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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SOMERVILLE'S 100 BEST BRITISH WALKS
CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE    Book Number: 81340
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £0.95
Product format: Paperback

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Tall, elegant hardback, slim enough to fit into the walker's pocket, with beautiful line drawn maps for meandering through Salcey Forest in Northamptonshire towards Buckinghamshire, St. David's Hea...
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...
PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART
JAMES BEECHY & CHRIS STEPHENS    Book Number: 84354
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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A big beautiful 2012 first edition exhibition catalogue published by Tate Britain. The front cover shows Pablo Picasso's Nude Woman in a Red Armchair from 1932 to grace the cover of this huge, hea...
VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS: Volume III
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84562
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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...
MORE VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84888
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
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 ...
DEATH OF A PIRATE: British Radio
ADRIAN JOHNS    Book Number: 85025
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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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
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...
AMAZING GRACE: THE MAN WHO WAS W.G.
RICHARD TOMLINSON    Book Number: 85420
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Paperback

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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
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...
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
MICHAEL PATERSON    Book Number: 85055
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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This fascinating history of the modern British royal family includes the shocking death of Princess Diana in August 1997 and the astonishing return to popularity of the royal family in the first de...
THAT'S THE WAY TO DO IT!
BAMFORTH GIFT BOOKS    Book Number: 85704
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
SEX, LIES AND THE BALLOT BOX
EDITED BY P. COWLEY & R. FORD    Book Number: 85769
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box code 85750, the book is subtitled '50 Things You Need to Know About British Elections' and the hot topics depicted on the front cover include spanki...
TREASURED ISLAND: A Book Lover's Tour of Britain
Frank Barrett    Book Number: 85775
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Armed with a lifetime of reading and his National Trust membership, The Mail on Sunday's Frank Barrett embarks on a literary quest from Eliot's East Coker to Jane Austen's Bath, Winnie the Pooh's H...
BIOGRAPHY OF BRITISH TRAIN TRAVEL
DON BENN    Book Number: 85908
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
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...
BBC RADIO 4 BRAIN OF BRITAIN ULTIMATE QUIZ BOOK
RUSSELL DAVIES    Book Number: 85651
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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...
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...
GREAT WAR BRITAIN BIRMINGHAM REMEMBERING 1914-18
SIAN ROBERTS    Book Number: 85859
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Produced in association with the Library of Birmingham and publishers the History Press, how many faces, historic locations, family names and communities do you recognise? Birmingham at the outbre...
OXFORDSHIRE CUSTOMS, SPORTS AND TRADITIONS
MARILYN YURDAN    Book Number: 85862
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
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...
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN
C. V. WEDGWOOD    Book Number: 85983
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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...
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 ...
TINY HISTORIES
DIXE WILLS    Book Number: 86032
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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40 tiny and trivial events and trifling decisions that changed British history - lighthouses, lemons, lockers, lampreys and Lawrence of Arabia have all been key players to have shaped Britain. Fac...
GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF: Get Baking for Friends and Family
PRUE LEITH & PAUL HOLLYWOOD    Book Number: 85957
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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We all love to watch Bake-Off, but how many of us can make the grade with a doughy pinny and sticky fingers in the kitchen? The recipes in this book, supplied by the judges Prue Leith and Paul Hol...
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...
BRITAIN YESTERDAY & TODAY
J. ANDERSON & E. SWINGLEHURST    Book Number: 86050
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Brilliant in concept and entertaining in execution, this fascinating book juxtaposes vintage and modern photos showing diverse aspects of British life, revealing in pictures what thousands of words...
BOOTS ON THE GROUND: Britain And Her Army Since 1945
RICHARD DANNATT    Book Number: 86090
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
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...
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