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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The depths below are hot, warmer than the surface, and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting... more...
- Edhasa 2012; US$ 14.67
Desde su creación en el siglo I, tras la conquista romana de Britania, Londinium ha sido un enclave fundamental para el desarrollo económico, político y cultural de Occidente, auténtico crisol de culturas, y con el paso de los años ha sabido crear una rica mitología propia que ha marcado profundamente a sus habitantes. Peter Ackroyd, uno de los mayores... more...
- SPCK 2009; US$ 11.65
David Adam has been captivated by the beauty, wonder and holiness of Lindisfarne since first glimpsing its fairytale castle from the train as a young boy. In this absorbing volume, he shows the island?s human face, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have responded to trial, tribulation and triumph in the course of a long and vibrant history.... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 26.24
Northumbria was one of the great kingdoms of Britain in the Dark Ages, enduring longer than the Roman Empire. Yet is has been all but fogotten. This book puts Northumbria back in its rightful place, at the heart of British history. From the impregnable fastness of Bamburgh Castle, the kings of Northumbria rules a vast area, and held sway as High Kings... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Devon & Cornwall will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's... more...
- Pickering & Chatto Publishers 2010; US$ 99.00
Major General Orde Wingate (1903-1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. Anglim's biography fills a significant void in the literature, making extensive use of Wingate's papers to place him firmly in the context of the British army of the time. more...
- Crowood 2011; US$ 16.03
George Ashurst served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, taking part in First Ypres, Gallipoli and the Somme, and enduring months of trench warfare on the Western Front, making numerous grim and dangerous patrols into no man's land. His memoirs vividly reveal the reality of life in the trenches and the feelings of those who had to suffer it. Ashurst was... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00
Through the centuries, people from all walks of life have heard the siren call of a pilgrimage, the lure to journey away from the familiar in search of understanding. But is a pilgrimage even possible these days for city-dwellers enmeshed in the pressures of work and family life? Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one’s... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 145.00
This book gives an account of the refashioning of ideas about national character in late Victorian Culture, with a wide reference to Literature and Popular Culture around the time of the Boer War, and a particular scrutiny of images of the soldier. In specific images, narratives and motifs, the book highlights dynamic tensions, between the external... more...