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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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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

Five Days in London, May 1940

WAR47
John Lukacs
Yale University Press
2001
256
0300084668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fly-on-the-wall account of a long weekend in 1940, capturing all the uncertainty, drama and suspense surrounding Churchill's affirmation that Britain would continue the war with Germany.
$14.00

The Age of Shakespeare

GBR522
Frank Kermode
Modern Library
2005
214
0812974336
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A remarkably concise, elegant overview of the world of Shakespeare in the Modern Library Chronicles series by the eminent British critic and scholar.
$18.00

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

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

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

London, A History

GBR480
A.N. Wilson
Modern Library
2006
240
0812975561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, evocative meditation on the rich and varied history of England's capital city by the prolific British writer, critic and historian. Wilson examines London through several lenses, using humor and insight to discuss art, architecture, politics and culture.
$16.00

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

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

London's Royal Parks

GRB151
Paul Rabbitts
Osprey Publishing
2014
96
0747813701
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A history of the evolution of nine London parks from their days as private hunting land to monarchy acquisition to current status as a manicured public space. Divided into chapters by park, including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Windsor Great Park and St. James’s Park.
$15.95

Westminster Abbey

GBR810
Richard Jenkyns, Mary Beard (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2011
224
0674061977
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In a highly original pocket book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns looks afresh at the celebrated church complex -- national cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, place of Princess Diana's funeral.
$17.50

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

Capital

GRB75
John Lanchester
W. W. Norton & Company
2013
537
0393345092
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lanchester (Fragrant Harbor, Debt to Pleasure) sets this latest novel on a single street in London in 2008, at the height of the financial meltdown, interweaving the tales of longtime residents, recent immigrants and the newly rich.
$15.95

Case Histories

GRB79
Kate Atkinson
Back Bay Books
2005
320
0316010707
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this debut of this devilishly clever series, both a terrific whodunit and family saga, private detective Jackson Brodie --ex-cop, ex-husband and weekend dad -- takes on three cases involving past crimes that occurred in and around London.
$16.00

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

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 Heat of the Day

GBR378
Elizabeth Bowen
Doubleday
2002
368
0385721285
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The suspenseful tale of life in London during the bombing raids of World War II. Bowen, like her character in the novel, remained in London during the raids (refusing the relative security of Ireland). Originally published in 1949.
$16.95

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

Three Men in a Boat

GBR883
Jerome K. Jerome
Trafalgar Square
2010
208
0099511703
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This edition of Jerome's comic masterpiece, published on the 150th anniversary of his birth, includes 30 witty illustrations by Vic Reeves. There's more to life on the Thames than meets the eye -- including navigational challenges, culinary disaster and heroic battle with swans, kettles and tins of pineapple.
$19.95

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

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

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

Insight Guide London

GBR367
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
352
1780056958
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the city with hundreds of color photographs and excellent local maps.
$19.99

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

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

Frommer's London Day by Day

GBR646
frommers
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt pocket guide and map is ideal for a short visit.
$13.99

Little Book of London

GBR751
David Long
Sutton Publishing
2008
185
0750948000
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
The Little Book of London is a funny, fact-packed compendium full of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or just strange-but-true stuff which no one will want to be without.
$21.95

Thames, The Biography

GBR793
Peter Ackroyd
Alfred Knopf
2009
528
0307389847
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ackroyd travels the Thames from source to sea, taking in not just the villages and towns, royal residences, docks and weirs but also the kings and conquerors, artists and writers associated with the great river.
$21.00

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages, The Mystery of the Saxon Hoard

GRB08
Caroline Alexander
National Geographic
2011
1426208146
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Alexander traces the medieval battle by the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes and Vikings for control of the British Isles in this illustrated survey of a remarkable cache of 500 gold and silver jewels, rediscovered in 2009 after almost 1500 years.
$35.00

The Time Machine

GRB109
H. G. Wells
Penguin
2005
104
0141439971
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. But he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture -- now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. Not long after he figures out why, he discovers his machine itself has vanished.
$11.00

DK Eyewitness Top Ten London

GRB97
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
192
1465460551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide, featuring favorite attractions, events, restaurants, shops and excursions.
$14.00

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

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

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

The London Eye Mystery

GBR855
Siobhan Dowd
Yearling Publishing
2009
336
0385751842
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this ALA Notable Book, cousins Ted and Kat follow a trail of clues across the city in a desperate bid to find their cousin Salim, who disappeared after boarding London's celebrated ride, The London Eye, until recently the world's tallest.
$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

City Walks With Kids London

GBR946
Emily Laurence Baker
Chronicle Books
2009
52
0811864510
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Explore Longdon with these 50 colorful convenient cards, each with a map and suggested walk or activity.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Not for Parents London

GRB20
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2011
96
1742204996
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Jam-packed with photos, fun facts and goofy cartoons, this glossy guide is just the thing for young travelers ages 8 to 12.
$14.99