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Best Books About United Kingdom

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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen - 2019-12-16 (first published in 1813)
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Pride and Prejudice is an 1813 romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet, the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic pie...
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Black and British
A Forgotten History
David Olusoga - 2018-01-01 (first published in 2016)
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Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello. It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain's global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the...
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Richard Coles
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Inglorious Empire
What the British Did to India
Shashi Tharoor - 2017-09-01 (first published in 2016)
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Inglorious Empire tells the real story of the British in India — from the arrival of the East India Company to the end of the Raj — and reveals how Britain’s rise was built upon its plunder of India.In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased ...
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William Dalrymple
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Britain BC
Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans
Francis Pryor - 2004-09-06 (first published in 2003)
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Francis Pryor's radical re-examination of Britain and Ireland before the coming of the Romans, based on compelling new evidence recently uncovered by aerial photography, coastal erosion and advanced scientific techniques, reveals a much more sophisticated life among the Ancient Britons than has previously been supposed.It bounds along, wonderfully ...
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Britain and the Sea
Since 1600
G. O'Hara - 2010-06-30
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In this book, O'Hara presents the first general history of Britons relationship with the surrounding oceans from 1600 to the present day. This all-encompassing account covers individual seafarers, ship-borne migration, warfare and the maritime economy, as well as the British peoples maritime ideas and self perception throughout the centuries....
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[By Shashi Tharoor] Inglorious Empire
What the British Did to India (Hardcover)【2017】by Shashi Tharoor (Author) [1879]
Shashi Tharoor - 2017-01-01
***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*** In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused mi...
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A History of Britain
At the Edge of the World? 3500 B.C. - 1603 A.D.
Simon Schama - 2000-01-01
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Simon Schama's magesterial new book encompasses over 1,500 years of Britain's history, from the first Roman invasions to the early seventeenth century, and the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Schama, the author of the highly acclaimed Citizens and The Embarrassment of Riches, is one of the most popular and celebrated historians of our day...
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Poverty and the Poor in Britain
Jeremy Seabrook - 2014-01-16 (first published in 2013)
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In 1797 Jeremy Bentham prepared a map of poverty in Britain, which he called "Pauperland." More than two hundred years later, poverty and social deprivation remain widespread in Britain. Yet despite the investigations into poverty by Mayhew, Booth, and in the 20th century, Townsend, it remains largely unknown to, or often hidden from, those who are...
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
A Novel
Gail Honeyman - 2018-06-05 (first published in 2017)
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No ones ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fineMeet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what shes thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. Bu...
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Twinkle Khanna
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Me Before You
A Novel (Me Before You Trilogy)
Jojo Moyes - 2012-12-31
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who ha...
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Daphne du Maurier - 2018-03-01
Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Old Ways by Robert MacFarlane
Lost Lives by David McKittrick
Bear in Mind These Dead by Susan McKay
Glass Shore by Sinéad Gleeson
Making Sense of the Troubles by David McKittrick
Rick Steves London 2020 by Rick Steves
The Twelfth Day of July by Joan Lingard
Bleak House by Gill Tavner
Rick Steves Great Britain by Rick Steves
The Atlas of the Real World by Anna Mark, Barford Daniel, Newman Dorling
Mission London by Catherine Aragon
London's Afternoon Teas, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition by Susan Cohen
Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Tom Jones
Kids' Travel Guide - London by Flyingkids
Jane Austen's England by Karin Quint
Salaam Brick Lane by Tarquin Hall
Scotland by Magnus Linklater, Fitzroy MacLean
The Gardener's Travel Companion to England by Janelle McCulloch
A Foodie's Guide to London by Cara Frost-Sharratt
Lonely Planet Best of London 2020 by Lonely Planet
Human Geography of the UK by Danny Dorling
The widening gap by Mary Shaw
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
Understanding The British by Adam Fletcher
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
On Roads by Joe Moran
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
44 Letters From the Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman
The Energy Glut by Ian Roberts
Londoners by Craig Taylor
Life in Britain by Ben Wheeler