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While working back and forth on these many webpages, items kept appearing for authors of Britain,
Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with nowhere to cross-reference them. Thus this page was created in Spring 2012,
to pay homage to the many writers & poets & playwrights who have influenced American literature
and-or American life and-or Hollywood during the past 200-plus years.
{And might as well include here the occasional author from Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.}

British author J.K. (Joanne) Rowling         British author Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936]         British author Dame Agatha Christie [1890-1976]         British author Charles Dickens [1812-70]         British author George Orwell [1903-50]

here on Page 1:   Anthologies & Literary History {just below}   •   History of Britain   •   Links   •   Authors A thru F

on Page 2:   top of page   •   Authors G thru L   •   Authors M thru R   •   Authors S thru Z

'The Inklings' Literary Society [1933-63] of Britain Page

Anthologies  &  Literary  History

'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

The Oxford Book Of English Verse, 1250-1918 anthology edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch  "The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918" [orig 1900]
Chosen & Edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Oxford Univ Press 7¼x5 hardcover [3/63] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 7½x5 hardcover [1940] out of print/used
"The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950" [orig 1972]
Chosen & Edited by Dame Helen Gardner

Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5½ hardcover [10/72] for $63.00
see also the Christopher Ricks edition of 1999 below
Oxford Companion to English Literature book  
"The Oxford Companion To English Literature" [orig 1932, rev 2009]
Edited by Sir Paul Harvey, Margaret Drabble, Dinah Birch

7th Edition for Kindle from Oxford Univ Press [10/2009] for $127.99 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press 7th Edition 9¾x7¾ hardcover [10/2009] for $146.24
Oxford Univ Press 6th Edition 9¼x7 hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
English Christmas Anthology book by Philip Collins  "English Christmas: A Christmas Anthology" [1956]
by Philip Collins

this may turn out to be several stories by Collins, a 'collection' rather than an anthology
Gordon Fraser 96-page hardcover [1956] out of print/scarce
Norton Anthology of English Literature book by M.H. Abrams  "The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors" [orig 1962]
by M.H. Abrams, recent editions by Stephen Greenblatt

The full Norton Anthology consists of six volumes, sold in groups of three books. These single-volume editions are selections of 'major authors' from among the full contents.
W.W. Norton 9th edition 9x6x2½" {4.4 pounds!} pb [2/2012] for $57.81
W.W. Norton 8th edition 9¼x6x3" {5.2 pounds!} pb [5/2006] for $62.49
W.W. Norton 7th edition 9¼x6½x2¾" {4.5 pounds!} hardcover [11/2000] out of print/many used
England and the Rise of American Literature book by Benjamin Lease  "Anglo-American Encounters: England and The Rise of American Literature" [1982]
by Benjamin Lease

A study of the years 1850 to 1855 when there appeared, in rapid succession, five American books that are now universally recognised as classics: "The Scarlet Letter", "Moby Dick", "Uncle Tom's Cabin", "Walden", and "Leaves of Grass".
Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [4/2009] for $49.99
Cambridge Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [2/82] out of print/used
Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature book edited by Eugene Benson & William Toye  "Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature" [orig 1983, rev 1997]
Edited by Eugene Benson & William Toye

entries cover fiction, prose, poetry & drama, as well as prominent writers, literary magazines & publishers
Oxford Univ Press 2nd Edition 9½x6½ hardcover [1997] out of print/used
Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature book edited by Pat Rogers  "The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature" [1987]
Edited by Pat Rogers

Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7½ pb [6/2001] for $26.75
Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7½ library hardcover [6/2008] for $37.95
Oxford Univ Press 10x7¾ hardcover [6/87] out of print/70+ used
Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction book by John Sutherland  "The Stanford Companion To Victorian Fiction" [1989]
by John Sutherland

over 1,600 author & title entries about mostly-British Victorian fiction
Stanford Univ Press 9x6 pb [10/90] for $30.56
Stanford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/89] out of print/used
Concise Columbia Book of Poetry edited by William Harmon  "The Concise Columbia Book of Poetry: The Top 100 Poems in English" [1990]
Edited by William Harmon

the 100 most-anthologized poems in English, based on listings in
the "Columbia Granger's Index To Poetry"
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/90] out of print/used
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/90] out of print/used
Penguin Short History of English Literature book by Stephen Coote  "The Penguin Short History of English Literature" [1994]
by Stephen Coote

Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [5/94] out of print/used
Oxford Book of English Verse anthology edited by Christopher Ricks  "The Oxford Book of English Verse" anthology [1999]
Edited by Christopher Ricks

Oxford Univ Press 8½x5¾ pb [12/99] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [12/99] for $32.11
The Victorians Authors Anthology book by Christopher Nassaar  "The Victorians: A Major Authors Anthology" [2000]
by Christopher S. Nassaar

Univ Press of America 8¾x6 pb [7/2000] out of print/used
authors include: Matthew Arnold; Robert Browning; Thomas Carlyle; Gerard Manley Hopkins; John Stuart Mill; John Henry Cardinal Newman; Walter Pater; John Ruskin; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Oscar Wilde (8 works)
Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry book edited by Joseph Bristow   "The Cambridge Companion To Victorian Poetry" [2000]
Edited by Joseph Bristow

Kindle eTextbook from Cambridge Univ Press [2000 edition] for $17.20
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/2000] for $34.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [12/2000] for $109.99 {sic}
Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel book edited by Deirdre David  "The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel" [2001]
Edited by Deirdre David

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [10/2012] for $14.60
Cambridge Univ Press 2nd edition 9x6 pb [10/2012] for $29.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2001] for $27.46
Cambridge Univ Press 2nd edition 9x6 hardcover [3/2013] for $99.99 {sic}
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2001] for $96.78 {sic}
Other Victorian Authors & Major Debates book by Christopher Nassaar  "Other Victorian Authors and Major Victorian Debates: A Supplement" [2001]
by Christopher S. Nassaar

Univ Press of America 9x5¾ pb [2/2001] out of print/used
authors include: Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson); Arthur Hugh Clough; Ernest Dowson; Michael Field (Katherine Bradley & Edith Cooper); Edward Fitzgerald; Lionel Johnson; Edward Lear; George Meredith; William Morris; Christina Rossetti; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Algernon Charles Swinburne; and James Thomson
Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels book by John Peck  "Maritime Fiction: Sailors and The Sea In British and American Novels, 1719-1917"
[2001] by John Peck

Palgrave Macmillan 9x5½ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/40+ used

Once Upon a Time in Great Britain Travel Guide book by Melanie Wentz  "Once Upon a Time In Great Britain: A Travel Guide To the Sights and Settings of Your Favorite Children's Stories" [2002]
by Melanie Wentz

Each chapter visits the literal geographic background for classics such as "Peter Rabbit", "Paddington Bear", "Alice In Wonderland", "Kidnapped", "The Secret Garden", "The Wind In The Willows", "Mary Poppins", "Peter Pan", and the "Harry Potter" books; read about the real chocolate factory that made such an impression on the young Roald Dahl, the cozy pub where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien introduced their friends to Narnia and hobbits, the real '100 Aker Wood' that helped A.A. Milne create "Winnie The Pooh", and the railway station where "Thomas the Tank Engine" lives.
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's Griffin/Macmillan [5/2014] for $7.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¾x5 pb [8/2002] out of print/used

Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature book edited by Eva-Marie Kröller  "The Cambridge Companion To Canadian Literature" [2004]
Edited by Eva-Marie Kröller

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [3/2013] for $15.99
Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x6¼ pb [2/2004] for $30.27
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2004] for $102.60

The English Reader 2006 anthology edited by Michael & Diane Ravitch  "The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know" [2006]
Edited by Michael Ravitch & {his mother} Diane Ravitch

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/2006] for $31.25
A wide range of texts, from speeches to essays to songs to poems to stageplays & novels (excerpts) to limericks, from the years 1588 to 1940; authors include Matthew Arnold, W.H. Auden, Francis Bacon, Walter Bagehot, William Blake (9), Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, John Bunyan, Edmund Burke, Robert Burns (3), Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll (4), Thomas Carlyle, G.K. Chesterton, Winston Churchill, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Darwin, John Donne, John Dryden, T.S. Eliot (entire 'Prufrock' + 1), E.M. Forster, Thomas Hardy (3), Wm. Hazlitt, Thomas Hobbes, Gerard Manley Hopkins (6), A.E. Housman (5), Samuel Johnson, Ben Jonson, John Keats (6), Rudyard Kipling (4), Philip Larkin, D.H. Lawrence, Edward Lear, John Locke, T.R. Malthus, Christopher Marlowe, John Stuart Mill, John Milton, Isaac Newton, George Orwell, William Pitt, Alexander Pope, Queen Elizabeth I, Walter Raleigh, John Ruskin, Walter Scott, Wm. Shakespeare (9 sonnets, excerpts from 8 plays), Percy Bysse Shelley, Adam Smith, Edmond Spenser, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Wm. Wordsworth, Wm. Butler Yeats (5) — and many others
Literary Genius / Writers Who Define English & American Literature book by Joseph Epstein & Barry Moser  "Literary Genius: 25 Classic Writers Who Define English & American Literature" [2007]
Selected & Edited by Joseph Epstein, with Wood Engravings by Barry Moser

Paul Dry Books 9¼x7½ pb [10/2007] for $18.01
Paul Dry Books 9¼x7 hardcover [1/2007] out of print/used
contains 26 essays: The Style of Genius (Introduction by editor Epstein); Tom Shippey on Geoffrey Chaucer; Lois Potter on Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]; Reynolds Price on John Milton; Anthony Hecht on Alexander Pope; David Bromwich on Samuel Johnson; David Womersley on Edward Gibbon; Dan Jacobson on William Wordsworth; Hilary Mantel on Jane Austen [1775-1817]; Frederick Raphael on William Hazlitt; Evan Boland on John Keats; Daniel Mark Epstein on Nathaniel Hawthorne [1804-64]; A.N. Wilson on Charles Dickens [1812-70]; Justin Kaplan on Walt Whitman [1819-92]; William Pritchard on Herman Melville [1819-91]; Paula Marantz Cohen on George Eliot; Bruce Floyd on Emily Dickinson; David Carkeet on Mark Twain [1835-1910]; editor Epstein on Henry James; Elizabeth Lowry on Joseph Conrad [1857-1924]; Stephen Cox on Willa Cather; Robert Pack on Robert Frost [1874-1963]; Joseph Blotner on William Faulkner [1897-1962]; John Gross on James Joyce; John Simon on T.S. Eliot; and James L.W. West III on Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]

Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry book by Linda K. Hughes  "The Cambridge Introduction To Victorian Poetry" [2010]
by Linda K. Hughes

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [5/2010] for $24.00 {sic}
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/2010] for $25.80
Cambridge Univ Press pb [6/2010] out of print/used
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [6/2010] for $99.99 {sic}
Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry book edited by Matthew Bevis  "The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry" [2013]
Edited by Matthew Bevis

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2013] for $97.49 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press pb [8/2015] for $43.21
Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7 hardcover [12/2013] for $150.00 {sic}

http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Irish-Short-Stories-Books/dp/0199583145/
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Irish-Stories-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486437884/
http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Short-Stories-Devin-Garrity/dp/0517095300/
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Irish-Stories-Vivian-Mercier/dp/0760700966/
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Book-Irish-Short-Stories/dp/0192141805/
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-English-Short-Stories-Books/dp/0199561605/
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Scottish-Short-Stories-Books/dp/0199556547/
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Book-Canadian-Short-Stories/dp/0195412206/

R e c o r d i n g s

Voices of History Volume 1 audio CD album  "Voices of History, Volume 1" [2006] from The British Library
British Library audio CD [1/2006] 2 disks for $36.03
40 tracks on 2 disks including voices of Robert Lord Baden-Powell, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, King Edward VIII, Mohandas K. Gandhi, King George VI, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Florence Nightingale, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky & Woodrow Wilson

The Spoken Word recordings of British Writers audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: British Writers" [2008] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD set [12/2008] 29 tracks on 3 disks for $25.55
speakers include: J.G. Ballard; Algernon Blackwood; Anthony Burgess; G.K. Chesterton; Noël Coward; Arthur Conan Doyle; Daphne du Maurier; Ian Fleming; E.M. Forster; William Golding; Graham Greene; Aldous Huxley; Rudyard Kipling; John le Carré; Doris Lessing; Arthur Machen; W. Somerset Maugham; Nancy Mitford; Baroness Orczy; Joe Orton; Harold Pinter; J.B. Priestley; C.P. Snow; Muriel Spark; J.R.R. Tolkien; Evelyn Waugh; Rebecca West; Angus Wilson; P.G. Wodehouse; and Virginia Woolf

Spoken Word recordings of The Bloomsbury Group audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: The Bloomsbury Group" [2009] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD [11/2009] 21 tracks on 2 disks for $25.00
speakers include: Clive Bell; Quentin Bell; Elizabeth Bowen; Gerald Brenan; David Cecil; Margery Fry; Angelica Garnett; David Garnett; Duncan Grant (discussing the infamous Dreadnought Hoax); Grace Higgins; John Lehmann; Desmond McCarthy; Benedict Nicholson; Harold Nicholson; Frances Partridge; Ralph Partridge; William Plomer; Bertrand Russell; Vita Sackville-West (about the inspiration behind Virginia Woolf’s "Orlando"); Leonard Woolf; and Virginia Woolf

Spoken Word recordings of British poets audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: British Poets" [2010] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD set [12/2010] 3 disks for $31.50
includes thirty poets, each reading from their own work, often with their own spoken introductions: Kingsley Amis, George Barker, John Betjeman, Laurence Binyon, Robert Browning, Basil Bunting, David Gascoyne, Robert Graves, Thom Gunn, Ted Hughes, Philip Larkin, Cecil Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, John Masefield, Edwin Morgan, Dame Edith Sitwell, Stevie Smith, Stephen Spender, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, and ten more


On  The  History  of  Great Britain
King Arthur Page at Spirit of America
G.E. Nordell's King John Project
Kings & Queens Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Shakespeare On Film' Festival Pages at Magic Lantern

15-episode BBC-TV series History of Britain DVD box set   "Simon Schama: A History of Britain" TV series [2000]
15-episode TV series written & hosted by historian Simon Schama; begins circa 3500 BCE and ends at 1965; first broadcast in U.K. from 9/2000 to 2002, in USA on A&E from 10/2001 to ??
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
"Simon Schama: A History of Britain (Special Edition)" DVD Box Set [2010]
includes 15 episodes plus promo, interviews & John Donne docufilm
BBC Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [8/2010] 6 disks for $32.49
"A History of Britain: The Complete Collection" DVD Box Set [2002]
A&E Home Video color DVD set [11/2002] 5 disks - out of prodn/used

3-volume History of Britain by historian Simon Schama  "A History of Britain, Volume 1: At The Edge of The World, 3000 BC - 1603 AD" [2000]
Miramax Books pb [10/2000] out of print/used
Miramax/Hyperion 10x7¾ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/100+ used
Miramax Books hardcover [10/2000] out of print/70+ used
"A History of Britain, Volume 2: The Wars of The British, 1603-1776" [2001]
Random House pb [2009] out of print/many used
BBC Books 9¾x7¾ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/40+ used
Miramax Books 9¾x7½ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/used
"A History of Britain, Volume 3: Fate of Empire, 1776-2000" [2002]
BBC Books 9¼x6 pb [5/2003] out of print/used
BBC Books 10x8 hardcover [10/2002] out of print/used

'A History of Scotland' 10-episode BBC-TV series  "A History of Scotland" TV series [BBC-TV 2008-2009]
Ten episodes presented by historian Neil Oliver; episode titles are: The Last of The Free; Hammers of The Scots; Bishop Makes King; Language Is Power; Project Britain; God's Chosen People; Let's Pretend; The Price of Progress; This Land Is Our Land; and Project Scotland
Blu-ray not available for Region 1
B.B.C. Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2010] 5 disks for $36.99
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
'The Story of Ireland' 5-episode BBC-TV series  "The Story of Ireland" TV series [BBC Northern Ireland 2011]
Written & hosted by Fergal Keane; the five episode titles are: Age of Invasions, Age of Conquest, Age of Revolution, Age of Union, and Age of Nations
B.B.C. Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2012] 2 disks for $23.99
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
'The Story of Wales' 6-episode BBC-TV series  "The Story of Wales" TV series [Green Bay/BBC-TV Jan 2012]
Hosted by Huw Edwards; the six episode titles are: The Making of Wales, Power Struggles, England and Wales, Furnace of Change, A New Beginning, and Wales and Britain
B.F.S. Ent. color DVD [8/2012] 3 disks for $27.99
series credits at IMDb
Kings & Queens of England book by Nigel Cawthorne  "The Kings and Queens of England: A Royal History from Egbert to Elizabeth II" [2012] by Nigel Cawthorne
Arcturus Publng 9¾x7¼ hardcover [7/2012] out of print/used
Kings & Queens of England book by Robert J. Parker  
"The Kings & Queens of England" [2014]
by Robert J. Parker

Amberley 9¼x6½ pb [2/2014] for $11.29

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Travelers-Guide-Medieval-England/dp/1439112908/
http://www.amazon.com/Time-Travelers-Guide-Elizabethan-England/dp/014312563X/

The information on these planned six books from Peter Ackroyd is all messed up on Amazon, and Wikipedia does no better – and there seems to be no author website.

Rebellion book by Peter Ackroyd   Volume 1 (of 6): "Foundation" [10/2012] by Peter Ackroyd
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings-ebook/dp/B007TJ17O8/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings/dp/1250037557/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings/dp/125000361X/
Volume 2: "Tudors" [10/2013] by Peter Ackroyd
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth-ebook/dp/B00CQYBAUW/
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth/dp/1250054605/
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth/dp/1250003628/
Volume 3: "Civil War" [2014] by Peter Ackroyd
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-History-England-III/dp/1447260708/
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Volume-History-England/dp/1447271696/
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-III-History-England/dp/023070641X/
Volume ?: "Rebellion: The History of England From James I To The Glorious Revolution" [2014] by Peter Ackroyd
Book covers the period between the accession of James VI of Scotland, crowned as James I of England in 1603, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [10/2014] for $14.99
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [9/2015] for $13.27  9/2015
Thomas Dunne Books 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2014] for $21.77

The Penguin History of Britain in nine volumes

"An Imperial Possession: Britain In The Roman Empire, 54 BC - AD 409" [vol 1, 2006] by David Mattingly
http://www.amazon.com/Imperial-Possession-Britain-Penguin-Mattingly/dp/B00DO8G432/

"Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 - 1070" [vol 2, 2010] by Robin Fleming
http://www.amazon.com/Britain-After-Rome-Anglo-Saxon-5-May-2011/dp/B011T7D1OE/

Penguin History of Britain Volume 3, 1066-1284 book by David Arscott Carpenter  "The Struggle For Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain, 1066 - 1284" [vol 3, 2003]
by David Carpenter

Author presents the idea that England and Scotland and Wales fought a three-way battle for domination.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [2004 edition] for $12.99
640-page Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [3/2005] out of print/60+ used
Allen Lane History 9½x6½ hardcover [2003] out of print/used
"The Hollow Crown" [vol 4, 2005] by Miri Rubin

"New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of The Tudors, 1485 - 1630" [vol 5, 2000] by Susan Brigden
http://www.amazon.com/New-Worlds-Lost-1485-1603-Penguin/dp/0670899852/
http://www.amazon.com/Penguin-History-Britain-Worlds-1485-1630-ebook/dp/B002VNFNYC/

"A Monarchy Transformed: Britain, 1603 - 1714" [vol 6, 1996] by Mark A. Kishlansky
http://www.amazon.com/Penguin-History-Britain-Transformed-1630-1714-ebook/dp/B002VISNDA/ [1997]
http://www.amazon.com/Penguin-History-Britain-Transformed-Kishlansky/dp/B00OX8DPBQ/

"A Wealth of Nations: Britain, 1707 - 1815" [vol 7, expected publication 2017] by Linda Colley
http://www.amazon.com/Britons-Forging-1707-1837-Revised-Edition/dp/0300152809/

"The Contradictions of Progress: Britain, 1800 - 1906" [vol 8] by David Cannadine

"Hope and Glory: Britain 1900 - 2000" [vol 9, 1996] by P.F. Clarke
http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Glory-Britain-1900-2000-Penguin/dp/0141011750/
http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Glory-Britain-1900-2000-Paperback/dp/B011DBFPCW/


L i n k s
The Royal Society of Literature [est. 1820]
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Society of Authors [est. 1884]
Crime Writers' Association [est. 1953]
Association for Scottish Literary Studies [est. 1970]
National Library of Scotland [est. 1925]
Literary Societies of Sydney, Australia [loose federation est. 2010]

VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review [est. 1984] at Wheaton College in Illinois
a scholarly journal that focuses on the work of seven prominent XXth Century British authors
Owen Barfield [1898-1997] • G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]C.S. Lewis [1898-1963] • George MacDonald [1824-1905] •
Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973] • Charles Williams [1886-1945]

browse 'Literature & Fiction / British & Irish' Dept. at Amazon

Authors  of  Great  Britain,  A to Z
'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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           A   thru   F
novelist & biographer Peter Ackroyd, CBE, FRSL
browse all books U.K.browse all books USAIMDb listingWikipedia

Trial of Elizabeth Cree / Limehouse Golem novel by Peter Ackroyd  "The Limehouse Golem: A Novel" [1995] by Peter Ackroyd
prior title "The Trial of Elizabeth Cree", and before that was "Dan Leno and The Limehouse Golem" [1994],
which had no central Scotland Yard inspector character • book entry at Wikipedia
TLG: Kindle Edition from Nan A. Talese/Random House [3/2012] for $10.99
TTEC: Doubleday pb [4/95] out of print/used
TTEC: Nan A. Talese 9½x6¾ hardcover [4/95] out of print/40+ used
DLTLG: Mandarin 7¾x5 pb [1995] out of print/used
DLTLG: Sinclair-Stevenson, Ltd. hardcover [1994] out of print/used
History of England / Rebellion book by Peter Ackroyd  "The History of England" in six volumes by Peter Ackroyd
Volume 1 (of 6): "Foundation" [10/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings-ebook/dp/B007TJ17O8/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings/dp/1250037557/
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-History-England-Earliest-Beginnings/dp/125000361X/
Volume 2: "Tudors" [10/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth-ebook/dp/B00CQYBAUW/
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth/dp/1250054605/
http://www.amazon.com/Tudors-History-England-Henry-Elizabeth/dp/1250003628/
Volume 3: "Civil War" [2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-History-England-III/dp/1447260708/
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Volume-History-England/dp/1447271696/
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-III-History-England/dp/023070641X/
Volume 4: "Revolution" [2016]

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Douglas Adams  [1952-2001]
browse all booksIMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia

BLUE CHECK: listed #97 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #28 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

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Anglo-American poet Wystan Hugh 'W.H.' Auden [1907-73]

Portable Greek Reader anthology by W.H. Auden  "The Portable Greek Reader" [1948] by W.H. Auden
includes works and excerpts by Aesop, Aristotle, Euclid, Euripides, Galen, Heraclitus, Homer, Pindar, Plato, and Sophocles
Kindle Edition from Penguin Group [1977 edition] for $13.83
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [8/77] for $14.56
Viking Adult hardcover [3/55] out of print/used
Viking Adult hardcover [9/48] out of print/used

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Jane Austen [1775-1817] Page
  5/2017

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Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry [1911-97] of Gloucestershire, England
Rev. W. Awdry wrote 26 books in "The Railway Series" for children, which were published from 1945 to 1972; each contains four stories. The British storybooks about 'Thomas the Tank Engine' were a surprise success. Awdry's son Christopher wrote sixteen books, published from 1983 to 2011 - plus four special storybooks. The 'Thomas & Friends™' merchandise empire now includes 42 storybooks, dozens of educational books, British and American television series, feature films & videos, electric trains in HO- & OO-scale and larger, other toys & games of all sorts, furniture, clothing, and 'in person' visits by Thomas to local tourist railroads. 'Thomas & Friends™' is a brand of corporate entity HiT Entertainment [est. 1989], which is now a division of Mattel/Fisher-Price.
browse booksincomplete IMDb listingWilbert Awdry entry at Wikipedia

"The Thomas The Tank Engine Man" biography [1995] by Brian Sibley ISBN 0-434-96909-5

"Our Child Begins To Pray" [Edmund Ward, 1951]

"Belinda The Beetle" [1958] illustrated by Ionicus

"Belinda Beats The Band" [1961] illustrated by John T. Kenney
http://www.amazon.com/Belinda-Beats-Band-Wilbert-Awdry/dp/0340580070/

"The Island of Sodor: Its People, History, and Railways" [Kaye & Ward, 1986] by W V Awdry & G E V Awdry,

"The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway" [Alan Sutton Publng, 1987] by P J Long & W V Awdry


son Christopher Awdry [b. 1940] and his wife live in Gloucestershire, England
Christopher Awdry entry at Wikipedia


'The Railway Series' entry at Wikipediaofficial 'Thomas & Friends™' USA websiteofficial 'Thomas & Friends™' U.K. website

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Thomas the Tank Engine" Books & TV Pages

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J.G. Ballard [1930-2009]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._G._Ballard

"Crash" [1973 novel]
"Crash" feature film [1996] directed by David Cronenberg

autobiographical novel "Empire of The Sun" [1984]
"Empire of The Sun" feature film [1987] directed by Steven Spielberg

"Miracles of Life" autobiography [2008]

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Sir J.M. (James Matthew) Barrie  [1860-1937]
born May 1860 in Scotland; most-famous as creator of "Peter Pan" [stageplay 1904, novel 1911];
received baronetcy June 1913; died June 1937 at age 77
entry at Wikipediacredits [over 100 since 1913] at Internet Movie Database

Works of J. M. Barrie with the Complete Peter Pan Books in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Works of J. M. Barrie With The Complete Peter Pan Books (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [1/2013] for $2.99 {sic}
THE PETER PAN WORKS: "The Little White Bird, or Adventures In Kensington Gardens" [1902 novel] ♣; "Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens [1906 novel] ♣; "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" [1904 stageplay] ♣; "When Wendy Grew Up: An After-thought" [1908 stageplay] ♣; "Peter and Wendy" [1911 novel] ♣; 11 NOVELS: "Better Dead" [1887]; "Auld Licht Idylls" [1888]; "When A Man's Single" [1888]; "A Window in Thrums" [1889]; "The Little Minister" [1891]; "A Tilly-loss Scandal" [1893 novella]; "Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood" [1896]; "Tommy and Grizel" [1900]; "The Little White Bird" [1902] ♣; "Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens" [1906] ♣; "Peter and Wendy" [1911 novel] ♣; 3 SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS: lists of the short stories in chronological order and in alpha-betical order; "A Holiday In Bed and Other Sketches" [1892]; "Two of Them" [1893]; and "Echoes of The War" [1918]; 25 STAGEPLAYS: "Ibsen's Ghost" [1891];
"Walker, London [1892]; "Jane Annie: The Opera" [1893]; "The Pro-fessor's Love Story" [1892]; "The Little Minister" [1891]; "The Wedding Guest" [1900]; "Quality Street" [1901]; "The Admirable Crichton" comic stageplay [1902]; "Little Mary" [1903]; "Peter Pan" [1904] ♣; "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire" [1905]; "Pantaloon" [1905]; "What Every Woman Knows"
[1908]; "When Wendy Grew Up: An Afterthought" [1908] ♣; "Old Friends" [1910]; "The Twelve-Pound Look" [1910]; "Rosalind" [1912]; "Half An Hour" [1913]; "The Will" [1913]; "Der Tag" aka "The Tragic Man" [1914]; "The New Word" [1915]; "A Kiss For Cinderella" [1916]; "Seven Women" [1917]; "Dear Brutus" [1917]; and "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals" [1918]; and 7 NON-FICTION WORKS: "My Lady Nicotine" [1890]; "An Edinburgh Eleven" [1892]; "Margaret Ogilvy" [1896 memoir]; "The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island" [1901]; "Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey" [1912]; "Charles Frohman: A Tribute" [1915]; and "Preface To The Young Visiters" [1919]

Due to U.S. copyright restrictions, the novella "Farewell Miss Julie Logan" [1932], five late plays, Barrie's speeches, and his final memoir "The Greenwood Hat" [1930] do not appear in this edition, but will be added as those copyrights expire; there are also several other works absent. (The '♣' club character denotes duplicates.)

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Irish literary giant Samuel Beckett [1906-89]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett
http://www.amazon.com/The-Grove-Companion-Samuel-Beckett/dp/0802140491/

'Beckett on Film' Project
project entry at Wikipediaofficial Beckett On Film Project site

Beckett On Film DVD box set  "Beckett On Film" DVD Box Set [2002]
Ambrose Video widescreen color DVD set [7/2002] 19 plays on 4 disks for $139.99
contains 19 filmed stageplays: "Waiting For Godot", "Endgame", "Happy Days", "Act Without Words I", "Act Without Words II", "Krapp's Last Tape", "Rough For Theatre I", "Rough For Theatre II", "Play", "Come and Go", "Breath", "Not I", "That Time", "Footfalls", "A Piece of Monologue", "Rockaby", "Ohio Impromptu", "Catastrophe", and "What Where"; extras include still gallery, interviews, and the docufilm "Check The Gate"

"Check The Gate: Putting Beckett on Film" documentary [Feb 2003] directed by Pearse Lehane

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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc [1870-1953]

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historian & TV journalist Pierre Berton [1920-2004] of Canada
http://www.amazon.com/Pierre-Berton/e/B000APJK3I/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Berton

"The Golden Trail: The Story of The Klondike Rush" [1954]
"The Mysterious North: Encounters With The Canadian Frontier, 1947–1954" [1956]
"Illustrated Heritage of Canada: The Beginning Years, 1860–1870" [1956]
"Illustrated Heritage of Canada: The Seventies" [1957]
"Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, 1896–1899" [1958]
"The Klondike Fever: The Life and Death of The Last Great Gold Rush" [1959]
"The New City : A Prejudiced View of Toronto" [1961]
"My War With The Twentieth Century" [1965]
"The Cool, Crazy, Committed World of The Sixties" [1966]
"The Smug Minority" [1968]

National Dream / Great Railway 1871–1881 book by Pierre Berton  "The National Dream: The Great Railway, 1871-1881" [1970] by Pierre Berton
The leaders of the 4-year-old nation of Canada decided to build a transcontinental railroad across its mostly-unexplored territory; the population was then below 4 million, and the cost of the railroad projected to be $2 million - a truly reckless vision for the future of Canada.
Kindle Edition from Anchor Canada/Random House [6/2011] for $13.00
Anchor Canada 9x6 pb [8/2001] for $21.51
McClelland & Stewart 9¾x6¼ hardcover [1971] out of print/80+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
The Last Spike / Great Railway 1881-1885 book by Pierre Berton  "The Last Spike: The Great Railway, 1881-1885" [1971] by Pierre Berton
The 2,000 miles of track west of Ontario was completed in an astonishing five years and united the new nation of Canada; hurdles overcome included the terrain, bankruptcy, land speculation, and the Riel Rebellion.
Kindle Edition from Anchor Canada/Random House [12/2010] for $11.07
Anchor Canada 9x6 pb [8/2001] for $11.65
McClelland & Stewart 9½x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/70+ used
McClelland & Stewart 9x6½ hardcover [1971] out of print/used
book entry at Wikipedia
double book 'The National Dream' & 'The Last Spike' by Pierre Berton  
American edition "The Impossible Railway: The Building of The Canadian Pacific" [1972]
Alfred A. Knopf 9½x6¾ hardcover [1972] out of print/50+ used
"The National Dream / The Last Spike" double book [1974] by Pierre Berton
McClelland & Stewart 8¼x5¼ pb [1974] out of print/40+ used
McClelland & Stewart 10x7 pb [1974] out of print/scarce
8-episode Canadian 1974 TV miniseries 'The National Dream'  

"The National Dream" TV miniseries [Canada March-April 1974]
Non-fiction account of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s, 'written with the panache of a good novel, bringing the personalities and historical events to vivid life'. The eight episode titles are: "The Great Lone Land", "The Pacific Scandal", "The Horrid B.C. Business", "The Great Debate", "The Railway General", "The Sea of Mountains", "The Desperate Days", and "The Last Spike". There has never been a home video release, but it is available to educational institutions on DVD by special license from the C.B.C.
Produced by James Murray; directed by James Murray & Eric Till; written by William Whitehead & Timothy Findley, based on two books by Pierre Berton; hosted by Pierre Berton; starring John Colicos, Gillie Fenwick, William Hutt, Joseph Shaw, Gerard Parkes & Chris Wiggins
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Drifting Home" [1973]
"Hollywood’s Canada: The Americanization of The National Image" [1975]
"My Country: The Remarkable Past" [1976]
"The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama" [1977]
"The Wild Frontier: More Tales From The Remarkable Past" [1978]
"The Invasion of Canada, 1812–1813" [1980]
"Flames Across The Border, 1813–1814" [1981]
"The Klondike Quest" [1983]
"The Promised Land: Settling The West, 1896–1914" [1984]
"Vimy" [1985 novel?]
"Starting Out, 1920–1947" [1987]
"The Arctic Grail: The Quest For The North West Passage and The North Pole, 1818–1909" [1988]
"The Great Depression, 1929–1939" [1990]
"Niagara: A History of The Falls" [1992]
"The Battle of Lake Erie" [1994]
"Winter" [1994]
"My Times: Living With History, 1917–1995" [1995]
"Attack On Montreal" []1995
"The Great Lakes" [1996]
"Farewell To The Twentieth Century" [1996]
"1967: The Last Good Year" [1997]
"Welcome To The 21st Century: More Absurdities From Our Time" [2000]
"The Joy of Writing: A Guide For Writers Disguised As A Literary Memoir" [2003]
"Prisoners of The North" [2004]
"For The Love of History: Winners of The Pierre Berton Award Bring To Life Canada's Past" [2005]

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Irish author Maeve Binchy [1940-2012]

"Chestnut Street" stories [Knopf 2014] by Maeve Binchy 9780385351850

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The Bloomsbury Group
The Bloomsbury Group (or Set) was an informal association of British intellectuals and artists, many of them linked by blood: husbands & wives and sisters and brothers and cousins; many of them lived around Bloomsbury in London, England where are many divisions of the University of London. Prominent members included Virginia Stephens Woolf (and husband Leonard), John Maynard Keynes, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey, Vita Sackville-West; other members included painter Vanessa Stephen Bell (and husband Clive), Adrian & Karin Stephen, Duncan Grant, Saxon Sydney-Turner, Roger Fry, Desmond & Molly MacCarthy, David Garnett, Julian Thoby Stephen, painter Dora Carrington, and siblings Julian Bell, Quentin Bell, and Angelica Bell Garnett • 'Bloomsbury Group' entry at Wikipedia

Spoken Word recordings of The Bloomsbury Group audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: The Bloomsbury Group" [2009] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD set [11/2009] 21 tracks on 2 disks for $25.00
speakers include: Clive Bell; Quentin Bell; Elizabeth Bowen; Gerald Brenan; David Cecil; Margery Fry; Angelica Garnett; David Garnett; Duncan Grant (discussing the infamous Dreadnought Hoax); Grace Higgins; John Lehmann; Desmond McCarthy; Benedict Nicholson; Harold Nicholson; Frances Partridge; Ralph Partridge; William Plomer; Bertrand Russell; Vita Sackville-West (about the inspi-ration behind Virginia Woolf’s "Orlando"); Leonard Woolf; and Virginia Woolf

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children's author Enid Mary Blyton [1897-1968]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid_Blyton

  "The Faraway Tree Series" [4 books, 1939-51]

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British novelist & poet Martin Booth [1944-2004]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Booth

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Charlotte Brontë [1816-55]
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Brontes-Charlotte-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B00502B3QI/

BLUE CHECK: listed #7 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #12 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Jane Eyre: An Autobiography" [1847]
author entry at Wikipedianovel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptations_of_Jane_Eyre

"Re Jane: A Novel" [Pamela Dorman/Penguin Group 5/2015] by Patricia Park
A Korean-American re-telling of "Jane Eyre" in 21st-century New York
http://www.amazon.com/Re-Jane-Novel-Patricia-Park-ebook/dp/B00O2BS54Q/
http://www.amazon.com/Re-Jane-Novel-Patricia-Park/dp/0525427406/

"The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects" [W.W. Norton 5/2015] by Deborah Lutz
http://www.amazon.com/Bront-Cabinet-Three-Lives-Objects-ebook/dp/B00NUB4EV2/
http://www.amazon.com/Bront%C3%AB-Cabinet-Three-Lives-Objects/dp/0393240088/

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George Gordon, Lord Byron [1788-1824]

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Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [1832-98]

listed #1 on American Mensa mini-survey to  choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  BLUE CHECK: listed #78 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100  Novels (8/2014)  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100  Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #54 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" [1865]
sequel "Alice Through The Looking-Glass" [1871]

Alice's White Knight Section of the 'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern

more details (synopses, sequels, Broadway musical, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "Alice In Wonderland" Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

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British children's illustrator Stephen Cartwright [1947-2004]
browse booksentry at Wikipedia

Usborne's "Farmyard Tales" Series for First Readers
Usborne Publng Ltd. of the U.K. produced twenty titles in the "Farmyard Tales" series; four are about the steam train next to Apple Tree Farm, and so were coded on
Spirit of America Bookstore's Books For Young Railfans Page. The series was written by Heather Amery, and illustrated in wonderful pastel tones by Stephen Cartwright.

Woolly Stops the Train children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright  "Woolly Stops The Train (Usborne Farmyard Tales)" [ages 4 & up; 1999]
by Heather Amery, Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright

Poppy and Sam discover the newly-restored Apple Tree Station and its steam train.
Usborne Publng Ltd. 8¼x8¼ pb [2004] out of print/60+ used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 6x6 pb [1/2005] out of print/60+ used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 8x5½ hardcover [4/2016] out of print/many used
The Old Steam Train children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright  "The Old Steam Train (Usborne Farmyard Tales)" [ages 2-6; 1999]
by Heather Amery, Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright

Poppy and Sam can't wait to ride on the newly-restored steam train.
Usborne Publng Ltd. 7x7¼ pb [12/99] out of print/used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 7¼x7¼ hardcover [5/99] out of print/used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 7¾x5½ hardcover [1999] out of print/used
Rusty's Train Ride children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright  "Rusty's Train Ride (Usborne Farmyard Tales)" [ages 4 & up; 1999]
by Heather Amery, Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright

Mop the Puppy gets left behind on the steam train. Can Rusty the Dog save the day?
Includes puzzles at the end

Usborne Publng Ltd. 6x6 pb [2013] out of print/60+ used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 5½x5 hardcover [7/2016] out of print/many used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 7x7 pb [12/99] out of print/many used
Dolly and the Train children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright  "Dolly and The Train (Usborne Farmyard Tales)" [ages 4 & up; 1999]
by Heather Amery, Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright

Dolly the Cart Horse saves the day.
Usborne Publng Ltd. 7x7 pb [1/2000] out of print/used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 8x5½ hardcover [4/2017] for $8.36
Train Stories children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright  "Train Stories (Usborne Farmyard Tales)" four books in one [1999]
Usborne Publng Ltd. pb & read-along cassette [9/2000] out of print/used
Usborne Publng Ltd. hardcover [12/99] out of print/40+ used
"The Little Book of Train Stories" [2002]
Usborne Publng Ltd. 6x6 hardcover & read-along audio CD [1/2011] out of print/used
Complete Book of Farmyard Tales children's book by Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright   "The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales" [2004]
Amazon page is incorrect: book includes ALL TWENTY stories (per back of book)
Usborne Publng Ltd. 8½x8½ hardcover [6/2004] out of print/40+ used
"The Little Book of Farmyard Tales" [2002]
includes ten stories (per Look Inside index)
Usborne Publng Ltd. 6x5½ pb [7/2002] out of print/used
Usborne Publng Ltd. 6¼x6 hardcover [6/2004] out of print/used
"The Big Book of Farmyard Tales" [1999]
includes sixteen stories (per Look Inside index)
Usborne Publng Ltd. hardcover & read-along audio CD [9/2000] out of print/used

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Geoffrey Chaucer [c1343-1400]
browse booksentry at Wikipedia

"The Canterbury Tales" [XVth Century]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canterbury_Tales
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Geoffrey-Chaucer-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B009XT7V24/

Portable Chaucer book by Theodore Morrison  "The Portable Chaucer" [1949]
Selected & Translated by Theodore Morrison

Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [1977 edition] for $13.00
Penguin Books revised edition 7¾x5 pb [5/77] for $15.25
Viking Adult mass pb [8/76] out of print/used
Viking Adult hardcover [1956] out of print/used
Chaucer's Tale / the Road to Canterbury book by Paul Strohm  "Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and The Road To Canterbury" [2014]
by Paul Strohm

Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [11/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Books pb [DUE Oct 2015] for $13.60
Viking 8½x5¾ hardcover [11/2014] for $21.11
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G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936] Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

creator of the priest-detective Father Brown mystery series

G.K. Chesterton Quotations Page at Working Minds

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mystery author Dame Agatha Christie [1890-1976] Pages
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

creator of the amateur sleuth Miss Jane Marple mystery series
creator of the detective Hercule Poirot mystery series

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Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]
Member of Parliament, 1924-64
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1940-45 & 1951-55

Sir Winston Churchill Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
Winston Churchill Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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author-visionary Arthur C. Clarke [1917-2008]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_C._Clarke

co-creator of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" Movie [1968]

"Childhood's End" [Syfy Channel Dec 2015]
a three night event; based on Clarke's 1953 novel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood%27s_End_(miniseries)

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Quentin Crisp [1908-99]

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children's author Roald Dahl [1916-90]

blue cover for Roald Dahl's children's book 'The Big Friendly Giant'  cover for 1982 first edition of Roald Dahl's children's book 'The Big Friendly Giant'  "The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant)" children's novel [ages 8-11; 1982]
by Roald Dahl [1916-90], Illustrated by Quentin Blake

Expanded from a short story in Dahl's 1975 book "Danny, The Champion of The World"
Kindle Edition from Puffin/Penguin [8/2007] for $7.99
Puffin Books 7¾x5 pb [8/2007] for $4.24
Scholastic, Inc. mass pb [11/82] out of print/40+ used
Scholastic, Inc. mass pb [11/82] out of print/40+ used
Everyman's Library Children's Classics 8¼x6½ gift edition hardcover [11/93] for $12.65
Farrar, Straus & Giroux BFYR 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/82] for $13.30
book entry at Wikipedia
David Wood adapted the story as a stageplay, which premiered at the Wimbledon Theatre in 1991.

details on the 1989 Brian Cosgrove animated TV movie and the 2016 Steven Spielberg live-action/C.G.I. feature film
can be found on the Animated Films Pages at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
the 1989 movie is available free online [1:31:31] at YouTube

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Charles Darwin [1809-82] Page
at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Charles Dickens [1812-70] Page

The Charles Dickens Collection DVD box set 1  "The Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2005]
B.B.C./Warner color DVD set [9/2005] 6 disks - out of prodn/many used
contains six British TV movies on DVD: "Great Expectations" 12-episode mini-series [1981]; "Bleak House"
8-episode mini-series [1985] starring Diana Rigg & Denholm Elliott; "Oliver Twist" 12-episode mini-series [1985]; "Martin Chuzzlewit" 6-episode mini-series [1994] starring Paul Scofield & Tom Wilkinson; "Hard Times" 4-episode mini-series [1994]; "Our Mutual Friend" 4-episode mini-series [1998]; extras include 1976 TV ghost story, two documentaries, behind-the-scenes promo
The Charles Dickens Collection DVD box set 2  "The Charles Dickens Collection, Volume 2" DVD Box Set [2009]
B.B.C./Warner color DVD set [5/2009] 5 disks for $39.36
contains five British TV movies on DVD: "Barnaby Rudge" 13-episode mini-series [1960]; "The Old Curiosity Shop" 9-episode mini-series [1979] starring Natalie Ogle; "Dombey and Son" 10-episode mini-series [1983] starring Julian Glover; "The Pickwick Papers" 12-episode mini-series [1985]; "David Copperfield" 3-hour TV movie [1999] starring Maggie Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, Ian McKellen, Bob Hoskins {as Micawber} & Ciarán McMenamin; extras include 2 docufilms
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Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield [1804-81]

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930] Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

creator of master detective Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Film Festival Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Sherlock Holmes Complete Collection in Kindle format  "The Complete Sherlock Holmes Stories" for Kindle
each contains the four Sherlock Holmes novels [1887-1914] and all
56 Sherlock Holmes short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Kindle Edition from Fair Price Classics [9/2011] for $3.49
'authorized' Kindle Edition from Vintage Digital [3/2010] for $9.50
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T.S. Eliot [1888-1965]
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, moved to England at age 25, and became a British citizen at age 39 (1927);
he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, and died in London in 1965. He is thus included here as a British author.
http://www.amazon.com/Collected-featuring-collections-contents-ebook/dp/B005CDWVUC/

"Tom and Viv" []
A passionately rendered story about writer T.S. Eliot's turbulent relationship with his first wife,
Vivienne; starring Willem Dafoe & Miranda Richardson

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Ian L. Fleming [1908-64]
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

creator of MI6 Secret Agent 007 James Bond

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E.M. Forster [1879-1970]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._M._Forster

Aspects of the Novel 1927 book by E.M. Forster  
"Aspects of The Novel" [1927 classic] by E.M. Forster
a collection of lectures delivered at Cambridge University
Mariner Books 8x5¼ pb [9/56] for $9.10
Hodder Arnold/Abinger hardcover [11/74] out of print/used

"A Passage To India" [masterpiece]

"Arctic Summer" biographical novel [Europa Editions, 9781609452346] by Damon Galgut

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mystery author Dick Francis [1920-2010]
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

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