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Maps of War

by Jeremy Black Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved...

The Jane Austen Writers' Club

by Rebecca Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (September 08, 2016)

A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels...

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

Foreword by Frances Hardinge

The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential...

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how...

600 Years in the Making

by Helen Rawson Bloomsbury Publishing (June 16, 2016)

This guidebook presents stunning highlights from the treasures of the University of St Andrews collection, revealing objects from around the world and from ancient times to the present day. Featuring specially...

Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule

by Philip Gooden Bloomsbury Publishing (September 24, 2015)

What is the shade of difference between Sod's Law and Murphy's Law? What is the Helsinki Bus Station Theory? What part do the McNaughton Rules and the Miranda Law play in criminal justice?

Plenty of books claim...

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 27, 2015)

Foreword by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and publish words and illustration for children and young adults, the Children's Writers'...

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2016

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 06, 2015)

Foreword by Rachel Joyce

The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 109th edition. Acknowledged...

Black's Student Medical Dictionary

by Harvey Marcovitch Bloomsbury Publishing (July 30, 2015)

Black's Medical Dictionary has been the best-selling medical dictionary for over 100 years. It is invaluable as a home reference and for all who need clear explanation of medical terms: nurses, health care professionals,...

The Adlard Coles Nautical Quiz Book

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

The Adlard Coles Nautical Quiz Book is perfect for seafaring quizzers. It's divided into six nautically-flavoured categories, covering 1,000 questions. Categories range from Geography, Famous people and History...

Maps: their untold stories

by Rose Mitchell & Andrew Janes Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in...


by Peter Christian & David Annal Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

Fully revised and updated, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guide to help you make the most of UK census records in your family history research.

This practical handbook shows you how to interpret...

What the Apothecary Ordered

by Caroline Rance Bloomsbury Publishing (August 10, 2014)

Troubled by toothache? Dogged by dipsomania? Perhaps you have been poisoned or accidentally got a bottle stuck up your bottom? This compendium of tried and tested (and terrifying) historical remedies is your...

Writers' and Artists' Yearbook 2015

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (July 31, 2014)

The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and get published, the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 108th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry,...

The Edwardian GardenerÂ?s Guide

by Twigs Way Bloomsbury Publishing (June 10, 2014)

It is Edwardian England, and a delightful flower garden and fruitful allotment are matters of personal pride, boons for the family dinner table, and even 'important acts of local patriotism'. 'The Edwardian...

Southern Rambles for Londoners

by S P B Mais Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

1948: with post-war Britain's sense 'dulled by traffic and by bombs', this pocket-sized book was a clarion call for readers to rediscover the beauties of the idyllic English countryside. Published by Southern...

Arthur MurrayÂ?s Popularity Book

by Arthur Murray Bloomsbury Publishing (March 10, 2014)

FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1944, the Popularity Book is a vintage guidebook full of wise and wonderful advice on living well, building poise and maintaining good relationships. Drawing on books, testimonials and magazines...

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

by Tony Thorne Bloomsbury Publishing (February 27, 2014)

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily...

SNAFU Situation Normal All F***ed Up

by Gordon L. Rottman Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2013)

Military life has always been ruled by its own language, specific sets of terms and phrases that separate the serving man or woman from their civilian counterpart. There is the official version of ranks and...

Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...

The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2013)

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...

How to Sound Really Clever

by Hubert van den Bergh & Sandra Howgate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 12, 2013)

How to Sound Really Clever explains and illustrates over 600 words that can outfox us, such as 'condign', 'Zelig-like' and 'agitprop'. This is the sequel to the successful How to Sound Clever (2010) which taught...

Discovering Words in the Kitchen

by Julian Walker Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

Throughout history the English language has reflected social changes, trade routes, and waves of fashion. This book examines the histories of the names of foods, ingredients, utensils, drinks, cooking methods,...

Tank SpotterÂ?s Guide

by The Tank Museum Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2011)

Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles...

Is there a book in you?

by Alison Baverstock Bloomsbury Publishing (June 30, 2006)

Many people feel they might have a book in them - but how do you know whether you have what it takes to be a writer, whether your writing is any good, what you should write about and whether you should dedicate...