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The Original Rules of Golf The Original Rules of Golf
By Dale ConcannonTony Jacklin

Hardback, 64 pages
155 x 104 x 10 mm
ISBN 9781851243426

RRP £5.99
Publication 01 Mar 2009

The first known rules of golf were drawn up in 1744 in Edinburgh for the world's first open golf competition at Leith by the Gentlemen Golfers of Edinburgh, who became The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. This book examines the history of the rules of golf from their first codification to the present day.

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Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie
By Andrew Roberts

Hardback, 112 pages
133 x 173 x 17 mm
ISBN 9781851243228

RRP £8.99
Publication 01 Nov 2008

The postcards in this fascinating volume trace the Wall from its beginnings as a simple stretch of barbed wire, to the daunting final structure containing over 300 watchtowers. Haunting images include Allied and East German soldiers coldly observing one another with binoculars and John F. Kennedy in 1963 declaring his solidarity with all Berliners.

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Postcards of Political Icons Postcards of Political Icons
By Andrew Roberts

Hardback, 112 pages
133 x 174 x 17 mm
ISBN 9781851243273

RRP £8.99
Publication 01 Nov 2008

The twentieth century has seen perhaps more political upheaval and change than any other period. This book draws together a unique collection of images of the individuals who influenced and shaped the course of the century in the political arena. The result is a fascinating and unique insight into the iconography of political power.

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Book of Beasts Book of Beasts
By Christopher De Hamel

Hardback, 316 pages
292 x 197 x 45 mm
ISBN 9781851243174

RRP £125.00
Publication 01 Oct 2008

In the Middle Ages, people believed that studying animals allowed them to read the Divine Order as written in the natural world. This exquisite facsimile of a bestiary, dating from the mid-13th century and preserved at the Bodleian Library in Oxford since the early 17th century, is one of the finest and most charming examples.

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The Original Frankenstein The Original Frankenstein
By Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyPercy Bysshe ShelleyCharles E. Robinson

Hardback, 448 pages
205 x 131 x 37 mm
ISBN 9781851243969

RRP £14.99
Publication 01 Oct 2008

For nearly two hundred years, Mary Shelley's original text has lain dormant in the pages of her draft manuscript. This exciting new edition makes it possible to hear Mary's genuine voice for the very first time and shows the fascinating process whereby wife and husband collaborated on the first and most important work of science fiction.

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The Original Laws of Cricket The Original Laws of Cricket
By Mike AthertonMichael Rundell

Hardback, 64 pages
155 x 100 x 11 mm
ISBN 9781851243129

RRP £5.99
Publication 01 May 2008

Of all the rules governing sport, the laws of cricket are among the oldest. Those of 1744 survive uniquely on a piece of linen at the MCC Museum of Cricket, drawn up when gambling on cricket matches was rife. The story of the evolution of these laws and how they affected the game is a fascinating and seldom told chapter in the history of cricket.

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Postcards from the Russian Revolution Postcards from the Russian Revolution
By Andrew Roberts

Hardback, 96 pages
126 x 170 x 15 mm
ISBN 9781851243860

RRP £8.99
Publication 01 Apr 2008

The Bolshevik revolution of 1917 was one of the most important events of the 20th century. It has been studied from many angles, but never before from the visual perspective of postcards. This is a unique visual record capturing the fading splendour of monarchy and the mood of revolution which swept through the country.

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Postcards from the Trenches Postcards from the Trenches
By Andrew Roberts

Hardback, 112 pages
126 x 170 x 16 mm
ISBN 9781851243914

RRP £8.99
Publication 01 Apr 2008

The First World War was unique in being fought largely in trenches. Men ate, slept, fought, sang, prayed, and died there. This book brings together a collection of postcards which portray this strange subterranean world and provides a fascinating insight into the everyday lives of the men who fought one of the most gruesome wars in history.

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How to be a Good Husband How to be a Good Husband

Hardback, 96 pages
115 x 88 x 11 mm
ISBN 9781851243761

RRP £4.99
Publication 17 Jan 2008

The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written in the 1930s for the middle classes - one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains delightfully arcane and timelessly true advice: Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.

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How to be a Good Wife How to be a Good Wife

Hardback, 96 pages
115 x 88 x 11 mm
ISBN 9781851243815

RRP £4.99
Publication 01 Jan 2008

The art of being a good wife is not an easy one. This little guide was written in the 1930s for the middle classes - one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains delightfully arcane and timelessly true advice: After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage.

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