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Under the Bloomsbury publishing umbrella, Shire Books offers a range of charming and eclectic titles exploring British history and heritage. With books on antiques and collectables, motoring and rural history, fashion and archaeology there is something for everyone.
Sparked by the prospect of a modern revival of the classic trolleybus, Old Trolleybuses by David Kaye explores the captivating history of the iconic London transport method, through to its' withdrawal from the urban landscape in the late 1960s.
Fully illustrated, The British Sailor of the First World War by Quintin Colville takes a look at the British sailor's life during the First World War, exploring the everyday happenings of those that were a part of the worlds' largest and most powerful navy of the time.
A novel, nostalgic guide to all aspects of holidaying in 1920s Britain, The Modern Cyclist, 1923: For All Wayfarers in its' first part covers 'how-to's', including "learning to ride", "traps for the unwary" and "laws and customs of the road.
In a nostalgic exploration that covers all bases from wardrobe, to equipment, to the games' Victorian and Edwardian roots, to famous players and championships, Golf by John Pearson provides an insight into golfing culture then and now.
Ode to a dessert of universal popularity, Ice Cream by Ivan Day provides a new history by a food historian, telling the entire story of ice cream in Britain, through its' democratisation and a fall in standards of its' production and presentation.
In a detailed look at a world now lost, Debutants and the London Season by Lucinda Gosling explores the upper class phenomenon which involved a season in which the daughters of the privileged made their 'debuts'.