Wasps: An account of the biology and natural history of solitary and social wasps By J. Phillip Spradbury
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This is an excellent reference on the solitary and social aculeata of the British Isles. It has an extensive review of British solitary wasps and social Vespinae as well as references to Vespinae from other parts of the world.
Here is a link to a readable/downloadable copy of this book: http://www.academia.edu/4129909/Spradbery_1973_Wasps_An_account_of_the_biology_and_natural_history_of_social_and_solitary_wasps