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Jenkins, Simon

Works: 66 works in 336 publications in 5 languages and 7,866 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Jenkins
The battle for the Falklands by Max Hastings( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of on-the-spot reporting and an analysis of the political and diplomatic developments traces the curious course and far-reaching effects of the Falkland Islands War
A short history of England : the glorious story of a rowdy nation by SIMON JENKINS( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of the history of England from the Saxons to today and provides lists of kings and queens with the date of they ruled, prime ministers, and one hundred key dates in the nation's history
England's thousand best churches by Simon Jenkins( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parish churches are England's glory. They enshrine the history of a people--their art, architecture, and faith. As public monuments, they house a gallery of vernacular art, from different periods and in a wide range of styles, that are without equal in the world. Award-winning English journalist Simon Jenkins has traveled the length and breadth of England to select his thousand best churches. Each entry is prefaced by a map locating the church and illustrated with full-color photographs from the Country Life Archive. Organized by county, each church is described, often with delightful asides, and is given a star rating from one to five, with the four- and five-star churches listed as the "hundred best." This complete guide is invaluable for anyone interested in touring England's best churches
England's thousand best houses by Simon Jenkins( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A connoisseur's lavishly illustrated tour of England's most treasured countryhouses is expertly ranked, county by county. Color and b&w photos
Thatcher and sons : a revolution in three acts by Simon Jenkins( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Britain for the last three decades, under both Conservative and Labour governments, has been dominated by one figure - Margaret Thatcher. This is Simon Jenkin's 'argued history' of Britain over nearly 30 years
The market for glory : Fleet Street ownership in the twentieth century by Simon Jenkins( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landlords to London : the story of a capital and its growth by Simon Jenkins( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accountable to none : the Tory nationalization of Britain by Simon Jenkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the way that the Conservative governments of the past 16 years have centralised power, replacing local government and public accountability with quangos and direct ministerial control, often accountable to no-one
England's 100 best views by Simon Jenkins( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this lavishly illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks one hundred of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered. From Gold Hill, the Dorset village street so famously picturesque it was used in a Hovis advert, to the view of the City of London famously depicted by Canaletto and the wilds of the Yorkshire moors, this book will inspire you to discover the treasures of England's sea, city and landscapes for yourself. 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."--Publisher description
The companion guide to outer London by Simon Jenkins( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspapers : the power and the money by Simon Jenkins( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wales : churches, houses, castles by Simon Jenkins( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the great forts of Caernarfon, Harlech and Beaumaris in the north to the Victorian glories of Cardiff in the south, from St David's cathedral in the west to the exquisite hill church of Patrisio in the east, from Plas Newydd on the Menai Straits to the romantic citadel of Carreg Cennen in Pembrokeshire, the buildings of Wales embody the history and personality of the least known part of the British Isles." "Simon Jenkins has travelled every mile of the country, down forgotten lanes and over windy hillsides, to find the best Welsh buildings for his readers. This book gives full space to the celebrated cathedrals and castles, but also describes remote upland chapels such as Conwy's Llangelynnin or secret chapels such as Salem or dune cells such as Llandanwg, the gentry houses of Tredegar, Dinefwr and Powis and the great Victorian mansions of Cardiff Castle and Penrhyn. He irresistibly conveys his enthusiasm for these remarkable buildings, often gloriously isolated." "The book is not just about architecture. Saints such as David, Illtud and Beuno, warriors such as the Llywelyns and Glyndwr and eccentrics such as the Ladies of Llangollen throng its pages. So too do Lloyd George, Gladstone and Adelina Patti, the Italian diva who retreated to the Brecon Beacons at the end of the nineteenth century." "In a long and thoughtful introduction Jenkins addresses the question of what is distinctly Welsh about Welsh buildings, how far the country has succeeded in escaping the influence of its eastern neighbour, and the degree to which the Welsh identity is embodied in its buildings. Cumulatively the book amounts to a cultural history of Wales by one of its most devoted and knowledgeable admirers. Anyone who loves Wales, or who visits it, will want to own this glorious book."--Jacket
With respect, Ambassador : an inquiry into the Foreign Office by Simon Jenkins( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection
Mission accomplished? : the crisis of international intervention by Simon Jenkins( )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Vietnam to Syria, politicians, commentators and journalists have argued for and against intervention, whether it is military or humanitarian. Simon Jenkins here presents his extensive writings, charting the history of and the arguments surrounding intervention in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Do nations intervene because of right and wrong? Is it simply a form of 'imperialism-lite'? When is intervention justified? He traces the evolution of "liberal interventionism" and shows that scepticism towards it came and comes not just from a growing perception of its failure. Instead, he argues, that it displays worrying signs of merely laundering old-fashioned western imperialism, bordering at times on a crusader complex. The language and declared motives might be novel, but victim nations could be forgiven for wondering otherwise. Jenkins here provides a much-needed and timely look at key instances - and mistakes - of international intervention in recent history
A city at risk: a contemporary look at London's streets by Simon Jenkins( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Europe : from Pericles to Putin by Simon Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In just a few hundred years, a modest peninsula off the northwest corner of Asia has seen the rise and fall of several empires; served as the crucible for scientific dynamism, cultural innovation, and economic revolution; and witnessed cataclysms and bloodshed that have almost destroyed it several times over. This is Europe: a continent whose identity emerged not so much by virtue of geographic or ethnic continuity, but by a long and storied struggle for power. Studded with infamous figures--from Caesar to Charlemagne and Machiavelli to Marx--Simon Jenkins's history of Europe travels briskly from the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages, and the Reformation through the French Revolution, the World Wars, and the fall of the USSR. What emerges in this thrilling and expansive telling is a continent as defined by its continually clashing cultural identities and violent crises as it is by its tireless drive for a society based on the consent of the governed--which holds true right up to the present day. --
England's cathedrals by Simon Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's cathedrals are the nation's glory. They tower over its landscape, outranking palaces, castles and mansions. They attract roughly half the nation's population each year. For a millennium they have been objects of pilgrimage for those seeking faith, consolation and beauty. Still at the start of the twenty-first century, they remain unequalled in their size and splendour. More than any other English institution, cathedrals reflect the vicissitudes of history and should be treasured as such. They are custodians of culture and of the rituals of civic life. They offer welfare and relieve suffering. They uplift spirits with their beauty. In a real sense they are still what they were when first built a millennium ago, a glimpse of the sublime. Gloriously illustrated throughout, this book takes us on an enthralling tour of the nation and its history, through some of our most astonishing buildings
Robert Adam : country house design, decoration, & the art of elegance by Jeremy Musson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully produced book celebrates the work of Robert Adam, the great eighteenth-century architect who influenced generations by stamping his distinctive neoclassical aesthetic vision on the English country house interior. Lavish new photography provides a deeply visual exploration of Adam's most important surviving country houses, to which the author and photographer gained unparalleled access. Included are magnificent country houses such as Syon House and Harewood House styled and inspired by the ideal of the neoclassical, as well as Adam's castle-style Mellerstain and town houses such as Home House, all captured in splendid detail. Original Adam design drawings, from Sir John Soane's Museum, illustrate the boldness of planning, colour, and creative interpretation of Adam's domestic interiors. A biographical and contextual account of Adam's life and work describes his unique design process, his patrons, and the legacy of his design achievement. This richly illustrated volume will appeal to designers and homeowners as well as traditional architecture enthusiasts, promising to become an important addition to any architecture and interior design library." -- Provided by publisher
The English room by Derry Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is enshrined in English law that your home is your castle. Whether it is indeed a castle, a humble studio or a tree house, the principle remains that, in England, one's personal space is sacred. In An English Room, some of England's most prominent figures share their precious retreats and reveal their thoughts about Englishness, English rooms and the treasured objects within them. Benedict Cumberbatch divulges where he likes to read scripts; Stephen Fry invites you into his dressing room at the Apollo Theatre, London; P. D. James discusses the inspiration for her novel The Black Tower; and fashion designer Paul Smith contemplates the joys of his book-and-knick-knack-crammed office. The impeccably dressed Gilbert & George take you on a tour of their beautiful Queen Anne house, while Alan Bennett waxes nostalgic about his rumpled existence in Primrose Hill. Derry Moore's discerning eye captures the essence of the English room at home or abroad, whether it be a country cottage, large estate, exquisite chapel or an artist's studio. All those with a passion for English culture, society, design and fashion will take pleasure in this unique view into the private lives of some of England's national treasures
The selling of Mary Davies and other writings by Simon Jenkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The battle for the Falklands
A short history of England : the glorious story of a rowdy nationEngland's thousand best churchesEngland's thousand best housesThatcher and sons : a revolution in three actsAccountable to none : the Tory nationalization of BritainWales : churches, houses, castles
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Jenkins Simon 1943-....

Jenkins, Simon David.

Jenkins, Simon David 1943-

Jenkins, Sir Simon David 1943-

Simon Jenkins

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Simon Jenkins englischer Journalist und Kolumnist

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