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British Heritage Book Reviews


Book Review: London: A History (by Francis Sheppard) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
London: A History, by Francis Sheppard, Oxford University Press, New York, to order, please phone 800-451-7556, $30, hardcover, 1998. Francis Sheppard's newly published London: A History has come across my desk just in time. After three long months of intermittent …

Book Review: Two Perfectly Marvellous Cats (Rosamond Young) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Two Perfectly Marvellous Cats by Rosamond Young, published by J.N. Townsend; Exeter, NH; tel:800-333-9883. $20, hardcover. The act of honouring those exhibiting loyalty, bravery, and devotion is not entirely unusual, except in the case of Faith and Simon, who just …

Book Review: THE NAPOLEON OF CRIME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ADAM WORTH, MASTER THIEF (by Ben MacIntyre) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief, by Ben MacIntyre, Farrar Strauss & Giroux. $24, hardback. The art of biography has recently reached a popularity of almost faddish proportions. Americans are putting down their …

Book Review: South: The Endurance Expedition (by Ernest Shackleton) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
South: The Endurance Expedition, by Ernest Shackleton. Published by Penguin Putnam Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, 418 pages, $6.99, paperback, 1999. Inside the front and back covers of Ernest Shackleton's South: The Endurance Expedition are two photos …

Book Review: Peace Breaks Out (Angela Thirkell) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Peace Breaks Out, by Angela Thirkell, published by Moyer Bell, Kymbolde Way, Wakefield, RI 02879, tel: 401-789-0074. $12.95 paperback, 1997.In the closing years of the 20th century, we seem to be drawn to reflect on the 'good old days' …

Book Review: Airfields Of The Eighth Then And Now (by Roger Freeman) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Airfields of the Eighth Then and Now, by Roger Freeman. Published by Battle of Britain Prints International, Ltd., London. Available to U.S. readers via the worldwide web at www.afterthebattle.mcmail.com. 240 pages. $49.95 hardcover. Add $5 postage and handling. AIRFIELDS OF …

Book Review: Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings? (by Martin Carver) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings?, by Martin Carver, University of Pennsylvania Press, Box 4836, Hampden Station, Baltimore, Maryland 21211. $29.95, hardcover, 1998. Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings?, by Martin Carver, director of the most recent digs at the …

Book Review: The Civil Wars (by Martyn Bennett) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Civil Wars, by Martyn Bennett, is published by Sutton Publishing Limited, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, 800-758-3756, $9.95, paperback. The Civil Wars by Martyn Bennett, one the Sutton "Pocket Histories" series of books, accomplishes what most historians …

Book Review: Airfields Of The Ninth Then And Now (by Roger Freeman) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Airfields of the Ninth Then and Now, by Roger Freeman. Published by Battle of Britain Prints International, Ltd., London. Available to U.S. readers via the worldwide web at www.afterthebattle.mcmail.com. 240 pages. $49.95 hardcover. Add $5 postage and handling. AIRFIELDS OF …

Book Review: Sir Francis Drake: The Queen's Pirate (by Harry Kelsey) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Sir Francis Drake: The Queen's Pirate, by Harry Kelsey, is published by Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520, $35, hardcover, 1998. The title of Harry Kelsey's biography of Francis Drake aroused my curiosity: Sir Francis Drake: …

Book Review: The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History (by David Lowenthal) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History, by David Lowenthal, is published by Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, $17.95, paperback,1998. At the end of the second Millennium, people of all cultural backgrounds are …

Book Review: The Battle Of Britain Then And Now (edited by Winston Ramsey) : BH

Bruce Heydt | Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Battle of Britain Then and Now, edited by Winston Ramsey. Battle of Britain Prints International, Ltd., London. Available to U.S. readers via the worldwide web at www.afterthebattle.mcmail.com. 816 pages. $110 hardcover. Add $5 for postage and handling. THE BATTLE …

Book Review: Ancient Ireland (Peter Harbison) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Ancient Ireland, by Peter Harbison, photography by Jacqueline O'Brien. Published by Oxford University Press, 1996. $45 hardcover. To order, telephone 800-334-4249. Although the phrase 'lavishly illustrated' is no doubt overused by book reviewers, it seems ideally suited to describe ANCIENT …

Book Review: Arthurian Romances (by Chrétien de Troyes) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Arthurian Romances, by Chrétien de Troyes, Penguin Classics, $11.95, paperback. Tel: 800-253-6476.The development of the King Arthur legend was marked by the addition of various characters and themes, not all of them by Welsh or English writers. The French …

Book Review: Recently Published : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
RECENTLY PUBLISHED A Guide to the Cotswold Way by Richard Sale. The Cotswold Way is a walking trail from Chipping Camdento Bath. Cotswold resident Sale discusses the features of the walk, shares the area's history, and provides information helpful to …

Book Review: Britain On Your Own: Three Houses (Angela Thirkell) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Three Houses, by Angela Thirkell, Moyer Bell, Kymbolde Way, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879, (401)789-0074, $19.95, 1998, hardback.'Yes, a very happy childhood–I haven't a single complaint or criticism to make of my early years,' wrote British author Angela Thirkell, as …
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