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  • His Invention So Fertileby Adrian Tinniswood

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    In His Invention So Fertile, Adrian Tinniswood offers the first biography of Christopher Wren in a generation. It is a book that reveals the full depth of Wren's multifaceted genius, not only as one of the greatest architects who ever lived--the designer of St. Paul's Cathedral--but as an influential seventeenth-century scientist. Tinniswood writes... more...

  • The Verneysby Adrian Tinniswood

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 26.00

    More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA more...

  • Pirates of Barbaryby Adrian Tinniswood

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 26.95

    The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" ( New York Times ) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century. If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pirating as a romantic way of life long gone. But nothing is further from the truth. Pirates have existed since the invention... more...

  • The Verneysby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.42

    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In this extraordinary saga, Adrian Tinniswood draws on tens of thousands of letters, which survived by chance in an attic, to reveal the remarkable world of the Verneys, a family of Buckinghamshire gentry in the seventeenth century. Here is Edmund Verney, Charles I's standard bearer... more...

  • By Permission Of Heavenby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.86

    There had, of course, been other fires, Four Hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours on 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane.... more...

  • His Invention So Fertileby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.86

    Christopher Wren (1632-1723) was the greatest architect Britain has ever known. But he was more than that. A founder of the Royal Society, he mapped the moon and the stars, investigated the problem of longitude and the rings of Saturn, and carried out groundbreaking experiments into the circulation of the blood. His observations on comets, meteorology... more...

  • Pirates Of Barbaryby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.41

    From the coast of Southern Europe to Morocco and the Ottoman states of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli, Christian and Muslim seafarers met in bustling ports to swap religions, to battle and to trade goods and sales - raiding as far as Ireland and Iceland in search of their human currency.Studying the origins of these men, their culture and practices,... more...

  • The Rainborowesby Adrian Tinniswood

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 28.99

    The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters... more...

  • The Rainborowesby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2013; US$ 36.07

    The Rainborowes bridges two generations and two worlds, weaving together the lives of the Rainborowe clan as they struggle to forge a better life for themselves and a better future for humankind in the New World. Starting with William Rainborowe, a prominent merchant-mariner and shipmaster, and his equally formidable sons and daughters... more...

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