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  • The Sea Kingdomsby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    ‘The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it? – The Scotsman ‘Brimming with interesting facts … instructive and wide-ranging? – Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday ‘The best picture of the Celtic race yet written? – South Wales Echo ‘Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people... more...

  • The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cookby F.A. Steel; G. Gardiner; Ralph Crane

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    First published in 1888, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook sought to provide practical advice to young memsahibs in India, 'giving the duties of mistress and servants, the general management of the house and practical recipes for cooking in all its branches'. Ostensibly a manual of household management, it opens a fascinating window... more...

  • Here and Thereby A. A. Gill

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    From acclaimed writer AA Gill comes this collection of travel pieces selected from his monthly column in Australian Gourmet Traveller – ‘AA Gill is away’. Witty, acerbic and often moving, these pieces are far from standard travel writing fare. Touching on tourism, airports, world cuisine and countries including Madagascar, Iceland and... more...

  • Crown, Orb & Sceptreby David Hilliam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Coronations are very public occasions, typically seen as meticulously planned formal ceremonies where everything runs smoothly. But behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey lie extraordinary but true stories of mayhem, confusion and merriment. In this book we travel through over a thousand years of England's history to reveal the real character of its... more...

  • Revealing King Arthurby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Arthur: mythical hero, legendary king. But was he, as the legends claimed, an actual Dark-Age Briton? From Glastonbury and Tintagel to the supposed sites of Arthur's Camelot and his famous battles, this book investigates how archaeologists have interpreted the evidence. Might new discoveries and the latest theories finally reveal the real King Arthur?... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empireby H. W. III Crocker

    Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95

    A brawling, rambunctious history celebrating the Empire?and the intrepid empire-builders?that gave the United States, Canada, India, and Australia not just a common language, but common ideals of freedom and justice The British Empire ?the biggest empire in history?once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling... more...

  • Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John Stowby Barrett L. Beer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    This book is an annotated edition of John Stow’s Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/5–1605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status... more...

  • The Wallby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 9.29

    In The Wall, Alistair Moffat's fascination shines through as he captures the enormous endeavour of the builders along with the captivating human stories the stones still tell after nearly two millennia.' The Scotsman Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular and one of the most enigmatic historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches... more...