Austen's first novel parodies the Gothic thrillers of her day. Catherine Morland is a country girl spending a season in sophisticated Bath, where she falls for Henry Tilney, who invites her home to his possibly haunted mansion
In Search of England
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations.
The Cotswold Way
A practical guide in the British series, this fully revised and re-walked second edition includes 44 large-scale walking maps and places to stay and to eat along the 102-mile national trail, which runs from Chipping Campden to Bath.
Exploring English Castles, Evocative, Romantic and Mysterious True Tales of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles
A picturesque, coffee-table tour through the grandest castles in England, including Bodiam, Framlingham and Kenilworth. Morris' color photos are accompanied by legends and tales about each structure.
Hill captures the enduring mystery and allure of Stonehenge in this witty meditation on the myth and meaning of the most famous prehistoric site in all Europe.
A Traveller's History of England
Historian and archeologist Daniell delivers a comprehensive history of the region since the time of the hunter-gatherers in this compact volume, taking you through the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and Medieval monarchs to the Reformation, Renaissance, the world wars and the modern state of things.
The English Cathedral
In this photographic tribute to each of England's 42 Anglican cathedrals (including the great UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Durham and Canterbury) award-winning photographer Peter Marlow evokes the greatness and humbling power of each magnificent building.
The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
The Story of England
Beautifully illustrated with color pictures, chronological charts, royal genealogies and maps, this popular history of English politics, economics and culture from the Neolithic Age to the 1990s is an excellent travel companion.
Jane Austen in Bath, Walking Tours of the Writer's City
The city of Bath provided the inspiration and the setting for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. This beautifully illustrated guide leads the reader through the places frequented by Austen and her fictional characters.
Great Britain, Ireland Map
This fold-out overview map of Great Britain and Ireland is ideal for route planning, with highlighted scenic routes and places of interest. The map contains a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities.
Insight Guide England
This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essys on history, culture and attractions.
101 Beautiful Small Towns Britain
A lavishly illustrated and informative tour of Britain's beautiful and historic towns.
Golding's allegorical tale of a man's quest to build a magnificent spire atop Salisbury Cathedral in England.
Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain
By foot and by VW camper van, Charlotte Higgins crosses the British landscape in search of remnants of Roman Britain, considering how the past has been remembered, forgotten, interpreted and rewritten.
Cider With Rosie
In this memoir of growing up in a small, remote village in the Cotswolds -- set against the backdrop of the First World War -- Lee captures an all-but-vanished rural way of life. Originally published in 1959.
A Short History of England, The Glorious Story of a Rowdy Nation
Jenkins relates the exhilarating tale from the Dark Ages -- when the Angles arrived from Germany, lending their name to England -- to the modern day in this concise, very readable and illustrated history.
The Wild Places
MacFarlane climbs, walks and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods in this marvelous exploration of the nature of the British Isles.
Dolman Travel Book Award winner Macfarlane meditates on the landscapes of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, revealing how language is vital to developing an intimate knowledge of landscape.