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  • Crap Days Outby Gareth Rubin; Jon Parker

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Life on Marsby Stephen Lacey; Ruth McElroy

    University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 33.00

    This is the first full-length academic study of Life on Mars (and its successor, Ashes to Ashes), and seeks to account for the series’ innovative form and popular appeal. Paying attention to issues of genre and hybridity, the book examines televisual and cultural memory, press and reception contexts and analyses the ways in which both series represent... more...

  • Lincolnshire Villainsby Douglas Wynn

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    In the past, the east shore of Lincolnshire's long coastline was well adapted for smuggling and the rural quality of the county aided the transport and hiding of contraband goods. In addition to the pirates, coastal criminals and countryside rogues, there was also murder and mayhem aplenty in such cities as Lincoln, Grimsby, Boston and Stamford. Moreover,... 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$ 14.09

    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...

  • South and East England's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe... more...

  • North West England's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from North West England, including the Lake District and Hartside, High Cup Nick and Liverpool Pierhead - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and... more...

  • The Little Book of the 1950sby Stuart Hylton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies, scandals and characters galore, all packaged in an easily readable 'dip-in' format. We can see how major national and international events... more...

  • The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britainby Andrew Cobbing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially fascinated by the extent of British political and commercial... more...

  • Managing the Historic Rural Landscapeby Jane Grenville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...