The essential guide to pricing your antiques, whether you're a dedicated collector or an enthusiastic browser, featuring over 8,000 images. Published by Miller’s.
Witty, tantalising and illuminating, John Aubrey’s great classic of biography allows a glimpse into a fascinating era, while humanising great figures of history such as Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes.
Everything a crossword enthusiast could possibly need to defeat even the most puzzling puzzles. Published by Chambers Publishing.
In his ‘intimate history’, Richard Fortey unlocks the geological secrets of the Earth – its origin and the constant processes that destroy and create it. His aim is to unite the natural and human history of particular places with the geological realities that underlie them.
John Adams – revolutionist, political theorist. An acclaimed biography of one of America’s Founding Fathers in a superb Folio edition.
A noir classic, introduced by John Sutherland.
Once almost lost to obscurity, this forgotten gem of a play is gorgeously illustrated by Peter Bucknell and bound in art silk.
Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the middle ages, this is the second book in the award-winning trilogy that is a landmark in children’s fiction.
Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the Middle Ages, this is the third and final book in the award-winning trilogy which is a landmark in children’s fiction.
Queen Victoria was 39 when her daughter Vicky left home as the bride of Prince Frederick of Prussia. Edited by Andrew Roberts for The Folio Society, this edition of their extraordinary correspondence provides an unparalleled insight into the lives and times of two queens.
Seeking to unite the dual personas of the mathematician and the acclaimed writer, Morton N. Cohen’s biography of the author of Alice in Wonderland paints a unique portrait of an often misunderstood man. Published by Macmillan.
Aubrey, cast ashore and suffocated by a landlubber's life, joins Maturin on a mission to take the French-occupied islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. The fourth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.
The River Cottage experts present an exhaustive guide to the ingredients that are at the very heart of their organic philosophy. Published by Bloomsbury.
A sumptuous book featuring the most celebrated works of the great Dutch painter. Featuring an essay by writer and collector Wilhelm Uhde.
One of the greatest books on travel and exploration ever written, this searing account of Scott’s Terra Nova expedition is introduced by Francis Spufford.
This fascinating history debunks the notion of a fallow ‘Dark Ages’ following the decline of Rome's political influence, revealing an eastern Mediterranean blossoming with theological and cultural innovation.
A marvellous, kaleidoscopic social history of London during the 1660s, from Pepys to the Great Fire. Introduced by Jenny Uglow.
The history of China – brilliantly told and brought vividly to life through 7,000 years of objects, from fine art to the everyday. Published by Thames & Hudson.
The first-ever complete architectural history of the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, from the 4th century to the present day. Published by Jaca Book.
For the first time ever, the in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined. Published by HarperCollins.
A major new biography of this perennially popular artist by the world’s foremost scholar of his life and work. Published by Thames & Hudson.
Mankind’s journey from the harnessing of fire to the double helix – this unique, enthralling history is based on the classic television series.
The complete guide to British cooking by our most famous cook-carefully updated for the 21st century kitchen. Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Neal Ascherson chronicles the tumultuous history of the sea where East meets West. He recalls Ovid’s exile on its shores, charts Scythian wayfarers, Stalinist purges and Hitler's vision of a German Gothic Crimea. His thoughtful book ends by considering the sea's damaged ecology – perhaps to be its final tragedy.
This selection of celebrated essays by Charles Dickens conjures up a peerless, eyewitness account of the 19th-century capital, from the rarefied world of Whitehall to working-class conviviality and blighted slums.
A collection of arresting short stories by the inimitable Flannery O’Connor, with illustrations by Deanna Staffo and an introduction by C. E. Morgan.
Bell's vivid and gripping account has never been bettered. This re-edited edition brings his erudite and sensitive approach to a new generation of readers.
The three Drew children unite with Will Stanton on a mission to save the holy grail from the powers of the Dark. Combining ancient magic with thrilling adventure, this is the third in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising sequence.
Newly published in series with Hokusai, this lavishly illustrated book contains hundreds of breath-taking prints revealing Hiroshige's particular genius.
An award-winning edition from Abbeville Press featuring over 80 excerpts from libertine literature, accompanied by sumptuous rococo artworks.