Gift Ideas: Books, Films and TV Programmes linked to Hatfield and related subjects

This section is an easy-reference compilation of the various books, films and TV programmes mentioned in this site, many with links to Copies of many of these works can usually be found in local libraries and archives (but that probably doesn't help if you're looking for a gift!). Also included are books, films and TV on some of the specialist areas featured on this website.



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Books on Hatfield

Sadly, many books on Hatfield are now out of print. Occasionally copies become available on Amazon Marketplace (a second hand book service operated by, and reference copies are available in libraries and archives.

Further information on the authors on books on Hatfield can be found in the feature: Historians of Hatfield.


An Artist's Impression – Sketches of Old Hatfield by Beresford Johnson by Brian G Lawrence


Bishop's Hatfield: Some Memories of its Past by Reverend Jocelyn James Antrobus


Hatfield: A Pictorial History by Sue Kirby and Richard J Busby


Richard J Busby also wrote: The Book of Welwyn


Hatfield and its People produced by the WEA


Hatfield and its People – A Short Picture History produced by the WEA


Hatfield at War by Brian G Lawrence


Hatfield's First New Town: The Story of a Hatfield Suburb 1848-1990 by Sue Kirby


Hatfield Voices from the '50s and '60s by Anne Burke and Mary Corbett and 'The Boom Time Group'


History of Elizabethan Hatfield 1558-1969 by Doctor Peter Wilfred Kingsford


Also wrote:

A Modern History of Brookmans Park 1700-1950

Gobions Estate, North Mymms, Hertfordshire

Mill Green Mill: A Short History and Guide by Sue Kirby


The Book of Hatfield by Robert Richardson

Also wrote: Bellringer Street (Crime fiction set in a disguised Old Hatfield). Please see below under Hatfield in Fiction for link.


Hatfield-related specialist interest books



Please click here to for links to Hatfield-related aviation books



Hatfield House and the Cecil Family

The Cecils of Hatfield House by David Cecil


The Cecils by David Loades


The Gardens at Hatfield House by Sue Snelling


Hatfield Family Histories and Miscellaneous

Family Story: The Drages of Hatfield by Charles Drage


Open and Local Justice: A History of Hatfield Petty Sessional Division by Victor J Mills and Elizabeth A Menzies


Hatfield Railways

The Hatfield, Luton & Dunstable Railway by G & S Woodward


The Hatfield and St Albans Branch of the Great Northern Railway by Roger D Taylor and Brian Anderson


Hatfield in Autobiographies

Samuel Pepys Diaires


Hatfield in Fiction

Further information on Hatfield in fiction can be found in the Claims to Fame page: Literature.



Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens


Mrs Lirriper's Lodger by Charles Dickens

(Please see under Mrs Lirriper's Legacy for omnibus edition link)


Mrs Lirriper's Legacy by Charles Dickens


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


Bellringer Street by Robert Richardson (Crime fiction set in a disguised Old Hatfield)


Natural History

The Natural History of the Oak Tree by David Streeter


British Oaks: A Concise Guide by Michael Tyler


Oak Tree (Looking at Lifecycles series) by Victoria Huseby


Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic Guide to Every Common Species by Paul Sterry


Larousse Field Guide to the Trees of Britain and Europe by David Sutton


Meetings with Remarkable Trees by Thomas Pakenham


Queenswood School

Queenswood: The First Sixty Years by H M Stafford


In Hortis Reginae by Nigel Watson



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