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!

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MORE VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84888
Published price: £8.99
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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 ...
DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
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The story starts in 1966 with a confrontation that ended in manslaughter between two pirate radio station owners, the weapon being a twelve-bore shotgun. Pirate radio was a signature phenomenon of...
HER MAJESTY: A ROYAL EDITION A
Christopher Warwick    Book Number: 73173
Bibliophile price: £550.00
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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
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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...
AMAZING GRACE: THE MAN WHO WAS W.G.
RICHARD TOMLINSON    Book Number: 85420
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The legendary W.G. Grace was born into a Victorian world where the all-powerful MCC divided cricketers into Gentlemen and Players, and as the son of a Bristol doctor W.G. did not quite qualify as a...
GREAT BRITISH PUB DOGS
ABBEY LUCAS    Book Number: 85428
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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...
THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT!
BAMFORTH GIFT BOOKS    Book Number: 85704
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Always tottering on the brink of good taste and sometimes falling over it, these very non-PC X-rated comic postcards are very much of their time and in the vein of great British saucy seaside postc...
BIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH TRAIN TRAVEL
DON BENN    Book Number: 85908
Published price: £30
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The collection focusses on train running performances, modern and motive power and all matters Southern. Locomotive performance in Europe, and a tramway are also included and a fascinating and lit...
A LIFE IN QUESTIONS
JEREMY PAXMAN    Book Number: 85647
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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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
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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
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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...
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN
C. V. WEDGWOOD    Book Number: 85983
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Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997) specialised in the history of 17th century England and Continental Europe. Originally published in the Collin's Pictures of Britain series, this super lit...
FADING ADS OF GLOUCESTER
CHRIS WEST    Book Number: 86000
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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...
GLORY AND B*LLOCKS: The Truth Behind 10 Defining Events
COLIN BROWN    Book Number: 86005
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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 ...
WHAT I LEARNT: What My Listeners Say
JEREMY VINE    Book Number: 86119
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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...
BOOTS ON THE GROUND: Britain And Her Army Since 1945
RICHARD DANNATT    Book Number: 86090
Published price: £25
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As Chief of General Staff, Richard Dannatt brings 40 years of military service to tell the fascinating story of how the British Army has shaped and been shaped by world events, from the Cold War to...
MAIL OBSESSION: A Journey Round Britain by Postcode
MARK MASON    Book Number: 86240
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When Mark Mason decided to visit all the 124 British postcode areas and bring back at least one fascinating fact from each of them, he embarked on a project that appeals to the inner nerd in everyb...
LAST WOLF: The Hidden Springs of Englishness
ROBERT WINDER    Book Number: 86326
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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...
WHITE HEAT: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties
DOMINIC SANDBROOK    Book Number: 86347
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As 1963 drew to a close, Harold Wilson's famous words captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking political, cultural and technological change. From the gaudy pleasure...
LONDON'S CANALS
DEREK PRATT    Book Number: 86546
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Revised and updated colour edition (2004) of the 1977 publication 'Discovering London's Canals', the book begins with a chapter entitled 'London's Other Waterway.' The River Lee Navigation starts ...
1966: From Good Vibrations to World Cup Victory
PAUL FEENEY    Book Number: 86729
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It was the year England won football's World Cup and the blonde Bobby Moore was lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates, holding high the gleaming golden trophy having defeated the Germans. '66...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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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...
ENGLISH SEASIDE
PETER WILLIAMS    Book Number: 86964
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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This wonderful English Heritage book is guaranteed to bring a smile to every face, with its hundreds of photos arranged thematically recording the beauties and horrors of that quintessentially Engl...
QUEEN OF THE WORLD
ROBERT HARDMAN    Book Number: 86996
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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...
SIX: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
LAURA THOMPSON    Book Number: 86913
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'Take six girls, all of them rampant individualists, and let them loose upon one of the most politically explosive periods in history.' The girls, born between 1904 and 1920, were born into one of ...
BACKSTAIRS BILLY: The Life of William Tallon
Tom Quinn    Book Number: 85700
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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
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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
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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...
1930s BRITAIN IN PICTURES
AMMONITE PRESS    Book Number: 87323
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High quality Press Association images, just the first three photos in the first three pages are of a penny-farthing race at Herne Hill 1932, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth riding in a gold stat...
DENT'S MODERN TRIBES: The Secret Languages of Britain
SUSIE DENT    Book Number: 87331
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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, ...
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