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Leicester at Work

Leicester At Work explores the life of the East Midland's largest city and its people, from pre-industrial beginnings through to the present day.

The book charts the city's industrial growth, the decline in Leicester's traditional manufacturing industries, and how the city has been able to attract new businesses through its academic-industrial connections and its geographical location.

Published by Amberley Publishing
15 April 2018
ISBN 978-1445677453
96 pages

Historic England - Leicester

The photographs throughout this book, which also covers the county of Leicestershire, are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation's record of twelve million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.

To be published by Amberley Publishing in association with Historic England.
15 August 2018.
ISBN: 978-1445683621
96 pages

British Retail, and the men who shaped it

Many of the high street names that meet our twenty-first century needs began with men and women who had ideas, imagination and sheer determination in a different age.
Shopping is a universal part of modern-day life, and in British Retail and the Men Who Shaped It we look at the people behind the corporations that built the modern-day high street and changed the way we shopped.

This book is a celebration of the people who, through self-belief and determination created the multi-million-pound retail businesses we use every day.

Published by Pen & Sword
3 August 2018
ISBN: 978-1526715258
214 pages

Turning the Pages of Time

Just completed, with local historian Norman Harrison, a brief history of libraries in Kibworth to mark the 50th annversary of the present building and the second anniversary of Kibworth Community Library.

The booklet is being sold to support the continuing work of the library including its outreach to every section of the local community.