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  • Attack of the Killer Facts!by Eric Gryzymokowski

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95

    Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed! The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries. Factoid Attack: Galaxy at risk! Intelligent life in short supply! In 1961, Astronomer Frank Drake estimated the number of probable intelligent... more...

  • The Coast Roadby Paul Gogarty

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.02

    Winner of the 'Travel Narrative Book of the Year' in 2005 by the British Guild of Travel Writers (BGTW), 'The Coast Road' presents an idiosyncratic and illuminating snapshot of England and what it is to be English today. In this travelogue, award-winning writer Paul Gogarty travels 3,000 miles in a motorhome, exploring intimate coastal communities... more...

  • Crap Days Outby Gareth Rubin; Jon Parker

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    From Land's End to John O'Groats, this Sceptred Isle is riddled with what are laughably referred to as 'attractions'. Rubbish tourism is a proud British tradition, and from Stonehenge to Madam Tussaud's, Shakespeare's birthplace to the Harry Potter Tour, and model villages to a museum dedicated to pencils, Crap Days Out is the quintessential collection... more...

  • Cross Countryby Peter Ashley

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    In Cross Country photographer and author Peter Ashley unleashes his passion for Blighty. He takes us on an enlightening jaunt that encompasses many of England’s most loved regions. His love of buildings and landscape extends far beyond architecture in picturesque surroundings. By combining personal reminiscence and an ear for intriguing anecdote,... more...

  • Deeds that Won the Empireby William Henry Fitchett

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at some of the most famous and important battles in the history of the British Empire. more...

  • Educating Peterby Tom Cox

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.98

    Peter's mum and dad are worried. Over the last twelve months they've noticed ferocious changes taking place in their son. It's not just the mumbling and the cloud of melancholy that seems to hover permanently over his ever-more-militant mop of curly hair. It's not even the oversized trousers or the numerous metal chains that hang off them. The problem... more...

  • English Hoursby Henry James

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Spring was already in the air, in the town; there was no rain but there was still less sun - one wondered what had become of it, on this side of the world - and the grey mildness, shading away into black at any pretext, appeared in itself a promise.'_x000D__x000D_Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the... more...

  • Happy and Gloriousby Michael I Wilson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects - a conflict in which he was finally forced to put aside his crown and make way for his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. Less... more...

  • History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914 Answersby Bob Pace

    Galore Park 2014; US$ 20.78

    This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying textbook History for Common Entrance: Britain and Empire 1750-1914, which ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Britain and Empire' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. - Corresponds to chronological order of textbook. - Features example answers for marking... more...

  • A History of English Field Namesby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...