• March 2016

      To Scale

      by Joan Kee, Emanuele Lugli

      This innovative new volume offers an in-depth exploration of scale, one of the most crucial elements in the creation and reception of art. Illustrates how scale has compelled audiences to rethink the significance and importance of specific

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2019

      A-Z of Horsham

      Places-People-History

      by Martin Dale

      A-Z of Horsham delves into the history of the West Sussex market town of Horsham. It highlights well-known town landmarks, famous (and infamous) residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser known facts and hidden gems in Horsham to

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2019

      A-Z of Wakefield

      by Paul L. Dawson

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2019

      Secret Maidstone

      by Dean Hollands

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2019

      Secret Swansea

      by Lisa Tippings

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      50 Gems of Buckinghamshire

      The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

      by Eddie Brazil

      The county of Buckinghamshire holds many delights, from the rolling Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to the meandering routes of the Great Ouse and River Thames, and breathtaking views from the surrounding hills. Buckinghamshire is also blessed with some of the finest gardens in England and there is history and heritage aplenty, from Bletchley Park to the Roald Dahl Museum, as well as many wonderful historic houses that tell fascinating tales of Buckinghamshire's varied past. 50 Gems of Buckinghamshire is overflowing with stunning photographs and interesting facts to draw you closer to the places you already know and love and to tempt you to discover new gems of your own.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      A-Z of Derby

      Places-People-History

      by Maxwell Craven

      Derby’s history dates back over 2,000 years to when the Celtic Brigantine tribe inhabited the area on the banks of the River Derwent. Over the centuries Derby grew as an important administrative and trading centre. Its strategic position on the banks of the River Derwent was ideal for the early experimentation of water power and industrialisation. The building of England’s first silk mill in 1717 was a breakthrough. Its success led the way for the Industrial Revolution, creating a model followed by others throughout the world. The town was the power centre of the nineteenth-century railway boom, and in 1904 the first car was produced at the newly formed Derby works of Rolls-Royce. The face of Derby has changed considerably. It’s still a major commercial centre at the forefront of technical research and industrial development, but it’s also a vibrant new city with a varied and exciting history. Well-known local author Maxwell Craven takes the reader on a fascinating A–Z tour of the city’s history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A–Z of Derby will appeal to residents and visitors alike.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      A-Z of Ely

      Places-People-History

      by Michael Rouse

      Ely was built around its cathedral, the first abbey founded by theAnglo-Saxons on an island in the Fens. Ely was a centre of resistance against the Norman invaders including the legendary Hereward the Wake, but when Ely was retaken by the Normans they built the magnificent cathedral that dominates the landscape today. The monastery was one of the richest in the country and brought prosperity to the region, and the city was also the centre of the traditional Fenland economy. The area went into decline following the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the drainage of the Fens. Ely has grown again in recent times, and today the city happily combines its historic fabric with the life of a vibrant, growing city. A–Z of Ely reveals the stories behind the Fenland city of Ely, its streets, buildings and people and how its residents and visitors have shaped the city today, This fascinating A–Z tour of Ely’s history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this distinctive city in Cambridgeshire.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      A-Z of Glasgow

      by Michael Meighan

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      A-Z of Sheffield

      by Melvyn and Joan Jones

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      A-Z of the City of Durham

      by Andrew Graham Stables

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      A-Z of Yeovil

      Places-People-History

      by Bob Osborn

      The Somerset town of Yeovil may no longer be a thriving hub of glove manufacturing, but examine its past a little deeper and you will find an exciting history dating back centuries. From its early Roman connections to its expansion as a major centre of glove making in the 1800s and the later growth of its aircraft and defence industries, the town has always played an important role in the local area and county. Local author Bob Osborn takes the reader on a fascinating A–Z tour of the town’s history, exploring its streets and alleyweys and telling stories of the buildings, places and residents along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A–Z of Yeovil will appeal to residents and visitors alike.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Beccles Through Time

      by Barry Darch

      'The Gateway to the Broads’, Beccles is a thriving market town in Suffolk that has been central to local communications for two millennia, prospering as a hub of trade and industry, while still retaining its cohesiveness and welcoming atmosphere. The historian Granville Baker wrote of his adopted town, ‘Beccles is as a city that is at unity in itself.’ While never wishing to be extensive, the town’s substantial church, two marketplaces and stately Georgian buildings testify amply to its historical importance. Beccles Through Time features images depicting much of its significant architecture, from the eleventh century onwards, as well as documenting some of the smaller but no less fascinating alterations in the town’s appearance. The changing role of the river, which gave Beccles the Saxon name for ‘the pasture by the stream’, is illustrated, and scenes of celebration and recreation are also shown.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Greyfriars Graveyard

      by Charlotte Golledge

      When Greyfriars Graveyard opened in Edinburgh in the sixteenth century, built on the site of a Franciscan monastery on the edge of the Old Town below the castle, it became Edinburgh’s most important burial site. Over the centuries many of Edinburgh’s leading figures have been buried at Greyfriars, alongside many more ordinary folk, and it is home to a spectacular collection of post-Reformation monuments. In this book local historian Charlotte Golledge takes the reader on a tour around Greyfriars Graveyard to reveal the history of the cemetery, from when James I granted the land as a monastery to the present day. She explores the huge variety of its monuments and gravestones and explains the symbolism behind the stones and carvings and how the styles changed over the years. Through this she paints a remarkable picture of life and death in Edinburgh over the centuries, which will appeal to both residents and visitors to the Scottish capital.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Hampshire in Photographs

      by Matthew Pinner

      The county of Hampshire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Matthew Pinner has captured the county’s essence in this collection of stunning images. From timeless villages, the two national parks of the New Forest and the South Downs and its fascinating coastline, beautiful countryside and river valleys, to historic cities, a world-famous cathedral, ancient market towns and fortifications (including from Britain’s naval legacy and two world wars), Hampshire in Photographs displays the county at its best. For those who are proud to live in the county, as well as those visiting, this book is a must. Look through these photographs and you will quickly see why this part of England has such enduring appeal.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2018

      Harpenden: A Village in Wartime

      by John Cooper

      The Hertfordshire town of Harpenden experienced the tragedies and hardships of war first-hand during the two world wars. Illustrated by historic picture postcards and photographs, the reader is taken on a journey starting from the early days of the First

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Harrogate in 50 Buildings

      by Malcolm Neesam

      Harrogate in 50 Buildings examines the architectural treasures of this famous Yorkshire spa town. Established local author Malcolm Neesam has selected fifty of Harrogate’s most significant architectural and historical buildings and describes their provenance, design, materials and use. Many of Harrogate’s important older buildings were created to serve the spa that developed after 1571, and the design of these buildings often reflected the visitors’ needs for accommodation, spa treatments, entertainment and bodily exercise. The uniqueness of Harrogate largely derives from the spa associations of its buildings. More recently, with the decline of British spas, Harrogate has managed to continue to build innovative and interesting buildings that enrich the community’s architectural heritage. Join author Malcolm Neesam as he explores Harrogate’s finest architectural marvels in a new and accessible way.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      Historic England: Birmingham

      Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

      by Andrew Homer,

      This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest major cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Birmingham’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic Engla

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Historic England: Cheltenham

      Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

      by David Elder,

      This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest towns. It provides a nostalgic look at Cheltenham’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Arc

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2018

      Historic England: Sheffield

      Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

      by Ian D. Rotherham, Christine Handley,

      This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Sheffield’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Arc

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