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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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Great Britain Expanding Guide
Remember Great Britain forever with this exquisite three-dimensional expanding pocket guide. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, the guide unfolds to a length of 1.5 metres and features 13 of Great Bri...


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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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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...


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Celestial Geometry
Many ancient, even prehistoric, monuments and temples around the world show an amazingly sophisticated understanding of the heavens. They reflect this sacred knowledge in celestial alignments - to the...


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Egypt in England
For more than 200 years, and especially since the rediscovery of ancient Egypt by Europe in the 19th century, the exotic Egyptian style in architecture has been a sign of our fascination with a civili...


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Guidebook: Pevensey Castle
The spectacular Roman walls of Pevensey Castle and its impressive medieval keep have been a landmark on the south Sussex coast for nearly 1,700 years. This new guidebook, with its up-to-date photograp...


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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...


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The Wind In The Willows - Macmillan Collector's Library
Mole and Rat have a pleasant life by the river, where they talk, boat and wile away the days. The wise and private Mr Badger lives sedately in the Wild Woods, content in his solitude. Then there's...


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Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories - Paperback
In the winter of 2016, English Heritage sent some of the UK’s finest contemporary writers to stay at different historical sites across the UK. From Max Porter at Eltham Palace to Mark Haddon dee...


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Engel's England
England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is...


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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...


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The English And Their History
If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into...


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Dracula Toy Theatre
This box holds within it a magnificent secret. Once assembled – an easy thing involving only a little tape – its contents allows you to present the three-act drama Dracula, complete with a...


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The Little Book Of House Plants And Other Greenery
House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants a...


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Watching The English
In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller Watching The English, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people....


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Great Expectations - Macmillan Collector's Library
One of Charles Dickens's most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly give...


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Whitby Witches
When orphans Ben and Jennet arrive in the seaside town of Whitby to stay with Alice Boston, they have no idea what to expect. A lively 92-year-old, Miss Boston is unlike any other foster mother they&r...


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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...


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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  ...


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The Wicked Wit Of England
If there is one thing that first-time visitors to England find mystifying - along with our fondness for eating chips out of old newspapers, our nostalgia for the shipping forecast (even though most of...


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