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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife:...
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From distinguished foreign correspondent John Simpson, a fascinating history of what it is to risk life and limb to bring home news of the troubled world.
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Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the...
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The enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today.
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Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh...
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'A work of formidable scholarship that propels the reader from idea to idea. Reading it is like unravelling the bandages on a mummy to find the face of the past...
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A People's Tragedy: The Russian...
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Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, this book follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as...
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A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes
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Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de...
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'Life for De Quincey was either angels ascending on vaults of cloud or vagrants shivering on the city streets.' Thomas De Quincey - opium-eater, celebrity journalist,...
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Benjamin Franklin in London: The...
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A great man on an even greater stage: Benjamin Franklin arrives in London at the very moment it becomes the epicentre of the greatest power in the world.
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Jane Austen's England
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How true to life were Jane Austen's depictions of life in England? Was Bath as described in Northanger Abbey? Lyme Regis in Persuasion? Was marriage really the only ambition for...
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Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets...
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Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of...
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Alexander Hamilton
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The life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.
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Of Street Piemen
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Henry Mayhew
 
'...a good bit of spice to give the critlings a flavour, and plenty of treacle to make the mince-meat look rich.' Radical Victorian reformer Henry Mayhew walked the streets of...
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A...
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What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? This book deals with these questions.
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How to be a Victorian
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We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal...
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Lost England: 1870-1930
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Around 1500 photographs reveal what it was like to live in Victorian and Edwardian England. The long awaited sequel to Lost London
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Victoria: A Life
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The first comprehensively researched biography of Queen Victoria ever, by one of Britain's best biographers. This magnificent biography sheds new light on Victoria not just as a queen, but as...
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