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  • The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Timesby John Hannavy

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    Through a collection of coloured holiday photographs covering all the major - and several minor - resorts around England's coast, linked to selected written commentaries from Charles Dickens and many others, this book celebrates the heyday of the seaside holiday. more...

  • Britain's Working Coast in Victorian and Edwardian Timesby John Hannavy

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    The coastline of Victorian and Edwardian Britain provided beauty, isolation, entertainment, and the venue for most people's holidays. But it was also a thriving center of industry - shipbuilding and fishing, plus the numerous trades associated with dockyards, coastal transport and the leisure industry. This book travels around Britain's coast - clockwise... more...

  • Peat and Peat Cuttingby Ian Rotherham

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    For thousands of years peat was the main fuel that that warmed houses all over the British Isles, and the mark of the peat cutter is written deep in the landscape. This book is a celebration of a cultural history that extended from the Iron Age to the twentieth century. It tells the story of the use of peat for fuel in the British Isles, and the people... more...

  • Never to Returnby Hampton Creer

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The remarkable story of Manx prisoners sent to the penal colonies during the 18th and 19th Centuries. The stories of their trials and subsequent journeys to Australia and Tasmania is remarkable, and this book throws open a window on to a part of Manx life that has long since been forgotten. Hampton Creer's thorough research turns this tragic story... more...

  • The Ellan Vannin Storyby Richard Stafford

    Manx Heritage Foundation 2011; US$ 8.99

    The SS Ellan Vannin sank on 3rd December 1909, approaching the Mersey in hurricane force winds and giant seas. All 35 passengers and crew were lost, and it was a national tragedy for the Isle of Man. This riveting account of the event and the circumstances leading up to, examines all the theories about the disaster, as well as the many bizarre coincidences... more...

  • A History of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 10.44

    A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are... more...

  • Slum Travelersby Ellen Ross

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 60.00

    Late-nineteenth-century Britain saw the privileged classes forsake society balls and gatherings to turn their considerable resources to investigating and relieving poverty. By the 1890s at least half a million women were involved in philanthropy, particularly in London. Slum Travelers, edited, annotated, and with a superb introduction by Ellen Ross,... more...

  • Edinburghby Michael Fry

    Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 16.35

    The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, said that Edinburgh was the most beautiful city in Europe. Like some other great cities it is set on seven hills. But only one of these, Rome, rivals Edinburgh in matching the beauty of its setting with the stateliness of its buildings. A romantic landscape of sea and hills, broad vistas and hidden corners... more...

  • The Correspondence of Lord Acton and Richard Simpson: Volume 3by Josef L. Altholz; Damian McElrath; James C. Holland

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 47.00

    Lord Acton (1834?1902) and Richard Simpson (1820?76) were the principal figures in the Liberal Catholic movement of nineteenth-century England. more...

  • International Government Finance and the Amsterdam Capital Market, 1740?1815by James Riley

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 42.00

    This book reconstructs and surveys the international credit structure's principal effects on the European and especially the Dutch economies. more...