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  • London Underground's Strangest Talesby Iain Spragg

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 8.74

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isnt the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks... more...

  • A History of London in 50 Livesby David Long

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 16.99

    It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.? - George VI As George VI so rightly said, it is the loves, schemes, failures, battles, intrigues and dreams, of the people who live in a city that make it what it is. And in a city as vibrant and chaotic as London those lives are going to be quite extraordinary. Seeking... more...

  • Let's Take the Kids to Londonby David Stewart White; Deb Hosey White

    Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    A backpacker, a business traveler, and a father and child walk into a London pub. The backpacker steps up to the bar, counts out a handful of British coins and exclaims, A half-pint of ale please.? The business executive whips out a platinum credit card and orders, Your best single maltmake it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young child,... more...

  • British-Islamic Identityby Aminul Hoque

    Institute of Education Press 2015; US$ 41.95

    This ethnographic account of the lives and multifaceted identities of six British-born third-generation Bangladeshis from East London asks whether they see themselves as Bangladeshi, British, Muslim, Londoners, none of these or a fusion of them all. It shows how young English Bangladeshis construct a new British-Islamic identity for themselves. more...

  • City of Ravensby Sax Boria

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2012; US$ 8.74

    The tales tell that Charles the Second feared Britain will fall if the ravens ever left the Tower of London. Yet the truth is that they arrived in Victorian times as props in gory tales for tourists. The legend began in 1944 when a raven spotted bombers over London. But the ravens' past has far more high drama. From the plains of the North American... more...

  • Streets of Sinby Fiona Rule

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    <div>A short walk away from London's West End lies Notting Hill - one of the capital's most exclusive residential districts and a celebrity hotspot. But this outwardly genteel enclave has its shocking secrets. Streets of Sin delves into Notting Hill's distinctly murky past and relates the deplorable scandals that blighted the area from its development... more...

  • 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londonerby Richard Happer

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's... more...

  • Wellingtonby Philip J Haythornthwaite

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    One of the Duke of Wellington's officers once remarked, "We would rather see his long nose in the sight than a reinforcement of ten thousand men." Arthur Wellesley, first duke of Wellington (1769?1852), was one of the greatest military commanders in history and is best known as the successful opponent at Waterloo of arguably the leading general of... more...

  • Gordonby Brad Faught

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Charles George Gordon was the preeminent military hero of the late-Victorian British Empire. A lifetime officer in the Royal Engineers, he served in several theaters of war and imperial contest, most notably China and the Sudan. His last assignment took him back to the dusty Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where he supervised the overmatched Anglo-Egyptian... more...

  • Refugess of the French Revolutionby Dr Kirsty Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 219.00

    Kirsty Carpenter puts a human face on the victims of revolutionary legislation. London had the largest community of émigrés. It had the most evolved social structure and was the most politically-active community. It was in London that two cultures came face-to-face with their prejudices and were forced to confront them. more...