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Footnotes Blog

Some books spark ideas and conversations that our catalogue can’t contain, and we’d like to share them with you here on the Postscript blog. From ancient civilizations to aspects of the modern world, and from legendary characters to literary greats, read on to discover a miscellany of articles by our team of writers, brief conversations with publishers, introductions to our dedicated booksellers and reading recommendations from colleagues across our departments.

Lustleigh Heritage Open Day

Lustleigh Heritage Open Day

Lustleigh is an attractive Dartmoor village with a lively community that treasures its history and its legacy of fine old thatched houses, the thirteenth-century church of St John the Baptist,…
Abandoned Places

Abandoned Places

In the 1700s a fascination with ruins gripped European culture – the rise of Romanticism saw the nobility visiting the remains of classical antiquity on their Grand Tours, wealthy landowners…
Contemporary Children’s Books: Discover Stories to Spark Imaginations

Contemporary Children’s Books: Discover Stories to Spark Imaginations

From rhyming picture books that become bedtime favourites to stories that draw newly independent readers into fantastical worlds or open their eyes to new ideas, children’s books have an invaluable…
A Selection of the Best Books on the History of London

A Selection of the Best Books on the History of London

Since its establishment by the Romans in about 47 CE London has become home to almost 9 million people and achieved global importance, not only as a centre for commerce…
Explore the History and Treasures of Ancient Civilizations

Explore the History and Treasures of Ancient Civilizations

Thanks largely to improvements in farming, which brought a surplus of food and allowed people to develop broader skills and professions, complex societies began to emerge around 4000 BCE. Alongside…
Unusual Books

Unusual Books

Never ones to shy away from slightly unusual reading material, we pride ourselves on offering handpicked books on an extraordinarily wide variety of subjects. From the outright bizarre – living…
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