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  • The London Sceneby Virginia Woolf; Hermione Lee

    Daunt Books 2012; US$ 12.82

    Take a stroll through London with Virginia Woolf as your guide in this beautifully illustrated book. With a new introduction by Hermione Lee. From the docklands of the East End to the Houses of Parliament; from the bustle of Oxford Street to peaceful moments on Hampstead Heath Virginia Woolf explores the city?s hidden places and draws a remarkable... more...

  • Londonby Robert K. Batchelor

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    If one had looked for a potential global city in Europe in the 1540s, the most likely candidate would have been Antwerp, which had emerged as the center of the German and Spanish silver exchange as well as the Portuguese spice and Spanish sugar trades. It almost certainly would not have been London, an unassuming hub of the wool and cloth trade with... 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...

  • 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...

  • From Corunna to Waterlooby John Mollo

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.25

    Basing his story on contemporary letters, diaries and reports and a comprehensive bibliography, John Mollo takes the reader into the heart of the Hussar Brigade in peace and war, depicting its many colourful characters with a sure hand and describing every facet of day-to-day life, in barracks and on the battlefield. This is a story based on the harsh... more...

  • Chronicles of Old Londonby Kevin Jackson

    Museyon 2012; US$ 14.99

    Discover one of the world?s most fascinating and historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of London. Author Kevin Jackson takes readers through more than 2,000 years of British history with exciting essays on topics such as London?s origins, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry V, Shakespeare, Queen Victoria,... more...

  • The Wake of Wellingtonby Peter W. Sinnema

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. But Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the Duke's death. The Wake of Wellington considers... more...

  • A History of London in 100 Placesby David Long

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    Shaped by invasion, occupation, and immigration, by upheavals as diverse as the Great Fire, the Blitz, and the Big Bang, London?s history is unmatched for variety and drama. Choosing 100 places that best tell this incredible story, David Long shares his passion and expert knowledge of the city. From the early modern frost fairs, Victorian stations,... 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...

  • With Wellington in the peninsulaby Paul Cowan

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    Few men from the 71st Highland Light Infantry who sailed from Cork with Wellington to Portugal in 1808 returned to the Irish port six years later. The author of Vicissitudes in the Life of a Scottish Soldier was one of the survivors and claims only four other men from his company came through the entire six years with him. 

As one of Wellington's... more...