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Great Gardens of Britain

GRB32
Helena Attlee
Frances Lincoln
2011
144
0711231346
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour through 20 of the finest gardens in Great Britain, ranging from famous 18th-century landscapes such as Stourhead to the rather quirky Garden of Cosmic Speculation.
$29.95

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 English Garden

GBR986
Andrew Lawson (Photographer), Ursula Buchan
Frances Lincoln
2006
384
0711226385
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated history of English gardens and styles of landscaping, with 350 photographs and a focus on gardens open to the public.
$50.00

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

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

Nature's Engraver, A Life of Thomas Bewick

NAT249
Jennifer S. Uglow
University of Chicago Press
2009
458
0226823911
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Born to a farming family in Northumberland in 1753, Bewick eventually published his own History of British Birds, the first field guide intended for a general audience. Uglow's engrossing illustrated biography includes an array of the great engraver's vignettes depicting rural life and the natural world.
$18.00

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

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

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

Down The Garden Path

GBR598
Beverly Nichols
Storey Publishing
2005
296
0881927104
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This facsimile edition of Nichols' 1932 ode to the pleasures and perils of gardening is an entertaining account of creating a garden, which asks the question: Why Garden?
$24.95

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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

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

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

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

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 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

For Kids

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

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

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

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 all, height.
$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 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

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

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

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

Shakespeare for Kids, His Life and Times: 21 Activities

GRB28
Colleen Aagesen
Chicago Review Press
1999
149
1556523475
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared to ages 9-11, this fun activity book presents the life and works of Shakespeare and introduces the Elizibethan era with 21 activities, such as making costumes, staging swordplay, and making and using a quill pen.
$17.95