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  • The Islands that Roofed the Worldby Mary Withall

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 8.95

    The Slate Islands lie off the west coast of Argyll. Slate has been taken from these shores from their earliest recorded history and the richness and quality of the deposits meant that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries slate quarrying was one of the most important industries in Scotland.The Breadalbane family owned the land of Easdale and its... 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...

  • Sissinghurstby Vita Sackville-West; Sarah Raven

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, the British poet, bestselling author of All Passion Spent and maker of Sissinghurst, wrote a weekly column in the Observer depicting her life at Sissinghurst, showing her to be one of the most visionary horticulturalists of the twentieth-century. With wonderful additions by Sarah Raven, a famous British... more...

  • Londonopolisby Martin Latham; Joe McLaren

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 13.11

    This curious history of London whisks you down the rabbit hole and into the warren of backstreets, landmarks, cemeteries, palaces, markets, museums and secret gardens of the great metropolis. Meet the cockneys, politicians, fairies, philosophers, gangsters and royalty that populate the city, their stories becoming curiouser and curiouser as layers... more...

  • The Greatest Knightby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England?s most celebrated knight, William Marshal?providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it. Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one... more...

  • The Highland Furiesby Victoria Schofield

    Quercus 2014; US$ 16.99

    As the oldest of the Highland Regiments, The Black Watch has an enviable roster of Battle Honors and a mystique born of repeated service on behalf of King, Queen and country. On the strength of her acclaimed biography of Field Marshal Earl Wavell, the regimental trustees commissioned Victoria Schofield to write this, the first volume of her magisterial... more...

  • Horse Racing in Britain and Irelandby Anne Holland

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Historian and experienced rider Anne Holland explores the history of horse racing, from the horses and jockeys, the history and racecourses, to betting and race-goers. The "Sport of Kings," racing dates back to contests between chariots at the ancient Olympics. Racing came to Britain with the Romans, and its popularity, particularly among the elite,... more...

  • Prefab Homesby Elisabeth Blanchet

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and heating... more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...