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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The history of the Battle of Britain in the words of the pilots from a unique archive of first-hand accounts

THE FEW DILIP SARKAR Foreword by Lady Bader • ‘Dilip knows more about me and the pilots with whom I �ew during the Battle of Britain than we do’ GEORGE UNWIN, Battle of Britain �ghter ace • ‘A well-researched, detailed chronicle of the Battle of Britain’ HUGH SEBAG-MONTEFIORE Dilip Sarkar has been fascinated by the Battle of Britain since childhood and began seriously researching the subject in the 1970s. He wrote thousands of letters and travelled extensively over the UK interviewing the fabled ‘Few’. Over the last 30 years he has interviewed more Battle of Britain survivors than any other author. In this new book Dilip Sarkar chronicles the Battle of Britain from start to �nish, drawing extensively from his interviews with pilots. Dilip Sarkar is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 2003 was made an MBE for services to aviation history. He has also written the only biographical works formally endorsed by the families of Douglas Bader and Johnnie Johnson. September 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-215-3 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages, 100 photographs

The beginnings and development of Monasteries in the Landscape

MONASTERIES IN THE LANDSCAPE MICK ASTON In the Middle Ages monasteries were among the greatest owners of land in Britain; today their in�uence on the landscape can be seen not only in the magni�cent monastic ruins, but also in earthworks, patterns of landholding and even industrial remains. Mick Aston examines the place of monasteries in the landscape – how they a�ected and were a�ected by the countryside in which they were built. He explains how monasticism arrived in Britain – growing from austere beginnings to rich and powerful estates. He looks at why abbeys and priories were sited where they were and at all aspects of their activities – estate management, farming policy, industrial and commercial operations in the countryside and in towns. The story does not end with the Dissolution: the book also discusses how many of their estates and buildings were bought by private owners and adapted for secular use. This magni�cently illustrated book will direct you to the signs in the landscape that reveal the past glory of Britain’s monasteries. September 2009 Price: £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-686-1 Binding: PB Extent: 240 pages, 112 illustrations, 30 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING As Titanic sank, a ‘mystery’ ship was spotted some distance away. Rockets were fired but the ship ignored them. The Californian was blamed but was the mystery ship really the Temple? Mount Temple

TITANIC SCANDAL SENAN MOLONY From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single-funneled, four-masted ‘mystery ship’, sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the icebergstrewn North Atlantic. The Leyland liner SS Californian has been blamed, but was she the real mystery ship – the one that ignored the distress rockets sent up by Titanic’s o�cers? The ship that was so close that she could have saved the lives of almost all on board the doomed Titanic? Was there another ship in the vicinity? Journalist Senan Molony, Titanic enthusiast and author of many books and articles on Titanic, gives us the evidence for and against Mount Temple, including cryptic clues given by passengers on that fateful voyage as well as the evidence that many of her o�cers left the ship at her �rst port of call after the sinking. Molony has written many books and articles on the Titanic and is considered one of the world’s experts on the disaster that changed maritime history. September 2009 Price: £19.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-699-1 Binding: PB Extent: 256 pages, 161 illustrations

This is the story of the Dam Busters

THE DAM BUSTERS MARTIN BOWMAN Guy Gibson’s 617 Squadron was founded for one reason only – Operation Chastise – the raid on the Ruhr dams. Using Barnes Wallis’ revolutionary bouncing bomb, the hand-picked crews trained day and night over British reservoirs, perfecting the techniques required to deliver the new weapon to its targets. On the night of 16/17 May 1943, three waves of modi�ed Lancasters took o� and headed for the industrial heartland of Germany. The destruction of the dams would paralyse German industry in the area and also destroy much infrastructure. Of the dams targeted, three were attacked, being the Mohne, Sorpe and Eder dams. The raid was a huge success with two of the three dams destroyed, with the Mohne dam succumbing after �ve Upkeep bouncing bombs had hit it. It took three bombs to destroy the Eder dam but the Sorpe dam remained almost intact. This is the story of the Dam Busters. Martin Bowman is an acknowledged expert on the Lancaster bomber and has �own aboard Britain’s only �ying version. He has written many books on military subjects. He lives in Norwich.

September 2009 Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-581-9 Binding: PB Extent: 128 pages, 88 illustrations, 40 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A comprehensive history of the greatest empire the world has ever known from its earliest origins to its disintegration in AD 476

ANCIENT ROME PATRICIA SOUTHERN The story of Ancient Rome often polarises opinion: for accusers, the Romans were mean and grasping imperialists with murderous megalomaniac tendencies and the world was well rid of them, but for passionate advocates the Romans were keen administrators and construction engineers who provided the greatest and most longlasting civilizing force in history. Patricia Southern’s masterly new book narrates the history of Rome from a settlement of primitive huts to a sophisticated city ruling and then losing an Empire, the lives of such towering �gures as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula and Nero, the successes and set-backs and what the Romans learned on their way to Imperial rule and �nal disintegration. Patricia Southern has written and researched on Roman history for over thirty years her other books include The Roman Army, Cleopatra (‘Scholarly and readable... looks carefully behind the rhetoric of a hostile ancient press’ DR PETER JONES) and Augustus (‘A reliable upto-date guide through the snakepits of Roman politics’ THE SUNDAY TIMES).

October 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-100-2 Binding: HB Extent: 412 pages, 80 illustrations and maps, 69 colour

A radical new narrative history of the Norman 1066 Conquest from 1066 to the crushing of the last PETER REX flickers of English resistance in June 1076 The Norman Conquest is the single most important event in English history. On this invasion and ‘regime change’ pivoted the second millennium of English history. This is well recognised, what is not is how long and hard the English people fought to deny William ‘the Bastard’, Duke of Normandy his prize. Rather than being the smooth transition peddled by pro-Norman historians, the Norman conquest was a brutal and violent takeover by an army of occupation. Unknown thousands of rebellious thegns resisted the Norman regime, the most famous being Hereward, but there were plenty of willing collaborators among England’s clergy, who pushed for William to be crowned king. Peter Rex was Head of History at Princethorpe College for twenty years. He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Harold II, Edward the Confessor, King Egdar and Hereward. His next book, William the Conqueror: The Bastard of Normandy will also be published by Amberley.

October 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-106-4 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages, 40 colour illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING An accessible biography of Henry VIII by one of the country’s leading Tudor experts

HENRY VIII RICHARD REX • ‘Rex writes with verve and colour’ THES • Gloriously illustrated with over 80 illustrations The future Henry VIII was born on 29 June 1491, the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. This talented, athletic and temperamental man might have proved something of a handful to his elder brother, Prince Arthur, the �rstborn, had he survived to wear the crown. But Henry’s life was changed forever when Arthur died in 1502 and the course of English history took a very unexpected turn... Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge and Reader in Reformation History at the University of Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England and his other books include The Tudors, Elizabeth I: Fortune’s Bastard? (both published by Amberley), Henry VIII & the English Reformation and The Lollards. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and whichever of his six sons happen to be at home.

October 2009 Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-098-2 Binding: PB Extent: 240 pages, 81 illustrations, 47 colour

An illustrated guide to Britain’s Cold War remains

THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON BOB CLARKE From the late 1940s to the fall of Communist Russia, Britain was at war. To the general public much of it was imaginary but the Cold War was real nonetheless. Flaring up in 1962, with the Cuban missile crisis and in the 1980s with the stando�s between Reagan and Thatcher on one side, with the Soviet leaders on the other. There are many remains today from ‘secret’ nuclear bunkers to missile sites, early-warning radar sites, huge research establishments and, of course, spy sites such as GCHQ. Bob Clarke tells the story of the myriad Cold War remains, illustrated with 150 images, most never published before. He explains the need for our defences and the consequences of nuclear war Bob Clarke has worked around aviation since 1981. He is also a well known archaeologist and speaker, presenting to a number of national groups annually.

October 2009 Price: £19.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-496-6 Binding: PB Extent: 96 pages, 150 illustrations, 70 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING TV presenter and writer Tony Russell reveals his personal guide to the 50 finest gardens in the Cotswolds, covering their history, plants, architecture and personalities along the way. TV presenter and writer Tony Russell presents his personal guide to the 50 �nest Gardens in the Cotwolds. The gardens are all open to the general public and are here given evocative and practical descriptions taking in each one’s history and the huge array of plants, �owers and trees available to view regardless of the season. He accompanies each entry with magni�cent colour pictures showing o� each garden in all its glory. This stunning book – which is written by the man that also compiles the annual publication Gardens to Visit – will be a must for anyone interested in the glorious Cotswolds, wherever they live.

Publication: October 2009 Price: £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-702-8 Binding: HB Extent: 160 pages, 150 colour illustrations

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GARDENS TO VISIT 2010 available November 2009

Tony Russell was Head Forester at Westonbirt Arboretum for thirteen years until 2002 before leaving to become a BBC garden writer and broadcaster. He has presented several TV series including Roots and Shoots, Garden Trail and Britain’s Great Trees. He is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time and has written eight books. He lives in the Cotswolds.

December 2009 Price: £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-84868-703-5 Binding: PB Extent: 204 pages full colour throughout

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The story of Anne Boleyn’s early life, told in detail for the first time

THE EARLY LOVES OF ANNE BOLEYN JOSEPHINE WILKINSON Anne Boleyn is perhaps the most engaging of Henry VIII’s Queens. For her he would divorce his wife of twenty years, he would take on the might of the Roman Church; he would even alienate his own people in order to win her favour and, eventually, her hand. But before Henry came into her life Anne Boleyn had already wandered down love’s winding path. The �rst was James Butler, with whom an arranged marriage was designed to settle a family dispute. Anne then captured the heart of Henry Percy, whose genuine love for her was reciprocated and would have lead to Anne becoming countess of Northumberland. Lastly, Thomas Wyatt, the dreamy young poet and ambassador who was captivated by Anne but who stepped aside when he saw that he had a rival: none other than Henry VIII himself.

October 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-430-0 Binding: HB Extent: 224 pages 34 illustrations, 18 colour

Josephine Wilkinson’s other books include Mary Boleyn and Richard III, The Young King To Be both published by Amberley.

The first-ever biography of Henry VIII’s least favourite wife – but the one who outlived them all...

ANNE OF CLEVES ELIZABETH NORTON

October 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-329-7 Binding: HB Extent: 224 pages 54 illustrations, 35 colour

‘I like her not!’ was the verdict of Henry VIII on meeting his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, for the �rst time. Anne could have said something similar on meeting Henry and, having been promised the most handsome prince in Europe. Forced to proceed with their wedding for diplomatic reasons, Henry and Anne tried to make the best of the situation, but attempts to consummate the match were farcical. Anne was eager to end her marriage and, with her clever handling of Henry obtained one of the biggest divorce settlements in English history. Anne of Cleves is often portrayed as a stupid and comical �gure. The real Anne was both intelligent and practical, ensuring that, whilst she was queen for the shortest period, she was the last of all Henry VIII’s wives to survive. Henry’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell lost his head for his role in the Cleves marriage, but Anne’s shrewdness ensured she kept hers.

A new and uniquely accessible history of Wales

WALES: A HISTORICAL COMPANION TERRY BREVERTON This comprehensive and authoritative companion to Wales, its people and its millennia of history can be enjoyed by armchair travellers and tourists alike. The respected historian Terry Breverton presents the characters, events, buildings and institutions that have shaped Wales over the ages, from its earliest origins to the present day. Terry Breverton is the author of twenty books of Welsh interest including 100 Great Welsh Women (‘A fascinating read’ the DAILY MAIL) and The Welsh Almanac (‘A must for anyone with a drop of Welsh blood in them’ the WESTERN MAIL).

October 2009 Price: £17.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-326-6 Binding: PB Extent: 384 pages 38 colour illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING ‘The best introduction to England’s most important dynasty’ DAVID STARKEY

THE TUDORS RICHARD REX

• Gloriously illustrated with over 140 illustrations, 66 in colour. • ‘A model of popular history’ THES • ‘Vivid, entertaining and carrying its learning lightly’

EAMON DUFFY • ‘Magni�cent’ PAUL LAY, HISTORY TODAY • ‘A lively overview... Rex is a wry commentator on the game

of monarchy’ THE GUARDIAN The Tudor period is regarded by many as England’s golden age, and still casts a spell over the public imagination. Whether it’s the glittering rule of Elizabeth, the ruthless power of her father Henry VIII, or the bloody and radical reign of Mary, the Tudors remain the most fascinating English dynasty. Richard Rex looks at how the public and private lives of the Tudors were inextricably linked, and how each Tudor monarch exuded charisma and danger in equal measure. Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge and Reader in Reformation History at the University of Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England and his other books include Henry VIII: The Tudor Tyrant, Elizabeth I: Fortune’s Bastard? (both published by Amberley), Henry VIII & the English Reformation and The Lollards. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and whichever of his six sons happen to be at home.

November 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-049-4 Binding: HB Extent: 272 pages, 142 illustrations, 66 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Everyday life in the teeming metropolis during William Shakespeare’s time in the city

SHAKESPEARE’S LONDON STEPHEN PORTER • ‘A meticulous recreation of a vibrant world... echoes

with the living voices of Londoners’ GILLIAN TINDALL • Porter is a leading expert on London’s history. • Extensively illustrated with over 120 contemporary

illustrations. • Includes ‘voices’ of Londoners and visitors to London from

the period, many reproduced here for the �rst time.

Shakespeare’s London was a bustling, teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ine�ectual, steps to curb its expansion. From contemporary letters, journals and diaries, a vivid picture emerges of this fascinating city, with its many opportunities and also its persistent problems. By far the largest city in the country, it was the centre of government, the law and the church, the focus of politics and culture. It had a vigorous economy, with a range of industries and a lucrative trade in luxury goods for the courtiers and wealthy citizens. Growth produced overcrowding and high mortality, with shockingly high death tolls during the periodic plague epidemics, yet London attracted an endless stream of people, who were absorbed into its diverse communities and economic structures. Here the �rst playhouses were built, patronised by large audiences, who were treated to a rich and varied diet of plays to keep them, and the court, entertained. The London that Shakespeare knew was an expanding, changing and exciting city. Stephen Porter worked for over 17 years for the Survey of London, is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has held research posts at the University of Oxford. His other books include The Great Plague (‘An excellent introduction for the general reader’ THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH), The London Charterhouse, The Great Fire of London and The Plagues of London (‘Breathes new life into the story of the plague in London’ STEPHEN INWOOD).

November 2009 Price: £20 ISBN: 978-1-84868-333-4 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages, 127 illustrations, 29 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A profusely illustrated history of the modern Cunard Queens

CUNARD’S THREE QUEENS: A CELEBRATION WILLIAM H. MILLER Cunard’s Three Queens: A Celebration is the story in words and pictures of the current Cunard �eet. 2008 was a magical year for Cunard. For the �rst time, the line had three Queens in service; Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth 2 retired during the year, and sailed for Dubai on 11 November, while Queen Mary 2 had reached her �fth anniversary as the largest ocean liner a�oat and Queen Victoria entered service. On 13 January 2008, all three liners were together for the �rst and last time in New York. After a successful world cruise for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2’s twenty-sixth and �nal world cruise, all three ships rendezvoused in Southampton on 22 April for the last meeting of the three Queens. William H. Miller brings together a fantastic selection of images, with informative text, telling the story of Cunard’s three legendary modern Queens. William H. Miller is one of the most famous of ocean liner authors – having written over 70 books, appeared on countless TV and DVD programmes about liners and having an unrivalled collection of images of ocean liners.

November 2009 Price: £25 ISBN: 978-1-84868-364-8 Binding: PB Extent: 120 pages, 200 illustrations, 180 colour

A collection of Lady Ashcombe’s writings which looks at aspects of castle life with warmth and humour

BEHIND CASTLE WALLS … AT SUDELEY PAST AND PRESENT ELIZABETH ASHCOMBE For a while now, Lady Ashcombe has written a monthly column for Cotswold Life. It records her observations about many things, and her viewpoint is unique as she is an American lady living in Sudeley Castle. Re�ections on castle life include the relentless season of events, such as Rose Week and the new Henry VIII exhibition, and her lifelong dream of bringing Sudeley Castle back to life. When she and her late husband �rst tackled the castle it was a ruin, and Lady Ashcombe is responsible for turning it into the successful business it is today. Mark Dent-Brocklehurst (born Geo�rey Mark Dent-Brocklehurst) was a stockbroker and the heir to Sudeley Castle. He died suddenly from a heart attack in 1972. The castle passed to his wife Elizabeth Lady Ashcombe and his two children Henry and Molly. He met Lady Ashcombe in America, and brought her home to his crumbling castle, which has been her home now for many years.

November 2009 Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-801-8 Binding: PB Extent: 128 pages, 40 illustrations, 24 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The first major study of Ranulf de Blondeville, a name once recounted in the same breath as Robin Hood

RANULF DE BLONDEVILLE IAIN SODEN A full, lavishly illustrated study of a nobleman whose exploits became the stu� of medieval romance, once recounted in the same breath as Robin Hood. Ranulf de Blondeville was fabulously rich and powerful. He served six kings, endured di�cult regime-change, fought his way across half of France and back and more than once turned wrested victory from defeat. He never forgot that his roots were Norman although his e�orts were for England, where he made his home. An archaeologist for 25 years, Iain Soden was born and educated in Coventry and Durham. He is currently Senior Project O�cer at Northamptonshire Archaeology. He has been a contributor to BBC Radio, Channel 4’s Time Team and BBC’s Meet the Ancestors. He has directed excavations on a number of the sites described in this book, castles, monasteries and manor houses.

December 2009 Price: £16.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-693-9 Binding: PB Extent: 160 pages 100 illustrations, 28 colour

Insight into an intriguing aspect of Britain’s prehistoric past

PREHISTORIC ROCK ART IN BRITAIN STAN BECKENSALL Prehistoric Rock Art In Britain o�ers the reader an intriguing insight into a fascinating subject. This book aims to awaken an interest in rock art, allowing people to discover a whole new way of looking at the landscape and countryside; such discoveries can bring joy and companionship in the search for rock art, something that has always been a vital part of archaeology. Prehistoric Rock Art In Britain is a lavishly illustrated book and one which suggests new ways of studying Britain’s rock art.

December 2009 Price: £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-626-7 Binding: PB Extent: 176 pages 125 illustrations, 24 colour

Dr Stan Beckensall has long researched the prehistoric archaeology. He has published many books and has been awarded many honours including the Channel 4 ICT Television British Archaeology Award for 2006.

A forgotten figure of Egypt’s past, crucial to shaping history as we know it

HOREMHEB CHARLOTTE BOOTH Horemheb ruled Egypt after Tutankhamun, and was fundamental in bringing Egypt back to the rich and powerful nation it was before Akhenaten took the throne. Rather than simply clearing up the mess left behind after the Amarna period, he lay the foundations for the kings who were to come, and his choice of heir to the throne, led eventually to the rule of Ramses II, one of the most famous kings in Egyptian history.

December 2009 Price: £17.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-326-6 Binding: PB Extent: 320 pages 34 colour illustrations

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Charlotte Booth lectures at Birkbeck (University of London). Her focus of study is the Hyksos period of Egypt; she has given talks and prepared articles on this little studied area. She has given talks at nationwide Egyptology Societies since 2000. She lives in London.

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The eighth edition of the best-selling guide to Gardens that you can visit

GARDENS TO VISIT 2010 TONY RUSSELL Gardens to Visit 2010 is the eight edition of the full colour guide to gardens that are open to visit in the British Isles. The 2010 edition features more than 200 of the very �nest British gardens. Divided into counties, each garden featured in the book is given a full page description with a brief history of the garden and details of the plants that are grown. Each garden has a fact �le detailing the opening times, the admission charges, the facilties including disabled access. The location and the contact details of each garden including the web address and email are also included. Tony is now widely recognised as one of Britain’s leading authorities on trees and shrubs. Over the last few years he has become a familiar face and voice on both TV and radio, His six-part TV series The Cotswold Garden Trail was nominated for the ‘TV broadcast of the year’ at the National Garden Writers Guild.

December 2009 Price: £9.95 ISBN: 978-1-84868-703-5 Binding: PB Extent: 204 pages, full colour

An intriguing illustrated history of The Oxenholme Hounds

OXENHOLME HOUNDS TREVOR HUGHES The Oxenholme Hounds is a fascinating narrative of The Oxenholme Stag Hounds. It introduces the reader to the participants of the hunt and their adventures and misadventures as they hunted during a six-month period during 1934-5 over large areas of Cumbria and Lancashire. The hunt was comprised of members of some of the most in�uential families who lived in Kendal and the surrounding area at that time and this book o�ers insights into some colourful characters and lively accounts of the meets they attended. The Oxenholme Hounds, which is illustrated with photographs and charming paintings, perfectly captures the atmosphere and the camaraderie of a past generation as they indulged in what is now a forbidden pastime, (although, contrary to popular belief, the hunt rarely resulted in a kill). After a long history the hunt was eventually dispersed at the start of World War II and was never restarted. The Oxenhome Hounds, however, remains as an absorbing and enchanting social record of a bygone era.

December 2009 Price: £16.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-608-3 Binding: HB Extent: 112 pages, full colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Widow, wife, mother, survivor, the story of the CATHERINE PARR last queen of Henry VIII ELIZABETH NORTON • The Tudors have never been so popular – Catherine Parr

(played by Annabelle Wallace) is set to be the key character in the fourth series of BBC2’s lavish drama The Tudors and is due to be broadcast in the Summer of 2010 introducing a whole new audience to the amazing story. • First biography to show the real Catherine Parr, matronly

and dutiful she might have been, but she fought tooth and nail for what she wanted. • Huge interest in the wives of Henry VIII, most of which are

the subject of at least two books, Catherine has only one very academic treatment. Catherine Parr was enjoying her freedom after her �rst two arranged marriages when she caught the attention of the elderly Henry VIII. The most reluctant of all Henry’s wives, she o�ered to become his mistress rather than submit herself to the dangers of becoming Henry’s queen. This only increased Henry’s enthusiasm for the vibrant, intelligent young widow and Catherine was forced to abandon her handsome lover, Thomas Seymour, for the decrepit king. She quickly made her role as queen a success, providing Henry VIII with a domestic tranquillity that he had not known since the early days of his �rst marriage. For Henry, Catherine was a satisfactory choice but he never stopped considering a new marriage, much to Catherine’s terror. Traditionally portrayed as a matronly and dutiful �gure, Elizabeth Norton’s new biography shows another side to Catherine. Her life was indeed one of duty but, throughout, she attempted to escape her destiny and �nd happiness for herself. Elizabeth Norton was educated at University of Cambridge and Oxford University. Her other books include Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession, Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s True Love, Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride. She is currently writing England’s Queens: The Biography, also for Amberley.

January 2010 Price: £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-582-6 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages, 52 illustrations, 39 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The story of Churchill’s personal weapons development department, staffed by ingenious boffins, who developed numerous innovative weapons that helped win the war

WINSON CHURCHILL’S TOYSHOP COLONEL STUART MACRAE The inside story of one of the most famous of all the ‘back rooms’ of the Second World War – and of the men and women who worked for it. Conceived by Winston Churchill to circumvent the delays, frustrations and ine�ciencies of the service ministries, Department M.D.1. earned from its detractors the soubriquet ‘Winston Churchill’s Toyshop’, yet from a tiny underground workshop housed in the cellars of the London o�ces of Radio Normandie in Portland Place, and subsequently from the ‘stockbroker Tudor’ of a millionaire’s country mansion in Buckinghamshire, came an astonishing array of secret weapons ranging from the ‘sticky bomb’ and ‘limpet mine’ to giant bridge-carrying assault tanks, as well as the PIAT, a tank-destroying, hand-held mortar. Written by Colonel Stuart Macrae, who helped found M.D.1. and was its second-in-command throughout its life, the story is told of this relatively unknown establishment and the weapons it developed which helped destroy innumerable enemy tanks, aircraft and ships.

February 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-794-3 Binding: HB Extent: 208 pages, 40 illustrations

A detailed and exciting history of the only Welsh division to take part in Operation Overlord

RED CROWN AND DRAGON PATRICK DELAFORCE One of Monty’s ‘Green’ Divisions that took part at Operation Overlord, the 53rd Welsh Division served with great distinction throughout the rest of the War. After playing a major part in the �ghting in Belgium, they were moved South to �ght the Panzers in the Ardennes, breaking the Siegfried Line and on into the Rhineland where they captured Weeze. They were brilliantly led by Major General ‘Bobby’ Ross, but su�ered 10,000 casualties during the campaign. This remarkable book features the tales of over 60 men, NCOs and O�cers who took part in this campaign story. Patrick Delaforce fought as a troop leader in Normandy and also served in Germany and Holland during the Second World War. He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Orange-Nassau and was twice mentioned in despatches.

January 2010 Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-817-9 Binding: HB Extent: 224 pages, 65 illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A major new historical work, reinterpreting, reassessing and reevaluating the Roman invasion of Britain, from the perspective of one British family’s relationship with the Julio-Claudian dynasty

BLOODLINE MILES RUSSELL Bloodline: The Celtic Kings of Roman Britain is Miles Russell’s latest publication. This detailed and comprehensive book o�ers fresh research and analysis of the British provincial kings during the Roman occupation. The author’s extensive knowledge and expertise in this �eld provides a high level of academic authority. Building on the discoveries made in Roman Sussex, this book develops the theme that southern Britain was not so much conquered by Rome, as liberated. Looking at new archaeological evidence, new readings of the primary historical sources and a new examination of the writings of ‘British’ sources (such as Geo�rey of Monmouth), Bloodline: Celtic Kings in Roman Britain provides a wholly alternative theory as to the creation of Roman Britain, its treaties, invasion and assimilation into empire, and the role of friendly client kings from the time of Julius Caesar (55-54 BC) to the reign of the emperor Hadrian (AD 117) and the building of Hadrian’s wall. Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in archaeology at Bournemouth University with over 20 years experience of archaeological �eldwork.

February 2010 Price: £18.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-238-2 Binding: PB Extent: 192 pages, 24 colour illustrations

Spitfire and Hurricane fighter pilots recount their experiences of combat during the Battle of Britain

LAST OF THE FEW DILIP SARKER • Separate chapters on each pilot together with historic photographs from their personal albums. • 5 of the 18 veterans will be available for interview. Intense media interest expected as 2010 is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. 2,927 aircrew of Fighter Command fought in the Battle of Britain, 544 lost their lives in action. Today perhaps 80 survive with an average age of 91. The Battle of Britain Fighter Association can muster 20, soon there will be no living survivor from this exceptional band of young men. In this book, Dilip Sarkar relates the stories of 18 pilots, researched through personal interviews, correspondence and contemporary archive material. Many of the pilots featured became ‘aces’ in the Battle of Britain, others achieved such status afterwards whilst others went into action only to be instantly blasted out of the sky without even having seen the enemy. Their collective experience, however, is typical of those who �ew Spit�res and Hurricanes in 1940. February 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-435-5 Binding: HB Extent: 224 pages, 55 illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Based on exclusive access to MI5 documents and newly discovered Russian papers, the true fate of the Romonovs

THE MURDER OF THE ROMANOVS ANDREW COOK • Now a Channel 4 documentary. The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause célèbre of 20th century history. Andrew Cook’s reinvestigation of the story �nally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records revealing the truth about the family’s murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the family’s reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate. Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian, author and TV presenter. His other books include Ace of Spies (‘A myth-shattering tour de force’ SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE), M: MI5’s First Spymaster (‘A brilliantly researched biography’ STELLA RIMINGTON) and To Kill Rasputin (‘If you thought you knew how Rasputin met his end and who was responsible, think again’ ANDREW ROBERTS).

February 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-103-3 Binding: HB Extent: 256 pages, 55 illustrations

The scandalous love lives of the British Royal Family

ROYAL SEX ROGER POWELL • Takes the story of ‘romping royals’ to the present day and includes Kate Middleton and Prince Harry’s ‘lovelies’. Royal Sex shows how a certain number of key aristocratic families appear to have cornered the market in providing our monarchs with mistresses over successive centuries. The present Duchess of Cornwall is a prime example, her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel was a mistress of Edward VII, as the Duchess was of Prince Charles. The reason? to capture and exploit royal power and royal patronage to place a royal mistress or favourite at the centre of power. Roger Powell has been a professional genealogist for over 40 years. He was until his recent retirement a senior editor at Burke’s Peerage and Gentry and Director of Debretts Ancestry Research. He is co-author of Royal Bastards: Illegitimate Children of the British Royal Family (‘Spicy and enjoyable... an absorbing story’ LITERARY REVIEW; ‘A great read... the research is excellent’ PROFESSOR RONALD HUTTON).

March 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-212-2 Binding: PB Extent: 336 pages, 30 colour illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A biography of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, beheaded for playing Henry at his own game – adultery

CATHERINE HOWARD LACEY BALDWIN SMITH • ‘A brilliant, compelling account’ ALISON WEIR • ‘A faultless book’ THE SPECTATOR • ‘Lacey Baldwin Smith has so excellently caught the atmosphere of the Tudor age’ THE OBSERVER A mere teenager, the vivacious and �irty Catherine Howard was an unsuitable bride for the elderly and fat Henry VIII. Lacey Baldwin Smith, one of the �nest historians of the Tudor age, narrates the rise and fall of the most tragic of Henry’s queens, the woman who dared to cuckold the king of England. Lacey Baldwin Smith is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University. He has published nine critically acclaimed books including: Henry VIII, Elizabeth Tudor, and Treason in Tudor England (‘A stunning evocation of a brutal age from one of our �nest historians’ ALISON WEIR). The recipient of MA and PhD degrees from Princeton University, he has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of London. February 2010 Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-521-5 Binding: PB Extent: 288 pages, 25 colour illustrations

A calendar of how the great and good met their maker...

ROYAL DATES WITH DESTINY ROBERT EASTON Royal Dates with Destiny is a collection of short vignettes describing the deaths of the world’s aristocracy. It is presented in calendar form, with at least one entry for each day of the year. Based on a number of scholarly sources per entry, these 400 or so ‘summaries of mortality’ give an idiosyncratic and delightfully bizarre historical overview of the surprising ways in which the world’s most powerful have died. Each month contains at least a couple of famous royal deaths, yet more often than not the royal will be less well known, yet no less fascinating. Suitably rigorous to grace the shelves of any reference library, yet entertaining enough to appeal to QI fans, Royal Dates With Destiny will enthral and appeal in equal measure.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-830-8 Binding: HB Extent: 160 pages, 90 illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A magni�cently-photographed reconstruction of Wainwright’s legendary May 1931 tour of the Lakes, in full colour

WAINWRIGHT’S LOST TOUR ED GELDARD May 1931 marked Wainwright’s second tour to the lakes, following his life changing visit a year previously. In 1991, shortly after Wainwright’s death, the one surviving member of the party WE Maudsley provided a route plan. We know that the poor weather that Witsun Holiday week made the 6 day trip a test of endurance, in other respects we have little to go on as Wainwright himself did not leave any detailed notes on the trip . What makes the tour particularly interesting, however, is that it covers every lake, mountain and valley in the area, thus making this a perfect itinerary for modern day followers in the great man’s footsteps. Professional photographer Ed Geldard, who formed a strong friendship with Wainwright towards the end of his life, recreates the tour in remarkable detail giving a detailed breakdown of the route as it would have been had the weather been in their favour. The book is illustrated with over 180 magni�cent full-colour photographs that will delight both armchair walkers and those looking for a genuinely informative guide to walking in the Lakes. Wainwright a�cionados will also delight in this “missing page” from the life story of the man most associated with the Lakes.

April 2010 Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-950-3 Binding: PB Extent: 192 pages, 182 colour illustrations

A delightful and comprehensive look at the lives and works of some of England’s finest poets

LAKELAND POETS GAVIN D. SMITH Lakeland Poets is an absorbing and charming account of the lives and works of Hartley Coleridge, Samuel Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, Robert Southey, Dorothy Wordsworth and William Wordsworth. Membership of the ‘school’ of Lake Poets has been extended to include Wordsworth’s sister, Dorothy, Coleridge’s son, Hartley, and Thomas de Quincey. This is a valuable opportunity for readers to discover more about writers whose work has been sorely neglected and is often di�cult to �nd in print. In this comprehensive and accessible volume each poet’s life is detailed and then a selection of their work is presented. This delightful and beautifully illustrated book is sure to enchant both established lovers of poetry as well as newcomers to the art.

April 2010 Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-536-9 Binding: PB Extent: 128 pages, 50 colour illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The first ever biography of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife, who died in childbirth giving the king what he craved most – a son and heir

JANE SEYMOUR ELIZABETH NORTON • First biography to show the real Jane Seymour, she may have been submissive and obedient in front of Henry, but her true personality was far more cutthroat. Jane Seymour is often portrayed as meek and mild and as the most successful, but one of the least signi�cant, of Henry VIII’s wives. The real Jane was a very di�erent character, demure and submissive yet with a ruthless streak – as Anne Boleyn was being tried for treason, Jane was choosing her wedding dress. From the lowliest origins of any of Henry’s wives her rise shows an ambition every bit as great as Anne’s. Elizabeth Norton tells the thrilling life of a country girl from rural Wiltshire who rose to the throne of England and became the ideal Tudor woman.

March 2010 Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-527-7 Binding: PB Extent: 288 pages, 53 illustrations, 26 colour

A major new history of the disaster that weaves into the narrative the first-hand accounts of those who survived

TITANIC W. B. BARTLETT • The human story of the disaster, rather than a history of the ship itself. • The most detailed narrative ever of the sinking of the Titanic. Most books deal with the collision at 23:40 on 14 April to the rescue of the survivors 04:01-08:30 on 15 April in a few chapters, W. B. Bartlett devotes the entire book to the unfolding drama of these nine hours. It was twenty minutes to midnight on Sunday 14 April, when Jack Thayer felt the Titanic lurch to port, a motion followed by the slightest of shocks. Seven-year old Eva Hart barely noticed anything was wrong. For Stoker Fred Barrett, shovelling coal down below, it was somewhat di�erent; the side of the ship where he was working caved in. For the next nine hours, Jack, Eva and Fred faced death and survived. They lived, along with just over 700 others picked up by 08.30 the next morning. Over 1,500 people did not. This is the story told through the eyes of Jack, Eva, Fred and over a hundred others of those who survived and either wrote their experiences down or appeared before the major inquiries.

March 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-422-5 Binding: HB Extent: 448 pages, 50 illustrations, 30 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING How to fly the legendary fighter plane in SPITFIRE MANUAL 1940 combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War • Original 1940s setting used. • Nostalgia books hugely popular see the sales of The Home Guard Manual (Tempus) and Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 (Bodleian Library). An amazing array of lea�ets, books and manuals were issued by the Air Ministry during the Second World War to aid pilots in �ying the Supermarine Spit�re, here for the �rst time they are collated into a single facsimile edition by expert aviation historian Dilip Sarkar. Areas covered include how to attack enemy aircraft, aircraft recognition, how to act as an RAF o�cer, and bailing out - the entire gamut of how to be a Spit�re �ghter pilot.

March 2010 Price: £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-436-2 Binding: HB Extent: 288 pages, 40 illustrations

The second volume in Patrick Delaforce’s important Second World War trilogy

THE RHINE ENDEAVOUR PATRICK DELAFORCE This is the second volume, but the last to be published of a trilogy — the other volumes being Smashing the Atlantic Wall and The Battle of the Bulge. The book starts with the German evacuation of Dunkirk, the liberation of Antwerp, Operation ‘Market Garden’ and Montgomery’s move into the Rhineland. The book ends following General Kurt Student’s attempt to halt the advance of the allied troops at the Rhine with a ferocious counterattack. Patrick Delaforce fought as a troop leader in Normandy and also served in Germany and Holland during the Second World War. He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Orange-Nassau and was twice mentioned in despatches. After the war he worked as a Port wine shipper and in advertising before becoming a professional writer. He is the author of many Military History books as well as a number of travel books and biographies.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-825-4 Binding: HB Extent: 288 pages, 147 illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING ‘Impeccably researched and highly original... David Baldwin is a brilliant historical detective’ PHILIPPA GREGORY

ROBIN HOOD DAVID BALDWIN • The identity of Robin Hood is one of the great historical mysteries of English history – until now. • Major new Hollywood �lm Robin Hood directed by RIDLEY SCOTT and staring RUSSELL CROWE and CATE BLANCHETT due to be released 14 May 2010 (in UK and USA) will hugely increase interest in the story of Robin Hood. • Author is an expert on English medieval history and speci�cally on the local history of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. Everyone has heard of Robin Hood, the brilliant archer who ‘robbed the rich to give to the poor’, but his identity is one of the great mysteries of English history. There were outlaws who lived in the royal forests preying on unwary travelers, and Robin Hoods whose names are recorded in historical documents: but no one has been able to prove that one of these real Robins was the individual whose exploits were commemorated in ballad and song. David Baldwin has discovered the real Robin Hood by painstaking following clues in the earliest ballads and in o�cial and legal documents of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, truth in this case, is stranger than legend. David Baldwin is a medieval historian and has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham. He is the author of The Lost Prince (‘A fascinating new theory’ DAILY MAIL) and Elizabeth Woodville (‘Inspirational... brings her alive for the general reader’ PHILIPPA GREGORY).

March 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-378-5 Binding: HB Extent: 288 pages, 53 illustrations, 26 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The definitive history of Cunard’s Edwardian superliner, Lusitania

LUSITANIA: AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY J. KENT LAYTON It is now just over a century since Lusitania made her maiden crossing of the North Atlantic. For seven and a half years, she crossed that rugged ocean with punctuality and dependability. She fast became a living legend, the ship of choice for many of the transatlantic travellers. Since her sinking on 7 May 1915, however, her wondrous career and technological marvels have largely been neglected. Instead, the focus has shifted to her political importance, and on numerous conspiracy theories about her last voyage and sinking. This illustrated biography of the Lusitania discusses her entire story, from her conception and birth on the Clyde to her career and, �nally, to her tragic demise o� the coast of Ireland; it reveals her as she has never been seen before. Prepare to take a journey back in time ... step aboard the decks of one of the world’s largest, �nest, fastest and most beloved ocean liners, and relive her history in all its splendour. J. Kent Layton has been studying the history of Cunard’s Lusitania for the past decade. He brings together, for the �rst time, many fabulous images, from numerous collections around the world to complement his outstanding research on this fabulous vessel. He is an active member of the Titanic Research & Modelling Association and lives in Central New York state. April 2010 Price: £50.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-834-6 Binding: PB Extent: 380 pages, 400 illustrations, 26 colour

Almost a century since the launch of Titanic, the story of the Olympic class ships is told through the medium of original postcards.

TITANIC AND HER SISTERS: A POSTCARD HISTORY JANETTE AND CAMPBELL McCUTCHEON In 1908, the White Star Line announced it was constructing a pair of sister ships at the Harland & Wol� yard in Belfast. The new behemoths would dwarf even the largest ships of the time, being fully one-third larger than any ship a�oat. They would also be the most sumptuous vessels a�oat, carrying their millionaire passengers in unsurpassed luxury. The two ships, Olympic and Titanic, were to be followed by a third sister, originally to be called Gigantic, but renamed as Britannic after the sinking of Titanic in April 1912. Janette and Campbell McCutcheon tell the story of the White Star trio using a fabulous collection of original postcards and photos of the three sisters, only one of which was ever to make a return voyage from New York. With the loss of Titanic in 1912, work was suspended on Britannic, but she was to sink on her sixth voyage as a hospital ship, during the First World War. Despite sinking a U-boat by ramming it, Olympic survived the war and was scrapped in Jarrow in 1935 after twenty-four years of service for White Star.

April 2010 Price: £19.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-110-1 Binding: PB Extent: 96 pages, 200 illustrations, 60 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The story of astrology through the ages

ASTROLOGY P. G. MAXWELL-STUART • The �rst major new history of astrology ever published. • Comprehensive coverage from the earliest known records from Ancient Babylon (over 4000 years ago), to the present day obsession with horoscopes. • Horoscopes are hugely popular today with an estimated 200 million people worldwide regularly reading their horoscope. • Author is a highly respected expert on the occult. P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St Andrews. His other books include Witchcraft: A History (‘Combines scholarly rigour with literary �air’ THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY), Ghosts: A History (‘Scholarly and well-written... a wide ranging account’ THES), Satan: A Biography (‘A learned and fascinating book... devilish’ TLS), Witch Hunters (‘The lurid tales of orgies and other debauchery told by these individuals still make for shocking reading today’ the DAILY MAIL; ‘Based on massive erudition... a learned, informative, at times very subtle book’ JAMES SHARPE), and Wizards: A History (‘An excellent pioneering work... fascinating and entertaining’ RONALD HUTTON; ‘A fascinating, well-researched and lucid book’ THE ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW).

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-107-1 Binding: HB Extent: 288 pages, 30 illustrations

PREHISTORIC WILTSHIRE AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE BOB CLARKE

A full-colour guide to Wiltshire’s prehistoric remains

Wiltshire contains some of the most important archaeological sites in Britain and its Prehistoric remains range from the splendour of Stonehenge to the awesome Avebury stone circle, with Silbury Hill and the Kennet Long Barrow being other noted megalithic monuments in the county. Among these important sites are also found smaller, perhaps lesser-known monuments to the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, including the cursus barrow cemetery at Fargo Plantation and Woodhenge. Bob Clarke, author of numerous books on military archaeology and history, takes us on a tour of the prehistoric sites in this archaeologicallyrich county, using aerial photography and outstanding images, which accompany the informative text and diagrams.

April 2010 Price: £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-877-3 Binding: PB Extent: 96 pages, 100 illustrations, 90 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The amazing story of one of the ‘Few’, fighter ace Tom Neil who shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain

GUN BUTTON TO FIRE TOM NEIL • Tom Neil really is one of the last of the ‘Few’, the average age of surviving veterans is 91. Only 20 veterans out of 2947 o�cial Battle of Britain pilots are �t enough to attend Battle of Britain Fighter Association events (although around 90 are still alive in total). He is 89 and lives in Su�olk with his wife who was a Fighter Command plotter when they met in 1940. • Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2010. • Tom �ew 141 combat missions (few pilots reached 50) mostly from North Weald air�eld in Essex, and shot down 13 enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain. • Tom Neil was one of the pilots the War Ministry used in their propaganda at the time of the Battle of Britain partly because of his height (6 ft 4) and his good looks. • ‘The best book on the Battle of Britain’ SIR JOHN GRANDY, Marshal of the RAF. • Tom Neil epitomises the spirit of the young, dashing �ghter pilot, he was only 19 when he �ew his �rst Battle of Britain combat mission. • Tom Neil �ew with James Nicolson at the time he won the only Battle of Britain Victoria Cross. This is a �ghter pilot’s story of eight memorable months from May to December 1940. When the Germans were blitzing their way across France, Pilot O�cer Tom Neil had just received his �rst posting – to 249 Squadron. Nineteen years old, fresh from training at Montrose on Hawker Audax biplanes he was soon to be pitchforked into the maelstrom of air �ghting on which the survival of Britain was to depend. By the end of the year he had shot down 13 enemy aircraft, seen many of his friends killed, injured or burned, and was himself a wary and accomplished �ghter pilot. Tom Neil’s other books include Fighter In My Sights, From the Cockpit: Spit�re, Questions of Guilt: The Stories of Wing Commander Tom Neil and Onward To Malta: Memoirs of a Hurricane Pilot in Malta 1941 (which has sold over 10,000 copies). He lives with his wife near Bungay in Su�olk and has three sons, two of which carry on the tradition of �ying.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-848-3 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages, 102 illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The classic biography of the most engaging of Henry VIII’s wives

ANNE BOLEYN PAUL FRIEDMANN edited by JOSEPHINE WILKINSON • ‘Friedmann has an unparalleled mastery of the detail of his subject, which he weaves into a compelling and lively narrative. A meticulously researched and supremely readable classic of Tudor biography’ DR RICHARD REX Paul Friedmann wrote his monumental two-volume biography of Anne in the 1880s and it is still used as a standard work of reference by historians today because of the level of detail it provides of Anne’s daily life. It is incredibly rare (zero copies on Abe.com) and has never been commercially reissued before now. It now appears completely re-set in a single volume together with 47 illustrations.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-827-8 Binding: HB Extent: 384 pages 47 illustrations, 25 colour

The epic battle in Egypt between Britain’s ‘Desert Rats’ and the Axis forces led by Rommel, the ‘Desert Fox’

EL ALAMEIN 1942 JOHN SADLER • Includes numerous unpublished veterans accounts, collected by the author from personal interviews. El Alamein was the battle that de�ned both the Afrika Corps and the British 8th Army, the legendary ‘Desert Rats’. Hitler’s fanatic insistence that his forces should not cede ground, caused the destruction of a signi�cant part of Rommel’s army. Like Stalingrad, it marks the end of the opening phase of Axis victories and sweeping gains and ushered in the slow but inexorable drive to �nal Allied triumph. This is the story of El Alamein and the British soldiers who fought in it.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-101-9 Binding: HB Extent: 320 pages 60 illustrations, 15 colour

The story of the battle of Turnham Green and how ‘the sack of London’ was prevented by Londoners

THE BATTLE FOR LONDON STEPHEN PORTER AND SIMON MARSH • ‘One of the decisive confrontations of English history. A gem of a book’ RICHARD HOLMES As Charles I’s army marched on the capital in the autumn of 1642, Nehemiah Wallington, a wood-turner living near London Bridge, wrote in his journal, ‘those cruel cavilers doe so plonder & pillage & commit Rapin & use such cruelty that the poore people are caused to �y from house and home to save their children’. Most Londoners shared his fears that city would be pillaged and burnt by the king’s supporters, who had been vili�ed in the London press and from the pulpits. At Turnham Green the Civil War that had pitched Englishman against Englishman came to London. On 13 November thousands of volunteers streamed out of the city to join the army and the most ferocious battle in London’s long history began. The outcome would mark a turning point in the con�ict that had split the nation.

April 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-847-6 Binding: HB Extent: 288 pages 34 illustrations, 20 colour

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING A dramatic personal account of the riots, revolution and exile that led to the Suez crisis

PRELUDE TO SUEZ ROBERT HORNBY In January 1952 Cairo burned in a wave of insurgency. Three months earlier, the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936 had been abrogated, leading to the withdrawal of all British military personnel from the city to the Canal Zone base at Suez. Colonel Robert Hornby was already committed as the press spokesman for the British Army and chose to stay in Cairo. Without diplomatic immunity and vulnerable to arrest, Hornby endeavoured to respond to the demands of the international press and squash the outrageous claims of propagandist Egyptian newspapers. He set up a secret, and highly illegal, line of communication to the garrison switchboard at Ismalia to allow journalists to subvert the censorship imposed on correspondence sent via cable and wireless, their only means of reporting to their newspapers. Hornby’s military status eventually led to his attempted arrest, but he escaped with his family to Cyprus. He soon returned to Egypt under legal, diplomatic auspices, and was able to continue in his work as an attaché working for the embassy. During his years in Egypt he witnessed the abdication of King Farouk and the rise and fall of General Neguib. Hornby’s close contact with the press, his friendship with Anwar Sadat, future prime minister of Egypt, and his links with both army and embassy combine to give a unique and fascinating account of the period, set against the inevitable strains of living in a volatile country. May 2010 Price: £20.00 ISBN: 978-1-84868-864-3 Binding: HB Extent: 160 pages, 20 illustrations

A fully revised new edition of Edward Chitham’s best-selling biography

A LIFE OF EMILY BRONTË EDWARD CHITHAM Biographical material on Emily Brontë is scarce. In the past, biographers have taken this as an excuse to portray intuition as fact, creating a confused and inaccurate image of the author who wrote Wuthering Heights. In A Life of Emily Brontë, Edward Chitham rejects wholeheartedly the temptation to validate speculation. He describes his book as an ‘investigative biography’, delving into Emily’s childhood, her relationships with her family, her father’s Irish roots, and the in�uences conveyed by friends and acquaintances. Using material neglected by other biographers, Chitham makes an illuminating and scholarly study of the events and characters that shaped Emily’s inspiration; a puzzle that has confounded many and made her, up to this point, an enigmatic and misrepresented �gure. Edward Chitham is senior lecturer at The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton. His doctoral thesis was on Emily Brontë’s poems, and his previously published works include: The Poems of Ann Brontë; The Brontës’ Irish Background; jointly with Derek Roper The Poems of Emily Brontë; jointly with T.J.Winnifrith Brontë Facts and Brontë Problems and Selected Brontë Poems.

May 2010 Price: £16.99 ISBN: 978-1-84868-406-5 Binding: PB Extent: 288 pages, illustrated

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St Kilda: A Journey to the End of the World Campbell McCutcheon

The chance �nd of a photograph album of views taken on one tour to St Kilda aboard the SS Hebrides in 1911 led Campbell McCutcheon to chronicle the story of St Kilda and the journey to the end of the world using previously unpublished images of these remotest of islands. This book is a tour of both the Inner and Outer Hebrides, o�ering a unique insight into island life and trade only twenty years before it was to disappear forever.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-057-9 December 2008 £12.99 PB

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It’s a Long Way to Muckle Flugga W. R. Mitchell ISBN: 978-1-84868-455-3 November 2009 £14.99 PB

It’s a Long Way to Muckle Flugga tells the tale of the author and his friends as they head north across the Border to explore some region of Scotland – one year the Isle of Arran, the next the Great Glen – moving ever northwards to their ultimate goal, Muckle Flugga in the Shetlands. W. R. Mitchell and his friends are drawn to the wild, lonely landscape and the abundant bird and animal life found in these remote parts of Scotland. This enthralling odyssey through an unspoilt wilderness will delight locals, as well as visitors to these captivating parts of Scotland. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 8 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

East Kilbride Through Time Bill Niven

Elgin From Old Photographs Jenny Main

Elgin Through Time Jenny Main

Rosyth Through Time Martin Rogers

ISBN: 978-1-84868-678-6 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-443-0 April 2010 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-442-3 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-736-3 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Black Avalanche: The Knockshinnoch Pit Disaster Arthur & Mary Sellwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-245-0 December 2008 £14.99 PB

A vivid account of the world’s strangest pit disaster, written by a husband and wife team who interviewed the survivors and rescue workers involved at the tragedy at Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery in Ayrshire, during the wet September of 1950. Here is the story of the men who all but lived underground and of the women who feared for them. It illustrates human courage, human error and how disaster can unite people as they struggle to cope with di�cult situations. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 15 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-94868-431-7 March 2010 £16.99 PB

Scottish Ghosts Dane Love ISBN: 978-1-84868-722-6 August 2009 £12.99 PB

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Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre 1692 John Sadler ISBN: 978-1-84868-515-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

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‘Much new information has been unearthed – all marshalled here with admirable clarity and skill’ THE SCOTSMAN

198 x 125mm, 304pp, 32 b&w illustrations, 25 colour A pictorial tour through the decades and a peek into how people and goods travelled to the Isles over the years. Illustrated with photographs, timetables, brochures and posters, the ever-changing modes of transport are illustrated here. An evocative trip down memory lane for those who remember the Royal Route and the Kyle ferry.

To Western Scottish Waters: By Rail & Steamer to the Isles Robert N. Forsythe ISBN: 978-1-84868-505-5 January 2010 £16.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 160pp, 200 b&w illustrations, 36 colour

MV Balmoral the First 60 Years Alistair Deayton & Iain Quinn

Alistair Deayton and Iain Quinn, in association with Patrick Murrell, present an a�ectionate celebration of the �rst sixty years of MV Balmoral’s career as a sea-going pleasure steamer – a career which is still thriving today. This book is also a reminder of the heyday of coastal cruising, when many such ships took holidaymakers on day trips to resorts the length and breadth of the country. A wealth of full colour photographs accompany the concise narrative. A must for Balmoral fans!

ISBN: 978-1-84868-426-3 May 2009 £14.99 PB

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This is the absorbing history of MacBraynes – Scotland’s premier passenger and vehicle ferry company and includes a unique collection of glass slides and glass-mounted medium format negatives, which originally belonged to Captain Alex Rodger.

A MacBrayne Album Alistair Deayton & Iain Quinn 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 50 b&w illustrations

‘Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated... a very readable book... a very lively account’ HISTORY SCOTLAND

Scotland is a land of many ghosts and spirits. Every corner of the country seems to have a least one; discover them for yourself in Scottish Ghosts. Hauntings, sightings and ‘occurrences’ at over 250 locations.

A biography of the last chief of Clan Macneil, Roderick Macneil. His story includes surviving the Napoleonic campaigns, introducing the industrial revolution to the Western Isles, bankruptcy and a charmed life in the Indian Army.

The Last of the Clan Keith Branigan

‘Remarkably vivid... reads like a horror thriller’ THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

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Around Conwy From Old Photographs Mike Hitches

ISBN: 978-1-84868-303-7 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-403-4 August 2009 £12.99 PB

Pembroke Dock Through Time Phil Carradice & Roger MacCallum ISBN: 978-1-84868-676-2 September 2009 £12.99 PB

Bridgend Through Time David Swidenbank

Anglesey Ghosts Bunty Austin

ISBN: 978-1-84868-677-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-776-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-150-7 May 2009 £12.99 PB

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The Inshore Fishermen of Wales J. Geraint Jenkins

The Inshore Fishermen of Wales provides the �rst full scale survey of Welsh Coastal Fishermen and looks at the traditional Welsh �shing methods which, due to technological developments, are quickly disappearing. This highly detailed, fully illustrated book also identi�es the wealth of �sh found around the Welsh coast. This is a must have book not only for historians and �shing enthusiasts but for anyone interested in the maritime heritage of Wales.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-158-3 April 2009 £17.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 176pp, 56 b&w illustrations

Getting Yesterday Right: Interpreting the Identity of Wales J. Geraint Jenkins ISBN: 978-1-84868-152-1 May 2009 £17.99 PB

An in-depth survey, examining the growth of historically orientated sites and institutions in Wales. The preservation, conservation and interpretation of historical sites, buildings and artefacts are of great importance, but has the conservation movement and our preoccupation with the past gone too far? Are we attempting to preserve too much without giving enough thought to the lasting value of the things preserved? These are just some of the questions raised in this new edition of a classic text. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 60 b&w illustrations

‘Accessible and highly readable’ THE WESTERN MAIL The �rst full-scale biography of the last native Prince of Wales who fought to maintain an independent Wales.

Owain Glyndŵr Terry Breverton ISBN: 978-1-84868-328-0 May 2009 £15.99 PB

Wales: A Historical Companion Terry Breverton 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 32 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-326-6 October 2009 £17.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-746-2 October 2009 £12.99 PB A fascinating collection of ghost stories from all over Wales brought together by Peter Underwood, an acknowledged expert on ghosts. Told in chilling detail these stories will delight paranormal enthusiasts of all ages.

Stories from Anglesey about haunted houses and ghostly sightings. Passed down through generations they form a wealth of folklore; from the lady of Park Lodge to the haunted lane.

Colwyn Bay Through Time Graham Roberts

Penarth Through Time David Ings

Haunted Wales Peter Underwood

An authoritative companion to Wales, its people and its millennia of history, presenting the characters, events, buildings and institutions that have shaped Wales from its earliest origins to the present day. The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who, as an acknowledged expert on Welsh culture and history, has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achievements. A book to be enjoyed by armchair travellers and tourists alike. 234 x 156mm, 384pp, 38 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-263-4 January 2009 £25.00 HB

Life & Tradition in Rural Wales J. Geraint Jenkins ISBN: 978-1-84868-037-1 March 2009 £14.99 PB

Defending Wales: The Coast and Sea Lanes in Wartime Alan Phillips ISBN: 978-1-84868-845-2 April 2010 £16.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 20 b&w illustrations

A comprehensive and evocative description of life and tradition in Wales up to the mid twentieth century. The detailed narrative, accompanied by more than 126 black and white illustrations o�ers a fascinating insight into almost every aspect of rural life in Wales, including farming implements, the use of local raw materials, folk custom and belief, food and drink, leather working, �shing and the production of wool. This revised edition of a classic title is an important record of bygone times. 248 x 172mm, 240pp, 126 b&w illustrations The arrival of the U-boat in the First War, and the addition of the bomber in the Second, brought the Welsh coast and sea lanes into range of German attack. Air�elds for airships, seaplanes, �ghters and bombers were established up and down the Welsh coast to combat the threat. Defending Wales tells the stories of the �ight crews responsible for safeguarding British commerce and industry against a determined enemy in unreliable aircraft and often perilous weather conditions.

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Island of Dread in the Channel Brian Bonnard

An engaging account of the �ght for survival. Teenager Georgi Kondakov was brought to Alderney in 1942 where, su�ering brutal hardships, he helped build part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. In 1943 Georgi escaped from a train taking survivors to Germany and joined the French Resistance. When the war ended he returned to Russia but was sent to a Siberian labour camp for 4 ½ years. He was allowed home in 1951, returning to Alderney as an honoured guest in 1990.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-361-7 May 2009 £12.99 PB

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Alderney From Old Photographs Brian Bonnard

A Time for Memories Molly Bihet

ISBN: 978-1-184868-360-0 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-207-8 April 2009 £14.99 PB

A Time for Memories is a collection of Occupation stories from Molly Bihet’s friends and family. Each story is an individual account of the impact of Germany’s Occupation of Guernsey during the Second World War. Interspersed with this mixture of memories is a selection of Occupation recipes which were originally published in the Star Newspaper. This engaging book adds a human voice to the history of Guernsey and in doing so highlights the determination and perseverance of the local community. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 107 b&w illustrations

A Child’s War Molly Bihet ISBN: 978-1-84868-205-4 December 2009 £12.99 PB

Re�ections of Guernsey Molly Bihet ISBN: 978-1-84868-206-1 April 2009 £12.99 PB Molly Bihet’s touching account of life in Guernsey during the German Occupation brings events of the Second World War to life through the eyes of a young child. The Channel Islands were the only British territory to be occupied during the Second World War. The story begins on the afternoon of 28th June 1940 as Molly recalls waving a recently bought cucumber at planes �ying over the harbour, only to realise they were German planes attacking the previously peaceful scene. 234 x 156mm, 96pp, 47 b&w illustrations

Re�ections of Guernsey is a wonderfully enjoyable read, which vividly illustrates the di�culties and hardships of war time Occupation and then the problems associated with adjusting to a more normal life, a life which is liberated and free. Drawing from her own reminiscences and the �rst-hand accounts of local people Molly Bihet o�ers a charming account of how a community changes over time and the impact these changes can have on the families and individuals living in that community. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 49 b&w illustrations

A History of Aviation in Alderney Edward Pinnegar ISBN: 978-1-84868-981-7 April 2010 £9.99 PB ‘A unique collection of rare photographs’’ RAF NEWS The Battle of Britain as experienced by the pilots who �ew from Duxford air base in Cambridgeshire.

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Peterborough Through Time June & Vernon Bull

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ISBN: 978-1-84868-737-0 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Braintree and Bocking Through Time John & Sandra Adlam

Essex at War Through Time Michael Foley

ISBN: 978-1-84868-311-2 June 2009 £12.99 PB

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Essex has been at the centre of con�ict since the earliest days of recorded history. Michael Foley’s carefully selected images and factual captions take the reader through the turbulent times of the Romans, (when the Iceni tribe slaughtered the invaders at Colchester), through to the times of William the Conqueror and to the later gathering of troops at Tilbury to �ght the Spanish Armada and the war with Napoleon. Colchester, Warley and Pur�eet all feature, being the locations of both temporary camps as well as sturdy barracks, which were to last until modern times.

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Soham and Wicken Through Time Michael Rouse & Anthony Day ISBN: 978-1-84868-667-0 December 2009 £12.99 PB

Witham Through Time John Palombi ISBN: 978-1-84868-584-0 November 2009 £12.99 PB

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Duxford 1940 Dilip Sarkar ISBN: 978-1-84868-213-9 March 2009 £14.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations

Salt Marsh & Mud: A Year’s Sailing in the Thames Estuary Nick Ardley ISBN: 978-1-84868-491-1 July 2009 £14.99 PB

A compilation of interlinked stories about a skipper and his mate cruising around the Lower Thames, Swale and River Medway. The history of an often barren and empty marshland landscape is entwined with what was seen as they went by. Old ports, muddy creeks and dilapidated wharves with ghosts of the past lingering on are often explored by the skipper in a little lugsail dinghy. The stories range from one December to the next, seeing out a complete year a�oat. 248 x 172mm, 224pp, 125 b&w illustrations

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Hornchurch Through Time Brian Evans ISBN: 978-1-84868-633-5 March 2010 £14.99 PB

Upminster: The Story of a Garden Suburb Tony Benton ISBN: 978-1-84868-382-2 August 2009 £12.99 PB

How Upminster grew from a small village to a thriving London suburb. Building on previous histories it tells the story of the people and details the social and historic changes and the events that helped shape Upminster into the vibrant place it is today. This book covers Upminster’s development from the early Edwardian period at the start of the century through to the major changes in the interwar period. This engaging account is a new edition of a classic text. 235 x 165mm, 160pp, 82 b&w illustrations

Paranormal Essex is a fascinating account of local ‘sightings’. It looks at traditional historical legends as well as modern day experiences, providing fresh knowledge, together with the author’s personal accounts, of new and traditional stories. David Scanlan’s and Paul Robins’s ghostly tour of the area is illustrated with many of their own photographs.

Colchester Through Time Patrick Denney

Paranormal Essex David Scanlan and Paul Robins

ISBN: 978-1-84868-546-8 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-460-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 96pp, 36 b&w illustrations

Norwich: Archaeology of a Fine City Brian Ayres

Norwich Murders & Misdemeanours Frank Meers

ISBN: 978-1-84868-372-3 June 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-457-7 August 2008 £12.99 PB

intriguing collection of ◀ An contemporary hauntings and traditional legends in Norfolk. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 36 b&w illustrations

Yarmouth & Gorleston Through Time Frank Meers

The Broads Through Time David Holmes

Paranormal Norfolk Frank Meers

ISBN: 978-1-84868-456-0 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-642-7 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-471-3 February 2010 £12.99 PB

Presenting a revised and updated overview of the history and development of Norwich from its pre-urban days through the changes brought by the Normans to the darker days of the Black Death and the Reformation. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 102 illustrations, 32 colour

Lowestoft to Southwold Humphrey Phelps

Haverhill Through Time Roy Brazier

Bungay Through Time Christopher Reeve

Paranormal Su�olk Christopher Reeve

Victorian & Edwardian Su�olk Humphrey Phelps

Containing over one hundred and �fty photographs matched to contemporary descriptions this book brings vividly to life the period in Su�olk’s history between 1880 and 1910. We see people at work, at home and at play in towns, such as Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, and in scores of small villages. We also see the beauty of the landscape, enhanced by the still famous timber-framed houses and by scores of windmills, surely the most picturesque item of industrial architecture.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-246-7 November 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-795-0 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-831-5 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-375-4 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-029-6 November 2008 £14.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 144pp, 150 sepia illustrations

Chapel-en-le-Frith Through Time Mike Smith

Derbyshire Through Time Margaret Buxton

Villages of the Peak District Denis Eardley

Chester�eld Through Time Brian Davis

ISBN: 978-1-84868-684-7 March 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-517-8 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-728-8 December 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-478-2 October 2009 £12.99 PB

5. EAST MIDLANDS DERBYSHIRE, HUNTINGDONSHIRE, LEICESTERSHIRE, LINCOLNSHIRE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE and RUTLAND

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There and Back Again: Restoring the Cromford Canal Simon Stoker ISBN: 978-1-84868-153-8 December 2008 £14.99 PB

The story of the restoration of the Cromford Canal, from the early days in 1968 through to its acquisition by Derby County Council in 1974 and continued work in 1988. Built by William Jessop with the assistance of Benjamin Outram, the canal, with its four tunnels and 14 locks, ran 14.5 miles (23 km) from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England with a branch to Pinxton. The detailed narrative is accompanied by a wealth of full colour photographs. 248 x 172mm, 128pp, 150 colour illustrations

Leicester Through Time Stephen Butt

Steam Around Scarborough Mike Hitches

ISBN: 978-1-84868-252-8 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-503-1 July 2009 £16.99 PB

Tracing the development of Scarborough’s local railway lines and their lives under the NER, LNER and BR, until their closure under Dr Beeching. It also covers the re-establishment of a preserved line between Pickering and Grosmont, along with main line steam into Scarborough, recalling the wonderful days when Scarborough was visited by thousands of holidaymakers. Timetables and locoshed allocations complete the picture, o�ering an idea of locomotive types and the sort of service passengers could expect. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 212 b&w illustrations

Corby & Rockingham Forest Through Time Peter Hill ISBN: 978-1-84868-644-1 July 2009 £12.99 PB

6. LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES GREATER LONDON, BEDFORDSHIRE, BERKSHIRE,

Secret Northamptonshire Peter Hill

Nottingham Through Time Chris Richards

Newark Through Time Newark ALHS

ISBN: 978-1-84868-720-2 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-068-5 November 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-567-3 November 2009 £12.99 PB

East Dulwich Through Time John Beasley

London Colour Archive Brian Girling

ISBN: 978-1-84868-290-0 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-550-5 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-222-1 January 2010 £17.99 PB

‘A lively panorama’ THE INDEPENDENT An intimate social history of Londoners, discussing everything from work, housing and entertainment to marriage and sex to religion and popular beliefs.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-338-9 July 2009 £9.99 PB

Shakespeare’s London Stephen Porter

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Peckham & Nunhead Through Time John Beasley

Chaucer’s London: Everyday Life in London 1342-1400 A. R. Myers

The Jack the Ripper Location Photographs Philip Hutchinson

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ISBN: 978-1-84868-333-4 October 2009 £20.00 HB

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OXFORDSHIRE

This brand new book o�ers a fresh look at a familiar subject. Published in full colour, it includes the cities of London and Westminster, as well as the inner residential boroughs of Kensington, Stepney, Bloomsbury, Chelsea, Southwark, and many others. It explores transport, river, docks, shops, royal events, London life and characters, streets, local residential areas, early cinema in London, the theatres, markets and restaurants. It will also o�er an unfamiliar look at some of the famous landmarks of the city. 226 x 248mm, 120 pp, 212 colour illustrations London between c.1580-1616, at the height of Elizabeth I’s reign, was a teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ine�ectual, steps to curb its expansion. Growth produced overcrowding and high mortality, with shockingly high death tolls during the plague epidemics, yet London attracted an endless stream of people. Here the �rst playhouses were built, patronised by large audiences, who were treated to a varied diet of plays to keep them entertained. The London that Shakespeare knew was an expanding, changing and exciting city. 234 x 156mm, 320pp, 127 illustrations, 29 colour

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‘Totally fascinating’ SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE ‘A triumph of research’ ANDREW ROBERTS ‘Exposes the hidden hand behind the Jack the Ripper myth’ KELVIN MACKENZIE

Jack the Ripper Andrew Cook

Finally proves who Jack the Ripper was – an invention of the nineteenth-century gutter press.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-327-3 May 2009 £18.99 HB

234 x 156mm, 256pp, 54 b&w illustrations

Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington & The Hamptons Through Time M. Cherry, J. Sheaf, K. Hale, E. Harris ISBN: 978-1-84868-804-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

En�eld Through Time Stephen Sellick ISBN: 978-1-84868-639-7 February 2010 £14.99 PB

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Murders & Misdemeanours in the West End of London 1800-1850 Alan Brooke & David Brandon ISBN: 978-1-84868-524-6 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Paranormal Bedfordshire Damien O’Dell

Winslow Through Time Charles Close

Amersham Through Time Colin Seabright

Milton Keynes Through Time Marion Hill

ISBN: 978-1-84868-119-4 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-712-7 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-404-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-623-6 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Around Burnham From Old Photographs Dorothy Blackman and Daphne Chevous ISBN: 978-1-84868-555-0 July 2009 £12.99 PB

Buckingham Through Time Charles Close

Redbourn Through Time Geo� Webb

A Redbourn Commoner Geo� Webb

Tring Through Time Jill Fowler

Stevenage Through Time Hugh Magdin

Hitchin Through Time Hugh Magdin

ISBN: 978-1-84868-798-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-128-6 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-163-7 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-318-1 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-744-8 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-745-5 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Hertfordshire Secrets & Spies Pamela Shields

Paranormal Hertfordshire Damien O’Dell

Uxbridge From Old Photographs Ken Pearce

Chipping Norton Through Time Chipping Norton LHS

Abingdon Through Time Pamela Horn

Victorian & Edwardian Oxfordshire Eleanor Chance

ISBN: 978-1-84868-788-2 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-118-7 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-390-7 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-289-4 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-599-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-030-2 November 2008 £14.99 PB

Hereford Through Time Derek Foxton

Bridgnorth Through Time Clive Gwilt

A History of Bridgnorth Clive Gwilt

ISBN: 978-1-84868-479-9 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-797-4 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-393-8 June 2009 £12.99 PB

7. THE WELSH MARCHES HEREFORDSHIRE,

Oxfordshire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-171-2 April 2009 £12.99 PB

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8. THE NORTH EAST COUNTY DURHAM AND

Wellington Through Time Allan Frost

Ironbridge Gorge Through Time John Powell

Death and Disaster in Victorian Telford Allan Frost

Jarrow Through Time Paul Perry

ISBN: 978-1-84868-762-2 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-671-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-389-1 May 2009 £12.99 PB

South Shields Through Time Mike Hallowell

Ghost Taverns Mike Hallowell & Darren Ritson

Paranormal South Tyneside Mike Hallowell

Paranormal North East Darren Ritson

Supernatural North Darren Ritson

Durham City From Old Photographs Michael Richardson

ISBN: 978-1-84868-071-5 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-140-8 January 2009 £20.00 HB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-730-1 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-196-5 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-277-1 January 2010 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-507-9 May 2009 £12.99 PB

The Ancient City of Durham H. T. Gradon

Durham City Through Time Michael Richardson

Sunderland Through Time Keith Cockerill

Stanley, South Moor & Craghead Through Time Ron Hindhaugh

Curiosities of County Durham Paul Perry & Derek Dodds

South Shields Murders & Misdemeanours Laurie Curry

ISBN: 978-1-84868-516-1 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-519-2 June 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-576-5 April 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-666-3 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-385-3 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-177-4 November 2008 £12.99 PB

NORTHUMBERLAND

ISBN: 978-1-84868-070-8 December 2008 £12.99 PB

Durham Murders & Misdemeanours John Van der Kiste

Newcastle Through Time John Carlson

Wallsend Through Time Ken Hutchinson

Berwick on Tweed Through Time Jim Walker

Vindolanda Robin Birley

ISBN: 978-1-84868-149-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-168-2 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-320-4 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-560-4 March 2010 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-210-8 March 2009 £16.99 PB

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The Roman fort of Vindolanda lies in south-west Northumberland and is a part of the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Following the site throughout its many phases of use and occupation this book o�ers a intriguing insight into everyday life on Hadrian’s Wall, exploring the lives of those who lived and worked on the site. It also provides valuable new insight into the larger context of Rome’s Northern Frontier and includes some fascinating translations of the Vindolanda Scrolls. 248 x 172mm, 208pp, 25 colour illustrations

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Northumberland’s Hidden History Stan Beckensall ISBN: 978-1-84868-368-6 March 2009 £16.99 PB

Northumberland has many attractive sites that are wellrecorded and frequently visited. However, here Dr Stan Beckensall focuses upon places that are not so well known but are of enormous interest for their stunning locations and stories. They are scattered across the county in the hills, valleys, scarplands and on the coast. Sites featured include locations o� the ‘Alemouth Road’ from Hexham to Rothbury; hidden valleys and waterfalls; seascapes; abandoned settlements and remarkable rock formations. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 25 colour illustrations

9. THE NORTH WEST CHESHIRE, CUMBERLAND, LANCASHIRE,

Ships of the Mersey Ian Collard

WESTMORLAND AND THE ISLE OF MAN

From the ferries to the greatest of ocean liners, from cargo vessels to tugs and dredgers, Ships of the Mersey is the story of the ships, the people and the buildings of the Mersey docks system. Ian Collard brings together a superb selection of over 200 images of shipping on the river Mersey from the 1860s to the present day, looking at how the ports on either side of the river have developed and the ships which have called there.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-058-6 December 2008 £12.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 160pp, 252 b&w illustrations

Tra�ord Park From Old Photographs Patricia Southern and Karen Cli� ISBN: 978-1-84868-081-4 December 2008 £12.99 PB

Stockport: A Pictorial History Roy Westall

Runcorn Through Time Roy Gough

Crewe Through Time Peter Ollerhead

Northwich Through Time Paul Hurley

Winsford Through Time Paul Hurley

ISBN: 978-1-84868-781-3 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-139-2 February 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-202-3 February 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-719-6 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-796-7 August 2009 £12.99 PB

Villages of Mid Cheshire Through Time Paul Hurley

The Story of Altrincham Patricia Southern

Curious Tales of Workington Derek Woodru�

Wallasey From Old Photographs Ian Collard

Around Speke Through Time David Paul

ISBN: 978-1-84868-682-3 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-080-7 November 2008 £12.99 PB

Carlisle Through Time Charlie Emett & James Templeton ISBN: 978-1-84868-273-3 March 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-856-8 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-284-9 March 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-317-4 March 2009 £12.99 PB

Marple & District Through Time Steve Cli�e & Coral Dran�eld

Blackburn Through Time Raymond Smith

Wallasey Through Time Ian Collard

Victorian & Edwardian Lancashire John Hudson

Ormskirk Through Time Mona Duggan

Woolton Through Time David Paul

ISBN: 978-1-84868-157-6 June 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-508-6 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-425-6 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-025-8 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-674-8 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-622-9 December 2009 £12.99 PB

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Eden�eld Through Time John Simpson

Burnley Through Time Roger Frost

The Lancashire Nobby Nick Miller

Atherton Collieries Alan Davies

Murderous Bolton Steve Fielding

Formby & Fresh�eld Through Time Reg & Barbara Yorke

ISBN: 978-1-84868-761-5 March 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-281-8 February 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-490-4 September 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-489-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-308-2 March 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-295-5 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Around Fareham From Old Photographs Alice James

Bitterne & West End Through Time Bitterne Local History Society

ISBN: 978-1-84868-612-0 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-258-0 March 2009 £12.99 PB

Cinemas & Theatres of Portsmouth From Old Photographs Ron Brown ISBN: 978-1-84868-785-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Victorian & Edwardian Hampshire Barry Stapleton

Paranormal Hampshire David Scanlan

ISBN: 978-1-84868-028-9 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-257-3 February 2009 £12.99 PB

10. THE SOUTH EAST HAMPSHIRE, KENT, SURREY, SUSSEX

The Sands of Time — An Introduction to the Sand Dunes of the Sefton Coast Phil Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-454-6 May 2009 £15.99 PB

The Oxenholme Hounds When, Where and How They Hunted Trevor Hughes ISBN: 978-1-84868-608-3 January 2010 £16.99 HB

Portsmouth Through Time John Sadden

Farnborough Through Time Jo Gosney

The Pubs of Portsmouth From Old Photographs Ron Brown

ISBN: 978-1-84868-383-9 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-672-4 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-723-3 July 2009 £12.99 PB

Port of Southampton Campbell McCutcheon

Port of Southampton in the 60s & 70s Campbell McCutcheon

Hampshire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith

Maidstone From Old Photographs Irene Hales

Faversham From Old Photographs Peter Kennett

Folkestone Through Time Alan Taylor

ISBN: 978-1-84868-061-6 October 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-286-3 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-725-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-556-7 May 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-467-6 May 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-359-4 August 2009 £12.99 PB

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Kent, the Garden of England, was home to some wellknown coachbuilders, including Martin Walter of Folkestone, who went on to make the famous Dormobile camper vans, and James Young, of Bromley, who bodied many a Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Covering the period up to and including the Second World War, the early years of Kentish motoring are told through a superb collection of images of motor vehicles and street scenes from this bygone age. 235 x 165mm, 160pp, 230 b&w illustrations

Snodland & District Through Time Andrew Ashbee

Sittingbourne Through Time Robert Turcan

Maidstone Through Time Irene Hales

ISBN: 978-1-84868-658-8 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-520-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-640-3 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Motoring Around Kent: The First 50 Years Tim Harding & Bryan Goodman ISBN: 978-1-84868-575-8 July 2009 £12.99 PB

Victorian & Edwardian Kent Aylwin Guilmant

Thames and Medway Pleasure Steamers from 1935 Andrew Gladwell ISBN: 978-1-84868-694-6 October 2009 £14.99 PB

Around Haslemere & Hindhead From Old Photographs Tim Winter & Graham Collyer ISBN: 978-1-84868-312-9 September 2009 £12.99 PB

Guildford Through Time David Rose & Bernard Parke

Victorian & Edwardian Surrey Aylwin Guilmant

The London Charterhouse Stephen Porter

Paranormal Surrey Marq English

ISBN: 978-1-84868-679-3 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-023-4 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-090-6 March 2009 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-896-4 March 2010 £12.99 PB

Peacehaven & Telscombe Through Time Stanley Bernard

Hove & Portslade Through Time Judy Middleton

Brighton Through Time Judy Middleton

Rottingdean Through Time Douglas d’Enno

Horsham Through Time Susan Djabri

Worthing Through Time Sally White

ISBN: 978-1-84868-199-6 May 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-416-4 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-122-4 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-197-2 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-534-5 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-124-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Victorian & Edwardian Sussex Aylwin Guilmant

LGBT Brighton and Hove Janet Cameron

Brighton & Hove Murders & Misdemeanours Janet Cameron

Chichester Murders & Misdemeanours Philip MacDougall

Paranormal Sussex David Scanlan

Paranormal Brighton & Hove Janet Cameron

ISBN: 978-1-84868-024-1 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-717-2 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-167-5 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-208-5 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-462-1 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-716-5 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-022-7 November 2008 £14.99 PB

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The Diaries of Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst Edited by Susan Djabri ISBN: 978-1-84868-353-2 April 2009 £15.99 PB

The Diaries of Sarah Hurst is a record of the day to day life of a young woman who lived in Horsham, Sussex between 1759 and 1762. This delightful book creates a vivid portrayal of the local town’s people as well as providing a fascinating insight into the social history of women. The diaries also o�er a touching account of Sarah’s feelings as she writes about her love for Henry Smith, a man who was thirteen years older than her.

11. THE SOUTH WEST CORNWALL, DEVON, DORSET, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, SOMERSET AND WILTSHIRE

234 x 156mm, 320pp, 32 b&w illustrations, 16 colour

Haunted Pubs of the South West Ian Addicoat

St Austell Through Time Valerie Jacob

ISBN: 978-1-84868-463-8 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-468-3 October 2009 £12.99 PB This is the fascinating story of the River Tamar illustrated through old and modern pictures. The 50-mile stretch of the River Tamar forms a unique county boundary between the counties of Devon and Cornwall. The river has some 20 road crossings, including some medieval stone bridges, and the famous Tamar Bridge, opened in 1961 which carries the A38 and the Royal Albert Bridge built in 1859 by Brunel, to carry the railway from Devon into Cornwall.

Padstow Through Time Malcolm McCarthy

Launceston From Old Photographs Joan Rendell

Tavistock Through Time Gerry Woodcock

Teignmouth Through Time Viv Wilson

Discovering The River Tamar John Neale

ISBN: 978-1-84868-296-2 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-283-2 February 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-396-9 March 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-558-1 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-866-7 February 2010 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 160pp, 150 b&w illustrations

Torquay Through Time Leslie Retallick

Weymouth Through Time Debby Rose

Christchurch Through Time Sue Newman

Dorchester and Around Through Time Steve Wallis

Dorset Pubs and Breweries Tim Edgell

Victorian & Edwardian Dorset Simon Rae

ISBN: 978-1-84868-649-6 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-069-2 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-358-7 April 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-774-5 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-203-0 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-027-2 November 2008 £14.99 PB

The Christchurch Fusee Chain Gang Sue Newman ISBN: 978-1-84868-441-6 January 2010 £16.99 PB

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A detailed study of poverty, survival and bygone trades. With major new discoveries about the watch industry, and the characters that inhabited the small town of Christchurch in Dorset, Sue Newman explores the signi�cance of watch making and other cottage industries that helped to keep the people of Christchurch out of the clutches of poverty. Have you ever wondered who invented the �rst clock or where the idea for watches came from? If so, this is the book for you. 234 x 156mm, 288pp 119 b&w illustrations, 35 colour

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A Weymouth Childhood in the 1950s Edward Page

ISBN: 978-1-84868-394-5 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-878-0 February 2010 £14.99 PB

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A Weymouth Childhood in the 1950s tells the autobiographical story of life for a boy growing up in a seaside guesthouse in the austerity period: food rationing, bomb damage, but also fun, laughs and larks in this picturesque seaside town. Just after the war, the author’s parents took him and his three siblings from bombshattered London and moved into a dilapidated house on Trinity Road, near Weymouth Harbour, to run a guesthouse.

234 x 156mm, 192pp, 20 b&w illustrations

Yeovil Through Time Robin Ansell & Jack Sweet ISBN: 978-1-84868-603-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

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Delineations of the North West Division of the County of Somerset John Rutter ISBN: 978-1-84868-211-5 March 2009 £15.99 PB

Weston-super-Mare and the Aeroplane Rodger Dudley & Ted Johnson

Bristol City Docks Through Time Brian Lewis

Trowbridge Through Time Kevin J. Hartley and Andrew D. Jones ISBN: 978-1-84868-779-0 September 2009 £12.99 PB

Uncle George’s Golden Days Humphrey Phelps ISBN: 978-1-84868-247-4 November 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-384-6 July 2009 £12.99 PB

The �rst comprehensive account of the association between Weston-super-Mare and the aeroplane over the last hundred years. It includes: the pioneering aviators who visited Weston-super-Mare before the Great War, the joy riding out�ts and aerial circuses that visited in the 1930s, the laying down of Weston Airport for Norman Edgar Ltd, its take over by the Straight Corporation, the expansion that ensued, the company’s post-war entry into aircraft manufacturing and the post-war �ying clubs. 248 x 172mm, 352pp, 270 illustrations

The Last Days of Steam in Bristol and Somerset Colin G. Maggs

Victorian & Edwardian Somerset Robert Dunning

Wellington Through Time Douglas Marshall

ISBN: 978-1-84868-340-2 October 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-026-5 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-533-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Paranormal Wiltshire David Scanlan

The Forest of Dean in Old Photographs Humphrey Phelps

Forest Voices Humphrey Phelps

The Forest of Dean Humphrey Phelps

ISBN: 978-1-84868-461-4 April 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-339-6 December 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-032-6 November 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-040-1 November 2008 £12.99 PB

Stroud Through Time Howard Beard

Minchinhampton & Amberley Through Time Howard Beard

Uley, Dursley and Cam Through Time Alan Sutton

Cirencester Through Time David & Linda Viner

Tetbury Through Time Lynne Cleaver

ISBN: 978-1-84868-039-5 October 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-047-0 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-021-0 November 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-043-2 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-483-6 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-221-4 February 2010 £30.00 HB

The story of Bishop’s Cleeve and Woodmancote over a period of 12,000 years. The archaeological record, the written record and people’s memories have been skilfully interwoven, creating the �rst comprehensive history of these two communities.

Alveston Through Time Rosemary King

In and Around Bishop’s Cleeve Through Time David Aldred & Tim Curr

A History of Bishop’s Cleeve and Woodmancote David Aldred

ISBN: 978-1-84868-180-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-809-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-727-1 September 2009 £15.99 PB

First published in 1937 and packed full of historical information this is a detailed account of Bisley manor and six independent manors, (including: Througham, Sturmye’s Court, Tunley, Denway and Ferris Court), and their ancient mansions.

Historical Records of Bisley With Lypiatt Mary Rudd 234 x 156mm, 252pp, 138 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-154-5 December 2008 £15.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 438pp, 48 b&w illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING The �rst paperback edition of a classic town history by E. S. Lindley, �rst published in 1962 by the Museum Press. Well-researched and minutelydetailed this is an invaluable record of the town and its people.

Wotton-under-Edge E. S. Lindley ISBN: 978-1-84868-034-0 November 2008 £15.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 352pp, 18 b&w illustrations

The Victorian & Edwardian Cotswolds Alan Sutton

The Dialect & Folk Phrases of the Cotswolds Alan Sutton

Cotswold Tales Alan Sutton

Paranormal Cotswolds Anthony Poulton-Smith

ISBN: 978-1-84868-017-3 October 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-018-0 October 2008 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-019-7 November 2008 £9.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-170-5 May 2009 £12.99 PB

The Thames & Severn Canal Humphrey Household

Talked of as early as the �rst decade of the seventeenth century the Thames and Severn Canal was the �rst trunk waterway ever to be proposed in this country. It was just under 28¾ miles long, it had 44 locks and the branch to Cirencester added a further 1½ miles. The canal’s summit is 363 feet above sea level and includes the 2.1 mile long Sapperton tunnel, which at the time of its completion was the longest in England.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-035-7 March 2009 £14.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 272pp, 83 b&w illustrations

The Last Days of Steam in Gloucestershire Ben Ashworth

The Swindon to Gloucester Line Colin G. Maggs

ISBN: 978-1-84868-783-7 November 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-341-9 December 2009 £16.99 PB

What life was like for evacuees in the Cotswolds. A vivid and detailed recreation of the area during a time of war, the result of thorough research based on personal reminiscences and contemporary newspaper accounts.

Paranormal Gloucester Lyn Cinderey

Paranormal Cheltenham Ross Andrews

The Cotswolds at War June Lewis-Jones

ISBN: 978-1-84868-249-8 April 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-630-4 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-362-4 November 2009 £14.99 PB

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal Hugh Conway-Jones ISBN: 978-1-84868-601-4 October 2009 £16.99 PB

The book throws new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal, highlighting the people involved, the vessels that used it and the facilities provided at Gloucester and at Sharpness. Information comes from written records and also from the memories of those who worked on the waterway, giving a vivid account of a way of life that, sadly, no longer exists. The book is extensively illustrated throughout by carefully chosen maps and photographs. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 150 b&w illustrations, 32 colour

The Rise and Fall of the Severn Bridge Railway Ron Huxley ISBN: 978-1-84868-033-3 November 2008 £14.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 256pp, 108 b&w illustrations Originally published in 1984 this is a detailed account of the construction, use and passing of one of the greatest, most interesting bridges of its day. It was built as a railway bridge to create a shorter through route to avoid having to go through Gloucester and was more than once linked to its contemporary, the �rst Tay bridge. But whereas the Tay failed structurally and quickly, the Severn Bridge failed commercially and protractedly. This book is extensively illustrated throughout. 234 x 156mm, 176pp 75 b&w illustrations

The 100-year story of Lister Shearing Equipments Ltd, a company unique within the British Isles. Lister Shearing has always been a small industry but its impact on the world has been tremendous. It still is!

Rednock School David Evans ISBN: 978-1-84868-879-7 November 2009 £9.99 PB

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A Cut Above the Rest: A History of Lister Shearing 1909-2009 David Evans ISBN: 978-1-84868-504-8 August 2009 £14.99 PB

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Life & Tradition on the Cotswolds Edith Brill 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 171 b&w illustrations, 32 colour

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ISBN: 978-1-84868-036-4 March 2009 £14.99 PB

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First published in 1973 this is an evocative description of life in the Cotswolds up to the mid 1900s, providing a valuable record of a way of life which no longer exists. Daily life, points of architectural interest and traditions of centuries are fully explored here with the text accurately supported by a wealth of photographs and line drawings. Topics include: buildings, farm skills, village crafts, industries and village feasts and pastimes. A must read for anyone interested in local history. 248 x 172mm, 272pp, 262 b&w illustrations

Gloucestershire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-721-9 December 2009 £12.99 PB

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Behind Castle Walls at Sudeley...Past and Present Lady Elizabeth Ashcombe ISBN: 978-1-84868-801-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

The Diary of a Cotswold Foxhunting Lady Frances Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-020-3 November 2008 £12.99 PB

A collection of Lady Ashcombe’s writing which looks at aspects of castle and Cotswold life with warmth and humour. Her re�ections include the relentless season of events, such as Rose Week, the new Henry VIII exhibition, and her lifelong dream of bringing Sudeley Castle back to life. She also looks at the Tudor history that has made Sudeley famous, being the burial place of Katherine Parr. This delightful book is illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and unique memorabilia. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 40 b&w illustrations, 30 colour The striking diary of Frances Witts, written over �ve years, whose passion was riding out with the Heythrop hunt. Modern-day followers of the hunting tradition will appreciate her enthusiasm and empathise with the excitements and disappointments she experienced in the hunting �eld in the years immediately before her marriage, just before the First World War. Profusely illustrated with line drawings by her daughter and accompanied by family photographs. 234 x 156mm, 176pp, 200 line drawings, 43 photos, 14 colour paintings

The Mespot Letters of a Cotswold Soldier Frederick Witts, edited by Jasper Hadman ISBN: 978-1-84868-041-8 March 2009 £25.00 HB

Covering day to day life in the o�cers’ mess and the harsh ordeals of war, Frederick Witts’ letters, from the Turkish Arabian Front, dating from December 1915 to December 1920, to his mother in Upper Slaughter depict the life and thoughts of a British o�cer on service in Mesopotamia. Some letters from his mother to him also survive, giving a vivid sense of the di�culties of life just after the �rst war for a re�ned Cotswold family deprived of servants.

The Diary of a Cotswold Parson F. E. Witts

234 x 156mm, 480pp, 160 b&w illustrations, 22 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-015-9 December 2008 £12.99 PB

The Diary of a Cotswold Parson, from 1820 to 1852, throws new light on fascinating period of English social history. This completely revised edition, with additional text, illustrations throughout and comprehensive introduction to the people in Reverend Witts’ life and the area in which he lived take the reader back to a time before rail travel, when the town of Cheltenham was �rst built. Reading this astonishing diary is an enjoyable experience for anyone; but particularly for those who love Gloucestershire. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 53 b&w illustrations, 25 colour

Gloucester Rugby Club: A Cherry and Whites Companion David King ISBN: 978-1-84868-865-0 November 2009 £14.99 PB

The essential A-Z Guide to all things “Cherry and White”. David King, known throughout Gloucestershire as THE expert on everything to do with the Cherry and Whites, and a regular �xture in the Club programme for many years, presents his complete A-Z companion to the Club. Providing the sort of essential detail that every fan of the Club should know, plus plenty of diverting trivia to entertain and inform, this is an essential purchase for both diehard and casual fans of Gloucester RFC. 234 x 156mm, 288pp, 14 colour illustrations

Volume 1: The Nomad 1795-1805 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-000-5 May 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 2: The Curate & Rector 1806-1825 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-001-2 May 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 7: The Man of Business 1842-1845 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-006-7 July 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 8: The Man of Property 1846-1850 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-007-4 December 2009 £50.00 HB

The Cotswolds’ Finest Gardens Tony Russell

Murders & Misdemeanours in Gloucestershire 1820-29 Malcolm Hall

ISBN: 978-1-84868-702-8 October 2009 £18.99 HB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-046-3 December 2008 £12.99 PB

THE COMPLETE DIARY OF A COTSWOLD PARSON ‘An amazing work — worth the money for the illustrations alone…70 years of disciplined work and 20 years of transcribing and editing cannot be adequately summarized. Perhaps our editor might take solace in the final words of Dr Johnson when, somewhat weary, he pens the introduction to his dictionary. ‘I may surely be contented without the praise of perfection, which, if I could obtain what would it avail me? ’ When you peruse these volumes I think you will agree with me that that the two fellow conspirators, Mr Alan Sutton and Mr Francis Witts have at least moved some steps towards that blessed state which I suspect Dr Johnson aspired to. Terry Waite CBE

Volume 3: The Magistrate 1825-1828 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-002-9 July 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 4: The Murder Hunt 1828-1834 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-003-6 July 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 5: Imperium in Imperio 1834-1837 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-004-3 July 2008 £50.00 HB

Volume 6: Chairman of the Workhouse 1837-1842 Francis E. Witts ISBN: 978-1-84868-005-0 July 2008 £50.00 HB

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Central Birmingham Through Time Eric Armstrong & Vernon Frost ISBN: 978-1-84868-545-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

A History of Moseley Village Norman Hewston

Around Rugeley From Old Photographs Joan Anslow

Sta�ord From Old Photographs Joan Anslow & Thea Randall

ISBN: 978-1-84868-141-5 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-500-0 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-499-7 August 2009 £12.99 PB

Sta�ord Paintings of a County Town Joan Anslow

Wednesbury Through Time Ian Bott

Audley (Stoke on Trent) Through Time Tony Lancaster

100 Years of Wolverhampton Airports Alec Brew

Walsall Trolleybuses 1931-1970 David Harvey

South Sta�ordshire Street Names Anthony Poulton-Smith

ISBN: 978-1-84868-437-9 January 2010 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-271-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-645-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-486-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-464-5 October 2009 £16.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-172-9 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Dudley Through Time Peter Glews

Winson Green to Brook�elds Through Time Ted Rudge

Loxley Valley and Beyond Through Time Malcolm Nunn

In and Around Ladywood Through Time Ted Rudge

Nuneaton Through Time Peter Lee

Royal Leamington Spa Through Time Jacqueline Cameron

ISBN: 978-1-84868-621-2 February 2010 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-132-3 June 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-316-7 July 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-569-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-595-6 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-598-7 November 2009 £12.99 PB

Warwick Through Time Jacqueline Cameron

Rugby From Old Photographs The Rugby Local History Research Group ISBN: 978-1-84868-572-7 July 2009 £12.99 PB

Birmingham Up Town Through Time Mac Joseph, Ted Rudge & John Houghton ISBN: 978-1-84868-638-0 February 2010 £14.99 PB

In & Around Aston Through Time Ted Rudge

Kidderminster Through Time Ray Jones

Worcester Through Time Ray Jones

ISBN: 978-1-84868-570-3 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-648-9 October 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-636-6 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-874-2 November 2009 £12.99 PB

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Under the Parish Lantern Fred Archer ISBN: 978-1-84868-439-3 July 2009 £9.99 PB

This charming collection of memories from Fred Archer’s youth glows with a magical warmth which revives the England of the First World War and just after. Under the Parish Lantern takes the reader back in time to “... a land of cider, fat bacon and bread pudding”; to the days of home farming, horse ploughing and hand milking and vividly brings to life the characters of the area in which he lived “Men who used the same tools as their grandfathers”. 198 x 125mm, 168pp, 28 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-440-9 July 2009 £9.99 PB

A heart-warming collection of tales from a bygone age; The Distant Scene vividly recreates the characters from Fred Archer’s youth in the Worcestershire countryside. Meet Auntie Phoebe, renowned for the pop she sold in a pint and a half bottle during the haymaking season, Tom Wheatcroft, Job Barley and many more. Fred’s tales, told with the truth and humour for which he is so fondly remembered, have won him many fans – this collection is sure to win him many more. 198 x 125mm, 192pp, 23 b&w illustrations

Haworth Through Time Steven Wood & Ian Palmer

Eccles�eld, Chapeltown & High Green Through Time Mel and Joan Jones

Pickering Through Time Gordon Clitheroe

Malton, Old Malton & Norton Through Time John Stone

ISBN: 978-1-84868-509-3 June 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-511-6 August 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-551-2 September 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-518-5 October 2009 £12.99 PB

The Distant Scene Fred Archer

Evesham to Bredon From Old Photographs Fred Archer

Malvern Through Time Brian Iles

ISBN: 978-1-84868-438-6 March 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-223-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

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Oxenhope & Stanbury Through Time Steven Wood & Ian Palmer

Elland Through Time Brian & Emily Hargreaves

Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingthorpe Through Time Robin J. Lidster

Skipton Through Time Ken Ellwood

Thirsk & Sowerby Through Time Cooper Harding

Steam Around Scarborough Mike Hitches

ISBN: 978-1-84868-523-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-619-9 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-663-2 November 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-547-5 December 2009 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-660-1 January 2010 £12.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-503-1 July 2009 £16.99 PB

Discover what life was like living in a corner shop in the 1920s and 1930s. Hazel grew up in her father’s shop and this charming collection of stories recall her memories of those times.

Living on Tick Hazel Wheeler ISBN: 978-1-84868-411-9 April 2009 £12.99 PB

In these sketches of her mother and her family, Hazel Wheeler describes the closeknit community in which they lived. The Milliner’s Apprentice is a charming and delightful insight into village life and rural Edwardian England.

The Milliner’s Apprentice Hazel Wheeler 235 x 156mm, 128pp 53 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-409-6 May 2009 £12.99 PB

Hudders�eld at War Hazel Wheeler 235 x 165mm, 128pp 69 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-408-9 October 2009 £14.99 PB

Hudders�eld at War is a delightful account, providing an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to remember the humour, farce and tragedy of the war, and for others who would like an insight into what living through such times was like. From the blackout and the black market, to demob suits and dancing in the street – all are described in this often amusing, sometimes poignant, record of everyday life in Hazel’s home town of Hudders�eld during the Second World War. 234 x 156mm, 256pp 150 b&w illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Chronicling the �rst shaky steps of marriage for Hazel as she contends with the daily drudgery of housework, an interfering mother in law who ‘always knows best’ and a constant struggle to make ends meet.

The Diary of a Young Wife 1953 Hazel Wheeler ISBN: 978-1-84868-414-0 July 2009 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 128pp 81 b&w illustrations

Fountains Abbey: The Cistercians in Northern England Glyn Coppack ISBN: 978-1-84868-418-8 May 2009 £17.99 PB

14. CANALS The Canals of England Eric de Maré ISBN: 978-1-84868-160-6 April 2009 £14.99 PB

The Thames & Severn Canal Humphrey Household

Talked of as early as the �rst decade of the seventeenth century the Thames and Severn Canal was the �rst trunk waterway ever to be proposed in this country. It was just under 28¾ miles long, it had 44 locks and the branch to Cirencester added a further 1½ miles. The canal’s summit is 363 feet above sea level and includes the 2.1 mile long Sapperton tunnel, which at the time of its completion was the longest in England.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-035-7 March 2009 £14.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 272pp, 83 b&w illustrations

There and Back Again: Restoring the Cromford Canal Simon Stoker ISBN: 978-1-84868-153-8 December 2008 £14.99 PB

The story of the restoration of the Cromford Canal, from the early days in 1968 through to its acquisition by Derby County Council in 1974 and continued work in 1988. Built by William Jessop with the assistance of Benjamin Outram, the canal, with its four tunnels and 14 locks, ran 14.5 miles (23 km) from Cromford to the Erewash Canal in Derbyshire, England with a branch to Pinxton. The detailed narrative is accompanied by a wealth of full colour photographs. 248 x 172mm, 128pp, 150 colour illustrations

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The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal Hugh Conway-Jones ISBN: 978-1-84868-601-4 October 2009 £16.99 PB

Within the stunning 18thcentury landscaped park of Studley Royal in Yorkshire, lies the ruinous remains of Fountains Abbey, one of the �nest examples of Cistercian architecture in Europe. Drawing on contemporary historical evidence, the results of excavations, and English Heritage conservation work from the past 30 years, Glyn Coppack outlines the history of this fascinating site from its use as an early mission centre in 1132 through its subsequent growth through the centuries. 248 x 172mm, 160pp 100 b&w illustrations, 14 colour The Canals Of England �rst appeared in a special edition of the ‘Architectural Review’ in August 1949. Now, 60 years later this book continues to provide an incredible insight into the architecture and function of England’s canal as it explores the functional tradition of canal side buildings, bridges and bollards. The text is supported by old prints from the author’s collection and photographs revealing how many architectural and scenic treasures our canals possess and bringing the text to life. 234 x 156mm, 144pp, 177 b&w illustrations The book throws new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal, highlighting the people involved, the vessels that used it and the facilities provided at Gloucester and at Sharpness. Information comes from written records and also from the memories of those who worked on the waterway, giving a vivid account of a way of life that, sadly, no longer exists. The book is extensively illustrated throughout by carefully chosen maps and photographs. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 150 b&w illustrations, 32 colour

The Life of Charlotte Brontë Elizabeth Gaskell

Yorkshire Murders & Misdemeanours Stephen Wade

ISBN: 978-1-84868-165-1 March 2009 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-559-8 July 2009 £12.99 PB

The Royal Military Canal Paul Vine ISBN: 978-1-84868-450-8 October 2009 £16.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 192pp, 106 b&w illustrations

Stroudwater and Thames & Severn Canal From Old Photographs Edwin Cuss and Mike Mills ISBN: 978-1-84868-786-8 March 2010 £12.99 PB

The Kennet & Avon Canal Through Time Clive Hackford

15. RAILWAYS The Last Days of Steam in Gloucestershire Ben Ashworth ISBN: 978-1-84868-783-7 November 2009 £16.99 PB

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The Royal Military canal was built in two sections, running for 28 miles between Seabrook near Folkestone and Cli� End near Hastings and is one of only two canals in Britain to be built by the state. Covering not only the canal’s construction, which began in 1804, but also much to interest the military historian this book includes a look at the early days of the Royal Sta� Corps and the transport services of the Royal Wagon Train.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-768-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB A photographic record of the railways of Gloucestershire during the revolutionary period between 1959 and 1966. In 1959 steam power was still pre-eminent, branch lines were still operating and stations and halts were legion. By 1966 diesel power had usurped the steam locomotive, most branch lines were closed and only a small number of stations remained in use. Over 200 photographs capture this era of change and provide a record for the railway enthusiast and social historian alike. 248 x 172mm, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations

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Rails to Rosslare The GWR Mail Route to Ireland Mike Hitches ISBN: 978-1-84868-701-1 March 2010 £16.99 PB

The Swindon to Gloucester Line Colin G. Maggs ISBN: 978-1-84868-341-9 November 2009 £16.99 PB

This book provides detailed coverage of the Great Western Railway’s line from Paddington to Fishguard in South-west Wales. It includes the locomotives used on the trains, coverage of the line and special services including ocean liner services on the transatlantic routes. Also covered are the ferries which crossed the Irish Sea, along with the ocean liners which called at Fishguard. Completing the story there are the train services which connected with ferries to serve Dublin and the South of Ireland. 248 x 172mm, 128pp 200 b&w illustrations Relating the full story of the Swindon and Gloucester line from planning and construction through to its opening in the 1840s and on through the years of its operation to the present day. The text is accompanied by more than 120 illustrations, capturing the atmosphere of the formative years of the line. Locomotives, engine sheds, train services, and GWR bus services are all concisely and comprehensively described.

248 x 172mm, 128pp, 132 b&w illustrations

The Branch Lines of Buckinghamshire Colin G. Maggs

A comprehensive history of Buckinghamshire‘s branch lines. Each of the main railway routes and the branch lines serving each route are described in detail. Featuring maps, ephemera and a wealth of fascinating photographs, many from the author’s own extensive collection, this thoroughly well-researched book from acknowledged railway expert Colin G. Maggs, is sure to delight both railway enthusiasts and local historians alike.

The Rise and Fall of the Severn Bridge Railway Ron Huxley

ISBN: 978-1-84868-342-6 April 2010 £16.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 128pp 200 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-033-3 November 2008 £14.99 PB

Originally published in 1984 this is a detailed account of the construction, use and passing of one of the greatest, most interesting bridges of its day. It was built as a railway bridge to create a shorter through route to avoid having to go through Gloucester and was more than once linked to its contemporary, the �rst Tay bridge. But whereas the Tay failed structurally and quickly, the Severn Bridge failed commercially and protractedly. This book is extensively illustrated throughout. 234 x 156mm, 176pp 75 b&w illustrations

The Life of a Steam Railway Photographer Colin G. Maggs

The Reverend Alan Newman is a unique railway enthusiast. Starting with a love for the GWR, as a young lad he moved to a house with an ex-MR line at the bottom of his garden, so changed his allegiance. Unlike most lads, he delighted in aged locomotives with character, rather than the latest express engines. On one of his extensive trips in England, he saw no less than 2218 locomotives in three days – a feat present day enthusiasts are unable to perform.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-826-1 April 2010 £16.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 128pp, 165 b&w illustrations

A superb collection of evocative photographs, accompanied by this respected author’s informative captions, which retell the story and recreate the atmosphere of the last days of steam locomotives to run on Bristol and Somerset’s railways.

The Last Days of Steam in Bristol and Somerset Colin G. Maggs ISBN: 978-1-84868-340-2 October 2009 £16.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 128pp, 132 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-503-1 July 2009 £16.99 PB

Tracing the development of Scarborough’s local railway lines and their lives under the NER, LNER and BR, until their closure under Dr Beeching. It also covers the re-establishment of a preserved line between Pickering and Grosmont, along with main line steam into Scarborough, recalling the wonderful days when Scarborough was visited by thousands of holidaymakers. Timetables and locoshed allocations complete the picture, o�ering an idea of locomotive types and the sort of service passengers could expect. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 212 b&w illustrations

100 Years of Wolverhampton Airports Alec Brew

On 27 June 1910, the �rst ever all-British Flying Meeting began at Dunstall Park racecourse, Wolverhampton - thus began an unbroken century of �ying in the area. Dunstall Park airport, one of the �rst in the whole country, was to remain the town’s airport until after the First World War. As the town begins its hundredth year of having a designated local airport join Alec Brew as he chronicles the development of Wolverhampton aviation from its earliest beginnings.

Hunter One: The Jet Heritage Story Mike Phipp and Eric Hayward

Bournemouth Airport had always attracted a wide variety of aircraft so the arrival of a red Hawker Hunter in 1981 did not cause much of a stir. It was, however, the start of Bournemouth’s story as a centre for ex-military jet restoration, a story that was to continue to the present day. Here is the history of the pioneering days of ex-military jet restoration in Britain, featuring many rare photographs and interviews from the men who made it all happen.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-486-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 96pp 200 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-244-3 May 2009 £19.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 160pp, 144 b&w illustrations, 60 colour

Steam Around Scarborough Mike Hitches

16. AVIATION Weston-super-Mare and the Aeroplane Rodger Dudley & Ted Johnson ISBN: 978-1-84868-221-4 February 2010 £30.00 HB

Lightning Strikes Twice The English Electric Lightning Story Martin Bowman ISBN: 978-1-84868-493-5 August 2009 £19.99 PB

The �rst comprehensive account of the association between Weston-super-Mare and the aeroplane over the last hundred years. It includes: the pioneering aviators who visited Weston-super-Mare before the Great War, the joy riding out�ts and aerial circuses that visited in the 1930s, the laying down of Weston Airport for Norman Edgar Ltd, its take over by the Straight Corporation, the expansion that ensued, the company’s post-war entry into aircraft manufacturing and the post-war �ying clubs. 248 x 172mm, 352pp, 270 illustrations November 3, 2009 was the 50th anniversary of the �rst �ight of the English Electric Lightning, once Britain’s �rst line of defence in the Cold War. Many still �y today in preservation and in South Africa there is even a �ight of Lightnings still performing at airshows. Martin Bowman, one of the foremost authorities on the Lightning, presents a unique archive of images with a new and de�nitive history of this most beautiful and purposeful of jet �ghters. 248 x 172mm, 256pp, 203 b&w illustrations, 58 colour

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Jet Provost — The Little Plane with the Big History Bob Clarke

On 26 June 1954 a small aircraft built by Hunting Percival Ltd made the �rst of three proving �ights at Luton. This is the �rst time all phases of the Jet Provost’s development have been discussed and illustrated in one publication. Containing personal accounts, test and development results and presented against a backdrop of major political events this is the story of the Jet Provost – The little plane with a big history.

ISBN: 978 1 84868 097 5 November 2008 £19.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 208pp, 150 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

Salt Marsh & Mud: A Year’s Sailing in the Thames Estuary Nick Ardley ISBN: 978-1-84868-491-1 July 2009 £16.99 PB

A compilation of interlinked stories about a skipper and his mate cruising around the Lower Thames, Swale and River Medway. The history of an often barren and empty marshland landscape is entwined with what was seen as they went by. Old ports, muddy creeks and dilapidated wharves with ghosts of the past lingering on are often explored by the skipper in a little lugsail dinghy. The stories range from one December to the next, seeing out a complete year a�oat. 248 x 172mm, 224pp, 125 b&w illustrations

White Star Line A Photographic History Janette McCutcheon ISBN: 978-1-84868-054-8 October 2008 £19.99 PB

SS Nieuw Amsterdam: The Darling of the Dutch William H. Miller ISBN: 978-1-84868-366-2 January 2010 £19.99 PB

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This is the story of the famous shipping line which although in existence for only 70-odd years managed, from its �rst voyage in 1871 to its merger with Cunard in 1934, to build some of the most luxurious ships a�oat, including Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. White Star Line is extensively illustrated with many previously unpublished images, presenting a visual record from the line’s inception in 1869 to the scrapping of the last ship in the �eet in 1960. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 218 b&w illustrations, 16 colour Entering service in 1938, the Nieuw Amsterdam, the ‘Darling of the Dutch’, was the Holland America Line �agship until the construction of the Rotterdam in the late 1950s. Her pre-war life was short and she was used as a troopship during the Second World War, carrying many thousands of Allied troops to all corners of the world. Of 36,000 tons, she was the largest vessel built in Rotterdam and was launched by Queen Wilhelmina in April 1937.

226 x 248mm, 96pp, 140 sepia illustrations, 60 colour

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Spit�re Manual 1940

ISBN: 978-1-84868-436-2 March 2010 £9.99 PB

How to �y the legendary �ghter plane in combat using the manuals and instructions supplied by the RAF during the Second World War. An amazing array of lea�ets, books and manuals were issued by the Air Ministry to aid pilots in �ying the Supermarine Spit�re; here they are collated for the �rst time. The book is introduced by expert aviation historian, Dilip Sarkar and other sections include aircraft recognition, how to act as an RAF o�cer, bailing out etc. 198 x 124mm, 288pp, 40 b&w illustrations

17. MARITIME

ISBN: 978-1-84868-696-0 November 2009 £17.99 PB

For over a hundred years all around the coast of Britain there were located a series of nautical training ships. They provided a means of educating boys and young men while preparing them for a lifetime at sea. Phil Carradice tells the story of these ships, including the Vindicatrix at Sharpness Docks; the Worcester on the Thames and the Arethusa at Greenhithe, which helped keep Britain a maritime nation until the once-proud merchant marine declined in the late twentieth century. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 100 b&w illustrations

Cunard A Photographic History Janette McCutcheon

Celebrating its 170th anniversary in 2010, Cunard has had its ups and downs, from the sinking of the Lusitania to the debuts of three of the most famous liners in the world: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 as well as the Queen Victoria in 2007. Presenting a spectacular selection of over 200 illustrations, many of which were unpublished until now, Janette McCutcheon tells the story of Cunard from its earliest beginnings in 1839 to the present day.

Elders & Fy�es A Photographic History Campbell McCutcheon

ISBN: 978-1-84868-064-7 October 2008 £19.99 PB

226 x 248mm, 96pp, 171 b&w illustrations, 60 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-060-9 March 2010 £19.99 PB

Nautical Training Ships: An Illustrated History Phil Carradice

Queen Elizabeth 2 The Last Great Liner Janette McCutcheon ISBN: 978-1-84868-055-5 October 2008 £19.99 PB

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Queen Elizabeth 2: The Last Great Liner is a story of superlatives. QE2 travelled further than any other ocean liner ever built and she could travel backwards faster than any other cruise ship could travel forwards. Designed for a combination of the North Atlantic run and cruising, she made an annual world cruise since the early 1970s. Sold to the Dubai Investment Corporation, she bowed out November 2008, after 40 years a�oat, and became a �oating hotel and museum. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 112 b&w illustrations, 115 colour

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Ships of the Mersey Ian Collard ISBN: 978-1-84868-058-6 December 2008 £12.99 PB

RMS Queen Mary Transatlantic Masterpiece Janette McCutcheon ISBN: 978-1-84868-056-2 November 2008 £19.99 PB

From the ferries to the greatest of ocean liners, from cargo vessels to tugs and dredgers, Ships of the Mersey is the story of the ships, the people and the buildings of the Mersey docks system. Ian Collard brings together a superb selection of over 200 images of shipping on the river Mersey from the 1860s to the present day, looking at how the ports on either side of the river have developed and the ships which have called there. 235 x 165mm, 160pp, 252 b&w illustrations Illustrated with over 200 images this is the story of Elders & Fy�es, a company set up to import bananas into the United Kingdom from the West Indies and distribute them. The �rst ships arrived in 1902 and the company grew and expanded. During both world wars, the �eet of Elders & Fy�es served as armed merchant cruisers. The ships themselves were a common sight in the ports of Avonmouth, Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Garston, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Cardi�. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 200 illustrations The story of the RMS Queen Mary from her design and construction in the midst of the Depression years. It was said that she and her sister, RMS Queen Elizabeth, helped shorten the war by a year while working as troop transports, after which she became the most pro�table vessel in the Cunard �eet. Having made 1,001 voyages the mighty Queen was sold for preservation at Long Beach where she resides today, the last remaining great ocean liner. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 160 b&w illustrations, 31 colour

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Cunard’s Three Queens: A Celebration William H. Miller

Presenting a fantastic selection of images, telling the story of Cunard’s legendary modern Queens. In 2008 Cunard had three Queens in service for the �rst time; Queen Elizabeth 2, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria and in January all three liners were together for the �rst and last time in New York. After a successful world cruise for Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2’s �nal world cruise all three ships met for the last time in Southampton on 22 April.

The Illustrated Truth About the Titanic Archibald Gracie

ISBN: 978-1-84868-364-8 October 2009 £25.00 PB

224 x 248mm, 96pp, 200 b&w illustrations, 180 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-093-7 April 2009 £17.99 PB

Titanic W. B. Bartlett

A major new history of the disaster that weaves into the narrative the �rst-hand accounts of those who survived. The most detailed narrative ever of the sinking of the Titanic on the night of 1415 April 1912. Most books deal with the collision at 23:40 on the 14 April to the rescue of the survivors 04:01-08:30 on the 15 April in a few chapters, W.B. Bartlett devotes the entire book to the unfolding drama of these nine hours.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-422-5 March 2010 £20.00 HB

248 x 172mm, 448pp, 50 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography J. Kent Layton ISBN: 978-1-84868-834-6 March 2010 £50.00 PB

MV Balmoral The First 60 Years Alistair Deayton & Iain Quinn ISBN: 978-1-84868-426-3 May 2009 £14.99 PB

The Lusitania was a living legend, the ship of choice for many transatlantic travellers. But since her sinking in May 1915 her wondrous career and technological marvels have been neglected. Instead, the focus has shifted to her political importance and on numerous conspiracy theories about her last voyage and sinking. This is her story from her design and construction to her career and, �nally, to her demise o� the coast of Ireland; revealing her as she has never been seen before. 280 x 215mm, 380pp, 400 b&w illustrations, 40 colour Alistair Deayton and Iain Quinn, in association with Patrick Murrell, present an a�ectionate celebration of the �rst sixty years of MV Balmoral’s career as a sea-going pleasure steamer – a career which is still thriving today. This book is also a reminder of the heyday of coastal cruising, when many such ships took holidaymakers on day trips to resorts the length and breadth of the country. A wealth of full colour photographs accompany the concise narrative. A must for Balmoral fans! 235 x 165mm, 160pp, 290 colour illustrations

Titanic Scandal: The Trial of the Mount Temple Senan Molony ISBN: 978-1-84868-699-1 September 2009 £19.99 PB

SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas William H. Miller ISBN: 978-1-84868-365-5 September 2009 £19.99 PB

A MacBrayne Album Alistair Deayton & Iain Quinn ISBN: 978-1-84868-428-7 December 2008 £14.99 PB

In April 1912 the Titanic sank in the freezing Atlantic with the loss of 1500 lives. Archibald Gracie, was on board the last lifeboat to leave the stricken vessel. Telling the story of the ship’s �nal days, he was meticulous in his commentary of the sinking and his book, completed just before he died in 1913, is the de�nitive record of the doomed liner’s last hours. Profusely illustrated with over 100 rare images of the ship and of the disaster.

248 x 172mm, 178pp, 76 b&w illustrations According to witnesses, including experienced crew, there was a steamer within �ve miles of Titanic as she sank. But it did nothing. Seen and pursued by launched lifeboats the mystery ship had disappeared by daybreak This book uncovers the serious allegations made against the Canadian Paci�c liner Mount Temple and her Captain, the claimants’ identities and why their claims must be taken seriously.

248 x 172mm, 256pp, 161 b&w illustrations This is the illustrated story of a record breaking ocean liner. Built in 1952 for the United States Lines, the SS United States was the largest ocean liner to be built entirely in America. The entry of the SS United States marked the �rst time a US �agged ship held the Blue Riband, as this amazing ocean liner surpassed European speed records which had stood for decades. She has recently been sold to the Hong Kong based Star Cruises.

226 x 248mm, 120pp, 200 b&w illustrations, 70 colour The history of MacBraynes, Scotland’s premier passenger and vehicle ferry company, featuring a unique collection of glass slides and glass-mounted negatives, which originally belonged to Captain Alex Rodger. The book covers the four steamers, Columba, Iona, Saint Columba and King George V as well as other paddle and screw steamers, the motor vessels used by MacBrayne from the early 1900s onwards and the ‘wee red boats’ which tendered to the larger vessels at ports without a pier. 235 x 165mm, 144pp, 200 b&w illustrations, 35 colour

The Illustrated Sinking of the Titanic L. T. Myers

The sinking of what was the world’s largest and most luxurious ship, Titanic, just four days into her maiden voyage, was one of the worst peacetime shipping disasters of all time. Published within a month of the sinking by the opportunistic L. T. Myers and written by the journalist Logan Marshal this book presents the story of the ship, the hours before the sinking and the rescue of 705 of Titanic’s passengers and crew by the Cunard liner Carpathia.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-053-1 May 2009 £17.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 192pp, 79 b&w illustrations

Titanic & Her Sisters A Postcard History Janette & Campbell McCutcheon ISBN: 978-1-84868-110-1 March 2010 £19.99 PB

In 1908 the White Star Line announced the construction of a pair of sister ships, Olympic and Titanic, at the Harland & Wol� yard in Belfast. A third larger and more sumptuous than any ship a�oat at the time they would carry their millionaire passengers in unsurpassed luxury. A third ship, Gigantic, followed but was renamed Britannic after the sinking of Titanic in April 1912. The three sisters’ story is told here through a fabulous collection of original postcards and photos 224 x 248mm, 96pp, 180 b&w illustrations, 60 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-694-6 October 2009 £14.99 PB

Andrew Gladwell brings together a superb selection of images of the Golden Age of the Thames and Medway pleasure steamers, with many illustrations of the ships and the piers they served. Golden Eagle, Crested Eagle, Royal Da�odil and the Medway are among the ships shown in the book. The steamers took Londoners on their holidays and on trips to the resorts of Southend, Clacton, Ramsgate and Margate as well as further a�eld to France and along the South Coast. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

The Inshore Fishermen of Wales J. Geraint Jenkins

The Inshore Fishermen of Wales provides the �rst full scale survey of Welsh Coastal Fishermen and looks at the traditional Welsh �shing methods which, due to technological developments, are quickly disappearing. This highly detailed, fully illustrated book also identi�es the wealth of �sh found around the Welsh coast. This is a must have book not only for historians and �shing enthusiasts but for anyone interested in the maritime heritage of Wales.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-158-3 April 2009 £17.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 176pp, 56 b&w illustrations

Thames and Medway Pleasure Steamers from 1935 Andrew Gladwell

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The Lancashire Nobby Nick Miller ISBN: 978-1-84868-490-4 September 2009 £16.99 PB

Combat Carriers: USN Air and Sea Operations from 1941 Martin Bowman ISBN: 978-1-84868-494-2 February 2010 £19.99 PB

Nick Miller brings his training in naval architecture to bear on this comprehensive and accessible history of the onceubiquitous Lancashire Nobby, a handsome sailing trawler that was once found in every harbour from West Wales to the West Coast of Scotland. This is a de�nitive exploration of the technical development and social context of this unique class of workboat which was built to bring a light, perishable catch home to the deadlines of a train timetable. Extensively illustrated throughout. 235 x 165mm, 166pp, 56 b&w illustrations

235 x 165mm, 160pp, 239 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-286-3 July 2009 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 239 b&w illustrations

Bristol City Docks Through Time Brian Lewis

248 x 172mm, 288pp, 234 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-384-6 June 2009 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 96pp, 92 sepia and 92 colour images

The History of Wessex Coaches Ltd — A Company With Two Faces John Sealey ISBN: 978-1-84868243-6 March 2009 £16.99 PB

Wessex Coaches of Bristol was a company with two faces. The �rst was that of a very large concern operating day trips to the seaside, carrying out private hire work and operating local contracts; the other was that of an anonymous, mostly secondhand, �eet carrying workers to power station and motorway construction sites on behalf of blue chip companies. Illustrated by many previously unseen, specially obtained, photographs, this is the history of what was perhaps Bristol’s biggest coach company. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 202 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-094-4 October 2009 £19.99 PB

Motoring Around Kent: The First 50 Years Bryan Goodman & Tim Harding ISBN: 978-1-84868-575-8 July 2009 £12.99 PB

The early years of Kentish motoring, up to and including the Second World, are illustrated by a superb collection of images and factual captions. The �rst issue of The Autocar magazine appeared in November 1895. It featured coverage of The Horseless Carriage Exhibition. Driving a horseless carriage on the highway was still illegal without a man walking in front, so organising such an assembly must have been very di�cult. It is here that the story of Motoring around Kent begins. 235 x 165mm, 160pp, 230 b&w illustrations

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ISBN: 978-1-84868-061-6 September 2009 £16.99 PB

Port of Southampton in the 60s & 70s Campbell McCutcheon

Using a unique collection of more than 200 images, none previously published before, and all taken by one man on his frequent visits to the port during the 1960s and 1970s, this book shows many vessels long gone, companies who no longer sail and ways of life that have disappeared. From liners to tramp steamers, from pleasure boats to ferries, Port of Southampton in the 1960s and 1970s shows the changing face of the South Coast’s largest port.

From the end of World War Two to the present day, the aircraft carrier has been a potent display of the might of the US Navy. Martin Bowman presents the history of the modern day carriers from World War Two through the Korean and Vietnam wars to the Gulf con�icts of the last two decades. Using many unpublished images, as well as interviews with pilots, crew and o�cers, this is the de�nitive story of these �oating behemoths.

Following on from their best-selling Riding the Wall of Death (reprinted �ve times), Wall of Death rider and owner Alan Ford and author Nick Corble tell the story, using many previously unpublished images, of the exciting Wall of Death and the famous Indian motorcycles used almost exclusively for the once popular fairground attraction. The Indian Scout was never the best motorbike in the world, but it was the bike to use for the trick riding on the Wall of Death. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 60 b&w illustrations, 70 colour

You’ll Never Wear Out an Indian Scout Allan Ford & Nick Corble

Port of Southampton Campbell McCutcheon

This the history of the Hampshire port from Roman times to the present day. It is profusely illustrated by a fascinating collection of images showing everything from seaman’s strikes to shipwrecks, the Titanic, the Queen Mary as well as the other famous ocean liners that have called at the port since the 1840s. In the year that QE2 sails from Southampton for the last time, the book has some lovely images of this greatest of Cunard ocean liners.

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Bristol City Docks Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of the country. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Bristol’s docks, and what they meant to the people of this area throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century.

Belfast Trolleybuses David Harvey ISBN: 978-1-84868-466-9 January 2010 £16.99 PB

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This is the story of Belfast’s trolleybus system, told through an eclectic collection of over 200 photographs, from its opening in 1938 to its closure in 1968. During that time it had the largest number of operating trolleybuses in the UK outside London Transport’s enormous �eet. 246 trolleybuses ran over 37½ miles of route and but for World War II, and a subsequent change of policy by a new general manager, the size of the operation would have been even greater.

18. MOTORING

Walsall Trolleybuses 1931-1970 David Harvey ISBN: 978-1-84868-464-5 October 2009 £16.99 PB

David Harvey presents the story of Walsall’s trolleybus system, taking us through the geography of the area, social change, development, expansion and the e�ects of demands on the �eet during World War II. 1952 saw an expansion of the trolleybus system and further routes were constructed to serve the new post-war housing developments. During the 1960s further expansion plans were abandoned when Walsall Corporation were taken over by West Midlands P.T.E. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 300 b&w illustrations

19. MINING

235 x 165mm, 160pp, 315 b&w illustrations

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Atherton Collieries Alan Davies ISBN: 978-1-84868-489-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

George & Robert Stephenson: The Railway Revolution L. T. C. Rolt ISBN: 978-1-84868-164-4 March 2009 £14.99 PB

Mining expert, Alan Davies, presents an illustrated history of Atherton collieries from the �rst deep shafts sunk by John Fletcher to the closure of the largest, Howe Bridge, in 1959 after 109 years in operation. Gib�eld contained the very �rst miners’ pithead baths but it was the disaster at Pretoria Colliery that made the small coal�eld infamous. Four days before Christmas, in 1910, 344 men and boys lost their lives due to a gas explosion underground. There were only three survivors. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations The railways were the most revolutionary innovation of Victorian times. They carried Britain into the modern age with dramatic speed, transforming the pace and style of everyday life. We owe them to two men who, father and son, can lay claim to be the most important engineers of their time, George and Robert Stephenson. In this excellent biography L.T.C. Rolt, highly regarded author of Victorian Engineering and Thomas Telford, assesses their lives and their work. 234 x 156mm, 330pp, 35 b&w illustrations

Black Avalanche: The Knockshinnoch Pit Disaster Arthur & Mary Sellwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-245-0 December 2008 £14.99 PB

A vivid account of the world’s strangest pit disaster, written by a husband and wife team who interviewed the survivors and rescue workers involved at the tragedy at Knockshinnoch Castle Colliery in Ayrshire, during the wet September of 1950. Here is the story of the men who all but lived underground and of the women who feared for them. It illustrates human courage, human error and how disaster can unite people as they struggle to cope with di�cult situations. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 15 b&w illustrations

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The 100-year story of Lister Shearing Equipments Ltd, a company unique within the British Isles. Lister Shearing has always been a small industry but its impact on the world has been tremendous. It still is!

A Cut Above the Rest: A History of Lister Shearing 1909-2009 David Evans ISBN: 978-1-84868-504-8 August 2009 £14.99 PB

21. MILITARY HISTORY Thank God and The Infantry John Lincoln ISBN: 978-1-84868-169-9 March 2009 £14.99 PB

All Muck, Now Medals: Landgirls by Landgirls Joan Mant

Joan Mant’s engaging account of what life was like working in the Women’s Land Army, recalling what a hard and demanding task these women had; a task that lacked the apparent glamour of life in the armed services. The accounts illustrate some harsh realities, from eating raw potatoes and starting work at 4am to having to bathe in milk sterilisers. This is an absorbing and �tting tribute to the WLA’s heroic e�ort to keep food on the nation’s table.

Essex at War Through Time Michael Foley

ISBN: 978-1-84868-259-7 June 2009 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 264pp, 16 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-653-3 September 2009 £12.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 192pp, 171 b&w illustrations, 32 colour Here is the story of the part played in the �nal eleven months of the Second World War in Europe by the ‘Poor Bloody Infantry’. This is the story of the war the way it really was – told by the men who were there. Vivid accounts tell of courage and fear, of how soldiers faced the enemy under �re, shared danger and survived savage conditions – and of the pride in belonging to a famous and historic regiment, the Royal Norfolks. 234 x 156mm, 256pp, 66 b&w illustrations This collection of images portrays Essex - the centre of con�ict since the earliest days of recorded history - during the turbulent times of the Romans, (when the Iceni tribe slaughtered invaders at Colchester), during the reign of William the Conqueror to the later gathering of troops at Tilbury to �ght the Spanish Armada and the war with Napoleon. Colchester, Warley and Pur�eet all feature, being the sites of temporary camps as well as sturdy barracks, which lasted until modern times. 235 x 165mm, 96pp, 92 sepia and 92 colour images

Leamington and Warwick Disappearing Industries From Old Photographs Jacqueline Cameron ISBN: 978-1-84868-602-1 March 2010 £12.99 PB

The Other Kaisers Oliver Thomson ISBN: 978-1-84868-357-0 March 2009 £14.99 PB

Winston Churchill’s Toyshop Stuart Macrae ISBN: 978-1-84868-794-3 February 2010 £20.00 HB

In the 18th and 19th centuries Warwickshire was one of Britain’s most prominent industrial counties with the coal�elds of northern Warwickshire being amongst the most productive in the country. This book presents a valuable record and a fascinating insight into the history of industry this part of England. A stunning collection of photographs which capture memories of a bygone age when Warwickshire’s thriving industries were the area’s lifeblood. 235 x 165, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations Oliver Thomson’s book The Other Kaisers is one of the �rst books to look at the proliferation of German dynasties throughout Europe. The underlying theme is the ‘Germanness’ of the House of Windsor up until 1935, which is explored in depth with a chapter on each family, from the House of Oldenburg to the Tsarinas from Hesse Darmstadt. Aimed at the general reader The Other Kaisers will appeal to anyone with an interest in biography and history, particularly royal history. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 32 b&w illustrations The inside story of one of the most famous of all the ‘back rooms’ of the Second World War and of the men and women who worked for it – Department M.D.1. – conceived by Winston Churchill to circumvent the delays, frustrations and ine�ciencies of the service ministries. Colonel Stuart Macrae, co-founder of M.D.1. and its second-incommand throughout its life, tells the story of this relatively unknown establishment and the weapons it developed. 234 x 156mm, 208pp, 40 b&w illustrations

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Too Few Too Far Malcolm Angel ISBN: 978-1-84868-755-4 August 2009 £14.99 PB

Submarine Upholder Sydney Hart ISBN: 978-1-84868-116-3 December 2008 £12.99 PB

Spit�re! The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot Brian Lane ISBN: 978-1-84868-354-9 June 2009 £9.99 PB

The Rhine Endeavour War and Peace September 1944 NW Europe Patrick Delaforce ISBN: 978-1-84868-825-4 April 2010 £20.00 HB

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This runaway best selling book is the highly charged, action �lled account of warfare against all odds. Corporal George Thomson tells the true story of 22 brave marines left for dead on the shores of the Falkland island of South Georgia, they are lightly armed and stranded by a departing HMS Endurance. The tiny besieged and outnumbered force make ready for a classic battle to protect the island and its scientists, against massive odds, from the air, land and sea. 234 x 156mm, 160pp, 18 b&w illustrations, 8 colour Submarine Upholder served with the 10th Submarine Flotilla based out of Malta. Her commander, David Wanklyn, earned a VC for his daring deeds while aboard her in sinking 2 destroyers, 3 submarines, 3 transports, 10 supply ships, 2 tankers and 1 trawler, totalling 128,353 tons. Upholder sailed out of Grand Harbour in Valetta, Malta, for the last time in April 1942 and simply disappeared. Various theories abound but it’s likely she was lost near Tripoli to German planes. 234 x 156mm, 160pp The story of ‘one of the few’, Spit�re ace Brian Lane, DFC. Brian Lane was only 23 when he wrote his dramatic account of life as a Spit�re pilot during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. Awarded the DFC for bravery in combat Lane was an ‘ace’ with six enemy ‘kills’ to his credit. Here we can read exactly what it was like to ‘scramble’ and how it felt to lose comrades every day. Poignantly, Brian Lane was killed in action shortly after the book was �rst published in 1942. 198 x 124mm, 128pp, 42 b&w illustrations This is the second volume, but the last to be published of a trilogy — the other volumes being Smashing the Atlantic Wall and The Battle of the Bulge. The book starts with the German evacuation of Dunkirk, the liberation of Antwerp, Operation ‘Market Garden’ and Montgomery’s move into the Rhineland. The book ends following General Kurt Student’s attempt to halt the advance of the allied troops at the Rhine with a ferocious counter-attack.

234 x 156mm, 288pp, 147 b&w illustrations

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We’re Here to Win the War for You – The US 8th Air Force At War Martin W. Bowman ISBN: 978-1-84868-429-4 July 2009 £18.99 PB

Asked why he was in Britain, a US serviceman, �ghting the war in the skies over Germany with the US 8th Air Force quipped, ‘We’re here to win the war for you’. This is a fascinating account in the words of the American airmen who �ew from bases in East Anglia to the heart of Germany, o�ering a unique insight into the combat missions and life back at base. Includes many previously unpublished images of the war in the air.

248 x 172mm, 356pp, 100 b&w illustrations

Ship 16 The Story of a German Surface Raider Mohr & Sellwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-115-6 December 2008 £14.99 PB

‘Remarkably vivid... reads like a horror thriller’ THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

ISBN: 978-1-84868-250-4 February 2010 £12.99 PB

363 years ago Sir Jacob Astley set out for Oxford from Bridgnorth with an army from Wales and the West – he never arrived. He was attacked by Parliamentarian forces near Stow, survivors were locked in the church and blood �owed through the streets. Here the Battle of Stow re�ects modernday battles in the community, between residents and politicians, ordinary people and big business, and between locals and incomers. However, modern weapons are pens and placards instead of pikes and muskets. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations

The Few — The Story of the Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Dilip Sarkar ISBN: 978-1-84868-215-3 September 2009 £20.00 HB

Dilip Sarkar chronicles the Battle of Britain from start to �nish drawing extensively from his interviews with pilots. Fascinated by the Battle of Britain since childhood he began seriously researching the subject in the 1970s. He wrote thousands of letters and travelled extensively over the UK interviewing the fabled ‘Few’. Over the last 30 years he has interviewed more Battle of Britain survivors than any other author and his archive is a unique collection of veterans ‘voices’. 248 x 172mm, 320pp, 100 b&w illustrations

‘Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated... a very readable book... a very lively account’ HISTORY SCOTLAND

Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre 1692 John Sadler

‘Much new information has been unearthed – all marshalled here with admirable clarity and skill’ THE SCOTSMAN

ISBN: 978-1-84868-515-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

198 x 125mm, 304pp, 32 b&w illustrations, 25 colour

Last of the Few: 18 Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Dilip Sarkar ISBN: 978-1-84868-435-5 February 2010 £20.00 HB

Many of the pilots featured here became ‘aces’ in the Battle of Britain, others achieved such status afterwards. Others went into action only to be instantly blasted out of the sky without having seen the enemy. Their collective experience, however, is typical of those who �ew Spit�res and Hurricanes in 1940. It is certain that without these men Fighter Command could not have prevailed. Here are their stories, accompanied by over 60 photographs, mostly from the personal albums of the veterans. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 55 b&w illustrations

Red Crown and Dragon 53rd Welsh Division in North-West Europe 1944-45 Patrick Delaforce ISBN: 978-1-84868-817-9 November 2009 £14.99 PB

The 53rd Welsh Division served with great distinction during the War. After playing a major part in the �ghting in Belgium, they were moved South to �ght the Panzers in the Ardennes, breaking the Siegfried Line and on into the Rhineland where they captured Weeze. They were brilliantly led by Major General “Bobby” Ross, but su�ered 10,000 casualties during the campaign. This remarkable book features the tales of over 60 men, NCOs and O�cers who took part in this campaign story. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 78 b&w illustrations

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Recounted from the First O�cer’s diaries this is the story of Nazi Germany’s most successful commerce raider of World War Two, which sank over 160,000 tons of Allied shipping. Ship 16 sank twentytwo British and Allied ships during 110,000 miles and 602 days continuously until she was sunk by HMS Devonshire. Her exploits in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans over almost two years created huge problems for the Allies as they tried to �nd the mystery ship with twenty-six disguises. 234 x 156mm, 256pp, 32 b&w illustrations

The Battle for Stow Now and Then Rob Walters

The Cockleshell Canoes British Military Canoes of World War Two Quentin Rees ISBN: 978-1-84868-065-4 December 2008 £19.99 PB

Used most famously in December 1942 by a dozen brave men to lay limpit mines on a series of German ships, sinking one and seriously damaging others, these 4,000 or so canoes made an immense contribution to the war. Quentin Rees, lucky owner of two of the Cockles, tells the gripping story of the development and use of these canoes, from Combined Operations to SOE, providing a de�nitive account of an untold chapter in Second World War history. 248 x 172mm, 256pp, 150 b&w illustrations

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The Dam Busters: A Pocket History Martin W. Bowman

Guy Gibson’s 617 Squadron was founded for one reason – Operation Chastise – the raid on the Ruhr dams. Using Barnes Wallis’ revolutionary bouncing bomb, the elite crews trained day and night over British reservoirs, perfecting the techniques required to deliver the new weapon to its target. Made into a �lm starring Richard Todd as Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, their raid on the Ruhr dams has become the stu� of legend. This is the story of the Dam Busters.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-581-9 September 2009 £9.99 PB

123 x 165mm, 128pp, 80 illustrations, 40 colour

When Grandma Wore Breeches Audrey Bagnall ISBN: 978-1-84868-235-1 February 2009 £14.99 PB

Doodlebugs, Gas Masks and Gum Christina Rex ISBN: 978-1-84868-085-2 November 2008 £14.99 PB

During the war all able-bodied men were needed to �ght against the forces of Germany so it was up to the Women’s Land Army to work the land and feed our nation. The advertising slogan read, ‘For a healthy, happy job join The Land Army’ but in reality the work was hard and dirty and the hours were long. This is a unique account of what it was like to be a Land Girl, from a girl who was really there.

235 x 165mm, 160pp, 43 b&w illustrations

Jake Wardrop’s Diary: A Tank Regiment Sergeant’s Story George Forty ISBN: 978-1-84868-580-2 October 2009 £17.99 PB

A Child’s War The German Occupation of Guernsey Molly Bihet ISBN: 978-1-84868-205-4 April 2009 £12.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 256pp, 60 b&w illustrations Molly Bihet’s touching account of life in Guernsey during the German Occupation brings events of the Second World War to life through the eyes of a young child. The Channel Islands were the only British territory to be occupied during the Second World War. The story begins on the afternoon of 28th June 1940 as Molly recalls waving a recently bought cucumber at planes �ying over the harbour, only to realise they were German planes attacking the previously peaceful scene. 235 x 165mm, 96pp, 47 b&w illustrations

‘A rich compilation of children’s lives during the Second World War’ JULIET GARDINER

‘A unique collection of rare photographs’’ RAF NEWS

A child’s-eye view of life in wartime Britain. Comprehensive coverage of the experience of children during the war, chapters include: Evacuation, The Battle of Britain and the Blitz; Occasions and Celebrations; Food; Education; Toys and Entertainment; Health and Medical Care; Daily Life in Wartime; Fear and Loss; DDay, Doodlebugs; Victory and Homecoming; Aftermath. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 83 b&w illustrations

The Battle of Britain as experienced by the pilots who �ew from Duxford air base in Cambridgeshire.

Duxford 1940 Dilip Sarkar ISBN: 978-1-84868-213-9 March 2009 £14.99 PB

What life was like for evacuees in the Cotswolds. A vivid and detailed recreation of the area during a time of war, the result of thorough research based on personal reminiscences and contemporary newspaper accounts.

The Cotswolds at War June Lewis-Jones ISBN: 978-1-84868-362-4 November 2009 £14.99 PB

The story of a British tank sergeant’s war, from the fall of France in 1940, through the bloody campaigns against Rommel’s forces in North Africa, the hard-fought drive up Italy, D-Day, the battles for France and the low countries and the invasion of the German heartland. George Forty, himself a veteran of the Korean War, uses Jake Wardrop’s diary as the basis for this �rst-hand account. Sadly, despite his bravery, Jake was killed in action during the war’s �nal days.

Hudders�eld at War Hazel Wheeler 234 x 156mm, 256pp, 108 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-408-9 October 2009 £14.99 PB

The 500 Best Cockney War Stories

First published in the 1920s, this collection comprised “a remembering and retelling of those war days when laughter sometimes saved men’s reason”. Illustrated by Bert Thomas this collection comprises �ve categories - Action, Lull, Hospital, High Seas and Here and There and includes an introduction by Sir Ian Hamilton, the British Commander-in-Chief who oversaw the Allies’ campaign in Gallipoli.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-424-9 April 2009 £12.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 224pp, 70 b&w illustrations

The Illustrated Guide to Armageddon – Britain’s Cold War Bob Clarke ISBN: 978-1-84868-496-6 October 2009 £19.99 PB

A World War I Fact Book William Van der Kloot 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 200 b&w illustrations Hudders�eld at War is a delightful account, providing an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to remember the humour, farce and tragedy of the war, and for others who would like an insight into what living through such times was like. From the blackout and the black market, to demob suits and dancing in the street – all are described in this often amusing, sometimes poignant, record of everyday life in Hazel’s home town of Hudders�eld during the Second World War. 234 x 156mm, 256pp 150 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-447-8 February 2010 £12.99 PB

The Mespot Letters of a Cotswold Soldier Frederick Witts, edited by Jasper Hadman ISBN: 978-1-84868-041-8 March 2009 £25.00 HB

From the late 1940s to the fall of Communist Russia, Britain was at war. The Cold War �ared up in 1962, with the Cuban missile crisis and again in the 1980s with the stando�s between Reagan and Thatcher on one side and the Soviet leaders on the other. Bob Clarke tells the story of the myriad Cold War remains from ‘secret’ nuclear bunkers to missile sites, early-warning radar sites, huge research establishments and, of course, spy sites such as GCHQ. 226 x 248mm, 96pp, 150 b&w illustrations, 70 colour This concise and detailed look at World War I makes some of the most important and revealing numbers accessible, providing the reader with a visual representation of the battles and numbers of soldiers involved on all sides. It looks at the war’s impact and examines a wide range of factual information from the economic developments that made this catastrophe possible, the major campaigns and victims, technological developments and the provisions of the peace treaties. 234 x 156mm, 160pp, 70 b&w illustrations, 150 graphs Covering day to day life in the o�cers’ mess and the harsh ordeals of war, Frederick Witts’ letters, from the Turkish Arabian Front, dating from December 1915 to December 1920, to his mother in Upper Slaughter depict the life and thoughts of a British o�cer on service in Mesopotamia. Some letters from his mother to him also survive, giving a vivid sense of the di�culties of life just after the �rst war for a re�ned Cotswold family deprived of servants. 234 x 156mm, 480pp, 160 b&w illustrations, 22 colour

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22. BIOGRAPHY Catullus: A Poet In The Rome of Julius Caesar Aubrey Burl ISBN: 978-1-84868-391-4 February 2010 £14.99 PB

The Life of Charlotte Brontë Elizabeth Gaskell ISBN: 978-1-84868-165-1 March 2009 £14.99 PB

Mrs Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Brontë shows a deep understanding of human nature. This, together with her own literary endowment and the a�ection she had for Charlotte and the Bronte family, enabled her to produce what has long been regarded classic of English biography as well as the portrait of a remarkable woman and distinguished literary �gure, leaving an indelible impression on generations of readers. This edition is a reprint of the original, unexpurgated �rst and second editions of 1857. 234 x 156mm, 320pp, not illustrated

Horemheb Charlotte Booth ISBN: 978-1-84868-687-8 October 2009 £18.99 PB

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Prehistoric Rock Art in Britain Stan Beckensall

The highly regarded archaeologist and proli�c author, Dr Stan Beckensall, o�ers the reader an intriguing insight into a fascinating subject – Britain’s prehistoric past. This lavishly illustrated book aims to awaken an interest in rock-art, allowing people to discover a whole new way of looking at landscape and the countryside; such discoveries can bring joy and companionship in the search for rock art, something that has always been a vital part of archaeology.

Norwich: Archaeology of a Fine City Brian Ayers

ISBN: 978-1-84868-626-7 October 2009 £18.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 176pp, 125 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-372-3 June 2009 £16.99 PB

The city of Norwich, dominated by its Norman castle, its cathedral and large �int city walls, was the largest walled town in England during the Middle Ages. Originally published in 1994, this revised and updated book presents an overview of the history of the development of the city from its pre-urban days, through the fundamental changes brought by the Normans, the thriving medieval urban and commercial centre, through to the darker days of the Black Death and Reformation. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 102 b&w illustrations, 32 colour

Prehistoric Yorkshire

In this fascinating book Dr Jan Harding, Senior Lecturer in Later Prehistory at Newcastle University, traces the archaeological heritage of Yorkshire through its many phases of human occupation. This exploration of Yorkshire’s past takes the reader on a journey from the county’s earliest inhabitants, through to Neolithic and Bronze Age monument builders, and arriving at the historic period.

George & Robert Stephenson: The Railway Revolution L. T. C. Rolt

An insight into a forgotten �gure of Egypt’s past, placing Horemheb in his rightful place in Egyptian chronology and demonstrating how he was fundamental in shaping history as we know it. Horemheb ruled Egypt after Tutankhamun but rather than simply clearing up the mess left behind after the Amarna period he laid the foundations for the kings who were to come and his choice of heir led eventually to the rule of Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most famous kings.

Warfare in Prehistoric Britain Julian Heath

248 x 172mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-369-3 May 2009 £18.99 PB

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234 x 156mm, 224pp, 32 b&w illustrations

Ranulf de Blondeville: the First English Hero Iain Soden

A full, lavishly illustrated study of ‘the �rst English hero’. The name of Ranulf de Blondeville was once recounted in the same breath as Robin Hood. Fabulously rich and powerful, he served six kings, fought his way across half of France and back and more than once wrested victory from defeat. A �ercely independent spirit with a renowned temper he was unafraid of anyone. He besieged castles aggressively, constructed and defended them stoutly and built an Earldom of unparalleled power. 248 x 172mm, 160pp, 100 illustrations

The railways were the most revolutionary innovation of Victorian times. They carried Britain into the modern age with dramatic speed, transforming the pace and style of everyday life. We owe them to two men who, father and son, can lay claim to be the most important engineers of their time, George and Robert Stephenson. In this excellent biography L.T.C. Rolt, highly regarded author of Victorian Engineering and Thomas Telford, assesses their lives and their work. 234 x 156mm, 352pp, 35 b&w illustrations

23. ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

Catullus tells the story of the poet Gaius Valerius Catullus and his awe-inspiring poetry, set against the turbulent background of ancient Rome. In this revised edition of a classic book Aubrey Burl looks in detail at the life of a poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar, providing the reader with a fascinating and coherent picture of the life and work of Catullus whilst simultaneously illuminating the unrest, violence and death that surrounded ancient Rome.

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A fascinating insight into early methods of warfare, charting changing attitudes and providing a fresh study of the signi�cance of primitive and prehistoric warfare. There can be little doubt that prehistoric warfare is now an important and valid area of archaeological enquiry, which is increasingly showing that as much as we may like to think otherwise, the prehistoric world was not one in which communities always lived peacefully side by side, in harmony with nature and each other. 248 x 172mm, 160pp, 92 b&w illustrations, 27 colour

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Behind Castle Walls: at Sudeley... Past and Present Elizabeth Ashcombe ISBN: 978-1-84868-801-8 November 2009 £12.99 PB

A collection of Lady Ashcombe’s writing which looks at aspects of castle and Cotswold life with warmth and humour. Her re�ections include the relentless season of events, such as Rose Week, the new Henry VIII exhibition, and her lifelong dream of bringing Sudeley Castle back to life. She also looks at the Tudor history that has made Sudeley famous, being the burial place of Katherine Parr. This delightful book is illustrated with many previously unseen photographs and unique memorabilia. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 40 b&w illustrations, 24 colour

Jan Harding

ISBN: 978-1-84868-239-9 May 2010 £17.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 176pp, 100 illustrations

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ISBN: 978-1-84868-324-2 May 2009 £14.99 PB

The story of world history’s most infamous couple. The immortal lovers were reviled by contemporary Romans, but history has transformed them into tragic heroes. Mark Antony’s reputation for recklessness, hard drinking, and womanising overshadowed his talents for leadership and astute administration. Cleopatra was determined to reconstitute the ancient empire of the Ptolemies and Antony, as legally appointed ruler of the east, gave her much, but not all, of what she desired. 234 x 156mm, 208pp, 38 illustrations

Bloodline: The Celtic Kings of Roman Britain Miles Russell

A major new work, which reinterprets and re-evaluates the Roman invasion of Britain, from the perspective of one British family’s relationship with the Julio-Claudian dynasty. This detailed book o�ers fresh research and analysis of the British provincial kings during the Roman occupation. Building on discoveries made in Roman Sussex, this book develops the theme that southern Britain was not so much conquered by Rome, as liberated.

Arthur: The King in the West Robert Dunning

The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has enthralled people for centuries and this new paperback edition of a classic text provides the reader with a detailed and illustrated guide to the history surrounding the Arthurian legend, Tintagel and Glastonbury. The legend of King Arthur is not only a popular story, it is also controversial. Historians have taken opposing views on the story’s central �gure; Arthur: The King in the West contributes to this debate.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-238-2 January 2010 £18.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 224pp 100 illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-242-9 March 2009 £16.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 160pp, 28 colour illustrations

1066: A New History of The Norman Conquest Peter Rex

A radical retelling of one of the most important events in English history. Peter Rex tells the whole story of the Conquest of England by the Normans from its genesis in the deathbed decision of King Edward the Confessor in January 1066 to recommend Harold Godwinson as his successor, to the crushing of the last �ickers of English resistance in June 1076. This is a landmark new history, the most detailed study yet of this pivotal event.

Monasteries in the Landscape Mick Aston

ISBN: 978-1-84868-106-4 September 2009 £20.00 HB

234 x 156mm, 320pp, 40 colour illustrations

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In the Middle Ages monasteries were among the greatest owners of land in Britain; today their in�uence on the landscape can be seen in the magni�cent monastic ruins, in earthworks, in patterns of landholding and even industrial remains. Mick Aston examines the place of monasteries in the landscape - how they a�ected and were a�ected by the countryside in which they were built. He explains how monasticism arrived in Britain - growing from austere beginnings to rich and powerful estates. 248 x 172mm, 240pp 112 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

In 200 hundred years, the Mongols built the greatest empire that the world had ever known and then lost it again. This is a tale of �erce battles and political intrigue, of unrivalled ferocity and burning ambition. The Mongols believed it was their destiny to conquer the world and they came mightily close to doing it. W.B. Bartlett uses his extensive knowledge to tell this fascinating tale of how a tribe of little known nomads became the world’s most feared warriors.

Robin Hood: The English Outlaw Unmasked David Baldwin

Everyone has heard of Robin Hood, the brilliant archer who always triumphed over the forces of evil, but the man behind the legend is a mystery. There were Robin Hoods recorded in history but no one has proved that one of these was the individual whose exploits were commemorated in story and song. David Baldwin sets out to �nd the real Robin, looking for clues in early ballads and in o�cial, legal documents of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

234 x 156mm, 288pp, 13 b&w illustrations, 25 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-378-5 March 2010 £20.00 HB

234 x 156mm, 288pp, 53 b&w illustrations, 26 colour

24. ANCIENT ROME, ROMAN BRITAIN AND THE DARK AGES

Vindolanda: A Roman Frontier Fort on Hadrian’s Wall Robin Birley ISBN: 978-1-84868-210-8 March 2009 £16.99 PB

Antony & Cleopatra Patricia Southern

The Roman fort of Vindolanda lies in south-west Northumberland and is a part of the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall. Following the site throughout its many phases of use and occupation this book o�ers a intriguing insight into everyday life on Hadrian’s Wall, exploring the lives of those who lived and worked on the site. It also provides valuable new insight into the larger context of Rome’s Northern Frontier and includes some fascinating translations of the Vindolanda Scrolls. 248 x 172mm, 176pp, 125 illustrations

25. THE MIDDLE AGES

Abbeys & Priories Glyn Coppack ISBN: 978-1-84868-419-5 April 2009 £18.99 PB

The ruins of some of the monasteries that were destroyed during the Dissolution are today seen as iconic medieval buildings, e.g. Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire and Tintern Abbey on the river Wye. Monasteries - particularly those of the Benedictine and Cistercian orders - were major local landowners who improved agriculture, re-planned villages and founded new towns.Glyn Coppack’s far-ranging study looks at the churches themselves, the monastic buildings and buildings surrounding them. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 110 b&w illustrations, 20 colour

The Mongols W. B. Bartlett ISBN: 978-1-84868-088-3 April 2009 £14.99 PB

Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 753BC–AD476 Patricia Southern ISBN: 978-1-84868-100-2 September 2009 £20.00 HB

Acknowledged expert Patricia Southern’s masterly new book narrates the history of Rome from a settlement of primitive huts to a sophisticated city which ruled and then lost an Empire. It covers the lives of such towering �gures as Julius Caesar, Augustus, Caligula and Nero, the successes and setbacks and what the Romans learned on their way to Imperial rule and �nal disintegration. This book is the only up-to-date, illustrated, one volume narrative history of Ancient Rome currently available. 234 x 156mm, 412pp, 80 b&w illustrations, 69 colour

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Fountains Abbey: The Cistercians in Northern England Glyn Coppack ISBN: 978-1-84868-418-8 May 2009 £17.99 PB

Within the stunning 18thcentury landscaped park of Studley Royal in Yorkshire, lies the ruinous remains of Fountains Abbey, one of the �nest examples of Cistercian architecture in Europe. Drawing on contemporary historical evidence, the results of excavations, and English Heritage conservation work from the past 30 years, Glyn Coppack outlines the history of this fascinating site from its use as an early mission centre in 1132 through its subsequent growth through the centuries. 248 x 172mm, 160pp, 100 b&w illustrations, 14 colour

Life in a Medieval Town Peter Hammond ISBN: 978-1-84868-126-2 March 2009 £5.99 PB

Ever wondered what it was like living in a medieval town? What sort of house would you live in? How would you live? What would you eat? What would your street look like? If you have ever wondered what life would have been like then this gem of a book will provide you with the answers. Peter Hammond’s vivid descriptions propel the reader back in time, allowing them to experience the delights of medieval life and all that it involved.

Isle of Man in Medieval Times Peter Davey

An overview of archaeological evidence from the foundation of the Kingdom of the Isles in the 11th century to the Dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th. The book’s introduction includes an assessment of the Viking legacy and is followed by consideration of secular power and monastic in�uence. The book also looks at the role of the Church and patterns of settlement and land use, industry, economy and trade are reviewed. Finally, the legacy of the Middle Ages is assessed.

168 x 124mm, 96pp, 8 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-537-6 February 2010 £16.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 192pp,

‘Accessible and highly readable’ THE WESTERN MAIL

‘Remarkably vivid... reads like a horror thriller’ THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

The �rst full-scale biography of the last native Prince of Wales who fought to maintain an independent Wales.

‘Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated... a very readable book... a very lively account’ HISTORY SCOTLAND

26. THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

Owain Glyndŵr Terry Breverton ISBN: 978-1-84868-328-0 May 2009 £15.99 PB

Glencoe: The Infamous Massacre 1692 John Sadler 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 32 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-515-4 November 2009 £12.99 PB

‘An excellent introduction for the general reader’ THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

The Great Plague Stephen Porter

The bubonic plague which struck England in 1665-6 was responsible for the deaths of almost a third of London’s population. Stephen Porter describes the disease and how people at the time thought it was caused. He gives details of treatments available (such as they were) and evokes its impact on the country.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-087-6 April 2009 £12.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 192pp, 61 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-127-9 December 2008 £20.00 HB

Tracing each step in the history of illicit and taboo sex, this book brings the history of the forbidden alive. With letters, poems and diary extracts from those in the grip of passion or disgusted by the exploits of some, the journey from antiquity to modern day is insightful, fascinating and sometimes shocking. Attitudes and peculiarities in society and the often, bizarre paradoxes are explored to reveal a colourful and highly entertaining picture of life on the edge of society. 234 x 156mm, 160pp, 35 b&w illustrations

Life Below Stairs in the 1920s Pamela Horn

In 1931, domestic service was the largest female occupation in Britain. Today we view it as undesirable work but then is was seen as the perfect way to equip young women with the skills to become good wives and mothers. This �rst major study of its kind includes �rsthand accounts of domestic workers , using o�cial records and news reports to extract the truth about how they felt and how they were treated . A well researched and absorbing social history.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-812-4 March 2010 £16.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 288pp, 73 b&w illustrations

Whores, Harlots & Wanton Women Petrina Brown

A biography of the last chief of Clan Macneil, Roderick Macneil. His story includes surviving the Napoleonic campaigns, introducing the industrial revolution to the Western Isles, bankruptcy and a charmed life in the Indian Army.

The Last of the Clan Keith Branigan ISBN: 978-1-94868-431-7 January 2010 £18.99 PB

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198 x 125mm, 304pp, 32 b&w illustrations, 25 colour

27. MODERN HISTORY

‘The �rst general history of MI5... de�nitive and comprehensive’ THES

Spooks: The Uno�cial History of MI5 Thomas Hennesey and Claire Thomas ISBN: 978-1-84868-079-1 April 2009 £30.00 HB

‘PO Box 500, London W2’ – the nondescript address from behind which one of the world’s most famous secret services hid: MI5. Drawing on previously secret sources, this book lifts the lid on Britain’s Security Service in its battle against German and Soviet espionage.

234 x 156mm, 672pp, 23 b&w illustrations

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Wales: A Historical Companion Terry Breverton ISBN: 978-1-84868-326-6 October 2009 £17.99 PB

An authoritative companion to Wales, its people and its millennia of history, presenting the characters, events, buildings and institutions that have shaped Wales from its earliest origins to the present day. The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who, as an acknowledged expert on Welsh culture and history, has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achievements. A book to be enjoyed by armchair travellers and tourists alike. 234 x 156mm, 384pp, 38 colour illustrations

Northumberland’s Hidden History Stan Beckensall ISBN: 978-1-84868-368-6 March 2009 £16.99 PB

28. SCHOOLS & COLLEGES The London Charterhouse Stephen Porter ISBN: 978-1-84868-090-6 March 2009 £14.99 PB

29. SOCIAL HISTORY AND NOSTALGIA

The Christchurch Fusee Chain Gang Sue Newman ISBN: 978-1-84868-441-6 January 2010 £16.99 PB

When Grandma Wore Breeches Audrey Bagnall ISBN: 978-1-84868-235-1 February 2009 £14.99 PB

During the war all able-bodied men were needed to �ght against the forces of Germany so it was up to the Women’s Land Army to work the land and feed our nation. The advertising slogan read, ‘For a healthy, happy job join The Land Army’ but in reality the work was hard and dirty and the hours were long. This is a unique account of what it was like to be a Land Girl, from a girl who was really there.

235 x 165mm, 160pp, 43 b&w illustrations

The Dialect and Folk Phrases of the Cotswolds Alan Sutton ISBN: 978-1-84868-018-0 October 2008 £12.99 PB

Northumberland has many attractive sites that are wellrecorded and frequently visited. However, here Dr Stan Beckensall focuses upon places that are not so well known but are of enormous interest for their stunning locations and stories. They are scattered across the county in the hills, valleys, scarplands and on the coast. Sites featured include locations o� the ‘Alemouth Road’ from Hexham to Rothbury; hidden valleys and waterfalls; seascapes; abandoned settlements and remarkable rock formations. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 25 colour illustrations The history of Charterhouse, examining its signi�cance as England’s leading charity and the support and opposition that it has attracted, against a background of changing patterns of charitable care and education. It consisted of the largest almshouse ever founded in England and a school which became one of the country’s leading public schools. The book also portrays the colourful life of the community and the cast of characters connected with Thomas Sutton’s charity over the past four centuries. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 18 b&w illustrations, 33 colour A detailed study of poverty, survival and bygone trades. With major new discoveries about the watch industry, and the characters that inhabited the small town of Christchurch in Dorset, Sue Newman explores the signi�cance of watch making and other cottage industries that helped to keep the people of Christchurch out of the clutches of poverty. Have you ever wondered who invented the �rst clock or where the idea for watches came from? If so, this is the book for you. 234 x 156mm, 288pp 119 b&w illustrations, 35 colour A fascinating and amusing look at the past through the language of ordinary folk of a bygone age. It brings together the work of three pioneer historians who carefully recorded what they heard spoken in the area, namely John Smyth, of Nibley (1568-1641),whose manuscript was published in 1885, Richard Webster Huntley (17931857), whose Glossary of the Cotswold Dialect was published posthumously the year after his death and G. F. Northallm whose Folk Phrases of Four Counties was published in 1894. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 24 b&w illustrations

A Concise History of the United States Andrew Sinclair ISBN: 978-1-84868-386-0 February 2010 £14.99 PB

A Concise History of the United States is a succinct and vivid portrayal of the history of the USA, which is enhanced by a series of illustrations and images that help bring the history of this country to life. It begins with a chapter on The New World and the Colonies, outlining the importance of the Pilgrim Fathers. The book then takes the reader into the American Revolution, the declaration of Independence in 1776 and further on into the twentieth century and onto Barack Obama. 234 x 156mm, 192pp 40 illustrations

Charterhouse: The O�cial Guide Stephen Porter

Rednock School David Evans

ISBN: 978-1-84868-376-1 January 2010 £5.00 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-879-7 November 2009 £9.99 PB ‘A rich compilation of children’s lives during the Second World War’ JULIET GARDINER

Doodlebugs, Gas Masks and Gum Christina Rex ISBN: 978-1-84868-085-2 November 2008 £14.99 PB

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue ISBN: 978-1-84868-062-3 November 2008 £14.99 PB

A child’s-eye view of life in wartime Britain. Comprehensive coverage of the experience of children during the war, chapters include: Evacuation, The Battle of Britain and the Blitz; Occasions and Celebrations; Food; Education; Toys and Entertainment; Health and Medical Care; Daily Life in Wartime; Fear and Loss; DDay, Doodlebugs; Victory and Homecoming; Aftermath. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 83 b&w illustrations Looking at the slang and vernacular language of the 1790s to the 1820s, this dictionary predated Roger Mellie’s best-selling Profanisaurus by a good 200 years. Reprinted here, it covers the rude, the crude and the downright vulgar. Learn how the Georgians and early Victorians would insult each other, how some of today’s words and derivations have come about and how our ancestors considered and talked about such subjects as sex and the workings of the human body.

234 x 156mm, 224pp

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30. CRIMINAL HISTORY

Jonathan Wild: Conman and Cutpurse John Van Der Kiste ISBN: 978-1-84868-219-1 May 2009 £12.99 PB

Norwich Murders & Misdemeanours Frank Meeres ISBN: 978-1-84868-457-7 August 2008 £12.99 PB

Murderous Bolton Steve Fielding ISBN: 978-1-84868-308-2 March 2009 £12.99 PB

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An in depth exploration of the myths and legends surrounding this notorious criminal. Jonathan Wild (born c. 1683), was known as the director of a ‘corporation of thieves’, betraying to the police any criminals who would not comply with his organisation. Having learned his ‘trade’ in a debtor’s prison he established a reputation as ‘Thief Taker General of Great Britain and Ireland’. He himself was arrested on a minor felony charge, found guilty and was hanged at Tyburn in May 1725. 235 x 165mm, 96pp, 14 b&w illustrations A fascinating insight into the darker side of Norwich whose colourful history includes its share of murders and misdemeanours. Norwich Castle was used as a prison from the twelfth to the nineteenth century; it was a place where criminals awaited trial, rather than served time afterwards. There were no women jurors and major crimes were theft, rape, murder and occasionally forgery or treason. How long criminals waited in prison for trial depended on when the assize judges were next in town. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 41 b&w illustrations This collection of true stories vividly recreates a series of heinous murders committed in Bolton - each tale providing a macabre account of these infamous crimes as well as the events leading up to them. Learn about the case of the despicable Betty Eccles who slowly poisoned her children to death by putting arsenic in their puddings, or ponder upon the mysterious death of James Booth a local business man who su�ered a violent death after eating at the local inn. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 63 b&w illustrations

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Jack the Ripper Andrew Cook

Finally proves who Jack the Ripper was – an invention of the nineteenth-century gutter press.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-327-3 May 2009 £18.99 HB

234 x 156mm, 256pp, 54 b&w illustrations

South Shields Murders & Misdemeanours Laurie Curry

Laurie Curry presents some startling events in the criminal history of South Shields from the archives of the Central Library in South Shields and back copies of the Shields Gazette. He focused on the ordinary Shields person, not the rich and famous, and what he found con�rmed his suspicions that the ‘good old days’ weren’t always so good. Read about the South Shields Cannibal, Death by Dirt and Death by Pride – just a few of these true Murders & Misdemeanours.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-177-4 November 2008 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 96pp, 35 b&w illustrations

Hertfordshire Secrets & Spies Pamela Shields ISBN: 978-1-84868-788-2 October 2009 £12.99 PB

More Murderous Bolton Steve Fielding ISBN: 978-1-84868-309-9 February 2010 £12.99 PB

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Skulduggery in the Home Counties! Rudyard Kipling called it The Great Game. Today, although it involves billions of pounds and sophisticated technology, the motives behind spying never change, they are much the same as when man �rst waged war. From the beginning of recorded history, codes and ciphers have been used to carry secret messages; from plots against Elizabeth I to the Enigma machine. Here is a fascinating look at the history of spying and spies in and around Hertfordshire. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 illustrations An exciting second helping of true stories, vividly recreating a series of heinous murders committed in and around the Bolton area. Each tale provides a macabre and highly atmospheric account of these infamous crimes, which include body-snatching, infanticide, wife murder and rape, as well as the events leading up to them and the court proceedings that followed. More than just a riveting read More Murderous Bolton, is a record of dark Victorian days when times were hard and punishment. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 63 b&w illustrations

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The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper Nicholas Connell and Stewart P. Evans ISBN: 978-1-84868-260-3 July 2009 £14.99 PB

Death Ride from Fenchurch Street & Other Victorian Railway Murders Arthur and Mary Sellwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-495-9 April 2009 £12.99 PB

Durham Murders & Misdemeanours John Van der Kiste ISBN: 978-1-84868-149-1 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Murders & Misdemeanours in Gloucestershire 1820-29 Malcolm Hall ISBN: 978-1-84868-046-3 December 2008 £12.99 PB

A new and exciting insight into the detective responsible for hunting Jack the Ripper. Detective Inspector Edmund Reid was head of the Whitechapel detective force. Having joined the Metropolitan Police Force, Reid rose through the ranks and was eventually transferred to the notorious East End. It was at this time that he assumed responsibility to lead his men in a relentless pursuit of Jack the Ripper; his pursuit of the Whitechapel murderer spanned the years 1888 to 1891. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 41 b&w illustrations Presenting a compelling account of the �rst murders to be committed on Britain’s railways, at a time when the terri�ed screams of the victims were drowned out by the sound of the train’s steam. This book vividly describes how passengers were helpless if attacked in the train’s box-like compartments, preventing them from summoning help or stopping the train. As sharp and potent as the tang from the bottle of smelling salts which a prudent Victorian lady would have carried when travelling. 234 x 156mm, 160pp, 21 b&w illustrations Naturally the punishments awarded in Durham varied considerably, depending upon the crimes committed. Murderers and thieves could expect the rope, though others could hope for a reprieve but remission automatically meant deportation to Australia. This collection of real life crimes vividly recreates the events surrounding them, o�ering an insight not only into criminal law but also into the social history attached to crime as society adapted to meet changing industries and class structures. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 illustrations Malcolm Hall, a local expert in Victorian crime, presents a variety of examples of the sins and sinners of Gloucestershire nearly two centuries ago, together with a fascinating insight into the consequences of those wrongdoings. Punishments varied considerably, from time spent in Gloucester Gaol or a House of Correction, where hard labour or �oggings could be expected, to deportation or, the ultimate penalty, hanging. The reports reproduced here come from the Gloucester Journal, the local newspaper of the day. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 24 b&w illustrations

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Yorkshire Murders & Misdemeanours Stephen Wade ISBN: 978-1-84868-559-8 July 2009 £12.99 PB

A gruesome selection of true crimes which took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, workhouses and brothels in Yorkshire in the 1800s. Joseph Wooler’s wife died in mysterious circumstances. Did he poison her or was she simply unable to cope with medication she was taking for her weak constitution? And James Smith, the keeper of the toll house at Hebden Bridge, who was found with his throat cut. Was the right man arrested for this crime? 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations

Brighton & Hove Murders & Misdemeanours Janet Cameron ISBN: 978-1-84868-167-5 December 2008 £12.99 PB

Read about the notorious railway murderer, Percy Lefroy, who appeared at his trial in full evening dress and went to the gallows in an old brown suit. Gasp at the audacity of Christina Edmunds with her deadly chocolate creams. Then there’s little Emily, who received imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a few pieces of gingerbread and a gaggle of young women who loved causing riots, �irting with men and smashing windows. It’s madness and mayhem in Brighton and Hove. 235 x 165mm, 76pp, 19 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-208-5 September 2009 £12.99 PB

Philip MacDougall looks at a number of notorious crimes in the Chichester area, from a murderous drunken assault on a soldier in George III’s army to the 1950s discovery of a decapitated body in Chichester Harbour. Murderers, poachers, thieves, pickpockets and vagabonds all went about their business with impunity. Crime took place on the streets, on public transport, in homes, pubs, prisons, asylums, workhouses and brothels - it has all been part of everyday life throughout Chichester’s history. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 45 b&w illustrations

Richard III: The Young King To Be Josephine Wilkinson

The �rst of a two volume biography of Richard III, this book concentrates on the neglected early part of Richard’s life - from his birth in 1452 as a cadet of the House of York to his marriage to the beautiful Anne Neville - and shows how his experiences as the son of an ambitious duke, a prisoner of war, an exile, his knightly training and awe of his elder brother, King Edward IV, shaped the character of England’s most controversial monarch.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-513-0 September 2009 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 352pp, 15 b&w illustrations, 25 colour

Chichester Murders & Misdemeanours Philip MacDougall

‘A pioneering biography of the Tudor dynasty’s most dangerous enemy’ MICHAEL HICKS ‘A �ne and sympathetic biography... brings us impressively close to one of the most interesting - and important - women of the 15th century.’ ANN WROE

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‘A fascinating account of a remarkable woman’ THE BIRMINGHAM POST

Margaret of York: The Diabolical Duchess Christine Weightman

‘Christine Weightman brings Margaret alive once more’ THE YORKSHIRE POST

ISBN: 978-1-84868-099-9 June 2009 £14.99 PB

234 x 156mm, 256pp, 47 illustrations

Richard III: The Young King To Be Josephine Wilkinson

The �rst of a two volume biography of Richard III, this book concentrates on the neglected early part of Richard’s life - from his birth in 1452 as a cadet of the House of York to his marriage to the beautiful Anne Neville - and shows how his experiences as the son of an ambitious duke, a prisoner of war, an exile, his knightly training and awe of his elder brother, King Edward IV, shaped the character of England’s most controversial monarch.

Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII’s Mistress Josephine Wilkinson

The scandalous story of Mary Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. François I of France later called her ‘The Great Prostitute’ and the slur stuck. Although a bright star at Henry’s court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king’s heart. However, eventually Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn apart by lust and ambition.

ISBN: 9780-1-84868-083-8 December 2008 £25.00 HB

234 x 156mm, 352pp, 40 colour illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-089-0 June 2009 £18.99 HB

234 x 156mm, 208pp, 22 b&w illustrations, 10 colour

Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obssession Elizabeth Norton ISBN: 978-1-84868-514-7 July 2009 £9.99 PB

The true story of a tragic love a�air that changed English history forever. Anne Boleyn was the most controversial and scandalous woman ever to sit on the throne of England. From her early days at the imposing Hever Castle in Kent, to the glittering courts of Paris and London, Anne caused a stir wherever she went. Alluring but not beautiful, Anne’s wit and poise won her numerous admirers at the English court, and caught the roving eye of King Henry. 198 x 124mm, 224pp, 55 b&w illustrations, 36 colour

Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obssession Elizabeth Norton ISBN: 978-1-84868-084-5 November 2008 £20.00 HB

Alluring rather than beautiful Anne’s wit and poise charmed the English court. She was determined to shape her own destiny, �rst through a secret engagement to Henry Percy, the heir of the Earl of Northumberland, and later through her insistence on marriage with the king, after a long and tempestuous relationship as his mistress. Their love a�air was as extreme as it was deadly, from Henry’s ‘mine own sweetheart’ to ‘cursed and poisoning whore’ her fall from grace was total. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 47 b&w illustrations, 26 colour

‘Rex writes with verve and colour’ THES An accessible biography of Henry VIII by one of the country’s leading Tudor experts.

Henry VIII Richard Rex ISBN: 978-1-84868-098-2 October 2009 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 240pp, 81 b&w illusrtations, 47 colour

The Early Loves of Anne Boleyn Josephine Wilkinson

Told in detail for the �rst time this is the story of the forgotten side of Anne Boleyn’s early life and loves. Before Henry came into her life she had already wandered down love’s path at the courts of the Low Countries and France, where she had been sent as a result of her behaviour with her father’s butler and chaplain. Here her education had been directed by two of the strongest women of the age – and one of the weakest.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-430-0 September 2009 £20.00 HB

234 x 156mm, 224pp, 34 b&w illlustrations, 18 colour

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Jane Seymour Henry VIII’s True Love Elizabeth Norton

The �rst ever biography of Henry VIII’s third wife, who died giving the king what he craved most – a son and heir. Jane Seymour is often portrayed as meek and mild and as the most successful, but one of the least signi�cant, of Henry VIII’s wives. The real Jane was very di�erent, demure and submissive yet with a ruthless streak. From the lowliest origins of any of Henry’s wives her rise shows an ambition every bit as great as Anne Boleyn’s.

Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride Elizabeth Norton

Anne of Cleves is often portrayed as a stupid and comical �gure. The real Anne was intelligent and practical, ensuring that, whilst she was queen for the shortest period, she was the last of all Henry VIII’s wives to survive. Thomas Cromwell lost his head for his role in the Cleves marriage but Anne’s shrewdness ensured she kept hers. She led a dramatic and often dangerous life, but of Henry VIII’s six wives she is truly the wife that survived.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-527-7 February 2010 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 288pp, 27 b&w illustrations, 26 colour

ISBN: 978-1-84868-329-7 September 2009 £20.00 HB

234 x 156mm, 224pp, 34 b&w illustrations, 18 colour

‘The best introduction to England’s most important dynasty’ DAVID STARKEY

ISBN: 978-1-84868-049-4 September 2009 £20.00 HB

The Murder of the Romanovs Andrew Cook ISBN: 978-1-84868-103-3 February 2010 £18.99 HB

Intimate Letters of England’s Kings Margaret Sanders ISBN: 978-1-84868-161-3 May 2009 £15.99 PB

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‘Magni�cent’ HISTORY TODAY 248 x 172mm, 272pp, 142 b&w illustrations, 66 colour Andrew Cook’s re-investigation of the story of the overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family �nally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the family’s murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia to discover what really happened. 234 x 156mm, 256pp, 55 b&w illustrations This selection of intimate letters of England’s kings is sure to intrigue any one with an interest in the personal lives of some of England’s most powerful men. Intimate Letters of England’s Kings starts with Henry VII (14571509), ending with William IV (1765 – 1837) and provides the reader with an illuminating insight into the lives of these men; from Henry VIII’s declaration of love to Anne Boleyn to the letter written by Charles II to his wife Catherine of Braganza. 234 x 156mm, 240pp, 16 b&w illustrations

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‘Lacey Baldwin Smith has so excellently caught the atmosphere of the Tudor age’ THE OBSERVER

Catherine Howard Lacey Baldwin Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-521-5 March 2010 £9.99 PB

The Six Wives of Henry VIII David Loades ISBN: 978-1-84868-335-8 April 2009 £14.99 PB

Royal Encounters Paul Ratcli�e ISBN: 978-1-84868-186-6 March 2010 £12.99 PB

Intimate Letters of England’s Queens Margaret Sanders ISBN: 978-1-84868-288-7 June 2009 £15.99 PB

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Elizabeth I: Fortune’s Bastard? Richard Rex 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 55b&w illustrations, 31 colour For many, the royal family holds a certain mystique, stemming from their ability to transform each of their numerous visits into something special and individual. With their travels taking them all over the country they are met and admired by countless people, young and old. Here the author depicts the royal family at social engagements, meetings, walkabouts and handshakes as well as during personal conversations with the photographer, providing an intriguing, candid look at the UK’s most talked about family. 235 x 165mm, 96pp, 100 colour illustrations This book begins with the letters of Catherine of Aragon to her daughter, Mary, and the letter to her husband, Henry VIII, shortly before her death in 1536. This is a fascinating collection, providing the reader with an insight into the private thoughts and feelings of England’s queens, including the bitter anger expressed by Anne Boleyn in her letter to Cardinal Wolsey and her heartfelt attempt to save herself from death whilst imprisoned in the Tower in May 1536. 235 x 156mm, 240pp, 21 b&w illustrations

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A biography of Henry VIII’s �fth wife, beheaded for playing Henry at his own game – adultery. 198 x 124mm, 288pp, 25 colour illustrations ‘Told with enviable narrative skill’ THES

‘Neither Starkey nor Weir has the assurance and command of Loades’ SIMON HEFFER, LITERARY REVIEW

‘This is a model of popular history... a delight’ THES

The Tudors Richard Rex

‘A faultless book’ THE SPECTATOR

‘David Loades is one of our �nest Tudor historians. His insights are incisive and profound. I warmly recommend this book.’ ALISON WEIR

‘A lively overview... Rex is a wry commentator on the game of monarchy’ THE GUARDIAN

‘Vivid, entertaining and carrying its learning lightly’ EAMON DUFFY

‘A brilliant, compelling account... essential reading for anyone interested in Tudor history’ ALISON WEIR

ISBN: 978-1-84868-423-2 July 2009 £9.99 PB

Highlighting the vivid and contrary personality of a Queen who could both ba�e and bedazzle: at one moment �irting outrageously, at another vowing perpetual virginity; agonising over the execution of her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, then ordering the slaughter of hundreds of men after a halfcocked rebellion.

198 x 124mm, 144pp, 78 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-356-3 March 2010 £14.99 PB

This is a remarkable account, tracing the initially slow rise of the family from Bourbon in the Massif Central, which as a result of tenacity, ambition and good marriages came to win the crowns �rst of France, then Spain and �nally Naples and Sicily. This book looks at the diverse characters who headed up the family at various times, their remarkable lives, their achievements and their extraordinary talents as well as their considerable failings, their artistic legacy and their extravagances. 234 x 156mm, 224pp, 32 b&w illustrations

Royal Sex: Mistresses & Lovers of the British Royal Family Roger Powell ISBN: 978-1-84868-212-2 February 2010 £20.00 HB

Royal Sex is the amazing story of how a certain number of key aristocratic families appear to have cornered the market in providing our monarchs with mistresses over successive centuries. The present Duchess of Cornwall is a prime example, her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, was a mistress of Edward VII, as the Duchess herself was of Prince Charles. The reason? To capture and exploit royal power and royal patronage and to place a royal mistress or favourite at the centre of power. 234 x 156mm, 336pp, 30 colour illustrations

The Impossible Bourbons Oliver Thomson

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The Ends of Kings Geo� Brown ISBN: 978-1-84868-230-6 December 2008 £12.99 PB

An illustrated guide to the burial places of English Monarchs. Bizarrely, many of our greatest monarchs have hugely understated tombs, while many of the failures lie beneath beautifully adorned sarcophagi. Despised Edward II was allegedly put to a gruesome death, yet his tomb is one of the most beautiful in Western Europe. ‘Bad King John’ lies regally in Worcester Cathedral, yet Henry VIII has only a mention on a slab and Charles II just has a name on a block of stone. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 103 colour illustrations

Royal Dates With Destiny Robert Easton ISBN: 978-1-84868-830-8 April 2010 £20.00 HB

32. SUPERNATURAL AND OCCULT Christmas Ghost Stories Michael J. Hallowell ISBN: 978-1-84868-120-0 September 2009 £12.99 PB

A collection of short vignettes describing the deaths of the world’s aristocracy, which is presented in “calendar” form, with at least one entry for each day of the year. Based on a number of scholarly sources per entry, these 400 or so “summaries of mortality” give a bizarre historical overview of the surprising deaths of the world’s most powerful. Each month contains at least a couple of famous royal deaths, accompanied by less well known, but no less fascinating, ones. 248 x 172mm, 160pp, 90 illustrations Ghost stories are always popular but ghost stories with a Christmas theme, particularly if they are true, are extra special. In this volume the author has compiled dozens of ghost tales, old and new, which are guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. The tale of the mysteriously moving Christmas tree, the mystical parchment of High Fernley Farm, the legendary Hooded Maiden of Barbreck... all these and more can be found within the covers of this eerie volume. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 80 b&w illustrations

◀ Peter Underwood’s book

234 x 156mm, 224pp, 37 b&w illustrations

Satan: A Biography P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

In Search of Ghosts Darren W. Ritson

ISBN: 978-1-84868-082-1 November 2008 £14.99 PB

ISBN: 978-1-84868-121-7 November 2008 £20.00 HB

◀ Acknowledged paranormal expert

Haunted London Peter Underwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-262-7 January 2010 £12.99 PB

Ideal for anyone who is curious about paranormal investigation , covering the historical backgrounds of each phenomena, required steps for investigation, the equipment needed and how to use it and other helpful information for supernatural searches. Written by the founders of ‘Spook School’.

A Beginner’s Guide to Paranormal Investigation Mark Rosney, Rob Bethell and Jebby Robinson ISBN: 978-1-84868-234-4 September 2009 £14.99 PB

248 x 172mm, 196pp, 100 b&w illustations

A look at some of the north of England’s most haunted public houses from two of the UK’s most respected paranormal researchers. A spookily supernatural pub-crawl yielding a fascinating collection of true ghostly goings-on. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 16 b&w illustrations, 26 colour

▶ Ghost Taverns Darren W. Ritson and Michael Hallowell ISBN: 978-1-84868-140-8 January 2009 £20.00 HB

◀ The true story of witchcraft,

Peter Underwood, presents an enthralling collection of ghost stories from Britain’s capital city. It features ghosts from the present as well as the past and the fascinating phenomenon of poltergeists. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 24 illustrations A fresh look at new and more traditional accounts of haunted pubs in the South West from an author who has investigated countless haunted properties and collected ghostly stories about pubs for many years. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 40 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-582-6 February 2010 £18.99 HB

intrepid ghost hunter to some of the most paranormally active locales across the length and breadth of England and on into Scotland. Includes famous ghostly legends and �rst hand accounts. 235 x 156mm, 220pp, 25 colour illustrations

Haunted Gardens Peter Underwood ISBN: 978-1-84868-261-0 October 2009 £14.99 PB

Catherine Parr Elizabeth Norton

◀ The electrifying journey of one

explores ghostly gardens for the very �rst time, and shows, with examples from all over the world, just how spooky gardens can be. Fully illustrated with Peter’s own photographs. 248 x 172mm, 160pp 25 b&w illustrations ‘A learned and fascinating book... Devilish’ JAMES SHARPE, TLS

Catherine Parr was enjoying her freedom after her �rst two arranged marriages when she caught the attention of the elderly Henry VIII. The most reluctant of all Henry’s wives, she o�ered to become his mistress rather than submit herself to the dangers of becoming Henry’s queen. This only increased Henry’s enthusiasm for the vibrant, intelligent young widow and Catherine was forced to abandon her handsome lover, Thomas Seymour, for the decrepit king. 248 x 172mm, 320pp 52 b&w illustrations, 39 colour

murder, revenge and some of the most famous witch trials that England has ever seen. This turbulent tale is still very much alive today – now inspiring a thriving tourist industry! 235 x 165mm, 128pp 24 b&w illustrations

▶ Haunted Pubs of the South West Ian Addicoat

Pendle Witches Roger Frost and Ian Thompson

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The story of one of England’s darkest periods, looking at the origins of witch-hunting in the sixteenth century, its distribution, causes, consequences and decline. Includes extracts from trial records and demonological texts. 248 x 172mm, 176pp, 50 b&w illustrations

▶ Witch-Hunting in England David & Andrew Pickering ISBN: 978-1-84868-625-0 May 2010 £12.99 PB

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33. SPORTS HISTORY Wolverhampton’s Sporting Heroes Alec Brew ISBN: 978-1-84868-485-0 March 2010 £12.99 PB

34. TRAVELLERS AND EXPLORERS My Life as an Explorer Roald Amundsen ISBN: 978-1-84868-059-3 December 2008 £16.99 PB

Lakeland Poets Gavin D. Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-536-9 March 2010 £7.99 PB

Shakespeare’s London Stephen Porter ISBN: 978-1-84868-333-4 October 2009 £20.00 HB

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The lives and selected works of the Lake Poets Hartley Coleridge, Samuel Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, Robert Southey, Dorothy Wordsworth and William Wordsworth. This delightful and beautifully illustrated book also includes the places associated with each poet – the villages, the stunning scenery of locations which often inspired their work, their homes, where they eventually ended their days and where they now rest. Lakeland Poets is sure to enchant both established lovers of poetry as well as newcomers to the art. 234 x 156mm, 128pp, 50 colour illustrations London between c. 1580-1616, at the height of Elizabeth I’s reign, was a teeming metropolis that was growing so rapidly that the government took repeated, and ine�ectual, steps to curb its expansion. Growth produced overcrowding and high mortality, with shockingly high death tolls during the plague epidemics, yet London attracted an endless stream of people. Here the �rst playhouses were built, patronised by large audiences, who were treated to a varied diet of plays to keep them entertained. The London that Shakespeare knew was an expanding, changing and exciting city. 234 x 156mm, 320pp, 127 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

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It’s a Long Way to Muckle Flugga W. R. Mitchell ISBN: 978-1-84868-455-3 November 2009 £14.99 PB

Wolverhampton’s association with sport runs deeper than its Premier League team, Woverhampton Wanderers, and players such as Billy Wright and Steve Bull. From the city has come such talent as Olympic medalists Tessa Sanderson, Anita Lonsborough and Denise Lewis; the cyclist Hugh Porter, with four world-championship pursuit medals, as well as Le Mans winner, Richard Attwood. Alec Brew tells the story of the people who have made Wolverhampton a great sporting city. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 170 b&w illustrations A classic tale, written by the man who did more than any other to further the exploration of both Polar regions. In 1899 he sailed to the Antarctic in the Belgian expedition before journeying round the top of Canada to prove the existence of the North West Passage. Despite setting out after Scott he beat the British team to the Pole by a month and was only the second man to travel around the top of Siberia. He died in 1928.

Gloucester Rugby Club: A Cherry and Whites Companion David King ISBN: 978-1-84868-865-0 November 2009 £14.99 PB

35. TOPOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, COUNTRY LIFE AND COUNTRY TALES

234 x 156mm, 160pp, 17 b&w illustrations It’s a Long Way to Muckle Flugga tells the tale of the author and his friends as they head north across the Border to explore some region of Scotland – one year the Isle of Arran, the next the Great Glen – moving ever northwards to their ultimate goal, Muckle Flugga in the Shetlands. W. R. Mitchell and his friends are drawn to the wild, lonely landscape and the abundant bird and animal life found in these remote parts of Scotland. This enthralling odyssey through an unspoilt wilderness will delight locals, as well as visitors to these captivating parts of Scotland. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 8 b&w illustrations, 30 colour

Re�ections of Guernsey Molly Bihet ISBN: 978-1-84868-206-1 April 2009 £12.99 PB

‘A lively panorama’ THE INDEPENDENT An intimate social history of Londoners, discussing everything from work, housing and entertainment to marriage and sex to religion and popular beliefs.

Chaucer’s London: Everyday Life in London 1342-1400 A. R. Myers ISBN: 978-1-84868-338-9 July 2009 £9.99 PB

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The essential A-Z Guide to all things “Cherry and White”. David King, known throughout Gloucestershire as THE expert on everything to do with the Cherry and Whites, and a regular �xture in the Club programme for many years, presents his complete A-Z companion to the Club. Providing the sort of essential detail that every fan of the Club should know, plus plenty of diverting trivia to entertain and inform, this is an essential purchase for both diehard and casual fans of Gloucester RFC. 234 x 156mm, 288pp, 14 colour illustrations

Wainwright’s Lost Tour Ed Geldard 198 x 124mm, 208pp, 33 b&w illustrations, 12 colour

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Re�ections of Guernsey is a wonderfully enjoyable read, which vividly illustrates the di�culties and hardships of war time Occupation and then the problems associated with adjusting to a more normal life, a life which is liberated and free. Drawing from her own reminiscences and the �rst-hand accounts of local people Molly Bihet o�ers a charming account of how a community changes over time and the impact these changes can have on the families and individuals living in that community. 235 x 156 mm, 128pp, 49 b&w illustrations This book illustrates what a group of young men would have seen on their Whitsuntide holiday in 1931 had the weather been in their favour. In 1991, shortly after the death of Alfred Wainwright, W.E. Maudsley, the sole surviving member of that group, made available the details of their holiday; unknown to anyone he had kept them for sixty years. On six foolscap sheets it outlined a route over the high fells of Lakeland. The Whitsuntide Tour was the brainchild of Alfred Wainwright, whose aim was to see every valley, mountain and lake even though they may not be visited. 248 x 172, 160pp, 182 colour illustrations

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AMBERLEY PUBLISHING Ever wondered where our towns and villages get their names from? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Northamptonshire Place Names examines the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Towns, villages, districts, streets and even pubs are examined and explained.

Northamptonshire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-718-9 February 2010 £12.99 PB

Bolton Place Names Sara Vernon ISBN: 978-1-84868-715-8 April 2010 £12.99 PB

Dorset Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-726-4 March 2010 £12.99 PB

South Sta�ordshire Street Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-172-9 September 2009 £12.99 PB

Origin of Place Names in Peckham & Nunhead John D. Beasley 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 25 b&w illustrations Bolton Place Names provides an interesting insight into some of the county’s more unusual place names. Towns, villages, districts, streets and even pubs are examined and explained. Some of the de�nitions give a glimpse of life in the earlier days of the settlement, and for the author there is nothing more satisfying than �nding a name which gives such a snapshot. The de�nitions are supported by anecdotal evidence, bringing to life the individuals and events which have in�uenced the places and the way these names have developed. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations Here you can �nd the answers to many local legends and tales. What form was taken by the Shapwick Monster? Why did the Victorians change the name of Great Bones, thinking it inappropriate? Why would the name of a quarry be remembered as providing one with a sore posterior? Which street sign shows the name of a prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders? And is Five Ways really where six lanes converge?

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-224-5 April 2010 £12.99 PB

Dulwich means “the meadow where dill grows”, while Peckham means village by a hill – probably Nunhead Hill. Nunhead is a local name with particularly gruesome origins. At �rst “Nonehead”, Elizabethan England recorded this name after a Mother Superior was beheaded for opposing Henry VIII’s pitiless sacking of the monasteries. Her severed head was placed on a pike for public view at Nunhead Green. Origin of Place Names in Peckham and Nunhead o�ers a fascinating and compelling insight into the names of Peckham and Nunhead’s most famous streets and places. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 20 b&w illustrations

Have you ever wondered why our towns and villages are so names? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they naturally evolve over time? Is there a feline cemetery on Cat’s Brain Hill? Which streets remember the revival of Morris Dancing? Was there really a crossing place for cattle at Oxford? And when did Gibraltar, California and New Zealand come to Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-171-2 April 2009 £12.99 PB

In these pages we examine the origins of the names with which we are otherwise so familiar. Which town took its name from one of the last surviving wolves in England? Where is there a name referring to an eighteenthcentury vegetarian delicacy? Who killed a king and had a pub named after him, and was there a ford for games or sport?

Hampshire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-725-7 October 2009 £12.99 PB

Discover the rich and fascinating history around North Devon and its beautiful coastline. Which place names tell us they were ‘created by special charter’? Which river was recorded as Iska by Ptolemy in AD150? Which public house has links with the legend of Zorro? Who lives at ‘the robbers’ clearing’? And where did buccaneers hunt and barbecue wild oxen?

Devon Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 25 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-724-0 February 2010 £12.99 PB

Take an historical tour around the towns and villages of Gloucestershire, and the events that in�uenced the naming of some of these places. Which town was named for its early production of soap? How long have Barcelona and Monserratt been found in Gloucestershire? Why would a �eld be known as Four Days Math? And where is there a street recalling a fat, boisterous and loose woman?

Gloucestershire Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-721-9 December 2009 £12.99 PB

Around the towns of Cannock Chase, Tamworth, Lich�eld and the villages around South Sta�ordshire are over a thousand roads, streets, lanes, avenues, drives, crofts, boulevards, ways, courts and walks. But where do these names come from? How ‘new’ is New street? What is the origin of Quonian’s Lane? Who was Sister Dora? What lane was named as it was the holiday home of pit ponies? And which street remembers the trainer of a Grand National winner?

A Redbourn Commoner Geo� Webb

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-163-7 December 2008 £12.99 PB

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 48 b&w illustrations

235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations Ever wondered why our towns and villages are so named? Were they a deliberate creation by our ancestors or did they evolve naturally over time? Why is the village of Road not named after the road, while Street is named after the road? Which Somerset village was held by the Pope at the time of Domesday? Who was Tom Mogg? Which village was named after the plant which inspired the inventor of Velcro?

Somerset Place Names Anthony Poulton-Smith 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 30 b&w illustrations

Along with numerous other villages, since the Second World War, Redbourn’s population has grown considerably, and its countenance altered. Situated between St. Albans and Dunstable on the old A5, the village used to be a stopping point for resting the horses drawing Royal Mail coaches en route for London or York, and one of Geo� Webb’s ancestors actually worked on one of these. This delightful book will rekindle fond memories for older readers and transport younger ones to a di�erent world. 235 x 165mm, 128pp, 36 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-782-0 March 2010 £12.99 PB

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The Footpath Way in Gloucestershire Algernon Gissing

A new edition of a classic text, exploring the many footpaths of north Gloucestershire. The author, Algernon Gissing, passes through towns and villages, over rivers and across �elds, commenting on the history of buildings, recounting conversations with people he meets, and observing animals and birdsong particular to the area. As he re�ects on the various villages and landmarks in the area, Gissing paints a picture of this very English landscape. Recounting village life with fondness, he captures the spirit of the county’s people and their day-to-day errands.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-269-6 May 2010 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 192pp, 30 b&w illustrations

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Delineations of the North West Division of the County of Somerset John Rutter ISBN: 978-1-84868-211-5 March 2009 £15.99 PB

Under the Parish Lantern Fred Archer ISBN: 978-1-84868-439-3 July 2009 £9.99 PB

Life & Tradition on the Cotswolds Edith Brill ISBN: 978-1-84868-036-4 March 2009 £14.99 PB

The new edition of John Rutter’s classic text, which was �rst published in 1829, is �nally here! This revised edition of Rutter’s substantial and detailed work not only explores a range of popular local attractions, such as Brockley Hall and Leigh Court, but also identi�es points of geological interest during the 1800s. This exciting new book is a true gem for anyone interested in the fascinating history of Somerset and its attractions. Areas covered include: Nailsea, Long Aston, Weston-Super-Mare, Chew Magna, Brockley and Bristol.

Traditional Country Craftsmen J. Geraint Jenkins

Until recently the country craftsman was an essential member of every rural community. His livelihood was generated by carrying on traditions which started more than a thousand years ago. Traditional Country Craftsmen provides a valuable history for anyone interested in the skills and crafts of bygone years. Photographs and line drawings enhance the text, bringing many country skills and crafts to life and provide the reader with an engaging and charming history of this aspect of country life.

234 x 156mm, 384pp, 42 b&w illustrations

ISBN: 978-1-84868-155-2 June 2009 £17.99 PB

235 x 156mm, 288pp, 238 b&w illustrations

Getting Yesterday Right: Interpreting the Identity of Wales J. Geraint Jenkins ISBN: 978-1-84868-152-1 May 2009 £17.99 PB

An in-depth survey, examining the growth of historically orientated sites and institutions in Wales. The preservation, conservation and interpretation of historical sites, buildings and artefacts are of great importance, but has the conservation movement and our preoccupation with the past gone too far? Are we attempting to preserve too much without giving enough thought to the lasting value of the things preserved? These are just some of the questions raised in this new edition of a classic text. 234 x 156mm, 192pp, 60 b&w illustrations

Cotswold Tales Alan Sutton

There have been many tales and anecdotes published about the Cotswolds, some of which are now virtually inaccessible. This book provides a �ne selection of these tales ― capturing the true ‘Cotswold Character’. Covering a wide variety of subjects and, much of it written in dialect, this book includes tales of the shepherd’s idyllic life, a rural wedding, the death of a child and the e�ects of politics on ordinary people. Illustrated with original line drawings and contemporary photographs.

ISBN: 978-1-84868-019-7 November 2008 £9.99 PB

198 x 124mm, 264pp, 56 b&w illustrations

This charming collection of memories from Fred Archer’s youth glows with a magical warmth which revives the England of the First World War and just after. Under the Parish Lantern takes the reader back in time to “...a land of cider, fat bacon and bread pudding”; to the days of home farming, horse ploughing and hand milking and vividly brings to life the characters of the area in which he lived “Men who used the same tools as their grandfathers”. 198 x 125mm, 168pp, 28 b&w illustrations First published in 1973 this is an evocative description of life in the Cotswolds up to the mid 1900s, providing a valuable record of a way of life which no longer exists. Daily life, points of architectural interest and traditions of centuries are fully explored here with the text accurately supported by a wealth of photographs and line drawings. Topics include: buildings, farm skills, village crafts, industries and village feasts and pastimes. A must read for anyone interested in local history. 248 x 172mm, 272pp, 262 b&w illustrations

36. LETTERS AND DIARIES The Oxenholme Hounds Where, When and How They Hunted Trevor Hughes ISBN: 978-1-84868-608-3 January 2010 £16.99 HB

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The Distant Scene Fred Archer ISBN: 978-1-84868-440-9 July 2009 £9.99 PB

Life & Tradition in Rural Wales J. Geraint Jenkins ISBN: 978-1-84868-037-1 March 2009 £14.99 PB

The Sands of Time — An Introduction to the Sand Dunes of the Sefton Coast Phil Smith ISBN: 978-1-84868-454-6 May 2009 £15.99 PB

A fascinating narrative of The Oxenholme Stag Hounds. It introduces the reader to the participants of the hunt and their adventures and misadventures as they hunted during a six-month period during 1934-5 over large areas of Cumbria and Lancashire. The hunt was comprised of members of some of the most in�uential families who lived in Kendal and the surrounding area at that time and this book o�ers insights into some colourful characters and lively accounts of the meets they attended.

The Diary of a Cotswold Foxhunting Lady Frances Witts

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A heart-warming collection of tales from a bygone age; The Distant Scene vividly recreates the characters from Fred Archer’s youth in the Worcestershire countryside. Meet Auntie Phoebe, renowned for the pop she sold in a pint and a half bottle during the haymaking season, Tom Wheatcroft, Job Barley and many more. Fred’s tales, told with the truth and humour for which he is so fondly remembered, have won him many fans – this collection is sure to win him many more. 198 x 125mm, 192pp, 23 b&w illustrations A comprehensive and evocative description of life and tradition in Wales up to the mid twentieth century. The detailed narrative, accompanied by more than 126 black and white illustrations o�ers a fascinating insight into almost every aspect of rural life in Wales, including farming implements, the use of local raw materials, folk custom and belief, food and drink, leather working, �shing and the production of wool. This revised edition of a classic title is an important record of bygone times. 248 x 172mm, 240pp, 126 b&w illustrations A celebration of the natural wonders of the Sefton Coast sand dunes between Liverpool and Southport. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, it introduces the reader to the origin and land use history of this coast and shows how sand dunes are formed and develop over time. It also o�ers a unique insight into the animals and plants that live on the sand dunes and examines how this internationally important area is being conserved and managed for the future. 248 x 172mm, 192pp, 12 b&w illustrations, 131 colour

The striking diary of Frances Witts, written over �ve years, whose passion was riding out with the Heythrop hunt. Modern-day followers of the hunting tradition will appreciate her enthusiasm and empathise with the excitements and disappointments she experienced in the hunting �eld in the years immediately before her marriage, just before the First World War. Profusely illustrated with line drawings by her daughter and accompanied by family photographs. 234 x 156mm, 176pp, 200 line drawings, 43 photos, 14 colour paintings

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The Diaries of Sarah Hurst Sarah Hurst Edited by Susan Djabri ISBN: 978-1-84868-353-2 April 2009 £15.99 PB

The Diaries of Sarah Hurst is a record of the day to day life of a young woman who lived in Horsham, Sussex between 1759 and 1762. This delightful book creates a vivid portrayal of the local town’s people as well as providing a fascinating insight into the social history of women. The diaries also o�er a touching account of Sarah’s feelings as she writes about her love for Henry Smith, a man who was thirteen years older than her.

234x 156mm, 320pp, 32 b&w illustrations, 16 colour

The Mespot Letters of a Cotswold Soldier Frederick Witts, edited by Jasper Hadman ISBN: 978-1-84868-041-8 March 2009 £25.00 HB

Covering day to day life in the o�cers’ mess and the harsh ordeals of war, Frederick Witts’ letters, from the Turkish Arabian Front, dating from December 1915 to December 1920, to his mother in Upper Slaughter depict the life and thoughts of a British o�cer on service in Mesopotamia. Some letters from his mother to him also survive, giving a vivid sense of the di�culties of life just after the �rst war for a re�ned Cotswold family deprived of servants. 234 x 156mm, 480pp, 160 b&w illustrations, 22 colour

The Complete Diary of a Cotswold Lady – Volume 1: The Lady of Rodborough Agnes Witts ISBN: 978-184868-010-4 July 2008 £25.00 HB

Agnes Witts was a remarkable woman with great zest for life. She required constant amusement and bored easily. Her favourite pastimes were cards and stimulating conversation, her social circle was wide and well-connected, her attachment to her faith consistent and strong. The diaries in this volume cover the period from 20 April 1788 (the �rst surviving diary) to 25 May 1793, when the family were at Calwich Abbey en route for their exile in economical Edinburgh. 248 x 172mm, 408pp, 20 colour illustrations

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The extensive use of colour is a new and exciting development in local interest publishing. The Through Time series provides the local historian with the opportunity of producing ‘then and now’ comparative books in a much more meaningful manner. Until now, most ‘then and now’ or ‘past and present’ books have been in black and white where often the new photograph appears worse than the old. With the advent of digital photography it is now possible for the non-professional to produce images of good quality with the added bene�t of immediate ‘on site’ review of the image captured. With the bene�t of the four-colour printing process it is also possible to enhance the old black and white photograph in a deep and rich sepia tone. At Amberley we are doing our utmost to produce the best quality possible by careful choice of printer and the use of good quality paper. The Through Time concept has captured the imagination of hundreds of authors and is now the company’s �agship local interest series with 150 new titles being published each year. Each Through Time title contains 92 old images and 92 new images juxtaposed. The series is obviously appropriate for villages, town and cities, but at Amberley we are also introducing sub-series of canals and railways.

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