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Paul Watkins
Paul Watkins Publishing
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Complete Catalogue
`Paul Watkins' is a small press set up and run by Shaun Tyas.

The eponymous Paul Watkins is a real person, but unconnected with the business, except that he tolerates the endless flow of books into a small environment with benign indifference. The speciality of the press is history, especially medieval and local, but there are many other subjects now covered by us.

From the outset the press aimed for the highest standards of book production short of those set by the craft private presses. We use the latest computer technology to handle texts, design layout and produce the final camera-ready copy. But we print most of our titles on a permanent or long-life paper, bind them in real cloth and defy current convention in our choice of subjects.

Rather than publishing the latest tedious thesis by much-published authors working in already well known areas, we deliberately seek out the unusual, the obscure and the previously unpublished and make a book out of them. Our few forays into well known areas always include an unusual slant, such as in the recent `The Sinking of the Laconia', one of the most extraordinary stories of the Second World War, and in the new approaches to the Black Death in the book edited by Ormrod and Lindley.

Recent titles include Trevor Foulds' `The Thurgarton Cartulary', containing over a thousand pages, and Phillip Lindley's `Gothic to Renaissance' with 127 superb-quality photographic plates. Even our humour titles have a certain academic or unusual flavour to them and, after seven years' experience, we expect to continue to flourish.

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ANDERSON, ALAN ORR, `EARLY SOURCES OF SCOTTISH HISTORY A.D. 500 TO 1286'

ANDERSON, ALAN ORR, `SCOTTISH ANNALS FROM ENGLISH CHRONICLERS, A.D. 500 TO 1286'

BRANDWOOD, GEOFFREY, `TEMPLE MOORE'.

BROUGHTON, RHODA, RHODA BROUGHTON'S GHOST STORIES & OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY & SUSPENSE,

COATES, RICHARD, `THE ANCIENT AND MODERN NAMES OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. A LINGUISTIC HISTORY'.

CRABB, BRIAN JAMES, `IN HARM'S WAY'.

DALBY, TY, `A BOSTON BOYHOOD'.

DAVIDSON, CLIFFORD, `T. S. ELIOT, THE THREE ENEMIES AND BAPTISM'.

DAVIES, CHRISTOPHER, `STAMFORD AND THE CIVIL WAR'.

DEMIDOWICZ, GEORGE (ed.), `COVENTRY'S FIRST CATHEDRAL 1043-1993'.

DENNISON, LYNDA (ed.), `THE LEGACY OF M. R. JAMES'.

FITCH, JOHN (ed.), `ESSEX CHURCHES. A GUIDE AND GAZETTEER'.

FOULDS, TREVOR, `THE THURGARTON CARTULARY'.

GAMBLE, PETER, `THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER. MEMOIRS OF A WAYWARD LIFE'.

GRAY, ADRIAN, `CRIME & CRIMINALS IN VICTORIAN LINCOLNSHIRE'.

GROSS, ANTHONY, `THE DISSOLUTION OF THE LANCASTRIAN KINGSHIP'.

GROSSMITH, FREDERICK, `THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA. A TRAGEDY IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC'.

GUNTON, SYMON, `THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF PETERBURGH'.

HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES.

HARMER, FLORENCE (ed.), `ANGLO-SAXON WRITS'.

HICKS, CAROLA (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, II. ENGLAND IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY' (the 1990 symposium).

HICKS, CAROLA (ed.), `CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHURCHES'.

HILL, SIR FRANCIS, `MEDIEVAL LINCOLN'.

HILL, SIR FRANCIS, `TUDOR & STUART LINCOLN'.

HOSKING, VERONICA, `A TRACE OF PRIDE'. A BIOGRAPHY OF THE FIRST SHIPBUILDER IN YOKOHAMA.

KEY, MICHAEL, `A CENTURY OF STAMFORD COACHBUILDING. A HISTORY OF HENRY HAYES AND SON, CARRIAGE AND WAGGON BUILDERS OF STAMFORD, PETERBOROUGH AND LONDON (1825-1924)'.

KEY, MICHAEL, `PICK OF STAMFORD. A HISTORY OF THE PICK MOTOR COMPANY'.

LAVERTON, SYLVIA, `EXPLORING THE PAST THROUGH PLACE-NAMES: WOOLVERSTONE'.

LEWIS, ALAN, `PUNDEMONIAM!' Pun Demon I Am!

LINDLEY, PHILLIP, `GOTHIC TO RENAISSANCE. ESSAYS ON SCULPTURE IN ENGLAND'.

MILES, JOYCE, `A DICTIONARY OF HOUSE NAMES'.

MILLER, SAMUEL AND SKERTCHLY, SYDNEY, `THE FENLAND PAST AND PRESENT'.

MILLS, A. D., `THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT. THEIR ORIGINS AND MEANINGS'.

MILTON, JOHN, `THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN, EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY GRAHAM PARRY'.

NICOLAISEN, W. F. H., `COLLECTED PAPERS ON SCOTTISH PLACE-NAMES'.

NOMINA JOURNALS.

ORMROD, MARK & BONNEY, RICHARD (eds), `CRISES, REVOLUTIONS & SELF-SUSTAINED GROWTH: ESSAYS IN EUROPEAN FISCAL HISTORY'.

ORMROD, MARK (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, I. ENGLAND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1989 symposium).

ORMROD, MARK (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY' (the first, 1984, Harlaxton symposium).

ORMROD, MARK AND LINDLEY, PHILLIP (eds), `THE BLACK DEATH IN ENGLAND'.

PARSONS, DAVID (ed.), `ELEANOR OF CASTILE 1290-1990. ESSAYS TO COMMEMORATE THE 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH: 28 NOVEMBER 1290'.

POWELL, ROBERT, `THE LIFE OF KING ALFRED. OR, ALVRED: THE FIRST INSTITUTOR OF SUBORDINATE GOVERNMENT IN THIS KINGDOME AND REFOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. TOGETHER WITH A PARALLEL OF OUR SOVERAIGNE LORD, KING CHARLES, UNTILL THIS YEAR, 1634',

ROFFE, DAVID, `STAMFORD IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY. TWO INQUISITIONS FROM THE REIGN OF EDWARD I'.

ROFFE, DAVID AND KING, EDMUND (eds), `THE HUNDRED ROLLS'.

ROGERS, NICHOLAS (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, III. ENGLAND IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1991 symposium).

ROGERS, NICHOLAS (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, IV. ENGLAND IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1992 symposium).

ROLLASON, DAVID (ed.), `SYMEON OF DURHAM. HISTORIAN OF DURHAM AND THE NORTH'.

ROOM, ADRIAN, `THE STREET NAMES OF ENGLAND'.

RUMBLE, ALEXANDER R. & MILLS, A. D. (eds), `NAMES, PLACES AND PEOPLE. AN ONOMASTIC MISCELLANY IN MEMORY OF JOHN MCNEAL DODGSON'.

SCOTT, SIR GEORGE GILBERT, `PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECOLLECTIONS BY THE LATE SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT, R.A.' NEW MATERIAL BY GAVIN STAMP.

SMITH, MARTIN, `THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF STAMFORD IN LINCOLNSHIRE'.

SPITTAL, JEFFREY AND FIELD, JOHN (eds), `A READER'S GUIDE TO THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'.

STAMFORD TOWN. We have published several titles specifically on the history of Stamford. Currently available and listed here are those by Davies, Key, Roffe and Smith.

STANCLIFFE, CLARE AND CAMBRIDGE, ERIC (eds), `OSWALD: NORTHUMBRIAN KING TO EUROPEAN SAINT'.

STENTON, SIR FRANK, `THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE ABBEY OF ABINGDON'.

STRICKLAND, MATTHEW (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, VII. CHIVALRY AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND' (the 1995 symposium).

STURMAN, CHRISTOPHER & PURTON, VALERIE, `POEMS BY TWO BROTHERS'.

SUTTON, MAUREEN, "WE DIDN'T KNOW AUGHT". A STUDY OF SEXUALITY, SUPERSTITION AND DEATH IN WOMEN'S LIVES IN LINCOLNSHIRE DURING THE 1930S, '40S AND '50S'.

SUTTON, MAUREEN, `WITHIN LIVING MEMORY: A LINCOLNSHIRE CALENDAR'.

SYMONDS, ANN SPOKES, `STORKS, BLACK BAGS AND GOOSEBERRY BUSHES'.

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, V. THE REIGN OF HENRY VII' (the 1993 symposium).

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, VI. MONASTERIES AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND' (the 1994 symposium).

TYAS, IAN D., `THE DINOSAUR QUESTIONS'.

TYAS, SHAUN, `A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO BOHN'S ANTIQUARIAN LIBRARY'.

TYAS, SHAUN, `A CATALOGUE OF THE CONTENTS OF NOMINA VOLUMES 1 TO 16'.

TYAS, SHAUN, `BOOK-WORM DROPPINGS. AN ANTHOLOGY OF ABSURD REMARKS MADE BY CUSTOMERS IN SECONDHAND BOOKSHOPS'

TYAS, SHAUN, `CATALOGUE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL SYMPOSIUM, 1984-1993'.

TYAS, SHAUN, `MORE BOOK-WORM DROPPINGS'

TYAS, SHAUN, `STYLE BOOK FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES'.

WEST, JOHN, `ROMAN LINCOLN',

WILKINS, ANNE, `THE HARLAXTON INDEX'.

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `EARLY TUDOR ENGLAND' (the 1987 Harlaxton symposium).

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1986 Harlaxton symposium).

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY' (the 1988 Harlaxton symposium).

WOOD, MARILYN, `RHODA BROUGHTON: PROFILE OF A NOVELIST'.

WRIGHT, CAROLYN, `EXPLORING CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHURCHES'

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ANDERSON, ALAN ORR, `EARLY SOURCES OF SCOTTISH HISTORY A.D. 500 TO 1286'. Early Sources is an indispensable reference book of early medieval Scottish history, as useful today as when it was first published in 1922. This new edition, the first ever undertaken, contains the author's own corrections, edited by his widow the medievalist Marjorie Anderson. Mrs Anderson also contributes a preface and bibliographical supplement. Early Sources contains translations of virtually all the Scottish, Irish, Icelandic and continental texts which form the basic materials for early medieval Scotland. The work is comprehensive: the sources are fully extracted and there are extensive notes and a full bibliography. This impressive two-volume reprint is a vital source for any student of the period. The Scottish Historical Review recently commented "The reprint uses high-quality paper, is attractively and stoutly bound and, for a work of such finish and length, it is remarkably well priced. All told, this is a very satisfying production indeed." SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 2 vols, 1812 pages (in the two). 1 plate of Alan Orr Anderson. 240 x 160 mm. Hardbacks (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 05 4. £52 (the set). The volumes are not sold separately.

ANDERSON, ALAN ORR, `SCOTTISH ANNALS FROM ENGLISH CHRONICLERS, A.D. 500 TO 1286'. This was Anderson's first work and consists of extracts from English sources which contain matter relating to Scotland. It first appeared in 1908 and is very much a companion volume to Early Sources. It is produced to the same high standards and also includes new material and corrections edited by Marjorie Anderson. Combined with Early Sources the two titles are a comprehensive survey of the totality of source material for Scotland before 1286, all in English translation with critical commentaries and bibliography. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 434 pages. 242 x 162 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 45 3. £25

BRANDWOOD, GEOFFREY, `TEMPLE MOORE'. Moore was one of the designers who made the late Victorian and Edwardian era a brilliant period in English architecture. Particularly remembered for his churches, which are distinguished examples of the late Gothic Revival, he also had many secular commissions. This book examines all aspects of this important architect: his life, patrons, the functioning of his practice, and the buildings themselves, which are placed within the wider context of their time. Well illustrated with plans and photos. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURE. Forthcoming, expected late 1996. ISBN 1 900289 03 2.

BROUGHTON, RHODA, RHODA BROUGHTON'S GHOST STORIES & OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY & SUSPENSE, introduced by Marilyn Wood. This book of Rhoda Broughton's neglected ghost stories is the first modern anthology to include all twelve of these writings, including the first-ever reprint of the two `novelettes' Betty's Visions and Mrs. Smith of Longmains, a book so scarce that it is not, apparently, held by any British library, and the first edition since 1947 of Twilight Tales. Critical scholars such as Michael Sadleir have commented that her ghost stories compare well with the best of the genre, and probably the only reason for their extraordinary neglect has been the lack of an edition. This new publication restores these lost masterpieces to public view. The collection is introduced by Marilyn Wood, author of the biography of Rhoda Broughton which we published (see under `Wood' in this catalogue). SUBJECT CATEGORY: WOMEN'S LITERATURE. 206 pages. 230 x 150 mm. Paperback. ISBN 1 871615 71 2. £7.95

COATES, RICHARD, `THE ANCIENT AND MODERN NAMES OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. A LINGUISTIC HISTORY'. A pioneering and comprehensive study of the origins of the names of the Channel Islands. Over 200 names are discussed and their linguistic history is analysed from ancient to modern times. Printed on long-life paper with an attractive two-colour paperback cover. A small number are available in red cloth hardback. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS. 160 pages. 9 maps, 2 figures. 210 x 148 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 15 1. £16.95 Paperback. ISBN 1 871615 16 X. £9.95

CRABB, BRIAN JAMES, `IN HARM'S WAY'. An accurate narration of one of the Royal Navy's successful Fiji class cruisers, HMS Kenya, following her active roles in the Bismarck chase, Norwegian campaigns, Russian and Malta convoys, the sinking of two German supply ships and Eastern Fleet duties. The book also recounts the tragic loss of the troopship Khedive Ismail in 1944, when nearly 1,300 men and women lost their lives as a result of being struck by two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. Some 200 pages and about 70 plates and 14 diagrams. 252 x 193 mm. Hardback. Forthcoming late 1996. ISBN 1 900289 02 4. SUBJECT CATEGORY: SECOND-WORLD WAR / MARITIME.

DALBY, TY, `A BOSTON BOYHOOD'. Ty Dalby grew up in Boston in the 'fifties, and this highly readable account of his early years contains many enthralling reminiscences of contemporary characters and the early mods and rockers scene in Lincolnshire. There are also many interesting stories connected with greyhound racing. There is a great deal in the book about the music and fashions of the early '60s. This was a period when Boston's Gliderdrome Dance Hall could attract performances from rock stars of national fame. There is another unusual aspect to this book: the extraordinary special edition. Limited to one hundred numbered copies, the special is bound in a rich blue cloth and issued in a slip case bound in REAL pieces of old denim taken from jeans. It is therefore, indisputably, not only a highly collectable item but an icon of the nineteen-sixties. The publisher would like to know if such a binding has ever been issued before. If not, then we have here something unique in bibliography. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. 128 pages. 50 plates. 240 x 150 mm. Special edition: ISBN 1 871615 66 6. £19.95. Ordinary edition (a case-bound hardback): ISBN 1 871615 61 5. £7.95

DAVIDSON, CLIFFORD, `T. S. ELIOT, THE THREE ENEMIES AND BAPTISM'. That T. S. Eliot was strongly influenced by medieval culture has always been appreciated by Eliot scholars, but few have tried to specify the exact ways in which medieval religious feeling is represented in Eliot's writings. This new work explores this pivotal but neglected aspect of T. S. Eliot and is well illustrated by 28 stunning images. The Three Enemies of the title are the World, the Flesh and the Devil, a commonplace of medieval iconography which was adopted as an integral part of the Anglican baptismal rite in 1549. The author is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LITERARY CRITICISM. Expected during the course of 1996. ISBN 1 871615 85 2.

DAVIES, CHRISTOPHER, `STAMFORD AND THE CIVIL WAR'. To understand fully the impact of a major national event like the English Civil War it is always important to interpret its effect at a local level. That is what Christopher Davies does in this detailed account of the impact of war on a small east midlands market town. Royalist or Parliamentarian sympathies are revealed, as are the war's physical and economic effects. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. 64 pages. 4 illustrations. 210 x 148 mm. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 29 1. £4.95

DEMIDOWICZ, GEORGE (ed.), `COVENTRY'S FIRST CATHEDRAL 1043-1993'. An international symposium was held at Coventry in September 1993 in celebration of the founding and history of the lost cathedral priory of St Mary at Coventry (the only medieval English cathedral to be pulled down at the Reformation). There are twelve papers in this book, including a general introduction by the editor. The essays include Professor Scarisbrick on the dissolution of the priory; Richard Morris on the architecture of the priory church; John Hunt on the house of Leofric (the eleventh-century founders); and Margaret Rylatt on the archaeological perspective. There are also papers on the topographical impact of St Mary's on the city of Coventry (by Keith Lilley) and the later medieval history of the institution (by M. J. Franklin and R. N. Swanson), and the volume concludes with four items on the liturgy and spirituality of the cathedral, by Michael Sadgrove, Heather Wallace, Michael Mayne and Robert Jeffrey. The volume includes an index and glossary. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL / LOCAL HISTORY. 224 pages. 23 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth + full colour dust-wrapper). ISBN 1 871615 49 6. £24

DENNISON, LYNDA (ed.), `THE LEGACY OF M. R. JAMES'. The M. R. James symposium, held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of James' first catalogue of medieval manuscripts (1895), took place at Cambridge in August 1995 and the proceedings will be published by Paul Watkins, probably in late 1996. The collection of essays, by leading scholars in medieval manuscripts and in the early history of the book as an artefact, promises to be an important and influential one. Contributors include Lynda Dennison, David Dumville, George Henderson, Richard Marks, Christopher Page, Richard Pfaff and Nicholas Rogers. At the time of printing this catalogue the editor is planning to include the first edition of a previously-unpublished M. R. James ghost story. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: LITEARY CRITICISM / BIBLIOGRAPHY. Expected during the course of 1996. ISBN 1 871615 94 1.

FITCH, JOHN (ed.), `ESSEX CHURCHES. A GUIDE AND GAZETTEER'. This new popular guide to the churches of Essex has been compiled by members of the Friends of Essex Churches, and is also richly illustrated with photographs, some in colour. Canon John Fitch has edited the work and adds an introduction and a glossary. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: LOCAL HISTORY / ARCHITECTURE. Expected late 1996. ISBN: 1 900289 07 5.

FOULDS, TREVOR, `THE THURGARTON CARTULARY'. Thurgarton Priory, near Nottingham, is now a ruin, but the cartulary, a massive collection of 1177 medieval charters compiled by the priory, has secured its place in national history. This important archive contains information on land and property owned by the priory throughout England. Not only does it provide a valuable insight into the extent of the influence of religious houses, but it also offers important information on medieval land holding and a wealth of onomastic information, such as many hundreds of previously unpublished field and street names, and a great deal of genealogical material. The sheer size of the cartulary and the lack of an edition has ensured its comparative neglect until it was edited (and also indexed) by Dr Trevor Foulds. The publication is a revised version of his doctoral thesis at Nottingham University. The cartulary in its thesis form has become well known by European medievalists searching for material with which to contrast their studies of the French and German charter, and by onomasticians, but it has been largely neglected by English medievalists despite the wealth of information which it contains. The edition can only be described in superlative terms. It is a model of how to tackle this important area of source material and the book has a high production standard. The edition includes a foreword by Kathleen Major. She concludes "It will provide a mine of information and both the introduction and the index are in the tradition of one of the greatest of Nottinghamshire historians, Sir Frank Stenton." SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 1040pp. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 31 3. £75

GAMBLE, PETER, `THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER. MEMOIRS OF A WAYWARD LIFE'. An extraordinarily beautiful and evocative life story. The author grew up in the 1930s; was a conscientious objector during the war, and then after a spell in prison became a coal miner. He was a student at Oxford during the '50s and became an Anglican clergyman holding unorthodox views. Much of his life has been spent in education and in the late '60s he set up his own school which collapsed largely because of his expulsion policy over drugs (he was the subject of a powerful BBC documentary at the time). The most interesting aspect of the book, however, is the eloquence and honesty with which the author describes his feelings for the boys and young men he has known throughout his life. Despite (or perhaps because of?) this taboo element, this book is a major contribution to public debate in many areas of contemporary life, and has been well-reviewed in some surprising locations, such as The Surrey Advertiser, the Derby Evening Telegraph and the Freethinker. SUBJECT CATEGORY: BIOGRAPHY. 480 pages + 36 plates. 242 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 52 6. £19.95

GRAY, ADRIAN, `CRIME & CRIMINALS IN VICTORIAN LINCOLNSHIRE'. A fascinating insight into the grisly world of Victorian crime. This popular writer of several books on folklore and Victorian crime considers murder, thieves and robbers, fraud, poaching, crimes of passion and drunkenness, and political riot. The 12 chapters conclude with a general review of police and punishment in the period. Illustrated with many contemporary broadsides and woodcuts. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. 128 pages. 210 x 148 mm. Paperback. ISBN 1 871615 43 7. £5.95

GROSS, ANTHONY, `THE DISSOLUTION OF THE LANCASTRIAN KINGSHIP'.

The last years of the Lancastrian dynasty have usually been dismissed as a desperate struggle for survival. Anthony Gross challenges this view by tracing an intelligent Lancastrian strategy, though he attributes this not to the king and queen but to their ministers, principally the lawyer John Fortescue, author of the influential Governance of England. Gross uses detailed textual analysis of the surviving Fortescue manuscripts to show that his books were more intimately associated with the immediate political struggle than has previously been supposed. Fortescue and his colleagues recognised that the problems of a kingship with a sacral aspect could be resolved only by remedies which were partly spiritual and it followed naturally for them to combine hard-headed schemes with an investigation of alchemy as a means of revitalising the king and kingdom. This is a radical book which contextualises the dilemmas of the House of Lancaster within an ideology of monarchy which had developed across the middle ages and whose ramifications would continue to be played out over the next century and a half. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Forthcoming. ISBN 1 871615 90 9. Expected in 1996.

GROSSMITH, FREDERICK, `THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA. A TRAGEDY IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC'. The Laconia was a Cunard liner, built in Newcastle in 1922 and stationed at Liverpool for most of her working life. Requisitioned for war service, in 1942 she was torpedoed and sunk by a U-Boat in the middle of the south Atlantic while carrying nearly three thousand people, including some 1800 Italian prisoners of war. There then followed one of the most remarkable events of the war: the U-Boat launched a major attempt to rescue survivors. The Germans sent three submarines to help. The Italians sent another. The French, under risk of Allied attack, sent three warships from Dakar. The British could do nothing, and the Americans, from a secret base on Ascension Island, sent a Liberator Bomber to attack the rescuing submarines. Afterwards, Admiral Dönitz issued what has now become known as `The Laconia Order': no attempts to pick up any survivors in further U-Boat attacks, making this the last incident in which a submarine tried to help its own victims. This gripping read is constructed from survivors' own accounts and official documents and contains a generous 91 illustrations (some of the actual rescue attempt). The author has had a life-long interest in the incident because his father served on the ship (though he transferred to another ship just before the Laconia's last voyage). There is also a full index. It is difficult to imagine an incident of equal importance which has been almost universally neglected by naval historians. This is the first examination of it by a British historian and the only previous book-length account was that by the French historian Peillard, in U-Boats to the Rescue, published as long ago as 1963 and leaving unanswered many questions such as the identity of the attacking aeroplane. SUBJECT CATEGORY: SECOND-WORLD WAR / MARITIME. 256 pages. 91 illustrations. 252 x 193 mm. Special edition: 200 copies only, signed and numbered by the author, bound in real cloth with a dust-wrapper. ISBN 1 871615 72 0. £29.95. Ordinary edition: hard-cased. ISBN 1 871615 68 2. £14.95

GUNTON, SYMON, `THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF PETERBURGH'. Gunton's History of the Church of Peterburgh was originally published posthumously in 1686 and was the first history of the cathedral city of Peterborough. It was thoroughly edited by Symon Patrick who added, among other things, a valuable eyewitness account of the defacing of the cathedral by Cromwell's iconoclasts during the Civil War. This valuable and scarce work is now not only available but also fully accessible, thanks to a superb new index compiled by Anne Wilkins. It is a complete facsimile reprint of the original and is introduced by a modern critical appreciation of Gunton's work by Canon Jack Higham of Peterborough Cathedral. It is printed on long-life paper and is bound in blue cloth with a full colour dust wrapper. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. 412 pages. 5 illustrations. 305 x 197 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 13 5. £28

HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES. `Paul Watkins' is the publisher of this important annual international symposium on medieval studies, held at Harlaxton College near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The volumes are listed here under their editors' names. See Hicks (11th century), Ormrod (two 13th-century vols), Rogers (14th century, 15th century), Strickland (Chivalry and Society), Thompson (Henry VII, Monasteries), Tyas (catalogue), Wilkins (index) and Williams (12th century, 15th century, Early Tudor).

HARMER, FLORENCE (ed.), `ANGLO-SAXON WRITS'. An Anglo-Saxon writ was a sealed letter of instruction on administrative business, and the surviving 122 writs form a major source for the history and language of late Anglo-Saxon England. Florence Harmer edited and discussed 120 of these documents in Anglo-Saxon Writs, first published by Manchester University Press in 1952. Since then only two further writs have been discovered. These were edited by the author in her later essay `A Bromfield and a Coventry Writ of King Edward the Confessor' (1959), which is now combined with the original book in the first-ever reprint. The sheer comprehensiveness and accuracy of the survey have made it a recognised classic of medieval scholarship. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 648 pages. 2 photographic plates. 222 x 143 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 02 X. £30

HICKS, CAROLA (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, II. ENGLAND IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY' (the 1990 symposium). England was conquered twice in the eleventh century, first by the Danes (Sweyn and Cnut) and then by William the Conqueror in 1066. These events brought widespread and revolutionary changes to the country which are tackled by the 20 essays included here: topics include the nature of royal authority and its conduct in war and peace; Domesday lawsuits (by Patrick Wormald); the reforming zeal of figures such as Wulfstan and Ælfric and their effect on contemporary religious life; and the relationship between art and life. The editor Carola Hicks examines the extraordinary images in the borders of the Bayeux Tapestry in her own contribution. Finally, three essays discuss the development of the English language. This particular volume has become extensively cited by other historians working in Anglo-Norman studies. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 386 pages. 57 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 50 X. £49.50

HICKS, CAROLA (ed.), `CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHURCHES'. This volume is one of the most comprehensive studies of the ecclesiastical heritage of an English county ever published. It contains 25 chapters, each discussing a period or aspect of Cambridgeshire's 300 or so churches. It begins with a series of essays tracing the development of the county's churches from Anglo-Saxon times to the present (also including material on non-conformist chapels); this is followed by detailed essays on specific aspects such as woodwork, bells, dedications, Anglo-Saxon and Romanesque sculpture, monuments, brasses, archaeology and stained glass. The essays were originally commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust but the book has been completed and brought to publication by Paul Watkins, edited on the publisher's behalf by Carola Hicks. It comes with plates and a full index, printed on long-life paper with cloth binding. Over 400 pages and 56 pages of photographic plates. 243 x 150 mm. Hardback (cloth). Forthcoming 1996. ISBN 1 871615 27 5. £45

HILL, SIR FRANCIS, `MEDIEVAL LINCOLN'. Since its first publication in 1948, Medieval Lincoln has been hailed as a model account of a medieval city, becoming a source of inspiration for later works on Lincoln and other cities. The book traces the history of Lincoln from Roman times to the Tudor period and includes accounts of Lincoln's famous cathedral and castle. This pioneering work is brought into a modern context by a new introductory essay by Dr Dorothy Owen. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL / LOCAL HISTORY. 522 pages. 23 b & w plates, 25 maps and illustrations. 233 x 155 mm. Paperback (full colour cover). ISBN 1 871615 08 9. £17.95

HILL, SIR FRANCIS, `TUDOR & STUART LINCOLN'. Francis Hill's sequel to Medieval Lincoln was first published in 1956, and looks at the religious, political, economic and social affairs of the city from the end of the medieval period to the Civil War. It has a new introduction by Perry Gauci. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. 284 pages. 17 B & W plates, 4 maps. 233 x 155 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 42 9: 100 numbered copies only. £35 Paperback. ISBN 1 871615 22 4. £17.95

HOSKING, VERONICA, `A TRACE OF PRIDE'. A BIOGRAPHY OF THE FIRST SHIPBUILDER IN YOKOHAMA. This is the biography of Henry Cook, one of the first European shipbuilders in Japan. At his death in 1906 he was the longest surviving European resident in Yokohama. Told by Henry Cook's great-granddaughter, this is a fascinating book on early shipbuilding and on life in Japan at the end of the 19th century. It tells of services rendered to the Imperial Household by Henry Cook and details his early life and shipwreck. Privately published by P. & A. Cutforth, it is now distributed by Paul Watkins. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MARITIME HISTORY. 252 pages. 22 plates and 6 maps. 135 x 200 mm. Paperback. ISBN 0 951789 60 0. £5.95

KEY, MICHAEL, `A CENTURY OF STAMFORD COACHBUILDING. A HISTORY OF HENRY HAYES AND SON, CARRIAGE AND WAGGON BUILDERS OF STAMFORD, PETERBOROUGH AND LONDON (1825-1924)'. During the 19th century, the Lincolnshire town of Stamford was home to the carriage-building firm of Henry Hayes and Son. They had branches in Peterborough and London and supplied vehicles to the government, the royal family and the aristocracy of Europe. This is a fascinating book by an author who specialises in industrial history. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: LOCAL / BUSINESS / TRANSPORT HISTORY. 56 pages. 19 photographs, 13 line drawings, 2 maps. 210 x 148 mm. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 74 7. £3.95

KEY, MICHAEL, `PICK OF STAMFORD. A HISTORY OF THE PICK MOTOR COMPANY'. Between 1900 and 1925, Stamford in Lincolnshire was the home of a major motor manufacturer. Pick cars were produced in large numbers and received good reviews in the motoring press. However, disputes between Pick and his directors caused a tragic split in the company at the same time as Pick cars were overtaken by the mass-producers (Ford, Wolseley, Morris etc), from which the business never recovered. It eventually closed in 1925 and the proprietor turned his hand to running a grocery. This is a fascinating and well illustrated history of a little-known motoring pioneer. The book, one of our most attractive, contains full reproductions of the rare Pick catalogues for 1910, 1912 and 1924; and two large extraordinary photographs of the interior of Pick's automobile factory from c.1910. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: LOCAL / BUSINESS HISTORY. 128 pages. 46 b & w plates. 250 x 185 mm. Hardback (cased in full colour). ISBN 1 871615 53 4. £14.95

LAVERTON, SYLVIA, `EXPLORING THE PAST THROUGH PLACE-NAMES: WOOLVERSTONE'. Covering all the sources available, Sylvia Laverton offers a general history of the parish of Woolverstone in the county of Suffolk with alphabetical sequences of the microtoponyms of the area, specifying sources, original spellings and proposed derivations. Field names, road names, names of buildings and features are all covered in addition to the main settlement names. The author is appropriately cautious in interpreting the derivations in this pioneer survey and the book is a model of careful research and scholarship. The book is also very useful as an exemplar of the methods of place-name research and how those methods can yield important results for the historian as well as the onomastician. The book has an index of personal names, of value to family historians and those researching personal names. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS 128 pages and 24 plates. 243 x 150 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 78 X. £17.95

LEWIS, ALAN, `PUNDEMONIAM!' Pun Demon I Am! is a devilish collection of puns and word play. Described by Gyles Brandreth as `the world's greatest punster', Alan Lewis has been punning for over 20 years, contributing his witty observations to The Sunday Times and Radio 2. Puns range from the short and sweet (`Monogamy leaves a lot to be desired'; `After another woman had turned his head, he couldn't face his wife'), to the sophisticated (`As the judge was in chambers he was incommoded by my request and I have to see him at his convenience. It's a potty system'). Pundemoniam is full of clever comments, remarkable word effects and excruciating puns that will make you laugh, think, cry and groan! `People who indulge in word play certainly get up to semantics...' Adding visual weight to the book are over forty full page cartoons by artist Frank Holmes (`Quanda'); his interpretation of puns often adds an extra dimension of meaning. The foreword is written by long standing supporter Gyles Brandreth. The book is produced to the highest standards on quality paper with traditional sewn sections and an eye-catching three colour cover. SUBJECT CATEGORY: HUMOUR / LINGUISTICS. 88 pages with 43 cartoons. 216 x 139 mm. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 24 0. Was £4.95, but now at the special price of

£1.95

LINDLEY, PHILLIP, `GOTHIC TO RENAISSANCE. ESSAYS ON SCULPTURE IN ENGLAND'. In this book art-historian Phillip Lindley reviews the origins and development of the craft of sculpture in medieval England. The detailed work of art-historical interpretation is represented in eight specialised studies preceded by an extensive general introduction. Several themes run through the book: the range of sculptural methods and materials (terracotta, bronze, stone and wood); the relationship between patron and artist; the place of sculpture in architectural settings; and images of kingship and the hero, especially St George fighting the dragon. The book also offers a radical reappraisal of the role of continental artists in the English renaissance. Another issue regularly examined is that of the importance of modern conservation: two essays were co-authored by sculpture conservator Carol Galvin. The book is well illustrated with a generous 127 plates and will appeal to all those interested in medieval art. The paperback version has a full colour cover featuring the stunning terracotta portrait bust of Henry VII by Pietro Torrigiano and the rarely-seen portrait bust of Henry VIII as a child by Guido Mazzoni. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY. 224 pages. 127 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 23 2. £30. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 76 3. £19.95

MILES, JOYCE, `A DICTIONARY OF HOUSE NAMES'. Research into the naming of houses has been a life-long study for this onomastician, who has contributed a number of articles and popular books on the subject before but now offers the first substantial dictionary of the subject. It covers some 7,000 British names and is preceded by an introduction which places house names into their respective categories for the first time. This is an important but neglected area of onomastics. ISBN 1 900289 04 0. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS. Forthcoming, expected late 1996.

MILLER, SAMUEL AND SKERTCHLY, SYDNEY, `THE FENLAND PAST AND PRESENT'. This publisher plans during the course of 1996 (maybe 1997) to issue another facsimile of classic fenland history, The Fenland Past and Present by Samuel Miller and Sydney Skertchly (1878). It is a substantial work of 682 pages and well illustrated. We have commissioned a new introduction from a fenland historian to bring it up to date for a modern audience. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY. ISBN 1 900289 08 3. It will be a well-made limited edition of 500 copies, probably priced at about £50.

MILLS, A. D., `THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT. THEIR ORIGINS AND MEANINGS'. This new work by the author of the Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names and The Place-Names of Dorset is a much-needed review of an interesting and discrete area of onomastics. After the author's introduction the book is in dictionary format and contains early forms and etymologies for each name. All the names on the Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 196 are included, and a great many more besides. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS. 128 pages. 214 x 136 mm. Paperback (colour cover): ISBN 1 900289 00 8. £7.95

MILTON, JOHN, `THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN, EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY GRAHAM PARRY'. Milton's History of Britain has been famous since its first publication in 1670 but it has not been published as a separate book for almost two hundred years. This reprint is a facsimile of the 1677 octavo second edition and is preceded by a new critical introduction by Milton scholar Graham Parry of the University of York. It also incorporates the polemical material censored by Milton for fear of offending the restoration government. The History covers the whole of ancient Britain and Anglo-Saxon England to 1066 and is written in the context of seventeenth-century Puritan thought. To understand Milton's view of Britain's history is to understand Milton's mind and the times he lived in. Above all, the History must be understood in the context of Paradise Lost, on which the author worked at the same time. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: MEDIEVAL HISTORY / LITERATURE. 480 pages (long-life paper). 186 x 118 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 25 9. £28 Numbered limited edition of 500 copies

NICOLAISEN, W. F. H., `COLLECTED PAPERS ON SCOTTISH PLACE-NAMES'. Bill Nicolaisen is one of the most respected and popular scholars working in onomastics today, and is the author of the important book Scottish Place-Names published in 1976. This new volume is a collection of further studies on an area of place-name scholarship which has many problematic linguistic layers. The volume also includes papers on onomastic method and some pioneer studies of place-names in literature: some Scottish novels and Thomas Hardy are amongst the latter studies. The title is provisional. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS Hardback. Forthcoming. ISBN 1 900289 05 9.

NOMINA JOURNALS. In addition to the catalogue of the contents of Nomina by Tyas (see below), Paul Watkins is now the distributor of the journal for sales to non-members of the Society for Names Studies of Britain and Ireland. All the back numbers are available. Volumes 1 to 10 are A4 in format and are priced at £10.00 each. Volumes 11 to 18 are A5 and are priced at £15.00 each. A full set of 1-18 can be supplied at the reduced price of £175.00. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS.

ORMROD, MARK & BONNEY, RICHARD (eds), `CRISES, REVOLUTIONS & SELF-SUSTAINED GROWTH: ESSAYS IN EUROPEAN FISCAL HISTORY'. The proceedings of the 1995 Colchester conference, the first devoted to the problems of raising state finance considered in a broad comparative perspective, and covering not only many diverse areas of Europe but also the time-span 1130-1830, is to be published by Paul Watkins in the course of 1996. The title is provisional. The essays are to be prefaced by a substantial introduction by the editors. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ECONOMIC HISTORY. Hardback (cloth). Forthcoming, during 1996. ISBN 1 871615 93 3.

ORMROD, MARK (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, I. ENGLAND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1989 symposium). There are thirteen inter-disciplinary essays in this book. Edward I's state-building programme; Matthew Paris's creation of a devilish image for the Mongols; Queen Eleanor's role in promoting the `Spanish style' of art and architecture; the development of heraldry as decoration; the emergence of Gothic bar tracery; the texts and images of Marian devotion and philosophical ideas derived from the new discovery of magnification are just some of the subjects discussed in this volume. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 240 pages. 54 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 30 5. £30

ORMROD, MARK (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY' (the first, 1984, Harlaxton symposium). 17 essays and a generous picture section, as originally published by Harlaxton College itself, remaining copies now distributed by Paul Watkins. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Paperback. 192 pages. 100 plates. 242 x 180 mm. £10

ORMROD, MARK AND LINDLEY, PHILLIP (eds), `THE BLACK DEATH IN ENGLAND'. The Black Death was arguably the single most important event in medieval English history. Not only did it reduce the population by anything up to a half, it also had a dramatic impact on the economic and cultural life of the survivors. The book contains four new essays by J. L. Bolton, C. Harper-Bill, W. M. Ormrod and P. G. Lindley which aim to set the recent debates on the purely demographic impact of the plague into a wider context by evaluating its effects on the broad range of human experience in the later middle ages. Phillip Lindley's essay, for example, considers the effect of the catastrophe on medieval art and C. Harper-Bill examines the effect of the plague on the religious life of the nation. The whole is introduced by a fifth author, Jeremy Goldberg. These are substantial essays on aspects of the plague which have been relatively unexplored by historians. The volume is also issued with a comprehensive index. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 208 pages. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 48 8. £24. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 56 9. £11.95

PARSONS, DAVID (ed.), `ELEANOR OF CASTILE 1290-1990. ESSAYS TO COMMEMORATE THE 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER DEATH: 28 NOVEMBER 1290'. This book contains four new essays about Queen Eleanor of Castile written by leading experts in medieval studies. They offer a new understanding of Eleanor's life and the later mythology surrounding her. John Carmi Parsons discusses the legend and reality of Eleanor, demonstrating how the legend takes its roots from a Victorian book, Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England. Nicola Coldstream and Phillip Lindley provide new artistic analyses of her magnificent memorials (the famous Eleanor Crosses and her tombs) and Elizabeth Hallam puts these monuments in the context of the burial customs and rivalries of the European monarchies of the time. Added to this is a note on the recent conservation of the Geddington cross by English Heritage. This is an important book, and the only scholarly title produced to commemorate the anniversary. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 96 pages. 17 pages of plates. 217 x 150 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 98 4. £16.95 Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 99 2. £9.95

POWELL, ROBERT, `THE LIFE OF KING ALFRED. OR, ALVRED: THE FIRST INSTITUTOR OF SUBORDINATE GOVERNMENT IN THIS KINGDOME AND REFOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. TOGETHER WITH A PARALLEL OF OUR SOVERAIGNE LORD, KING CHARLES, UNTILL THIS YEAR, 1634',

EDITED BY SHAUN TYAS AND INTRODUCED BY FRANCIS WILSON. Powell's book on King Alfred, published in 1634, was the earliest modern account of this important king. Powell's main purpose in writing, however, was to make an adulatory comparison between Alfred and Charles I. This new edition comes with a new introduction by Francis Wilson of the University of Wolverhampton. The text has been carefully reset and different copies of the original examined for variant readings. Most of Powell's sources have been identified, and the new edition is illustrated with contemporary engravings of the two kings. The publication restores to public view a scarce and neglected text which is important for Alfred, for Caroline hagiography and for the study of early antiquarianism and historiography. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 64 pages. 16 illustrations. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 44 5. £14.95

ROFFE, DAVID, `STAMFORD IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY. TWO INQUISITIONS FROM THE REIGN OF EDWARD I'. A full translation of the Hundred Rolls texts for Stamford in Lincolnshire is preceded by an extensive critical introduction analysing the context of the inquiry, its conduct, and the use to which the records can be put. The rolls provide an unparalleled insight into an urban community in times of war and peace and richly illustrate the possibilities of the material as a source for the social, political and economic history of thirteenth-century England. This pioneer work also includes a full index and helpful tables. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL / LOCAL HISTORY.96 pages. 243 x 160 mm. Long-life paper. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 73 9. £17.95. Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 62 3. £7.95.

ROFFE, DAVID AND KING, EDMUND (eds), `THE HUNDRED ROLLS'. The Hundred Rolls are the surviving records of a series of national inquiries spanning the period 1251 to 1285. The earliest are only fragmentary survivals, but the later rolls are extensive. Those of the inquiry of 1274-5, detailing land tenure, liberties and the activities of royal and seigneurial officials, cover the whole of England and provide a vivid picture of a country torn apart by the Barons' War of the mid-thirteenth century. The rolls of the 1279-80 inquiry are even more extensive in scope. They were conceived as no less than a national land register recording the liberties, lands and services of every individual from the humblest peasant to the king himself. Rolls of this survey only survive for twelve counties, but they represent the most ambitious survey (exceeding even Domesday Book) ever undertaken by a European country in the middle ages. A good proportion of the rolls were edited by William Illingworth of the Record Commission and published in two volumes in 1812 and 1818 under the title Rotuli Hundredorum, but the edition remains comparatively little used due to its extreme scarcity and, minimal editorial apparatus; and since 1818 many more rolls have come to light. To make the material more accessible to historians, both national and local, Sheffield University Hundred Rolls Project was set up under the direction of Professor Edmund King and Dr David Roffe in 1992 with the financial support of the Leverhulme Trust. It will not be feasible to re-edit the published rolls but the team will index the Record Commission volumes to modern standards while the unpublished rolls will be edited with full critical apparatus. The publication is planned in five substantial volumes: Volumes I & II are facsimile reprints of the 1812 and 1818 volumes; III is an edition of the remaining manuscript material; IV is a volume of studies and Volume V will be a comprehensive index to the whole. The Hundred Rolls Project will be one of the most exciting publications on medieval studies this century. The potential of the project is illustrated in a short study by David Roffe (STAMFORD IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY). An illustrated prospectus giving detailed information on the project is available free and enquiries are welcome. There is a discount for those subscribing to the series as a whole. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY.

ROGERS, NICHOLAS (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, III. ENGLAND IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1991 symposium). This third volume continues Harlaxton's multi-disciplinary approach, from Magota Coyfistere's slide into destitution to the encyclopedic interests of James le Palmer. Poverty and charity, motives for pilgrimage in The Tale of Beryn, texts and images of Marian devotion, the image of the book-owner, clerical mobility and London politics in the writings of Langland are just some of the subjects in the volume's eleven essays, but behind all aspects of life lie the effects of the Black Death in 1348-9, a disaster which reduced the population by at least a third. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 218 pages. 68 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 54 2. £30

ROGERS, NICHOLAS (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, IV. ENGLAND IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1992 symposium). There are fifteen essays here covering a wide variety of fifteenth-century life. Several of the papers are biographical studies or contain a prosopographical emphasis. In addition to well-known figures such as Caxton and Richard III there are more marginal individuals such as Lisota Walshewoman, Henry Frankenberg and John Allone. Two major themes are the mechanics of patronage and friendship and the impact of the book, both manuscript and printed, on fifteenth-century cultural life: included here is Anne Sutton's extensive study of Caxton's relationship with the London Mercer company. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 264 pages. 56 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 67 4. £40

ROLLASON, DAVID (ed.), `SYMEON OF DURHAM. HISTORIAN OF DURHAM AND THE NORTH'. The study-conference on Symeon of Durham was held in April 1995. Paul Watkins has been appointed publisher of the forthcoming substantial volume of 17 essays reviewing Symeon's achievement as historian, the manuscripts of his works and the making of the Libellus de Exordio, Symeon's famous work on the history of the church of Durham, one of the earliest to have emerged from post-Conquest England. This will be the first book ever to be published on Symeon. The subject is of great interest to historians, codicologists and palaeographers, and the volume will be an important and influential one. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Hardback (real cloth). Forthcoming, during 1996. ISBN 1 871615 96 8.

ROOM, ADRIAN, `THE STREET NAMES OF ENGLAND'. The study of the origins and meanings of street names is a popular local history subject and an important area of onomastics, but until now there has not been a book on the subject. Adrian Room's pioneer study was commissioned by Watkins of Stamford to fill this gap, and has been welcomed by local historians throughout the country. For the first time the different categories of street names are codified and discussed and in addition to discerning general patterns, over three and a half thousand specific names are examined. The emphasis throughout is on explaining the origin of the name. The book begins with a detailed discussion of the different names for street, ranging from the ordinary (road, way, avenue, gate etc.) to the more localised and unusual names like rigg and drove. The names of the ancient trackways, Roman roads and long-distance walks follow, and then eleven chapters each discussing a specific category of medieval or modern street names. Included here is a pioneer study of the names of bridges, and the book concludes with a chapter of practical guidance on studying street names and detailed appendices on the frequencies of different names in London and Manchester. There is a full index. Printed on long-life paper, bound in real cloth and issued with an attractive full-colour wrapper by artist Celia Tyler, which is arguably the most attractive cover ever placed on any book on place-names. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS. 272 pages. 223 x 145 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 20 8. £14.95

RUMBLE, ALEXANDER R. & MILLS, A. D. (eds), `NAMES, PLACES AND PEOPLE. AN ONOMASTIC MISCELLANY IN MEMORY OF JOHN MCNEAL DODGSON'. An astonishing 29 essays on name-studies created in memory of the late Professor John McNeal Dodgson. A substantial proportion of the contributors here write on Anglo-Saxon topics. The authors are the leading figures in scholarly onomastics research working today, including Kenneth Cameron, Richard Coates, Christine Fell, Gillian Fellows-Jensen, Margaret Gelling, W. F. H. Nicolaisen, Patrick Stiles, Veronica Smart and even Dodgson himself: the volume includes an unpublished essay. Also included is a bibliography of Dodgson's writings and a memoir of his achievement. Hardback. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ONOMASTICS. Forthcoming, expected in 1996. ISBN 1 871615 90 9.

SCOTT, SIR GEORGE GILBERT, `PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECOLLECTIONS BY THE LATE SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT, R.A.' NEW MATERIAL BY GAVIN STAMP. Sir George Gilbert Scott's Recollections was published in 1879 and is not only a key book for any understanding of Victorian architecture, it was also one of the earliest autobiographies by any architect to be published. The first issue (now extremely rare) was edited by the author's son, Gilbert Scott junior, who excised from the text material he considered too personal or too libellous for publication. The manuscripts survive, however, and for this edition the readings have been restored by the architectural historian Gavin Stamp, making this the first complete edition. Furthermore, Gavin Stamp has added a new critical introduction on Scott and his achievement and an alphabetical sequence of `notes, mainly biographical', explaining Scott's references to his contemporaries. The new edition includes a comprehensive index by Anne Wilkins to all the material both new and old. This new edition includes 23 plates and a frontispiece. SUBJECT CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURE. 608 pages. 16 pages of photographic plates. 243 x 150 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 26 7. £35

SMITH, MARTIN, `THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF STAMFORD IN LINCOLNSHIRE'. We first published this book, which satisfactorily combines scholarship with a popular appeal, in 1991, and it soon went out of print. A new edition, revised and augmented, is now under active preparation and is time-tabled for publication in the summer of 1996. The book gives each of the extraordinary myths of Stamford both an enthusiastic write-up followed by a scholarly analysis explaining the origins of the myth and the elements of truth within it. 128 pages, many illustrations. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: LOCAL HISTORY / FOLKLORE. Paperback. Forthcoming 1996. ISBN 1 871615 69 0. Probably £5.95

SPITTAL, JEFFREY AND FIELD, JOHN (eds), `A READER'S GUIDE TO THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'. Subtitled A Bibliography of Publications (1920-1989) Relating to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, this is the first comprehensive place-name bibliography. It offers a superbly-researched guide to the huge catalogue of recent place-name literature, and its critical commentaries highlight the best writing in any area. The bibliography lists many thousands of works, comprehensively cross- referenced and indexed. There are critical comments on many entries and an informative introduction. It is a vital research tool to anyone working in the area. Adrian Room in a review of the book in the American journal Names wrote "This wonderful work is what many of us on this side of the Atlantic - and maybe several the other side too - have long been praying for...". The book is printed on long-life paper and attractively typeset in Bembo. SUBJECT CATEGORY: BIBLIOGRAPHY / ONOMASTICS. 362 pages. Two maps. 223 x 142 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 10 0. £30

STAMFORD TOWN. We have published several titles specifically on the history of Stamford. Currently available and listed here are those by Davies, Key, Roffe and Smith.

STANCLIFFE, CLARE AND CAMBRIDGE, ERIC (eds), `OSWALD: NORTHUMBRIAN KING TO EUROPEAN SAINT'. St Oswald, king of Northumbria, was one of the central political and religious figures of the seventh century. Like many kings who met an untimely death at the hands of a pagan, he was soon venerated as a saint; but unusually Oswald's cult flourished to such an extent that it spread throughout England and also widely on the continent. It is also unusual that his traditional iconography presents him with a raven, a pagan symbol. This volume publishes for the first time the papers of the 1992 Oswald symposium at Durham, plus additional contributions. In all there are eleven essays together with an introduction by the editors on the iconography of the saint. Other contributors include Rosemary Cramp, Alan Thacker, David Rollason, Victoria Tudor, Richard N. Bailey, Dagmar O Riain-Raedel, Annemiek Jansen and Alison Binns. The topics embrace the archaeological background, Oswald's life and reign, a detailed discussion of the site of Oswald's death (finding grounds for reaffirming the traditional view that Maserfelth is Oswestry in Shropshire), the dismemberment of the body and the early spread of the cult, and its expansion to the continent and subsequent popularity there. Richard Bailey examines the various claims of medieval churches to possess `St Oswald's Heads' (there are no fewer than four in Europe and one, almost certainly authentic, in England at Durham Cathedral). The last essay is a study of the distribution of Oswald dedications in England and Scotland. There is a full index and a section of photographs. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 320 pages. 24 plates. 9 figures and maps. 243 x 160 mm. Paperback (with colour cover). ISBN 1 871615 51 8. £14.95

STENTON, SIR FRANK, `THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE ABBEY OF ABINGDON'. Sir Frank Stenton's book has gained a considerable reputation since it was first published in 1913. Its importance lies not only in the fact that it was the first modern account of the early Benedictine monastery at Abingdon, but also for its model use of charter evidence. The book is an exemplary piece of scholarship by one of the greatest of Anglo-Saxon historians. Amazingly it has never been reprinted but this facsimile edition, printed on long-life paper and bound like the original, means that this much sought-after book is once more available to the public. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 64 pages. 222 x 142 mm. Hardback (laid paper covered boards): ISBN 1 871615 07 0. £7.95

STRICKLAND, MATTHEW (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, VII. CHIVALRY AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND' (the 1995 symposium). This volume is under active preparation and expected to appear in the course of 1997. ISBN 1 871615 89 5. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY.

STURMAN, CHRISTOPHER & PURTON, VALERIE, `POEMS BY TWO BROTHERS'. The title of Alfred Tennyson's first published collection of poetry has been adopted for this new study of the poetry written by Alfred Tennyson's father (George Clayton Tennyson) and uncle (Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt). Alfred's relationship with his father (`The Old Man of the Wolds' as he was known to his grandchildren) was difficult and the `black blood of the Tennysons' of which Alfred would later speak is most evident in the unhappy writings of his father. The link between Alfred's poetic development and the work of his father, for many years his only tutor, is thoroughly examined, as is Alfred's strange and complex relationship with his uncle. The book includes an edition of the poetry as well as a critical assessment. One of the authors, Christopher Sturman, is also preparing for Paul Watkins a collection of scholarly essays on Tennyson. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LITERATURE. 160 pages. 13 illustrations. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 38 0. £14.95

SUTTON, MAUREEN, "WE DIDN'T KNOW AUGHT". A STUDY OF SEXUALITY, SUPERSTITION AND DEATH IN WOMEN'S LIVES IN LINCOLNSHIRE DURING THE 1930S, '40S AND '50S'. We Didn't Know Aught is an affectionate and enthralling study of experiences of sexuality, superstition and death in women's lives in Lincolnshire during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Maureen Sutton has interviewed women from all over the county, allowing them to speak freely about `taboo' subjects. The recollections are presented by subject matter and with a minimum of editorial interference. The result is a book which, though based on a locality, has a universal fascination. Many of the anecdotes are amusing, some are tragic, but all are authentic reports from an age in which ignorance of sexual matters was the norm. Part One deals with sexuality. Childhood innocence is followed by memories of menstruation, courtship and marriage, pregnancy and birth, sexual infidelity and illegitimacy. There are even accounts of prostitution, abortion, lesbianism, incest and masturbation. Later sections of the book examine superstitions: household practices and rituals designed to foster good luck, and finally death, the marking of which was very much a communal affair in the 1930s, and one organised by women. Compiling this anthology was no easy task for the author, who had to get women to talk to her, a complete stranger, about subjects which they had never breathed a word on to anyone else before, and the result is very much a credit to her talents as an oral historian. The book was shortlisted by the Folklore Society for their Katherine Briggs memorial prize and has not had a single hostile or indifferent review. A reviewer for The Local Historian stated that it was "the best local oral history of women I have ever read". East Midland Historian commented that the book was "a treasure trove" and "most illuminating" and Lincolnshire Past & Present concluded "Mrs Sutton's work ... is based convincingly in fieldwork and good investigatory practice. If it shocks, perhaps the reader's standards, and not hers, should be in question." SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL / ORAL HISTORY/ FEMINISM. 220 pages. 11 b & w plates. 195 x 129 mm. Paperback (full colour): ISBN 1 871615 33 X. £9.95

SUTTON, MAUREEN, `WITHIN LIVING MEMORY: A LINCOLNSHIRE CALENDAR'. This is a second book by oral historian Maureen Sutton (see previous entry, above), setting out reminiscences by the people of Lincolnshire concerning days of popular celebration which took place throughout the calendar year, most of which are no longer celebrated. Included here are unusual festivals such as Oak Apple Day, Plough Monday, All Fools Day, Thinking Day, Clerk Thursday, Flitting Day, April Pleasure Fair, Grudge Day, Samphire Day, Tulip Sunday, Kick A Frenchman Day (!) and Mischief Night, in addition to more well known ones such as New Year's Eve, Bonfire Night and Halloween. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL / ORAL HISTORY / FOLKLORE. Paperback. Forthcoming, expected during 1996. ISBN 1 871615 95 X.

SYMONDS, ANN SPOKES, `STORKS, BLACK BAGS AND GOOSEBERRY BUSHES'. Where do babies come from? It's obvious. They come from a surprising variety of places. Some are brought by storks. Some slide down from Heaven on rainbows. Some are found under gooseberry bushes. Some are purchased in the baby department at Woolworths or other large department stores. Others are fished out of the local stream or lily pond. And a great many are brought from nowhere in mysterious black bags by messengers called doctors or midwives. Moreover, many of them come flat and you have to blow them up. From all over the world Ann Spokes Symonds has researched the answers which were given when children asked `Where did I come from?', producing the first attempt to provide a logical and informed analysis of this most perplexing of problems. And `Quanda' has added illustrations to help clarify the `issues'. Hopefully, the controversy is now over! Although classified by the publisher as humour, the book is nevertheless a useful contribution to folklore studies. 64 pages. 15 cartoons. 216 x 139 mm. Paperback (colour cover). SUBJECT CATEGORY: HUMOUR / FOLKLORE. ISBN 1 871615 63 1. £3.95

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, V. THE REIGN OF HENRY VII' (the 1993 symposium). This volume offers an important new interpretation of a reign pivotal to English historiography, the recent interpretative debate around which is encapsulated in its elusive central figure. Was Henry the mean-minded and anti-noble bureaucrat who signed his accounts himself, or the lavish patron of the arts living in a splendid court? Was he a `new' or a traditional monarch? Many of the fourteen essays here amplify the recent trend towards seeing Henry in the latter context, amidst his churches and building projects, the stained glass he commissioned for them, his books, courtiers and even the music sung for him. Yet they also go beyond the public face: we are enabled to get closer to Henry the man, his family and the atmosphere of his court through piety, poetry and iconography, which reveal a sombre tone alongside the public splendour. Indeed both suggest a reign of constant paranoia and endemic insecurity, which negated the achievements of some of its medieval predecessors. Nevertheless, the reign may have inadvertently laid the foundations for a new monarchy after all. Leading scholars such as Christine Carpenter, John Watts, Christopher Wilson, Richard Marks, Janet Backhouse, Roger Bowers and Pamela Tudor-Craig offer perspectives from a wide range of different disciplines to set a new agenda for debate over this fascinating reign. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. 288 pages. 59 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth). ISBN 1 871615 79 8. £40

THOMPSON, BENJAMIN (ed.), `HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, VI. MONASTERIES AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND' (the 1994 symposium). This new volume is expected to appear in late 1996 (ISBN 1 871615 88 7). SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY.

TYAS, IAN D., `THE DINOSAUR QUESTIONS'. Most quiz books do little more than scratch the surface of a subject. This book is different. It contains over a thousand questions on all aspects of dinosaurs, ranging from questions of relative ease to those touching the frontiers of knowledge. All types of quiz questions are represented and it will keep the dinosaur fanatic occu- pied for hours. World of Dinosaurs called it "amazing"; Dino-mite "brilliant". The Dinosaur Society and the Natural History Museum gave it their seal of approval and not even the reviewer from New Scientist managed to find a single genuinely incorrect answer. The quizzes are highly educational: the answers are at the back and the whole book has a strong scientific base. It also contains the most comprehensive dinosaur classification chart ever published. Ilustrated throughout by the author with remarkable line drawings. SUBJECT CATEGORY: PALAEONTOLOGY. 128 pages. With line drawings. 230 x 150 mm. Paperback. ISBN 1 871615 60 7. £4.95

TYAS, SHAUN, `A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO BOHN'S ANTIQUARIAN LIBRARY'. Henry G. Bohn was a great Victorian publisher whose libraries of several hundred volumes were a standard feature of Victorian literature, as standard as Penguin Books are today. One of his libraries, the Antiquarian, was a series of translations of important medieval texts, many of which remain the only translation into English of that source material. Each volume is listed with a complete collation of its contents and a critical commentary on the sources used by the translator, including discussion as to whether the text has also been published elsewhere and whether it has been superseded by an alternative edition. This is, therefore, not only a useful handbook for collectors but a useful bibliography of the texts which were published in the Library. The work includes a short introduction which reviews the general history of the series and its place in Victorian publishing. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: BIBLIOGRAPHY / MEDIEVAL HISTORY.A5 Pamphlet of 32 pages (card wrappers). ISBN 1 900289 01 6. £2.50

TYAS, SHAUN, `A CATALOGUE OF THE CONTENTS OF NOMINA VOLUMES 1 TO 16'. A full list of the contents of volumes 1 to 16 (1977-1993) of Nomina, the journal for all branches of onomastics published by the Society for Names Studies of Great Britain and Ireland, detailing authors, articles and page numbers. A5 (150 x 210 mm). 20 pages. Pamphlet (card wrappers). SUBJECT CATEGORIES: BIBLIOGRAPHY / ONOMASTICS ISBN 1 871615 81 X. £2.50

TYAS, SHAUN, `BOOK-WORM DROPPINGS. AN ANTHOLOGY OF ABSURD REMARKS MADE BY CUSTOMERS IN SECONDHAND BOOKSHOPS', illustrated by Martin Smith. Book-worm droppings are daft remarks overheard in bookshops or libraries. Shaun Tyas compiled this first anthology during 8 years practical experience in antiquarian bookselling. Many were contributed by other booksellers when they heard of the project, and this book became the first issue of this press. The author's favourite quotation is the inane `nice to have a book in the house', but many are surreal and bizarre (like the man who wanted books of a specific size so he could cut out the insides and store his videos in them). Many take their humour from misremembered titles (Anne of Clark Gables). A must for all book lovers, librarians and dealers who are prepared to step outside their bibliographical realities for a mind-broadening alternative perspective. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: HUMOUR / BIBLIOGRAPHY. 128 pages. 60 cartoons (58 in paperback). 230 x 151 mm. Hardback: ISBN 1 871615 00 3 (500 only). £9.95 Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 01 1. Was £5.95, but now at the special price of £2.95

TYAS, SHAUN, `CATALOGUE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE HARLAXTON MEDIEVAL SYMPOSIUM, 1984-1993'. A short guide by Shaun Tyas to the articles and authors of the first ten volumes, which also contains a brief review of the achievement over the last ten years. The guide is in chronological order and concludes with an index of the 126 authors who have contributed to the series during the last decade. SUBJECT CATEGORIES: MEDIEVAL HISTORY / BIBLIOGRAPHY. A5 Pamphlet of 16 pages (card wrappers). ISBN 1 871615 83 6. £2.50

TYAS, SHAUN, `MORE BOOK-WORM DROPPINGS', illustrated by Martin Smith. It appears there are no limits to our capacity for inanity, and the quotations in this sequel are even funnier than those in the first. They are illustrated with no fewer than 97 amazing cartoons that redefine perspective and art as we know it today. Included here are such classics as Shakespeare's car and Tess of the Dormobiles. The two books have received many affectionate reviews, but the American magazine Book Source Monthly gave the best advice when they said `Get two copies and give one away.' SUBJECT CATEGORIES: HUMOUR / BIBLIOGRAPHY. 128 pages. 98 cartoons (96 in paperback). 230 x 151 mm. Hardback: ISBN 1 871615 14 3 (500 only). £9.95 Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 06 2. Was £5.95, but now at the special price of £2.95

TYAS, SHAUN, `STYLE BOOK FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES'. This informative guide through the maze of medieval usage began as a short guide to the Paul Watkins `house style' for authors and editors but soon grew into something more comprehensive and of wider interest. It was put together after considerable consultation with the authors published by this company. It is in alphabetical order for ease of reference, with many cross-references, and offers sensible solutions to the many conflicting styles used for expression by editors and authors working in medieval studies. It will be very useful to students getting to grips with the minutiae of style for their first undergraduate thesis, as well as those working at post-graduate or publication level. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. A5 Pamphlet of 20 pages (card wrapper). ISBN 1 871615 77 1. £2.50

WEST, JOHN, `ROMAN LINCOLN', illustrated by Martin Smith. Lindum Colonia was one of the most important Roman towns in Britain, being one of the few settlements where retired legionaries could settle. This detailed and well illustrated guide takes the visitor on a fascinating tour of the surviving Roman remains, including the forum and city gates. It was first published by us in 1991 and now appears in its second, revised and corrected, edition. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL / LOCAL HISTORY. 16 pages. 18 illustrations, 3 maps. A5 pamphlet (211 x 148 mm.) Pamphlet (card wrappers): ISBN 1 871615 47 X. £2.50

WILKINS, ANNE, `THE HARLAXTON INDEX'. Under preparation is The Harlaxton Index by Anne Wilkins. This will provide a comprehensive index of the first ten volumes. It is expected to appear in 1997 and will be a substantial hardback matching the other volumes. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Forthcoming. ISBN 1 871615 84 4.

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `EARLY TUDOR ENGLAND' (the 1987 Harlaxton symposium). First published by Boydell and Brewer, Watkins of Stamford now hold the remaining copies. There are 14 essays. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Hardback. 256 pages and 69 plates. 240 x 160 mm. £35

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY' (the 1986 Harlaxton symposium). A very small number of this substantial volume (the largest in the series) remain in stock. It was first published by Boydell and Brewer, but Watkins of Stamford now hold the available copies. There are 22 essays and an astonishing 125 plates. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Hardback. 412 pages and 125 plates. 240 x 160 mm. £49.50

WILLIAMS, DANIEL (ed.), `ENGLAND IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY' (the 1988 Harlaxton symposium). First published by Boydell and Brewer, Watkins of Stamford now hold the remaining copies. There are 16 essays. SUBJECT CATEGORY: MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Hardback. 272 pages. 77 plates. 240 x 160 mm. £45

WOOD, MARILYN, `RHODA BROUGHTON: PROFILE OF A NOVELIST'. Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was one of the leading writers of `domestic novels' in her time. She enjoyed a powerful reputation as a `thorny maid' for her outspokenness and caustic wit. In addition to writing some 27 major novels, she also corresponded with the leading literary figures of her day, such as Sheridan le Fanu (her uncle), Thomas Hardy, Robert Browning and Henry James. Oscar Wilde feared her because she could outwit him! This new study is the first biographical profile of her ever attempted and it includes a comprehensive bibliography of the editions her writings went through. This is an important work on a character at the centre of popular Victorian culture. See also the entry on Rhoda Broughton's Ghost Stories in this catalogue. SUBJECT CATEGORY: BIOGRAPHY / LITERATURE. 224 pages. 8 plates. 243 x 160 mm. Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 34 8. £17.95

WRIGHT, CAROLYN, `EXPLORING CAMBRIDGESHIRE CHURCHES', illustrated by Anthony Sursham. Cambridgeshire has many beautiful and fascinating churches and this popular guide book is the ideal way to begin exploring their secrets. The two cathedrals of Ely and Peterborough are examined first, followed by a full gazetteer of every church in the county. The author draws our attention to those unusual and idiosyncratic details which make each church special. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 150 delightful pen and ink drawings and has a full colour photographic cover. It has been produced in association with the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust and all royalties go to the Trust to help in the upkeep of the county's churches. See also the book edited by Carola Hicks in this catalogue. SUBJECT CATEGORY: LOCAL HISTORY / ARCHITECTURE.104 pages. 144 drawings + 1 folded map. 218 x 250 mm. (landscape) Hardback (cloth): ISBN 1 871615 91 7. £12.95 Paperback: ISBN 1 871615 92 5. £7.95

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