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Black and British: An Untold Story
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David Olusoga
 
A vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series. In Black and British, award-winning historian and broadcaster David...
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The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life,...
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As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble: 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless;...
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A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden...
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The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about...
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Thatcher Stole My Trousers
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'Enlightening ...Funny, smart, original and provocative ...It is hard to imagine the stalwarts of Mock the Week recognising the Druze militia leader Walid Jumblatt in ...
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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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The Mistress of Mayfair: Men, Money...
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The plot could have been inspired by Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies, but unlike Waugh's novel - which parodies the era of the 'Bright Young Things' - The Mistress of...
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Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul...
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Revolution: A History of England...
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The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with a famous victory. In it, Ackroyd takes...
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The Joy of Quiz
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'An absolute must-read for anyone who loves quizzes ...I loved it!' Richard Osman A jaunty journey into the world of the quiz, from the question editor of BBC2's Only...
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale...
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How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across...
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Born in the GDR: Living in the Shadow...
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The real life stories of eight East Germans caught up in the dramatic transition from Communism to Capitalism by the fall of the Berlin Wall - and what they feel...
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The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to...
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Brian Copenhaver
 
'...as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an...
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An Empire on the Edge: How Britain...
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Tells the story of the last three years of mutual embitterment that preceded the outbreak of America's war for independence in 1775. This book also looks at the Boston Tea...
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The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold...
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The most important assassination case in Cold War history
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Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's...
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As a young student, internationally renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong'o found his voice as a playwright, journalist and novelist, writing his first, pivotal works just as the countries of East...
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The History and Uncertain Future of...
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The future of handwriting is anything but certain. Its history, however, shows how much it has affected culture and civilization for millennia.
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