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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Narrowboat Dreamsby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 10.99

    "At home, I’m a cantankerous old git. On the boat, after a week’s cruising, I’m just a cantankerous old git with dirty hair."Steve Haywood has a problem. He doesn’t know where he comes from. In the south, people think he’s a northerner; in the north, they think he’s from the south. Judged against global warming... more...

  • One Man and a Narrowboatby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 11.99

    If I’d really been serious about getting to grips with my mid-life crisis, then I’d have been better opting for a course of therapy than going off travelling. Or if I had to travel, I’d have been better opting for somewhere warm with a beach…'In an attempt to get to grips with a BIG birthday, Steve sets out from Oxford to explore... 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...

  • Landscape and Englishnessby David Matless

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 27.00

    Landscape has been central to definitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body. Landscape and Englishness is extensively... more...

  • Geographies of Englandby Alan R. H. Baker; Mark Billinge

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    This 2004 book examines the history of the concept of a North-South divide in England during the last millennium. more...