Great British Parks
Public parks, created in the rapidly growing towns and cities of the 19th century, are a precious legacy of open spaces, bandstands, boating lakes and meeting places, yet neglect left them in decline by the 1980s and 1990s. Visiting over 50 parks today, this book celebrates 20 years of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Green Flag Award and the contributions of park staff and volunteers whose efforts to protect, maintain and improve public parks have revitalized these invaluable civic amenities. Slightly off-mint.
Dress Like a Woman
Working Women and What They Wore
Although women started to enter employment en masse in the early 20th century, it was not until the 1970s that they began to exercise a modicum of autonomy over what they wore at work. Accompanied by introductory essays by fashion journalist Vanessa Friedman and New York Times. bestselling author Roxane Gay, the 240 photographs in this volume depict the changes in women’s clothing in the workplace over the last hundred years.
The Lies of the Land
An Honest History of Political Deceit
This dry, humorous look at the biggest political lies of recent decades, by Private Eye journalist Adam Macqueen, includes the cover-up of Churchill’s stroke, sex scandals like the Profumo affair, and the misleading claims behind the Iraq war and the Brexit referendum. Given that politicians have always lied, Macqueen asks how and why, in this ‘post-truth era’, we have become so compliant with fake news.