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- Bitingduck Press 2007; US$ 9.95
Inspired by a children's geography primer, The Arrow Book of States , Starkey?s Book of States was conceived in response as a contemporary poetic atlas. Written over the course of several years, the collection includes fifty poems evoking the landscape or mood of each of the fifty states. In poetry which is by turns wistful and sardonic, comic... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 19.95
Shows what politically progressive creative writers were feeling in the wake of George W Bush's re-election. This book presents the work of essayists who look beyond the passions of the moment - the war in Iraq, the rallying of the Right around social issues, the Democrats' failure in 2004 - to the need for unity. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74
No one in history had a more eventful career in matrimony than Henry VIII. His marriages were daring and tumultuous, and made instant legends of six very different women. In this remarkable study, David Starkey argues that the king was not a depraved philanderer but someone seeking happiness -- and a son. Knowingly or not, he elevateda group of women... more...
- Biblioasis 2010; US$ 13.99
David Starkey's A Few Things You Should Know About the Weasel is a far-ranging and fearless collection, of great humour, intelligence and sympathy. Ranging through philosophy, art and history -- both global and domestic -- these poems skillfully chronicle the darkness that is our current age and condition, and the pinpricks of light thta may show... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 28.19
For the kings and queens of England, a trumpet fanfare or crash of cymbals could be as vital a weapon as a cannon. Showcasing a monarch?s power, prestige and taste, music has been the lifeblood of many a royal dynasty. From sacred choral works to soaring symphonies, Music and Monarchy looks at how England?s character was shaped by its music. To... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 15.99
'A soaring account of the months that transformed a messy feudal squabble into Magna Carta...his crisp storytelling, based around short chapters and rolling rhetoric, is extremely entertaining.' Dan Jones, Mail on Sunday 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good history is descriptive, narrative and analytical. This is good history.' Gerard DeGroot,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2008; US$ 7.31
To coincide with the Channel 4 series to be aired at the end of this year ? David Starkey's ?Monarchy? charts the rise of the British monarchy from the War of the Roses, the English Civil War and the Georgians, right up until the present day monarchs of the 20th Century. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.54
From one of our finest historians comes an outstanding exploration of the British monarchy from the retreat of the Romans up until the modern day. This compendium volume of two earlier books is fully revised and updated. more...