Social History

Ian Nairn: Words in Place

by David McKie, Gillian Darley

with contributions from Jonathan Meades, Owen Hatherley, Deyan Sudjic and Gavin Stamp. Large format paperback. Dimensions: 229mm x 152mm “Ia …

Reprinting (Originally published: November 2013)
ISBN: 9781907869877


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A Brief History of Whistling

by Allan Chatburn, John Lucas

Whistling has been used for communication, including secret communication, work, entertainment and self-expression. This book is inspired by …

Available (Published: November 2013)
ISBN: 9781907869990


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edited by Ross Bradshaw

The second annual themed compendium of writing by Five Leaves’ authors and friends. The first, Maps, received positive reviews in The Guardi …

Available (Published: August 2012)
ISBN: 9781907869501


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Made in Nottingham: A Writer’s Return

by Peter Mortimer

The Tyneside writer Peter Mortimer is used to writing about difficult places. Against Foreign Office advice he wandered round Yemen. He set …

Available (Published: July 2012)
ISBN: 9781907869525


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Next Year Will Be Better

by John Lucas

The 1950s are often seen as the “grey decade”, marred by austerity, rationing and conformity. True, but Next Year Will Be Better also tells …

Available (Published: November 2011)
ISBN: 9781907869297


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Battle for the East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s

by David Rosenberg

Throughout the 1930s, Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts increased their campaign against the Jewish community, particularly in London’s East End. …

Available (Published: October 2011)
ISBN: 9781907869181


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Battle of Cable Street, 1936

by Cable Street Group

This book describes the famous clash of 1936 between police and anti-fascists when Sir Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirt army attempted to ma …

Out of print (Originally published: September 2011)
ISBN: 9781907869174


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edited by Ross Bradshaw

A quirky compendium of essays on maps, places and people, many by leading writers including Iain Sinclair and The Guardian’s David McKie and …

Available (Published: August 2011)
ISBN: 9781907869242


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Roman Nottinghamshire

by Mark Patterson

In 1954, a local historian, RM Butler, described Nottinghamshire as an ‘archaeological blackspot’. In this book, Mark Patterson proves him w …

Temporarily out of stock (Originally published: May 2011)
ISBN: 9781907869129


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Stratford: Another East End

by John Gorman

Stratford: Another East End is a memoir of working-class life written by the late John Gorman, born in the Stratford without swans and Shake …

Available (Published: October 2010)
ISBN: 9781907869068


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