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The Simple Way to Grow Avocados at Home

We are pretty open about the fact that we are on the avocado bandwagon. They’re delicious, versatile and healthy. If we could grow them at home, we …

The King's Grave

• <b>Author:</b> Philippa Langley & Michael Jones<p><b>Now with a new chapter.</b><p>The official inside story of the life, death and remarkable discovery of history's most controversial monarch.<p>On 22 August 1485 Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious …

The Shepherd's Life

• <b>Author:</b> James Rebanks<p><b>From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life, a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life</b><p>Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was …

A Million Years in a Day

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Jenner<p><b>'A wonderful idea, gloriously put into practice. Greg Jenner is as witty as he is knowledgeable' - Tom Holland</b><p><b>'You will love Greg Jenner's jolly account of how we have more in common with our ancestors than we might think ... all human life is here, amusingly conveyed in</b> …

40 fascinating century-old pictures of Scotland.. and you'll be amazed where we found them

THESE beautiful, romantic old pictures show Scotland from a simpler age - but you won't find them anywhere in this country.<p>The remarkable …

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Tide Players

• <b>Author:</b> Jianying Zha<p><i>Tide Players</i> depicts a new generation of entrepreneurs and intellectuals in a rapidly transforming China through six sharply etched and nuanced profiles which capture both the concrete detail and the epic dimension of life in contemporary Beijing.<p>The cast of characters includes: …

The English Civil Wars

• <b>Author:</b> Blair Worden<p><b>A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian.</b><p>The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of …

Kings and Queens of England

• <b>Author:</b> Nigel Cawthorne<p>Kings and Queens of England is an entertaining account of the larger-than-life characters that have ruled England through the ages. Divided into easy-reference chapters based on the ruling dynasties of England, it follows the fascinating history of monarchs from the first …

Chelsea comes to Dublin 18

This high-spec, detached family home with special gardens includes part of a Chelsea Flower Show entry by Diarmuid Gavin. It comes on the market …

Cumbernauld Through Time

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Smith<p>Cumbernauld boasts a rich and varied history, from the nearby Antonine Wall through formation of the historic village and the reign of Cumbernauld Castle, to the construction of Cumbernauld House in the mid-eighteenth century. A key moment in the history of Cumbernauld came in …

Wolf Hall

• <b>Author:</b> Hilary Mantel<p>The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky.<p>In this staggeringly brilliant novel, Hilary Mantel brings the opulent, brutal world of the Tudors to bloody, …

Thomas Cromwell

• <b>Author:</b> Tracy Borman<p><b>'This deeply researched and grippingly written biography brings Cromwell to life and exposes the Henrician court in all its brutal, glittering splendour.' Kate Williams, Independent</b><p>Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's bestselling <i>Wolf</i> …

The Imam's Daughter

• <b>Author:</b> Hannah Shah<p>Hannah Shah is an Imam's daughter. She lived the life of a Muslim but, for many years, her father abused her in the cellar of their home.<p>At 16 she discovered a plan to send her to Pakistan for an arranged marriage, and she ran away. Hunted by her angry father and brothers, who …

Henry VIII

• <b>Author:</b> Abigail Archer<p>Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 to 1547. As a young man, he was fond of sports and hunting, and was said to be uncommonly handsome. Standing more than six feet tall, he loomed large in the lives and minds of his subjects as he navigated his country through the tricky …

The Fall of the Ottomans

• <b>Author:</b> Eugene Rogan<p><b>The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan</b><p>For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had …

Underworld London

• <b>Author:</b> Catharine Arnold<p>Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, we are set up for a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells, taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, through to the Gordon Riots and Highway robbery …

Richard III's 'Beloved Cousyn'

• <b>Author:</b> John Ashdown-Hill<p>In 1455 John Howard was an untitled and relatively obscure Suffolk gentleman. Thirty years later, at the time of his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field, he was Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Admiral and a very rich man (and his direct descendant is Duke of Norfolk …

Elizabeth I

• <b>Author:</b> Patrick Collinson<p>Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood …

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Joan of Kent

• <b>Author:</b> Penny Lawne<p>Immortalised by the chronicler Froissart as the most beautiful woman in England and the most loved, Joan was the wife of the Black Prince and the mother of Richard II, the first Princess of Wales and the only woman ever to be Princess of Aquitaine. The contemporary consensus was …

Secrets to Keep

• <b>Author:</b> Tracie Puckett<p>Secrets, secrets, are no fun! And with each day that passes in Webster Grove, eighteen-year-old Steph is learning that lesson the hard way. Between dodging stares, kisses, and mixed signals from the man of her dreams, Steph has more on her plate than she can handle. With …

A History of Scotland

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Oliver<p>The dramatic story of Scotland and how it shaped Great Britain - by one of the most charismatic of the new television historians. Scotland's history has been badly served over the years. Defined by its relationship to England, Scotland's popular history is full of near-mythical …

Tudors

• <b>Author:</b> Peter Ackroyd<p>Following on from <i>Foundation</i>, <i>Tudors</i> is the second volume in Peter Ackroyd's astonishing series, The History of England.<p>Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, <i>Tudors</i> recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. …

100 Facts Kings & Queens

• <b>Author:</b> Miles Kelly<p>The fantastically successful 100 Facts series takes an in-depth look at British kings and queens across the ages, especially perfect for learning more about the history of our Monarch's before the Diamond Jubilee!<p>Discover why Boudicca was known as the warrior queen, and how she …

The King's Curse

• <b>Author:</b> Philippa Gregory<p>'Margaret, I have to tell you. There was a curse.' Elizabeth, my cousin, puts her hand in mine and I can feel her tremble.<p>'What curse?'<p>'It was that whoever took my brothers from the Tower, whoever put my brothers to death should die for it.'<p>From the Number One bestselling …

The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell: Vol. 2

• <b>Author:</b> Sophia Crawford Lomas<p>Thomas Carlyle presents the definitive collection of Cromwell's letters and speeches. His explanations and interpretations are considered to be the clearest and most accurate, and this text has become an artifact in and of itself.