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Ireland and Great Britain

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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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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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

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

Stone Voices, The Search for Scotland

SCT66
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2004
240
0809088452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ascherson writes with verve and insight on the centuries-old impulse toward nationhood in Scotland in this absorbing portrait.
$27.00

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 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

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

Belfast, A History

IRE361
William A. Maguire
Casemat
2014
278
1859361897
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping chronicle of the rise and decline of Northern Ireland's largest city. Maguire shows how as grand a city that could build the Titanic collapsed into religious conflict soon thereafter.
$21.95

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

Ireland Unhinged, Encounters With a Wildly Changing Country

IRE334
David Monagan
Council Oak
2014
300
1571783229
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
4/29/2014
0
0
0
0
Seeking the essence of Irish identity, American transplant David Monagan travels the length and width of Eire to explain the people’s mirth, soulfulness and eccentricities that endure despite the country’s recent economic collapse.
$17.95

Ireland, In Word and Image

IRE319
Jay Adlersberg
Welcome Books
2013
276
1599621258
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Jay Adlersberg's visual celebration of Ireland is accompanied by literary excerpts and poetry from Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and many others. With 75 gorgeous color photographs.
$60.00

Londoners

GRB69
Craig Taylor
Ecco Press
2013
413
0062005863
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of those who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
$16.99

Scotland, A Concise History

SCT15
Fitzroy MacLean, Magnus Linklater (Contributor)
Thames & Hudson
2012
248
0500282331
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This richly illustrated survey brings Scottish history up to the present through its romantic figures and bloody battles. With 250 well-integrated illustrations, this revised fourth edition includes a newly added chapter on Scotland’s place in the 21st century.
$19.95

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 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

Wild Coast

GRB248
Marianne Taylor
Bloomsbury USA
2015
208
1408181789
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A celebration of Britain's magnificent coast through authoritative text and oversized color photographs. Taylor not only captures the island's sheer limestone crags and rocky shores but also the coastline’s wildlife habitats, where terns and plovers bicker and wildflowers crown clifftop meadows.
$34.00

Celtic Art

IRE375
Venceslas Kruta
Phaidon Press
2015
290
0714845973
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautiful sourcebook that profiles the art of the entire Celtic world -- not just Britain, but also France, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. The collection spans the fifth century BCE to the eighth century and includes items like sculpture, manuscript, jewelry and housewares.
$79.95

Gothic Ornament: Architectural Motifs from York Cathedral

GRB282
Joseph Halfpenny
Dover Publications
2005
122
0486445100
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of exquisite illustrations of the sculptured ornaments from northern Europe's largest medieval cathedral, York Minster. Reproduced from a rare 18th-century volume, this compilation consists of 175 images, selected from throughout the building.
$12.95

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

Looking for Class, Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge

GBR467
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
352
006052703X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A witty, charming and astutely observed account of an American graduate student's year spent in the halls of England's most prestigious academic institutions.
$14.99

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

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

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

IRE04
W.B. Yeats
Modern Library
2004
380
0812968557
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Edited by the Nobel Prize-winning poet who spearheaded the Celtic Renaissance in the early 20th century, these enchanting stories introduce a cast of changelings, ghosts, mermaids, demons, saints, priests and fairies.
$18.00

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

SCT42
Muriel Spark
HarperCollins Publishers
2009
150
0061711292
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A terribly witty novel from the pen of Dame Muriel. Miss Jean Brodie is an unorthodox teacher at an Edinburgh girls' boarding school who wins the hearts and minds of her students, only to discover that girls from the provinces are ill-prepared for progressive thought.
$13.99

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

Wuthering Heights

GBR307
Emily Bronte
Penguin
2002
416
0141439556
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$8.00

More Books

The Steel Bonnets

SCT04
George MacDonald Fraser
Skyhorse
2008
416
160239265X
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
MacDonald Fraser captures the celebrated mayhem, blood and glory of the Anglo-Scottish border raids in rich and entertaining detail.
$17.99

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

Mary Queen of Scots

SCT01
Antonia Fraser
Bantam Doubleday
1993
613
038531129X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This richly readable biography, the story of a legend who was loved even en route to her death, illuminates Mary's age as well as the figure herself.
$20.00

The Hill Bachelors

IRE42
William Trevor
Penguin Putnam
2001
256
0141002174
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
No one writes better short fiction than William Trevor. This collection of 12 stories captures the life and people of rural Ireland.
$15.00

Reading in the Dark

IRE59
Seamus Deane
Vintage Books
1998
256
0375700234
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel follows a Catholic boy growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1950s, dealing with a family full of secrets and a city full of hatred.
$15.95

London, The Novel

GBR98
Edward Rutherfurd
Ballantine Books
2002
1126
0345455681
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel marches through 2,000 years of London history.
$20.00

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

London Map

GBR114
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
2
3866093071
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and detailed laminated city map with a variety of useful inset maps.
$9.95

Highlanders, A History of the Highland Clans

SCT33
Fitzroy MacLean
Overlook Press
2008
276
1585679984
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A marvelous storyteller, MacLean recounts the origins, uprisings and personalities of Highland Scotland from Celtic legends to the bloody defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden Moors in this vivid, beautifully illustrated history.
$35.00

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

Dublin Map

IRE96
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3897071347
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of Dublin, at a scale of 1:12,000.
$9.95

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

Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

IRE136
Hugh Palmer (Photographer), Christopher Fitz-Simon
Thames & Hudson
2011
200
050028931X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With hundreds of color photographs, this illustrated portrait of Ireland, its landscape, architecture and people includes maps and a travel guide.
$26.95

The Teapots Are Out and Other Eccentric Tales from Ireland

IRE144
John B. Keane
Carroll & Graff
2004
192
0786712988
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of 17 sentimental, sad, outrageous and just plain fun stories by the prolific North Kerry saloon-keeper, balladeer, playwright and novelist. Keane, who died in 2002, had an eye (and ear) for Irish rural life.
$13.95

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

ATL26
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Bradt Publications
2008
176
1841622583
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland.
$25.99

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

A Brief History of Ireland

IRE321
Richard Killeen
Hachette
2012
323
0762439904
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Killeen traces the successive waves of warriors and colonists through the Celts, Vikings and Normans to Henry VIII, the era of rebellion and patriots to modern times in this brisk, measured history.
$14.95

The Birds of Ireland, A Field Guide

IRE338
Jim Wilson
Collins International Maps
2013
272
1848891792
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A complete guide to more than 240 species of birds found in Ireland, featuring over 1,400 photographs, identification features and concise descriptions.
$26.95

London, A Literary Anthology

GRB200
British Library
Daedalus
2014
224
0712357408
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ranging from the 15th century to the present day, the British Library’s generous selection of poems and novel excerpts evokes the spirit of London through the ages. Full-color works of art from the library's collection are interspersed throughout.
$34.95

Scotland Adventure Map

SCT222
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956455
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided folded map of Scotland by the National Geographic Society and World Mapping Project at a scale of 1:440,000.
$11.95

For Kids

Ring of Bright Water, A Trilogy

SCT17
Gavin Maxwell
David R. Godine
2011
352
156792400X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This magical book, treasured by generations of parents and children, is best known for its portrayal of otters -- and the naturalist who loves them. But Maxwell's descriptions of the Scottish coast, and other wildlife, are equally captivating. This handsome edition, featuring Gavin's line drawings, brings together Ring of Bright Water (1960), The Rocks Remain (1963) and Raven Meet Thy Brother (1969). With cottages available to rent), Eilean Ban ('White Island'), nestled beneath the Isle of Skye bridge, is today a museum and nature preserve.
$19.95

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

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

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

Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

IRE104
Tomi De Paola
Holiday House
1994
30
0823410773
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Celebrated children's author/illustrator de Paola retells the story of Saint Patrick in this delightful picture book, geared for ages 5 to 8.
$8.99

Nory Ryan's Song

IRE106
Patricia Reilly Giff
2002
148
0440418291
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A historical novel set in western Ireland in 1845 and narrated by 12-year-old Nory Ryan, whose family faces starvation as a consequence of the potato blight.
$7.99

A Wizard Abroad

IRE113
Diane Duane
Harcourt Books
2001
355
0152162380
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in Duane's popular series of books about the schoolgirl wizard Nita, who in this episode travels to Ireland to aid Irish wizards, fight folkloric demons and drink tea with her auntie.
$15.95

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 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 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 Island of Horses

IRE132
Eilis Dillon
NYRB
2004
192
1590171020
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When Pat and his friend Danny ignore the advice of their parents and visit the mysterious Island of Horses, their discovery of a beautiful black colt lands them in the middle of a full-blown adventure. Told in first person, this classic tale evokes the people, traditions and flavor of Connemara and western Ireland.
$17.95

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