Out of the Doll’s House
‘An admirably lucid and balanced account of what has changed in women’s lives and expectations in the past 100 years.’ Sunday Times
An engaging, well-researched account of the momentous changes in women’s lives in the last century. It explores every aspect of women’s experience – home, work, health, sex, marriage, motherhood, fashion, education and politics. The imaginative use of contemporary photographs, cartoons and advertisements adds an attractive, often humorous, visual commentary to the book’s main themes. Sociological observation is balanced with anecdotes and personal accounts from a wealth of women from all social classes and backgrounds.
Sandhurst – A Tradition of Leadership
“This beautifully produced book encapsulates the Sandhurst experience … The stunning photographs and illustrations serve to underline the pain, passion and pride.” Country Life.
The Royal Military Academy has a national and international reputation for instilling the art of leadership in tomorrow’s commanders. The spiritual home of the officer corps of the British Army, it is equally a place which evokes a sense of belonging in thousands of overseas officers who trained there. This first authorised comprehensive, illustrated book on the subject explores and explains what makes Sandhurst so special. Beautifully designed and produced with attractive new photography and archive illustrations, this is a vibrant portrait of a uniquely British centre of excellence which continues to wield an extraordinary degree of cultural influence throughout the world.
A Portrait of Lincoln’s Inn
‘A beautifully illustrated, informative and entertaining account… truly captures the spirit and ethos of Lincoln’s Inn’
Angela Holdsworth’s attractively illustrated and handsomely produced book not only records the splendours of the Inn’s art and architecture, its history and traditions, but also captures something of the spirit of the Inn as a living and working community of lawyers. It traces the development of the Inn from its fourteenth-century origins to its position today as a distinctive and important part of the British legal system. Illustrations of collegiate life in all its aspects (not least food, wine and entertainment) feature, as do first-hand accounts and descriptions of life in Lincoln’s Inn past and present. Informative, entertaining and stimulating, this book will be of absorbing interest to every student and bencher of Lincoln’s Inn but also offers the general reader a fascinating insight into a uniquely British institution with a global reputation.
‘Charming…not just the memoir of a school but a sociological history.’
The story of an extraordinary school founded in 1928 to combine a radical approach to education with traditional public school values. Lively accounts from former pupils and masters recount not only the history of the school but conjure up a countryside transformed by war, the rebellious Sixties and the early days of co-education. Few schools have produced such varied alumni: Royal Academicians, composers, senior judges, top sportsmen, designers, and the only British scientist to have won two Nobel Prizes.