Historical Homilies

A books with a variety of mainly non-military historical content, including family, local, political and religious history

Family history

A Cornucopia of Packs

by Jeffrey Pack
An illustrated history of the Pack family and their connection with the Kent village of Egerton over several centuries
RAF memoir

Adventures on the Infinite Highway

by Peter Rivington

The airborne experiences of an RAF and airline pilot 1938-62
Aviation history

Air Navigation from Balloons to Concorde

Walter Blanchard (ed)
A definitive history of air navigation ~ from its primitive beginnings to satellite technology

An Ayrshire Shipbuilder

by Dougal McIntyre
Portrait of John McIntyre, a 19th/20th century Scottish shipbuilder

Caversham Park and its People BC to BBC

by Mike Read
The remarkable history of a Berkshire stately home and its many occupants during 1000+ years of British history
Historic Fiction

Children of the Wave

by John Godwin

An engaging historical novel set in 18th century Bristol at the time of the anti-slavery movement

Handcart to Hanlon

by Brian Janman

A history of the West Sussex Ambulance Services 1895-1995 in words and photographs
History / Religion

Impress of Eternity

by Paul McNamee

A personal investigation into the authenticity of Turin shroud
local history

Keep the Home Fires Burning

by John Burrell and Kevin Stock 
An illustrated social and military diary of events in the Sherburn area of County Durham 1914-1918

Landmarks in Aviation History

by Barry Smart 
An illustrated history of aviation and an international guide to aviation monuments all in one

Long Nights and Long Knives

by Alastair Tompkins
A novel set in Kenya at the time of the 1952 Mau Mau insurgency     
Medical biography

Oscar's Father

by David Stevens
The fascinating story of William Robert Wills Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde - an eminent surgeon and well-known Dublin eccentric

The Charters of Guernsey

by Tim Thornton
An annotated transcription/translation of Guernsey's historic Royal Charters dating back over 800 years

The Chutes of the Vyne

by Francis Chute
A history of the Chute family and their connection with The Vyne, their stately home in Hampshire for over 300 years
World War II mystery

The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery

by John Stanley

Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances
Local/education history

The Natural History of a Country School

by Berwick Coates

A light-hearted celebration of the 150-year history of West Buckland School in Devonshire
Local history

This House

by Jeff Pack

The remarkable history of a suburban villa in North Ealing, its owners/residents since 1901 and its surrounding square mile in Pitshanger village
Civilian memoir

Tracks Across the Veldt

by Sam Wright
Memoirs of a former Rhodesia Railways employee, recalling the golden days of rail transport in Rhodesia 1950-76
social / local history

SMEC Its History

by Leonard & Guy A-R-West
An illustrated history of Scale Model Equipment Co Ltd of Steyning, Sussex, England 1946-1960