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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Past in Contemporary Society: Then, Nowby Peter Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ideas of Landscapeby Matthew Johnson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 117.95

    Ideas of Landscape discusses the current theory and practice of landscape archaeology and offers an alternative agenda for landscape archaeology that maps more closely onto the established empirical strengths of landscape study and has more contemporary relevance. The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology Takes as its... more...

  • Conservation in the Age of Consensusby John Pendlebury

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    This new text on the subject of conservation in the built environment provides a unique holistic view on the understanding of the practice of conservation connecting it with wider societal and political forces. UK practice is used as a means, along with international examples, for bringing together a real understanding of practice with a social science... more...

  • Shadow Sitesby Kitty Hauser

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 179.99

    In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations... more...

  • Coastingby Jonathan Raban

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he?s sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England. In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, the bestselling author of Bad Land turns that voyage?which coincided with the Falklands war of 1982-into an occasion for meditations... more...

  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Britainby David Kemp

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 19.99

    Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. more...

  • A Dictionary of British Place-Namesby A. D. Mills

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone... more...