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Books by Subject

We have an extensive collection of titles that aim to bring history to your fingertips. Our books cover a broad range of interests, from buildings and archaeology to sport and industry. You’ll also find the distinctive guidebooks for an in-depth look at some of English Heritage's greatest sites. 

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Members Handbook 2021/22
The English Heritage 2021/22 Members' and Visitors' Handbook is an informative guide to all the English Heritage sites and activities throughout the year. Within the handbook you'll fin...


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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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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...


These Our Monsters: The English Heritage Book of New Folktale, Myth and Legend image
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 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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English: A Story Of Marmite, Queuing And Weather
Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a...


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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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World Of Flowers Colouring Book
Join 'colourist queen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond, into the realms of fantasy and imagination. This sensational colouring book is filled with countless n...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jayne Eyre - Macmillan Collector's Library
The orphaned Jane Eyre is no beauty but her plain appearance belies an indomitable spirit, sharp wit and great courage. As a child she suffers under cruel guardians, harsh schooling and a rigid social...


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The Mindfulness Puzzle Book
A collection of restful puzzles and brain-training activities, designed to relieve stress and inspire creativity. Puzzle-solving is a favourite relaxation technique for many, and this book features...


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