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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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English: A Story Of Marmite, Queuing And Weather  image
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...

£20.00

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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...

£8.99

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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 ...

£9.99

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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...

£7.95

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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...

£10.95

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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...

£25.00

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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...

£6.00

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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...

£9.99

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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...

£17.99

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 ...

£14.99

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Who Do The English Think They are?
The English are often confused about who they are. They say 'British' when they mean 'English', and 'English' when they should say 'British'. And when England, more tha...

£10.99

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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 ...

£9.99

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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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English Folk Tales
This enchanting collection of stories gathers together folk tales from across England in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove...

£12.00

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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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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking
In the late nineteenth century, Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren. To maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. In her sights was...

£10.99

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Royal Horticultural Society Practical House Plant Book
It's official: living with houseplants is good for your wellbeing! Turn your living space into an indoor oasis with our handy, easy to follow guide. Discover key indoor gardening design princ...

£14.99

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St. George And The Dragon
This is a gently humorous retelling of the legend, with easy-to-read text and colourful illustrations. It includes background to the legend and the art it has inspired, with a reproduction of the famo...

£5.99

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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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Frankenstein - Macmillan Collector's Library
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat ...

£8.99

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