A Curious History of Sex
By Kate Lister
A cornucopia of giggles, gaffs, titillation, temptations, and exceptional expertise in all things historically sexual from Dr Kate Lister aka @Whores of Yore.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
By Michael Smith
A new and handsomely illustrated translation of the Arthurian mediaeval masterpiece.
Ireland's Green Larder
By Margaret Hickey
A glorious ramble down the centuries telling the story of food and drink in Ireland
The Last Landlady
By Laura Thompson
A homage to the English pub
The Private Life of the Diary
By Sally Bayley
From Pepys to Tweets: a history of the diary as an art form