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The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland Are black cats lucky or unlucky? What should you do when you hear the first cuckoo? Since when have people believed that it's unlucky to shoot an albatross? Why does breaking a mirror lea...
A delightful piece of wartime publishing from B. T. Batsford (originally published 1940) reissued to inform and delight all readers about life on the home front during World War II
In 1461, the mysterious enigmatic Nicholas is in Florence. Backed by none other than Cosimo de' Medici, he will sail the Black Sea to Trebizond, last outpost of Byzantium, and the last jewel missing from the crown of the Ottoman Empire
This text investigates how in the the 21st century, the lives of ordinary individuals, businesses, and criminals are being recorded in every detail
This is an account of wartime childhood set in London, Hertfordshire and Yorkshire and evoking the atmosphere of a now-vanished rural England
Hilary Bailey has reinvented the history of the Trojan Wars, and in this first of two linked novels she tells a new story of Cassandra
Bernard Cornwell's new novel, following the enormous success of his Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur) is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that creates the great temple
From the author of RUDDLEMOOR, CAST NO SHADOWS and FIRES OF EVENING, a saga set in 1846, and featuring Josh Retallick and Miriam Thackeray, who sail on board a ship destined for the convict settlements in Australia, only to be thrown into an alien ...
The Roman Empire produced countless achievements in the arts, literature, philosophy, law and government, without which much of our civilization today would not exist
A biography of the third slaving voyage of Sir John Hawkins in the middle of Elizabeth 1st's reign. This is an account, not only of the man himself but very much also of the life of sailors and the events both on and off the ships of the time.
This work presents an eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth and our civilisation if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of "High Tide"
This book covers British history from 1600 (James 1) to 1714 (Queen Anne) showing how people lived, dressed, worked and the way they were governed.