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  • Cross Countryby Peter Ashley

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00

    In Cross Country photographer and author Peter Ashley unleashes his passion for Blighty. He takes us on an enlightening jaunt that encompasses many of England’s most loved regions. His love of buildings and landscape extends far beyond architecture in picturesque surroundings. By combining personal reminiscence and an ear for intriguing anecdote,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

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

  • The Archaeology of a Great Estateby Nicola Bannister; John Barnatt

    Windgather Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak in microcosm. Its landscapes are diverse and contain many exceptional features including archaeological earthworks of medieval open fields and... more...

  • Stourheadby Annie Bullen

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2014; US$ 9.99

    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 of woodland,... more...

  • The Countryside Idealby Michael Bunce

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 79.95

    `God made the country, man made the town.' William Cowper's words, written two centuries ago, underline an idealisation of rural life and landscape which persists to this day. What are the main historical processes and ideas underlying the continuing attachment to the countryside? How have these shaped popular values and lifestyles influenced artistic... 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...

  • Wild Voicesby Mike Cawthorne

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 9.99

    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer - Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena Farre - who has left behind the trace of his or her own experience of these isolated hills, glens, streams or lochs. Travelling in time as well... more...

  • The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britainby Andrew Cobbing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially fascinated by the extent of British political and commercial... more...

  • Castles in Medieval Societyby Charles L. H. Coulson

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 84.99

    The image of a medieval castle perched on a hill is a familiar one, but do we really know what castles were for? 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. Going back to the original sources, he proposes a new and more subtle understanding... more...

  • Educating Peterby Tom Cox

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    Peter's mum and dad are worried. Over the last twelve months they've noticed ferocious changes taking place in their son. It's not just the mumbling and the cloud of melancholy that seems to hover permanently over his ever-more-militant mop of curly hair. It's not even the oversized trousers or the numerous metal chains that hang off them. The problem... more...