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- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
Westminster Abbey is the most complex church in the world in terms of its history, functions and memories - perhaps the most complex building of any kind. It has been an abbey and a cathedral and is now a collegiate church and a royal peculiar. It is the coronation church, a royal mausoleum, a Valhalla for the tombs of the great, a 'national cathedral'... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99
From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99
Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99
The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99
London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99
Do you remember playing in streets free of traffic? Dancing to the Beatles? Watching a man land on the Moon on TV? Waking up to ice on the inside of the windows? If the answer is yes, then the chances are that you were a child in the 1960s.This delightful compendium of memories will appeal to all who grew up in the East End during the Swinging Sixties.... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 23.99
Foreword by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael BearThe streetscape of London?s historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City?s busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards.Most are ancient survivors dating back to medieval... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Trying to make the guards laugh at Buckingham Palace. Touring the Tower of London. Shopping in the flea markets of Camden and Notting Hill. These are but a few of the activities that would make up the perfect London vacation. It?s a trip everyone should takebut until you can, there?s Greetings from London ! This unique book offers an introduction... more...
- Let's Go, Inc 2013; US$ 14.99
Welcome to London, Oxford, and CambridgeLet?s Go style. Discover some of the best-kept culinary secrets in London?s West End. Pay a visit to Oxford, whose halls have churned out the likes of WH Auden and Albert Einstein, or Emma Thompson?s alma mater, Cambridge, where the studentnot the touristis king. Whether you?re visiting for a summer or a semester,... more...
- The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 19.99
Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography of Hazel tells the story the pictures cannot: ow a girl from boomtown Chicago became one of the most stylish society hostesses in London, and turned her husband's... more...