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  • Tales of Two Citiesby Jonathan Conlin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when they both vied to be the world's greatest city. Each city has been the focus of many books, yet here Jonathan Conlin uncovers the intriguing relationship between them for the first time. It is a history of surprises: Sherlock... more...

  • Medieval Londonby Gwyn A. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This unique study is based on the careful interpretation of evidence in the commercial and administrative records of the City and in the royal records, of the process by which London developed from a commune of a feudal kingdom into the capital city of the English nation. The period covered is the century and a half between 1191 and the beginnings... more...

  • Where Are You From?by Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Dhooleka S. Raj explores the complexities of ethnic minority cultural change in this incisive examination of first- and second-generation middle-class South Asian families living in London. Challenging prevalent understandings of ethnicity that equate community, culture, and identity, Raj considers how transnational ethnic minorities are circumscribed... more...

  • New Ethnicities and Language Useby Dr Roxy Harris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 40.00

    The children and grandchildren of South Asian migrants to the UK are living out British identities which go largely unrecognized. This book emphasizes their everyday low-key Britishness, albeit a Britishness with new inflections. It is this sensibility that marks them as Brasians . more...

  • A Journey Through Ruinsby Patrick Wright

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    A unique evocation of Britain at the height of the Thatcher era, viewing the transformation of the country through the prism of everyday life in East London to create a penetrating portrait of its age. - ;A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through... more...

  • By Permission Of Heavenby Adrian Tinniswood

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.53

    There had, of course, been other fires, Four Hundred and fifty years before, the city had almost burned to the ground. Yet the signs from the heavens in 1666 were ominous: comets, pyramids of flame, monsters born in city slums. Then, in the early hours on 2 September, a small fire broke out on the ground floor of a baker's house in Pudding Lane.... more...

  • Britain and Wellington's Armyby Kevin Linch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Britain was France's most implacable enemy during the Napoleonic Wars yet was able to resist the need for conscription to fill the ranks of its army and sustain Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain. This new study explains how the men were found to replenish Wellington's army, and the consequences on Britain's government, army and society. more...

  • Wellingtonby Philip J Haythornthwaite

    Potomac Books Inc. 2007; US$ 9.95

    Napoleon's nemesis more...

  • London Callingby Barry Miles

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2010; US$ 13.11

    London has long been a magnet for aspiring artists and writers, musicians and fashion designers seeking inspiration and success. In London Calling , Barry Miles explores the counter-culture - creative, avant garde, permissive, anarchic - that sprang up in this great city in the decades following the Second World War. Here are the heady post-war days... more...

  • Life of Sir John Mooreby Roger Day

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    Sir John Moore organized and trained the British light infantry during the Napoleonic wars, and thus is regarded as the father of all subseqent British special warfare units. This biography is the first to draw on papers in the archives of the Dukes of Hamilton and Argyll which shed new light on Moore's upbringing and the shaping of his revolutionary... more...