A boy discovers not a secret garden, but a secret city. His sister discovers Maths and the world of alchemy and their mother tries to break the bond of their love - as India hurtles towards Partition.
A Curious History of Sex
A cornucopia of giggles, gaffs, titillation, temptations, and exceptional expertise in all things historically sexual from Dr Kate Lister aka @Whores of Yore.
The Book of Bera: Obsidian
A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, facing old and new gods in the savage beauty of Ice Island.
Bandstands: Pavilions for music, leisure and entertainment
A beautifully illustrated history of bandstands and other pavilions built for music.
The Undiscovered Country
'Why should people care about a murder during war time?' Two men attempt to solve the killing of a young boy during the Irish War of Independence in 1920.
Prefabs: A Social and Architectural History
Elisabeth Blanchet and Sonia Zhuravlyova
In this history of Prefabs, discover why these supposedly temporary ‘people’s palaces’ are still loved and admired.
Conversations With Spirits
E O Higgins
The story of a dissipated genius in a borrowed hat and coat
The Lifers' Club
Archaeology can be a dirty business
A one-volume insider history of the whole damn music business
Empire of Booze
A history of the British Empire told through drink
The House of Fiction
A cultural exploration of British houses in fiction
The Private Life of the Diary
From Pepys to Tweets: a history of the diary as an art form
The Way, The Truth and The Dead
Alan Cadbury is back in the thrilling sequel to The Lifers' Club
The Private Life of Lord Byron
The first book to explore Byron's eating disorder, his father hunger and his rationale – Anorexia Heroica
A supernatural murder mystery novel set in late Victorian London.
Encounters With Harriet Martineau
A biography of Harriet Martineau, the first female journalist
The Socialist Republic Of South London
A pan-European family saga spanning 70 years detailing the fight against fascism and globalisation.
The Paper Time Machine
Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd
Imagine the past in colour? Now you don’t have to…
The Pagoda Tree
An epic novel set in eighteenth-century India about love, loss and exile, and the fate of individuals when two cultures collide
On The House
A tale of murder, suicide and the treatment of inmates in a small Suffolk workhouse in 1838
Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore
A biography of the most extraordinary woman in the Roman world
The Rebels' Riot Feast
Adopted son of the town butcher, Ged Aldridge is on a mission to change history.
The Glorious Dead
A story of love, war and betrayal among the ruins of Ypres - a WW1 tale with a twist
All The Perverse Angels
Sarah K. Marr
Spanning Victorian Oxford to the London of the 1980s, “All the Perverse Angels” is a novel about the nature of loss and the confusion of love, about the stories we are told and the stories we tell ourselves
Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines
The true story of Britain’s early women engineers
The Illustrated Wake
Caroline Ross and Paul Kingsnorth
A beautiful illustrated edition of the prize-winning novel
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A new and handsomely illustrated translation of the Arthurian mediaeval masterpiece.
Breaking The Foals
The Troy of myth was a real city. This is its story…
The Black Prince
Anthony Burgess and Adam Roberts
A novel by Adam Roberts adapted from an original script by Anthony Burgess.