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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 63.14

    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...

  • Manchester in the Great Warby Joseph O'Neil

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.50

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Manchester were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 16.95

    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...