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  • Shadowsby Alan Barker

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 11.88

    In the early hours of 30 April 2003, twelve armed and uniformed officers accompanied by four plain-clothes detectives burst into Alan Barker's house. They stayed for hours, turning over rooms, seizing documents, impounding computers, files and anything else that interested them. The family were treated as terrorist suspects, the operation resembling... more...

  • 1415: Henry V's Year of Gloryby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.85

    Henry V is regarded as the great English hero . Lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous application of justice, he was elevated by Shakespeare into a champion of English nationalism for all future generations. But what was he really like? Does he deserve to be thought of as 'the greatest man who ever ruled... more...

  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • King's Mistress, Queen's Servantby Tracy Borman

    Random House 2010; US$ 16.33

    Henrietta Howard, later Countess of Suffolk, was the long-term mistress and confidante of King George II. She was also, as Tracy Borman's wonderfully readable biography reveals, a dedicated patron of the arts; a lively and talented intellectual in her own right; a victim of adultery; a passionate advocate for the rights of women long before the dawn... more...

  • The Bloody Red Handby Derek Lundy

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A bestselling chronicler of the sea turns to a trio of his own ancestors to see what memory and the selective plundering of history has made of the truth in Northern Ireland. The name ?Lundy? is synonymous with traitor in Ulster. Derek Lundy?s first ancestral subject was the Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, just before it came under siege by... more...

  • Irish Identities in Victorian Britainby Roger Swift; Sheridan Gilley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book explores the complexities surrounding the self-identity of the Irish in Victorian Britain. It sheds new light on the history of the Irish in Britain, and also on the broader study of the Irish Diaspora and of immigrants and minorities in multicultural societies. This book was previously published as a special issue of Immigrants and... more...

  • Tom, Ned and Kittyby Eliza Pakenham

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 8.99

    'I am standing in the dining room of my father's house in Ireland, gazing up at ten Pakenham family portraits. What thoughts went on behind those passive, chalky faces? How can I bring them out of the shadows?' Eliza Pakenham, granddaughter of the seventh Earl of Longford, chronicles the fortunes of her colourful ancestors against the backdrop of... more...

  • Making the Peace in Irelandby Jeremy Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    For nearly thirty years Northern Ireland has been a by-word for terrorism, bloodshed, military coercion and intense communal conflict. However, Ireland is now experiencing a transition from a society in conflict to one at peace. Where did the violence come from and why could it not be pacified? Why has it taken thirty years to solve the Northern Irish... more...

  • The Wisdom of the Celtsby Philosophical Library

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99

      The ancient world of the Celts comes to life through their joyful and humorous wisdom   While they left few written records, the Celts? profound influence on Western culture can be found throughout art, literature, spirituality, and even ecology, and remains a strong presence in pop culture today. The Wisdom of the Celts offers a fascinating... more...

  • The Walk Homeby Rachel Seiffert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Stevie comes from a long line of people who have cut and run. Just like he has.   Only he?s not so sure he was right to go. He?s been to London, taught himself to get by, and now he?s working as a laborer not so far from his childhood home in Glasgow. But Stevie hasn?t told his family?what?s left of them?that he?s back. Not yet.   He?s also not far... more...