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  • The War for All the Oceansby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    A brutal, action-packed account of the sea battles of the Napoleonic War by the author of the bestselling  Nelson’s Trafalgar   and co-author of  the forthcoming  Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History  (March 2018) As he did with his much lauded Nelson’s Trafalgar , Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers... more...

  • Jack Tarby Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked,... more...

  • The War For All The Oceansby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 17.99

    As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be... more...

  • Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    An authoritative account of everyday life in Regency England, the backdrop of Austen’s beloved novels,  from the authors of the forthcoming  Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History  (March 2018) Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago... more...

  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's Englandby Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England explores the real England of Jane Austen's lifetime. It was a troubled period, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion and revolution. The comfortable, tranquil country of her fiction is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. From forced marriages... more...

  • Gibraltarby Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 24.99

    For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence. Located... more...

  • The Handbook of British Archaeologyby Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins; Victoria Leitch

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 31.99

    For over 25 years The Handbook of British Archaeology has been the foremost guide to archaeological methods, artefacts and monuments, providing clear explanations of all specialist terms used by archaeologists. This completely revised and updated edition is packed with the latest information and now includes the most recent developments in archaeological... more...

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