Author Simon Heffer shares an insight into Edwardian Britain beyond the Old Guard to reveal how strikes and crisis introduced new change. He recalls the suffragettes, the first atheist MP and other advocates. Simon shares uncomfortable truths about the nation including Churchill himself saying: 'The multiplication of the unfit is a terrible danger to the race.' Such theories provided some of the vocabulary for later Nazi thinking.
Rosamund Young reveals the unexpected personalities of farm animals such as cows in her new book. She observes their interactions and the difference a name makes. In one instance she lovingly recalls cows Stephanie and Olivia, a mother and daughter whose relationship shifted after the daughter gave birth. Rosamund says to the best of her knowledge the cows stopped speaking to each other despite a history of being close.
Grander than the Queen and ruder than Prince Philip!: Princess Margaret insisted her friends call her Ma'am and even found her own grandmother a bit common
The daughter of a king and sister to a queen, the lavish lifestyle and grand personality of Princess Margaret (pictured right) is laid bare in new biography from author Craig Brown. Referred to as ma'am darling by her intimate friends, the royal lived a life where others had to live according to her every demand. One notable occasion recalled, reveals the Princess said to a pregnant woman 'One does not sit before Royalty sits.'
Was Britain guilty of torture too? New book reveals how a UK Colonel drew a confession from a Nazi soldier in a basement in Kensington
Helen Fry's The London Cage (inset) documents the true events that took place in an exclusive, tree-lined private road in Kensington during and after World War II. Spies and suspected war criminals were taken to the basement of 8 Kensington Palace Gardens to be interrogated by officials. One of the men imprisoned there was Erich Zacharias (right) who was suspected of murdering 100 British airmen. Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scotland (left) caused Zacharias to admit his guilt.