Stocking Fillers

Ho ho ho! Whether it’s the new novel from your favourite author, that intriguing biography of a historical figure, or an old title that you’ve wanted for ages, everyone loves a new book for Christmas.

To help you get into the Christmas spirit, Cambridge Scholars Publishing are pleased to be offering a selection of stocking fillers – new paperbacks that will be a perfect present to a friend or colleague. Not only this, we’re offering all of our readers a 20% discount on these titles. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code CHRISTMAS20 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on Thursday 20th December, so be quick if you want to order that endearing last-minute gift.

He founded perhaps the most famous dynasty in history: the Tudors. Yet, in 1485 when Henry Tudor defeated Richard III to become King Henry VII, he possessed the most anemic claim to the throne since William the Conqueror. In defiance of the norms of medieval rule, he transformed England from an insolvent, often divided country in the waning years of the Wars of the Roses into an emerging modern state upon his death in 1509, a legacy inherited by his larger-than-life heir, Henry VIII. How did this happen? Through impressive archival research over several decades and a provocative perspective, Daring Dynasty illuminates what occurred by exploring key aspects of Henry’s reign, which included a dark side to royal policy. It will provide historians, students, history enthusiasts and devotees of “all things Tudor” with an understanding of how the populace and political players melded into a nation through the efforts of its king and his government.

Inwardness is the condition of being inside. However, this can mean many things: one can be inside himself – dealing with his emotions, his projections, his fantasies – or with other people who become part of him as he deals with himself. One can be inside his social environment, letting himself be part of the tissue of values, reciprocations, and personal interventions that compose one’s social existence. These are two quite different kinds of being inside, both of them different from being in a box or being in a prison cell, and yet each of them, in a recognizable sense, inside something. Essays on the Condition of Inwardness is concerned with inwardness in two different senses, the first as being in the center of existence, and the second as being a quest for the meaning of the center of one’s existence, that is two different kinds of profoundly ‘within’ states.

“As facets on a gem reveal its hidden beauty, so Dr Ellens’ God’s Radical Grace: Challenging Sermons for Ordinary Time(s) discloses the depth and beauty of the scriptures relating to these months of the Christian year between Pentecost and Advent. His long career prepared him well to author this book. With the approach of a scholar, the patience of a teacher, and the understanding of a pastor, he gives the reader new insights into these familiar scriptures. To read one of his sermons on a glorious summer day is to pray in the words of a favorite hymn, ‘Be Still, my Soul, The Lord is on Thy Side.’ To read one of his sermons on a day of great need, will give the reader reason to be grateful for this book.”

Sacred Space, Beloved City: Iris Murdoch’s London is a celebration of Iris Murdoch’s love for London and establishes her amongst distinguished “London writers” such as William Blake, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. Individual chapters focus on the City, London art galleries and museums, the Post Office Tower (now the BT Tower), the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Whitehall and the River Thames. Each chapter identifies intricate links between the environment and human consciousness and is accompanied by a corresponding walk that links Murdoch’s plots to landmarks and routes. All essays and walks are illustrated with sketches by Paul Laseau. These drawings not only illustrate locations for identification but also conjure their atmosphere so that readers engage with how Murdoch’s characters experience their surroundings. The final London Glossary is an annotated index of the London place names mentioned in all of Murdoch’s 26 novels.

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