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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.
Mankind’s journey from the harnessing of fire to the double helix – this unique, enthralling history is based on the classic television series.
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.
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.
Everything a crossword enthusiast could possibly need to defeat even the most puzzling puzzles. Published by Chambers Publishing.
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.
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 collection of arresting short stories by the inimitable Flannery O’Connor, with illustrations by Deanna Staffo and an introduction by C. E. Morgan.
A noir classic, introduced by John Sutherland.
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.
Once almost lost to obscurity, this forgotten gem of a play is gorgeously illustrated by Peter Bucknell and bound in art silk.
Newly published in series with Hokusai, this lavishly illustrated book contains hundreds of breath-taking prints revealing Hiroshige's particular genius.
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.
An award-winning edition from Abbeville Press featuring over 80 excerpts from libertine literature, accompanied by sumptuous rococo artworks.
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.
Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.
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 Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative storytelling, a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches, lost treasure and talking animals. Although it was published in 1927, it evokes an older world: houses are lit by oil lamps, and travel is by horse, carriage – or broomstick.
A wonderful collection of bawdy and playful tales of foolish monks and cunning wives, illustrated by Becca Thorne and introduced by Peter Ackroyd.
Featuring over 1,000 works of art, this landmark book celebrates the most iconic paintings from New York’s internationally renowned collection.
This fine edition unites John Milton's greatest poem with 24 mezzotints by John Martin, together with a separate commentary volume by Alastair Fowler.
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 compelling first-hand account of the Fall of France in 1940, written before its author was executed by the Nazis.
Bill Bryson's account of his farewell tour of Britain by public transport is a hilarious and affectionate tribute by Britain's funniest adopted son.
Jack Aubrey is back in England and bankrupt. His only escape is to board H.M.S. Surprise as part of a naval entourage accompanying the King's ambassador to the East Indies. The third installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series.