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Landmarks
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Robert Macfarlane
 
Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. This is a guide...
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Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs,...
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Noel Malcolm
 
In the second half of the sixteenth century, most of the Christian states of Western Europe were on the defensive against a Muslim superpower - the Empire of the Ottoman...
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The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy...
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James Jinks; Peter Hennessy
 
'The Ministry of Defence does not comment upon submarine operations' is the standard response of officialdom to enquiries about the most secretive and mysterious of Britain's armed forces, the Royal...
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The Cultural Revolution: A People's...
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Acclaimed by the Daily Mail as 'definitive and harrowing' , this is the final volume of 'The People's Trilogy', begun by the Samuel Johnson prize-winning Mao's Great...
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Hands: What We Do with Them - and Why
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Darian Leader
 
The history of civilization is a history of what humans do with their hands. From early tools to machinery, from fists to knives to guns, from papyrus to QWERTY to...
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Queen: A Royal Celebration of the ...
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A. N. Wilson
 
From the author of the critically acclaimed Victoria comes a celebration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
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Rio De Janeiro: Extreme City
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Luiz Eduardo Soares
 
Tells the story of Rio De Janeiro through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and police, activists, politicians and struggling migrant workers, each with their own version of the...
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Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916
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Niall MacMonagle; Niall MacMonagle
 
Windharp: Niall MacMonagle's essential anthology of the last century of Irish poetry The Easter Rising of 1916 was a foundational moment of the independent Irish...
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The Evolution of Everything: How ...
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Matt Ridley
 
'If there is one dominant myth about the world, one huge mistake we all make ... it is that we all go around assuming the world is much more of...
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Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of...
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Damian Collins
 
The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.
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The House by the Lake
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Thomas Harding
 
Revealing the story of Germany through the inhabitants of one small wooden building: a nobleman farmer, a Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi...
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Eggs or Anarchy?: The Remarkable ...
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William Sitwell
 
Eggs or Anarchy is one of the great un-told stories of World War Two. Written by award-winning food writer and Masterchef critic William Sitwell.
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Fire in Babylon: How the West Indies...
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Simon Lister
 
The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn't always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would...
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Red: A Natural History of the Redhead
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Jacky Colliss Harvey
 
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A Passing Fury: Searching for Justice...
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A. T. Williams
 
Moving from the scripted trial of Goring, Hess and von Ribbentrop, to the makeshift courtrooms where 'minor' war criminals were prosecuted, this book tells the story of the extraordinary enterprise...
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East West Street: On the Origins of...
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Philippe Sands
 
A uniquely personal exploration of the origins of international law, centring on the Nuremberg Trials, the city of Lviv and a secret family history
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