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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 56.02

    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...

  • Chester in the Great Warby Susan Chambers

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...

  • English Villageby Martin Wainwright

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This title celebrates what is unique and loved about a typical village - the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more - as well as explores how the village has changed over the centuries. more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly Landmark Visitors Guideby Rita Tregellas Pope

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    Area-by-area tours highlight in-town sights and attractions, including art galleries, museums, historic buildings and churches. They also lead you out into the countryside, with recommended stops en route. Colorful call-out boxes reveal tidbits of the area?s local culture, interesting sidelights on how the landscape has been shaped and other details... more...

  • Frontier Countryby Mooney & Harris

    Thorogood Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris walk all the way round the borders of Essex, exploring the land, rivers and seaboard, and discovering the people and surprises of Essex's frontier country. more...

  • Letters from Londonby Julian Barnes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    With brilliant wit, idiosyncratic intelligence, and a bold grasp of intricate political realities, the celebrated author of Flaubert's Parrot turns his satiric glance homeward to England, in a sparkling collection of essays that illustrates the infinite variety of contemporary London life. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The House in Franceby Gully Wells

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter?s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather?Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher?and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything. Gully Wells takes us into the heart of London?s... more...

  • Autonomy and Communityby Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 44.00

    An illustration of personal and collective freedom in a medieval locality, that of Havering, Essex. more...

  • A Rural Society after the Black Deathby L. R. Poos

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00

    This is a study of rural social structure in the county of Essex between 1350 and 1500. more...

  • Little Boat Big Oceanby Alan Rush

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 7.29

    This is the true account of a young man's journey, sailing his 21 foot, wooden boat single-handed over 7,000 miles. Over a period of seven years, he set off from British Columbia in the spring of 1979 and sailed first to San Francisco, then the Hawaiian Islands and on to a remote Pacific coral atoll called Fanning Island. It was here that he was... more...