With a foreword by Kathleen Jamie. The Heart of the Forest explores four enduring ways in which we connect to the woods - through Refuge, Sacredness, Horror and Hope - making fascinating links between emotion and genre.
Sejal Sukhadwala probes the complex intersection of tradition and colonialism through the fascinating history of curry, from its association with Ayurveda - one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems to its enduring popularity in contemporary British culture.
In Penned & Painted, Lucy Freeman Sandler, one of one of the world's most respected authorities on medieval art, takes us on a personal but highly insightful exploration of some of the British Library's most precious manuscript holdings and describes the many uses and meanings of these 'books in books'.
In this new volume, Johnny Mains dives into the archives of the forgotten to unearth an array of uneasy stories with Celtic folklore at their heart - tales which resonate with our fascination for the traditions and fears of the people that came before.
In A History of Britain in 100 Maps Jeremy Black takes readers deep into the unparalleled collections of the British Library Map Room to tell a new story of the British Isles through acknowledged treasures and previously undiscovered and unpublished items.
How did drinking the infusions of a unique plant from China become a vital part of everyday life? This gift book presents an entertaining introduction to the history and culture of tea, from its origins to the explosion of different varieties, and the rituals of tea preparation and drinking around the world.
This magnificent guide presents a detailed introduction and commentary alongside the highest quality, detailed illustrations which celebrate the intricate, interlaced geometrical precision of one of the finest early medieval craftsmen.
Michael Katakis has spent his life travelling with a camera and writing a journal. This is the resulting book. For the past 25 years he has collaborated with the social anthropologist Kris Hardin in work spanning continents and cultures. With an introduction by Michael Palin.