A celebration of the alphabet, from its beginnings to its pre-eminence as the organizing principle for the world's knowledge. While the order of the alphabet itself became fixed very soon after letters were first invented, their ability to sort and store and organize proved far less obvious. To many of our forebears, the idea of of organising things seemingly randomly (i.e. alphabetically) rather than by established systems of hierarchy or typology, lay somewhere between unthinkable and disrespectful. In A Place for Everything, acclaimed historian Judith Flanders draws our attention to both the neglected ubiquity of the alphabet and the long, complex history of its rise to prominence.
If you love to rock out in the kitchen then this is the cook book for you. Featuring thirty delicious and puntastic recipes inspired by some of the most renowned rock acts, catering for all abilities and tastes. This book will help you master a wide...
The parliamentary ordinance of 19th December 1644 (surely a bit late?), utterly forbidding the "carnal and sensual delights" which had obscured the commemoration of the Nativity of Christ. The hardline crackdown - even on gathering to hear a sermon on the day - caused riots and became...
A beautiful chart of cultivated plants from a mid-19c teaching aid is beautifully reproduced on this jigsaw puzzle. 1000 piece puzzle 55cm x 70cm Packaged in a 10" tube, with hand sewn muslin bag inside
From secret agents, scientists and suffragettes, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists. This amazingly detailed design is a celebration of women who have made a significant impact on the world, from Ancient Egypt through to present day. Set of four melamine coasters with hardboard and cork...