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A landmark debut from a Pulitzer-winning New Yorker journalist: if Dickens were alive today, this is the book he might write about India.
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The two-year revolution that totally changed how Britain is governed.
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A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s
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Action-packed Second World War memoir by the UK's last living torpedo pilots.
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And Man Created God is a sweeping exploration of the religions of the world at the time of Jesus: this is popular history at its best.
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The Queen Mother's witty, entertaining and insightful correspondence, published together for the first time.