Bath, A Very Peculiar History explores the history, architecture and cultural life of Bath, one of Britain’s most beautiful cities. Covering everything from its origins as a Roman town, when the famed spring baths were first constructed, to the Georgian period when it gained many of its iconic buildings, and its status today as a hugely-popular tourist attraction, this is an enthralling and fast-paced account of Bath in all its myriad glories.

Bath is written by David Arscott, former newspaper journalist and BBC presenter, founder of the Sussex Book Club and author of books for children and adults.

Scottish Women, A Very Peculiar History will shine a light on the frequently underappreciated contributions of women to Scottish history, industry and culture since the country’s origins. Readers can explore the eventful life and awful fate of Mary, Queen of Scots, the discoveries of astronomer and mathematician Mary Fairfax Somerville, and the inspirational story of pioneering socialist MP Jenny Lee, who founded the Open University, among many other brilliant Scottish women.

It is penned by Scottish author Fiona Macdonald, the author of numerous books on historical subjects for adults and children, including our recent bestseller, Royal Weddings, A Very Peculiar History.

Both editions feature cover illustrations by David Lyttleton, the artist behind The Times’ Kings and Queens of England wall chart and Royal Map of Britain poster, lots of fast-paced and fascinating information, and timelines.

Scottish Women and Bath will both be available in hardback editions. Bath is 192 pages and £7.99. Scottish Women is £8.99 and a bumper 240 pages – after all, there have been a lot of brilliant women in Scotland’s history who needed to be included!

Very Peculiar History is a series created and designed by David Salariya to look and feel like fine editions from a much-loved library of forgotten books. A curiositorium of quirky, odd and interesting information from our peculiar past. It extends to more than 50 titles, covering subjects as diverse as cities, historical figures, whisky and gardening for readers aged eight to 80!

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