British Isles

Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life
A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work.


October 28, 2014
Nan A. Talese
304 Pages
London: The Biography

London: The Biography

Ackroyd, Peter

Here are two thousand years of London's history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and...
April 8, 2003
Anchor Books
848 Pages
Lonely Planet Great Britain's Best Trips 2

Discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Great Britain's Best Trips. This trusted travel companion features 36 amazing road trips, from 3-day escapes to 3-week...

June 15, 2021
Lonely Planet
Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

Amis, Kingsley ; Gessen, Keith
A hilarious satire about college life and high class manners, this is a classic of postwar English literature.

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth...

October 2, 2012
New York Review of Books
264 Pages
The Information

The Information

Amis, Martin
Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for...
March 19, 1996
384 Pages
Deep Country

Deep Country

Ansell, Neil
Deep Country is Neil Ansell's account of five years spent alone in a hillside cottage in Wales.

'I lived alone in this cottage for five years, summer and winter, with no transport...

March 27, 2012
Hamish Hamilton UK
320 Pages
Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town

From an adventurous and discerning new voice reminiscent of Robert Macfarlane, a captivating portrait of a community eking out its living in a coastal landscape as stark and storied as it is...

December 1, 2020
Bloomsbury Publishing
336 Pages
One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858
A unique, colorful view of Victorian London when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "the Great Stink" across one hot summer​

While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy...

August 28, 2018
Yale University Press
352 Pages
Behind the Scenes at the Museum (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition)

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of award-winning, bestselling author Kate Atkinson's debut novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, a deeply moving and deeply funny family story of...

December 1, 2020
Picador USA
336 Pages
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future
*Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Science...
October 6, 2020
Grand Central Publishing
272 Pages

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