Shire Books

About Shire Books

Founded in 1962 by John Rotheroe, Shire Publications has earned a unique reputation in British publishing. Bringing together experts and enthusiasts, Shire has continually sought to fill the gaps in published material, providing affordable non-fiction paperbacks that reflect the interests and passions of ordinary people everywhere. In its short history the company has published over 1000 titles, covering a broad and eclectic range of subjects rarely, if ever, published elsewhere. 


Discovering Place Names - Their Origins and Meanings

Discovering Place Names - Their Origins and Meanings

Discovering Place Names - Their Origins and Meanings Paperback, Author: John Field Illustrator: Margaret Gel..

£4.99

Discovering Surnames - Their Origins and Meanings

Discovering Surnames - Their Origins and Meanings

Discovering Surnames - Their Origins and Meanings Author: J.W. Freeman   About this book Your surname can tell you a..

£6.99

Life in the Victorian Country House

Life in the Victorian Country House

Life in the Victorian Country House Author: Pamela Horn   About this book Country houses formed a distinct communi..

£14.99

The Edwardian Farm

The Edwardian Farm

The Edwardian Farm Author: Jonathan Brown   About this book The Edwardian period is often seen as something of a g..

£6.99

The Edwardian Home

The Edwardian Home

The Edwardian Home Author: Yvonne Bell   About this book This book looks at Edwardian, including the homes of the we..

£6.99

The Victorian Asylum

The Victorian Asylum

The Victorian Asylum Author: Sarah Rutherford   About this book Dreaded and reviled by many, these nineteenth-ce..

£7.95

The Victorian Chemist and Druggist

The Victorian Chemist and Druggist

The Victorian Chemist and Druggist Author: W.A. Jackson   About this book After a historical introduction an..

£4.99

The Victorian Clergyman

The Victorian Clergyman

The Victorian ClergymanBy: Trevor MayAbout The Victorian ClergymanThe Victorian clergyman is a familiar character in the fiction of the period, e..

£4.99

The Victorian Criminal

The Victorian Criminal

The Victorian Criminal Author: Neil R. Storey   About this book From gaslit city streets to dark wooded estates, cri..

£6.99

The Victorian Domestic Servant

The Victorian Domestic Servant

The Victorian Domestic Servant Author: Trevor May   About this book In 1851 there were over one million servants..

£4.99

The Victorian Farmer

The Victorian Farmer

The Victorian Farmer Author: David J. Eveleigh   About this book The Victorian farmer occupied a pivotal role ..

£4.99

The Victorian Hospital

The Victorian Hospital

The Victorian Hospital Author: Lavinia Mitton   About this book Lavinia Mitton follows the changes in hospital treatme..

£6.99

The Victorian Policeman

The Victorian Policeman

The Victorian Policeman Author: Simon Patrick Dell   About this book As Queen Victoria’s reign commenced the old watchmen we..

£4.99

The Victorian Railway Worker

The Victorian Railway Worker

The Victorian Railway Worker Author: Trevor May   About this book Thousands of Victorians were employed by railway companies, from..

£4.99

The Victorian Workhouse

The Victorian Workhouse

The Victorian Workhouse Author: Trevor May   About this book Whether it was 'the batille', 'the spike', 'the work'us' or simpl..

£4.99

The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

The Victorians and Edwardians at Work

The Victorians and Edwardians at Work Author: John Hannavy   About this book A picture can say a thousand words and the images c..

£9.99

Victorian and Edwardian Prisons

Victorian and Edwardian Prisons

Victorian and Edwardian Prisons Paperback, Author: Trevor May   About this book Although they..

£4.99

Victorian Childhood

Victorian Childhood

Victorian Childhood Author: Janet Sacks   About this book The lives of children during the Victorian era differed dramat..

£5.99

Victorian Country Life

Victorian Country Life

Victorian Country Life Author: Janet Sacks   About this book During the reign of Queen Victoria, industrialisati..

£6.99

Victorian Factory Life

Victorian Factory Life

Victorian Factory Life Author: Trevor May   About this book Victorian Factory Life explores the lives of the men, ..

£6.99

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