This is the incredible rise and unbelievable fall of a woman whose energy and ambition is often overshadowed by Napoleon's military might.
In Britain we have lost touch with the Great War. Our overriding sense now is of a meaningless, futile bloodbath in the mud of Flanders - of young men whose...
Rachel Cooke tells the story of ten extraordinary women whose pioneering professional lives - and complicated private lives - paved the way for future generations
Travis Elborough; Nick Rennison
An anthology of short diary entries, one or more for each day of the year, which, taken together, provides an impressionistic portrait of life in the city from Tudor times...
Jeremy Paxman's magnificent history of the First World War tells the entire story of the war in one gripping narrative from the point of view of the British people. We...
The fourth book in Mark Adkin's bestselling Companion series, no student of the First World War can be without this endlessly browsable and utterly authoritative work of reference.
Nothing about the story of England and Germany, as this remarkable book demonstrates, is as simple as we might expect. A shared faith, a shared hunger for power, a shared...
Peter H Hansen
Long after Hillary and Tenzing's ascent of Everest, though, the image of modern man supreme on the mountaintop retains its currency. Peter Hansen's exploration of these persistent images indicates how...