British Photographic Industry News – March 2019
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Overview: Your monthly insight into the British Photographic Industry with all the latest trade news’ promotions and features.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
The Working Class in Modern British History: Essays in Honour of Henry Pelling by Jay Winter
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Overview: The thirteen essays in this book reflect the dual character of writing about the history of the British working class. The first section focuses on the outlook, organization, and policies of the Labour movement. The second section is concerned with central aspects of the social history of the working class. Together, these essays provide striking evidence of the ways in which the experience of class has pervaded virtually every corner of this nation’s public life. They also show that the mixed political record of organized Labour, its hesitations and failures as well as its struggles and successes, cannot be understood without a full appreciation of the collective and individual lives of working people outside the political arena.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
James Martin’s Great British Adventure by James Martin
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Overview: Following on from his triumphant TV shows and books James Martin’s American Adventure and James Martin’s French Adventure, our food hero comes home and brings us what he does best in James Martin’s Great British Adventure. The book sees James travel from coast to coast, cooking and eating everywhere from Whitby to Snowdonia, Bristol to Belfast, and Orkney to Land’s End. On the way he cooks classic British dishes alongside some more surprising recipes, all with the best ingredients this small island has to offer. It’s the culinary journey that’s right on your doorstep and here are recipes from the series, along with exclusive photography from behind the scenes on James’s extraordinary food trip.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture) by Peter Childs, Michael Storry
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Overview: Boasting more than 970 alphabetically-arranged entries, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture surveys British cultural practices and icons in the latter half of the twentieth century. It examines high and popular culture and encompasses both institutional and alternative aspects of British culture. It provides insight into the whole spectrum of British contemporary life. Topics covered include: architecture, pubs, film, internet and current takes on the monarchy. Cross-referencing and a thematic contents list enable readers to identify related articles. The entries range from short biographical synopses to longer overview essays on key issues.
This Encyclopedia is essential reading for anyone interested in British culture. It also provides a cultural context for students of English, Modern History and Comparative European Studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Encyclopedias
The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places by Neil Oliver
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Overview: From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.
The British Isles, this archipelago of islands, is to Neil Oliver the best place in the world. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. But the tolerant, easygoing peace we enjoy has been hard won. We have made and known the best and worst of times. We have been hero and villain and all else in between, and we have learned some lessons.
The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil’s very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history. Beginning with footprints made in the sand by humankind’s earliest ancestors, he takes us via Romans and Vikings, the flowering of religion, through civil war, industrial revolution and two world wars. From windswept headlands to battlefields, ancient trees to magnificent cathedrals, each of his destinations is a place where, somehow, the spirit of the past seems to linger.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History