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Villages (The British Postcard Collection)

Grantham, Lincolnshire: Harlaxton, 1993. Book containing 22 full colour picture postcards of scenes in Great Brtitaon that you can send to friends.23p. . First Thus. Softcover. As New.

$12.50

Clarissa's England
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Clarissa's England

By Wright, Clarissa Dickson

London: Hodder, 2013. The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies ... takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England. In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India's, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots. 422p. plates [col.] index As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa's England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who read it.. 1st Pbk Edition. Softcover. Good.

$5.00

Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History 1832-1982
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Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History 1832-1982

By Jones, Gareth Stedman

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. This collection of essays by Gareth Stedman Jones proposes a different way of seeing both historians" analytical conceptions of "class", and the actual manifestation of class in the history of English politics and English culture since the 1830s. As the progenitor of the first generally acknowledged working-class movement, the English working class provided the initial empirical basis for not only the original Marxist theory of modern industry and proletarian revolution, but also subsequent historians" reactions against, or adaptations of, the Marxist theory of class. In Languages of Class Gareth Stedman Jones draws a distinction between two conceptions of class: the everyday and commonplace perception of its pervasiveness in England, and the Marxist idea of its revolutionary significance. He proceeds to challenge the predominant conceptions of the meaning and development of "class consciousness" by stressing the political and discursive conditions in which particular languages appeared and receded. Among the themes of individual essays in the book are a rethinking of "the making of the English working class" and the phenomenon of Chartism, a novel exploration of the formation and components of "working-class culture", and, in the light of these, a new approach to understanding the history of the Labour Party.2660p. indes. A few underlinings on p.13 and index. Softcover. Good>Very Good.

$7.50

The Trial of Charles I

By Wedgwood, C. V. [Cicely Veronica]

London: Reprint Soccciety, 1964. :"Cromwell"s Army demanded that King Charles I be tried and ten weeks later he was beheaded. "During that time an Army of 40, 000 men, dominated by a resolute group of officers took over the effective government of the country, purged and manipulated Parliament, brought the King to judgement in Westminster Hall in defiance of almost all legal opinion, secured fifty-nine signatures to his death warrant, and an executioner to carry out the sentence, and finally proclaimed England a republic...In this deeply moving story...the political and religious intrigues, the swift sequence of events, the poignant and dramatic scenes, are presented in sharp and living detail. "253p. p[lates bibliography. index. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$10.00

Prehistoric Avebury
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Prehistoric Avebury

By Burl, Aubrey

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1979. "In this highly readable book Aubrey Burl carefully sifts the rich archaeological and historical evidence that is available about the Avebury monuments and their builders to present a comprehensive and convincing picture of the life of the primitive communities who erected these massive structures nearly 5000 years ago." 275p. illus bibliography index. Large format heavy volume. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$25.00

The King's Grace 1910-1935

By Buchan, John [Lord Tweedsmuir]

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. Written at the time of the King's Jubilee celebrations in 1935 "This book is not a biography of King George, but an attempt to provide a picture and some slight interpretation of his reign, with the Throne as the continuing thing through an epoch of unprecedented change." John Buchan (who was also enobled as Lord Tweedsmuir and became Goveronor General of Canada in 1935), An exceptionally clean,crisp copy of the first printing, April 1935, in a handsome cream cloth cover witth gilt titles etc. in original price clipped dj (somewahat age toned) 285p. col. frontispiece +50 pages of photographs.index.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$45.00

The Fortunate Islands - The story of the Isles of Scilly.

By Bowley, E.L. [Edward Lyon].

St Mary's, Isles of Scilly:: Garrison House, 1957. 143p. illus bibliography.index $12.50. 4th.Ed.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$12.50

The English at Love.

By McKnight, Gerald

Loandon: Four Square/ New English Library, 1967. "The Habits and Hazards of the British in bed " A lighthearted look at love in the 1960's. 174p. . Pbk. Near Fine.

$7.50

The Sociology Of Modern Britain.

By Butterworth, Eric & Weir, David

London: Fontana, 1970. An introductory reader examining aspects of British life in the 1950-60 period. "In chapters headed Family, Community, Socialization, Work, Class, Power, Values .. the editors have brought together extracts from a great variety... of scholars... and have added .. useful lists of books for further reading". 340p.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$10.00

The British Genius

By Grosvenor,Peter & McMillan, James.

London: Coronet/ Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. "..a one-volume guide to British achievements in every walk of life in this century [1900-1970]... a look at how the people of Britain have contributed so much in so many fields of progress. Includes a list of British Nobel Prize winners 560p. illus.index . 1st Pbk Ed... Pbk. Near Fine.

$12.00

Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865
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Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865

By Midgley, Clare

London: Routledge, 2007. Feminism and Empire establishes the foundational impact that Britain"s position as leading imperial power had on the origins of modern western feminism. Based on extensive new research, this study exposes the intimate links between debates on the "woman question" and the constitution of "colonial discourse" in order to highlight the centrality of empire to white middle-class women"s activism in Britain. The book begins by exploring the relationship between the construction of new knowledge about colonised others and the framing of debates on the "woman question" among advocates of women"s rights and their evangelical opponents. Moving on to examine white middle-class women"s activism on imperial issues in Britain, topics include the anti-slavery boycott of Caribbean sugar, the campaign against widow-burning in colonial India, and womenâs role in the foreign missionary movement prior to direct employment by the major missionary societies. Finally, Clare Midgley highlights how the organised feminist movement which emerged in the late 1850s linked promotion of female emigration to Britain"s white settler colonies to a new ideal of independent English womanhood. This original work throws fascinating new light on the roots of later "imperial feminism" and contemporary debates concerning women"s rights in an era of globalisation and neo-imperialism 206p. bibliography, index.. 1st US Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$35.00

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

By Davies. Jennifer

London: BBC Books, 1991. "Behind high redbrick walls at Chilton Foliat in Berkshire lies an extraordinary example of a traditional Victorian kitchen garden. This book traces its recent restoration from a neglected patch of weed-choked ground into a productive and well-ordered plot, cultivated with the use of Victorian tools and techniques and planted with 19th-century varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables. The garden reflects the characteristics of the era - the inventiveness and interest in science, the constant quest for improvement and the strict social hierarchy. Retired head gardener Harry Dodson has been able to employ many time-honoured skills learned as a young apprentice on large country estates in the 1930s. Through his work restoring the garden, he has solved many horticultural mysteries, including how Victorian gardeners dealt with troublesome pests, how they grew such exotic fruits as pineapple and melon, and how they obtained fruits and vegetables out of season." 160p. illus [some col.] bibliography. index.. First Thus.. Softcover. Very Good.

$8.00

Twelve Literary Walks with Ordnance Survey Maps

By Somerville, Christopher

London: Comet/ W.H.Allen, 1985. A guide to twelve literary landscapes in Britain associated with interesting books set in distinctive localities such as Tom Brown's Rugby, the Bronte's Howarth, the Wordsworth's Lake District etc. Each walk is described in detail and the route marked out on the OS maps included in the book 186p + 12 maps. Illus.. First Thus.. Softcover. Fine.

$15.00

Britain from the Air

By Swift, Michael & Grant, George

Toronto: Prospero Books / Indigo, 2000. Explores the past and present of British countryside and towns from above. 192p. illus.. Hardcover. New/New.

$25.00

Flowering of Britain

By Mabey, Richard & Evans, Tony

London: Chatto & Windus, 1989. A delightful look at flowers and wildlife in Britain with lovely illustrations. 81p. illus. index.. 2nd Ed.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat
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Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat

By Morris, James [ Jan]

London: Penguin, 1982. Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat traces the momentous decline and fall of the greatest of empires - from Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. With characteristic balance, this masterpiece of narrative history describes the long retreat and final dissolution of the British Empire. 576p. bibliography.index. Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fiine.

$8.00

Travellers in Britain :Three Centuries of Discovery

By Trench, Richard

London: Aurum Press Ltd, 1990. Britain as descibed by various travellers through the centturies : William Worcestre, John Leland Willliam Kempe, John Taylor, Celia Fiennes, Daniel Defoe, Arthur Young, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and "Don Manual Espriella " 216p. ilus bibliography maps on endpapers. A nice gift book. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Dictionary of Britain: An A-Z of the British Way of Life (Oxford Paperback Reference)

By Room, Adrian

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. Interesting, amusing, puzzling and even frustrating aspects of life in Britain are explained in this new dictionary. Over 3,000 alphabetically arranged entries give up-to-date coverage of Britain and the British way of life. More than just a tourist guide, this dictionary covers a wide range of topics, including important public events, well-known people, geography, food, work, and sports. Clean crisp tight copy - looks unread, but has remaoanider mark. First Thus.. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Britain B.C

By Winbolt, Samuel Edward

London: Penguin / Pelican, 1945. Original vintage Penguin edition [A 106] It surveys Paleolithic to Iron age Britain. 160p. Orginally published 1943 so printing and paper quality as in war-time standards. Tezt clean and complete, stapled into original wraps, which show some stains .. Reprint.. Pbk.. Good>Very Good.

$5.00

A Visitor's Guide to Britain

By Borer, Mary Cathcart.

London: Collins/Fontana, 1971. 188p. illus ( B & W] Clean crisp copy, looks unread.Paper age toned, else fine. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. Fine.

$15.00

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