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Empire of Things: How We Became a...
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Frank Trentmann
 
What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers, and even public services...
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The Bitter Taste of Victory: In the...
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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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The Button Box: Lifting the Lid on...
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Lynn Knight
 
Traces the story of women at home and in work from pre-First World War domesticity, through the first clerical girls in silk blouses, to the delights of beading and glamour...
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In the Family Way: Illegitimacy...
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Jane Robinson
 
Only a generation or two ago, illegitimacy was one of the most shameful things that could happen in a family. This book reveals the secrets kept for entire lifetimes: long-silent...
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The Invitation-Only Zone: The...
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Robert S. Boynton
 
The extraordinary, true story of the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens, kept for decades in 'invitation only zones', and indoctrinated by Kim Jong Il's secret police.
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Another Little Piece of My Heart: My...
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Richard Goldstein
 
In 1961, Richard Goldstein saw Bob Dylan perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall. Rock music was in its infancy, and revolution was in the air. Criticism of the...
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The Women's Land Army
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Vita Sackville-West
 
This is the record of the Women's Land Army since its inception in September 1939, down to 1944. Following on from the success of The Hurricane Story by Paul...
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Cake: A Slice of History
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Alysa Levene
 
The short, surprising history of our favourite bakes.
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Stalin's Music Prize: Soviet Culture...
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Marina Frolova-Walker
 
Marina Frolova-Walker's fascinating history takes a new look at musical life in Stalin's Soviet Union. The author focuses on the musicians and composers who received...
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Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin...
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Olivia Williams
 
A colourful and fascinating history of our favourite spirit told through the life and times of our capital city.
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Londoners: The Days and Nights of...
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Craig Taylor
 
An extraordinary group portrait of London today: a book as rich, dynamic, lively, and diverse as the city itself.
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The Great British Dream Factory: The...
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Dominic Sandbrook
 
Britain's empire has gone. Our manufacturing base is a shadow of its former self; the Royal Navy has been reduced to a skeleton. In military, diplomatic and economic terms, we...
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The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to...
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Brian Copenhaver
 
Offers stories that feature forms of magic and possession - from Moses battling with Pharaoh's wizards to the supernatural actions of Jesus and his disciples. This book is filled with...
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Weatherland: Writers and Artists ...
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Alexandra Harris
 
The story of English culture over a thousand years can be told as the story of changing ideas about the weather. Writers and artists across the centuries, looking up at...
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City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and ...
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Ramita Navai
 
Winner of the DEBUT POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015 A searing, energetic portrait of life in modern Tehran - 'deeply researched yet as exciting as a novel'...
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Electric Shock: From the Gramophone ...
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Peter Doggett
 
From the beginning of recording, when a musical performance could be preserved for the first time, to the digital age, when all of recorded music is only a mouse-click away;...
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