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  • Fashion in the 1940sby Jayne Shrimpton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    This book reveals the impact of wartime on British fashion, how a spirit of utility, make-do and mend unleashed a whole new creativity among Britain's women starved of high fashion by rationing. Many of these home dressmakers copied the high-end looks. Women doing war work created new street fashion looks. It also shows how world war shifted the centre... more...

  • Walking the Borderby Ian Crofton

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 2013 Ian Crofton undertook a journey he had been pondering for years: a walk along the Border between Scotland and England. It would be an exploration both of his own identity – not quite Scottish, not quite English – and of a largely unexplored stretch of country. Apart from the line marked on the map, the route is not obvious. For much of its... more...

  • Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolutionby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ending with the deposition and flight... more...

  • The Last Armadaby Des Ekin

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03

    Kinsale, Ireland: Christmas Eve, 1601 As thunder crashes and lightning rakes the sky, three very different commanders line up for a battle that will decide the fate of a nation. General Juan del Águila has been sprung from a prison cell to command the last great Spanish Armada. Its mission: to seize a bridgehead in Queen Elizabeth's territory... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan... more...

  • The Women's Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920sby Christine Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their... more...

  • Eamonn Ceanntby Mary Gallagher

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The son of a Head Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, by the age of twenty-five, Éamonn Ceannt was married with a young son. He played the uilleann pipes and was passionate about the Irish language. His commitment to a politically independent, Gaelic-speaking Ireland led him from the classrooms of the Gaelic League to the National Council... more...

  • An Empire on the Edgeby Nick Bunker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent.   In this powerful but fair-minded narrative, British author Nick Bunker tells the story... more...

  • Common Peopleby Alison Light

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize 'A remarkable achievement ...should become a classic .' - Margaret Drabble ' Light writes beautifully ...Common People is part memoir, part thrilling social history of the England of the Industrial Revolution, but above all a work of quiet poetry and insight into human behaviour . It is... more...

  • Civil War: The History of England Volume 3by Peter Ackroyd

    Pan Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 25.45

    In Civil War , Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II. The Stuart dynasty brought together the two nations... more...