• Which battle was fought 'For England, Harry and St George'? Who demanded to be painted 'warts and all'? What - and when - was the Battle of the Bulge? In this title", the author answers all these questions - and more - as he tells the tumultuous story of a fascinating nation.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South West England, including Dartmouth, Dartmoor's Haytor, Plymouth Hoe, Tintagel, Bath (Royal Crescent and Prior Park), Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge, Chesil Beach, Exmoor, Glastonbury Tor, Little Bredy, Lyme Regis, Salisbury, Stourhead, and much more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to South West England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe Square), Stowe, Windsor Great Park, Cambridge's The Backs, Holkham, Lavenham and Sheringham, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to South and East England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks London's very best views, including Greenwich, The Monument, Parliament Square, Primrose Hill, Richmond Hill and Waterloo Bridge - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to London's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, urban vistas and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from the heart of England, including Broadway Tower, Chipping Campden, Clee Hill, Ironbridge Gorge, Malverns, Tyndale Monument, Chatsworth, Kinder Downfall, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to the Midlands' breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from North West England, including the Lake District and Hartside, High Cup Nick and Liverpool Pierhead - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to North West England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from North East England, including Bempton cliffs, Gordale Scar, Hebden Bridge, Richmond, Rievaulx, Saltaire, Whitby Harbour, Durham, Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne and Newcastle's Grey Street, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to North East England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.



    Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

  • The history of Britain in the last thirty years, under both Conservative and Labour governments, has been dominated by one figure - Margaret Thatcher. Her election marked a decisive break with the past and her premiership transformed not just her country, but the nature of democratic leadership. In his 'argued history' Simon Jenkins analyses this revolution from its beginnings in the turmoil of the 1970s through the social and economic changes of the 1980s. Was Thatcherism a mere medicine for an ailing economy or a complete political philosophy? And did it eventually fall victim to the dogmatism and control which made it possible?



    This is the story of the events, personalities, defeats and victories which will be familiar to all those who lived through them, but seen through a new lens. It is also an argument about how Thatcher's legacy has continued down to the present. Not just John Major, but Tony Blair and Gordon Brown are her heirs and acolytes. And as the Conservative party reinvents itself as a viable political force once again, is the age of Thatcher finally over?

  • Landlords to London was originally published in 1975, the first book by Simon Jenkins, later to be editor of the London Evening Standard and the Times, and in 2008 the Chairman on the National Trust. The book is a collective biography of the men who mapped out the metropolis of London as we see it today - also the story of the people of London, who have never sat idly by any argument over 'their' city.The Great Estates of London were carved out of the fields surrounding the medieval City and made their owners fabulously rich, but led also to a remarkable flowering of urban design in the squares, crescents and terraces of Bloomsbury, Belgravia, Islington, Kensington et al. These wealthy families are shadowy figures in London's history, but Simon Jenkins brings their tastes and endeavours to light, while also recording the popular protests and petitions that have led to the ceaseless reform, revision, conservation and regeneration of London's landscape and skyline.'Extremely informative and witty.' Roy Porter, London: A Social History

  • The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government. But it left a chequered aftermath; it was of no wider significance for British interests and taught no lessons. It has since been overshadowed by the two Gulf Wars, however, its political ramifications cannot be overestimated. Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the war. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of a call to arms and a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in the history of our times. Skilfully woven with Simon Jenkins sharp political passages are Max Hastings wonderful dispatches Sunday Times

  • What can schools do to raise the academic attainment of every pupil?

    Helping you to ensure that every pupil fulfils their potential, this book draws on the authors' research and practical experience to demonstrate what can be done to raise attainment, especially in pupils from culturally diverse backgrounds.

    This book contains tried-and-tested strategies for:
    - inducting asylum seekers
    - supporting bilingual learners
    - working with gypsy and traveller children
    - raising the attainment of black boys
    - working with parents and the local community

    Highly practical, this book contains lesson activities, suggestions for improving your teaching skills, case studies and activities for professional reflection.

    All teachers, teaching assistants and teacher trainers, especially those working in culturally diverse classrooms, will want to read this book.

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