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- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 12.99
An expanded version of the best-selling Dictionary of English Place-Names, this dictionary now also covers Scottish, Welsh, and Irish place-names. From Abbas Combe to Zennor it gives the meaning and origin of over 15,000 British place-names. more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99
Josie Dew's love of cycling has taken her across the world, travelling everywhere from Japan and Mexico to Iceland, India and Algeria. In her latest book, she sets off on another quirky and riotous ride, choosing to circumnavigate the coastline of the British Isles. And she discovers that her homeland can be as surprising and full of incident as anywhere... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.50
After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47
This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors. more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99
A classic book, which gives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section contains brief accounts of every major engagement of the campaign concerned, with tables showing the casualties -... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.99
A Grim Almanac of Shropshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 macabre moments from the county?s past. Featured here are such diverse tales as mining disasters, suicides, miscarriages of justice, axe murders, executions and tragic accidents, including the Meadow Pit Mining Tragedy of 1810, when four men suffocated from sulphur fumes after the pit caught... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2001; US$ 5.99
In late February 1994, Andrew Gurr was persuing the appointments pages of the Sunday Times when an advert caught his eye: 'Wanted: Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government'. Intrigued, he decided to follow it up? Nobody was more surprised than Andrew when, a few months later, he was offered the position. There followed five remarkable years... more...
- The History Press 2007; US$ 22.96
From quadrangular castles to shell keeps, garderobes and gargoyles to tournaments, and anarchy to zig-zag moulding, this detailed A to Z reference book, with its lavish illustrations, index of castles and lists of addresses and further reading, is essenti more...