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  • Too Narrow to Swing a Catby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale 2011; US$ 9.99

    One man and his cat travel the canals of England   Steve Haywood has a new member of crew aboard his narrowboat, Justice—but maybe not the kind he'd have wanted if he'd known the trouble she'd cause. Kit, an untidy bundle of fur with all the attitude you would expect from a "sarf Lunnun" cat, joins Steve as he cruises the waterways on a mission... more...

  • Circle Lineby Meyric Steffan Hughes

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    "Magic, to a sailor, is harnessing the wind – getting something for nothing – the surprise of a gust, the boon of a side-wind and the trial of a headwind and best of all, the moment when a change in direction means turning away from the head seas and wind and running down the wind in a new warm silence."In 1969, man flew to the... more...

  • Walking the County High Points of Englandby David Bathurtt

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99

    From Dark Peak on the Pennine Way in Derbyshire to the misty Malverns in Worcestershire and Milk Hill on the Mid-Wilts Way, walking the county high points provides the perfect opportunity for ramblers to experience the English countryside.An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this unique companion to the country’s... more...

  • 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...

  • The Companion to Castlesby Stephen Friar

    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...

  • The Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeysby Stephen Friar

    The History Press 2007; US$ 22.96

    This companion is lavishly illustrated and has an index, lists of addresses and further reading, making it the complete reference work for anyone interested in abbeys and cathedrals more...

  • Life in Medieval Landscapesby Sam Turner; Bob Silvester

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 30.00

    Life in Medieval Landscapes presents new studies on key themes in the economic and social history of the medieval landscape. The book draws together papers by medieval historians and archaeologists, with contributions by leading scholars in each field. The first part explores the nature of landscape regions in Britain and Ireland. Chapters explore... more...

  • No Fixed Abodeby Phil Harwood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating... more...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles Coulson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 74.25

    In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. He demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly military in their function, showing how this was simply one aspect of a more complicated whole. He sets out to recreate the... 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...