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  • The Problem With Immigrantsby Derek Laud

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    In modern Britain, barely a day goes by without a politician, pundit, paper or pub-goer launching into a tirade about 'the problem with immigrants' and what should be done to tackle it. High unemployment, overcrowded schools, benefit scrounging, housing shortages, stretched healthcare services ... pretty much every issue facing the country today seems... more...

  • Finding Arthurby Ardrey Adam

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • Ayahs, Lascars and Princesby Rozina Visram

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of history. more...

  • On the Trail of King Arthurby Robin Crichton

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 15.99

    Crichton's bilingual French-English text draws on Mackintosh's own letters and journals to offer some touching insights into the restorative capacities of both travel and art. - THE SCOTSMAN on Monsieur MackintoshKing Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the world's greatest legends. Everyone knows the story of the boy who pulled the... more...

  • Rethinking Our Politicsby Henry McLeish

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.99

    As the Scotland electorate wakes up in the day after the referendum, everything has changed and nothing has changed. Scottish and UK politics is broken, it desperately needs fixed. The future of Scotland will be centre stage, but so will our democracy and the future of a Union in decline.Our politics once again needs to inspire, enthuse, educate and... more...

  • Boudicca & Jane Holland

    Salt Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 11.99

    Jane Holland's second collection, Boudicca & Co., is a provocative and vibrant exploration of women and their roles in society. The perennial themes of motherhood, love and sex jostle for space here with elegies, poetry written for performance, and Celtic-inspired mythological pieces. Richly allusive, these poems create networks between each other,... more...

  • The Isle of Wight Book of Daysby Jan Toms

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Isle of Wight Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the Island. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed.Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • Heroes of Postman's Parkby John Price

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman?s Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing fifty-four ceramic plaques commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and... more...

  • The Leeds Book of Daysby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Leeds Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events or facts from different periods of history, many of which had a major impact on the religious and political history of England as a whole.Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring... more...