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  • Change in the Villageby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Writer and tradesman George Sturt spent most of his life living and working in his ancestral village, Farnham, located in pastoral southeast England. With the advent of the twentieth century and its attendant luxuries and technologies, Sturt noticed changes creeping into a place where traditions and ways of life had remained largely unchanged for hundreds... more...

  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • Rambles Beyond Railwaysby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the... more...

  • Memoirs of a Surrey Labourerby George Sturt

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Despite its humble premise and subject, George Sturt's Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer offers profound insight into a bygone time through the fascinating character of Frederick Bettesworth, a groundskeeper who despite harsh circumstances and little means was afforded a place of respect in his village. The book brings together a series of vignettes... more...

  • Crewe in the Great Warby Peter Ollerhad

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Along with most of the United Kingdom the railway town of Crewe was affected in many ways during the four years of the Great War. The struggle brokered conflict and co-operation in this industrial community planted in the rural acres of Cheshire by the Gr more...

  • York in the Great Warby Karyn Burnham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    The Great War touched every single town and city in Britain, barely a community escaped unscathed and the city of York was no different. Despite a long and tumultuous history, the seemingly brief period between 1914 and 1918 left as indelible a mark on York and its people as any period in the preceding millennium. Karyn Burnham explores what everyday... more...

  • Coventry in the Great Warby Leonard Markham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    During World War One, the city of Coventry was a powerhouse that kept the barrels loaded and the engines of war purring. An industrial giant, Coventry produced munitions by the million and built tanks, aircraft and fighting vehicles of every description. It never slept. Coventry in the Great War commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict... more...

  • Tea & Antipathyby Anita Miller

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tea & Antipathy is a delightfully hilarious and true account of one American family?s summer in the posh London neighborhood of Knightsbridge in 1965. Capturing the helpless feeling that living in a foreign city often brings, the book recounts how the Millers met a wide variety of memorable characters from all social classes, including Mrs. Grail... more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • Die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man ? mit Schwerpunkt im Wirtschaftsrecht, verglichen mit dem englischen Rechtby Matthias Zillmer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 61.14

    Das Werk untersucht die Rechtsordnung der Isle of Man, einer Insel in der irischen See mit ca. 85.000 Einwohnern. Sie ist weder Teil der Europäischen Union noch des UK, wohl aber der British Isles. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsrecht, das mit demjenigen Englands verglichen wird. Verbreitete Ansichten über dieses von der... more...