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  • London the Promised Land Revisitedby Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Some two decades since the publication of London the Promised Land?, which charted and investigated the successes and failures of the migrant experience in London over a period of three hundred years, this book re-examines the migrant landscape in London. While remaining a beacon for immigrants, the migrant face of the city has changed rapidly and... more...

  • Streets of Sinby Fiona Rule

    The History Press 2015; US$ 13.11

    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... more...

  • Pie 'n' Mash and Prefabsby Norman Jacobs

    John Blake 2015; US$ 8.99

    The Blitz had made many families in the East End of London homeless. One solution was to erect prefabs on fields and open spaces to give temporary accommodation to those who had been bombed out. It was in one of these "modern" boxes that young Norman Jacobs grew up through the 1950s and 1960s. In a lively, detailed, and humorous picture of a postwar... more...

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

    Roaring Forties Press 2015; US$ 10.95

    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 malt…make it a double.? The father, clutching the hand of a young... 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...

  • Beatson's Mutinyby Richard Stevenson

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    Over a long and varied career, Major-General William Beatson earned a fine reputation as a leader of irregular cavalry in the nineteenth century. He trained many future commanders of the Victorian army, saw action in Spain and British India, and rode with the Heavy Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava. But tasked with disciplining the Turkish Bashi-Bazouks... more...

  • Black Londonby Marc Matera

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    This vibrant history of London in the twentieth century reveals the city as a key site in the development of black internationalism and anticolonialism. Marc Matera shows the significant contributions of people of African descent to London?s rich social and cultural history, masterfully weaving together the stories of many famous historical figures... 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...

  • 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...