books about: british
Plants Of The Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska
Lone Pine Publishing
Great field guide
I purchased this field guide to assist me in finding edible wild plants. Well, it does that and much much more. All those blasted plants I can't find in any other book are here, and it's nice to know how they were used by the native americans in some cases. Obviously this book was not published as a wild foods guide, and for that reason it should never be your only guide if your using it as such. ...
Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
Winston From Afar
Years before Manchester wrote the first two of his planned three volume biography of Churchill, I spent an afternoon wandering around his country home, Chartwell, located in the lush Sussex coutryside. It was a revelation to me that his study contained only a tall library desk at which he did his writing standing up. The too-tall brick wall was in pristine shape and perfectly built without one ...
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Amazing read for Tudor lovers!!
This is my first book from Alison Weir and I could not put it down!! It is so well written and easy to read. She makes sense of some confusing situations. This book is full of detail and I could not recommend it more! 5 stars for sure!!
The cruel sea (Cardinal giant)
What a find!
I finally got around to reading this familiar sounding title . . . what a wonderful, wonderful sea/war story. I've read many maritime novels over the years and this one is as good or better than any of them, standing easily in company with the Caine Mutiny, Mutiny on the Bounty, the Edward Beach submarine novels, and so on. This one is quite British, and tells its WWII story from the ...
The Far Pavilions
M. M. Kaye
St Martins Pr
M.M. Kaye fan
Well written and engrossing. If you like reading about the Raj period of history, you will love this novel.
The Beatles Anthology
What's Not To Like If You're A Fan?
Finally a companion massive book for the cd releases re-introducing the Fab 4 to a younger audience apparently with the blessing of Paul, George, Ringo and Yoko. This book tries very hard to satisfy the diverse "needs" of its perceived fan base and so has something for everyone and like most things that try to please everyone, this one doesn't quite succeed and hence the complaints by some of ...
All Creatures Great and Small (Series 1 and 2)
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978
Great Inspirational Story!
The book All Creatures Great and Small is a great story by an interesting author, James Herriot. On Amazon, there are almost no legitimate arguments against this great story. The positive reviews love the story because it really gives the reader a sense of what James Herriot is thinking as he tells his own stories. This book is in fact a multi-million copy bestseller, being loved by almost any ...
Whale Song: A Novel
Cheryl Kaye Tardif
For Anyone Young or Young At Heart...
I found this book spiritual, mystical and very sweet. Cheryl Kaye Tardif writes like the flow of a river. I was transported to this tiny island in Canada and felt life I had also grown up there. Some people will say that since it is focused on a young girl coming of age, men/boys may not relate to it... this is absolutely false... anyone who is young or young at heart will love this book. I plan ...
The Great Escape
W. W. Norton & Company
Yes, all the other reviewers are correct! This really is a great story. It takes a while for the story to get going, but once it does, look out. I bought the audio CD version which was excellent.
Last Lion : Winston Spencer Churchill Vol 1 Part II: Visions of Glory 1874-1932
Great Writing, Great Content
The Last Lion; Winston Spencer Churchill - Visions of Glory 1874 to 1932 is a segment of the life of an active politician that encompasses the Raj, the First World War, and the interim between World Wars. Among the outstand parts of this well researched book are the role played by Churchill in the attempted management of India by Great Brittan, and in the tragedy at Gallipoli during the Turkish ...
Nankering With the Rolling Stones
Chicago Review Press
Ah, joy! Now I know what Nanker-Phelge finally is (and why)!
This book is precious and priceless! Older Stones fans (like me), especially those familiar with Sixties London and the districts where The Stones lived in 1963, will delight in the easily readable and so evidently true stories of The Stones' very early days when Mick, Keith and Brian were more than teenagers but not quite mature adults. Phelge has covered many of the bases and truly gives you ...
Reach for the sky: The story of Douglas Bader, legless ace of the Battle of Britain (A Ballantine Book)
My judgement of a great book is determined by my thought that the story is excellent movie material. Douglas Bader is an excellent example of perseverance against all odds. Too many of us give up too easily. Encourage your family and friends to read this book. It will help them to understand the need to never give up.
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory
Little, Brown and Company
The Last Lion
I required a factual biography. I understood that Mr Manchester had done invaluable research and conducted many, many interviews with different persons involved during the life of Mr Churchill. I also had heard that his background descriptions of the social, economic, and political times were impeccable. The Author has used many anecdotes, as well as extracts from reliable memoirs to flesh out ...
The Holocaust: Record of Destruction of Jewish Life in Europe During the Dark Years of Nazi Rule
Board of Deputies of British Jews
Reading this book is like being buried under a mountain of ashes, one shovelful at a time. Gilbert's strategy is simple and effective. He provides a matter-of-fact outline of daily events, in chronological order, beginning in the early 1930s with the rise of the Third Reich and ending in 1946 with the persecution of post-war Jews in Poland. Places, numbers and (when known) key names are ...
Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
Dorothy L. Sayers
Chivers Audio Books
A Honeymoon for Murder
Picking up where "Gaudy Night" left off (with Lord Peter Wimsey's marriage proposal), "Busman's Honeymoon" beings with the lord's marriage to mystery writer Harriet Vane. As much a mystery story as it is a story of their relationship, "Busman's Honeymoon" is a showcase of Sayer's intelligence and masterful storytelling. It is a quick paced romp of a mystery filled with detours and severely ...
The Devil in Music (Julian Kestrel Mystery)
Thank you, Kate Ross
Kate Ross left us far too early, but as the reviewer below stated, she did leave us with Julian Kestrel. And for that, we are grateful. What an amazing fourth book. Unlike the previous three in the series, this one does not take place in England, but in Italy. The ending was as surprising a twist as any twist I've read in recent memory. The plot is rich, the characters are colorful, the ...
The Pilgrim's Progress
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
The audio book is very good
I have made it a habit this year to get through many of the classics on audio book during my daily commute. I picked Pilgrim's Progress since it was one of the most influential English books ever published, and I wanted to see what it was all about. The audio book was published by Blackstone Audio and the reader was Robert Whitfield. The reader did an excellent job and was very easy to ...
Quartered Safe Out Here
George MacDonald Fraser
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
A pure delight
I read this entire book with a smile on my face, punctuated by frequent outbursts of laughter. George MacDonald Fraser's memories of his WWII service with the British Commonwealth Army in the Burma campaign was the first of his non-Flashman works I've read. Although it's impossible to really compare two completely different literary genres, I'll just say that "Quartered Safe Out Here" was-in its ...
Jane Austen For Dummies
Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray PhD
I only have two Austen novels under my belt, but I decided to read this book to help my understanding of the world and manners of her novels: the significance of dancing, the rules of talking to each other, how people courted and decided to marry, even the etiquette of letter-writing, and much, much more! It was so helpful, and as much as it is a helpful book, it is a really enjoyable read as ...
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone 1932-1940
Little, Brown and Company
Parallel to today
I have read this twice over a span of twenty years, and given multiple copies to friends, family and business acquaintances. I believe it is more relevant today than at any time since it was written. Many reviewers suggest that Churchill's brilliance was in seeing the Nazi build up when others missed the signs. This is a simplification of what happened that can cause the reader to miss the ...
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