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  • 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...

  • 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

    <div>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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Strange But Trueby Janet Lorimer

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Contents include: Skulls of Doom, Winchester Mystery House, What Lurks Beneath the Waves? And many more. more...

  • The Water Roadby Paul Gogarty

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.02

    The Water Road is the story of a four month circumnavigation by narrowboat of 'The Grand Cross', the name given to the inland waterway linking the Thames to the Humber, Severn and Mersey. Starting in London, Paul Gogarty follows a figure of eight through Britain's major cities and across the Pennines. Entering the world's most concentrated canal network... more...

  • Who Takes Britain To War?by James Gray; Mark Lomas QC

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The long-standing Parliamentary convention known as the 'Royal Perogative' has always allowed Prime Ministers to take the country to war without any formal approval by Parliament. The dramatic vote against any military strike on Syria on 29 August 2013 blew that convention wide open, and risks hampering Great Britain's role as a force for good in... more...