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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor
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Adrian Goldsworthy
 
The story of how Augustus rose from an obscure teenager to become Rome's first and greatest emperor.
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Montaigne
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Stefan Zweig; Will Stone
 
'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an emigre-driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and...
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The Republic of Imagination
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Azar Nafisi
 
Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her at a reading, the author energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us today. She tells the...
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The Letters of John F. Kennedy
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Martin W. Sandler; John F. Kennedy
 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the United States for barely a thousand days, and yet he is regarded as one of the great Presidents of all time for his brave...
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Doctor Barnardo: Champion of ...
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Martin Levy
 
A biography of Thomas Barnardo, the founder of Barnardo's, a respected charity still working with vulnerable children and young people
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Xerxes: A Persian Life
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Richard Stoneman
 
The first full-scale account of a Persian king vilified by history
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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up ...
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Malala Yousafzai; Christina Lamb
 
The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.
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Mary Boleyn: 'The Great and Infamous...
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Alison Weir
Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of...
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Back from the Brink: 1000 Days at...
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Alistair Darling
Alistair Darling's number one Sunday Times bestselling memoirs now available in paperback, updated with a new introduction.
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The King in the North: The Life and...
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Max Adams
 
An unjustly forgotten seventh-century English monarch is rescued from Dark Age obscurity in this magisterial biography.
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Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition ...
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A major and controversial new biography of one of the most compelling and contradictory figures in modern British life.
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Herzl: Theodor Herzl and the...
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Shlomo Avineri
 
The first biography in more than a generation of the father of modern political Zionism and in effect the state of Israel.
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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three...
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Natalie Livingstone
 
Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo Affair, which...
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Mary Queen of Scots
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Antonia Fraser
 
Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history, reissued to celebrate the publication of Antonia Fraser's memoir, MY HISTORY.
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The Queen of Whale Cay: The...
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Kate Summerscale
 
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After Auschwitz: A Story of ...
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Eva Schloss
 
A story of heartbreak and survival by the step-sister of Anne Frank
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