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  • Guilty but Insaneby James W. Taylor

    Mercier Press 2016; US$ 14.50

    John Bowen-Colthurst, an Irishman in the British Army, became notorious for having six unarmed civilians shot during the 1916 Rising. Was the 'guilty but insane' verdict of his court martial a cover-up by the British Army? more...

  • The Swordfish and the Starby Gavin Knight

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. In The Swordfish and the Star Gavin Knight takes us into this huddle of grey roofs at the edge of the sea. He catches the stories of a whole community, but especially those still working this last frontier: the Cornish fishermen. These are the dreamers and fighters who every day prepare... more...

  • Lakelandby Hunter Davies

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    One of Britain's best-loved writers celebrates one of England's best-loved and loveliest regions, in well-chosen words and images. more...

  • Cols and Passes of the British Islesby Graham Robb

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    A col is the lowest point on the saddle between two mountains. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles. Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been crossed. Dozens were lost by the Ordnance Survey and are recorded only in ballads or monastic... more...

  • Language Between Description and Prescriptionby Lieselotte Anderwald

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Based on 258 English grammar books, Language Between Description and Prescription investigates nineteenth-century grammar writing relating to actual language change, especially in the verb phrase. Lieselotte Andewald proposes that not all changes were noticed in the first place, and those that were noticed were not necessarily criticized. The book... more...

  • Six Queensby Suzannah Lipscomb

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.57

    The stories of the lives and fates of the six wives of King Henry VIII. more...

  • The Ludicrous Laws of Old Londonby Nigel Cawthorne

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; Not Available

    London abounds with all manner of ludicrous laws, and not all of these curious statutes have been relegated to the past. Despite the efforts of the Law Commission there are medieval laws that are still in force, and the City of London and its livery companies have their own legal oddities. Laws are made in the capital because parliament is here; so... more...

  • The Long Weekendby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during... more...

  • A Walk in the Parkby Travis Elborough

    Random House 2016; US$ 26.78

    Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there ? and that they always will. In fact, the roots of even the most humble neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty. From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds to their modern incarnation as public spaces... more...

  • Undercoverby Joe Carter

    Random House 2016; US$ 18.32

    Twenty years undercover - one man's true story of life as an undercover cop. A must-read for fans of Donnie Brasco. For over 20 years Joe Carter has worked for the police as an undercover cop. He travelled the globe on different passports. He fraternised with thieves, international drugs and arms dealers. He worked alongside the most dangerous... more...