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Britannia and Royalty

 
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#152062. WHAT A THING TO SAY TO THE QUEEN
#152062. WHAT A THING TO SAY TO THE QUEEN
A Collection of Royal Anecdotes from the House of Windsor.
How does the Queen respond when faced with Mexican food? What does she do to amuse herself while sitting long hours for her portrait? You'll find out in this anthology of stories, many never before published, which help to piece together the day-to-day life of the Queen and her family. B/w illus. 184 pp. 4x7".

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#152166. BEST OF BRITISH The Eccentricities of an Island Nation.

"Ask a hundred different people to define the essence of Britishness and you'll get a hundred different answers." Whether you would choose tea, the Union Jack, country pubs, The Beatles, or The Royals, this tiny collection of quotes, icons and vintage photos is sure to spark a walk down memory lane. Colour photos. 64 pp. 6x6".

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#152210. 17 CARNATIONS
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The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History - By Andrew Morton.
One man aimed to rule the world, the other was ruled by his heart. The unlikely alliance between Hitler and the former king, the Duke of Windsor, led to an attempted coverup by Churchill, King George VI and General Eisenhower. It's a story of political intrigue, illicit romance and secret plots. B/w photos. 370 pp. 6x9".

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#152227. THE MISTRESSES OF CLIVEDEN The Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home.

From its deadly beginnings in the 17 th century to the Profumo sex scandal of the 1960s, Cliveden House has seen many changes. The lives of its five mistresses - from Anna Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, to Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor are explored by Cliveden's current owner, writer Natalie Livingstone. Colour and b/w illus. 493 pp. 6x9".

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#152298. SO HIGH A BLOOD The Story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor that Time Forgot.
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#152298. SO HIGH A BLOOD The Story of Margaret Douglas, the Tudor that Time Forgot.

Half English, half Scottish, niece of Henry VIII and mother of Lord Darnley, she held a unique and precarious position at the courts of Henry and his children for fifty years. This fascinating, authoritative portrait presents her as an ambitious woman who put her family, her faith, and her countries above all. Colour illus. 341 pp. 6x9".

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#147480. The Life and Times of CALL THE MIDWIFE
The Official Companion to Series One and Two.
A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the much-loved TV series that re-created the touching stories of Jennifer Worth as a midwife in the slums of East London in the 50s. Colour photos and stories of the cast and crew, 1950s fashion and homes, etc. 287 pp. 8x10".

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#149179. A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DOWNTON ABBEY
#149179. A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DOWNTON ABBEY
Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes.
This behind-the-scenes look at season 5 takes you through the year’s events and includes new photos, cast interviews, and traditional British recipes from Kedgeree, Asparagus Tart to Pimm’s Cup. 319 pp. 8x10".

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#149633. BORN TO BE KING
Prince Charles on Planet Windsor.
He is a complex, thoughtful man who may redefine the role of king. Going deep inside the royal sphere (dubbed ‘Planet Windsor’ by the author), new insight is given on his marriages, activism, and more, by means of exclusive interviews with members of his inner circle and rare access to the Prince himself. Colour photos. 258 pp. 6x9".

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#149747. MAKING MASTERPIECE
#149747. MAKING MASTERPIECE
25 Years Behind the Scenes at Masterpiece Theatre and Mystery! on PBS.
Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of series, such as Prime Suspect, Sherlock and Downton Abbey, recalls the making of Masterpiece, the hosts (Alistair Cooke, Diana Rigg, etc.), and relates memorable anecdotes of Judi Dench, Julian Fellowes, etc. Colour and b/w photos. 301 pp. 6x9".

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#150015. THE LITTLE BOOK OF CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

The facts are often obscure and strange, but the history of the British criminal justice system is a fascinating one. Learn about the gaol with a windmill, the 'resurrection men', how in the 1800s impersonating a Chelsea Pensioner was a capital offence, and more. B/w illus. 190 pp. 5x8".

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#150535. SIX WEEKS
#150535. SIX WEEKS
The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in WWI.
Often just out of school, many boys went straight to the most dangerous job in the world - that of junior officer on the Western Front. These first-hand accounts, incl. letters and diaries, reveal what motivated them and show the crucial role they played in a war many did not survive. B/w photos. 358 pp. 5x8". Softcover.

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#150610. QUEEN VICTORIA’S MYSTERIOUS DAUGHTER
A Biography of Princess Louise.
Artistic, tempestuous and ahead of her time, she campaigned for women’s rights, married a commoner and moved with him to Canada when he was appointed governor general. Discover a fascinating woman, whose story has been shielded for years from public view. B/w photos. 374 pp. 6x9".

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#150686. STUFF BRITS LIKE
#150686. STUFF BRITS LIKE
A Guide to What’s Great about Great Britain.
Confused about real ale? Lost when it comes to the finer points of Marmite, or ‘cocking a snook’? Then you’ll find the saucy (sometimes eyebrowraising) information in this guide a helpful passport to the cheeky wit, particular tastes and engaging eccentricities of Britain. 360 pp. 6x9". Softcover.

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Bill Bryson's latest!
#150790. THE ROAD TO LITTLE DRIBBLING
More Notes from a Small Island.
Twenty years after writing his hilarious and affectionate tribute to Britain (Notes from a Small Island), humorist Bill Bryson made a brand-new journey to see what had changed. Once again, his sharp wit and perceptive eye capture Britain’s glorious eccentricities. 384 pp. 6x9".

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#151431. THE REAL TUDORS.
#151431. THE REAL TUDORS.

In the 16 th century the market for portraits grew, and monarchs' images were produced to satisfy public demand. This extensive collection compares now-iconic portraits with lesser-known works to rediscover rulers such as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as they would have been seen in their own time. Colour illus. 175 pp. 7x9". Softcover.

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