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  • The British Government and the City of London in the Twentieth Centuryby Ranald Michie; Philip Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Historical assessment of recent relations between the British Government and the City of London. more...

  • Somersetby Muriel Searle

    Intellect 2002; US$ 20.00

    Somerset is a county of contrasts. Flat moors hiding fascinating evidence of the lives of centuries past lying beside abrupt hills cleft by nature into crannies and caves. Somerset has seen both the first flickering light of Christianity and the darkness of a war where men fought their own neighbours. World-famous prosperous industries exist in the... more...

  • In Search of Secret Suffolkby Robert Leader

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 16.95

    In this work exploring the heritage and landscape of Suffolk, the author follows the course of each of Suffolk's rivers and looks at the towns, villages, stately homes and churches that grew up in their valleys. He also charts the medieval history and tradition of the once great abbeys, castles and guildhalls. more...

  • Thamesby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...

  • CultureShock! Londonby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 11.17

    CultureShock! London is the all-essential guide designed to immerse you in the real London. Full of practical information and settling-in tips, this book will help make your stay in this vibrant city as smooth as possible. Find out how to choose the right accommodation, the most effective way to get around the busy roads, and how you can do your banking... more...

  • Excavations on St Patrick’s Isle, Isle of Man, 1989-1992by David Freke

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 160.00

    The excavations on St Patrick’s Isle have been the subject of over forty published articles and numerous radio and television broadcasts. However, this text is the first to provide such a detailed and comprehensive report of this ambitious and fascinating project. more...

  • Locating Privacy in Tudor Londonby Lena Cowen Orlin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 33.99

    Lena Orlin paints a dense picture of everyday life in Renaissance England, with an emphasis on personal privacy, the built environment, and the life story of a remarkable undiscovered woman - merchant's wife and mother of four, Alice Barnham - with a central role in some of the most important untold stories of sixteenth-century women. - ;Locating... more...

  • Diversity and Difference in Early Modern Londonby Jacob Selwood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Making Differences investigates multiculturalism in London during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as developing notions of Englishness. Rather than relying upon literary or theatrical representations, the study emphasizes day-to-day practice, drawing upon petitions, government records, guild minute books and economic and taxation disputes,... more...

  • Frommer's Cornwall Day By Dayby Sue Viccars

    Wiley 2010; US$ 12.99

    Cornwall day by day is the perfect pocket guide book for independent travellers providing a practical, colourful format with useful, clear maps and expertly designed tours. The guide highlights the must-see places in the region and offers knowledgeable opinion on where to stay, eat and shop. Includes: Special Interest Tours to the Arts & Crafts,... more...

  • Thinking Northernby Christoph Ehland

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 126.00

    Thinking Northern offers new approaches to the processes of identity formation which are taking place in the diverse fields of cultural, economic and social activity in contemporary Britain. The essays collected in this volume discuss the changing physiognomy of Northern England and provide a mosaic of recent thought and new critical thinking about... more...