Although the Seymours arrived with the Normans, it is with Jane, Henry VIII's third queen, and her brothers - Edward, Duke of Somerset, and Thomas, Lord Seymour of Sudeley - that they became prominent. Jane bore Henry his longed-for son, Edward VI, and... read more
Stephen Donald etched himself into All Blacks folklore with that 'kick' in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. Donald, one of the country's most popular All Blacks, had not originally been wanted for the World Cup squad. He was whitebaiting in the Waikato and effectively... read more
“Badminton Horse Trials” is the world famous annual sporting event that tests the skills of the ultimate horse and rider. It consists of Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. With a crowd of up to 150,000 over the long weekend of competition, the Event, started in 1949... read more
Lavish new edition of this indispensable guide to every All Blacks from the very first player - James Allan in 1884 to the most recent crop selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2016. A headshot of every player - many in full colour - is accompanied by a potted... read more
For almost a century, the UK's road network rumbled to the sound of haulage and delivery vehicles almost exclusively made up of trucks built on home soil. From the 1920s right through to the 1960s, British manufacturers became renowned the world over for their production of reliable... read more
This beautiful boxed-set contains three long out-of-print and influential books by the great British humourist, Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986) - Pillar to Post, the story of architec... read more
The Gunners of Arsenal are not only enjoying the longest spell in the top flight of English football - they have regularly dominated it, with three League and Cup doubles in living memory and a European Champions League Final appearance for good measure.
To many, Australia suggests a corner of the Commonwealth with a close natural kinship to home - Blighty with sun and beaches. But the tale of its discovery, colonization and eventual settlement by the British is one fraught with conflict, diplomacy, trade and geopolitical ... read more
The 2CV has become something of a cult car with its unique and quirky design, and the Little Book of CitroAn 2CV provides a brief but fascinating look at this enduring motoring icon. The book looks at the history of this unusual vehicle from its prewar conception right through to the last car to roll off the production line in 1990.
During Israel's lengthy 2014 assault on Gaza, voices worldwide rose in stunned protest. Using numerous creative means, Palestinians and their allies bore witness to the Israeli attacks--and to the siege that has strangled Gaza ever since. Gaza Unsilenced foregrounds the words and image... read more
How did the great men and women who changed the world actually do it? Were they simply smarter and more talented than the rest of us? What was their secret? The accomplishments of the great are widely known, but their many battles with adversity, frequent setbacks and defeats, and the pers... read more
This is a fascinating fact file and learn-it-yourself project book. It is an accessible and lively introduction to pyramids, pyramid builders throughout history, and the uses of these amazing shapes all around the world. It features 2... read more