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!

BEATON PHOTOGRAPHS
MARK HOLBORN    Book Number: 82539
Published price: $100
Bibliophile price: £22.50
Product format: Hardback

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Born into a prosperous family in Hampstead, Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was endowed with an artistic temperament and grew into a photographer and designer with a seemingly light-hearted approach to li...
MIRROR: HISTORY THAT TIME FORGOT: 100 Front Pages
ADAM POWLEY    Book Number: 83248
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Front page banner headlines scream the news at us each day, whether tragedy, scientific breakthroughs, light hearted happenings or the misdemeanours of a famous personality. Compelling conflicts, ...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSAN WATKINS    Book Number: 82805
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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With superb photography by Mark Fiennes, this big glamorous Thames & Hudson publication has no less than 194 colour illustrations, recreating the world in which Mary Queen of Scots lived, from the ...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
Bibliophile price: £12.50
Product format: Hardback

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Quaint cottages with rose bedecked walls, old stone-built pubs, ancient buttressed abbeys, ruined Franciscan priories, strange rock formations and tree-lined lanes - all sights we can still see tod...
GREAT BRITISH DREAM FACTORY
DOMINIC SANDBROOK    Book Number: 84153
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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Welcome to this exhibition of one of Britain's proudest assets, our imagination. In this in-depth exploration into our country's contribution to popular culture, admire and celebrate the likes of K...
LITTLE PIECE OF ENGLAND: A Tale of Self-Sufficiency
JOHN JACKSON    Book Number: 83663
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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This charming memoir is the story of a family who lived their dream of the good life on a country smallholding. Finding a rural village within 25 miles of central London is the first step, and soon...
VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS: Volume III
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84562
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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2017 up-to-date edition of our very British quirks and obsessions as collected on the @soverybritish Twitter account, Facebook page and Instagram feed which have a combined following of almost thre...
ARCADIA BRITANNICA: A Modern British Folklore Portrait
HENRY BOURNE    Book Number: 84652
Published price: £18.95
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Hardback

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Britain is blessed with its remarkable profusion of folklore events and happenings which still take place today. In his introduction Simon Costine writes 'If you were to ask a random sample of peop...
MORE VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84888
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Our first sighting of the highly contagious condition known as 'Very British Problems' was published in 2013, examining the many strange and complicated symptoms demonstrated by the British within ...
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...
DENT'S MODERN TRIBES: The Secret Languages of Britain
SUSIE DENT    Book Number: 85326
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Famous from Channel Four TV's Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Susie Dent is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner. She casts her perceptive eye at all the tribes around us, ...
BACKSTAIRS BILLY: The Life of William Tallon
Tom Quinn    Book Number: 85700
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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 ...
ON DUTY WITH THE QUEEN
DICKIE ARBITER    Book Number: 83978
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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"If you were approached to join the Palace Press Office to look after the Prince and Princess of Wales, would you be interested?" That call in April 1988 radically changed Dickie Arbiter's life. ...
BBC RADIO 4 BRAIN OF BRITAIN ULTIMATE QUIZ BOOK
RUSSELL DAVIES    Book Number: 85651
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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2000 questions are presented from the longest-running broadcast quiz show delighting Radio Four listeners since 1953. All set? Let's play Brain of Britain! The BBC Radio Four show is approaching...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 85862
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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...
GLORY AND B*LLOCKS: The Truth Behind 10 Defining Events
COLIN BROWN    Book Number: 86005
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Discover that, contrary to popular belief, the longbow was not responsible for the English (and Welsh) victory at Agincourt, that Queen Elizabeth I's great Armada speech at Tilbury was probably an ...
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...