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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...

  • 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...

  • Isolarionby James Attlee

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Through the centuries, people from all walks of life have heard the siren call of a pilgrimage, the lure to journey away from the familiar in search of understanding. But is a pilgrimage even possible these days for city-dwellers enmeshed in the pressures of work and family life? Or is there a way to be a pilgrim without leaving one’s... 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...

  • Londonby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.75

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in London 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...

  • 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...

  • Border Liberties and Loyaltiesby Matthew L. Holford; Keith J. Stringer

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 152.00

    This book examines the organisation of power and society in north-east England over two crucial centuries in the emergence of the English 'state'. England is usually regarded as medieval Europe's most centralised kingdom, yet the North-East was dominated by liberties - largely self-governing jurisdictions - that greatly restricted the English... more...