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  • English Villageby Martin Wainwright

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure of the English countryside. This title celebrates what is unique and loved about a typical village - the pub, the green, the school, the church, the pond, the local shop and more - as well as explores how the village has changed over the centuries. more...

  • Cornwall & the Isles of Scillyby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The name Cornwall comes from Cornovii, meaning hill dwellers, and Waelas, meaning strangers. The first Stone Age tools that were found here date to 4,500 BC.  Near the town of Redruth the remains of a Stone Age settlement can still be seen. A shift in the landscape across the land bridge from Europe brought the early settlers to Cornwall. There... more...

  • The State We Needby Michael Meacher

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 29.99

    At a time when great issues are crying out for resolution - financial and economic stagnation, an increasingly polarised society, global paralysis over climate change, and spiritual emptiness and loss of vision throughout the West - politics is dominated by spin and manipulation. Too many people feel confused, cynical and angry ... and poorly represented... more...

  • History's Naughty Bitsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...

  • Ancient Monuments in the Countrysideby Timothy Darvill

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked and... more...

  • The Girl With The Widow's Peakby Ursula d?Abo; David Watkin; John Julius Norwich

    Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 19.99

    Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d'Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI and Queen... more...

  • Britain's Colonial Wars, 1688-1783by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurableby Lacey Baldwin Smith

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99

    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction... more...

  • Enquiring History: British Society since 1945by Diana Laffin; Emma Kelly; Jim Belben

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 22.38

    Think more deeply and work more independently at A level History through a carefully thought-out enquiry approach from SHP. Enquiring History: It makes you think!. The OFSTED report on school history suggests that the current generation of A Level students have been poorly served by exam-based textbooks which spoon-feed students while failing to enthuse... more...

  • Royal Babiesby Annie Bullen

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Since their fairy-tale wedding in 2011 and the announcement in December 2012 that William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were expecting their first child, the British have taken the young couple into their hearts. The first decades of the 21st century have seen a surge of pride for our Royal Family as never before and the birth of... more...