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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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Elena Favilli; Francesca Cavallo
 
Vibrantly illustrated and truly inspirational, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls tells the stories of 100 heroic women from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams What if ...
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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The internationally bestselling epic history of Russia's imperial dynasty
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Soldier Spy
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In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target.Special...
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Negroland: A Memoir
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The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society...
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Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir
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Ken Clarke
 
Ken Clarke needs no introduction. One of the genuine 'Big Beasts' of the political scene, during his forty-six years as the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe in...
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The Durrells of Corfu
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The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did...
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Kind of Blue: A Political Memoir
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Speaking Out: Lessons in Life and...
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On the night of 7 May 2015, Ed Balls thought there was a chance he would wake up the next morning as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer. Instead, he...
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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the ...
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Rasputin: The Biography
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A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The spectre of the lustful Siberian holy man and...
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography
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Historian Lucy Worsley visits Jane Austen at home, exploring the author's life through the places which meant the most to her.
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The Long and Winding Road
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Alan Johnson
 
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Jo Cox: More in common
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Brendan Cox
 
A touching and very human portrait of Jo Cox: daughter, mother, wife, sister, MP and aidworker.
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First Confession: A Sort of Memoir
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Chris Patten
 
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Lawrence of Arabia's War: The Arabs,...
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Neil Faulkner
 
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