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British Heritage Book Reviews


British Heritage Book Reviews


Book Review: The North of England Ghost Trail (by Liz Linahan) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The North of England Ghost Trail, by Liz Linahan, Distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, Vermont 05053, $29.95 hardcover, 1999. 'Between 1994 and 1996,' writes Liz Linahan in the introduction to her book The North of …

Book Review: Little-Known Museums In and Around London (Rachel Kaplan) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Little-Known Museums In and Around London, by Rachel Kaplan, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. $19.95, paperback, 1997.Little-Known Museums In and Around London, like Rachel Kaplan's earlier volume about the often-overlooked museums of Paris, takes readers on a personal …

Book Review: A Reader's Guide to Writer's Britain: An Enchanting Tour of Literary Landscapes and Shrines (Sally Varlow) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
A Reader's Guide to Writer's Britain: An Enchanting Tour of Literary Landscapes and Shrines, by Sally Varlow. Distributed by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, VT 05053. $24.95, paperback.A Reader's Guide to Writer's Britain, by Sally Varlow, is a wonderfully informative, …

Book Review: The Norton Shakespeare (Stephen Greenblatt) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Norton Shakespeare, Based on the Oxford Edition, Stephen Greenblatt, General Editor; Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, and Katharine Eisaman Maus, editors. Published by W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., New York. Tel: 800-233-4830. $65, slipcased hardback, 1997.The immortality of …

Book Review: Stonehenge Revealed (David Souden) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Stonehenge Revealed, by David Souden, Facts on File, Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001, Tel: 800-322-8755, $29.95 hardback.The crossword puzzle in a recent issue of British Heritage included a clue that read: "Many people are disappointed at …

Book Review: Behind the Scenes: Domestic Arrangements In Historic Houses (Christina Hardyment) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Behind the Scenes: Domestic Arrangements In Historic Houses, by Christina Hardyment is published by The National Trust and is distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. For ordering information, please phone 800-288-2131. $39.95, hardback, 1997.As …

Book Review: The Orchard on Fire (Shena Mackay) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Orchard on Fire by Shena Mackay, published in the United States by Moyer Bell, $18.95 hardcover. Thinking back to childhood, I recall only images, faint glimpses of the events that shaped my young life. It is the same way …

Book Review: HUMAN VOICES (by Penelope Fitzgerald) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Human Voices, by Penelope Fitzgerald, distributed in the U.S. by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, New York 10003. 143 pages. $12, paperback. The first few lines of Penelope Fitzgerald's HUMAN VOICES introduce readers to the orderly chaos of BBC offices …

Book Review: Dickens' Christmas Carol (Gustave Dor?) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
DICKENS' CHRISTMAS CAROLSince 1843, Charles Dickens' special Christmas gift to the whole world, A Christmas Carol, has been delighting readers,young and old alike. Right from the start, editions of the work contained illustrations, some of which have become as …

Book Review: Scott of the Antarctic (by Michael De-la-Noy) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Scott of the Antarctic, by Michael De-la-Noy, is published by Sutton Publishing Limited, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, 800-758-3756, $9.95, paperback, 1997. I was the perfect candidate to read Michael De-la-Noy's Scott of the Antarctic. Beyond the most …

Book Review: The English Fair (by David Kerr Cameron) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The English Fair, by David Kerr Cameron, is published by Sutton Publishing, Ltd., and distributed by Books International, Washington, D.C. Tel: 703-661-1500, $44.95, hardback, 1998. Rural life in England has always been hard. From the earliest days of Old England, …

The World of King Arthur (by Christopher Snyder) : BH:Book Review:

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The World of King Arthur, by Christopher Snyder, Published by Thames & Hudson. 192 pages. $29.95 hardcover. Books dedicated to King Arthur, Britain's legendary warrior-king, are not hard to find, and on strictly utilitarian grounds, it might be argued that …

Book Review: The Last Pink Bits: Travels Through the Remnants of the British Empire (by Harry Ritchie) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Last Pink Bits: Travels Through the Remnants of the British Empire, by Harry Ritchie, is distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, Vermont. Tel: 800-423-4525, $13.95, paperback, 1999. On the verge of the new Millennium, Britain …

Book Review: Our War: How the British Commonwealth Fought the Second World War (by Christopher Somerville) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Our War: How the British Commonwealth Fought the Second World War, by Christopher Somerville. Distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, Vermont. 800-423-4525. $50, hardcover. Christopher Somerville's book Our War offers readers a unique gift: firsthand accounts …

Book Review: A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE (Richard and Ann Briers): BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFEA TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE is a 222-page anthology which offers a celebratory look into the best of food, wine, goodetiquette, and enduring friendships. Richard and Ann Briers have provided readers with splendid …

Book Review: Shakespeare: The Evidence, (by Ian Wilson) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Shakespeare: The Evidence, by Ian Wilson, is available in paperback from St. Martin's Press for $19.95. Publication date is set for 27th January, 1999. From the most apathetic audience member sleeping through Shakespeare in the Park to the most devoted …
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