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Tag Archives: Europe/Great Britain

The Perfect Summer

by Juliet Nicolson

“Sharp and rangy. . . . Nicolson sets a lively, theatrical pace and makes good use of recurring characters. . . . [There are]…

Old World, New World

by Kathleen Burk

“This stunning and important work is destined to become the benchmark study of this topic for many years to come.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Hamlet Globe to Globe

by Dominic Dromgoole

From the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, an account of the theater’s extraordinary two-year tour bringing Hamlet to every country on…

The Great Silence

by Juliet Nicolson

“Wonderfully vivid . . .When we study history we . . . tend to overlook the transitional periods. Juliet Nicolson has, in a short…

The Dress Lodger

by Sheri Holman

“Holman seduces you. Her prose, tart, racy and somber, will sing in your soul a long while.” —Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes

Death at the Priory

by James Ruddick

“An impressively researched retelling of a mysterious murder in Victorian England . . . Death at the Priory reads as a historical intervention, crime…

Cromwell

by Antonia Fraser

“Rich and extraordinary.” –The New York Times

Birders

by Mark Cocker

“Cocker offers a combined celebration of and apologia for the national passion for birding, which in Britain provides both the thrill of high competition…

Barrow’s Boys

by Fergus Fleming

“An engrossing and moving story of high endeavour and frustrated hope. . . . Get hold of this book and read it.” –Barry Unsworth,…

1759

by Frank McLynn

 McLynn’s ability to bring history alive triumphs again in this vivid and elegant story of a pivotal moment in world history.