Best Of British

Best Of British

Best Of British

Best Of British

 

Patriotic and quintessentially British titles.

Our beautiful country's history, nature, countryside, music, food, old nostlagic photos or great artisits may be celebrated here.

Being honoured with a Royal Warrant for Bookselling from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2011 until 2020, Bibliophile is unashamedly patriotic!

HER MAJESTY: A ROYAL EDITION A
Christopher Warwick    Book Number: 73173
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood is limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Comes with the number...
HER MAJESTY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD EDITION ROYAL DEPARTURE
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK    Book Number: 81198
Bibliophile price: £550.00
Product format: Hardback

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Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case is designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. A hand-crafted coutur...
GREAT BRITISH PUB DOGS
ABBEY LUCAS    Book Number: 85428
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Pubs and dogs just seem to go together; invariably, when you enter a pub there will be a dog lolling under a chair whilst its owner enjoys a tipple or three. Sometimes, though, the dog is a pub res...
A LIFE IN QUESTIONS
JEREMY PAXMAN    Book Number: 85647
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Paxman "looks disdainful and contemptuous and furious with his guest because he by and large is." - Andrew Marr. The no-nonsense star of BBC Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman is an incisive political inter...
ONE SHOW BOOK OF TRUE TALES
ICON FILMS    Book Number: 85672
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Out of the box British eccentricity with cold cases to heat up your inner detective, epic fails, good sports, great British heists, and escapes, medical curios, music, maths, stars turning up in st...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 85862
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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The book is full of funfairs and festivals, celebrations and exhibitions, games and shows, fêtes and carnivals, a few of them solemn but most unashamedly frivolous. A photograph from June 1955 sho...
FADING ADS OF GLOUCESTER
CHRIS WEST    Book Number: 86000
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Still seen in faded paintwork on brick walls, chiselled stone or in rusting ironwork atop gates and fencing, most towns have one or two famous old signs that everyone knows. But now we can be surp...
WHAT I LEARNT: What My Listeners Say
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 86119
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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Attracting more than seven million listeners, taking more than 25,000 calls, and presenting his show on Radio 2 since 2003, Jeremy Vine is a British radio host whose programme consists of news, vie...
LAST WOLF: The Hidden Springs of Englishness
ROBERT WINDER    Book Number: 86326
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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By the author of 'Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain', here is a digestible and whimsical history of Britain, and an engaging ramble through the wool towns and open ranges of me...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
QUEEN OF THE WORLD
ROBERT HARDMAN    Book Number: 86996
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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Having presented a birthday gift to Her Majesty the Queen for her 90th birthday, our Annie is enthralled by the charm and diplomacy of our British monarch. In 1994 alone Her Majesty had hosted the...
BACKSTAIRS BILLY: The Life of William Tallon
Tom Quinn    Book Number: 85700
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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When he was around eight years old, Billy began collecting news and pictures of the Royal Family, and soon it was to become an obsession as he would even remove old magazines from dustbins in case ...
CARRY ON NURSE DVD
DIRECTED BY GERALD THOMAS    Book Number: 87304
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Unknown

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Hattie Jacques is the infamous Matron doing battle with the patients in this famous Carry On film starring Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Leslie Phillips and Joan Sims as the bewildered Nurse Daw...
TERRY & JUNE: The Complete First Series DVD
Unknown    Book Number: 87311
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Unknown

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Originally transmitted from the end of October to the end of November 1979, for millions of TV viewers Terry Scott and June Whitfield became synonymous with the happily married, middle aged suburba...
RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS
Robert Tressell    Book Number: 68844
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the instit...
RULE BRITANNIA: An Anthology of Patriotic Poems
PITKIN PUBLISHING    Book Number: 87646
Published price: £5
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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James Thomson (1700-48) wrote "When Britain first at Heaven's command arose from out the azure main, this was the charter of her land, and guardian angels sung the strain: Rule Britannia! Britannia...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
ENGLISH VOICES: Lives, Landscapes, Laments
FERDINAND MOUNT    Book Number: 88618
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Whether reviewing great published works by some of England's finest authors and poets both alive and dead, Ferdinand Mount has spent many years writing for prestigious magazines, newspapers and jou...
COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF SAKI
Hector Hugh Munro    Book Number: 100541
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Saki (H.H. Munro) stands alongside Anton Chekhov and O Henry as a master of the short story. His extraordinary stories are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidit...
STEPHEN LACEY    Book Number: 88128
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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The diversity of the National Trust's gardens is immediately apparent from this superb gallery of colour photographs. They range from landscape park to walled town garden, box parterre to rhododen...