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  • Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950 cover photo

    Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris 1940-1950 [9781408857472]

    A captivating portrait of those who lived, loved, fought, played and flourished in Paris between 1940 and 1950 and whose intellectual and artistic out…

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

    Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine [9780141978284]

    The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain.  ***Shortlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize*** I…

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  • Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet cover photo

    Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet [9781846149382]

    'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaperAn enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited themL…

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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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  • Who Do You Think You Are?: The Genealogy Handbook cover photo

    Who Do You Think You Are?: The Genealogy Handbook [9781785943423]

    Do you know where you came from? Who Do You Think You Are? has been a BBC hit since its first series in 2004, which ignited an extraordinary boom …

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  • Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity cover photo

    Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity [9781786898494]

    The dinner table, among friends, is where the best conversations take place - talk about the world, religion, politics, culture and cooking. In the s…

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  • Figuring: Fortune Favours the Fast cover photo

    Figuring: Fortune Favours the Fast [9781786897244]

    Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures a…

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  • Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism cover photo

    Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism [9780141192567]

    Vladimir Lenin created this hugely significant Marxist text to explain fully the inevitable flaws and destructive power of Capitalism: that it would l…

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  • Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World cover photo

    Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World [9780241333860]

    A sweeping natural history of rivers as the engines of civilizationThey have opened new frontiers, founded cities, settled borders, and fed billions…

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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 [9780241972137]

    *Shortlisted for the 2018 Ballie Gifford Prize* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB dou…

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  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life cover photo

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life [9781784161873]

    In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History…

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  • Epitaph for the Ash: In Search of Recovery and Renewal cover photo

    Epitaph for the Ash: In Search of Recovery and Renewal [9780007544615]

    Inspired by her uncle, Lisa Samson has communed with trees since her childhood. Tragically, a disease from mainland Europe now poses a very serio…

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  • Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship cover photo

    Farewell to the Horse: The Final Century of Our Relationship [9780141983172]

    THE SUNDAY TIMES HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A beautiful and thoughtful exploration of the role of the horse in creating our world' - James Rebanks 'Sci…

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  • Ship cover photo

    Ship [9780241298046]

    From the earliest dugout canoes and the boats of the Ancient Egyptians, to the most technologically advanced modern battleships and cruise-liners, thi…

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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 [9780857523655]

    `Somerville is one of our finest gazetteers of the British countryside. He brings his formidable knowledge to bear on his personal quest to explore th…

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  • Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain cover photo

    Silver Shoals: Five Fish That Made Britain [9781784740863]

    On these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country's history: we depe…

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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 [9780141979212]

    A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR'A richly panoramic exploration of the British experience of India ... hugel…

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  • A History of the World in Twelve Maps cover photo

    A History of the World in Twelve Maps [9780141034935]

    Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, ma…

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  • A Short History of Drunkenness cover photo

    A Short History of Drunkenness [9780241359242]

    A comic history of humankind's love affair with booze, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Etymologicon Almost every culture on ear…

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  • Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August cover photo

    Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August [9781784705428]

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 'Compelling, suspenseful and beautifully done' Anna Funder, author of STASILAND …

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