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The Normans (Paperback): Brian and Brenda Williams The Normans (Paperback)
Brian and Brenda Williams
R139 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An illustrated guide to the Normans - the invaders of 1066 who changed English life forever The 1066 Norman conquest of England, led by William, Duke of Normandy ("the Conqueror"), was the single greatest political change England has ever seen. The Normans brought with them a new culture, which included law, architectural style and methods, and leisure pursuits. The old aristocracy was stripped of their assets and denounced, and in its place a new French aristocracy began to run the country - even bringing their language with them. The guide examines the impact the new Norman rule had on the English way of life. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

Victoria and Albert (Paperback): Brenda Williams Victoria and Albert (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R139 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`He seems perfection and I think that I have the prospect of very great happiness before me...' Victoria in a letter of 15 October 1839 One of the greatest royal love matches of all time was that of Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. The English princess, born at Kensington Palace in 1819, and the German prince were cousins, and first met when Victoria was 16. At their second meeting in 1839 she, by now Queen Victoria, proposed to him and they married the following year. Victoria and Albert's romance marked a turning point for Britain's royal family, and to the queen in particular love and marriage proved a source of strength and comfort. The two young people were brought together, like so many royal couples, by the scheming of matchmakers. The aftermath was not always easy. Albert's adopted country remained wary of his intelligence and seriousness, most people as unaware of his private playfulness as they were of the contrasting aspects of Victoria's own character. Victoria and Albert tells of a young couple's love: how the two grew up, what they were like, how they first met. Love deepened within their marriage, as they became partners in private and in public, at home with their family and ever on duty as sovereign and consort.

Britain in the Blitz (Paperback): Brenda Williams Britain in the Blitz (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R138 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Blitz was a defining moment of the Second World War when civilians faced total war from the air with bombing raids over Britain. This title brings back the effect of the chilling wail of the air-raid siren followed by anxious, sleepless nights and stories of bravery from ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Well-illustrated with contemporary photographs, this book explores the Blitz and its effect on places and people.

A Victorian Christmas (Paperback): Brenda Williams, Brian Williams A Victorian Christmas (Paperback)
Brenda Williams, Brian Williams
R139 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At the darkest moment of the year, when the nights seem endless and the days very short, comes that most joyful of festivals. Christmas is a truly magical season, bringing families and friends together to share the much-loved customs and traditions that over the centuries have come to surround this heart-warming and deeply symbolic occasion. Each family has their own personal traditions, and ways they celebrate the special day. Yet underneath the tinsel, fairy lights and wrapping paper are many long-standing traditions that we all know and love. Why do we drag a fir tree inside our house and decorate it? How long Santa has been delivering gifts to good children? What would Christmas be like without mince pies? We owe a lot to the Victorians. They transformed the way Britain celebrated Christmas in the 19th century and we continue with their traditions today. In 1848 a British confectioner by the name of Tom Smith came up with the idea of wrapping sweets inside a package that snapped when pulled apart. It was the Victorians that really centred Christmas round the family, with the eating of a Christmas dinner together, giving gifts and playing games. All these things have become central to a British Christmas Day.

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale (Hardcover): Brenda Williams Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale (Hardcover)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli
R302 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Home fo a Penguin, Home for a Whale 2019 (Paperback): Brenda Williams Home fo a Penguin, Home for a Whale 2019 (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Annalisa Beghelli 1
R163 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R33 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book, featuring 8 pages of fact-packed endnotes about wildlife, oceans about the world, clean energy and ocean conservation.

The Real Princess 2019 (Paperback): Brenda Williams The Real Princess 2019 (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
R166 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R30 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Make math fun with this clever STEM twist on "The Princess and the Pea"! Numbers scattered throughout engage arithmetic whizzes with the story. Discover the hidden "mathematical" pattern by adding the digits together, then quiz yourself with the counting questions at the end!

Life in a Roman Villa (Paperback): Brenda Williams Life in a Roman Villa (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R141 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When the Romans came to Britain in AD 43, they brought a new style of domestic life, one that better-off Britons soon copied. This informative guide looks at how villas were built, and at the accommodation and daily life villa residents enjoyed - their living rooms and bedrooms, kitchens and baths, gardens and courtyards, furniture and food, and the servants and slaves who kept the villa running. Illustrated with site photos from Roman villas around Britain, archaeological treasures, and museum reconstructions of villa interiors, this is a fascinating look at life in Roman Britain before the Roman army left in AD 406 and the villa way of life faded into history. Includes a list of places to visit.

The World of Jane Austen (Paperback): Brenda Williams The World of Jane Austen (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R139 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Through the novels of England's foremost woman writer, we explore the Regency world at the time of the Napoleonic wars, its manners, fashion and style, pastimes and entertainments. Jane Austen - loved now by a huge audience, thanks partly to modern-day TV and film - led a quiet, uneventful life - yet lived amid great events, in a society viewed with remarkable wit and perception. Here are the places Austen knew, visited and featured in her books: the settings for balls, country strolls, holiday tours, carriage drives, walks, picnics, rendezvous and revelations. The guide includes evocative quotations, surprising facts and places to visit.

Medieval Secrets & Scandals (Paperback): Brenda Williams Medieval Secrets & Scandals (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by? This entertaining title in this new series gives an overview of the times and attitudes to `secrets', and what was meant by a `scandal'. The series uncovers revelations of spies and plots, financial scandals, secrets of the royal bedchambers, dynastic tangles, and the exploits of both villains and so-called saints. Noble lords and ladies sampled the same pleasures and sometimes met the same ghastly fate as common criminals. Enemies of the state plotted and were plotted against, while a horrible fate awaited those found guilty of treason, hanged, drawn and quartered to the jeers of the mob. Assassins lurked in alleys, ghoulish body snatchers opened graves in the dead of night...

Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry (Paperback): Brenda Williams Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Edited by John McIlwain
R138 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ever since it came to the world's attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the events of 1066 that it portrays. It details warfare and weaponry, armour and costumes, depictions of everyday life, houses and farming.

Saxons & Vikings (Paperback): Brenda Williams Saxons & Vikings (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Volume editing by Jenni Davis
R137 R95 Discovery Miles 950 Save R42 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This beautifully-presented book chronicles the coming and going of these peoples, their kings, heroes and saints, and way of life. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

Kings & Queens (Paperback): Brenda Williams, Brian Williams Kings & Queens (Paperback)
Brenda Williams, Brian Williams; Edited by Angela Royston, Rachel Minay
R253 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R68 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Part of "The Pitkin History of Britain" series, this full-color large-format publication highlights the key points in the lives of all of Britain's monarchs--from Alfred the Great who reigned in the 9th century to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Family trees demonstrate the lines of succession and special features detail many of the pivotal events that take took place during the reign of the sovereigns.

Secrets of the Domesday Book (Paperback, UK ed.): Brenda Williams Secrets of the Domesday Book (Paperback, UK ed.)
Brenda Williams; Edited by Jenni Davis
R138 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Domesday Book was the survey of his new realm ordered by William the Conqueror in 1085. Read how this remarkable document was made in this beautifully illustrated and well-researched guide. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

Outdoor Opposites (Paperback): Brenda Williams Outdoor Opposites (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Rachel Oldfield
R187 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This colourful camping singalong encourages physical participation as children learn ow to do opposite actions.

Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale (Paperback): Brenda Williams Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R165 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Lin Yis mother has sent him to the local market to buy food for the Moon Festival, but what he really wants is a red rabbit lantern. Will he barter well enough to be able to buy one? Benjamin Lacombes vivid illustrations are the perfect complement to Brenda Williams gentle story.

Royal Secrets and Scandals (Paperback): Brenda Williams Royal Secrets and Scandals (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R137 R94 Discovery Miles 940 Save R43 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What constituted a secret or a scandal in times gone by? This entertaining title in this new series gives an overview of the times and attitudes to `secrets', and what was meant by a `scandal'. This book uncovers revelations of royal bedchambers, courts, spies and plots, financial scandals, dynastic tangles, and the exploits of both regal villains and so-called saints. From the rule of absolutist kings to the more prudish Victorians, scandals can be linked to many a royal personage with often dramatic impacts on reigns and history. Exposing the secrets of both the private and public lives of these past rulers, Royal Secrets and Scandals guarantees to amuse and surprise.

The Country House at War: 1914-18 (Paperback): Brian Williams, Brenda Williams The Country House at War: 1914-18 (Paperback)
Brian Williams, Brenda Williams
R140 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In many ways the country house symbolized Edwardian life, with its expensive elegance, social seasons and sharp social contrasts. All key families owned country houses and millions of domestic and agricultural workers depended on the country house and its estates for their livelihoods. Yet when the shadow of war fell, the long, post Edwardian, tea-on-the-lawn summer came to an abrupt end. Used during the war as hospitals, convalescent homes, training camps and for agricultural production, there is also the human side to the country house at war: male workers conscripted, fathers losing all hereditary heirs, women taking roles as nurses, and the social barriers as they were challenged at home and on the front. The country house that emerged in 1919 was a much changed place. This is its story.

Bayeux Tapestry Secrets - French (Paperback): Brenda Williams Bayeux Tapestry Secrets - French (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Edited by John McIlwain
R139 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The title is also available in English Ever since it came to the world's attention in the 17th century, the world's most famous tapestry has been a source of never-ending speculation. This book highlights the background of its construction and the events of 1066 that it portrays. It details warfare and weaponry, armour and costumes, depictions of everyday life, houses and farming

Millie's Chickens (Paperback): Brenda Williams Millie's Chickens (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Valeria Cis 1
R135 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R28 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Tend Millie's backyard chickens from day to night in this rhyming picturebook, which is right on trend and packed with STEM-friendly science info.

Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (Paperback): Brenda Williams Home for a Tiger, Home for a Bear (Paperback)
Brenda Williams; Illustrated by Rosamund Fowler
R135 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R28 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Do you know where elephants live? Or where a koala makes its home? Travel around the world and meet all sorts of creatures in their natural habitats. Children will love to search for the spider hidden in every spread!

Saving the Persecuted (Paperback): Brian Williams, Brenda Williams Saving the Persecuted (Paperback)
Brian Williams, Brenda Williams
R204 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R44 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The year is 1939. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, has invaded Poland. The world is about to enter into the biggest and most terrible war in history. But from the depths of despair rose some very courageous, selfless individuals, such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Hannah Senesh, who risked their lives for the sakes of others in need, often for no gain and with no recognition. Here are some of their incredible stories...

Heroes of the Battlefield (Hardcover): Brian Williams, Brenda Williams Heroes of the Battlefield (Hardcover)
Brian Williams, Brenda Williams
R361 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R34 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The year is 1939. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, has invaded Poland. The world is about to enter into the biggest and most terrible war in history. But from the depths of despair rose some very courageous, selfless individuals, such as Douglas Bader, Leonard "Bud" Lomell and Joan Daphne Pearson, who risked their lives for the sakes of others in need, often for no gain and with no recognition. Here are some of their incredible stories...

Saving the Persecuted (Hardcover): Brian Williams, Brenda Williams Saving the Persecuted (Hardcover)
Brian Williams, Brenda Williams
R320 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R34 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The year is 1939. Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, has invaded Poland. The world is about to enter into the biggest and most terrible war in history. But from the depths of despair rose some very courageous, selfless individuals, such as Oskar Schindler, Raoul Wallenberg and Hannah Senesh, who risked their lives for the sakes of others in need, often for no gain and with no recognition. Here are some of their incredible stories...

The 90-Day Gratitude Journal - An Excellent Way of Connecting with Your Best Self (Paperback): Brenda Williams The 90-Day Gratitude Journal - An Excellent Way of Connecting with Your Best Self (Paperback)
Brenda Williams
R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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