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Silver Deceptions

by Sabrina Jeffries Pocket Books (December 30, 2014)

In New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s classic, revised novel, originally written as Deborah Martin, London Theater’s newest actress is determined to find out secrets about her past.

Arriving...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie Lehigh University Press (November 05, 2014)

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson Quercus (December 09, 2014)

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary Canadian History 5-Book Bundle: The Burning of the Valleys/A Dirty, Trifling Piece of Business/I Am Heartily Ashamed/Poi

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (July 02, 2014)

This special bundle collects all of Gavin K. Watt's titles that detail the events of the American War of Independence from the perspective of British/early Canadian operations.


... And the Policeman Smiled

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (June 12, 2014)

For ten months before the Second World War, there was an organised movement of mainly Jewish children out of Nazi Europe. The children were bundled onto trains, waved goodbye to their parents and set off across...


Games with Shadows

by Neal Ascherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

Beautifully written, intelligent and provocative reflections on the world scene as Ascherson looks first at the painful business of being English in a period of decline marked by public nastiness and private...


Clouds of Deceit

by Joan Smith Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

The full story of Britain's nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s has only recently begun to emerge. Here, for the first time, through interviews and eye-witness accounts from men who watched the mushroom clouds...


Shallow Waters

by C. R. Benstead Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers,...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Home Front 1914-1918

by Ian F.W. Beckett Bloomsbury Publishing (December 31, 2013)

The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


Churchill

by Ashley Jackson Quercus (September 09, 2014)

In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years.

Winston...


German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler Lexington Books (May 26, 2011)

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...


Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

by Peter Ackroyd St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2014)

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south...


Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers: English Settlers in Atlantic Canada

by Lucille H. Campey Dundurn (August 30, 2010)

The first in a series of three titles on "The English in Canada," this book focuses on factors that brought the English to Canada, tracing the English arrivals to the various settlements. Drawing on wide-raging...


Ravishment of Reason: Governance and the Heroic Idioms of the Late Stuart Stage, 1660-1690

by Brandon Chua Bucknell University Press (September 11, 2014)

Ravishment of Reason presents a new contextual framework for the study of Restoration drama, demonstrating the important cultural work performed by the restored theaters in offering versions of political theory...


Inventing Scrooge

by Carlo Devito Cider Mill Press (September 30, 2014)

Inventing Scrooge uncovers the real-life inspirations from Charles Dickens’ own world that led to the fascinating creation of his most beloved tale: A Christmas Carol.

When Charles Dickens created the story...


Ignored but Not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants

by Lucille H. Campey Dundurn (September 10, 2014)

In her third and final book in the English in Canada series, Lucille Campey provides an overview of the great exodus from England to Canada which peaked in the early twentieth century. Drawing on wide-ranging...


The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012

by Mohammed Siddique Seddon Kube Publishing Ltd (August 12, 2014)

A compelling and revealing history of the oldest Muslim community in Britain and its legacy on modern multicultural Britain.


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly Wilmington Square Books (August 11, 2014)

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.


British Government and Politics: Balancing Europeanization and Independence

by Michael L. Mannin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2010)

This deeply informed text sets the government and politics of Britain firmly in the context of Britain's enduring membership in the European Union. Michael L. Mannin thoroughly applies the concept of "Europeanization"...


Historical Dictionary of English Music: ca. 1400-1958

by Charles Edward McGuire & Steven E. Plank Scarecrow Press (April 08, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of English Music seeks to identify and briefly annotate a wide range of subjects relating to English musical culture, largely from the early 15th century through 1958, dates that reflect...


The Game and the Governess

by Kate Noble Pocket Books (July 22, 2014)

Trading Places meets Pride and Prejudice in this sexy, saucy romance—first in a new series from the author of YouTube sensation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Three friends. One Wager. Winner takes all.

The Earl—‘Lucky...


Tudors Versus Stewarts

by Linda Porter St. Martin's Press (July 01, 2014)

The war between the fertile Stewarts and the barren Tudors was crucial to the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth century. The legendary struggle, most famously embodied by the relationship between...


Queen Victoria

by Matthew Dennison St. Martin's Press (June 24, 2014)

Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology;...


Children of Separation and Loss

by Gertrude Pollitt Hamilton Books (May 04, 2014)

Gertrude Pollitt recounts the challenges of her adventurous life. After a privileged childhood in Vienna, she fled the Nazis, survived the London Blitz, helped war-traumatized children in Germany, and emigrated...


Once Upon a Time in Great Britain

by Melanie Wentz St. Martin's Press (May 13, 2014)

Visiting England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales? Don't miss Narnia, Wonderland, Hogwarts and Middle-Earth!

If you're planning a trip abroad--or just a flight of fancy into literature's best-loved magical lands--Melanie...


God's Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot

by Alice Hogge HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

One evening in 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young men landed in secret on a beach in Norfolk, England. They were Jesuit priests, Englishmen, and their aim was to achieve by force...


England And The War

by Walter Raleigh HarperTorch (April 08, 2014)

England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh’s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh’s...


Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy

by James Panton Scarecrow Press (February 24, 2011)

The Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy provides a chronology starting with the year 495 and continuing to the present day, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced...


The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada Against the New York Frontier in the Fall of 1780

by Gavin K. Watt Dundurn (March 01, 1997)

Details the actions of both sides in this exciting and incredibly effective British campaign in the War of Independence.


The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold-McClintock, Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin

by David Murphy Dundurn (October 01, 2004)

The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907) from County Louth was the leading Arctic explorer of the Victorian era. He undertook four major voyages, epic sledge journeys, and was the first to bring...


How the Scots Made America

by Michael Fry St. Martin's Press (March 04, 2014)

Ever since they first set foot in the new world alongside the Viking explorers, the Scots have left their mark. In this entertaining and informative book, historian Michael Fry shows how Americans of Scottish...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge Ecco (December 02, 2014)

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught...


The Queen's Bed

by Anna Whitelock Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 11, 2014)

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfuge

Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At...


Elizabeth's London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank, still largely...


Dr. Johnson's London

by Liza Picard St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

An enthralling review of an exhilarating era, Dr. Johnson's London brilliantly records the strangeness and individuality of the past--and continually reminds us of parallels with the present day.

The practical...


Churchill's First War

by Con Coughlin St. Martin's Press (January 28, 2014)

Churchill's First War by Con Coughlin is a fascinating account of Winston Churchill's early military career fighting in the 1890 Afghan campaign, offering fresh and revealing parallels into today's war in Afghanistan...


Fifty Classic British Films, 1932-1982: A Pictorial Record

by Anthony Slide Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

200 striking photographs, in-depth commentaries, plot synposes, contemporary reviews, and more — about 50 British classics from yesterday and today. Preface. Text. Alphabetical list of films. Bibliography....


Victorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs

by John Thomson Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Classic document of social realism contains 37 photographs by famed Victorian photographer Thomson, accompanied by texts offering sharply drawn vignettes of laborers, dustmen, street musicians, shoe blacks,...


English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century: A Comprehensive Guide with 1,117 Illustrations

by C. Willett Cunnington Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Remarkably thorough descriptions, information about hundreds of fashions: morning dresses, riding outfits, bridal gowns, more. Also millinery, footwear, etc. Based on contemporary sources. Indispensable for...


Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans

by Gladys Thompson Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys...


Legends and Romances of Brittany

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Rich compilation of age-old stories of fairies, sprites and demons; tales of the black arts, Arthurian romances, Breton lays of Marie de France, much more. 36 illustrations by W. Otway Cannell.


The Aran Islands

by J. M. Synge Dover Publications (March 28, 2013)

Famed playwright's beautiful, poetic 1907 memoir of life in an Irish fishing community. Superb retelling of folklore and anecdotes; vivid portrait of warmth, sincerity, and humor of hardy island residents.


Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Five youngsters discover a bizarre sand creature that grants wishes. Unfortunately, these wishes come undone at sunset, leaving the children to face the unpleasant consequences.


The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

by the Venerable Bede & A. M. Sellar Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This masterpiece of medieval historical literature chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Written by a monk in AD 731, it profiles prominent individuals in the formation of the country's...


William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland

by A. F. Murison Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Dramatic account recalls legendary life of great Scottish patriot from his youth and early adulthood, when he spearheaded guerrilla warfare against the English, to his ultimate betrayal and execution.


English Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

By great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration. 43 stories include "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," and many more. 65 illustrations.