The Debs of Bletchley Park and Other Stories Michael W Smith
January 2015 Book of the Month.
More than eight thousand women worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, largely unsung, they placed a crucial role in breaking the German codes. As... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
The Bletchley Girls Tessa Dunlop
January 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Interest in Bletchley Park has reached dizzying and glamorous heights, so to read a realistic rather than romanticised picture of fifteen women who spent time there... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
Other Featured Books this Month
After Hitler The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe Michael Jones
On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Donitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the... Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
Sophia Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary Anita Anand
In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and... Format: Hardback - Released: 15/01/2015
1864 The Forgotten War That Shaped Modern Europe Tom Buk-Swienty
The Battle of Dybbol, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants.... Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
A Visitor's Companion to Tudor England Suzannah Lipscomb
Join historian Suzannah Lipscomb as she reveals the hidden secrets of palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories of Tudor England. From the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses,... Format: Paperback - Released: 29/01/2015
Went the Day Well Witnessing Waterloo David Crane
A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms. Midnight, Sunday, 17 June 1815. There was no town in England that had... Format: Hardback - Released: 29/01/2015
Those Wild Wyndhams Three Sisters at the Heart of Power Claudia Renton
A rich historical biography of 'those wild Wyndhams' - three cultured aristocratic sisters born into great privilege in late Victorian Britain. Mary, Madeline and Pamela - the three beautiful Wyndham sisters - were born into immense wealth. Cultured bohemian daughters... Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
The Reckoning Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land Patrick Bishop
From the bestselling author of 'Fighter Boys', the true story of two ruthless adversaries and a wartime killing that shook the modern world. On a cold, bright morning in February 1942, fugitive Avraham Stern was cornered in a flat in... Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2015
Mr and Mrs Disraeli A Strange Romance Daisy Hay
Deep in the archives of the Bodleian Library lies a tattered scrap of paper with newlyweds' scribbles on it. It is a table, listing the qualities of a couple. One column reads 'Often says what he does not think', 'He... Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2015
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A Book of Voyages Patrick O'Brian
An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O'Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his...
Whitaker's Almanack 1869
'The Almanack is essentially a Household Book. From it is derived the knowledge ordinarily possessed of the Course of the Seasons, and other Astronomical phenomena, the nature of our Constitution,...