England

Food & Feasts in Tudor Times

By Richard Balkwill

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The people in Queen Elizabeth's time did not eat the same foods or have the same table manners that we do today. Learn about some of the differences in this short book. Part of the Food and Feasts series.

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Elizabethan Village

By Anthony Fletcher

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Illustrations are adapted from period sources. Part of the Then and There series.

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Elizabethan England

By William W. Lace

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During the 45-year reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, her country became a world power and underwent a renaissance in music, architecture, literature and drama. At the same time, England's military victories and bold explorations laid the foundations of the British Empire.

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Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

By Jane Resh Thomas

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A short biography of Elizabeth I that describes her triumphant reign as well as the childhood that shaped the woman she became.

Also available as an eBook.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In this, one of the most famous of Doyle's mysteries, the tale of an ancient curse and a savage ghostly hound comes frighteningly to life. The gray towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor will haunt the reader as Holmes and Watson seek to unravel the many secrets of the misty English bogs.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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A novel about the problems of a young governess, whose love affair with her master is terminated when the terrifying mystery surrounding the upper rooms of their home is exposed.
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And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie

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First there were ten--a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unkonwn to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal--and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
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The Once and Future King

By by T.H. White

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The world's greatest fantasy classic is the magical epic of King Arthur and his shining Camelot, of Merlyn and Guinevere, of beasts who talk and men who fly, of wizardry and war. It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad. It is the fantasy masterpiece by which all others are judged.
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Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

By Kate Fox

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A bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful and often hilarious look English Society. Putting the English national character under her anthropological microscope, Fox finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and bizarre codes of behavior. Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments-even using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig-Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness. (from the publisher's description)
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