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Treasures of the British-Irish Isles: London to Dublin

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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 British Isles, A History of Four Nations

GBR88
Hugh Kearney
Cambridge University Press
2012
324
0521608503
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
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

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

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

The British World, An Illustrated Atlas

GRB262
Tim Jepson
National Geographic
2015
352
1426215533
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring more than 95 new National Geographic maps, photos, literary highlights and quotes, this reference book is a resplendent tribute to British history.
$40.00

A Short History of England, The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation

GRB40
Simon Jenkins
Hachette
2013
319
161039142X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jenkins relates the exhilarating tale from the Dark Ages -- when the Angles arrived from Germany, lending their name to England -- to the modern day in this concise, very readable and illustrated history.
$17.99

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, 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

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

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

Modern Ireland, A Very Short Introduction

IRE195
Senia Paseta
Oxford University Press
2003
184
0192801678
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A remarkably concise, provocative history in the well-regarded series, touching on the major aspects of Irish history, politics, and society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
$11.95

Northern Ireland: The Reluctant Peace

IRE353
Feargal Cochrane
Yale University Press
2013
368
0300178700
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Belfast native Cochrane traces the history of Northern Ireland, revealing how a lethal combination of religion and politics led to the 30-year conflict known as the Troubles, and critically examines the effectiveness of the peace process.
$85.00

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 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 New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History

EUR240
Colin McEvedy
Penguin Putnam
1992
112
0140512497
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McEvedy deftly sketches the culture, history and society of medieval Europe in this slim historical atlas.
$17.00

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

Their Finest Hour (The Second World War, Volume 2)

WAR29
Winston S. Churchill
Houghton Mifflin Company
1986
683
0395410568
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of the Battle of Britain from Winston Churchill himself.
$20.00

Tudors, The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

GRB213
Peter Ackroyd
Griffin Publishing
2014
528
1250054605
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ackroyd’s monumental book brings the Tudor dynasty to life, from the storied and bloodstained reign of Henry VIII to the short-lived kingship of Edward VI (The Teenage King), the brief restoration of Roman Catholicism by his half-sister Mary I (Bloody Mary) and the stable rule of Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen).
$18.99

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

The Beatles in Liverpool: The Stories, the Scene, and the Path to Stardom

GRB221
Spencer Leigh
Chicago Review Press
2012
127
1613744099
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
This slim biography explores Liverpool’s influence on the young Beatles and charts the seminal moments of one of history’s most revered rock bands.
$19.95

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

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

Henry VIII, The King and His Court

GBR873
Alison Weir
Ballantine Books
2002
656
034543708X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Meticulous in detail and narrated with style, Weir brings to life the king, the turbulent court and the men and women who vied for its pleasures and rewards.
$18.00

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

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

Silver Linings, Travels Around Northern Ireland

IRE146
Martin Fletcher
Hachette
2001
320
0349112517
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An account of travels, as well as the people, politics and traditions of Northern Ireland, infused with the author's humor and insightful reporting.
$16.95

The Great Shame, And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World

IRE204
Thomas Keneally
Doubleday
2000
768
0385720262
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vivid family memoir. Keneally traces the history of Ireland, Irish immigration -- and how the English treated the Irish -- through the story of his own ancestors, taking us from 19th-Century Ireland to America and Australia.
$19.95

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

London Stories

GRB144
Jerry White
Everyman's Library
2014
400
0375712461
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is a great way to experience what has been called "the city with the greatest literary tradition in the world" from the Baker Street residence of Sherlock Holmes to Charles Dickens's treacherous River Thames.
$16.00

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

GBR783
Mary Ann Fiery Shaffer
Bantam Doubleday
2009
304
0385341008
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In 1946, as England emerges from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey and his eccentric friends, who tell her about their island, the books they love, German occupation, and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
$16.00

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

Britain's Birds, An Identification Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

GRB300
et al., Robert Still, Rob Hume
Princeton University Press
2016
528
0691158894
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 2,700 color photos and up-to-date information, this comprehensive identification guide depicts all avian species one is likely to see in Britain and Ireland. Designed practically, the bird book includes maps, facts and distribution figures for each species.
$35.00

Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

GRB297
Mark Golley
Bloomsbury USA
2016
208
1472917464
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Arranged by species, this fully updated, jargon-free guide profiles 280 birds common in Britain and Ireland. Birding expert Mark Golley includes identification tips and details on habitat. Published in association with Wildlife Trusts.
$22.00

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

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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

Sun Dancing, A Vision of Medieval Ireland

IRE13
Geoffrey Moorhouse
Dufour Editions
2009
280
0156006022
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully inspired combination of scholarship and historical fiction, set at the monastery on Skellig Michael, carries the reader back to Ireland's early monastic tradition.
$22.95

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

Ireland Map

IRE23
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2013
1
2067170201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of Ireland at a scale of 1:400,000, featuring insets of the road approaches to major cities, as well as an index to cities, towns and villages.
$12.95

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

Eyewitness Guide Ireland

IRE02
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
396
1465441190
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide is a wonderfully illustrated introduction to the country, featuring photographs, maps and short background essays on history and culture.
$25.00

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

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

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

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

England, Oxford Archaeological Guide

GBR724
Timothy Darvill
Oxford University Press
2002
492
0192841017
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An overview and catalog of prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites in England, including Stonehenge and Hadrian’s Wall. With sketch maps, 200 photographs, travel information and site diagrams.
$43.95

Fodor's Scotland

SCT129
Linda Cabasin (Editor)
Fodor's
2016
512
1101879645
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights and dining.
$21.99

The Wild Places

GBR893
Robert Macfarlane
Penguin Putnam
2008
340
0143113933
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MacFarlane climbs, walks and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods in this marvelous exploration of the nature of the British Isles.
$16.00

The Secret History of MI6, 1909-1949

GRB50
Keith Jeffery
Penguin Putnam
2011
810
0143119990
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jeffrey was given unprecedented access to MI6's archives for this thrilling, balanced history of Britain's Special Intelligence Service, which essentially created the modern craft of spying.
$24.00

Frommer's EasyGuide to London

GRB113
Frommer's
Frommer's
2016
304
1628872721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
EasyGuides are full of practical, easy to absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions with expert advice on accommodations and meals.
$16.95

Fodor's Around London with Kids

GRB114
Fodor's
Fodor's
2013
160
1400007445
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed with a fun and convenient flipbook format, this unique guide to entertaining sites, activities, and kid-friendly eateries around town is perfect for young travelers and a handy reference for adults. Written by a parent, the guide includes practical pointers and, in case of a rainy day, diverting games for kids.
$12.99

The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World

GRB125
John Haywood
Thames & Hudson
2009
144
0500288313
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An exploration in 54 maps, Haywood (Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings) charts 3,000 years of dramatic Celtic history from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire’s failure to complete their conquest of the island to the present.
$24.95

A History of Wales, 1906-2000

GRB126
D. Gareth Evans
University of Chicago Press
2000
303
0708315941
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fourth volume in the History of Wales series by Welsh scholar Gareth Evans covers the turbulent changes that took place in the country during the 20th century.
$24.95

Citizens of London, The Americans Who Stood With Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

WAR193
Lynne Olson
Random House
2011
471
0812979354
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This celebrated work of WWII history follows three influential Americans who helped convince FDR to join in the British wartime cause. All three, Olson argues, (Edward Murrow, Averell Harriman and Gilbert Winant) greatly affected the course of history.
$17.00

Five Centuries of British Painting, From Holbein to Hodgkin

ART160
Andrew Wilton
Thames & Hudson
2002
224
0500203490
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Art historian and curator Andrew Wilton presents a detailed overview of British painting from its beginnings under the influence of Holbein to the 20th century. He presents a portfolio for English painting’s contribution to the great European art tradition.
$14.95

The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

GRB157
Ian Mortimer
Penguin Putnam
2014
416
014312563X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mimicking modern travel guides, this historical work discusses 16th-century England’s language, currency, food, lodgings, modes of travel and polite behavior in addition to introducing period writings.
$17.00

Rick Steves' Great Britain

GRB181
Rick Steves
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
1070
1631212974
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Everything Great Britain, presented in Rick Steves' candid, erudite style.
$25.99

A Journey Through Tudor England

GRB189
Suzannah Lipscomb
W. W. Norton & Company
2014
336
1605985635
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Through visits to Tudor England’s historic palaces, castles, theaters and abbeys, Suzannah Lipscomb brings to life the rich history of the Tudors.
$19.95

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

Marco Polo Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, Alderney

GRB205
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
2014
136
3829707479
PAPER
Guidebook
2/28/2014
0
0
0
0
This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map.
$9.99

English Gardens, A Journey Through the Seasons

GRB219
Helene Gammack
Aa Balkema
2015
1909881201
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A visual feast of pure gardening inspiration. From England’s most modest herb patches to its sweeping landscape gardens -- carpets of bluebells at Emmets Garden, the wild meadows at Tyntesfield -- the National Trust offers a glorious tour.
$24.95

AA The Pub Guide 2014

GRB222
AA Publishing
Independent Publishers Group
2013
656
0749574763
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This colorful guide to Britain’s best pubs and taverns profiles over 2,000 ancient taverns, countryside inns, gastro-pubs and hostelries, each recognized on merit. Sixth edition.
$27.95

The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors

GRB226
Dan Jones
Viking
2014
392
0670026670
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In his follow-up to The Plantagenets (GRB132), Dan Jones describes how the self-destructive tendencies of Britain’s longest reigning family led to the rise of the Tudor dynasty.
$36.00

Victoria: A Life

GRB227
A.N. Wilson
Penguin Putnam
2014
624
159420599X
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This expansive biography of Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch debunks the popular conception of the queen as a cold widow to reveal a shrewd, passionate and humorous woman.
$36.00

The Edge of the World, A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe

SCN91
Michael Pye
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
360
168177206X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Profiling the saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals who crossed the gray expanse stretching between Scandinavia and the British Isles, Pye illuminates the epic history of the North Sea.
$17.95

Exploring English Castles, Evocative, Romantic and Mysterious True Tales of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles

GRB238
Edd Morris
Skyhorse
2015
208
1632203480
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A picturesque, coffee-table tour through the grandest castles in England, including Bodiam, Framlingham and Kenilworth. Morris' color photos are accompanied by legends and tales about each structure.
$29.99

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

The English Cathedral

GRB261
Peter Marlow
National Book Network
2015
128
1858946425
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In this photographic tribute to each of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals (including the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham and Canterbury) award-winning photographer Peter Marlow evokes the greatness and humbling power of each magnificent building.
$40.00

Landmarks

GRB265
Robert Macfarlane
Penguin Putnam
2016
448
0241967872
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dolman Travel Book Award winner Macfarlane meditates on the landscapes of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, revealing how language is vital to developing an intimate knowledge of landscape.
$18.00

The Road to Little Dribbling

GRB288
Bill Bryson
Doubleday
2016
400
0804172714
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Adventures of an American in Britain," this narrative by the ever-entertaining Bill Bryson is a sequel to his hilarious travel writing classic Notes from a Small Island (GBR16). A recently anointed British citizen, Bryson celebrates his new status by exploring the island once more, taking in new sites and revisiting some old favorites in this homage to England and all its marvelous eccentricity.
$16.95

The English Garden, A Social History

GRB292
Charles Quest-Ritson
David R. Godine
2004
288
1567922643
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This short piece of scholarship discusses how English gardens are not merely beautiful, but represent lifestyle, money and class. The narrative ushers readers from the walled-off secret gardens of the 1500s to the present day, when gardening is a common pastime.
$45.00

Life in a Medieval Village

GRB307
Joseph Gies, Frances Gies
HarperCollins
2016
288
0062415662
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Zeroing in on the English East Midlands village of Elton circa 1300, this book describes agricultural and domestic life for both lord and serf while providing important historical context and stressing the role of the church in maintaining communal harmony.
$15.99

Writing the Thames

GRB308
Christina Hardyment
University of Chicago Press
2016
288
1851244506
HARD COVER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Piecing together a history of the legendary waterway, this anthology gathers vibrant poetry, artwork and prose excerpts from writers and artists inspired by England’s Thames River. Includes 75 full-color illustrations.
$40.00

London, The Story of a Great City

GRB310
Jerry White
Sterling Publishing Company
2016
160
0233004378
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Charting the history of London from its origins to the present day, this overview covers the great rise of London while doing a roll-call of great Londoners from Shakespeare to Churchill. Includes plenty of artifacts, documents and photos.
$29.95

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

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

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

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.
$8.95

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

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

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

Darwin and Evolution for Kids, His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities

GPS64
Kristan Lawson
Chicago Review Press
2003
160
1556525028
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
An interactive, illustrated biography of Darwin for kids ten and up (and their families). The book, which includes hands-on activities, covers Darwin's career from his youth to his mind-expanding voyage aboard the Beagle to the development of the theory of evolution through natural selection.
$16.95

Ancient Celts, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Celts' Past

CLT05
Jen Green
2008
64
1426302258
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This captivating, illustrated overview of the Celts and their discovery for ages 10 and up features hundreds of color photographs, maps, glossary and interviews. It's an excellent overview of archaeology for the whole family.
$17.95

Celtic Animals Coloring Book

CLT06
Mallory Pearce
Dover Publications
1997
48
0486297292
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Kids can add their own hues to 43 colorable vignettes depicting stylized birds, fish, serpents, mythological creatures and other fabulous fauna.
$3.99

Lonely Planet Not for Parents Britain

GRB88
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
96
1743214219
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This irreverent and colorful guide, part of the Lonely Planet series, offers a tongue-in-cheek look at Britain, skewed mainly at kids but with enough humor to appeal to parents (in spite of the title), the book pokes fun at mad aristocrats, ridiculous byelaws and the national obsessions with tea, soccer, pets and curries.
$14.99

Worth Looking For

The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England

GBR160
Antonia Fraser
University of California Press
2000
384
0520224604
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
Lady Fraser gathers eight British historians for this engaging, illustrated history of the monarchy from 1066 to the House of Windsor, brimming with personality, incident and scandal.
$39.95

The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland, From Earliest Times to the Present Day

GBR624
Barry Cunliffe
Penguin UK
2006
320
0140514848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A wonderfully rich and comprehensive guide to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland -- from the arrival of the first humans half a million years ago right up to the present.
$35.00