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...
REAL ELIZABETH: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
ANDREW MARR    Book Number: 77448
Published price: $32
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Published 2012 in the USA to coincide with the 60th year of her reign, the book was originally published as "Diamond Queen, Elizabeth II and Her People" in GB in 2011. Our Queen Elizabeth is one o...
ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE
ADELE SMITH    Book Number: 80091
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

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One of Evelyn Wrench's most significant early achievements was securing the patronage of the King for the newly established Over-Seas Club which has continued under every subsequent monarch. Tradi...
MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN ...Go Out in the Midday Sun
IAN COLLIS    Book Number: 81079
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Written by a leading authority on sports history and statistics, the author has one of the largest collections of memorabilia and sporting photographs and here presents some of his very best on the...
KINGS AND QUEENS: Heritage Series
VICKY WOOD    Book Number: 78086
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Paperback

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Bite-sized facts, places of interest, the book includes every English King or Queen since Alfred the Great, covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications and royal weddings. Comple...
GREAT BRITAIN: A 3D Expanding Country Guide
CHARLOTTE TROUNCE    Book Number: 81774
Published price: £5
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A unique concertina pop-up book, there are scenes front and back of wonderful 3D images of Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Tate Modern, Windsor Castle, the Roman Baths at Bath, Stonehenge, then...
LUPO AND THE SECRET OF WINDSOR CASTLE
ABY KING    Book Number: 81795
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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'Under the cot, Lupo stretched out his big black paws, breathing in the heavenly smell of bath bubbles and baby powder. He smiled to himself, picturing Nanny's angry face at the sight of his playi...
ROYALTY INC. Britain's Best-Known Brand
STEPHEN BATES    Book Number: 81946
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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An innovative examination of the Royal Family that treats them as a company, exploring their future, their finances and the problems that have arisen or are likely to arise. Great changes in the fo...
FORTUNE'S SPEAR: The Story of the Blue-Blooded Rogue
MARTIN VANDER WEYER    Book Number: 82401
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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The black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking dynasties - one of the founding families of Barclays, no less - Gerard Lee Bevan was a high-living womaniser, risk-taker and all round ro...
GARDENS AND PARKS AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE
TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN    Book Number: 82488
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Hampton Court Palace was a royal residence between the mid-16th and mid 18th centuries, and when Henry VIII received the palace from the ill-fated Cardinal Wolsey he embarked on a building programm...
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...
VICTORIA LETTERS: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 83112
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Even by royal standards, the young Queen Victoria's life was packed with incident. Illustrated with numerous stills from ITV's acclaimed series, this fascinating companion uses extracts from Victor...
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: £11.00
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: £15.00
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...
HONS AND REBELS
JESSICA MITFORD    Book Number: 84026
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Jessica Mitford was the fifth of the six Mitford daughters and always the rebel among her sisters - Nancy, Pam, Diana, Unity and Debo. At the age of 19 she eloped to the Spanish Civil War with her...
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...
LOST ENGLAND 1870-1930
PHILIP DAVIES    Book Number: 83447
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £30.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 1,200 priceless photographs are images drawn from the extraordinary national asset of Historic England's Archives tell their own visual story of Britain. Photography was one of the wonders of ...
GREAT BRITISH DREAM FACTORY
DOMINIC SANDBROOK    Book Number: 84153
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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...
ENGLISH: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather
BEN FOGLE    Book Number: 84373
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Is it our capacity for good queuing or cheese rolling contests that makes the English English? Ben Fogle warmly celebrates what it means to be an Englishman whether he is revelling in heroic failur...
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: £5.00
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: £11.00
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: £4.00
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 ...
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. ...