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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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...
THREE GREENWICH BUILT SHIPS
DAVID RAMZAN    Book Number: 81584
Published price: £17.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Greenwich, the nautical centre of the world, is divided through the town's centre from north to south by the Meridian Line, where both sides of the globe converge. Once the centre of British shipb...
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...
THE SIX: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
LAURA THOMPSON    Book Number: 82352
Published price: $29.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
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...
GREAT WAR BRITAIN: The First World War At Home
LUCINDA GOSLING    Book Number: 82740
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Popular magazines such as The Tatler, The Sketch and The Queen recorded the national preoccupations following a declaration of war in August 1914 which was to change Britain and British society irr...
BATEMAN'S: The National Trust DVD
JOHN CASSY & BARBARA GIBBON    Book Number: 82857
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Unknown

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The beautiful 17th century Jacobean house in East Sussex was Rudyard Kipling's family home from 1902 to 1936. The interior reflects the author's strong associations with the East and many of the o...
EPISODE TWO: CALKE ABBEY DVD
THE NATIONAL TRUST    Book Number: 82858
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Unknown

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A Baroque mansion situated near Derby, Calke Abbey's construction began in 1701. Set in a stunning landscaped park, it has become famous as a graphic illustration of the English country house in d...
BACKSTAIRS BILLY: The Life of William Tallon
TOM QUINN    Book Number: 80382
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
VICTORIA LETTERS: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen
HELEN RAPPAPORT    Book Number: 83112
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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, ...
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AS SEEN BY MAC
STAN MCMURTRY    Book Number: 83401
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Our editor can count her self very very lucky since she has met Her Majesty the Queen in her role as President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Windsor and Eton, presenting the gift of a s...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
SUSAN WATKINS    Book Number: 82805
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £14.00
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 ...
50 MOST INFLUENTIAL BRITONS OF THE LAST 100 YEARS
PETER PUGH    Book Number: 83532
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Scientists, entrepreneurs, authors, actors, artists, broadcasters, economists, lawmakers and leaders and cultural icons are celebrated in this undoubtedly contentious and wholly enjoyable book. It...
GEORGE III: A Life In Caricature
KENNETH BAKER    Book Number: 83544
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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King George III suffered at the hands of the genius Gillray, the robustness of Thomas Rowlandson, and the skilful darts of Isaac Cruikshank. And there were others, the brilliant young artist Richa...
THE ROYALS: From the Turn of the 20th Century
ANNA BRETT    Book Number: 83559
Published price: £24.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Now the longest serving monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II has for over 60 years been a much photographed and unforgettable monarch. A constant in an unchanging world, this one family,...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
Bibliophile price: £18.00
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: £5.00
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: £7.50
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...
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