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  • Gin Glorious Ginby Olivia Williams

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    Gin Glorious Gin is a vibrant cultural history of London seen through the prism of its most iconic drink. Leading the reader through the underbelly of the Georgian city via the Gin Craze, detouring through the Empire (with a G&T in hand), to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence... more...

  • Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century Londonby Tony Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards the female urban poor. Drawing on the archives of London's... more...

  • Gender Relations in Early Modern Englandby Laura Gowing

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This concise and accessible book explores the history of gender in England between 1500 and 1700. Amidst the political and religious disruptions of the Reformation and the Civil War, sexual difference and gender were matters of public debate and private contention. Laura Gowing provides unique insight into gender relations in a time of flux, through... more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2012; US$ 15.99

    Breverton's Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... more...

  • Rogue Bankingby Matthew Hollow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book reveals the variety of tactics that were employed by interwar fraudsters to conceal their underhand transactions and dupe the British public into handing over their money. more...

  • The English and Their Historyby Robert Tombs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    Robert Tombs?s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable... more...

  • The River Warby Winston Churchill

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. more...

  • The Ecclesiastical History of the English Peopleby The Venerable Bede; A. M. Sellar

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This masterpiece of medieval historical literature constitutes the first account of English history. Written in 731 AD by a Northumbrian monk, it chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. The Venerable Bede's account starts with the Roman invasion led by Julius Caesar in 55-54 BC and extends to the date of its completion. It profiles... more...

  • The Aran Islandsby J. M. Synge

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.95

    Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents. more...

  • Harry Worsfold (1839-1939)by Janet Hilderley

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In my grandparents? front parlour there hung a portrait of my great-grandfather, Harry Worsfold. His tales of old Surrey together with its ghosts and superstitions enthralled me. Close by lay the great family Bible. In this he entered the birth of each of his twelve children. Later he added their marriages and the arrival of his numerous grandchildren.... more...