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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 English Heritage Guidebooks for an in-depth look at some of the country’s greatest sites. 

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The English Heritage Guide To London's Blue Plaques image
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...

£17.99

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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 ...

£14.99

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Botanical Folk Tales
The islands of Britain and Ireland hold a rich heritage of plant folklore and wisdom, from the magical yew tree to the bad-tempered dandelion. Here are traditional tales about the trees and plants tha...

£9.99

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Britain's Living Past
Britain's Living Past is a celebration of the best of the past, of things that have been preserved because they still matter to the community. It is a book in which the emphasis is very much on th...

£30.00

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Graphic Legends: Robin Hood
England 1194. The poor folk of Nottingham are at the mercy of the heartless, money-grabbing Sheriff. But deep in Sherwood Forest, rebellion is brewing... Join Robin Hood and his Merry Men as they pit ...

£9.99

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Robert Adam And His Brothers
Robert Adam is perhaps the best known of all British architects, the only one whose name denotes both a style and an era. The new decorative language he introduced at Kedleston and Syon around 1760 pu...

£60.00

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The Adventures of Robin Hood
This is a new title in "Young Reading Series Two", based on the tales of England's most famous outlaw and part of the Usborne Reading Programme. It is aimed at children whose reading abi...

£5.99

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Uppies and Downies - The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain
"Hornby, a former curator of the National Football Museum in Preston, has done a fantastic job to immerse himself in so many communities to untangle the threads that come together in festival foo...

£16.99

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Ancient Legends: Arthur's Knights
Around the round table there was always one seat which remained empty. This was the place left for the knight who would one day attain the Grail and restore the land. This mysterious piece of furni...

£7.99

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British Food: The Very Best of British Food
The Cook's Favourites series from Love Food is suitable for cooks of all levels and covers a range of subjects in a contemporary and easy-to-follow style. Each finished dish has been beautifully p...

Was £7.99 Sale Price £2.00

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Dissolution of the Monasteries
In April 1536, in the 27th year of the reign of King Henry VIII, there were 800 monasteries, nunneries and friaries scattered throughout England and Wales more than, and within them 10,000 monks, cano...

£6.00

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Bram Stoker Horror Stories
Dublin-born Bram Stoker lived in London, meeting other notable authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. Apart from the ground-breaking Dracula, Stoker wrote supernatural horror short storie...

£20.00

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RHS Gardening Month By Month
Find out how to make your garden beautiful from January to December with this pocket-sized favourite about how to garden month by month from the experts at the RHS, now fully up to date and revised. ...

£10.99

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The Celts: Search For A Civilization
The Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this enigmatic tribe: the...

£10.99

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The Celtic Design Book
This bumper edition of Aidan Meehan’s practical guide to the art and design of the Celts brings together three of his bestselling titles, a beginner’s manual, knotwork and illuminated lett...

£14.95

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Ancient Legends: Robin Hood
This collection of five tales and one play contains the definitive Robin Hood. They are the earliest ballads and play and still the best of the bunch. ‘Robin Hood and the Monk’ is the earl...

£7.99

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The War Poets - An Anthology
Over 80 moving and powerful poems, including works by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke and W. B. Yeats. Key Features: Hardback Published: 2009 144 pages  ...

£5.00

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Kings and Queens - Collins Gem
Fascinating facts about the kings and queens of Scotland Ireland, England and Wales. Includes Genealogical charts for the different royal houses. Information begins with the ancient British chiefs and...

£5.99

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Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends
A complete collection of much loved fairy tales, myths andlegends, bound into a beautiful new edition. Whether you're searching for a sky-high beanstalk, a sleeping princess or a bewitched prin...

£5.99

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I Never Knew That About England
This is the ultimate journey around England. Christopher Winn takes us to each county, to see where history happened, where people and ideas were born, where dreams took flight and where men and women...

£12.99

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