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  • Diana - A Closely Guarded Secretby Ken Wharfe; Robert Jobson

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account contradicts many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess and... more...

  • A Visitor's Guide to Victorian Englandby Michelle Higgs

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 8.99

    Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport - and everything in between! HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of... more...

  • Lord Salisbury on Politicsby Paul Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32

    A selection of Lord Salisbury's articles in the Quarterly Review. more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...

  • Trying To Please: A Memoirby John Julius Norwich

    Axios Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have... more...

  • The Lady in the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    BONUS: This edition contains a The Lady in the Tower  discussion guide and an excerpt from Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn. Nearly five hundred years after her violent death, Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry VIII, remains one of the world's most fascinating, controversial, and tragic heroines. Now acclaimed historian and bestselling author Alison Weir... more...

  • Daily Life in Chaucer's Englandby Jeffrey L. Forgeng; Sarah Kolba; Will Mclean

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers... more...

  • Nella Last in the 1950sby Patricia Malcolmson; Robert Malcolmson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the... more...

  • The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literatureby Siān Echard

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 70.00

    King Arthur's stories survive in many genres, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays highlights different aspects of that tradition. more...

  • Bloody British History Shrewsburyby Dorothy Nicolle

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Death to them all! The story of Shrewsbury Castle, where an entire garrison was executed. The true story of the Three-Hour Battle which left over 6,000 men dead or dying. The admiral who used his enemies' heads as evidence. The tightrope artiste who dived to his death. Weird by true! how Gullet Passage and Grope Lane got their names! This book tells... more...