Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll is an author from the Somerset Hills who has been called the 'Queen of Historical Fiction'. Her magical books for children offer a window into the past.

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  • Safari

    £7.99

    Safari

    Make tummy time extra fun for little ones with this fold-out concertina book with a mirror! Say hello to the animals with a busy safari scene on one side and friendly animal faces and a mirror for babies to see themselves on the other. This dazzling board book is designed with tummy time in mind – a gentle exercise where a baby lies on their front to help strengthen their muscles and improve their head control. The fold-out format allows the book to be spread out in-front of a baby, while the bold colours stimulate their developing eyesight.

    £7.99
  • The CIA

    £25.00

    The CIA

    As World War II ended, the United States stood as the dominant power on the world stage. In 1947, to support its new global status, it created the CIA to analyse foreign intelligence. But within a few years, the Agency was engaged in other operations: bolstering pro-American governments, overthrowing nationalist leaders, and surveilling anti-imperial dissenters in the US. The Cold War was an obvious reason for this transformation – but not the only one. Intelligence historian Hugh Wilford draws on decades of research to show the Agency as part of a larger picture, the history of Western empire. While young CIA officers imagined themselves as British imperial agents like T.E. Lawrence, successive US presidents used the covert powers of the Agency to hide overseas interventions from postcolonial foreigners and anti-imperial Americans alike.

    £25.00
  • The lost queen

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    The lost queen

    Despite Catherine of Braganza’s crucial place in British history, and that of its Empire, she has since been overshadowed by stories of the king’s many mistresses and forgotten as Charles’ boring, powerless wife. This could not be further from the truth. In an absorbing narrative, historian Sophie Shorland not only tells the full story of this long-overlooked figure and her difficult relationship with Charles II, but also reveals how Catherine changed the country in ways both large and small: part of her dowry was Bombay, Britain’s first territory on the Indian subcontinent; she also popularised trousers for women, Baroque art and music, and – perhaps most long-lastingly – tea drinking.

    £25.00
  • Beasts from the deep

    £16.99

    Beasts from the deep

    Did you know there is a place on Earth that’s hardly been explored at all? A place with near-freezing temperatures, crushing water pressure and total darkness? Discover a magnificent menagerie of monsters that lurk deep down in our oceans – from sharks that can live for five centuries, to fish with teeth so long they can’t close their mouths, to jellies that glow and flash in startling colours. Discover anglerfish, giant squid, goblin sharks, coffinfish, barreleyes and many, many more amazing creatures in this illustrated gift book that will delight, surprise, and inspire on every page.

    £16.99
  • Politics on the edge

    £10.99

    Politics on the edge

    Over the course of a decade from 2010, Rory Stewart went from being a political outsider to standing for prime minister – before being sacked from a Conservative Party that he had come to barely recognise. Tackling ministerial briefs on flood response and prison violence, engaging with conflict and poverty abroad as a foreign minister, and Brexit as a Cabinet minister, Stewart learned first-hand how profoundly hollow and inadequate our democracy and government had become. Cronyism, ignorance and sheer incompetence ran rampant. Around him, individual politicians laid the foundations for the political and economic chaos of today. Stewart emerged battered but with a profound affection for his constituency of Penrith and the Border, and a deep direct insight into the era of populism and global conflict. This book invites us into the mind of one of the most interesting actors on the British political stage.

    £10.99