ALSO THIS MONTH
Reviews in brief Sophia Unger takes a look at three other titles that have just hit the shelves
A History of Women in 100 Objects by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas History Press, 350 pages, £20
From wife-sale advertisements to the first electric fridge, and the corset to the contraceptive pill, this book from two leading historians interweaves items symbolising the suppression and elevation of womanhood, in a fascinating yet sometimes brutal account of women’s changing place in society.
Crimes & Criminals of 17th Century Britain by Daniel J Codd Pen & Sword History, 264 pages, £14.99
Set against a backdrop of a society in which corruption, violence and superstition prevailed, Daniel J Codd catalogues Britain’s most shocking early murder cases, including serial killing, rural murders and political assassinations, and sheds light on lesser-known tales.
RAF 100: The Official Story by James Holland André Deutsch, 224 pages, £25
Celebrating the centenary of the RAF, broadcaster and historian James Holland maps the service and the members at its core from the early years to modern-day missions of mercy. Photographs and documents from the RAF’s own archives illuminate this detailed exploration of the force’s history.