Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author invites you into...
Robert M. Edsel
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I...
What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? This...
Roy Jenkins was probably the best Prime Minister Britain never had. His career spans the half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair during which he helped transform almost every area of...
It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian...
Describes how and why a region at the edge of Europe came to dominate and to terrorise much of the rest of the continent for nearly three centuries and how...
Otto Dov Kulka
As a child, the distinguished historian the author was sent first to the ghetto of Theresienstadt and then to Auschwitz. As one of the few survivors he has spent much...
Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
Award-winning and critically acclaimed historian Helen Rappaport turns to the tragic story of the daughters of the last Tsar of all the Russias, slaughtered with their parents at Ekaterinburg.
The untold story of a nation of Schindlers: this is the gripping, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of how during WWII the people of Denmark rallied to save their Jewish...
A chronicle of the ways in which women's lives changed during World War I and what the impact has been for women today, 100 years laterIn 1914 the world changed...
In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James...
History is written by the victors. It's a cliche, but a reliable one - except in the case of the Spanish Civil War. Many believe - wrongly, as it turns...
A fascinating memoir of an extraordinary family told through the vast, four-hundred-year-old house, Knole
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The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.