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Worktown: The Astonishing Story of ...
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David Hall
 
The astonishing story of the 1930s project that gave birth to Mass Observation
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Private Lives of the Saints: Power,...
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Re-evaluating the role of the saints, taking them from their heavenly status to the human level, and examining their desire for adulation, power, wealth and legacy, the author offers a...
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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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Living on the Home Front
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Megan Westley
 
What was life really like in Britain during the Second World War? Megan Westley finds out.
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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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Why the West Rules for Now: The...
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Ian Morris
 
Why does the West rule? This title answers this provocative question, drawing on 15,000 years of history and archaeology, and the methods of social science.
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Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty...
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Sarah Wise
 
Uncovers twelve shocking stories, untold for over a century and reveals the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed...
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Shapely Ankle Preferr'd: A History of...
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Francesca Beauman
 
Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online. But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been...
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The West End Front
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Matthew Sweet
 
The story of the spies, con-artists, deposed royals and exiled politicians who filled London's grand hotels during World War II.
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Birds and People
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Mark Cocker; David Tipling
 
There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. This title describes and maps the entire spectrum of...
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London Street Photography 1860-2010
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Mike Seaborne
 
Street photography thrives in London today. It documents the movement, diversity and seeming incoherence of the most multicultural city in the world. Its defining characteristic is the keen eye of...
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The Great Leader and the Fighter...
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Blaine Harden
 
The bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 tells one man's astonishing story, set against the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state: North Korea
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City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
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P. D. Smith
 
This remarkable history of urban culture worldwide, from the first city builders 7000 years ago, to today's sprawling megacities, using the form of a popular guidebook to get to the...
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The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of...
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Roman Krznaric
 
Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, the author explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've...
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Beauty, Sex and Power: A Story of...
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Brett Dolman
 
Showcases familiar and little-known paintings from The Royal Collection and other public and private houses across the country
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The Smile Revolution: In Eighteenth...
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Colin Jones
 
The story of how we learned to smile. A unique and untold story about a facial expression at the heart of modern western civilization.
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