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Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942 Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia, 1942

Hardback, 72 pages
155 x 100 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243952

RRP £4.99
Publication 01 Sep 2006

1 million American soldiers passed through Australia between 1942 and 1945 as part of America's strategy to defeat Japan. In the pithy prose of the soldier's pocketbook series, this guide captures the essence of Australians, their vocabulary; their attitude to the Yanks, the British, the War and the world with remarkable humour.

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The Cat and the Fiddle The Cat and the Fiddle
By Jeremy Barlow

Paperback, 88 pages
247 x 172 x 7 mm
ISBN 9781851243006

RRP £9.99
Publication 31 Jul 2006

Pigs playing bagpipes, monkey fiddlers, and demons making music on kitchen implements: this extraordinary cast of characters peering out of the pages of books and manuscripts has amused, entertained, and intrigued readers throughout the ages.

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A Month at the Front A Month at the Front
By Bodleian Library

Hardback, 56 pages
160 x 120 x 11 mm
ISBN 9781851243556

RRP £7.99
Publication 01 Jun 2006

In July 1917, a young man in the 12th East Surrey Regiment kept a journal of his experiences at the front. This poignant and moving account, which has never before been published, is narrated with a keen sense of observation, bringing to life the sights, sounds, smells, and horrors of war.

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The Rules of Association Football, 1863 The Rules of Association Football, 1863
By Sir Bobby CharltonMelvyn Bragg

Hardback, 72 pages
148 x 100 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243754

RRP £5.99
Publication 01 Jun 2006

In 1863 a group of victorian Oxbridge graduates, frustrated by the confusing riot of competing rules which characterized the game of football, drew up the first standard set of rules, creating the First Rule Book of the FA, recently recognised as one of the twelve books that changed the world.

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The Autobiography of Sir Thomas Bodley The Autobiography of Sir Thomas Bodley
By Sir Thomas BodleyWilliam Clennell

Hardback, 48 pages
148 x 100 x 12 mm
ISBN 9781851243402

RRP £4.99
Publication 01 Feb 2006

An account of a remarkable career in both academic and public life, and informed throughout by European awareness, from early education in Calvin's Geneva, through Oxford, and many subsequent embassies in the service of Elizabeth, this autobiography is written in a classical style.

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How to Woo, When, and to Whom How to Woo, When, and to Whom
By W. H. Collingridge

Hardback, 40 pages
125 x 100 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243457

RRP £4.99
Publication 01 Feb 2006

All you need is love? Not according to this essential guide to finding, wooing, and securing a suitable partner. Originally published in 1855, this brisk, no-nonsense handbook still has much to teach lovers and their suitors today.

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Ralph Ayres' Cookery Book Ralph Ayres' Cookery Book
By Jane JakemanDavid Vaisey

Hardback, 88 pages
250 x 176 x 12 mm
ISBN 9781851240753

RRP £14.99
Publication 31 Jan 2006

Ralph Ayres was head cook at New College in the 1770s. This book is a fascinating insight into the eighteenth-century kitchen, a period of great interest to social and culinary historians, and includes recipes for famous dishes such as Quaking Pudding, and Oxford Sausages.

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Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford Queen Elizabeth's Book of Oxford
By Louise DurningSarah Knight

Hardback, 128 pages
250 x 176 x 12 mm
ISBN 9781851243150

RRP £14.99
Publication 31 Jan 2006

This extraordinary book was one of the many gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth during her week-long visit to Oxford in the summer of 1566. A history of the University illustrated with exceptionally fine architectural drawings of its buildings, this facsimile includes a translation and commentary on this fascinating work.

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The Chapter of Kings The Chapter of Kings
By Mr. Collins

Hardback, 40 pages
108 x 103 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243204

RRP £4.99
Publication 01 Oct 2005

This entertaining little book veers from savage satire to idealized adoration, and offers a refreshingly irreverent overview of British rulers all the way from Caesar to George, Prince of Wales, the future king.

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Father Christmas ABC Father Christmas ABC
By F. Warne & Co.

Hardback, 24 pages
143 x 118 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243259

RRP £5.99
Publication 01 Oct 2005

This very special picture book, first printed in 1894, is an unusual and utterly enchanting ABC entirely devoted to the theme of Christmas. Each of the twenty-six images opens a window onto festive celebration, from the lighting of the candles on the tree, to bell-ringing, ice skating and making jam tarts.

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