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Crisis In Britain

Author : Robert Alexander Brady
Genre : Government ownership
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Britain By The Book

Author : Oliver Tearle
ISBN : 1473666031
Genre : History
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What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent? How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world? Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales? A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.

Great Britain

Author : Richard Bean
ISBN : 9781783197125
Genre : Performing Arts
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Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play is an narchic and foulmouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Paige Britain is the ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers.

Britain The Empire And The World At The Great Exhibition Of 1851

Author : Jeffrey A. Auerbach
ISBN : 0754662411
Genre : History
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This collection of essays discusses the significance of colonial and foreign participation at the Great Exhibition in 1851, including the exhibits, publications, officials, and visitors, before, during, and after the event in London's Crystal Palace. These essays consider the ways that the Exhibition connected London, England and many parts of the world, suggesting strong imperial, international and global connections and meanings. In doing so, the contributors consider the importance of the event for England and the participating colonies and nations, as well as the ways by which that participation affected their relationship to Britain and how the British saw their place in the world. Unlike other publications, this one emphasizes both nationalism and internationalism, domestic and foreign issues.

Staying Power

Author : Peter Fryer
ISBN : 0861047494
Genre : History
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‘For this retrieval of the lost histories of black Britain Mr Fryer has my deep gratitude. An invaluable book.’ --Salman Rushdie


Author : Alan Powers
ISBN : 1861892810
Genre : Architecture
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How can the different strands of modern architecture in Britain be understood? For many British people, it remains an alien cultural import and minority taste, yet British architecture has never stood higher in world esteem than at the close of the twentieth century. In this book Alan Powers shows how beneath today’s achievements in architecture, past conflicts have not been resolved, as the country that invented industrial civilization has struggled to control its effect on cities and countryside. He examines developments and changes from 1900 to the present day in a series of thematic chapters, giving equal weight to technical, economic and moral aspects and demonstrating how architecture has responded to specific social needs and political pressures. Rather than giving a conventional account of stylistic tendencies, Powers listens to the arguments and conversations of the time in order to recapture the dominating issues of each decade, and locate the moments of transition in architecture and in the wider culture. Featuring more than 220 images, including both recent and historical photographs, Britainis an authoritative yet highly accessible account of twentieth-century British architecture. Giving due regard to the separate identities of England, Scotland and Wales, the book also adds a new and original dimension to the perennial problem of defining ‘Britain’ in the modern world.

Britain Hanover And The Protestant Interest 1688 1756

Author : Andrew C. Thompson
ISBN : 1843832410
Genre : History
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A new examination of the links between religion and politics in the early eighteenth century, showing how the defence of protestantism became a major plank in foreign policy.

The Break Up Of Britain

Author : Tom Nairn
ISBN : 9781863355087
Genre : History
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In this 25th anniversary edition, Tom Nairn reviews the arguments of his classic study and expands his thesis into the new millennium. As Tony Blair sends off his ships and troops to assist America's assault on the Middle East, it is surely unlikely that the UK will survive in anything like its historical form. This edition includes a new 20-page introduction.

Food Culture In Great Britain

Author : Laura Mason
ISBN : 031332798X
Genre : Cooking
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Presents an overview of the role of cuisine in English culture, including a food history, ingredients, cooking techniques, regional differences, and food for celebrations.

Heavy Metal Music In Britain

Author : Gerd Bayer
ISBN : 9780754693284
Genre : Music
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This collection of essays provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary look at British Heavy Metal from its beginning through The New Wave of British Heavy Metal up to the increasing internationalisation and widespread acceptance in the late 1980s.

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