English Heritage

English Heritage

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites – from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

HOW TO COOK THE VICTORIAN WAY WITH MRS CROCOMBE

HOW TO COOK THE VICTORIAN WAY WITH MRS CROCOMBE

‘This is an extraordinary coffee table cookbook. You not only get the backstory to the original cookbook, written by a descendant, you get a biography of Avis Croocombe. The recipes are primarily upscale manor house recipes, although the last chapters deal with nursery foods, invalid foods, and “the poor” … Very cool.’

Libby

‘The most perfect blend of history and cooking. I thoroughly enjoyed learning each titbit about how or why a certain food was prepared, or why it was named that way. There are quite a few recipes I would love to try. Perhaps a Victorian-esque tea party is in order?’

Alyssa
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‘An absolute delight from cover to cover. Having slogged through all 1000+ pages of Mrs Beeton in a state of near-constant bewilderment, I deeply appreciated the notes and modernization on each page of Mrs Crocombe. Everyone who is interested in Victorian cookery, YouTube fan or not, should start here.’

Henry

 

‘Wonderful book. Catches you in a world of Victorian England with some of the recipes, and at the end of the book is a section of the recipes in her original writing together with the spelling errors and corrections which are charming. Don’t think I will be making the brain cakes, but wonderful historical references and pictures of all the people mentioned in the various videos that people will have seen.’

Jude

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THE ENGLISH HERITAGE GUIDE TO LONDON’S BLUE PLAQUES

THE ENGLISH HERITAGE GUIDE TO LONDON’S BLUE PLAQUES

‘If people want to find out about our London history, they can go and just stand for a minute outside and look at a house where you know that person has lived – I think that’s just wonderful.’

Dame Judi Dench

‘The blue plaque helps us make poetry from the everyday, infusing the hard materials of the city with the feeling of lives lived: a memory of the past making the present richer.’

Antony Gormley, Guardian

‘A fascinating new guidebook.’

The Times

‘Endlessly dip-in-able.’

Journal of the London Society
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PESTS IN HOUSES GREAT & SMALL: IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, ERADICATION

PESTS IN HOUSES GREAT & SMALL: IDENTIFICATION, PREVENTION, ERADICATION

Straightforward layout and perfectly informative

‘I needed to buy this book for work, as I come across “pests” in historic houses almost every day, and since I’m new to the job this book was so helpful in learning how to identify each pest and their habits/habitats, which enhanced my training and skillsets. Great value for money, also arrived in perfect condition and early.’

Rosie

‘Clothes moth populations are soaring, threatening sweaters and priceless tapestries alike. A new book from English Heritage reveals how to tackle them.’

The Sunday Times

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EIGHT GHOSTS: THE ENGLISH HERITAGE BOOK OF NEW GHOST STORIES

EIGHT GHOSTS: THE ENGLISH HERITAGE BOOK OF NEW GHOST STORIES

‘An impressive line-up of established and emerging names.’

The Sunday Times

‘Subtly evocative of human relations – loss, grief, or the fear of loneliness.’

TLS

‘Will send shivers down your spine and make you check under the bed before you sleep. A satisfying and spooky read.’

Sun 

‘Unnervingly good, with tales of malevolent works of Jacobean art, time-slip theatrics in a Cold War bunker and a keep that lives up to its name.’

Sunday Express 
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‘The bonus “gazetteer of English Heritage hauntings” at the back is excellent for sparking the imagination and inspiring wanderlust.’

 Stephanie 

 

‘With stories ranging from tales of psychological terror to that of exorcism, this book offers plenty of scares with a lot of variation. This fancy book will also make for the perfect pre-Halloween present to a friend.’

 Bookriot 

‘The stories are as particular and unique as their creators. These aren’t ordinary, average writers and the tales included aren’t the common, run-of-the-mill, ghostly “products”.’

Amalia 

 

‘It is a rare treat to find so many talented writers, all at the top of their game, collected in one volume. These eerie, unsettling stories are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.’

Daily Express 

THESE OUR MONSTERS AND OTHER STORIES: THE ENGLISH HERITAGE BOOK OF NEW FOLKTALE, MYTH AND LEGEND

THESE OUR MONSTERS AND OTHER STORIES: THE ENGLISH HERITAGE BOOK OF NEW FOLKTALE, MYTH AND LEGEND

‘Marvellous and menacing.’

Daily Mail

‘A really great collection of short stories from around the UK, with a variety of narrative voices, themes and tensions.’

Isobel