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Distinguished historian Averil Cameron introduces this seminal book about the origins of the Middle Ages. Numerous photographs show a fascinating array of archaeological sites, illuminations and mosaics.
The definitive account of a tragic conflict, with more than 100 carefully selected images.
Set in 1960s Haiti, this darkly comic thriller is introduced by award-winning journalist Francis Wheen.
Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this unique book – a fun, fascinating and unprecedented look at the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books.
Continuing the History of the Royal Navy series from I. B. Taurus, this new edition reflects on the diverse roles women have played in the Royal Navy services.
As Kingfishers Catch Fireis a visually stunning exploration of birds in literature, from Ovid to Ted Hughes. Published by Little, Brown.
A unique examination of the plants and fictional landscapes featured in The Lord of the Rings. Published by HarperCollins.
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.
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.
The first full-colour publication of the botanical illustrations commissioned by Joseph Banks, with commentaries. Published by Thames & Hudson.
Bring the delicious flavours of the Nordic bakery into your own kitchen with this new book from celebrated restaurateur Claus Meyer. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
The engrossing story of the contest between humans and the sea told by one of Britain’s pre-eminent historians. Published by Oxford University Press.
How two lesser-known pioneers of British science helped establish its foundations. Published by William Collins.
A new atlas casting light on some of the globe’s quirkiest destinations. Published by Aurum Books.
The definitive reference work on family names and their origins. Published by Oxford University Press.
A revelatory new monograph of the brilliant Pre-Raphaelite artist. Published by Phaidon.
A new visual exploration of the Bard’s geographical and cultural environment. Published by Bloomsbury.
A comprehensive guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history. Published by Mitchell Beazley.
An intriguing collection of true tales about works of art that have vanished. Published by Phaidon.
Witty, practical and expert advice to suit gardens of any style and size. Published by Jacqui Small.
The largest collection of original Tolkien material ever assembled. Published by Bodleian Library Publishing.
The final, surprising chapter of a great American life. Published by University of California Press.
The River Cottage experts present an exhaustive guide to the ingredients that are at the very heart of their organic philosophy. Published by Bloomsbury.
Everything a crossword enthusiast could possibly need to defeat even the most puzzling puzzles. Published by Chambers Publishing.
Unconventional and witty, this play tells the tale of the most playful of romances. It is Shakespeare's ground-breaking comedy. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's last tragedy, telling the story of Caius Marcius, a proud Roman General in the tumultuous days of the early republic. Published by Oxford University Press.
Shakespeare's greatest play; the tragedy of Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible. Published by Oxford University Press.
This is the second part of Shakespeare's retelling of Henry Bolingbroke's troubled reign, in which his son, the future Henry V, comes to terms with his royal destiny. Published by Oxford University Press.
Introducing the beloved comic character of Falstaff, this play tells of political intrigue and rebellion in the court of Henry Bolingbroke. Published by Oxford University Press.
As Shakespeare's shortest play, Julius Caesar is an enduring analysis of conspiracy, betrayal and assassination. Published by Oxford University Press.