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- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65
In London: The Autobiography the life of the capital is told, for the first time, by those who made it and saw it at first hand. From Roman times to the 21st century, Londoners and visitors to the city have recounted the extraordinary events, everyday life and character of this unique and influential city - from politics, culture, sport, religion,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28
"Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11
The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
The Great Fire of London was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in Western Europe. Although detailed fire precautions and firefighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, and 44 of the City of London's great livery halls. The great fire of 1666 closely followed by the great plague of... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65
Do you remember playing in streets free of traffic? Dancing to the Beatles? Watching a man land on the Moon on TV? Waking up to ice on the inside of the windows? If the answer is yes, then the chances are that you were a child in the 1960s. This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in the East End during the Swinging Sixties.... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Trying to make the guards laugh at Buckingham Palace. Touring the Tower of London. Shopping in the flea markets of Camden and Notting Hill. These are but a few of the activities that would make up the perfect London vacation. It?s a trip everyone should take?but until you can, there?s Greetings from London ! This unique book offers an introduction... more...
- Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 14.99
Welcome to London, Oxford, and Cambridge?Let?s Go style. Discover some of the best-kept culinary secrets in London?s West End. Pay a visit to Oxford, whose halls have churned out the likes of WH Auden and Albert Einstein, or Emma Thompson?s alma mater, Cambridge, where the student?not the tourist?is king. Whether you?re visiting for a summer or a... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 14.57
Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography of Hazel tells the story the pictures cannot: ow a girl from boomtown Chicago became one of the most stylish society hostesses in London, and turned her husband's... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11
Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the... more...