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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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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

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

Eyewitness Guide London

GBR34
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
440
1465460446
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

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. Scaled at: 1:15,000.
$9.95

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

Time Out London Walks, 30 Walks by London Writers

GBR595
Time Out
TimeOut
2011
304
190497886X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A personable guide to a wide variety of London excursions. The handy guide is chock full of color photographs, illustrations, practical information and good maps.
$19.95

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 London

GBR232
Richard Tames
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
320
1566564840
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of London, from the Romans to Tony Blair, tailored to the traveler.
$14.95

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

Letters from London

GBR14
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books
1995
320
0679761616
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This sparkling collection of essays by the brilliant novelist Julian Barnes hones in on the social complexity and political reality of modern day England.
$16.95

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

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

GBR320
Daniel Pool
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1994
416
0671882368
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With excellent humor and an eye for detail, Pool clarifies the social customs, class distinctions and obsolete vocabulary of the Georgians and Victorians.
$16.00

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

Charles Dickens: A Life

GRB90
Claire Tomalin
Penguin Putnam
2012
527
0143122053
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The tumultuous life of the great novelist, beautifully rendered.
$20.00

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

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

84 Charing Cross Road

GBR231
Helene Hanff
Penguin Putnam
1990
112
0140143505
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This charming novel of bibliophilia tells of a love triangle between a New York writer, the owner of a London bookstore and the books he sells.
$14.00

A Certain Justice

GBR185
P.D. James
Ballantine Books
2003
431
0345425324
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A terrific mystery set in London, starring the redoubtable Adam Dagliesh.
$17.00

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

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 Body in the Library

GBR186
Agatha Christie
HarperCollins
2011
192
0062073613
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this Agatha Christie classic, a stylish blonde is found murdered at Grossington Hall and Miss Marple must put her keen observation skills to work to solve the crime.
$13.99

The Ministry of Fear

GBR571
Graham Greene
Penguin
2005
240
0143039113
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A thriller set in London during the Blitz by the master of atmosphere and ambiguity.
$16.00

The Pillars of the Earth

GBR226
Ken Follett
Signet
2010
983
0451166892
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in 12th-century England, this best-selling epic of kings and peasants is also a surpisingly detailed, gripping account of the building of a magnificent Gothic cathedral.
$10.99

More Books

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

Life in A Medieval Castle

GBR109
Francis Gies
HarperCollins
2015
304
0062414798
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From lord to servant, this illustrated book describes the daily life of the inhabitants at Chepstow Castle in Wales in the 13th century.
$15.99

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

Pax Britannica, The Climax of Empire

GBR10
James Morris
Harvest Books
2002
527
0156028018
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The centerpiece of the trilogy "Pax Britannica," this entertaining history concentrates on the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial power and splendor.
$37.95

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

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 Rise and Fall of the British Empire

GBR72
Lawrence James
St. Martin's Press
1996
704
031216985X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An epic of the empire's achievements from 1600 to the present.
$27.99

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

GBR21
Alison Weir
Grove Press
2000
644
0802136834
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched, Weir's compelling biography of England's most infamous monarch brings both the women and their era to life.
$18.00

The Children of Henry VIII

GBR74
Alison Weir
Ballantine Books
1996
363
0345407865
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Enlightening about the era and revealing in the portraits of Prince Edward, "Bloody" Mary, Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey, this is a very enjoyable survey by a master historian.
$18.00

Queen Elizabeth I

GBR76
J.E. Neale
Chicago Review Press
2005
446
0897333624
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The classic biography of the strong-minded, influential queen.
$16.95

Britons: Forging the Nations, 1707-1837

GBR81
Linda Colley
Yale University Press
2009
442
0300152809
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An interesting study of national British identity and the joining of England, Scotland and Wales.
$25.00

Tom Jones

GBR84
Henry Fielding
Penguin
2005
975
0140436227
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This great comic adventure novel, whose hero is thought to be illegitimate, was so shocking in its time that it was held responsible by some for two earthquakes that hit London soon after its publication in the 18th century. Even Dr. Johnson warned against its ribaldry!
$16.50

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

King Arthur and His Knights

GBR90
Eugene Vinaver
Oxford University Press
1975
231
0195019059
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A volume of Arthurian legends directly attributable to Mallory's original tales.
$19.99

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

British Isles Map, Great Britain and Ireland

GBR07
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067170279
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and accurate map of both Great Britain and Ireland, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$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

Cross Channel

GBR56
Julian Barnes
Vintage Books
1997
211
067976755X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Each linked in some way with cross channel experiences, these ten short stories range in time from the late 17th century to the year 2015. Comic, complex and intellectual.
$15.00

London, A Social History

GBR59
Roy Porter
Harvard University Press
1998
448
0674538390
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short, illustrated history of London, chronicling the city from its origins as an outpost of the Roman Empire through medieval hub, Renaissance center and imperial capital.
$21.00

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

Rough Guide Bristol, Bath & Somerset

GBR42
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2012
312
1848366051
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive regional guide featuring excellent local maps, travel information and suggested routes.
$18.99

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

Therapy: A Novel

GBR64
David Lodge
Penguin Putnam
1996
321
0140249001
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
$16.00

Off in a Boat, Hebridean Voyage

GBR66
Neil Miller Gunn
Ivan Dee
1990
348
0941533980
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gunn captures the romance and exhilaration of small boat travel in this enchanting account of a 1930s voyage through the Hebrides, interweaving his own adventures with history and lore.
$18.95

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

Down and Out in Paris and London

GBR99
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
1972
213
015626224X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Orwell's first published work, this novel -- based, in part, on true experiences -- is a tale of the underclass in 1930's Paris and London.
$14.95

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories

GBR157
Arthur Conan Doyle
Bantam Doubleday
1998
1122
0553328255
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This paperback volume manages to collect every Sherlock Holmes story that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote, including "The Hound of the Baskervilles" and his three other short novels concerning the legendary detective.
$13.90

The Complete Poems

GBR162
John Keats, John Barnard (Editor)
Penguin
1977
731
0140422102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A portable, paperback edition of all the poems of John Keats.
$18.00

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

A Christmas Carol

GBR235
Charles Dickens
Bantam Doubleday
1999
102
0553212443
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The famous tale by the Victorian master, here with watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations.
$3.95

City Secrets London

GBR327
Robert Kahn (Editor)
Fang Duff Kahn
2011
250
0983079536
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A connoisseur's guide to the city and its attractions, with personal recommendations by artists, designers, architects and personalities who have made London their home.
$19.95

National Geographic London

GBR330
Louise Nicholson
National Geographic
2016
272
1426214022
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of the city, its history, neighborhoods and attractions.
$22.95

London, The Biography

GBR248
Peter Ackroyd
Doubleday
2003
864
0385497717
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A big thematic history of London from Celtic settlement to Roman outpost and world power, much focused on the life of the city. A popular biographer and novelist, Ackroyd leavens the centuries with anecdote, personality and great affection.
$22.00

The Empty Space

TTR01
Peter Brook
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1997
141
0684829576
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A highly influential -- and highly readable -- treatise on the state of modern theater, first published in 1968 but still appropriate today.
$16.00

The Dramatic Imagination, Reflections and Speculations on the Art of Theatre

TTR02
Robert Edmond Jones
Routledge
1987
157
0878301844
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic, heartfelt collection of essays on all aspects of the theater, from acting and directing to lighting and design.
$36.95

The Canterbury Tales (In Modern English)

GBR250
Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (Translator)
Penguin
2003
504
0140424385
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Penguin Classics edition of the cornerstone of medieval English literature, Chaucer's unfinished tales of pilgrims en route to Canterbury.
$11.00

Murder in the Cathedral

GBR251
T. S. Eliot
Harvest Books
1964
88
0156632772
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A poetic play dramatizing the 1170 murder of Thomas Becket of Canterbury.
$9.00

Imagined London, A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

GBR482
Anna Quindlen
National Geographic
2004
192
0792242076
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A unique exploration of London in the footsteps of its literary characters, from Dickens to Sherlock Holmes and beyond.
$10.95

Thomas Becket

GBR490
Frank Barlow
University of California Press
1990
384
0520071751
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A detailed biography of the Archbishop-turned-Saint, which pays special attention to the more controversial elements of Becket's career.
$30.95

Companion Guide London

GBR514
David Piper, Fionualla Jervis
Boydell & Brewer
2000
450
190063936X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A pleasurable guide to the culture, history and byways of London.
$34.95

Time Out London

GBR597
Ruth Jarvis (Editor)
TimeOut
2015
416
1846703522
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
What to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

London, A Cultural History

GBR639
Richard Tames
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195309545
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A description of twenty centuries of London culture, society, and history. From the Cityscape series.
$30.95

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

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

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

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

Shakespeare's London on Five Groats a Day

GBR923
Richard Tames
Thames & Hudson
2009
151
0500287937
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This clever guide explains all the best things to see and do on the cheap in London for those visiting in the early 1600s.
$18.95