The never before told story of George Orwell’s first wife, a woman who shaped, supported and even saved the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.
A cornucopia of giggles, gaffs, titillation, temptations, and exceptional expertise in all things historically sexual from Dr Kate Lister aka @Whores of Yore.
A plot to assassinate the last Habsburg Emperor reveals the competing visions for Austria at the end of WW1
1838, a year after the Seddon union affair, Hudson and Lawes are on the case of illegal child labour and, even worse, baby-farming, among the mills and moorland of Bingley, Yorkshire.
A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, facing old and new gods in the savage beauty of Ice Island.
The case in 1817 made legal history and national headlines - but was Mary Ashford really murdered?
160 years after the disappearance of a promising young explorer, the discovery of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure
A biography of the most extraordinary woman in the Roman world
A new and handsomely illustrated translation of the Arthurian mediaeval masterpiece.
A homage to the English pub
A snoozy travelogue around British history
A cultural exploration of British houses in fiction
A Celebration of the Comedy underdog
A comprehensive account of the landmark events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades, told through a series of essays by real experts who were there and can describe the knock-on effects today
The Troy of myth was a real city. This is its story…
The strangest detective story in the history of music
Time-travelling Nazis fight the War of Independence to create a fascist USA
Heat magazine – 18th century style
The story of a dissipated genius in a borrowed hat and coat
A post-apocalyptic novel set in 1066
The story of the saving of the home of modern computing
Archaeology can be a dirty business
A one-volume insider history of the whole damn music business
The astonishing private and public lives of a maverick Edwardian Egyptologist
A history of the British Empire told through drink
A literary-historical adventure, based on the true story of Britain's most tragic queen
The amazing stories behind my second-hand books and the people who owned them
From Pepys to Tweets: a history of the diary as an art form
Alan Cadbury is back in the thrilling sequel to The Lifers' Club