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- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
From the moment Colin Firth took on the role of Mr Darcy in the 1995 BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice", emerging from the lake in 'that scene', he was set on a path from sex symbol to national treasure and Hollywood star. This biography reveals his early life in Nigeria; the secrets of his escape to Canada with actress Meg Tilly, and more. more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
In the Middle Ages, the March between England and Wales was a contested frontier zone, a 'land of war'. Brock Holden examines how the English aristocracy of this borderland organised themselves and their followers - politically, socially, economically and militarily - in order to survive against the increasing power of their Welsh opponents. more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
Bob Marshall-Andrews looks at the sombre events of the last thirteen years including wars in Kosovo and Iraq, sustained assaults on ancient English liberties, and the worst scandal of recent political history. He reveals the stories that lie behind them and the Westminster dramas of intrigue, triumph and disaster. He describes the delights and trials... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00
World War II threw Britain and the Soviet Union together as unlikely allies. This book examines British policy-makers' attitudes to cooperation with the USSR and shows how views of internal developments in the USSR and of Stalin himself influenced Churchill, the War Cabinet and the Foreign Office to believe that long-term collaboration was a desirable... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 70.00
A wide-ranging, readable and controversial assessment of Thatcher's foreign policy throughout her years in office, 1979-90. Successive chapters cover her partnership with Lord Carrington, the Falklands War, her American policy, her fights with the EC over money and institutional development, her relationship with Gorbachev, and the failure of her German... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95
Spring was already in the air, in the town; there was no rain but there was still less sun - one wondered what had become of it, on this side of the world - and the grey mildness, shading away into black at any pretext, appeared in itself a promise.'_x000D__x000D_Henry James left America for England in 1876 and remained in his adopted country for the... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75
This is a page-turning history, lucidly written, and it is enhanced by a selection of five famous Border ballads. One of the best reads of the year, without doubt' - Hamish Coghill, Scottish Life 'This is a history as exciting and dramatic as the Border ballads themselves' - Cumberland News 'a most compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining history'... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 69.99
Die vorliegende Arbeit entstand zwischen Anfang 2003 und Mitte 2007 als Dissertation am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik und Außenpolitik der Universität zu Köln. Während dieser Zeit habe ich sehr von der produktiven und freundschaftlichen Atmosphäre am Le- stuhl profitiert, die mir über manche Schaffenskrise hinweggeholfen hat. Dafür möchte ich... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 5.06
Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Bonnie Prince Charlie And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Britain's royal rebel. Join the dashing Prince on a dangerous mission to win back his three kingdoms from the horrible Hanoverians. Scramble ashore in the Scottish Highlands and find... more...