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How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it, HERMAN, Arthur
How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it
HERMAN, Arthur
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Welcome to Everytown : A Journey into the English Mind, BAGGINI, Julian
Welcome to Everytown : A Journey into the English Mind
BAGGINI, Julian
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Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour, REDLICH, Monica
Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
REDLICH, Monica
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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII, LINDSEY, Karen
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
LINDSEY, Karen
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26 1900 Fraser, Antonia Mary, Queen of Scots
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Publishing: New York; (1969)1993; Reprint Good+  
613 pages; Spine and covers creased and edgeworn, corners curled, no loose pages. Several pages rippled and faintly dampstained. A reading copy.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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27 1198 Fraser, Antonia Warrior Queens
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1989; Book Club Edition Very Good+  
383 pages; One page wrinkled, no spine creases. ; Colour and b&w illustrations. Published as Boadicea's Chariot in Great Britain.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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28 4910 GREENWOOD, Douglas Who's Buried Where in England
Softcover; Trade PB Constable: London; c1982,1999; Third Edition 368 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
A nice copy with very light edgewear and rubbing and a small black dot on bottom edge.; 'The final resting places of illustrious men and women exercise a mysterious attraction to the traveller, and in this book the burial sites of over 350 prominent figures in English history are listed with a wealth of interesting detail.' Sections include authors, poets, artists, musicians, scientists, reformers, outlaws, heroines, etc. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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British Inheritance : A Treasury of Historic Documents , HALLAM, Elizabeth and Andrew Prescott (eds.)
29 872 HALLAM, Elizabeth and Andrew Prescott (eds.) British Inheritance : A Treasury of Historic Documents
Hardcover University Of California: Berkeley, CA; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages; A new book, received with bumped spine ends and light edgewear to dust wrapper.; 'Britain's rich historical heritage is evident in the great archive and manuscript collections found in such institutions as the Public Record Office, British Library, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Record Office, and National Library of Wales. From King Arthur, Alfred the Great, and William the Conqueror to the end of the Empire, swinging England of the 1960s, and the multicultural Britain of the '90s, this volume displays, in chronological order, key documents which illuminate defining moments in British history. The documents are accompanied by lively commentaries by experts and curators, placing the material in context and explaining its significance. Alongside such major treasures as the Domesday Book and Magna Carta are many less-well-known but nonetheless fascinating items such as Oscar Wilde's calling card and the last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Superbly illustrated in color throughout, with a brief introduction, this authoritative and accessible book will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, politics, and culture.' ; Published at $40.00 although there is no price on dust wrapper as is often the case with university publications.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection, HANNAS, Linda
30 6316 HANNAS, Linda The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection
Hardcover Wayland: London; 1972; First British Edition 164 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Illustrated with b&w and colour illustrations, very nice pictorial endpapers. Spine tail and corners bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Price clipped pictorial dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Tiny skinned area on front. A nice copy. ; From the dust wrapper: 'Jigsaw puzzles are one of the most loved toys. They appeal equally to young and old because they demand only that amount of skill and patience each player is prepared to give. But they have become so much part of the social scene that, until now, no-one has questioned their origin. For some years Linda Hannas has been engaged on a great deal of original research to establish when jigsaws were first made, where, and by whom. Wills, parish records, census returns, rate books, street directories, have all been used. The results of this research are set down here and make fascinating reading. The reader will discover that jigsaws were invented more than two hundred years ago by a London engraver and that they were designed, not as a toy, but as a serious teaching aid. Their history is traced from the 1760's to the 1890's when color printing and greater mechanization began to destroy the charm and character of their first hundred years. The author traces the changing fashions in subjects, the evolving pattern of manufacture and distribution, and describes the reception given to dissections, as jigsaws were then called, by the educationalists of the day. References to them in literature are also quoted.

Linda Hannas has visited thirty-five museums throughout Great Britain in which she found some 330 pre-1890 puzzles. These, together with about 260 in her own collection are individually described, located and arranged under subject headings in this book. Jigsaw publishers, engravers, etc., are listed with their products. Thus the reader cannot only discover the origin and history of the jigsaw but can see at a glance the whereabouts of any particular puzzle.

With its fine illustrations and broadly based text, this is a book for the lover of antiquities as much as for the curator and librarian. It will remain the standard reference work for jigsaw puzzles for many years to come.' 
Price: 47.50 USD

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it, HERMAN, Arthur
31 7136 HERMAN, Arthur How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2001; Seventh Printing 392 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, tiny spot on top page edge (not a remainder mark). Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'Who formed the first modern nation?Who created the first literate society?Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?The Scots.

Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golf.But as historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.'; 'A fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Herman lucidly summarizes the ideas, discoveries, and achievements that made this small country facing on the North Atlantic an inspiration and driving force in world history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD

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Dictionary of British Folk Customs, A, HOLE, Christina
32 6599 HOLE, Christina Dictionary of British Folk Customs, A
Softcover Helicon Press: Oxford; c1976, 1995; 350 pages Very Good+ 
Bump on spine side edge, no spine or cover creases, faint edgewear, pages yellowed, edges smudged; looks unread. ; "A listing of folk customs and practices, both past and present, in the British Isles. Covers events around the country such as April Noddy Day, the Furry Dance and clipping the church, alongside more familiar commemorations such as Guy Fawkes, Ash Wednesday and hot cross buns. A nationwide calendar is included which tells you what happens where and when."; Helicon Reference Classics 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Carlyles at Home, The, HOLME, Thea
33 7211 HOLME, Thea Carlyles at Home, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1965, 2008; 204 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and matching bookmarks unique to each title. Bookmark missing from this copy. ; This book "is about Thomas and Jane Carlyle’s life together at 5 (now 24) Cheyne Row, Chelsea; it was written in 1965 by Thea Holme, a former actress then living there as co-custodian of the house with her husband. Her book evokes the everyday life of the Carlyles from the day they moved in, in 1834, until Jane’s death in 1866. "

"Jane may have subsumed her life into that of the Sage of Chelsea but, such is the interest nowadays in domestic history and women writers, most twenty-first century readers will be more interested in her life than in her husband’s. Each of the eleven chapters, with titles such as ‘The Soundproof Study’, ‘Money’ and ‘The Garden’, describes a different aspect of life in Cheyne Row, whether it is yet another builders’ drama or a maid giving birth in the china closet while ‘Mr Carlyle was taking tea in the dining-room with Miss Jewsbury talking to him!!! Just a thin small door between!’ "

" The Times Literary Supplement observed: ‘Mrs Holme has quantities of first-hand material rearranged nimbly and thrown into sharp relief by the inimitable comments of Jane Carlyle. It must convert the most highflown enemy of trivia: no couple’s physical daily life is more accessible; their pets and pests, and digestive troubles and medicines, income and taxation, the plants they grew, the clothes they wore and mended. . . Thea Holme presents it all in its duality as an anxious drama and, through Jane’s own accounts, an uproarious farce.’"

This volume is not to be confused with the 600 page book of the same name written by Rosemary Ashton. "John Gross in the Sunday Telegraph observed: ‘Some readers may feel that Rosemary Ashton’s book is too long. For those who want a more compact account, domestic in emphasis, and confined to the Chelsea years, there is a timely reissue of Thea Holme’s charming 1965 miniature The Carlyles at Home.’ "; 'This book works well as an introduction to this famous couple and their writings but also as a social history of the Victorian era. ...now firmly one of my favourite Persephone titles.'-Reviewed and recommended by Darlene author of the "roses over a cottage door" blog. Also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD

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The Easy Trip : The Loss of 106 Squadron Lancaster LL 975 Pommereval 24/25 June 1944, KNAGGS, Bill
34 6263 KNAGGS, Bill The Easy Trip : The Loss of 106 Squadron Lancaster LL 975 Pommereval 24/25 June 1944
Softcover; Trade PB Perth & Kinross Libraries: Perth; 2001; 95 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ 
Faint cover creases, very light edgewear. A very nice copy indeed.; 'There was a shudder and a rasping noise throughout the Lancaster as we were raked from nose to tail by cannon fire from a night-fighter. It ivas obvious that we were in a desperate state; both port and starboard inner engines had caught fire, warm liquid flowed down my face, hydraulic fluid from the shattered front turret above my head. Within seconds Stan gave the orders no bomber crew hoped to hear. His actual words were, "We've had it boys bale out".' An enthralling memoir of an RAF evader in Occupied France during 1944.; Recommended by Bill H. 
Price: 49.75 USD
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35 928 LANGTON, Sarah Daily Graphic Royal Family Picture Annual: Volume One, The Annual Pageant of Royal Pictures
Hardcover Pitkin: London; N.D.; Very Good-  
B&W Photographs; 112 pages; Pastedowns and front free endpapers foxed, text block edges browned, red cloth binding clean but worn at edges (not to boards); no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. No dust wrapper. ; An interesting historical record, the 226 black and white photographs in this album are from August 1951 to mid 1952. They show many members of the British Royal Family attending various state and private functions, on international visits, and attending George VI's funeral. No publication date stated but must be from 1952 as there is mention of Volume two to be published in 1953.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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36 6278 LEE, Laurie Edge of Day, The : A Boyhood in the West of England [Cider with Rosie]
Softcover; Trade PB Time Inc.: New York; c1959,1965; 260 pages Illustrated by John Ward; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine lightly creased, white covers lightly soiled, page edges foxed; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Also published as 'Cider with Rosie'. A poet remembers his early life in a remote Cotswold village. His memories are of a way of life that was brought to an end when the first motor car came into the valley. From the author's note: 'This is a recollection of early boyhood, and some of the facts may be distorted by time.'; Recommended by several members of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII, LINDSEY, Karen
37 2379 LINDSEY, Karen Divorced, Beheaded, Survived; A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII
Softcover; Trade PB Addison-Wesley Pub.: Reading, MA; c1995,1996; First Paperback Edition 231 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, faint cover creases and rubbing, slight edgewear. A few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean and bright, none loose.; "The women who wed Henry VIII are remembered mainly for the ways their royal marriages ended: divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. This book helps to restore full humanity to these six fascinating women by applying the insights of feminist scholarship. Here they appear not as stereotypes, not simply as victims, but as lively, intelligent noblewomen doing their best to survive in a treacherous court. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived takes a revisionist look at 16th-century English politics (domestic and otherwise), reinterpreting the historical record in perceptive new ways. For example, it shows Ann Boleyn not as a seductress, but as a sophisticate who for years politely suffered what we would now label royal sexual harassment. It presents evidence that the princess Anne of Cleves, whom Henry declared ugly and banished from his bed, was in fact a pretty woman who agreed to the king's whim as her best hope for happiness." Recommended by the late Jane S. formerly of the ATS. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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38 4151 Lord Russell of Liverpool Caroline the Unhappy Queen
Hardcover A. S. Barnes & Co.: South Brunswick, NJ; 1968; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 173 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, page edges pale yellow; covers and pages clean, no binding problems. A very nice copy. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has light edgewear and rubbing; white flaps have yellowed. ; The unhappy queen was Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, the queen-consort of George IV, a man who had already secretly married and did not want to be married to Caroline. After the birth of their daughter, Princess Caroline, George returned to his first wife and spent all his energy attempting to discredit and humiliate Caroline including a trumped up charge of adultery that caused a protracted trial in the House of Lords. Her story is an account 'written by a distinguished lawyer of a unique legal situation and a story that even now has the power to excite astonishment, indignation and pity.'  
Price: 11.50 USD
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39 5905 MACKENZIE, Midge Shoulder To Shoulder, A Documentary
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage Books: New York; c1975, 1988; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 338 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, light edgewear, original price on covers blacked out. Page edges slightly yellowed; interior pages clean and bright. ; "The stirring history of the Militant Suffragettes[in the UK]: the faces, the deeds, the memories, the personal testimony of the remarkable women who fought and won the battle for the vote." This book presents the Suffragettes memoirs, speeches, and magazines in addition to eyewitness newspaper reports and debates held by Members of Parliament. A fascinating and compelling history. Book is the companion to the six part television series, "Shoulder to Shoulder" and is illustrated with b&w and sepia illustrations throughout. If anyone has a copy of the television series, please contact us. Recommended.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Bring Up the Bodies, MANTEL, Hilary
40 7177 MANTEL, Hilary Bring Up the Bodies
Hardcover Henry Holt: NY; 2012; First Edition 410 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy; looks unread. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Winner of the the 2012 Man Booker Prize and the 2012 Costa Book of the Year. This second volume, in what will be trilogy, tells of the downfall of Anne Boleyn. Basis for the BBC television miniseries "Wolf Hall' broadcast in the US on Masterpiece Theater.; "Brilliantly retells the story of the fall of Anne Boleyn. We all know how the story ends but this novel read like a thriller. An amazing achievement." -Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This was one of her top ten books of 2012. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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Between Silk and Cyanide : a Codemaker's War 1941-1945, MARKS, Leo
41 6266 MARKS, Leo Between Silk and Cyanide : a Codemaker's War 1941-1945
Hardcover Free Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition 614 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends and corners, tiny smudge on front free endpaper; no remainder mark. Price clipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A nice copy.; The author's memories of working in the SOE are interspersed with anecdotes (many humorous) of his father's secondhand bookstore, Marks & Co. , 84 Charing Cross Road, London. Leo Marks was the head of communications at the Special Operations Executive, created by Winston Churchill in July 1940 with the mandate to "set Europe ablaze". This book "chronicle's Marks's obsessive quest to improve the security of agents' codes and how this crusade led to his involvement in some of the war's most dramatic and secret operations." Highly recommended.; 'This stunning memoir, often funny, always gripping and acutely sensitive to the human cost of each operation, provides a unique inside picture of the extraordinary Special Operations Executive organization at work. Leo Marks, a cryptographer of genius, reveals for the first time many unknown truths about the conduct of the war - a code maker's war.' This title also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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42 6214 MARLER, Regina Bloomsbury Pie : The Making of the Bloomsbury Boom
Hardcover Henry Holt and Co.: NY; 1997; First US Edition 296 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
Spine tail faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. ; From the dust wrapper: 'Celebrated and maligned with equal vigor, the Bloomsbury Group is the best-documented artistic coterie in twentieth-century literature. The novelists Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, the artists Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, and Vanessa Bell, and the economist John Maynard Keynes were among this charmed circle that emerged in London before the First World War and came to exercise a complex, lingering influence on English art and letters. Theirs was a world of great talent - even genius - sexual intrigue, and gossip; they cultivated an atmosphere in which it was possible to say anything, do anything. Their peak of influence in the 1920s was followed by forty years of sustained sidelong derogation, and occasional frontal attack, from such famously hostile critics as D. H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, until, in the 1960s, the idea of Bloomsbury exploded in the public imagination, transforming the Group into an almost mass-market attraction.

Not in their darkest nightmares could Bloomsbury's contemporary detractors have imagined that Charleston Farmhouse, where Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant once lived and painted, would eventually attract some 15,000 visitors each year, or that a high-profile film, Carrington, would be based on Lytton Strachey's largely platonic love affair with an obscure artist on the fringes of the hallowed Group. Bloomsbury Pie examines the persistent allure of Bloomsbury - a fascination driven by nostalgia, adoration, and antipathy - and tracks the resurgence of interest in the Group, from a handful of biographies in the 1960s through the feminist discovery of Virginia Woolf in the 1970s and the enshrinement of the Bloomsberries as cultural icons in the 1980s and 1990s. Drawing on a wealth of material generated by this revival, Regina Marler chronicles the story of the Bloomsbury boom - its scholars, collectors, and fanatics - and explores the industry it has spawned among writers, publishers, and art dealers. In the process she creates an impressive social history of a tenacious and unwieldy cultural phenomenon.'  
Price: 12.75 USD

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43 2743 MARSHALL, Rosalind Virgins and Viragos : A History of Women in Scotland from 1080-1980
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago; 1995; Very Good+  
365 pages; A new book; no spine or cover creases but shows some edgewear.; The author demonstrates that women played a far more active, aggressive role in Scottish life than has usually been deduced. Meticulously researched, crammed with curious information, this is a moving account of how the women of Scotland have more than held their own against unjust law and social prejudice.'  
Price: 15.95 USD
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Big Chief Elizabeth : The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America , MILTON, Giles
44 3129 MILTON, Giles Big Chief Elizabeth : The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America
Softcover; Trade PB Picador: NY; c2000,2001; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
358 pages; Faint edgewear, no spine or cover creases; a very nice copy. ; Title refers to Queen Elizabeth I. In 1586, Her Majesty received the title 'Weroanza' or 'Big Chief' from a tribe of Native Americans. The book describes a variety of Elizabethan 'characters' as well as examining the mystery of the disappearance of more than 100 English people who seem to have vanished without a trace in 1587.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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English Village, The, MUIR, Richard
45 6585 MUIR, Richard English Village, The
Hardcover Thames and Hudson: NY; 1980; 208 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Teal green boards, gilt decoration on front cover and spine bright, spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Previous owner embossed circle on front free endpaper and half title page. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy.; Using 174 illustrations, 22 in colour, the author explores the history of English villages using old documents, manuscripts, paintings, and photographs. He investigates the history of villages in England and what life in them was like from their early origins, some in the Iron Age, to the present and how they have changed. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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46 2996 NIGHTINGALE, Florence, Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard, ed. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters
Hardcover Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
461 pages; Burgundy cloth boards clean and bright, bumped spine ends; book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly rubbed and edgeworn with one short closed tear. A very nice copy. ; 'For many, Florence Nightingale is the most famous woman of her day, second only perhaps to Queen Victoria. Celebrated and beloved by the public and her friends, considered an irritant by politicians and bureaucrats, the great reformer remains a figure of considerable controversy. In this full 'life in letters' we see her at first hand. Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard weave together a narrative account and a selection of her letters in such a way as to create--in Nightingale's own words--a fascinating portrayal of the woman, her career, and her concerns.'  
Price: 22.50 USD
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Glasgow : A City at War , OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong
47 5654 OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong Glasgow : A City at War
Hardcover Birlinn: Edinburgh; 2003; First British Edition 208 pages B&W Illustrations: New in As New dust wrapper  
A lovely new book, dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. An 'exploration of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries. Topics include the role of Volunteer Defence Forces and the Home Guard, changing patterns of employment--especially for women--and the fear and devastation caused by air raids.'; Published @ £20.00  
Price: 24.50 USD
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48 2882 PATERSON John Edwardians : London Life and Letters, 1900-1914
Hardcover Ivan R. Dee: Chicago; 1996; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
330 pages; Deckled foredge has a few bent edges, spine ends and top corners bumped, boards lightly rubbed; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped is very lightly edgeworn. ; Edwardian England was a time of excitement and rebellion which saw upheavals in art and literature, sex and society, politics, labor, education, taxes, and above all in social behavior. Some of those most profoundly involved in these changes and featured in this review of the exuberance of post-victorian London are Henry James, Shaw and Yeats, Arnold Bennett, Kipling, J.M. Barrie, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Katherine Masfield, Ezra Pound, Bertrand Russell, and the Pankhurts.  
Price: 16.25 USD
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Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners, PLOWDEN, Alison
49 6436 PLOWDEN, Alison Tudor Women : Queens and Commoners
Softcover; Trade PB Sutton Publishing: Stroud, Gloucestershire; c1979, 1998; Revised Edition 182 pages Near Fine 
A new book with faint edgewear.; 'This is a revised and updated edition of Alison Plowden's classic study of the dominant women of the Tudor era. The women of the royal family are the central characters in this book - royal women set the style and between them they provide a dazzling variety of personalities as well as illustrating almost every aspect of life as it affected women in Tudor England. The story of the Tudor queens, from the founding of the dynasty, through Henry VIII's wives and culminating in Elizabeth I, is narrated clearly, set against the background of the politics and society of the age. Alison Plowden also explores lower- and middle-class women's status, education and upbringing, painting a picture of life for the average Tudor housewife in this beautifully written and carefully researched book.'; Published @ £12.99; this edition out-of-print. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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50 1183 Pool, Daniel Dickens : Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances Of England's Great Victorian Novelists
Hardcover Harper Collins: New York; 1997; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
8vo; 282 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, remainder mark bottom edge. Dust wrapper is not price cut has very slight wrinkle at spine head and tail. ; Author of" What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew", Pool now turns his attention to the lives of the great Victorian novelists such as Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Trollope.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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