The warm-hearted story of an Irish immigrant family who left the Emerald Isle for London in the 1950s, Me and Mine is a colourful memoir by Anna May Mangan. Filled with survival and laughter in the face of adversity, this is inspiring reading. Told with great wit and humour, this memorable account is packed with entertaining and fascinating anecdotes about the life of immigrants in the English capital at a time when poverty, death and confusion reigned.
In the spirit of Sherlock Holmes himself, David Grann unravels the truth of 12 real-life mysteries in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession. Although Holmes is the subject of one of these mesmerising true stories, each contains elements of Holmes-like intrigue. Here you'll meet a Polish detective, an arson investigator and a French con man, amongst others, in this fantastic collection that reminds us - once again - that the truth can be much stranger than fiction.
A fascinating introduction to astronomy that includes all the information you need to analyse the night sky, Stargazing for Beginners is a practical guide to the world of constellations and supernovas. Full of facts and charts to help you understand the ever changing face of the night sky, this guide will have you staring into space for hours once you know your Ursa major from your Ursa minor!
When Silas Heap unseals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good... Dark adventure, heart-stopping action and endless wit awaits you in this brilliant book!