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  • A Little Piece of England - My Adventures as Chief Executive of The Falkland Islandsby Andrew Gurr

    John Blake Publishing 2001; US$ 13.11

    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...

  • Oxburgh Hallby Anna Forrest

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    From being partly gutted by fire during the Civil War to facing the threat of demolition: although now a beautiful and romantic manor, Oxburgh Hall has a long and often tumultuous history. But this guidebook is not just about a building: it is about the Bedingfeld family, who have lived in and been loyal to Oxburgh since it was first built in 1482.... 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...

  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Britainby David Kemp

    Dundurn 1992; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Railwayby Andrew Dow

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 39.99

    Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today,... 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...

  • Stourheadby Annie Bullen

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 6.99

    First opened in the 1740s, Stourhead has captivated visitors for centuries – on opening, one magazine even described it as a ‘living work of art’. This guidebook shows why, exploring the Palladian mansion, housing a picture collection so large it required a new room to be built, to its world-famous landscape garden, to the 2,000 acres... more...

  • Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Walesby Lise Hull

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts... more...

  • Abbeys and Prioriesby Janet Burton; Karen Stober

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 150.00

    A complete illustrated and scholarly guide to the religious houses of medieval Wales, from the Norman Conquest to the Dissolution of the Monasteries. more...

  • The Beauty And The Sorrowby Peter Englund

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyday aspects of war: not only the tragedy and horror, but also the absurdity, monotony and... more...