Social History

Curious Kentish Town

by Andrew Whitehead, Martin Plaut

This elegant publication visits over thirty remarkable locations within twenty minutes’ stroll of Kentish Town station, and tells their curi …

Available (Published: December 2014)
ISBN: 9781910170069


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Left for the Rising Sun, Right for Swan Hunter: The Plebs League in the North East of England 1908/1926

by Robert Turnbull

One hundred years ago the North East was at the forefront of independent working class education as self-educated shipyard workers and miner …

Available (Published: July 2014)
ISBN: 9781910170076


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Towns in Britain: Jones the Planner

by Adrian Jones, Chris Matthews

Towns in Britain is an evocation and appreciation of our towns and cities and an evaluation of the changes which have shaped them over the l …

Available (Published: July 2014)
ISBN: 9781907869822


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Look Back in Anger: The Miners’ Strike in Nottinghamshire – 30 Yrs On

by Harry Paterson

The scars left by the 1984/85 “Great Strike for Jobs” are still raw in Nottinghamshire, thirty years later. There, the majority of the Natio …

Out of print (Originally published: March 2014)
ISBN: 9781907869952


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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 …

Out of print (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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