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British Heritage Book Reviews


Book Review: Supernatural Britain (by Peter Hough) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Supernatural Britain, by Peter Hough, Piatkus Books, 5 Windmill Street, London W1P 1HF. $14.95 paperback. Supernatural Britain takes readers on an eerie tour of some of the most unusual places throughout the British Isles. Subtitled 'A Guide to Britain's Most …

Book Review: The Great Exhibition (by John R. Davis) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Great Exhibition, by John R. Davis, Published by Sutton Publishing, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10001. 256 pages. $36 hardcover. It is 1st May, 1851. More than 30,000 people have thronged into the Crystal Palace. Queen Victoria …

Book Review: Chartism (by Asa Briggs) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Chartism, by Asa Briggs. One of eight volumes in the Sutton Pocket History series published by Sutton Publishing Limited, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, 800-758-3756, $9.95, paperback, 1998. Call them the thinking person's answer to the popular "Dummies" …

Book Review: A First Rate Tragedy (by Diana Preston) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
A First Rate Tragedy, by Diana Preston. Published by Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New YOrk 10003. $14.00, paperback. 269 pages. The race to be the first to reach the South Pole caught the imagination and …

Book Review: Eleanor of Aquitaine (by Alison Weir) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Eleanor of Aquitaine, by Alison Weir. Published by Ballantine Books, A Division of Random House, Inc., 201 East 50th Street, New York, New York 10022. $28, hardcover, 448 pages. Alison Weir's book on the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine is …

Book Review: The History of the Kings of Britain (Geoffrey of Monmouth) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The History of the Kings of Britain, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Penguin Classics, $11.95, paperback. Tel: 800-253-6476.The man credited with legitimizing the Arthurian legend is the Welshman Geoffrey of Monmouth. The History of the Kings of Britian, written in …

Book Review: Elizabeth: The Queen Mother, A Twentieth-Century Life (by Grania Forbes) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Elizabeth: The Queen Mother, A Twentieth-Century Life, by Grania Forbes. Distributed in the United States by Trafalgar Square, P.O. Box 257, North Pomfret, Vermont 05053. 800-423-4525. $35, hardcover. Few people can claim that their lives have spanned a full century, …

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am

Book Review: In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce (by Alan Young and Michael Stead) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce, by Alan Young and Michael Stead. Published by Sutton Publishing Limited, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10001, 212-213-2775. $34.95, hardcover. 190 pages. As with any famous personalitiy who has gained the reputation …

Book Review: The Custom of the Sea (Neil Hanson) : BH

Andrea Klingler | Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The Custom of the Sea, by Neil Hanson (1999) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, New York 10158. 336 pages. $24.95. "Cast adrift in a tiny boat on a vast and desolate ocean, faced with almost certain death, what …

Book Review: Lost Gods of Albion (by Paul Newman) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Lost Gods of Albion: The Chalk Hill-Figures of Britain, by Paul Newman. Published by Sutton Publishing, 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. 212-213-2775. 216 pages. $39.95 hardcover. Because so little is known for certain about the origins of many …

Book Review: PAGAN CELTIC BRITAIN (Anne Ross) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Pagan Celtic Britain, by Anne Ross. Published by Academy Chicago Publishers, 1996. $17.95 paperback.. PAGAN CELTIC BRITAIN, Anne Ross' comprehensive study of pre-Christian religion, originally published in 1967, has been re-released as the second book in a new Celtic series …

Theatre: Jane Eyre : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Jane Eyre, Directed by John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. Performed at La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Cal. Hundreds of film and theatre productions of the Bronte sisters' writings have appeared since their novels were published. In fact, …

Book Review: A Book of Historical Recipes (by Sara Paston-Williams) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
A Book of Historical Recipes, by Sara Paston-Williams, published in the U.K. by The National Trust. If you enjoyed Sara Paston-Williams piece on the National Trust's Historical Recipe Project you will undoubtedly love A Book of Historical Recipes, her compilation …

Book Review: Turas Troimh Alba: A Photographic Journey Through Scotland (T.R. Gordon) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
Turas Troimh Alba: A Photographic Journey Through Scotland, photographed and written by T.R. Gordon, Wanderings and Wonderings, 515 Woodland Hills, Carthage MS 39051, Tel: 601-267-9358. $29.95, plus $3 shipping and handling, hardback.There are hundreds of picture books of Great …

Book Review: THE 'FORTY-FIVE: THE LAST JACOBITE REBELLION (Michael Hook and Walter Ross) : BH

Published: August 12, 2001 at 1:01 am
The 'Forty-Five: The Last Jacobite Rebellion, by Michael Hook and Walter Ross, published by Edinburgh: The National Library of Scotland (HMSO). $22.50 Paperback. Perhaps no other British rebellion has been so well documented or as diversely represented as the last …
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