Brit Books: Exclusive Excerpt from 1960’s Britain – New Title from Shire Books about the Swinging Sixties

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1960s Britain by Susan Cohen Introduction Photo caption: Children playing on a bomb-site in Manchester, 1960s Photo Credit: James Poyner The popular image of the 1960s Britain is of the ‘Swinging Sixties’, a golden age in which the whole … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Poirot – The Fan Favorites Collection by Acorn Media

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Not too long ago, PBS ran a special about the series Poirot and I had remarked to my husband that I was sorry to have missed some of the episodes they had mentioned, specifically Murder on the Orient Express.  You can imagine how excited the “little … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Murder in Suburbia, the Complete Collection by Acorn Media

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  I know I should be happy that this show got canceled, because if it hadn’t we wouldn’t be loving Caroline Catz as Lousia in Doc Martin….but I can’t say that I am happy about it. From the very first episode, I knew I would like the show and … [Read more...]

Brit Books: Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen’s Most Eligible Bachelor

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  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. In Mr. Darcy’s Guide to Courtship: The Secrets of Seduction from Jane Austen's Most Eligible Bachelor, the prideful and … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: London, Night and Day: A Guide to Where The Other Books Don’t Take You. illustrated by Osbert Lancaster

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London, Night and Day: A Guide to Where The Other Books Don’t Take You.  illustrated by Osbert Lancaster I brought this book with me to read on the plane to this year’s vacation destination, which was a little sadisitic since it was the guide to the … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: Elizabeth: A Celebration in Photographs of the Queen’s Life and Reign by Jennie Bond

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  In this updated photographic history of the life and times of HM Queen Elizabeth II, BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond has put together a very authoritative and enjoyable history of the Queen.  The book was updated to include pictures … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Reviews: Classic Father Brown, the Complete Original Collection by Acorn Media

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Sometimes, things just get better with age.  The classic sitcoms, mysteries and dramas of days gone by that can still hook the viewer with just one episode.  Father Brown: the Complete Collection is one of those dramas. Like so many classic British … [Read more...]

Brit DVD Review: You, Me & Them by Acorn Media Starring Anthony Head and Eve Myles

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“NOOOOOOO!!!!! This show can not only be one series long!” That’s what I said mere hours ago, as I finished the last episode of You, Me & Them. When I sat down to watch a few episodes this afternoon, I had planned on watching maybe 2 episodes at … [Read more...]