This invaluable book provides clear, wise and always practical advice about the process of research and writing. Now completely updated.
Written with humour and understanding, and attractively illustrated, this book is an enjoyable introduction to the subject, especially for those who enjoy local history and wish to write and possibly publish, and for students of history who want authoritative guidance on the preparation of dissertations and theses. This new edition features essential guidance on a range of key topics, from finding sources and transcribing to presenting/publishing the finished product.
This superb new book tells the story of Sussex from ancient times to the present day, exploring some very interesting themes along the way.
Author Philip Payton’s history of the great county of Sussex combines excellent research with a genuine talent for writing. It is brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, and will be a must for anyone interested in the history of the county, or indeed of Great Britain. In terms of quality, content and availability, this book corners the market – there are no competitors.
This book was first published when Urban Splash had invested in a multi-million-pound project to restore this iconic hotel, which re-opened in 2008, and it just keeps on selling!
On a sunny afternoon in July 1933, a remarkable building opened its doors to the public for the first time. This book, with its numerous superb illustrations, tells the fascinating story of the hotel from its inception and 1930s prime, through its role as a hospital in World War Two, to its sale into private ownership and fluctuating fortunes up to the present day.
This important new book endeavours to explain the true nature of the Industrial Revolution in every part of the British Isles.
The Industrial Revolution changed the world. The images we all share – of steam engines, multi-storey textile mills, and of regiments of working men and women flooding out of factory gates at the end of their shifts – are so familiar that it is easy to forget just how profound and upsetting these innovations were at the time.
The perfect book for anyone wanting to pull on their boots, explore the area and get up close to a little local history.
This collection of walks enables you to travel through time and uncover the hidden history of the area – a history that includes giant flying worms, fairy folklore and an American President. Explore these long forgotten paths, and discover spectacular views where you can pause, catch your breath and lose yourself in the landscape.
'I marvel at the research carried out and the basics that I know about are so accurate.' — FEPOW Bob Hucklesby.
Over 60,000 prisoners worked on the construction of the ‘Death Railway’, majority of whom were British, and some 20 per cent died before release in 1945. This book presents for the first time an in-depth analysis of the medical crisis in the Allied prisoner of war (POW) camps on the Thai–Burma Railway.
'A highly entertaining read – social history at its best'
The stories in this excellent book are common to towns and cities the length and breadth of the country, from Glasgow to London, and Newcastle to Liverpool. Certain to make you laugh out loud, Our Street portrays a time and a way of life that have more or less disappeared.