What It Was Like To Be an Ancient Roman

Embark on a fascinating foray into the lives of the Ancient Romans in this second instalment of David Long’s What it was like to be… series. Who were the Romans and how did this small tribe come to dominate Italy before establishing the largest empire the world has ever seen? Why were the Romans such […]

What It Was Like To Be a Viking

From traders to raiders, embark on an incredible voyage through Viking life and history in the first in an exciting new series from bestselling non-fiction writer David Long. The Vikings were a terrifying force that changed history across the globe – from Canada all the way to Iraq. But they were merchants as well as […]

Incredible True Stories: Everest

Join the treacherous mission to conquer Earth’s highest peak in David Long’s enthralling retelling of the first expeditions to climb Everest. Everest is the world’s highest mountain, towering like an icy giant over the Himalayas. For the millions of people living nearby, it has always been a magical place, known as “Goddess Mother of the […]

Incredible True Stories: Tutankhamun’s Treasure

Uncover the incredible true story of Howard Carter’s world-changing discovery in this fun and informative retelling of the secrets of Tutankhamun’s tomb. On 4 November 1922, a young Egyptian boy working on Howard Carter’s archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings stumbled across a strange piece of rock. On closer inspection it turned out […]

Incredible True Stories: Tragedy at Sea

Discover the astonishing facts about the Titanic and how it came to a catastrophic end in this illustrated, accessible and riveting account of one of history’s most famous disasters. On 10 April 1912, RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. This “Ship of Dreams” was the largest and most […]

Incredible True Stories: Survival in Space

A thrilling and captivating retelling of one of history’s most famous space missions, publishing to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s fateful launch. April 1970: Apollo 13 was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It should have been the third manned Apollo mission to land on the moon. But when an […]