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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland, From Earliest Times to the Present Day

The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland, From Earliest Times to the Present Day


by Barry Cunliffe

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A wonderfully rich and comprehensive guide to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland -- from the arrival of the first humans half a million years ago right up to the present. (GBR624, $35.00)

London Perceived

London Perceived


by Evelyn Hofer | V. S. Pritchett

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 214 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A classic, lyrical celebration of the palaces, parks, people and everyday experience of London. Pritchett's eloquent riffs on the character of the city are accompanied by evocative black-and-white photographs by the superb Evelyn Hofer. (GBR310, $19.95)

The Age of Shakespeare

The Age of Shakespeare


by Francois Laroque

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

This pocket-size encyclopedia, an excellent introduction to Elizabethan England, presents Shakespeare, his life, times and legacy in concise essays and well-chosen illustrations. (GBR11, $12.95)

The London Scene, Six Essays

The London Scene, Six Essays


by Virginia Woolf

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

The great Virginia Woolf, here writing for the British Good Housekeeping magazine in the 1930s when she was already a leading light, makes a congenial guide to her hometown in these essays, loosely organized as a series of walking tours. Her focus is on London's lterary scene, including Keats, Carlyle and a whole lot of dead poets. (GBR693, $16.95)

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