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  • How to Live and Work in the UKby Matthew Collins; Nicky Barclay

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    This essential handbook is for anyone wishing to enter the UK to work, study, settle, join their family, or visit - and who wants to remain in the UK indefinitely. It is ideal for students, would-be immigrants to the UK, HR professionals, and expats. It will help them to identify which visa category is applicable to them, and will prepare them for... more...

  • Everyman's Englandby Victor Canning

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 11.99

    Recollected observations of England between World War I and II   In this series of pen?portraits of England, commissioned by the Daily Mail in the 1930s, the pattern and color of the "great fabric of English life" from Cumberland to Cornwall is vividly conjured. The heartwarming, humorous, and often irreverent observations of sleepy villages,... more...

  • One Man and His Narrowboatby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale 2009; US$ 9.99

    Escaping a mid-life crisis, Steve Haywood celebrates his birthday with a trip through England's canals   In an attempt to get to grips with a big birthday, author Steve Haywood sets out from Oxford to explore what makes the English, well, so English. His quirky humor is inspired by Tom Rolt, who took to the canals on a similar journey immortalized... more...

  • 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...

  • Two Feet, Four Pawsby Spud Talbot-Ponsonby

    Summersdale 2009; US$ 9.99

    The heart-warming tale of one dog and her owner, who face daily physical and mental challenges with a sense of humor and determination as the walk the entire coastline of Britain   Take one headstrong dog and a feisty young woman, and send them off on a walk for the equivalent distance of London to Delhi. Tess the dog flirts outrageously with... 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 Grim Almanac of Shropshireby Samantha Lyon

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    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...

  • 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...