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The Other Side of Notting Hill

by Roger Rogowski & Alan Johnson The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Notting Hill has inspired a large number of books and films over the years and it has often made national news, not always for the right reasons. It’s always been an area of contrasts between rich and poor,...


The Worst Street in London

by Fiona Rule The History Press (November 01, 2018)

Halfway up Commercial Street, one block away from Spitalfields Market, lies an anonymous service road. The average pedestrian wouldn’t even notice it existed. But unlikely though it may seem, this characterless,...


Tales from the Towpath

by Fiona Eadie The History Press (October 01, 2018)

Have you ever wondered about the people who lived and worked along the canals in the past? Have you ever caught a glimpse of something they might have seen or an echo of something they might have heard? Fiona...


The Little Book of Somerset

by Maurice Fells The History Press (November 01, 2018)

From seaside to countryside and from villages to towns, Somerset is a county where it’s difficult to separate history and mystery. This intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and...


The Little Book of Cambridgeshire

by Caroline Clifford & Alan Akeroyd The History Press (October 01, 2018)

THE LITTLE BOOK OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE is a compendium full of information which will make you say, ‘I never knew that!’ Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Cambridgeshire’s famous and...


The Little History of Suffolk

by Sarah E. Doig The History Press (October 01, 2018)

If we scratch beneath the surface of Suffolk, there are numerous surprising tales which bring to life the rich history of this county. This book narrates the devastating effect on the county following the dissolution...


The Little History of Cornwall

by Paul Wreyford The History Press (July 30, 2018)

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Cornwall! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events...


The Little History of Yorkshire

by Ingrid Barton The History Press (August 27, 2018)

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of England’s largest county, Yorkshire! However, this small volume condenses a rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel...


The Little Book of Cheshire

by Roger Stephens The History Press (September 28, 2018)

The Little Book of Cheshire is a fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information no one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes...


A People's History of Walthamstow

by James Diamond The History Press (July 05, 2018)

Walthamstow is famous as the home of William Morris, a dog track, and the boy band E17. It’s also been home to communities of people for more than 3,000 years. This people’s history tells the unique story...


Peterloo

by Graham Phythian The History Press (August 01, 2018)

On 16 August 1819 on St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a peaceful demonstration of some 60,000 workers and reformers was brutally dispersed by sabre-wielding cavalry, resulting in at least fifteen dead and over...


Norfolk Folk Tales for Children

by Dave Tonge The History Press (September 03, 2018)

From dark dangerous dogs and wily wicked wyrms, to poor penniless pedlars and lanky, long-limbed lads, Norfolk is steeped in stories. Some had their beginnings here, growing in the telling until they were as...


Somerset Folk Tales for Children

by Sharon Jacksties The History Press (April 16, 2018)

When you are in Somerset you are never far from mysterious caverns, whispering woods, hidden valleys and places which can’t decide whether they are seascapes or landscapes. The ancient Kings Arthur and Alfred...


Once Upon a Time in Norfolk

by Isabelle King & John McKeever The History Press (May 03, 2018)

From the author of The Norfolk Story Book comes this book of delightful stories. Set sail for adventure on the stormy seas of Yarmouth, discover enchanting tales woven by strangers in Elizabethan Norwich, journey...


Perthshire Folk Tales

by Lindsey Gibb & C.A. Hope The History Press (April 30, 2018)

Storyteller Lindsey Gibb brings together stories from the bleak moors and majestic mountains, rushing rivers and great woodlands of Perthshire. In this treasure trove of tales you will meet witches and faeries,...


Cornish Folk Tales for Children

by Mike O'Connor & Michelle O'Connor The History Press (June 04, 2018)

Join Jamie, the son of a travelling Droll-Teller, as he journeys across Cornwall, a land steeped in myth and legend. Along the way we will hear twenty tales – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7-11 year old...


The Little Book of Cumbria

by David Ramshaw The History Press (May 28, 2018)

This is a fact-packed compendium of snippets from the past and present, including historical tales, legends and myths of the Lake District and the rest of the region from Barrow to Carlisle. The towns and villages...


A Haverin' History of Scotland

by Norman Ferguson The History Press (May 01, 2018)

A Haverin’ History of Scotland takes an irreverent look at Scottish history. The book is a chronological narrative of Scotland’s long and impressive history, from the highs of Bannockburn to the lows of...


Great War Britain Liverpool

by Pamela Russell The History Press (April 30, 2018)

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Liverpool offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow...


Votes for Women

by Sue Jones The History Press (February 01, 2018)

In 1918, after years of campaigning, British women over the age of 30 gained a parliamentary vote. Cheltenham was the hub of activity in the Cotswolds and in the period before the outbreak of the First World...


The Blue Badge Guide's Liverpool Quiz Book

by Peter J. Colyer The History Press (February 19, 2018)

Celebrating Liverpool’s cultural heritage, world-class sport and unrivalled musical legacy, this quiz book invites you to come on a wide-ranging exploration of this vibrant city. Peel away its many layers...


Midlothian Folk Tales

by Lea Taylor & Sylvia Troon The History Press (January 19, 2018)

Storyteller Lea Taylor brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, rushing rivers, uplands and sweeping valleys of Midlothian. In this treasure trove of tales you will meet Kings and Queens, saints and...


Chapel Street

by Sheila Brady The History Press (November 20, 2017)

Chapel Street was a row of old Georgian terraced lodging houses in Altrincham, home to some 400 Irish, English, Welsh and Italian lodgers. From this tight-knit community of just sixty houses, 161 men volunteered...


The Oldest House in London

by Fiona Rule The History Press (November 01, 2017)

London?s old buildings hold a wealth of clues to the city?s rich and vibrant past. The histories of some, such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, are well documented. However, these magnificent, world-renowned...


Sunderland, Industrial Giant

by Marie Gardiner The History Press (November 13, 2017)

Sunderland was once one of Britain’s industrial giants. Famous for its shipyards, mines and glass-making, it thrived at a time when its country needed it most. After the Second World War the town saw incredible...


The Brief History of Lancashire

by Stephen Duxbury The History Press (October 02, 2017)

The Brief History of Lancashire starts, as all good histories should, with the beginning – the moment when the detritus of a dying star, spinning through the depths of the Milky Way, began to cool and coalesce,...


The Riddle in the Tale

by Taffy Thomas The History Press (November 21, 2017)

We have been fascinated by riddles for as long as we have had language – think of the riddle of the sphinx. This book includes both magical riddle tales and simple riddle challenges, with clues and answers...


The A-Z of Curious Sussex

by Wendy Hughes The History Press (December 29, 2017)

Wendy Hughes takes the reader on a grand tour of the curious and bizarre, including the Alfriston Star, the hostelry for medieval package tours with its unusual ship’s figurehead; the infamous Blue Gardenia...


Nelson's Lost Jewel

by Martyn Downer The History Press (October 20, 2017)

Following Nelson’s triumph at the Battle of the Nile, he was presented with an extraordinary diamond jewel by the Sultan of Turkey. The chelengk was the Ottomans’ highest reward for gallantry and Nelson...


County Durham Folk Tales

by Adam Bushnell & Nigel Clifton The History Press (October 20, 2017)

Storyteller Adam Bushnell brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, limestone cliffs, remote moorland, pastoral dales and settled coalfields of County Durham. In this treasure trove of tales you will...


East Lothian Folk Tales

by Tim Porteus The History Press (November 27, 2017)

Storyteller Tim Porteus brings together stories from the rugged coastlines, golden beaches, rolling countryside and dramatic Lammermuir Hills of the ancient county of East Lothian. In this treasure trove of...


Who Do the English Think They Are?

by Derek J. Taylor The History Press (August 03, 2017)

What makes the English so… English? Where does English national identity come from? And are the English as special as they sometimes imagine? Historian and journalist Derek Taylor goes in search of answers...


The Little History of Essex

by Judith Williams The History Press (December 18, 2017)

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our...


The Making of Chipping Norton

by Janice Cliffe & Adrienne Rosen The History Press (September 01, 2017)

Chipping Norton today is a thriving Oxfordshire market town of some 6,500 people at the western edge of the Cotswolds. Its handsome Georgian houses and iconic tweed mill are well known, but the town’s history...


The Lost Kings

by Amy Licence The History Press (August 01, 2017)

The century spanning the wars of the roses and the reigns of the Tudor kings was a volatile time of battle and bloodshed, execution and unexpected illness. Life could be nasty, brutish and short. Some met their...


The Little Book of Leicestershire

by Natasha Sheldon The History Press (July 05, 2017)

THE LITTLE BOOK OF LEICESTERSHIRE is a compendium full of information which will make you say, ‘I never knew that!’ Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Leicestershire’s famous and...


Boconnoc

by Catherine Lorigan The History Press (July 03, 2017)

The story of the estate at Boconnoc, situated near Lostwithiel in south-east Cornwall, is an extraordinary one. As this history demonstrates, members of the Cornish families who have owned the estate over many...


The A-Z of Curious Shropshire

by John Shipley The History Press (June 27, 2017)

John Shipley takes the reader on a grand tour of the curious and bizarre, the strange and the unusual from Shropshire’s past. Here you will find out where an African Prince is interred; which pub is reputedly...


To Walk in the Dark

by John Ellis The History Press (September 02, 2016)

During the bloody years of the First English Civil War, as the battles of Edgehill, Newbury and Naseby raged, another war was being fought. Its combatants fought with cunning and deceit, a hidden conflict that...


Electric Pictures: A Guide to the Films, Film-Makers and Cinemas of Worthing and Shoreham

by Ellen Cheshire & James Clarke The History Press (March 02, 2017)

Electric Pictures: A Guide to the Film Film-Makers and Cinemas of Worthing and Shoreham


Great War Britain Manchester: Remembering 1914-18

by Andrew Simpson The History Press (February 02, 2017)

The history of Manchester in the Great War


Glamorgan Folk Tales for Children

by Cath Little The History Press (February 02, 2017)

Glamorgan folk tales for children


Fife Folk Tales

by Sheila Kinninmonth The History Press (February 02, 2017)

Fife folk tales


Welsh Folk Tales

by Peter Stevenson The History Press (February 02, 2017)

Welsh folk tales