From the sublime to the ridiculous, and the euphoric to the poignant, this fascinating book will transport the reader through the enthralling history of britain’s railways.
CATHEDRALS AND ABBEYS
With tales of historic events and spectacular architectural feats, the rich heritage of these beautiful buildings is revealed.
Learn the secrets behind the infamous bard’s life and works, and their lasting legacy, in this intriguing collection of stories and trivia.
An absorbing collection of stories and trivia covering Austen's life, work and legacy. Published to coincide with 200th Anniversary of Austen's death in 2017.
Tales of iconic buildings, surprising events and colourful characters combine to reveal the history of this world famous capital city.
The intriguing history of this iconic transport system features stories of ground-breaking engineering, architecture and art, political wranglings and financial disasters.
LONDON AT WAR
Discover the impact of the world’s wars on London, as the trials and tribulations, and lasting effects, are explored.
An amazing collection of stories of this great British statesman. From his courageous leadership during WWII, powerful speeches, sharp wit, tumultuous career and fascinating personal life.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland.
This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Ireland.
THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
Discover the quirky country traditions, fascinating folklore and rich natural history of rural England in this entertaining book.
A WORD TO THE WISE
Distilling generations of life experience and superstition into one handy volume, A Word to the Wise is packed with a wealth of time-honoured advice that still holds good today.
PLANT LORE AND LEGEND
A fascinating and absorbing miscellany of traditional wisdom, stories and superstitions about plants, trees and flowers, which will entertain and inform all lovers of plants and gardens.
ANIMAL LORE AND LEGEND
An amazing collection of fanciful superstitions, intriguing tales and amusing anecdotes, which any animal lover will truly relish.
THE No.1 BOOK OF NUMBERS
Explore the world of numbers from pin numbers to book titles, from the six-fold shape of snowflakes to Heinz 57 varieties. Whether you're buying a diamond or choosing dinner from a menu; numbers are not just for adding and measuring!