Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

Grace Kelly used to be swept away while the good-looking Prince Rainier, a guy she slightly knew, requested for her hand in marriage. After a sequence of relationships with married co-stars, she was once exhausted through the show-business way of life. If she married Rainier, she will be greater than only a celebrity, she will be Her Serene RoyalHighness Princess Grace. as soon as within the palace, although, Grace discovered herself trapped in a fairy story of her personal making. pressured to make sacrifices that minimize deeply into the middle of who she used to be as a lady, she may then quit her wants and targets for her wife and her young children. Grace and Rainier can have been royalty, yet they have been additionally husband and spouse, and parents-and, as such, simply as liable to the conflicts which may contaminate any family. Drawing upon enormous quantities of unique interviews with friends and family, ONCEUPONATIME portrays its matters with ardour and sympathy, revealing Grace, Rainier,Caroline,Albert, and Stephanie in methods either startling and compelling.
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Tony Benn: A Biography

By Jad Adams

After forty years in the home of Commons, Tony Benn is still one of many UK's such a lot arguable politicians. From 1951 to the Gulf warfare in 1991, Benn has staked out the excessive ethical floor and challenged the Labour management to return with him. Benn's inheritance of his father's peerage gave him the 1st chance to conflict opposed to the structure. the govt. refused to permit him to take his seat within the Commons, yet he adversarial them with grim tenacity until eventually they replaced the legislations. within the past due Nineteen Sixties he used to be the country's best radical, arguing for a extra open society. He was once by myself while he first argued for a referendum over Britain ultimate within the universal industry, yet inside of 5 years a referendum had turn into nationwide coverage, and Benn had completed his moment constitutional switch. Jad Adams has gained either Royal tv and British Press awards and is the writer of "Aids: The HIV Myth".
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Wild Flowers (Pocket Nature)

By Neil Fletcher

Notice over 450 species of untamed plant life present in Britain and Northwest Europe with this re-creation, in organization with the RSPB. From orchids to cowslips, realize over 450 species of untamed flora, prepared by way of color and kin, with this pocket-sized consultant. In-situ pictures and no nonsense notes masking anatomy may help you establish them within the box speedy and effectively. Maps express you what wild flora to discover the place so that you can plan your recognizing and utilize your atmosphere, even if you're on a vacation browse or critical quest. it really is an incredible consultant for the entire relations.
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A Brief History of Britain 1851-2010

By Jeremy Black

From the nice Exhibition to the credits Crunch - the transformation of england from the world's maximum kingdom to the current day

In 1851 Queen Victoria opened the nice Exhibition in Hyde Park, it used to be the excessive water mark of English fulfillment - the kingdom on the leading edge of the economic Revolution, on the center of a burgeoning Empire, with a queen who may reign for an additional 50 years. within the following one hundred fifty years, the destiny of the state has confronted turmoil and transformation. however it is just too easy to speak of decline? Has nice Britain sacrificed its identification with a purpose to remain a part of the current international order.

Leading historian, Jeremy Black, completes the landmark 4 quantity short historical past of england sequence with an excellent, insightful exam of the way modern Britain used to be formed.
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The New Extremism in 21st Century Britain (Extremism and Democracy)

Since the Nineteen Nineties, there was a starting to be predicament in regards to the resurgence of extremist and radical events within the Western international. even if a number of demanding situations to the liberal democratic order have emerged, the main target of shock between lecturers, policy-makers and practitioners inside of Europe and past has been at the progress and actions of Islamists and to a lesser volume the extraordinary correct. although, those sorts of extremism are seldom put along one another, and in a fashion that's delicate to either the explanations and outcomes of extremist mobilization. This ebook provides new empirical examine at the motives of those ‘new’ extremisms in twenty first Century Britain and definitely the right responses to it by way of either the country and civil society.

Both different types of extremism pose very important questions for these desirous about the improvement of a extra cohesive and reliable society. not like many reports, this quantity adopts a holistic technique, bringing jointly specialists from quite a few disciplines to envision the criteria that reason help and the aptitude coverage responses, together with key questions such as:

  • What is the present point of aid for Islamism and right-wing extremism?
  • Who votes for severe correct events similar to the BNP in sleek Britain and, regardless of its fresh profits, why has the extraordinary correct completed in basic terms constrained success?
  • What are the stairs of recruitment into radical violent takfiri jihadism?
  • How powerful are present responses to Islamism and the extraordinary correct, similar to these provided by way of fighting Violent Extremism (PVE), wider public coverage and policing?
  • What is the capability function of political actors, media and civil society in responding to the extremist challenge?

Challenging large assumptions and bringing jointly major students during this quickly constructing box, this paintings is vital interpreting for all people with an curiosity in terrorism, fascism, political extremism, social solidarity and the way forward for race relations.

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Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain (Studies in the Early History of Britain)

By Andrew Tyrrell, William O. Frazer

Social id is an idea od expanding significance within the social sciences. the following, the concept that is utilized to the customarily atheoretical realm of medieval experiences. every one contributor makes a speciality of a selected subject of early medieval id - ethnicity, nationwide id, social situation, subjectivity/personhood, political association, kiship, the physique, gender, age, proximity/regionality, reminiscence and ideological platforms. the result's a pioneering imaginative and prescient of medieval social identification and a problem to a few of the got common wisdoms approximately this era.
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Essex Boy: Last Man Standing

Two motion pictures and diverse books have tried to inform the stunning tale of 2 of Britain’s such a lot ruthless gangs. For two decades, the Essex Boys company and their successors, the hot new release, managed a profitable medications empire in Essex and during the south east of britain by utilizing intimidation, gratuitous violence, and homicide. Rampaging during the streets and clubland, they destroyed something and anyone that dared to get of their method. ultimately torn aside by way of greed and paranoia, the crowd individuals turned sufferers in their personal vile alternate and hate-filled activities. Pat Tate, Tony Tucker, and Craig Rolfe have been all blasted again and again with a shotgun as they sat of their diversity Rover down a distant farm song. Dean Boshell used to be lured to allotments, then overwhelmed and shot execution-style 3 times during the head. Others, reminiscent of Darren Nicholls and Damon Alvin, became great Grass and disappeared into the witness safeguard scheme by no means to be visible back, whereas 3 different males are in criminal serving lifestyles sentences. Steve "Nipper" Ellis is the final guy status, the single member to have survived the bloody reign of either gangs. right here he tells his stunning tale for the 1st time, and divulges simply how shut he got here to being either assassin and homicide victim.
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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist and Rebel

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon was once the main unconventional and influential chief of the Victorian women’s stream. greatly gifted, lively, and unique, she was once a feminist, law-reformer, painter, journalist, shut buddy of George Eliot, and a cousin of Florence Nightingale. As a painter, she is now well-known as an important determine between Pre-Raphaelite girls artists. As a feminist, she led 4 nice campaigns—for married women’s felony prestige, for women’s correct to paintings, to vote, and to be proficient. Pamela Hirsch has written a biography that's as vigorous and strong as its topic, resurrecting this half-forgotten determine and putting her squarely within the context of women’s fight for equality.
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Jambusters: The Story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War

By Julie Summers

The compelling actual tale that encouraged the drawing close significant ITV drama sequence domestic FIRES.

The moment international warfare used to be the WI's most interesting hour. the entire of its past historical past - 20 years of training, interesting and assisting girls and campaigning on women's concerns - culminated within the huge, immense collective accountability felt via the individuals to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all of the energy, power and exuberance at their disposal, a 3rd of 1000000 kingdom ladies got down to make their lives and the lives of these round them extra bearable in what they defined as 'a interval of insanity'.

Through archive fabric and interviews with many WI individuals, Julie Summers takes us backstage, revealing their nitty-gritty method of the day-by-day difficulties awarded through the clash. Jambusters is the attention-grabbing tale of ways the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain in the course of the struggle with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
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The Whore's Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830 (Ideologies of Desire)

This clean and persuasively argued e-book examines the origins of pornography in Britain and provides a accomplished review of women's position within the evolution of obscene fiction. rigorously tracking the advanced interconnections among 3 comparable debates--that over the masquerade, that over the radical, and that over prostitution--Mudge contextualizes the starting to be literary have to separate solid fiction from undesirable and argues that that method used to be of the most important significance to the emergence of a brand new, middle-class kingdom. having a look heavily at sermons, clinical manuals, periodical essays, and political tracts in addition to poetry, novels, and literary feedback, The Whore's Story tracks the transferring politics of enjoyment in eighteenth-century Britain and charts the increase of contemporary, pornographic sensibilities.
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