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A Season in Dornoch

by Lorne Rubenstein & Sean Connery

The town of Dornoch, Scotland, lies at nearly the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska. A bit too far removed for the taste of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club has never...

The Complete Jewish Guide to Britain and Ireland

by Toni L. Kamins

The Complete Jewish guide to Britain and Ireland is the only resource for everything you need to know to embark on a trip through Jewish Great Britain. Travel writer and journalist Toni Kamins catalogs information...

Looking for Class

by Bruce Feiler

An irresistible, entertaining peek into the privileged realm of Wordsworth and Wodehouse, Chelsea Clinton and Hugh Grant, Looking for Class offers a hilarious account of one man's year at Oxford and Cambridge...

Time Out London

by Editors of Time Out

The 21st edition of Time Out London will help visitors to navigate the 2000 year old city, from the many must visits through to the eccentricities and particularities that give London its flavor.

Time Out keeps...

London Select

by Insight Guides

Seductively packaged pocket guides compiled by local experts who know London inside out. These brand new guides are designed for informed, experienced travellers and those on a repeat visit but looking for fresh...

The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain: A Discerning Traveller's Companion

by David Kemp

Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a...

The Story of England

by Samuel Harding

From the city of Calais, on the northern coast of France, one may look over the water on a clear day and see the white cliffs of Dover, in England. At this point the English Channel is only twenty-one miles...

The Story of William I

by Eva Tappan

Story of the life of William the Conqueror, telling of his boyhood in Normandy, beset by dangers, of his knighting by the King of France and of the after-deeds which made him famous, including the conquest of...

History of England

by Mary Parmele

The remotest fact in the history of England is written in her rocks. Geology tells us of a time when no sea flowed between Dover and Calais, while an unbroken continent extended from the Mediterranean to the...

Tweed Dales

by Elspeth Turner & Donald Smith

Following on from Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and Edinburgh Old Town, the Journeys and Evocations series continues with the fourth instalment The Tweed Dales, an exploration of the Scottish Borders. Through...

Stories from English History

by Hilda Skae

There was a time, many years ago, when this England of ours was a savage country. The oldest stories that we read about our island happened so long ago, that the English had not yet come to the land where we...

Fodor's Essential Scotland

by Fodor's Travel Guides

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Scotland offers astonishing variety: its iconic lochs and mountains, as well as lively cities...

History of the House of Hanover

by C. J. B. Gaskoin

In September, 1714, seven weeks after Queen Anne died, the first king of a new royal House landed in England. Sophia of Hanover, daughter of the Elizabeth Stuart who was once for a few months Queen of Bohemia,...

A Biography of Cromwell

by Estelle Ross

IN THE CLOSING YEAR OF the sixteenth century, in the quiet little town of Huntingdon, Oliver Cromwell first saw the light. He was born on April 25, 1599, and baptized at St John's Church on the 9th of the same...

History of the Plague of London

by Daniel Defoe

The father of Daniel Defoe was a butcher in the parish of St. Giles's, Cripplegate, London. In this parish, probably, Daniel Defoe was born in 1661, the year after the restoration of Charles II. The boy's parents...

History of Scotland

by Margaret Macarthur

The Romans, who had already made themselves masters of South Britain, were led into the northern part of the island by Julius Agricola, a.d. 80. But the Celts whom they found there, and whom they calledCaledonians,...

History of England 1760 - 1801

by William Hunt

George III. was in his twenty-third year when he succeeded his grandfather, George II., on October 25, 1760. His accession caused general satisfaction. The jacobite schism had come to an end; no one imagined...

Britain by Britrail 2012/13

by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski & Darren Price

Britain by BritRail––the best-selling and most respected rail guide to the British train system––is back with this revised and updated new edition. This time-tested book provides all the information...

Lord Clive

by George Malleson

Towards the close of the year 1744 there landed at Madras, as writer in the service of the East India Company, a young Englishman just entering the twentieth year of his existence, named Robert Clive. The earlier...

King Henry the Fourth

by John Abbott

About four hundred years ago there was a small kingdom, spreading over the cliffs and ravines of the eastern extremity of the Pyrenees, called Navarre. Its population, of about five hundred thousand, consisted...