Buildings, possessions, places, and people - we are surrounded by things that have their own unique history. Most of them look ordinary or are unfamiliar, yet they may have surprising stories to tell. How and why were buildings constructed? Who is the mystery person in a photo? What links objects and places to famous events? And who first found out their history? This series will help you discover these hidden tales for yourself. It explains basic research techniques, and guides you to the best places to find revealing evidence.
Andrew Langley is a prolific author of books for children, with a special interest in history and the environment. He has been short-listed for several major awards, most recently with books on natural disasters and Hiroshima.