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  • Endgame

    by Omid Scobie ...
    The explosive new book from longtime royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of the international blockbuster Finding Freedom, Endgame a penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy.An unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to great lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own ... Read more

    £11.99 £9.99

  • Windswept: Life, Nature and Deep Time in the Scottish Highlands

    by Annie Worsley ...
    ‘Windswept is a wonderful work, prose painted in bold, bright strokes like a Scottish Colourist's canvas’ ROBERT MACFARLANE ‘An instant classic of British nature-writing’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPHA few years ago, Annie Worsley traded a busy life in academia to take on a small-holding or croft on the west coast of Scotland. It is a land ruled by great elemental forces – light, wind and water – that hold ... Read more


  • Black England

    A Forgotten Georgian History

    **'The classic book on Black people in Georgian London' DAVID OLUSOGA'Deeply researched, lucidly written and utterly fascinating . . . If you ever thought Black British history started with Windrush, read this book' GREG JENNERGeorgian England had a large and distinctive Black community. There were special churches, Black-only balls, many became famous and respected. But all, whether prosperous ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • The School That Escaped the Nazis

    'DEVASTATINGLY AFFECTING' THE TIMES'EMOTIONALLY COMPELLING' OBSERVERIn 1933, as Hitler came to power, schoolteacher Anna Essinger hatched a daring plan: to smuggle all her pupils out of Nazi Germany under the nose of the Gestapo.The - mostly Jewish - children who escaped found a safe haven in Anna's new school, a rundown manor house in southern England, until the outbreak of war in 1939 raised ... Read more


  • Uncommon Wealth

    Britain and the Aftermath of Empire

    by Kojo Koram ...
    WINNER OF THE PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 2023Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political WritingLonglisted for the British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural UnderstandingA Guardian Book of the Year'Brilliantly arranged and rich with fresh insights' Akala'A radical, beautifully written understanding of our history' Owen Jones</st... ... Read more


  • All Things Made New

    Writings on the Reformation

    A brilliant kaleidoscope on the Reformation from its leading scholar and 'one of the best historians writing in English today' (Sunday Telegraph)The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history. Ever since, it has remained one of the most contested.Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of the ... Read more

    £4.99 £1.99

  • Das Reich

    The March of the 2nd SS Panzer Division Through France, June 1944

    by Max Hastings ...
    series Zenith Military Classics
    A world-renowned British historian recounts the actions of one of Hitler’s most elite armor units in one of World War II’s most horrific months.June 1944, the month of the D-Day landings carried out by Allied forces in Normandy, France. Germany’s 2nd SS Panzer Division, one of Adolf Hitler’s most elite armor units, had recently been pulled from the Eastern Front and relocated to France in order to ... Read more

    £12.99 £1.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated

    by Kate Fox ...
    In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people.Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier observations, Kate Fox has deciphered yet more enigmatic ... Read more


  • Camelot

    The epic new novel from the author of Lancelot

    'So beautiful, so haunting . . . bitingly real . . . Giles has given us a vital, glorious story: rich, rewarding, and utterly revealing of our times' Manda ScottFollowing his acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller, Lancelot, Giles Kristian's new novel returns us to the realms of Arthurian legend . . .The Saxons have returned and their war bands stalk the land. The lords of Britain look only to their ... Read more

    £4.99 £3.99

  • A New Home in the Dales

    A heartwarming, captivating rural saga set in World War 2

    by Betty Firth ...
    Book 1 - Made in Yorkshire
    ‘One of the best books I have read in a very, very long time.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader ReviewTo follow her dream, she’s gone from city to village – but can she ever fit in?October 1940. Bobby Bancroft is working as a typist for a city newspaper, but she longs to be breaking the news herself. She is thrilled to secure a junior reporter role at The Tyke, a magazine serving the Yorkshire Dales.However, when ... Read more

    £0.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 52 Times Britain was a Bellend

    The History You Didn't Get Taught At School

    by James Felton ...
    'Scurrilous, scandalous and frequently disgusting. I absolutely loved it' James O'BrienTwitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, fully illustrated and chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright 'baddie' things we Brits* have done to the world since time immemorial - before conveniently forgetting all about them, of ... Read more


  • The Angel's Mark

    This bestseller is perfect for fans of CJ Sansom, Rory Clements and S. J. Parris.

    by S. W. Perry ...
    Book 1 - The Jackdaw Mysteries
    Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Historical Fiction Dagger, 2019A Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019'Rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure, leaving you wrung out with terror. Historical fiction at its most sumptuous.' Rory Clements________________________Heresy. Conspiracy. Murder...London, 15... ... Read more


  • Shakespeare’s Book: The Intertwined Lives Behind the First Folio

    ‘A lively picture of multiple operators scrambling to steal a march on the competition . . . Lavishly detailed’Financial Times‘This is Shakespearean scholarship at its best, brilliantly researched yet compulsively readable. It's a book for our times, enduringly fascinating and appealing to both enthusiasts and the general reader. Highly recommended!’Alison WeirA BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE ... Read more


  • The Huntsman's Tale

    A twisty historical crime thriller

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 3 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    The hunt is on… To find a killer, to save the life of a friend.On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help.But after a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas.Yet the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the ... Read more

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  • A Pilgrimage to Murder

    by Paul Doherty ...
    Book 17 - The Brother Athelstan Mysteries
    Even angels have devils inside of them…Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king’s peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation.But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple ... Read more

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  • A Mother's Sacrifice

    The most moving and page-turning saga you'll read this year

    by Jennie Felton ...
    'Jennie Felton knows how to tell a cracking story and keep the reader gripped... if you enjoy reading books in the style of Catherine Cookson then this one is for you' Books With Wine and Chocolate 'Another superbly woven and character-rich story from a saga author who writes from the heart' Peterborough Telegraph 'Packed full of Jennie's signature strong heroines, this book <s... ... Read more


  • The High Girders

    The gripping true story of a Victorian dream that ended in tragedy

    by John Prebble ...
    'A tale of irresponsibility and inexperience' THE TIMES'Graphically written with a sense of dramatic construction' SCOTSMANOn December 28th 1879, the night of the Great Storm, the Tay Bridge collapsed, along with the train that was crossing, and everyone on board...This is the true story of that disastrous night, told from multiple viewpoints:The station master waiting for the train to arrive - ... Read more


  • The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

    The WW11 Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There

    Bletchley Park was where one of the war’s most famous – and crucial – achievements was made: the cracking of Germany’s “Enigma” code in which its most important military communications were couched. This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain’s most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan Turing, and the scene of immense advances in technology – indeed, the birth of ... Read more


  • The Loveday Fortunes (Loveday series, Book 2)

    Loyalties are divided in this eighteenth-century Cornish saga

    by Kate Tremayne ...
    Book 2 - Loveday Series
    If you enjoyed the BBC's adaptation of Poldark, then Kate Tremayne's Loveday series is not to be missed!Turbulent times lie ahead for the Loveday family in the second instalment of the Loveday series, as Kate Tremayne explores the passions, conflicts and romances that await them. Perfect for fans of Winston Graham's Poldark and Diana Gabaldon.'A fast-moving and exciting read [that] leaves the ... Read more


  • The Mitfords: Letters between Six Sisters

    Edited by Charlotte Mosley ...
    Carefree, revelatory and intimate, this selection of unpublished letters between the six legendary Mitford sisters, compiled by Diana Mitford’s daughter-in-law, is alive with wit, passion and heartbreak.The letters chronicle the social quirks and political upheavals of the twentieth century but also chart the stormy, enduring relationships between the uniquely gifted – and collectively notorious – ... Read more


  • The Manningtree Witches

    WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZEFear and destruction take root in a community of women when the Witchfinder General comes to town, in this dark and thrilling debut.England, 1643. Parliament is battling the King; the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. Puritanical fervour has gripped the nation, and the hot terror of damnation burns black in every shadow.In Manningtree, depleted ... Read more


  • About Britain

    A Journey of Seventy Years and 1,345 Miles

    by Dr Tim Cole ...
    A captivating glimpse of Britain then and now, seen from behind the steering wheel.In 1951, the Festival of Britain commissioned a series of short guides they dubbed 'handbooks for the explorer'. Their aim was to encourage readers to venture out beyond the capital and on to 'the roads and the by-roads' to see Britain as a 'living country'.Yet these thirteen guides did more than celebrate the rural ... Read more


  • Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I

    The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

    by Tracy Borman ...
    '(A)sensational book by one of our greatest and best-loved historians... Astoundingly good.' - Alison Weir'Masterful, captivating, page-turning, this is solid gold history at its best.' - Nicola Tallis'(A) thought-provoking, impeccably researched, and moving account uncovering how Anne's family, intellect, and tragedy shaped Elizabeth I's extraordinary career.' - Gareth Russell'Her... ... Read more


  • A Thief's Justice

    A completely gripping historical mystery

    Book 2 - A Company of Rogues
    London, 1716. Revenge is a dish best served ice-cold…’An immersive, action-packed thriller with intrigue in the air and threats around every corner’ The Herald’Great fun ... the language is colourful and the action never stops’ Laura Shepherd-RobinsonThe city is caught in the vice-like grip of a savage winter. Even the Thames has frozen over. But for Jonas Flynt – thief, gambler, killer – the ... Read more

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