Description : Toby has forgotten a delivery for Mr Pepys, but as he sets out across London he sees the sky is full of flames! Hopscotch Histories are brand new stories in historical settings, told in under 400 words, perfect for children who are building up their reading confidence. Carefully controlled text interacts with stunning artwork to help develop visual literacy.
Description : Exciting new stories about famous people and great events by top authors, providing excellent cross curricular links with the National Curriculum and QCA schemes of work.
Description : 'Redcote' is the name of our house and 'up' is what goes on there. A series similar to this article is running in one of the national weekly newspapers, I believe - but there the similarity ends.
Description : Each year, twelve-year-old Toby and his family holiday in Cornwall with Toby’s rather eccentric Aunty Sandra. Toby is obsessed with pirates! This year, Toby’s best friend, Thomas, accompanies the family on their holiday, and strange things begin to happen.The boys suddenly find themselves transported back 300 years in time, where they meet up with the notorious Captain Jonas Black and his evil boatswain, Billhook, as well as a creepy little man who seems to shadow the boys’ every move in the present day.Your whole family will enjoy Toby and the Pirates, featuring a pirate ship, scary caves, and Spanish doubloons. The story is fast moving with lots of twists and turns. Ahoy, matey!
Description : The Great Fire of 1666 was one of the greatest catastrophes to befall London in its long history. While its impact on London and its built environment has been studied and documented, its impact on Londoners has been overlooked. This book makes full and systematic use of the wealth of manuscript sources that illustrate social, economic and cultural change in seventeenth-century London to examine the impact of the Fire in terms of how individuals and communities reacted and responded to it, and to put the response to the Fire in the context of existing trends in early modern England. The book also explores the broader effects of the Fire in the rest of the country, as well as how the Great Fire continued to be an important polemical tool into the eighteenth century.
Description : Through a series of five walks this book discovers the sights, sounds and experience of the capital at war; it details the remaining tangible evidence of the dark days via air raid shelter signs, bomb damage on buildings and memorials detailing heroic and often tragic events. The new routes cover a wide area of London and reveal further evidence of the experiences of four years air war in the skies above our capital city. The East End & Docks, Greenwich, Holborn, Bermondsey, Southwark and the West End are all featured, along with detailed maps and numerous contemporary photographs that accompany the text for each walk. The book also contains a number of appendices relating to the wider picture of the war. A well deserved story of London s Home Guard is told. A list of Civil Defense casualties that occurred within the boroughs covered by the walks is included as well as a detailed list of the locations of wartime fire and ambulance stations across the capital.This book will appeal to both the enthusiast and anyone with an interest in London s past. It is a further record of the memories and tangible evidence of this dramatic period of our capital s past and a tribute to those who lived through the Blitz and sadly so often, those who did not."