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Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

by P. D. James

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Reunite with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters in this faithful continuation. Elizabeth and Darcy have been blissfully married for six years without scandal until her youngest sister, the scorned Lydia, shows up in hysterics over the alleged murder of her husband, the infamous scoundrel Mr. Wickham. (GRB153, $15.00)

The Life of Charlotte Bronte

The Life of Charlotte Bronte

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

This long-reigning, definitive biography of the author of Jane Eyre set the standards for the genre. Gaskell, a close friend of Bronte's, wrote this book at the behest of the author's father and spared no details in her honest portrayal of a troubled life. (GRB156, $17.00)

Slow North Yorkshire Moors, Dales & Coast, Including York

Slow North Yorkshire Moors, Dales & Coast, Including York

by Mike Bagshaw

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER

Bagshaw, who has lived in Yorkshire for 25 years, brings to life the landscapes and wildlife of the region and indulges his interests in crafts, architecture, local history, folklore and pubs. (GBR947, $22.99)

Lonely Planet Edinburgh Encounter

Lonely Planet Edinburgh Encounter

by Neil Wilson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map. (SCT138, $13.99)

British Isles Map, Great Britain and Ireland

British Isles Map, Great Britain and Ireland

by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2008
  • MAP

A colorful and accurate map of both Great Britain and Ireland, at a scale of 1:1,000,000. (GBR07, $12.95)

 
Edinburgh Map

Edinburgh Map


by Streetwise

  • 2010
  • MAP

An accordion folded, pocket size, laminated travel map of Edinburgh at a walking scale of 1:12,000. (SCT52, $7.95)

Hadrian's Wall Map

Hadrian's Wall Map


by Ordnance Survey

  • 1998
  • MAP

A detailed, comprehensive map of Hadrian's Wall and surrounding lands at a scale of 1:25,000. (GBR304, $23.95)

Companion Guide Edinburgh and the Borders Country

Companion Guide Edinburgh and the Borders Country


by A.J. Youngson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 420 PAGES

A comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and architecture of Edinburgh. (SCT19, $34.95)

Lonely Planet England

Lonely Planet England


by David Else

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 864 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series, England joins the lineup of newly redesigned Lonely Planet guides. (GBR421, $24.99)

Roman Britain, A New History

Roman Britain, A New History


by Guy De La Bedoyere

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A portrait and illustrated chronicle of ancient Britain as revealed through archaeology. With reconstructions, dramatic aerial views and both color and black-and-white images of mosaics, pottery, sculpture and other Roman remains. (GBR620, $26.95)

Railway Maps of the World

Railway Maps of the World


by Mark Ovenden

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Featuring 500 full-color maps, posters and images from the beloved 1830 Liverpool and Manchester Railway to the latest high-speed networks under construction in China, Mark Ovenden's colorful compendium includes the official transit maps. (WLD220, $25.00)

In Search of England

In Search of England


by H.V. Morton | James Morris

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 274 PAGES

The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations. (GBR368, $16.00)

The Brontes, Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family

The Brontes, Wild Genius on the Moors: The Story of a Literary Family


by Juliet Barker

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 1158 PAGES

Hailed as the first distinctive account of the Brontes, this tome incorporates information gleaned from manuscripts and never-before-used historical documents to present an accurate and fascinating portrait of one of England's most famous literary families. (GRB155, $19.95)

The Grand Tour, Around the World with the Queen of Mystery

The Grand Tour, Around the World with the Queen of Mystery


by Agatha Christie

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

Follow Christie as she sets sail across South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada in this meticulously documented travelogue, compiled from her never-before-published correspondences, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia. (GRB72, $19.99)

A Decent Interval

A Decent Interval


by Simon Brett

  • MYSTERY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 202 PAGES

The 18th Charles Paris mystery puts the actor-detective backstage at a new production of Hamlet. He's forced into the role of detective, however, when tensions run high with the cast's prima donnas and someone is found murdered. Set in Britain. (FRA169, $15.95)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

Stevenson's gothic classic set in Edinburgh -- a great horror story and allegory for the dual nature of man. (SCT74, $3.95)

Dracula

Dracula


by Bram Stoker

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 520 PAGES

The vampire novel that started it all, based on the legend of "Vlad the Impaler." The gothic shocker is set within the dank castles and misty forests of Transylvania and the foggy streets and staid country houses of Victorian England. (EUR125, $11.00)

Driftnet

Driftnet


by Lin Anderson

  • MYSTERY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 262 PAGES

Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod investigates the death of a teenage boy in Glasgow, a grim scene compounded by the fact that the boy resembles her and is the approximate age of the child she gave up for adoption years before. (SCT202, $12.95)

Gaudy Night

Gaudy Night


by Dorothy L. Sayers

  • MYSTERY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

The great Detective Wimsey goes to Oxford as the prim academic setting is rocked by a series of twisted romantic pranks: burnt effigies, poison-pen letters and obscene threats. Originally published in 1935. (GBR187, $14.99)

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre


by Charlotte Bronte

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 624 PAGES

The classic novel of the romance of the titular character and the brooding and enigmatic Mr. Rochester. (GBR404, $7.99)

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express


by Agatha Christie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. (EUR118, $6.99)

Silent Voices, A Thriller


by Ann Cleeves

  • MYSTERY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES

This detective Vera Stanhope mystery is set in Northumberland. (GRB92, $24.99)

Terra Incognita


by Ruth Downie

  • MYSTERY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

In this sequel to Medicus, Ruth Downie sends beleaguered army doctor Gaius Petrius Ruso to the uncivilized borders of the Roman Empire, where the Roman-controlled Britannia meets the independent tribes of the north. (GRB17, $18.00)

The Corpse at the Haworth Tandoori


by Robert Barnard

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER

This murder mystery, from the prolific Robert Barnard is set in the Bronte-influenced town of Haworth and deals with a closed community of eccentric suspects surrounding an artist's commune. (GBR714, $19.95)

The Falls

The Falls


by Ian Rankin

  • MYSTERY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

When a wealthy Edinburgh University student goes missing, inspectors Rebus and Clark uncover a bizarre secret in her e-mail correspondence. (SCT150, $17.99)

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles


by Arthur Conan, Sir Doyle

  • MYSTERY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 250 PAGES

Conan Doyle's only full-length novel featuring the beloved Sherlock Holmes, this intrigue is set on in eerie Dartmoor. (GBR772, $12.00)

The Railway Children

The Railway Children


by Edith Nesbit

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

After their father is imprisoned, three children move from London to the English countryside where they live alongside the railway, preventing accidents and making new friends. (GRB154, $4.99)

The Sunday Philosophy Club

The Sunday Philosophy Club


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • MYSTERY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The first book in the Sunday Philosophy Club series, set in Edinburgh and starring detective Isabel Dalhousie, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. The mystery opens when a man falls to his death outside a concert hall. (SCT114, $14.95)

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights


by Emily Bronte

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

The Yorkshire moors have never been wilder or more conducive to tragedy than in this great romantic novel by Emily Bronte, which concerns an illicit and ill-fated love affair. (GBR307, $7.00)

Double Indemnity

Double Indemnity


by Billy Wilder

  • 2012
  • DVD

A classic of American film noir, set in Los Angeles. A cheating wife hatches a scheme with her lover: to kill her husband and claim his insurance money. Because of a double indemnity clause, they hope to double their haul. Black-and-white, 107 minutes. (USA581, $14.98)

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