Ye Olde Britain: Best Historical Experiences (Regional Travel Guide)


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Explore Britain’s rich and varied history with this ultimate guide to the best historical things to do throughout England, Scotland and Wales; includes author-recommended reviews and practical information on a wide-range of interesting options from fascinating pre-historic sites such as Avebury to excellent modern museums such as the Museum of London.

This guide has been created by Lonely Planet’s dedicated authors and local experts who immersed themselves in England, Scotland and Wales, finding the best historical experiences and sharing practical and honest advice.

Inside Lonely Planet Ye Olde Britain: best historical experiences
• Hundreds of historical things to see and do in Britain, divided by region for ease of use
• Includes time-line of British history, plus lists of recommended best delete ‘best’ or ‘recommended’ castles, religious buildings, stately homes and more
• Includes list of historic places to stay• Full colour styling and images
• A brilliant new page layout for fast and hassle-free reading while on the go
• Includes London, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Winchester, Chester and much much more!

Special eBook enhancements:
• Comprehensive interlinking – to enable you to seamlessly flip between pages, jump between maps and reviews, or visit the websites of places we recommend
• Plus pinch and zoom images and maps – enabling you to zoom in for greater detail
• Search – go straight to what you are looking for with the inbuilt search capability
• Add notes, bookmark or use the inbuilt dictionary.

Written and researched by David Else, David Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich, Belinda Dixon, Joe Bindloss, Neil Wilson, Marc Di Duca, Oliver Berry, Etain O’Carroll, Fionn Davenport, Andy Symington and Catherine le Nevez.

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The Racketeer – John Grisham

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John Grisham
Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Price: $12.99
Publish Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Seller: Random House Digital, Inc. (Books)

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five. Who is the Racketeer? And what does he have to do with the judge’s untimely demise? His name, for the moment, is Malcolm Bannister. Job status? Former attorney. Current residence? The Federal Prison Camp near Frostburg, Maryland. On paper, Malcolm’s situation isn’t looking too good these days, but he’s got an ace up his sleeve. He knows who killed Judge Fawcett, and he knows why. The judge’s body was found in his remote lakeside cabin. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies: Judge Fawcett and his young secretary. And one large, state-of-the-art, extremely secure safe, opened and emptied. What was in the safe? The FBI would love to know. And Malcolm Bannister would love to tell them. But everything has a price—especially information as explosive as the sequence of events that led to Judge Fawcett’s death. And the Racketeer wasn’t born yesterday . . . Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

Threat Vector – Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney

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Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney
Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Price: $12.99
Publish Date: December 4, 2012
Publisher: Penguin Group US
Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Clancy is back and the stakes have never been higher. Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Qiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missile endangers the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyberwarfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure. It's a new combat arena, but it’s every bit as deadly as any that has gone before. Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus may be just the wild card that his father needs to stack the deck. There's just one problem: someone knows about the off-the-books intelligence agency and threatens to blow their cover sky high.