Finding the Plot
100 Graves to Visit Before You Die
From the splendour of Nelson's tomb in the crypt of St Paul's to the more commonplace gravestone of Eleanor Rigby in Liverpool, this guide selects the most interesting resting places to visit in Britain, telling the stories of the lives and deaths of the memorialized. Arranged geographically, the selection ranges from the much-visited shrine to Marc Bolan in Barnes to the Leicester car park where Richard III's remains were found.
Ordnance Survey Scottish Third Edition
Cassini's enhanced reproductions of historic Ordnance Survey maps are an invaluable resource for local historians, genealogists and social scientists. Each map has been carefully scanned, digitally re-projected and enlarged to the equivalent modern scale. The maps in this series are reproduced from the OS one-inch colour maps published between 1896 and 1904. They have been enlarged to 1:50,000 to match the present-day OS Landranger series, using the same sheet number and grid references to facilitate comparison.
How to Skin a Lion
A Treasury of Outmoded Advice
This little volume draws on the accumulated wisdom of the British Library’s medieval manuscripts, Victorian manuals and early 20th century self-help guides to provide a wondrous rag-bag of information on matters as diverse as curing sea-sickness (the ‘cure’ includes tea and gingernuts); reading the future from coffee grounds; how to put back a dislocated jaw; and skinning the eponymous lion.