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  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Britainby David Kemp

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 7.99

    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

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    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...

  • Slow Coast Homeby Josie Dew

    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...

  • The Kingdom by the Seaby Paul Theroux

    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 Landscape Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Englandby Nicholas J. Higham; Martin J. Ryan

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    The Anglo-Saxon period was crucial to the development of the English landscape, but is rarely studied. The essays here provide radical new interpretations of its development. more...

  • Afoot in Englandby William Henry Hudson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • Battle Honours of the British Army (1911)by C. B. Norman

    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...

  • Karen Brown's England, Wales & Scotlandby June Eveleigh Brown; Karen Brown

    Karen Brown's Guides, Inc. 2013; US$ 9.99

    A guide to England, Wales and Scotland that includes descriptions of places to stay as well as regional, countryside, driving itineraries. Personally researched, travelers trust Karen Brown and rely on her recommendations! more...

  • A Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    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...

  • Life in a Medieval Castleby Brian Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Life in a Medieval castle more...