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  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India cover photo

    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India [9781849048088]

    In the eighteenth century, India's share of the world economy was as large as Europe's. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased…

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  • The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War cover photo

    The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War [9780241186657]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' - JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War sto…

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    The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience cover photo

    The British in India: Three Centuries of Ambition and Experience [9780241004524]

    The major bestseller The British in this book lived in India from shortly after the reign of Elizabeth I until well into the reign of Elizabeth II. T…

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  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts cover photo

    Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts [9780241003046]

    'An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book' - Neil MacGregor 'Full of delights' - Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - …

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  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power cover photo

    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power [9781781256848]

    'I will make a guarantee: Assuming we survive to tell the tale, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism has a high probability of joining the likes Adam Sm…

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  • The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 cover photo

    The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880 to 1914 [9781847947420]

    `A magnificent account of a less than magnificent epoch.' Jonathan Meades, Literary Review The folk-memory of Britain in the years before the Gre…

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  • Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race cover photo

    Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race [9780008201326]

    THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at…

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  • Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany cover photo

    Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany [9780141983165]

    The international bestseller. 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' - Dan Snow   The Nazis presented themselve…

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  • Christmas: A Biography cover photo

    Christmas: A Biography [9781509833603]

    Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, in the fourth century, the Pope was already warning that too many people were spending the day not in…

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    Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Famous Diamond cover photo

    Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Famous Diamond [9781408888841]

    The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March 18…

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  • Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars cover photo

    Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House Between the Wars [9780224099455]

    There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the…

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  • Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine cover photo

    Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine [9780241003800]

    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE In 1932-3, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food. It i…

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  • Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013 cover photo

    Till Time's Last Sand: A History of the Bank of England 1694-2013 [9781408868560]

    'Not an ordinary bank, but a great engine of state,' Adam Smith declared about the Bank of England as long ago as 1776. The Bank is now over 320 years…

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  • Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India cover photo

    Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India [9780141987149]

    The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller on India's experience of British colonialism, by the internationally-acclaimed author and diplomat Shashi Tharoor '…

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  • The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found cover photo

    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found [9780241978726]

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2018 'Luminous, elegant, haunting - I read it straight through' Phili…

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  • The End of the Cold War: 1985 - 1991 cover photo

    The End of the Cold War: 1985 - 1991 [9780330517294]

    The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the stand-…

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  • Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote cover photo

    Hearts And Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote [9780857523914]

    Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of th…

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  • People's Tragedy, A: The Russian Revolution - Centenary Edition with New Introduction cover photo

    People's Tragedy, A: The Russian Revolution - Centenary Edition with New Introduction [9781847924513]

    'A modern masterpiece' - Andrew Marr Unrivalled in scope and brimming with human drama, A People's Tragedy is the most vivid and comprehensive hi…

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    Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution cover photo

    Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution [9780224099820]

    Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there - and that they always will. In fact, …

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  • Black and British: A Forgotten History cover photo

    Black and British: A Forgotten History [9781447299769]

    Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Shortlisted for the inaugur…

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