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Today on the blog David Smith, author of Whispers Across the Atlantick, reveals how he came to write his second book on the enigmatic British general and how without a certain draft, his book might never have been written.Continue Reading

Shire on the World Wide Web

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It is always nice when someone else likes the books you publish - and from different sources a couple of nice write-ups on Shire have caught my eye.Continue Reading

Rural Online!

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In the first of a new series of articles in the Shire Journal I will take a peek at the stories and blogs that have caught my eye recently relating to our monthly theme. This month we will be looking at the online world of farmers, small-holders, gardeners and anyone involved with rural life.Continue Reading

February themed reading list

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To tie in with the February theme of Agriculture, Farming and Garden history we bring a selection of titles published by Shire that should satisfy your every rural history need!Continue Reading
For the month of February the Shire journal will be concentrating on farming, agriculture and garden history. With a themed competition, a reading list and a list of other websites or news stories that have caught our eye the journal this month will be a valuable resource to anyone interested in these subjects. We are also proud to welcome a number of guest authors to the journal this month.Continue Reading

Shire at Who Do You Think You Are Live!

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What do Rory Bremner, Esther Rantzen, Kate Humble and Shire Publications all have in common? The answer is that they will all be attending Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia on the 26th -28th February.Continue Reading

Vanished Armies appear in the Times

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Since starting work at Shire I have been fascinated by a number of books on a range of subjects. One of my favourites has always been Vanished Armies - A.E. Haswell Miller's record of the military uniforms worn in various European countries.Continue Reading

A Book Review and New Year Wishes!

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Happy New Year from Shire Publications!Continue Reading

Eric Knowles loves Shire

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Obviously everyone here at Shire is very proud of the books that we publish; but that doesn't mean that we don't need a bit of appreciation from outside the company now and again! Read on to see what the renowned antiques expert, and star of The Antiques Roadshow, Eric Knowles has to say about us.Continue Reading

Golden eagle protection areas increased in Scotland

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One of the most enduring icons of Scottish wildlife is to receive greater protection under new legislation announced today.Continue Reading

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