The history of luxury and other books

A look at some of the best history books for Christmas

The history of luxury and other books

The Getty Villa by Bobak Ha'Eri

Christmas shopping can be hard. It's hard to pin down what some people want, and you can only get them so many mugs and socks. In this month's 'Talking History' book special we bring you a few titles that are perfect Christmas gifts.

Opening the show is the story of Frank Kelly, The Lost Olympian of the Somme.

We then take a long look at the fascinating history of Luxury before delving into The Tale of the Axe: How the Neolithic Revolution Transformed Britain.

The show ends with a look at A History of the Curragh Camp and 1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity & Savagery.