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  • London Souvenirsby Charles William Heckethorn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Travel through the genteel avenues and gritty slums of turn-of-the-century London in this dazzling travelogue from Charles William Heckethorn. Rather than focusing solely on the affluent neighborhoods filled with high-born aristocrats, Heckethorn catalogs the city as a whole in an ambitious, all-encompassing vision. more...

  • William Ewart Gladstoneby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Among his many claims to fame, British statesman William Ewart Gladstone served as prime minister four separate times, more than anyone else in history. In this brief biography, a fellow liberal politician, James Bryce, skillfully surveys Gladstone's influences, accomplishments and legacy. more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Biographyby James Bryce

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Culture and Consensus , first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems... more...

  • Churchill: Pictorial History of his Life & Timesby Ian S. Wood

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    Sir Winston Churchill, voted the greatest Briton of all time, died 50 years ago on January 24th 1965. Born on November 30th 1874, he entered Parliament in 1900 and dominated political life for over half a century until his retirement in 1955. His leadership of the British people in the Second World War (when he was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945)... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Wessexby Humphrey Welfare

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The name 'Wessex' is full of echoes of the ancient past - of Stonehenge, Avebury and Silbury Hill - and of the regional novels of Thomas Hardy. The ploughing up of traditional downland pastures and the removal of ancient hedgerows, woodlands and wetlands from the vales have changed some of Hardy's windswept grasslands and dairy-rich lowlands. Even... more...

  • National Trust Histories: Cornwallby Jack Ravensdale

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    Cornwall has its own language, culture, outlook and a powerful individuality. Its scenery is unique in Britain and to see a remotely similar countryside one must travel across the sea to another Celtic bastion, Brittany  It is also a place where reality is far more fascinating and diverse than popular images suggest. Hidden coves, where smugglers... more...

  • National Trust Histories: The Lake Districtby Christopher Barringer

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 5.82

    The Lake District was, until the 19th century, a remote, neglected and inaccessible part of England. Before the arrival of good road and rail networks and tourism it had been home to successive generations of very tough people: prehistoric peasant farmers, small Roman garrisons, Norse and Saxon settlers, monastic tenants and, after the Dissolution... more...

  • The Ambassador's Wife's Taleby Julia Miles

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960s The year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof... more...

  • Afoot in Englandby William Henry Hudson

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors. more...