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Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb
*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at...
Patrick Leigh Fermor
One of the greatest feats in Patrick Leigh Fermor's remarkable life was the kidnapping of General Kreipe, the German commander in Crete, on 26 April 1944. He and...
From bull rings to ice fairs, plague pits to molly houses, Lost London is a fascinating journey through London's forgotten past, unearthing the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets...
In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political...
Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. How...
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This quirky title lifts the lid on the world of privilege depicted by Jane Austen, offering a sensory view of the era and revealing the grubby realities of life in...
Tells the story of threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws...
From jungle clearings to stately homes and anonymous airport hotels, this book puts us in the room with those who seek to change the course of history.
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Brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, the author gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and...
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History has it that the role of women in Nazi Germany was to be the perfect Hausfrau and a loyal cheerleader for the Fuhrer. This book tells the untold story...
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