Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon
The biography of Katherine of Aragon, the Spanish princess married to Henry VIII, who refused his request for a divorce. Her stance ultimately lead to the creation of the Church of England....
A look at the role of the geisha in Japanese culture by a woman who was the only non-Japanese to ever train as a geisha....
Shadows of the Workhouse: The Dramas of Life in Postwar London
In the follow-up to Call the Midwife, you meet some of the characters who were forced to eke out a living as best they can in desperate poverty of London’s East End....
Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950’s
A memoir of a young woman who comes from a sheltered background to train as a midwife in the East End of London in the 1950’s....
A bittersweet memoir told from a child’s perspective of growing up poor in New York City in the 1930’s and in Limerick, Ireland in the 1940’s....
A young Bangladeshi wife learns to navigate her new life in London’s East End. ...
Michael Palin’s observations on Brazil as he travels around the country....
The Road To Little Dribbling: More Notes from A Small Island
On the 20th anniversary of his first wildly popular book, Notes From A Small Island, American travel writer, Bill Bryson takes another trip with even more witty anecdotes. ...
Down Under: Travels from a Sunburned Country
A witty account by Bill Bryson (one of America’s favourite travel writers) of his journey through Australia....
The Lost Continent
Travels through small town America by one of America’s favourite travel writers....
In the Shadow of the Banyan
A young girl lives through the ravages that terrorise Cambodia during the Khymer Rouge era....
Sparrow: The Story of Joan of Arc
The story of Joan of Arc retold for younger readers....
Outlaw: The Story of Robin Hood
The story of Robin Hood as a young boy looking at the motivation for his acts....
Memoirs of a Geisha
The story of a geisha that spans the years before, during and after World War II....
Two children from London are evacuated to Wales during World War 2....
This is Hong Kong
A beautifully illustrated children’s book of Hong Kong that has been updated for the 21st century....
This is Greece
A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book of Greece which has been updated for the 21st century. ...
This is Australia
A children’s classic picture book of Australia which has been updated for the 21st century....
This is Britain
A beautifully illustrated children’s book of Britain. ...
This is Ireland
A beautifully illustrated children’s book of Ireland. ...
This is San Francisco
A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book of San Francisco. ...
This is Paris
A classic children’s picture book of Paris which has been updated for the 21st century. ...
This is New York
A classic children’s picture book of New York updated for the 21st century. ...
This is London
A classic children’s picture book of London which has been updated for the 21st century. ...
This is Rome
A children’s picture book of Rome which is a timeless classic....
This is Venice
A children’s picture book with watercolours of the beauty that is Venice....
We Completely Must Go To London
Charlie & Lola visit the best of London’s sights. ...
Olivia Goes To Venice
Olivia, the irrepressible pig, takes Venice by storm on a visit with her family....
The Silver Sword
During World War II, a young boy and his friends leave Poland and head towards Switzerland in hopes of being reunited with their parents. ...
The Once and Future King
A retelling of the stories of King Arthur for young adults....
William and the Missing Masterpiece
William and the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks is set in Paris....
A Boy and His Bear
In Elizabethan England, a boy develops a special relationship with a captured bear cub. ...
The Wolf Princess
An orphaned English school girl on a school trip to Russia gets on the wrong train and meets a beautiful princess....
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
A partially-autobiographical story of a 9 year old Jewish girl who is forced to flee Germany with her family when Hitler comes to power. ...
Journey To The River Sea
An English orphan girl goes on a journey to live with distant relatives in Brazil....
The Dragonfly Pool
During World War II, a young London girl is sent to a boarding school in the countryside where she meets a prince in peril....
A Company of Swans
Set in the early 20th century, an English girl finds romance in Brazil when she joins the corps de ballet which is touring the country....
In 1945, twelve-year-old Rusty is sent back home to England at the end of World War II....
The London Eye Mystery
A boy with Aspergers Syndrome and his sister set out to solve the disappearance of their cousin from The London Eye....
About My Mother
Life in post-World War II Morocco recounted as fragments of memories by a dying mother to her son....
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland was written by Sarah Moss, a British professor teaching at the University of Iceland, during the country's recent economic collapse....
Flumbra: An Icelandic Folktale
Flumbra by Gudrun Helgadottir is an Icelandic folktale which is about a woman and her children....
Soon by Timothy Knapman is the story of a baby elephant and his mother as they travel through the Indian jungle.
An alphabet book for London that looks at some popular but lesser known sights....