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The Heir Apparent
The Heir Apparent
Written by Jane Ridley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780812994759
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The Heir Apparent
A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Written by Jane Ridley


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE BOSTON GLOBE

This richly entertaining biography chronicles the eventful life of Queen Victoria’s firstborn son, the quintessential black sheep of Buckingham Palace, who matured into as wise and effective a monarch as Britain has... Read more >
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Balloon View of London, 1851
Balloon View of London, 1851
Written by Banks & Co.
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402530
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Balloon View of London, 1851

Written by Banks & Co.


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $9.95

This beautiful color view of London looks from the perspective of an aerial balloon, looking southwards from Hampstead. Printed in 1851, it shows the brand new Crystal Palace - erected to house the Great Exhibition - as well as the early London railways, Victorian Oxford Street, the Tower and eight of... Read more >
Things a Woman Wants to Know
with an illustrated section on the folding of serviettes
Written by Isobel of Home Notes


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $10.95

This book of handy hints for the new housewife was first published in the Edwardian era, and includes recipes, medical advice, fashion tips and the dangers that can lurk in the home (e.g. the unhealthiness of carpets and the poisonous colors of wallpaper). In this new edition, the most unusual entertaining... Read more >
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon, Read by Wanda McCaddon
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148481
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
Read by Wanda McCaddon


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $20.00

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell.  In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina...

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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
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ISBN: 9780385344968
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell.  In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina...

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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by The Countess of Carnarvon
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ISBN: 9780385344975
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Written by The Countess of Carnarvon


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $9.99

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey tells the story behind Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’s Emmy Award-winning PBS show Downton Abbey, and the life of one of its most famous inhabitants, Catherine Wendell.  In this transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina...

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The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
Written by Countess Fiona Carnarvon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804140874
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The Women of the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey; Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey
Written by Countess Fiona Carnarvon


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $19.99

This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together two tales of Highclere Castle, the grand estate that serves as the central character for the hit PBS show Downton Abbey, from the current Countess of Carnarvon. A New York Times bestseller, Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey contrasts the splendor of... Read more >
British Film Studios
British Film Studios
Written by Kiri Walden
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812845
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British Film Studios

Written by Kiri Walden


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

 This history of British film studios will open the doors on the glamour, gossip, trials and tribulations of film-making in Britain, starting with the early development of film in Britain and bringing the story up to date with the current renaissance of film production in the UK. With a chapter on... Read more >
The British Sailor of the Second World War
The British Sailor of the Second World War
Written by Angus Konstam
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812371
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The British Sailor of the Second World War

Written by Angus Konstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $12.95

This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines... Read more >
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The British Sailor of the Second World War

Written by Angus Konstam


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $7.95

This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines... Read more >
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Map of the British Empire, 1905
Map of the British Empire, 1905
Written by Algernon Methuen
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ISBN: 9781908402509
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Map of the British Empire, 1905

Written by Algernon Methuen


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

The dawn of the twentieth century was the height of the British Empire and this map is a beautiful visual history of the 11 million square miles which was home to 400 million citizens of the crown. This full color reproduction of the contemporary 1905 world map shows details of global trade including... Read more >
Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
Written by Historic Towns Trust
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402516
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Historical Map of Tudor London, c.1520
A detailed street map of...
Written by Historic Towns Trust


Format: Non-traditional book, 1 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $9.95

The capital city c.1520 during the reign of Henry VIII showing major streets, lanes, churches, great houses, monasteries and public buildings. This map reveals medieval London at its most impressive, before the city was overwhelmed by a massive population explosion. Read more >
Things a Woman Wants to Know
Things a Woman Wants to Know
Written by Isobel of Home Notes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781908402639
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Things a Woman Wants to Know
An Edwardian Housewife's Guide to Life
Written by Isobel of Home Notes


Format: Hardcover, 172 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $12.95

This book of handy hints for the new housewife was first published in the Edwardian era, and includes recipes, medical advice, fashion tips and the dangers that can lurk in the home (e.g. the unhealthiness of carpets and the poisonous colors of wallpaper). In this new edition, the most unusual entertaining... Read more >
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Truth Conquers All
A history of Reading Blue Coat School
Written by Peter Went


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2013
Price: $7.95

Reading Blue Coat School was opened in 1660 to teach twenty ‘children of honest poore men’, according to the bequest of merchant Richard Aldworth. Despite his and subsequent bequests, the school was initially housed in a dilapidated former inn, and it was a constant struggle to make ends meet and keep... Read more >
Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962881
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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Queen Anne
Queen Anne
Written by Anne Somerset
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962898
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Queen Anne
The Politics of Passion
Written by Anne Somerset


Format: eBook, 656 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

She ascended the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702, at age thirty-seven, Britain’s last Stuart monarch, and five years later united two of her realms, England and Scotland, as a sovereign state, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain. She had a history of personal misfortune, overcoming ill health (she...

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Wellington's Guns
The Untold Story of Wellington and his Artillery in the Peninsula and at Waterloo
Written by Nick Lipscombe


Format: eBook, 472 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $9.99

The history books have forgotten the artillery of Wellington's army during the Napoleonic Wars, but in this book Nick Lipscombe offers a study of the gunners through first-hand accounts, bringing life and color to their heroic actions.

Wellington was, without doubt, a brilliant field commander, but his leadership style was abrupt and... Read more >
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The British Execution
The British Execution
Written by Stephen Banks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812425
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The British Execution
1500-1964
Written by Stephen Banks


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate ensures Charles I a place unique among English monarchs. The... Read more >
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The British Execution
1500-1964
Written by Stephen Banks


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $7.95

If life is a drama, then for some men and women their most noteworthy moment on the stage has been at their unwilling exit. If Anne Boleyn's memory lives on it is because her head was lost, and the same fate ensures Charles I a place unique among English monarchs. The... Read more >
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The Country Railway
The Country Railway
Written by Tim Bryan
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ISBN: 9780747812548
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The Country Railway

Written by Tim Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95

While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely rural population of the country was arguably far greater. And while some of the initial trunk lines... Read more >
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The Country Railway

Written by Tim Bryan


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $7.95

While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely rural population of the country was arguably far greater. And while some of the initial trunk lines... Read more >
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Gear Guide, 1967
Gear Guide, 1967
Written by David Johnson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781908402561
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Gear Guide, 1967
Hip-pocket Guide to Britain's Swinging Carnaby Street Fashion Scene
Written by David Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $9.95

The late 1960s ushered in a fashion revolution and Carnaby Street was its epicenter, birthplace of the mini-skirt and wildly exuberant fashion statements, all vividly brought to life in this reproduction illustrated pocket guide to London's swinging fashion scene at the height of its popularity and influence in 1967. Informative and... Read more >
Street Maps of Victorian London, 1863
Street Maps of Victorian London, 1863
Written by Edward Stanford
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402523
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Street Maps of Victorian London, 1863

Written by Edward Stanford


Format: Non-traditional book, 4 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $39.95

These four hand-colored maps of London in the Victorian age show all of London, including the surrounding countryside and outlying villages such as Hampstead, Stratford, Merton and Beckenham. Perfect for researchers and genealogists, they are presented in a slipcase box set and are so detailed that they show individual buildings, the... Read more >
Rocque's Map of Georgian London, 1746
Rocque's Map of Georgian London, 1746
Written by John Rocque
Format: Non-traditional book
ISBN: 9781908402547
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Rocque's Map of Georgian London, 1746
Detailed street map
Written by John Rocque


Format: Non-traditional book, 4 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $39.95

Mapped out in 1746, Rocque’s survey of London was the most detailed of its time, and is charmingly and attractively illustrated. Produced over two sheets, it also offers enough detail for local historians and genealogists and is a fascinating portrait of Britain’s capital at the beginning of the Industrial Age.

The map... Read more >
The Victorian Detective
The Victorian Detective
Written by Alan Moss
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812838
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The Victorian Detective

Written by Alan Moss


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $12.95

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases with superior observations skills and powers of deduction. From murder to train robberies, we see how early police detectives... Read more >
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