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Celtic Lands

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Troubles

IRE171
J.G. Farrell
NYRB
2002
459
1590170180
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on the eve of the Irish Rebellion, this first novel in Farrell's remarkable series illuminates the British Empire's decline in Ireland to hilarious, haunting effect. Winner of the Man Booker Prize.
$17.95

D-Day June 6, 1944

FRN40
Stephen Ambrose
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1995
655
068480137X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written by the best-selling historian Stephen Ambrose, this well-researched narrative draws together interviews and government documents to tell the gripping tale of D-Day.
$19.99

Normandy Map 513

FRN49
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
2
2067209655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000, featuring Rouen, Le Havre and the route of the Seine from west of Paris to the Atlantic.
$12.95

Great Britain and Ireland Map

GBR31
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2009
2
3936368368
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed map showing both Great Britain and Ireland at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

Michelin Green Guide Normandy

FRN89
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2016
480
2067212443
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A thorough introduction to Normandy and the Channel Islands in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
$21.99

1066, The Year of the Conquest

GBR115
David Howarth
Penguin Putnam
1981
207
0140058508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A crack medievalist and storyteller, Howarth brings to life the momentous events of 1066 in rich, anecdotal history -- a classic portrait of the Norman invasion and conquest of England.
$15.00

Celtic Prayers from Iona

SCT21
J. Philip Newell
Paulist Press
1997
96
0809104881
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
While wardens on the island, Philip Newell and his wife were inspired by Gaelic prayer and the poems of the 19th-century Scotsman Alexander Carmichael. To spread their appreciation for the art form, they developed this handsome book of prayers.
$14.95

Easter Rising 1916, Birth of the Irish Republic

IRE199
Michael McNally
Osprey Publishing
2007
96
1846030676
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An accessible examination of the six day uprising against British rule in the name of a new Irish Republic.
$19.95

How the Irish Saved Civilization

IRE07
Thomas Cahill
Doubleday
1995
236
0385418493
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This bestselling history tells the generally unknown story of Ireland’s preservation of classical learning in the Dark Ages. Cahill reveals how saints, scholars, monks and scribes reproduced important texts and spread them throughout Europe.
$16.00

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

CLT03
Barry W. Cunliffe
Oxford University Press
2003
161
0192804189
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
$11.95

The Book of Kells

IRE09
Bernard Meehan
Thames & Hudson
1995
95
0500277907
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Written by the keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College, this book features 110 color illustrations, including enlargements, of some of the more spectacular decorations in this most famous of medieval manuscripts.
$19.95

Chasing Churchill, The Travels of Winston Churchill

GBR711
Celia Sandys
Carroll & Graff
2004
288
0786713925
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The granddaughter of the great leader recounts Churchill's exploits as a young army officer as well as his diplomatic travels before, during and after World War II.
$15.00

Coasting, A Private Voyage

GBR591
Jonathan Raban
Vintage Books
2003
302
0375725938
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Raban's eloquent, anecdotal account of a solo circumnavigation of the British Isles in a 30-foot ketch, his first experience in a boat. It's an engaging account of the experience of the sea and the people and places he encounters.
$15.00

Crusade in Europe

WAR132
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Johns Hopkins University Press
1997
608
080185668X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The complete story of World War II as strategized and lived by five-star General Eisenhower.
$38.00

Kingdom by the Sea

GBR09
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
361
0618658955
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This time, the prolific writer recounts a coastal journey around the British Isles in 1982, displaying his occasional ill temper alongside his celebrated ability to combine social history with a good old-fashioned traveler's tale.
$15.95

Round Ireland With a Fridge

IRE70
Tony Hawks
Griffin Publishing
2001
256
0312274920
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
From Dublin to Donegal, from Sligo through Mayo to Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Wexford and Wicklow, the English comic really does hitchhike his way around Ireland, on a bet, with an appliance (albeit a mini-fridge). Surprisingly, this deeply silly, thoroughly entertaining book also captures the warmth and spirit of the Irish.
$17.99

Seamanship, A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles

GBR561
Adam Nicolson
Lightning Source
2007
192
0060753447
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Nicolson offers an engrossing account of a coastal voyage from Cornwall, along the western coast of Ireland, out to the Faroes and to Orkney in this brief hymn to the sea.
$13.95

The Crofter and the Laird

SCT23
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1978
159
0374514658
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
McPhee packs up his family and returns to his ancestral land on the Isle of Colonsay in this lyrical, appreciative portrait of place and traditional ways of life in the Hebrides.
$16.00

Celtic Myths and Legends

GBR55
T.W. Rolleston
Dover Publications
1990
457
0486265072
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The enchantment of the timeless world of the Celtic heroes, especially in Irish but also in Welsh myths and tales, is depicted in the legends of Arthur and many other traditional tales.
$12.95

Dubliners

IRE15
James Joyce
Penguin
1992
317
0140186476
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
James Joyce's unsurpassed collection of short stories depicting ordinary life in Dublin among the lower middle class -- a milestone in the history of prose fiction.
$11.00

For the Love of Ireland

IRE77
Susan Cahill (Editor)
Ballantine Books
2001
458
0345434196
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized geographically, this rich anthology introduces Ireland through the words and lives of such luminaries as James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Frank McCourt and Samuel Beckett.
$17.00

Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney

VIK07
Hermann Palssom, Paul Edwards
Penguin
1981
253
0140443835
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fusion of myth and legend, circa A.D. 1200, by an unnamed Icelandic author. The medieval chronicle has its center of action among the Orkney Islands, describing their conquest by Norwegian kings during the Viking expansion of the ninth century.
$17.00

The Mabinogion

GBR67
Jeffrey Gantz (Translator)
Penguin
1976
310
0140443223
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These eleven Welsh stories, beautiful in their strangeness, combine fact with fantasy, myth with history and folklore, into one of the great Welsh epics, the only Welsh collection that survived.
$14.00

The Rebels of Ireland, The Dublin Saga

IRE253
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2007
896
0345472365
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Rutherfurd spins the saga of Ireland's 400-year path to independence in all its drama, tragedy and glory in this sweeping follow-up to The Princes of Ireland.
$19.00

To the Lighthouse

SCT41
Virginia Woolf
Harcourt Books
1989
209
0156907399
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Woolf's modernist classic, in which the Ramsay family goes on holiday in the Hebrides, is drawn from memories of childhood trips to Cornwall.
$13.95

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Eyewitness Guide Great Britain

GBR01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465439617
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With 1,400 photos, maps and excellent introductory chapters, this guide offers both a general overview of Great Britain and a region-by-region look at its attractions.
$30.00

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

SCT07
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
Penguin
1984
429
0140432213
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written when Johnson was 63 and Boswell 32 in 1773 (when they had been friends for ten years), these travel journals were the result of a three-month trip to Scotland. Johnson observed Scotland, and Boswell observed Johnson.
$18.00

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres

FRN44
Henry Brooks Adams
Penguin
1986
398
0140390545
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
First published at the turn of the century, this classic work is a meditation on the medieval world as reflected through its most famous religious structures.
$18.00

Jamaica Inn

GBR52
Daphne du Maurier
Avon Books
1995
302
0380725398
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic, set in Cornwall, has all the elements of a guilty pleasure: piracy, murder, the High Church, a dying request and a dashing young horse thief.
$7.99

Art of the Celts

CLT02
Lloyd Robert Laing, Jennifer Laing
Thames & Hudson
1992
216
0500202567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series, this is a broad introduction to Celtic art, from the 5th century B.C. to 1200 A.D.
$19.95

Madame Bovary

FRN301
Lydia Davis (Translator), Gustave Flaubert
Penguin
2002
342
0140449124
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The landmark novel of a woman who suffers from her humdrum life in a provincial village outside Rouen, France. Shocking for its realist style, the novel brought Flaubert to court on charges of obscenity. Now the novel is considered a masterpiece.
$17.00

A Writer's House in Wales

GBR325
Jan Morris
National Geographic
2002
192
0792265238
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this extended essay, Morris uses her much-loved 18th-century house as a point of departure for a meditation on Welsh identity.
$20.00

The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

GBR246
Joseph Bedier (Translator), Hillaire Belloc (Translator)
Vintage Books
1994
205
0679750169
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This chivalric myth -- of Arthurian fame -- features a Cornish knight and an Irish princess who are under a spell of love.
$14.00

The Confession of Saint Patrick, And Letter to Coroticus

IRE102
Saint Patrick, John Skinner (Translator), John O'Donohue (Introduction)
Doubleday
1998
0385491638
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The autobiography of the patron saint of Ireland, a short collection of his memories and ideas on the Christian faith written in the fifth century.
$6.95

Life of St. Columba

IRE103
Adomnan of Iona, Richard Sharpe (Translator)
Penguin
1995
395
0140444629
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An early account of the life of St. Columba (521-97), the 6th-century abbot who established the monastery on Iona. Written by Adomnan of Iona at the turn of the 8th century, it introduces the profoundly spiritual man as well as his famous abbey.
$18.00

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

GBR247
Bernard O'Donoghue (Translator)
Penguin
2007
94
0140424539
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Probably the most famous of the romantic tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, this is the 14th-century poem of chivalry and heroism that inspired many others in its wake.
$12.00

The Last of the Celts

GBR527
Marcus Tanner
Yale University Press
2006
398
0300115350
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Welsh journalist Tanner mixes anecdote, interview and research in this lively account of encounters with far-flung Celts from Scotland, Wales and Belfast to Brittany, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Trelew.
$30.00

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

In Search of Ancient Ireland

IRE222
Leo Eaton, Carmel McCaffrey
Ivan Dee
2003
304
156663525X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This spirited, illustrated history, the companion to a PBS documentary series, traces the foundation, archaeology and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C. to 1167 A.D. with style and substance.
$16.95

A History of Wales

GBR730
John Davies
Penguin Putnam
2007
736
0140284753
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, leisurely history of Wales from the earliest times to the late 1980s, rendered in a graceful translation from the original Welsh.
$36.00

Celtic Prayers and Incantations

CLT4
Alexander Carmichael
Dover Publications
2007
142
0486457419
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An authoritative edition of poems and blessings as collected by folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832 - 1912) over 40 years, when Gaelic was still widely spoken in the Skye, Uist, Oban and other islands of the Hebrides.
$7.95

A Star Called Henry

IRE254
Roddy Doyle
Penguin Putnam
2004
402
0143034618
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Irish wars of independence and the Dublin slums of the early 20th century provide the backdrop for Doyle's gritty, swashbuckling tale about a boy who enlists in the army at age 14, wielding his father's peg leg as a weapon.
$17.00