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  • The New East Endby Michael Young; Kate Gavron; Geoff Dench

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 21.31

    This is non-fiction Brick Lane -what life is really like around Brick Lane and the East End. One of the most influential non-fiction books of the 1950s was Family and Kinship in East London which examined in great depth the life of people living in the dockland areas that had been so comprehensively destroyed in the blitz. What has happened since?... more...

  • One Legby The Marquess of Anglesey

    Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 12.99

    Henry William Paget, first Marquess of Anglesey, was born more then twenty years before the French Revolution. Like hos famous contemporary the Duke of Wellington, he became a legend during his lifetime. As a youth he was in one scrape after another; in his forties he figured in a celebrated elopement and duel which caused much scandal; but he is best... more...

  • Oriental Identities in Super-Diverse Britainby Tamsin Barber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Tamsin Barber addresses the experience of the British-born Vietnamese as an overlooked minority population in 'super-diverse' London, exploring the emergence of the pan-ethnic 'Oriental' category as a new form of collective consciousness and identity in Britain. 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...

  • Runnymede and Magna Cartaby Ben Cowell

    National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99

    15 June 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in the water meadows of Runnymede. The ‘great charter of liberties’ sent ripples round the world. It influenced the political debates surrounding the English Civil War and the American Declaration of Independence. And it still shapes our ideas about human... more...

  • A Spy's Londonby Roy Berkeley

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 10.99

    A different kind of tour guide, to 136 sites in London associated with spies and spycatchers in the last century of English history. more...

  • The Strange History of Buckingham Palaceby Patricia Wright

    The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    <div>Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous... more...

  • Tales from the Tower of Londonby Daniel Diehl; Mark P Donnelly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    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...

  • Tea & Antipathyby Anita Miller

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Tea & Antipathy is a delightfully hilarious and true account of one American family?s summer in the posh London neighborhood of Knightsbridge in 1965. Capturing the helpless feeling that living in a foreign city often brings, the book recounts how the Millers met a wide variety of memorable characters from all social classes, including Mrs. Grail... more...

  • Violent Londonby Clive Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 31.00

    Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudica and her followers set fire to the city in AD 60. Ever since, the capital's streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Covering nearly 2,000 years of political protest, this is a riveting alternative history of past and present conflict. more...