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Books & Media

English Heritage publishes fascinating and authoritative books on all aspects of England's rich history. Buildings, cities, architects, archaeology, sport and myth & legend are just some of the subjects covered.

Our English Heritage Guidebooks visit some of our country's greatest sites, combining in-depth history with tours, maps and other useful information. We also have some great history books for children of all ages, from colourful pictorial guides to our Englsih Heritage exclusive ‘Mr. Men The Great British Tour’.

How To Cook The Victorian Way With Mrs Crocombe - Now available for pre-order. Discover Mrs Crocombe's YouTube series 'The Victorian Way' here.

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How To Cook The Victorian Way With Mrs Crocombe
Learn to cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Avis Crocombe, head cook at Audley End in the 1880s and now – as played by Kathy Hipperson – an international YouTube star. From cucumber ice cream...


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Pests in Houses Great and Small
Pests can be damaging, annoying or even dangerous, causing untold damage to precious possessions and even the structure of buildings themselves. This new English Heritage guide focuses on these destru...


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Members Handbook 2020/21
The English Heritage 2020/21 Members' and Visitors' Handbook is an informative guide to all the English Heritage sites and activities throughout the year. This year’s cover artwork ha...


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No. More. Plastic.
Have you got 2 minutes? Of course you have. The ocean is in trouble. We must clean it up and stop the plastic at source. The #2minutesolution is a simple, effective way to do this. Read this boo...


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These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Book of New Folktale, Myth and Legend
Myths, legends, folklore: they are what we grow up with, from Easter bunnies to tooth fairies, to those tales repeated within families down the generations, to the older accounts that are fundamental ...


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The English Heritage Guide To London's Blue Plaques
‘If people want to find out about our London history, they can go and just stand for a minute outside and look at a house where you know that person has lived –I think that’s just wo...


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Enchanted Forest Colouring Book
This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour ...


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An English Year
We’re Aman, Victoria, Amelia, Tandi and George- and we’re ready to take you on a journey through twelve months in the life of English kids. Enjoy festivals and events, games and sports, fl...


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The Mindfulness Colouring Book
Soothe your anxiety and eliminate stress by colouring in. This beautifully illustrated colouring book is filled with templates of exquisite scenes and intricate, sophisticated patterns. Prompting you ...


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The Book Of English Place Names
Legend has it that Cornwall was named after a Trojan hero Corineus, who supposedly rid the area of a giant, throwing his victim over a cliff still known as a Giant’s Leap. Ipswitch used to be...


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Lift-The-Flap Book: Looking After Our Planet
Looking after our planet is an inspiring flap book, exploring the problems facing our planet today and what we can do about them. It sets out why conditions on Earth are just right for life, how our m...


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The Sustainable-ish Living Guide
If you want to save the planet, but your to-do list is already pretty long and remembering your re-usable coffee cup feels like a Herculean task, then this is the book for you. Covering every aspect o...


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Icons Of England
Bill Bryson invented over ninety of our best loved writers, broadcasters and commentators to pick their ‘icons of England’. The resulting celebration of the English countryside is an ...


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Mother Tongue
Only Bill Bryson could make a book about the English language so entertaining. With his boundless enthusiasm and restless eye for the absurd, this is his astonishing tour of English. From its mongrel ...


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Stonehenge Panorama Pop
Celebrate the iconic landmark, learn all about its history and explore the surrounding prehistoric landscape with this fascinating 1.2-metre cut-paper souvenir. This interactive panorama pop is a grea...


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Victorian Doll's House Sticker Book
A treasure-trove of a sticker book with over 100 stickers, beautifully decorated rooms just waiting to be filled with furniture and accessories. Children will have hours of fun arranging the house jus...


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The Old Dog & Duck
After much research about (and in) pubs, Albert Jack brings together the stories behind pub names to reveal how they offer fascinating and subversive insights on our history, customs, attitudes and jo...


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Mindfulness Moments Colouring Book
Working with your hands is one of the best ways to soothe anxiety and eliminate stress. This stunning, pocket-sized colouring and activity book offers practical exercises in mindfulness that draw on y...


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Lift-The-Flap Questions & Answers About Recycling & Rubbish
A fabulous overview of what happens to our waste, from stinking problems and hi-tech sorting systems to the importance of making less rubbish in the first place. This book includes top tips on how we ...


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How To Read Paintings
How to Read Paintings is a valuable visual guide to Western European painting. Through a gallery of artworks accompanied by informative commentary, it enables readers to swiftly develop their understa...


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