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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society: The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace cover photo

    The Stepney Doorstep Society: The remarkable true story of the women who ruled the East End through war and peace [9780718189860]

    Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the…

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  • Ships Of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals cover photo

    Ships Of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals [9780857523648]

    When Christopher Somerville, author of the The January Man ('a truly wonderful, uplifting book, bursting with life' - Nicholas Crane), set out to expl…

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  • Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future cover photo

    Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future [9780241270530]

    The devastating history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015 A new translation by Anna …

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  • Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen cover photo

    Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen [9780297869801]

    Celebrity, with its neon glow and selfie pout, strikes us as hypermodern. But the famous and infamous have been thrilling, titillating, and outraging …

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  • Don't Touch My Hair cover photo

    Don't Touch My Hair [9780141986289]

    Recent years have seen the conversation around black hair reach tipping point, yet detractors still proclaim 'it's only hair!' when it never is. This …

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  • Lenin on the Train cover photo

    Lenin on the Train [9780141979946]

    'The superb, funny, fascinating story of Lenin's trans-European rail journey and how it shook the world' - Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard, B…

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  • London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City cover photo

    London Made Us: A Memoir of a Shape-Shifting City [9781786892119]

    'London is a giant kaleidoscope, which is forever turning. Take your eye off it for more than a moment and you're lost.' Robert Elms has seen London…

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  • London: The Biography cover photo

    London: The Biography [9780099422587]

    Much of Peter Ackroyd's work has been concerned with the life and past of London but here, as a culmination, is his definitive account of the city. Fo…

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  • McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime [9781784706746]  cover image

    McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime [9781784706746]

    The inspiration for the major BBC TV series Have you ever illegally downloaded a DVD? Taken drugs? Fallen for a phishing scam? Organised crime is part…

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  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster cover photo

    Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster [9780552172899]

    --THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER-- 'An invaluable contribution to history.' Serhii Plokhy, Evening Standard 'Tells the story of the disaster and …

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  • The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power cover photo

    The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power [9781781259009]

    'Deirdre Mask's book was just up my Strasse, alley, avenue and boulevard. A classic history of nomenclature - loaded, complex and absorbing.' -Simon G…

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  • The Making of the English Working Class cover photo

    The Making of the English Working Class [9780141976952]

    E. P. Thompson's revolutionary 1963 account of working-class life re-created the experiences, ideals, rituals and aspirations of those who had been fo…

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  • Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 cover photo

    Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947 [9781786076670]

    Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Bernhardt and Kafka. Between the middle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a few dozen men and women changed the…

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  • Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities cover photo

    Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities [9781782119074]

    At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable work offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case …

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  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts cover photo

    Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts [9780141977492]

    WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE AND THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION'Endlessly fascinating and enjoyable' Neil MacGregor'A marvellous book' D…

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  • October: The Story of the Russian Revolution cover photo

    October: The Story of the Russian Revolution [9781784782771]

    Award-winning writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he pr…

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  • The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene cover photo

    The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene [9780241280881]

    Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by ano…

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  • The Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century cover photo

    The Music of Time: Poetry in the Twentieth Century [9781781255612]

    Though we might not realise it, our collective memory of the twentieth century was defined by the poets who lived and wrote in it. At every significa…

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  • The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History cover photo

    The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History [9780714873985]

    An encyclopaedic, eye-catching tribute to one of the world's most popular foods - the humble hamburger Celebrate the classic hamburger with this unpre…

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  • 1940s Childhood, A: From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour cover photo

    1940s Childhood, A: From Bomb Sites to Children's Hour [9780752499505]

    Do you remember collecting shrapnel and listening to Children's Hour? Carrying gas masks or sharing your school with evacuees from the city? The 19…

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