bastions of Britishness in almost every major city and town. Together they detail myriad aspects of our heritage: from lawnmowers to cuckoo clocks, pencils...

Ancient Woodland

by Ian Rotherham Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2013)

Though most of us will have enjoyed strolling through beautiful British woodlands, we might not be aware of the ancient Â? and often complex Â? origins of our surroundings. From medieval times, woodlands were...

Animals in the First World War

by Neil R. Storey Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

The burden of the Great War was not shouldered by soldiers alone: the tasks, the camaraderie, the day-to-day life and the devastation were all shared with the animals that accompanied the forces abroad. The...


by Fiona Grant Bloomsbury Publishing (July 10, 2013)

Since the early seventeenth century, when the cultivation of exotic plants and fruit became fashionable in northern Europe, glasshouses have offered an artificial climate in which they could flourish. At first...


by Jon Mountfort Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, arrived in toyshops in 1957. The first-ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamour of...

Bridal Fashion 1900Â?1950

by Kathleen York Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2013)

From homespun to haute couture, the dresses worn by American brides in the first half of the twentieth century had myriad influences. In Bridal Fashion 1900Â?1950, living-history expert Kathleen York takes...

What Tommy Took to War

by Peter Doyle & Chris Foster Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

On the centenary of the Great War comes this poignant look at fifty objects never far from Tommy's side Â? official uniform, good-luck charms, phrasebooks, a sweetheart's letter, some unexpected and others...

LondonÂ?s Royal Parks

by Paul Rabbitts Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2014)

London's royal parks are amongst its most beautiful and beloved spaces: just as much as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station, the mere mention of Hyde or Regent's Park is enough to...

Susie Cooper

by Alan Marshall Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2013)

During her sixty-five-year career, Susie Cooper introduced more than 4,500 ceramic patterns and shapes, making her one of the most prolific, versatile and influential designers the industry has ever seen. Between...


by Mark Miller Bloomsbury Publishing (February 10, 2013)

Bowling is a favorite pastime for millions of families, and since its 1960s and '70s heyday has come to seem quintessentially American. Yet in Egypt as early as 3200 BC.,and Europe as far back as 300 A.D.,games...

The Barrett Rifle

by Chris McNab, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (March 24, 2016)

The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a...

Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV

by Tom Cockle & Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Panzerkampfwagen IV has often been referred to as the 'workhorse' of the German Army in World War II. This important weapon went through several upgrades and improvements during its lifetime and is the only...

Modelling the Challenger 1 and 2 MBT and Variants

by Graeme Davidson & Pat Johnston Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Introduced to the British Army in 1983, Challenger Main Battle Tanks have served operationally in the Balkans and both Gulf Wars, where their firepower, protection and shock action were instrumental to the success...

Modelling the P-51 Mustang

by Stan Spooner Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The North American P-51 Mustang had a humble genesis as a British request for single engine escort fighters but became, arguably, World War II's most important fighter aircraft. It had incredible endurance,...

Modelling the T-55 Main Battle Tank

by Nicola Cortese, Samuel Dwyer & Graeme Davidson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The T-55 tank first appeared in 1958, a result of numerous improvements made to the (1949) T-54 series, and with a lineage stretching back to the wartime T-34 and the T-44. The T-55 series has seen service around...

Tunnel Rat in Vietnam

by Gordon L. Rottman & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known...

Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and early G series

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft in history, and this book focuses on the Messerschmitt Bf 109F and early G models Â? the Friedrich and Gustav Â? the workhorses of...

The Daring Dozen

by Gavin Mortimer Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like...

Painting and Finishing Techniques

by Gary Edmundson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

Although many modellers can master the basic techniques of construction, it is with the painting and finishing of their kits that many begin to struggle. It is this skill that gives the model its distinctive...

Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 109B/C/D/E

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the most prominent German fighter type of World War II Â? over 35,000 were built and it served in many different variants and roles throughout the course of the war. It was the...

Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces

by Gary Nila, Robert A. Rolfe & Christa Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2011)

The Imperial Japanese Navy's Special Landing Force units enjoyed a reputation out of proportion to their small size. Often wrongly termed "Imperial MarinesÂ??, they were in fact sailors led by Naval officers,...

Green Guide to Garden Wildlife Of Britain And Europe

by Bob Gibbons & John Davis Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2016)

Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this guide offers information on observing and identifying 150 of the species most commonly encountered in gardens of Britain and Europe. Each species'...

Ride Strong

by Jo McRae Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Taking their lead from professional cyclists, keen cyclists are looking to add off-the-bike exercise to their weekly training to improve their cycling performance. Informative and accessible, this book gives...

Church Misericords and Bench Ends

by Richard Hayman Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in medieval churches, the surviving wood carvings on church misericords and bench ends are extremely important in providing an insight into the medieval mind....

The Rookie

by Stephen Moss Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Chess has been played for more than 1,500 years and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries, and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the...

Secrets of the Seas

by Callum Roberts & Alex Mustard Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Our seas are host to an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, but much of it remains mysterious and great imagery is surprisingly hard to find. Alex Mustard is one of the world's leading underwater...

Tom Diaper's Logbook

by Tom Diaper & Tom Cunliffe Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Tom Diaper's Logbook is the memoir of a remarkable man and a rare opportunity to read first-hand about the drama, conflict and fascinating details that made up the life of a for-hire racing skipper during the...

Saturday, 3pm

by Daniel Gray Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Overpaid players. Sunday lunchtime kick-offs. Absurd ticket prices. Non-black boots. Football's menu of ills is long. Where has the joy gone? Why do we bother? Saturday, 3pm offers a glorious antidote. It is...

Frostgrave: Arcane Locations

by Joseph Mccullough Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Arcane Locations features scenarios focused on some of the more infamous ruins to be found in the Frozen City, such as Brycho's Celestium, Walenton Manor, and the Arena Without Walls. Also included are new options...

The Regiment

by Rusty Firmin & Jack Hughes Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive...

The Wenger Revolution

by Amy Lawrence & Stuart MacFarlane Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

In September 1996 a Frenchman, so little known in English football that fans asked "Arsène Who?�?, walked into Arsenal. In the subsequent twenty years as manager he transformed the club. A total renovation...

How to Win at 5-a-Side

by Nick Ascroft Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The culmination of years of 5-a-side football experience, this celebrated manual to 'scaled-down' soccer success covers every element of the game and features expert advice on how to organise a winning team....

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

by Bill Harriman, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for more than five decades. It has seen action from World...

Pack Up Your Troubles

by James TAYLOR Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means...

Konflikt Â?47

by Warlord Games, Clockwork Goblin & Jon Cave Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)


Atomic testing at Los Alamos opens a rift in the fabric of space, while the detonation of the Fat Boy atomic bomb over Dresden creates a second. German and American scientists determine that signals are...

The Martini-Henry Rifle

by Stephen Manning & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The breech-loading, single-shot .458in Martini-Henry rifle has become a symbol of both the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and the numerous battles in Egypt and the Sudan in 1884Â?85, but continued to be used by both...

SA80 Assault Rifles

by Neil Grant, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several...


by Hope Powell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

Hope Powell was a skinny little black girl from South London who only ever wanted to play football. Brought up in a violent home, she was actively discouraged from playing. The original Bend It Like Beckham...

The Men Who Would Be Kings

by Daniel Mersey & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

The Men Who Would Be Kings is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood colonial battles in the mid to late 19th Century, from the Indian Mutiny to the Boxer Rebellion. Large scale colonial...

Four Four Jew

by The Jewish Museum & Joanne Rosenthal Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2014)

Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material...

Des Pawson's Knot Craft and Rope Mats

by Des Pawson Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

This wonderful collection of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes combines an expanded and now full-colour collection of projects from Des's popular Des Pawson's Knot Craft, together with 20 new and brilliant...

Make Your Own Bird Food

by Mark Golley Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Birds are the life and soul of any garden, whatever its size or location, and one thing can be guaranteed: if food is on offer, birds will visit.

With this in mind, Make Your Own Bird Food brings you some of...

More Tiny Games for Kids

by Hide&Seek & Savanna Ganucheau Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

"Amusing, raucous and inventiveÂ?? The Guardian

From award winning game designers Hide&Seek come tons of brand new games for real-world play. Tiny Games takes traditional parlour games and adds a touch of modern...

Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe

by Jeroen Speybroeck, Wouter Beukema, Jan Van Der Voort & Bobby Bok et al. Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

The taxonomy and systematics of European reptiles and amphibians have changed a lot in recent years, yet there is no modern, up-to-date field guide available that comprehensively covers all the species. The...

Running Free of Injuries

by Paul Hobrough & Steve Cram Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

The ultimate pain-to-personal-best guide to running injuries, covering prevention, detection and rehabilitation.

Runners suffer from the highest injury rates of all recreational athletes. Whether you are a novice...

US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000Â?15

by J. Kenneth Eward Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2016)

In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments,...