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 Book Review: A Fine Romance – 2 Month Adventure in the English Countryside by Susan Branch

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  “Now I realize an Anglophile is not made, she is born…” truer words could not be spoken. For me, I was born at the tender age of 8, watching Sarah Ferguson marry Prince Andrew; for Susan Branch it was during her trip through the English … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets by The Hon. Sarah MacPherson

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Anything even remotely “Downtonesque” is all the rage these days and this book fits the mold. M’Lady’s Book of Household Secrets: Recipes, Remedies & Essential Etiquette by The Hon. Sarah MacPherson, is a glimpse into eighteenth century Great … [Read more...]

Brit Book Review: The King’s Grave: The Discovery of King Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues it Holds by Phillipa Langley and Michael Jones

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  Like any good Anglophile, when I heard the news that they had possibly discovered the grave of one of England’s most infamous monarchs, I was excited to say the least.  As an amateur historian who studies England during the Wars of the … [Read more...]

Brit Book Reviews: Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centennary Celebration by Brent Elliott.

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               Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show: A Centenary Celebration by Brent Elliott is a gorgeously illustrated coffee table book celebrating 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Elliott, RHS’s librarian and … [Read more...]