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British Heritage Book Reviews


British Heritage Book Reviews


Book Review: The Making of Wales (by John Davies) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Making of Wales, by John Davies, Sutton Publishing Limited, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10001, 212-213-2775. $22.95, softcover (hardcover published in 1996). 160 pages. In The Making of Wales, author John Davies reflects upon the human influence …

Book Review: by Sir Thomas Mallory (Geoffrey of Monmouth) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Le Morte D'Arthur, by Sir Thomas Mallory, Penguin Classics, $11.95, paperback. Tel: 800-253-6476.As John Lawlor remarks in his insightful introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of Sir Thomas Malory's essential Le Morte D'Arthur, each writer who approaches the subject …

Book Review: British Museum Souvenir Guide (John Julius Norwich) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
British Museum Souvenir Guide by John Julius Norwich, published by British Museum Publications Ltd., 46 Bloomsbury Street, London SW1B 3QQ, England. Tel: 0171 323 1234.Well-known author John Julius Norwich says that the British Museum is an enormous building, and …

Book Review: The Loss of the S.S. Titanic (by Lawrence Beesley) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Loss of the S.S. Titanic, by Lawrence Beesley. Published by Houghton Mifflin. 800-225-3362. 204 pages. $13 paperback. Books about the tragic events surrounding Titanic's maiden voyage cram the shelves of bookshops, but Beesley's account stands out for two reasons. …

Book Review: Macbeth: Man and Myth (by Nick Aitchison) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Macbeth: Man and Myth, by Nick Aitchison, published by Sutton Publishing, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. 212-213-2775, 224 pages. $34.95 hardcover. Scotland's most famous king is a man about whom almost nothing is known. His fame stems less …

Book Review: In Search of Ancient Scotland: A Guide for the Independent Traveler (by Gerald M. Ruzicki and Dorothy A. Ruzicki) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
In Search of Ancient Scotland: A Guide for the Independent Traveler, by Gerald M. Ruzicki and Dorothy A. Ruzicki. Aspen Grove Publishing, Mead, Washington 99021, (509) 238-4566. 352 pages. $17.95, paperback. Scotland's ancient standing stones, cairns, henges, castles, and not-quite-so-ancient …

Book Review: Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings (edited by John Haffenden) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Berryman's Shakespeare: Essays, Letters, and Other Writings, edited by John Haffenden. Published by Farrar, Strauss, And Giroux. 512 pages. $35. John Berryman was one of America's greatest poets. His Homage to Miss Bradstreet was hailed as "the most distinguished long …

Book Review: Charlotte in Love (by Brian Wilks) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Charlotte in Love, by Brian Wilks. Distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, Vermont. 800-423-4525. $35, hardcover. "The Bronte family was driven by two forces," author Brian Wilks declares, "the need for affection and the need for …

Book Review: The Real King Arthur (P.F.J. Turner) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
THE REAL KING ARTHURIn one of the early Sherlock Holmes stories, the consulting detective explains deductive reasoning to Dr. Watson by saying thatanyone of common intelligence can anticipate the outcome of a particular set of circumstances, but that his …

Book Review: Kids' London The Best of the Capital's Activities for Children (Francesca Collin) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Kids' London The Best of the Capital's Activities for Children, by Francesca Collin, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, Tel: 800-367-9762. $19.95, paperback. Catering to the other end of the age spectrum is Kids' London The Best of the Capital's Activities …

Book Review: Dickens' Christmas (compiled by John Hudson); The Brontës' Christmas (compiled by Maria Hubert); and Thomas Hardy's Christmas, (compiled by John Chandler) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Dickens' Christmas, The Brontës' Christmas, Thomas Hardy's Christmas, compiled by John Hudson, Maria Hubert, and John Chandler, respectively, published by Sutton Publishing Limited, softcover, $17.95. Dickens' Christmas, compiled by John Hudson, is a delightful potpourri of holiday vignettes, drawn from …

Book Review: Jane Eyre: BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Jane EyreToronto has become the third largest theatre venue in the world after London and New York, thanks to local theatre entrepreneurs Ed and Donald Mirvish of Mirvish Productions. Their most recent project, JANE EYRE, a musical version of …

Book Review: Royal Blood (by Bertram Fields) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Royal Blood, by Bertram Fields, published by Regan Books, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022-5299. $25 hardcover. The leaf following the title page of Bertram Field's Royal Blood bears a pointed quote by Horace Walpole: 'So incompetent has …

Book Review: All the Queen's Men: The World of Elizabeth I (by Peter Brimacombe) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
All the Queen's Men: The World of Elizabeth I, by Peter Brimacombe. St. Martin's Press, New York, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. 214 pages. $35 hardcover. Peter Brimacombe begins his account of the men surrounding Queen Elizabeth I …

Book Review: Down the Common (by Ann Baer) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Down the Common, by Ann Baer, M. Evans and Company, Inc., 216 East 49th Street, New York, New York 10017. 212-688-2810. $21.95 hardcover. The Letter-Box department of our April/May issue featured a note from Kenneth Miller of Rochester, Minnesota ('A …

Book Review: Prehistoric Orkney (Anna Ritchie) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Prehistoric Orkney, by Anna Ritchie. Distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, North Pomfret, Vermont 05053. $29.95 paperback.. With the possible exception of the Wiltshire Downs far to the south, no other locale in the British Isles can boast …
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