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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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Blue Guide Hay-on-Wye

GBR969
Robin Saikia
Blue Guides
2010
160
1905131372
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized guide in the British series covers the sites, surrounding areas and shops of this small town known for its bookstores and literary festival.
$12.00

The Story of England

GBR02
Christopher Hibbert
Phaidon Press
1992
224
0714826529
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
$19.95

Notes from a Small Island

GBR16
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1997
324
0380727501
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A farewell walking tour of England by an American expatriate who has decided to return home after two decades. Like all of Bryson's books, it's full of rich conversations, humorous anecdotes and amusing interactions.
$15.99

Wales-West Country-Midlands

GBR194
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
1
206100735X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of southwestern England and Wales.
$8.95

Great Britain, Ireland Map

GBR06
Marco Polo Travel Publishing
Marco Polo
2014
2
3829767226
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Great Britain and Ireland is ideal for route planning, with highlighted scenic routes and places of interest. The map contains a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities.
$11.95

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

Rough Guide England

GBR705
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2011
887
1848366019
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This in-depth guide in the British series nicely balances culture and history with practical travel details.
$26.99

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

A Traveller's History of England

GBR38
Christopher Daniell
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566566045
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Historian and archeologist Daniell delivers a comprehensive history of the region since the time of the hunter-gatherers in this compact volume, taking you through the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and Medieval monarchs to the Reformation, Renaissance, the world wars and the modern state of things.
$14.95

Angry Island, Hunting the English

GBR715
A. A. Gill
Scribner
2008
240
1416531750
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The splendidly irreverent London critic A.A. Gill includes scathing chapters on voice, humor, drink, animals, garden, sport and class in this comic manual to the English.
$15.99

English History, Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable

GBR869
Lacey Baldwin Smith
Academy Chicago
2007
262
0897335473
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Smith serves up memorable chunks of English history with aplomb, spicing the tale with hilarious cartoons and profiles of the kings, queens and dunces who have led the nation.
$17.95

The British Isles, A History of Four Nations

GBR88
Hugh Kearney
Cambridge University Press
2012
324
0521608503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Celts, Romans, Vikings, Normans and modern immigrants all make an appearance in this Canto Classics edition of Kearney's elegant and revisionist history of not just the English but also the Scots, Welsh and Irish.
$19.99

The Mother Tongue, English and How it Got That Way

GBR15
Bill Bryson
Avon Books
1996
270
0380715430
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide to the language that divides us, this book is an informative linguistic history that showcases Bryson's wry wit.
$15.99

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain

GBR820
Kenne Morgan (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2009
670
0199544751
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Two thousand years of British history, from the invasion of Roman legions to the exit of the Blair administration, fill this beautifully illustrated volume.
$39.95

The Professor and the Madman

GBR178
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins Publishers
2005
242
0060839783
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The bizarre true story behind the birth of the Oxford English Dictionary and two men -- one a scholarly editor, the other a mentally ill, convicted murderer -- who contributed to its creation.
$15.99

Watching the English

GBR927
Kate Fox
Nicholas Brealey
2014
583
185788616X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Fox's clever guide to the conversation, behavior, quirks, habits and foibles of the English is wildly popular back home in Britain. Second edition.
$19.95

English Architecture, A Concise History

GBR228
David Watkin
Thames & Hudson
1985
224
0500203385
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A straightforward, illustrated history of English architecture from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.
$14.95

Life in the English Country House

GBR221
Mark Girouard
Yale University Press
1994
432
0300058705
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A celebrated social and architectural history of life in English country houses, fully illustrated in black and white and color, first published in 1978. Girouard traces the history of these houses from medieval times to World War II.
$50.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

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

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, 1599

GBR720
James S. Shapiro
HarperCollins
2006
394
0060088745
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A dramatic tale of a pivotal year in English history, the life of the bard and the Globe Theatre, resulting in Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It and, most likely, Hamlet.
$14.99

Bicycle Diaries

BCY14
David Byrne
Viking
2010
288
0143117963
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
As he makes it clear in this exhilarating chronicle of encounters around the world, David Byrne is hooked on bicycles -- not just to get around New York, but as the preferred form of transportation in places like Buenos Aires, Istanbul, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Manila, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
$18.00

Boy, Tales of Childhood

GBR183
Roald Dahl
Puffin
2009
176
0141303050
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Dahl recalls his youthful misadventures, in boarding school, working as a chocolate tester and summering in Wales. Great family reading.
$7.99

In Search of England

GBR368
H.V. Morton, Jan Morris (Introduction)
Da Capo Press
2002
274
0306811057
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel

GBR28
Jerome Jerome, Jeremy Lewis (Introduction)
Penguin
2000
361
0140437509
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Written in 1889, "Three Men in a Boat" (to say nothing of the dog!) is a laugh-out-loud account of a man-powered voyage along the River Thames, full of detail on life and lore. A Longitude favorite.
$13.00

Winston Churchill

EUR214
John Keegan
Penguin Putnam
2007
208
0143112643
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed historian Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the 20th century's enduring symbols of heroic defiance. A short book in the Penguin Lives series.
$17.00

A Shropshire Lad

GBR445
A.E. Housman
Dover Publications
1990
64
0486264688
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Housman's collection of 63 poems, set in the Shropshire's countryside.
$3.00

Great Expectations

GBR380
Charles Dickens
Penguin Putnam
2002
544
0141439564
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dickens at the top of his form. It follows Pip, from a boy orphan taken in by the eccentric Miss Havisham to a young man who finds himself benefactor to a small fortune.
$11.00

Northanger Abbey

GBR313
Jane Austen
Penguin
1996
219
0141439793
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Austen's first novel parodies the Gothic thrillers of her day. Catherine Morland is a country girl spending a season in sophisticated Bath, where she falls for Henry Tilney, who invites her home to his possibly haunted mansion
$8.00

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 Oxford Shakespeare, The Complete Works

GBR654
William Shakespeare, Gary Taylor, John Jowett, William Montgomery
Oxford University Press
2005
1424
0199267170
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tome is the authority in Shakespearean scholarship. In addition to the complete works, the book contains a general introduction, a brief introduction to each work and an abundance of secondary material compiled by the great Oxford University.
$40.00

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

More Books

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.
$13.99

Stonehenge Complete

GBR13
Christopher Chippindale
Thames & Hudson
2012
320
0500289662
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent introduction to Europe's most mysterious ancient site, fully illustrated and comprehensive.
$24.95

Eyewitness Guide London

GBR34
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
440
1465441212
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$21.99

A Tale of Two Cities

GBR100
Charles Dickens
Penguin
2003
371
0451526562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dickens' famous tale of love and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
$8.00

In Search of London

GBR269
H.V. Morton
Da Capo Press
2002
448
0306811324
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enduring portrait of the city and especially of its history, originally published a half-century ago. As in all of his travel books, Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and, especially, the history of a place with his own keen observations.
$18.50

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

GBR739
Pat Ford (Translator)
University of California Press
2008
205
0520253965
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The 30th anniversary edition of Professor Ford's translation of the Celtic classic in readable, modern English.
$29.95

The Mabinogion

GBR731
Sioned Davies (Translator)
Oxford University Press
2007
336
0192832425
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An enchanting translation of the eleven tales of the Welsh medieval masterpiece by Sioned Davies, the chair of the Welsh department at Cardiff University.
$30.00

For Kids

Madeline in London

GBR152
Ludwig Bemelmans
Viking
2000
64
014056649X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Miss Clavel, Madeline and her 11 classmates travel to London to cheer up their former neighbor, Pepito. For kids ages 4-8.
$7.99

King of Shadows

GBR161
Susan Cooper
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1999
186
068984445X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel of time-travel, Shakespeare -- and the plague -- for kids ages 10-12.
$7.99

The Queen's Own Fool

SCT55
Robert J. Harris, Jane Yolen
Penguin Putnam
2001
400
0698119185
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This excellent historical novel relates the life of Mary Queen of Scots as witnessed by her jester, a spunky orphan named Nicola.
$11.99

A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

GBR245
E.L. Konigsburg
Aladdin Books
2001
208
068984624X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A marvelous fictionalized portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England successively, traveler to Constantinople, wife of a future saint, mother of Richard the Lionheart and for 15 years a prisoner of the English Crown. For young adults.
$7.99

Beware, Princess Elizabeth

GBR332
Carolyn Meyer
Gulliver
2002
224
0152045562
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
An acclaimed young-adult novel, one in a series of Young Royals, in which Henry VIII is recently dead and young Elizabeth endures the tumultuous reigns of her brother Edward and sister Mary before ascending the throne herself.
$6.99

Mary, Bloody Mary

GBR333
Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Books
2001
240
0152164561
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This sympathetic portrait brings to life Mary Tudor’s childhood and difficult teen years, when her beloved father, Henry VIII, spurns Mary’s mother for the bewitching Anne Boleyn -- and Mary goes from riches to rags, becoming the embittered woman who would later be known as Bloody Queen Mary. Ages 11 and up.
$7.99

The Shakespeare Stealer

GBR335
Gary Blackwood
Penguin Putnam
2000
224
0141305959
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Young orphan Widge is hired to infiltrate the Globe and steal Shakespeare's latest play for another acting troupe. But will the boy betray his new friends or disobey his employer?
$6.99

Adam of the Road

GBR336
Elizabeth Janet Gray, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
2002
320
014032464X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Newberry-winning classic about the adventures of a medieval minstrel's son who loses his way on the highways and byways of 13th-century England.
$7.99

Coram Boy

GBR339
Jamila Gavin
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
336
0374413746
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel offers a textured, nuanced, evocative story of the upper and lower classes in England in 1741, concentrating her focus on two 13-year-old boys and their intertwined ambitions.
$7.95

Knight's Castle

GBR340
Edward Eager
Harcourt Books
1999
198
015202073X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When a toy soldier comes to life, four young Americans are whisked back in time to Robin Hood's England in this charming and good-humored fantasy.
$6.99

The Midwife's Apprentice

GBR341
Karen Cushman
Houghton Mifflin Company
1996
122
0547722176
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The 1996 Newbery Medal winner, this novel geared for 8-12 year olds recounts the apprenticeship of a waif named Brat, who learns to be a midwife in 14th-century England. Short, funny and atmospheric.
$7.99

James Herriot's Treasury for Children

GBR390
James Herriot, Peter Barrett (Illustrator), Ruth Brown (Illustrator)
St. Martin's Press
2014
272
1250058139
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
From Moses the Kitten to Smudge the Little Lost Lamb, all of the beloved veterinarian's children's stories are collected in this illustrated volume.
$24.99

The Secret Garden

GBR391
Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
Penguin
2011
358
0143106457
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Sullen orphan Mary's life changes when she discovers an abandoned garden hidden on her uncle's staid Yorkshire estate. As she nurses the garden and her sickly cousin back to health, she herself begins to blossom.
$17.00

Lassie Come-Home

GBR392
Rosemary Wells, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator), Eric Knight
Henry Holt and Company
1998
48
0805059954
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An award-winning, illustrated heart-warmer about a collie whose is taken away from his young owner, only to find its way home through hundreds of miles of Scottish and English countryside.
$9.99

The Snow Goose

BRD20
Paul Gallico
Alfred Knopf
1941
60
0394445937
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A handsome hardcover edition of Gallico's poignant tale of innocence and longing set in Word War II England.
$19.95

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

GBR426
Robert Sabuda
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
12
0689847432
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Working his own magic, paper-fold master Sabuda unfurls the classic tale in a series of six stunning double-page animated scenes. Each double-page spread, adapted from Tenniel's original illustrations, thrills with color, texture, and, most surprising of
$34.99

The Wind in the Willows

GBR457
Kenneth Grahame, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1989
272
068971310X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Rat, Mole, Badger and, of course, exasperating Mr. Toad, all star in Grahame's beloved adventures set along a riverbank in the English countryside.
$7.99

The Tailor of Gloucester

GBR466
Beatrix Potter
Penguin Putnam
2002
64
0723247722
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Potter's delightful tale of an ailing English tailor and the mice that help him sew a waistcoat for the Mayor of Gloucester, featuring the author's original watercolors.
$6.99

The Wind in the Willows

GBR481
Kenneth Grahame, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1983
224
0684179571
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A 75th anniversary edition of Grahame's enduring tale of fun, friendship and adventure, starring Rat, Toad, Mole, and Badger.
$21.99

The Coot Club

GBR484
Arthur Ransome
David R. Godine
1990
350
1567925014
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
It's summertime in the English countryside, and the young members of the Coot Club Bird Protection Society band together to solve a mystery among the boats on the Norfolk Broads.
$14.95

I Capture the Castle

GBR497
Dodie Smith
Griffin Publishing
2004
352
0312201656
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A novel about a 17-year-old girl who spends six months in an English castle writing in a journal, until she has "captured" the castle with words.
$16.99

Crispin, The Cross of Lead

GBR528
Avi
Hyperion
2004
310
0786816589
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
13-year-old Crispin must flee his manor after a price is put on his head in this suspenseful, Newberry-winning tale set in medieval England.
$7.99

This is London

GBR529
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2004
64
0789310627
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Sasek's wonderful portrait of London circa 1958 depicts the tube, Piccadilly Circus and other famed attractions through bright, stylized illustrations. For children ages 4-8.
$17.95

Loving Will Shakespeare

GBR668
Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Books
2008
272
0152062211
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Popular young adult author Carolyn Meyer fictionalizes the romance between Anne Hathaway and the young William Shakespeare in this novel for teens.
$6.95

An Episode of Sparrows

GBR688
Rumer Godden
NYRB
2004
256
1590171241
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When two poor children "steal" a bit of a defunct churchyard to make a garden in postwar London, the neighbors get involved for good and ill. As with all Godden's books, this is a tender, emotionally attuned portrait of a place and time.
$18.95

Living in the Middle Ages

EUR255
Norman Bancroft Hunt
Facts on File
2008
96
0816063419
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
11/1/2008
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An illustrated, authoritative look at daily life in medieval Europe for grades 9-12, with examples mostly drawn from England in 1100 and 1450.
$48.75

The Medieval World

EUR256
Philip Steele
Houghton Mifflin Company
2006
95
0753460467
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This rousing and colorfully illustrated tale for ages 7 to 10 brings to life the chivalry, battles and sieges and politics of Medieval Europe.
$12.99

This Is Britain

GBR753
Miroslav Sasek
Universe Publishing
2008
60
0789317532
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This is Britain, an enduring classic first published in 1974, shows off the nation's many facets, from mysterious Stonehenge and the White Cliffs of Dover to the country's many palaces and castles.
$17.95

Once and Future King

GBR844
T. H. White
Penguin Putnam
2011
640
0441020836
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
White's delightful reimagining of Sir Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur introduces the search for the Holy Grail, creation of the Round Table and all the romance, wizardry and war of Camelot for the whole family.
$26.00

Arthur of Albion

GBR846
John Matthews
Barefoot Books
2008
94
1846860490
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Matthews weaves archaeology and historical research in this spirited retelling of the legends, people and tales of Camelot for ages 8-10.
$24.99

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, Voices from a Medieval Village

GBR854
Laura Amy Schlitz
Candlewick Press
2011
84
0763650943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Inspired by an illuminated poem from 13th-century Germany, this witty, historically accurate collection of prose and poems -- winner of the 2008 Newbery Medal -- forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England. With full-color illustrations.
$6.99

Eyewitness Medieval Life

EUR334
Andrew Langley
DK Publishing
2011
72
0756607051
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A visually rich survey for ages 9-12, this colorful book introduces the art and architecture, people and culture of Medieval Europe.
$19.99

The King's Shadow

GBR935
Elizabeth Alder
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1997
259
0440220114
PAPER
Literature
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YOUNG ADULTS
In this novel for ages 12-14, a young Welsh serf chronicles his exciting journeys as companion to Earl Harold of Wessex, future King of England, culimating with the Battle of Hastings.
$7.99