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Non-Fiction Titles A to L


100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by Scott Edelstein--A combination of inspiration and advice geared toward the beginner writer $12.95 Feature Title

100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses by the Editors of American Heritage Dictionary--Points out common usage errors. $4.95

1001 Ways to Market Your Book by John Kremer--Includes tips for promotion, marketing, advertising and publicizing your book--what you can do to help boost sales. $27.95

20 Master Plots (And How to Build Them) by Ronald Tobias--Learn how to use one of literature's most enduring plot categories to write your own compelling fiction.

45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Schmidt--A description of archetypal characters and why writers should use them. $19.99

59 Authentic Turn-of the-Century Fashion Patterns by Kristina Harris--Detailed patterns to make your own reproductions. $12.95


Ackermann's Costume Plates: Women's Fashions in England, 1818-1828 by Stella Blum--illustrations and descriptions of walking, carriage and evening dresses and their accessories. $8.95

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman--Apply screenwriting techniques to your books for concise, clean narrative. $16.99

Affirmations for Artists by Eric Maisel, Ph.D.--Meditations and guidance for creative and performing artists. $12.95

American Dress Pattern Catalog 1873-1909 by Nancy Villa Bryk--reproductions of authentic dress patterns. $10.95

American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs by Priscilla Harris Dalrymple--Over 280 photographs of "Sunday Best" clothing from 1840s to 1890s, with an introduction for each decade. $12.95

The Annals of London: A Year-by-Year record of a Thousand Years of History by John Richardson--Chronicles by year the events that have changed London, from 1065 to 1999. $37.50

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950 by Jeanenne Bell--Learn about antique jewelry in relation to clothing, lifestyles and important historic figures. $24.95

Antique Boxes, Tea Caddies, & Society 1700-1880 by Antigone Clark and Joseph O'Kelly--A history of tea boxes and the people who made them. $89.95

Are You My Type, Am I Yours? by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele--Relationships made easy through the Enneagram.  $16.95 Feature Title

The Art of Dress: Clothes and Society 1500-1914 by Jane Ashelford--Explores what men's, women's, children's and servants attire and accessories revealed about the world in which they lived. $49.50

The Art of Romance Writing by Valerie Parv--Practical advice from an international best-selling author.

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron--Recover your creativity from limiting beliefs, self-sabotage and fear. $15.95

Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School by J.A. Mangan--A study of the games ethos which dominated the lives of Victorian and Edwardian schoolboys. $39.95


Beau Brummel by Ian Kelly--The story of the man who originated modern menswear. $26.00

Becoming a Chief Home Officer by Allie Pleiter--Guidance for moms choosing to make the shift from business world to full-time motherhood.  $10.39

Becoming Victoria by Lynne Vallone--Traces the process of how Victoria was molded into the right kind of adult capable of assuming the throne. $26.95

Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress--Part of the Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction Writing series--learn how to start your story strong, keep it tight, and end it with a bang. $12.00

Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog: Fashions, Dry Goods and Housewares by Bloomingdale Brothers--Reproduction of the 1886 Bloomingdale's catalog. $12.95

Bodies of Evidence: Medicine and the Politics of the English Inquest, 1830-1926 by Ian A. Burney--Recounts a tale of the rise of the medical forensic expert. $43.95

Body Language by Julius Fast--Learn how to read people's posture and how to make your own impressions through body language. A helpful source for characterization. (Paperbound edition) $5.99

Body Language by Julius Fast--see above--(Hardbound edition) $6.98

The Boer War 1899-1902--A look at this British campaign against an African native army.  $14.95 

Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt--The story about a woman who crossed America on foot to claim a prize which would save her family's farm. $14.00

The Book of Firsts by Ian Harrison--Filled with facts to get your creative juices flowing, it also includes a timeline. $29.95

The Book of Positive Quotations by John Cook--Read quotes from such life-affirming categories as "Peace of Mind" and "Happiness". $15.95

Born to Rule by Julia P. Gelardi--Five cousins, five extraordinary women.  Meet Queen Victoria's granddaughter's who wed reigning European monarchs. $29.95

Breathing Life into Characters by Rachel Ballon, PhD.--Shows how to get in touch with the thoughts and feelings you'll need to truly understand your characters. $22.99

British English A to Zed by Norman W. Schur--Explains 5000 British slang terms, translating each into its nearest American equivalent. $18.95 Feature Title

British Gentlemen in the Wild West by Lawrence M. Woods--A portrait of the British gentlemen who set out to conquer the West and make their fortunes there. $22.95

The British Inheritance: A Treasury of Historic Documents edited by Elizabeth Hallam and Andrew Prescott--Displays in chronological order key documents which illuminate defining moments in British History.

Building Better Plots by Robert Kernan--Gives writers instruction they need to writer better plots from the outset. $18.99 Feature Title

Bum Bags and Fanny Packs by Jeremy Smith--The difference in American/English vocabulary and how word choices came to be used. $14.95

Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame by Benita Eisler--portrait of the poet who rose from poverty to success and fame. $35.00


Cakes and Ale by Judy Spours--A cultural history of turn-of-the-century feasting in Britain. 1905615027

The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland edited by Christopher Haigh--An illustrated history covering every major aspect of British life. $29.95

The Career Novelist by Donald Maass--Learn how to become published, how to choose an agent, the marketing game, contract negotiations and more as you set out on your career as a writer. $15.95 Feature Title

Career Opportunities for Writers, 4th Edition, by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Janet Frick--Use your writing talents for profit and land the job that's right for you. Feature Title

A Celebration of Empire: A Centenary Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria 1837-1897 by Peter Walton--An illustrated history of the Queen's Diamond Jubliee, with notes on the contingents present.

Chairs Through the Ages: A Pictorial Archive of Woodcuts & Engravings by Harold H. Hart--Over 500 illustrations of chairs in a wide variety of styles, with brief essays detailing the highlights of each style. $10.95

Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress--Part of the Write Great Fiction series--an in-depth look at these important tools, $16.99

Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card--Part of the Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction series--learn how to develop strong characters, and what viewpoint is and how to handle it. $15.99 Feature Title

The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Ed. by the University of Chicago Press--A stylebook for the writer, whether of fiction or non-fiction. $40.00

Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul edited by Jack Canfield, et al.--Inspirational stories to rekindle the spirit of writers. $24.00

Children's Fashions, 1860-1912: 1,065 Costume Designs from "La Mode Illustre" by Jo Anne Olian--Depictions of youngsters in everyday and dress clothing. $10.95

Civil War Curiosities: Strange Stories, Oddities, Events and Coincidences by Webb Garrison--Collection of anecdotes on a wide variety of subjects from weapons to the press. $12.99

The Complete Guide to Book Publicity by Jodee Blanco--Tailor your publicity to fit your book. $19.95

The Complete Idiot's Guide to British Royalty by Richard Buskin--Take a royal tour of British monarchs, from past to present. $18.95

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Your Romance Published by Julie Beard--From plotting to publicizing, everything you need to know for writing and publishing your first novel. $16.95 Feature Title

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style by Laurie Rozakis, PhD--Easy-to-use guide to the correct rules of grammar and style. $16.95

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Managing Your Time by Jeff Davidson--Learn techniques to increase the quantity and quality of your writing time. $16.95

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life by Georgene Lockwood--Great tips on not just organizing your home, but organizing your life; learn to set goals and reach them! $16.95

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business by Barbara Weltman--Everything you need to know when first starting your business at home, including legal documents and marketing techniques. $16.95

The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines by Tami Cowden, Caro LaFever and Sue Viders--A look at the eight male and eight female archetypes and how to incorporate them into your writing. $17.95

The Confederate Privateers by William Morrison Robinson, Jr.--Recounts the activities of the Confederacy's privately armed ships and their battles with the Union. $15.95

Conflict, Action & Suspense by William Noble--Part of the Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction series--learn how to create conflict and sustain it through the end of the book to keep your reader turning the pages. $15.99 Feature Title

The Corset & The Crinoline: An Illustrated History by W.B. Lord--A history of how wood, whalebone, steel, hoops and laces were used to define women's waists from Ancient Greece to the 19th century. $12.95

Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh--Gives an historical background of these undergarments as well as patterns to reconstruct them. $32.95

Costume In Context: The Victorians by Jennifer Ruby--Intended for use by children, this book gives an easy-to-understand overview of Victorian fashion from all walks of life. $24.95

Costume Through the Ages: Over 1400 Illustrations by Erhard Klepper--Detailed drawings in chronological order from the first century to 1930. $9.95

Costume of the Western World by Doreen Yarwood--This book is arranged alphabetically and is more of a dictionary than a fashion guide. Most of the entries are accompanied by illustrations. (Hard to find currently)

Consuming Angels by Lori Anne Loeb--an examination of how Victorian ads shaped social values of the angelic housewife. $45.00

Country House Camera by Christopher Simon Sykes--Hundreds of photos capture life in the Country House in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. (Out of Print)

The Country House Kitchen, 1650-1900 edited by Pamela A Sambrook and Peter Brears--A comprehensive and illustrated survey of how country houses were provided for. $26.95

Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century by Katie Hickman--Read about the lives of five prominent English courtesans from the nineteenth century. $24.95

Creating Characters: How to Build Story People by Dwight V. Swain--Learn how to motivate your characters, flesh them out and create someone your readers will believe in. $14.99 Feature Title

The Creative Writer's Style Guide by Christopher Leland--Addresses grammar, punctuation and usage specifically for writing novels. $22.99

Crown and Country: A Personal Guide to Royal London by Edward Wessex--A guide to London's most famous sites with a chronology of activities associated with each. $35.00

The Crystal Palace Exhibition Illustrated Catalogue (London 1851) by Art-Journal--More than 1700 items pictured with accompanying text. $24.95

Culpeper's Complete Herbal and English Physician by Nicholas Culpeper--A reproduction of the 19th century publication, this is an illustrated guide to herbs and their medicinal properties. $12.50


The Daguerreotype: Nineteenth-Century Technology and Modern Science by M. Susan Barger and William B. White--The history of the daguerreotype and the issues involved in preservation. $21.50

Daily Life in Victorian England by Sally Mitchell--A study of life from country estates to slums. $45.00

Daily Life in a Victorian House by Laura Wilson--A simple resource for everyday events in the Victorian household. $16.95 Feature Title

Dearest Vicky, Darling Fritz: The Tragic Love Story of Queen Victoria's Eldest Daughter and the German Emperor by John Ven der Kiste--A biography which sets this love story against the background of an emerging democracy. $29.95

Death in the Victorian Family by Pat Jalland--Explores family experiences of dying, death, grieving and mourning. $44.00

The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy by David Cannadine--From the most fortunate people on earth to the loss of prosperity, prestige and political significance.  $20.00  

Description by Monica Wood--Part of the Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction series--learn how to vividly depict the characters, settings and events in your novel. $15.99

Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary by Marc McCutcheon--Find the word you need in this resource sorted by category. $19.95 Feature Title

Desert Queen by Janet Wallach--The story of Gertrude Bell, adviser to kings and ally of Lawrence of Arabia. $15.95

The Dialects of England by Peter Trudgill--Learn the differences in dialects among England's geographical areas. $32.95 Feature Title

Dialogue by Lewis Turco--Part of the Writer's Digest Elements of Fiction series--learn how to write effective and authentic sounding dialogue. $13.99

Dialogue by Gloria Kempton--Learn how to create dialogue that sizzles. $16.99 Feature Title

A Diary From Dixie by Mary Chestnut--written by the wife of a Confederate general, this book chronicles life in the South during the Civil War $10.99

Dickens's Dictionary of London 1888--Reprint by Old House Books--reproduction of 1888 Charles Dickens work, including omnibus schedules, newspapers in print, and more. $23.76  Feature Title

Dictionary of the American West: Over 5,000 Terms from Aarigaa! to Zopilote by Winfred Blevins--Defines terms relevant to cowboy culture, historic and contemporary, American Indian culture, ranching, etc.  $8.95

The Dictionary of Concise Writing by Robert Hartwell Fiske--Identifies wordiness and suggests alternatives. $15.95

The Dictionary of Disagreeable English by Robert Hartwell Fiske--Identifies tricky grammar issues and corrects them $12.99

A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century History by J. Belchem and R. Price--Entries on all aspects of political, diplomatic, military and social history. $16.95

The Dimwit's Dictionary by Robert Hartwell Fiske--Includes 5000 overused words and phrases and alternatives to them. $19.95 

Dinner at Buckingham Palace edited by Paul Fishman--A treasure trove of menus, stories, and recipes from the personal memories of a royal servant.

The Disastrous Mrs. Weldon: The Life, Loves and Lawsuits of a Legendary Victorian by Brian Thompson--The life of Georgine Weldon, an un-Victorian woman in Victorian times. $15.95

Disraeli by Edgar Feuchtwanger--A biography of Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman. $21.95

Domestic Technology by Nell Du Vall--A chronology of domestic innovations from ancient times, with separate chapters devoted to each area of technology such as cooking or cleaning. A very useful guide for determining timelines on when everyday items were invented. $45.00

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff… and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson--Simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life. $11.95

Dress and Decoration of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw--Reproduction of a volume originally printed in 1858, includes watercolor plates of fashions, as well as biographies of the major monarchs of the time. $24.95

Driving Horse-Drawn Carriages for Pleasure by Francis T. Underhill--Reprint of a guidebook that described how a well turned-out carriage should look and be handled, including livery and stable necessities. $11.95

Dynamic Characters by Nancy Kress--Fill your fiction with the kind of characters readers want to love or hate. $18.99


Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss--A zero-tolerance approach to punctuation. $19.95

Editing Fact and Fiction : A Concise Guide to Book Editing by Leslie T. Sharpe--Learn how to be your own editor with this helpful guide. $26.00

An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England by Venetia Murray--Read about the eccentricities of Regency Society $29.95

The Elephants of Style by Bill Walsh--A trunkload of tips on contemporary American English

Elizabeth's London by Liza Picard--Practical details of Elizabethan London. $14.95

Encyclopedia of Christmas by Tanya Gulevich--Over 200 Christmas traditions explained and explored. $24.00

England's Thousand Best Houses by Simon Jenkins--The most impressive, interesting and unusual houses in England. $65.00

The English Fair by David Kerr Cameron--Illustrated account of the great fairs of the Middle Ages. $35.00

The English Gentleman by Douglas Sutherland--A humorous look at the ways of the upper-class gentleman. $14.95

English Love Poems collected by John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor--a chronological collection of love poems by English authors, including Chaucer, Blake and Browning, and many others. $12.95

English Maps: A History by Catherine Delano-Smith--A history of English map-making from 700A.D. to the early 20th century, with illustrations.

The English Park: Royal, Private and Public by Susan Lasdun--Looks at the historical importance of the park, and how this tradition is still preserved today. Richly illustrated with diagrams and paintings. $35.00

English Society in the 18th Century by Roy Porter--A look into the lifestyles of all walks of life in 18th-Century England.$14.95

The English Stage: A History of Drama and Performance by J. L. Styan--Covers the story of drama through its many changes from medieval times to the present day. $12.95

English Through the Ages by William Brohaugh--Lists categories of words in chronological order, according to when they were first recorded in print. $24.99 Feature Title

English Women's Clothing in the Nineteenth Century by C. Willett Cunnington--An invaluable resource for the researcher of Victorian clothing, this book contains over 1,100 illustrations, and outlines fashion changes year-by-year, including accessories and hairstyles. $24.95 Feature Title

Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette by Thomas E. Hill and William P. Yenne--A handy reference on etiquette in times past. $8.95

Every Writer's Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law by Ellen M. Kozak--Answers all your copyright questions in a concise and easy-to-read manner. $9.95 Feature Title 

Everyday Life Among the American Indians 1800 to 1900 by Candy Moulton--A detailed account of what life was like for tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada.  $16.99

Everyday Life During the Civil War by Michael J. Varhola--What people wore, what they ate and how they lived are just some of the topics in this Writer's Digest Everyday Life Series book. $16.99


Facts in a Flash: A research Guide for Writers by Ellen Metter--From cruising the stacks to surfing the Internet, leanr how to find the information you need. $24.99 Feature Title

Famous First Facts, 4th Edition by Joseph Nathan Kane--Famous firsts as they happened in America--organized alphabetically by subject, chronologically by year and day of the month, and geographically by state/city. Also includes a name index. $95.00

Fans by James Mackay--A history of the fan from ancient times to their decline in popularity. $17.99 

Fashion in Detail: From the 17th and 18th Centuries by Avril Hart and Susan North--Detailed photographs showcasing the hallmark design details of these centuries. $60.00

Fashion and Women's Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century by C. Willett Cunnington--What proper Englishwomen wore in the 19th century and why they clothed themselves as they did. $14.95

Fashions and Costumes From Godey's Lady's Book edited by Stella Blum--Reprints of ladies' and children's fashion plates from one of the foremost fashion sources of the day, Godey's Lady's Book (1837-1869.) $9.95

Fiction Writer's Brainstormer by James V. Smith, Jr.--A hands-on guide to brainstorming your stories, including charts, graphs, self tests, and drills to get your creative juices flowing. $18.99

Finding Your Voice by Leslie Edgerton--Learn how to develop a unique voice that sets you apart from others. $21.99

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman--Learn how to correct such errors as a weak opening hook and undeveloped characterizations to avoid the rejection pile. $11.00

First Name Reverse Dictionary by Yvonne Navarro--Have a character with certain traits? Give him/her a name that will match his/her personality. $29.95

Flora Domestica: A History of British Flower Arranging 1500-1930 by Mary Rose Blacker--A history of floral arranging with steps on how to do your own. $49.50 

The Forest for the Trees by Betsy Lerner--An editor's survival guide and advice to writers.  $12.00

From the Ballroom to Hell: Grace and Folly in 19th Century Dance by Elizabeth Aldrich--A history of the role dance played in 19th century society, with excerpts from contemporary sources of the day. $19.95 Feature Title

From Book Signing to Best Seller by Jo Condrill and John B. Slack--Ideas on how to conduct a successful and low-cost book-signing tour. $14.95

From Dreams to Discovery by Joan Mazza, M.S.--Learn how to interpret dreams and use them for your own creative power. $14.99

From Printout to Published by Michael Seidman--A step-by-step instruction through the publishing process. $10.95 Feature Title

From a Victorian Garden by Michael Weishan and Cristina Roig--Create the romance of a bygone era right in your own backyard.  $32.95

Fruitflesh by Gayle Brandeis--Tap into your creativity by exploring works written by women. $23.95

Full-Color Victorian Fashions: 1870-1893 by JoAnne Olian--Reproductions of French fashion plates of the late 19th Century. $16.95


G & D Cook & Co,'s Illustrated Catalogue of Carriages and Special Business Advertiser by G & D Cook--A reproduction of a catalog originally published in 1860, it includes carriages for sale by this New Haven company and the price list for their vehicles. $13.95

The Garden at Chatsworth by the Duchess of Devonshire--A history of the Cavendish family garden spanning 450 years. $40.00

The Gardens of William Morris by Penny Hart, et. al.--An examination of his principles of garden design. $35.00

God's Bestseller: William Tyndale, Thomas More, and the Writing of the English Bible---A Story of Martyrdom and Betrayal by Brian Moynahan--Biography of William Tyndale's life.  $27.95

Grammatically Correct by Anne Stilman--Easy to use guide to punctuation, spelling, style, usage and grammar.  $19.99

The Great Stink of London: Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Cleansing of the Victorian Metropolis by Stephen Halliday and Adam Hart-Davis--The story of how the Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Board of Works helped build London's sanitation system. $15.95

The Great Tea Rooms of Britain by Bruce Richardson and John Gentry--Photographs, narrative and recipes from 22 tea houses in England, Scotland and Wales.

Growing Up In Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History by Barbara Hanawalt--A look at childhood in Medieval London, drawing on records of the 14th and 15th centuries. $14.95

Guerilla Marketing for Writers by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman and Michael Larsen--Full of effective but low-cost ways to promote your work. $14.99


The Hanging Tree by V.A.C. Gatrell--A history of executions and hangings in England from 1770 to 1868. $45.00

He Says, She Says: Closing the Communication Gap Between the Sexes by Lillian Glass, PhD.--This book discusses the differences between the way women and men communicate, and offers solutions to the problem. $12.95

The Heart of England by Robin Whiteman and Rob Talbot--A photojournalism of England's central geographic area. $16.95

Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth Century Women at Sea by Joan Druett--Hen Frigates is the term for ships on which the captain's wife was on board. Read some personal accounts of their dramatic adventures. $14.00

Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria by Carolly Erickson--A biography of this British ruler and her global influence during the 64 years of her reign. $23.00

Hints on Household Taste by Charles L. Eastlake--Reprint of this handbook on Victorian interior decoration which served as a basic source for philosophy of design. $9.95 Feature Title

Historic Pubs of London by Ted Bruning--Learn the origins and history of 100 English pubs, with photographs. $17.95

The History of the Countryside: The Classic History of Britain's Landscape, Flora and Fauna by Oliver Rackham--From its earliest origins to the present, this book describes the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside. $21.95

The History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources by Dennis A. Trinkle--Need help surfing the Internet? Trinkle divides web sites into categories such as 'Military History' and 'Libraries' for you. $18.95

A History of Jewellry 1100-1870 by Joan Evans--Elaborately illustrated, this book gives an account of jewelry styles over a 700-year period. $19.95 Feature Title

The History of Underclothes by C. Willett and Phillis Cunnington--This illustrated book shows the role played by underclothing over the last several centuries. $9.95 Feature Title

Home Office Life by Lisa Kanarek--This book gives you practical ideas to plan a productive home office. $15.99

Horse-Drawn Commercial Vehicles edited by Don H. Berkebile--Illustrations of 19th century stagecoaches, delivery wagons and other commercial vehicles, along with a glossary of terms. $12.95

The House Beautiful by Clarence Cook--Reprint of a Classic Victorian Stylebook which guides the reader on how to acquire the right "look" for their interior decoration. $9.95 Feature Title

The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg by John Clarke and Jasper Ridley--Describes the lives of the kings and queens of these royal houses. $13.95

The Houses of Parliament: History, Art and Architecture by Christine Riding and Jacqueline Riding--Learn the history of the Houses of Parliament through its art and architecture. $50.00

How I Write by Janet Evanovich--Best-selling author tells all in a Q&A format. $13.95

How to Be a Complete Dandy by Stephen Robins--A look at dandies through the ages, and how it is more than clothes that defines them.  $18.00

How to Get Publicity, (And Make the Most of it Once You've Got it) by William Parkhurst--Learn how to promote yourself effectively both on and off the internet. $15.00

How to Hold a Crocodile by The Diagram Group--Fascinating reference with instructions, information and advice. $19.95

How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query & Cover Letters by John Wood--Learn the rights and wrongs of composing strong queries. $14.99

How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen--Learn the keys to a successful proposal.  $15.99

How To Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey--Learn the basic techniques of good storytelling through character, conflict and dialogue. For beginner or professional, it's a crash course in writing the traditional novel. $18.95 Feature Title

How To Write a Damn Good Novel II by James N. Frey--Pick up where the first edition left off--This book covers advanced techniques of storytelling--interesting characters, steadily building conflicts and satisfying conclusions. $17.95

How To Write Romances by Phyllis Taylor Pianka--Learn what differentiates romances from other genre fiction and how to research, write and publish your own novel. $15.99

How To Write and Sell Historical Fiction by Persia Woolley--An inside view of writing historical fiction, from the idea stage to publication. $17.99


An Illustrated Guide to British Jugs: From Medieval Times to the Twentieth Century by R.K. Henrywood--A fuly illustrated guide with detailed descriptions of production techniques, materials, etc. $35.00

The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790-1914 by Gordon N.Ray--A chronicle of book illustrations from 1790 to 1914. $29.95

In Search of England: Journeys Into the English Past by Michael Wood--Travel with the author to the lesser-known historical sites of England for insight into what made the country what it is today. $24.95

Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders--A room-by-room guide to what transpired in a Victorian home. $34.95

Inns, Ales and Drinking Customs of Old England by Frederick Hackwood--A history of Inns and the process of brewing, along with anecdotes and folklore associated with drinking establishments in Britain. (Hard to find currently)


The Jane Austen Cookbook by Maggie Black--A bit of history and a bit of recipes from Jane Austen's life. $19.95

Jewels and Jewelry by Clare Phillips--A 500-year history of jewelry and jewelry making, with extensive photographs. $37.50   

John Everett Millais by Gordon H. Fleming--A biography of this co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. $40.00

Josephine: A Life of the Empress by Carolly Erickson--A biography of the woman and her ill-fated marriage to the Emperor of France. $27.50


Keepers of the Kingdom by Alastair Bruce, Julian Calder and Mark Cator--A history of the hereditary office holders whose duties reflect the life and customs of medieval English Lords of the manor. $40.00

The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth by James N. Frey--This author of the Damn Good Novel series now gives you instructions on how to incorporate Joseph Campbell's Myths into your writing. $23.95

Keys to Great Writing by Stephen Wilbers--Covers every aspect of the craft of writing and shows the aspiring author how to develop a writer's voice.$19.95

Kings, Queens, Bones & Bastards by David Hilliam--A continuous history of the British Monarchy, examining what happened to each of them and their remains. $19.95

Kings and Queens of England by Eric R. Delderfield--A brief chronological history of the Kings and Queens of England, along with genealogical trees and coats of arms. $6.95

Kings & Queens of England: Murder, Mayhem and Scandal 1066 to Present Day by Brenda Ralph Lewis--Highlights the true personalities and private affairs of English monarchs. $30.00

Knickers: An Intimate Appraisal by Rosemary Hawthorne--A history of knickers over the last 200 years along with some amusing anecdotes. $23.95


La Mode Illustree Fashion Plates in Full Color edited by Florence Leniston--A collection of 51 detailed plates from this French fashion periodical of the late 19th century. $12.95

Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway--An alphabetical listing of flowers and their meanings. $4.95

Last Days of Glory: The Death of Queen Victoria by Tony Rennell--Exploration of the events leading up to and immediately following the queen's death. $25.95

The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir--Insight into one of the most influential rulers of England. $14.95

Life at the Court of Queen Victoria edited by Barry St. John Nevill--Learn what role Queen Victoria's children played at court, along with her Prime Ministers, with selections from Queen Victoria's journals. $26.95 Feature Title

Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War by Stephen R Wise--A study of blockade running and its effects on the war effort. $19.95

Literary Law Guide for Authors by Tonya Marie Evans and Susan Borden Evans--Explains the legal rights and pitfalls you may encounter when writing. $19.95

A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow--Trace garden trends from Saxon times to the present. $35.00

Living the Writer's Life by Eric Maisel, Ph.D.--A resource for meeting the emotional demands of the writing discipline and clearing the hurdles in a writing career. $16.95

The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days by Andy Adams--Reprint of a 1903 title that chronicles daily life on the trail.

London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story by Michael Alpert--A recount of the Manning murder case, with vivid details of the Victorian lower classes. ISBN#0582772907

London's Thames by Gavin Weightman--A history of the River Thames and how its unique tidal flows helped shape the history of London. ISBN#0312340176

The Lonely Empress: A Biography of Elizabeth of Austria by Joan Haslip--An account based on letters and reports of those who remembered the gossip of the time. $19.95


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