Alexandra Walsham has been awarded the prestigious Wolfson History Prize for her book The Reformation of the Landscape (sharing the prize with Suzie Harries’ Nikolaus Pevsner: The Life). The book was praised by judge Sir Keith Thomas as “a superb work of synthesis, full of fascinating detail, animated by an astringent intelligence and abounding in original insights”. The paperback is currently on offer at Blackwell’s at £21.99, £3 off the retail price.
Some interesting new history titles being promoted:
“Savage Continent – Europe in the Aftermath of World War II”, Keith Lowe, Penguin, £25.00 (currently £3 off at Blackwell’s)
“The Plantagenets”, Dan Jones, Harper, £25.00 (currently £5 OFF)
“The Challenge – Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812″, Andrew Lambert, Faber, £20.00 (currently £3 OFF)
“Dam Busters – The Race to Smash the Dams 1943″, James Holland, Bantam Press, £20.00 (currently £4 OFF)
“On the Eve – The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War”, Bernard Wasserstein, Profile Books, £25.00 (currently £5 OFF)