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Books by Subject

The shop’s extensive collection of titles puts centuries of history right at your fingertips. Our books and journals 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. For younger readers, there are plenty of quirky tales and adventures from history, including the best-selling Horrible Histories.

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You Wouldn't Want to be in the Trenches in World War One image
You Wouldn't Want to be in the Trenches in World War One
It's August 1914. You are 16-year-old Tommy Atkins, living in London. Set against a backdrop of the war just broken out in Europe, find out what your life was like after joining up and being sent ...

£7.99

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The Christmas Truce
Down at the front, on a cold winter's night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to man. Belief was in the air. Then the soldiers ceased f...

£10.99

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Stories of the First World War
The story of the war of 1914-1918 told through the experiences of twelve children and young people. From the efforts on the Home Front in both Britain and Germany, to the young soldiers in the trenche...

£7.99

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One Boy's War
Sixteen-year-old Sydney is overwhelmed by the excitement of the 1914 recruitment campaigns and the bravado of men leaving for the Great War. Bursting with enthusiasm, he runs away to join up, but soon...

£6.99

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The Story of World War One
It began 100 years ago. They said it would be over by Christmas. They were wrong! Read about the tanks and trenches, bombs and battlefields that make up the chilling story of World War One. Did you kn...

£4.99

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The Trenches
It's 1917 and Billy Stevens is a telegraph operator stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push forward. But he ...

£6.99

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World War I
DK Eyewitness World War 1 is an exciting and informative guide to the Great War that centred on Europe between 1914-1918. Stunning real-life photographs, illustrating the people, places and stories, o...

£6.99

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War Horse
The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's Hollywood blockbuster movie and an internationally acclaimed stage show... it can only be Michael Morpurgo's War Horse. In the deadly chaos of the Fir...

£6.99

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If England Were Invaded
...No fewer than two hundred thousand Germans were already upon English soil! The outlook grew blacker every hour. Eight years before the outbreak of the First World War, when national hysteria over t...

£8.99

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Peacemakers Six Months That Changed the World
Between January and July 1919, after the war to end all wars, men and women from all over the world converged on Paris for the Peace Conference. At its heart were the leaders of the three great powers...

£14.99

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The First World War
Have you ever wondered who fired the first British shot of World War One? Or who claimed the glory of downing the Red Baron? And what has Winnie the Pooh got to do with it all? Telling the stories of ...

£9.99

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Secrets in a Dead Fish
How did German intelligence agents in the First World War use dead fish to pass on vital information to their operatives? What did an advertisement for a dog in The Times have to do with the movement ...

£8.99

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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...

£5.99

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Victorian Family Paper Dolls
Four full-color dolls and 38 costumes portray a proper Victorian-era family at work and play. Gorgeous garb from warm wintercoats to summer bathing costumesfor every occasion, from a formal wedding to...

£4.99

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Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert
When Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, died in December 1861 the nation was paralysed with grief. His death was a catastrophe for Victoria, who not only adored her husband but had, throu...

£12.99

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The Victoria Letters
The Victoria Letters delves into the private writings of the young Queen Victoria, painting a vivid picture of the personal life of one of England's greatest monarchs. At only 18 years old, Vic...

£20.00

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The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle
The garden created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. It is also the best documented of all the great gardens o...

£40.00

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The Lady Elizabeth
England, 1536 - Home to the greatest, most glittering court in English history. But beneath the dazzling facade lies treachery... Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king E...

£8.99

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Bess of Hardwick
Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15, wedded at 16 and still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than ...

£12.99

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Watch The Lady
Watch the Lady is the mesmerizing story of Lady Penelope Devereux—the daring young beauty in the Tudor court, who inspired Sir Philip Sidney’s famous sonnets even while she plotted against...

£14.99

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