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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman
    Unhinged (Hardback) Omarosa Manigault Newman

    The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides a jaw-dropping look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration.

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  • Those Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton
    Those Wild Wyndhams (Paperback) Claudia Renton

    Winner of the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2014 A rich historical biography of `those wild Wyndhams' - three cultured aristocratic sisters born into great privilege in late Victorian Britain.

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  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
    Alexander Hamilton (English, Paperback) Ron Chernow

    A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!...

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  • A Spitfire Girl by Mary Ellis
    A Spitfire Girl (English, Hardback) Mary Ellis, Melody Foreman

    Mary Ellis was one of the first pilots and one of only three women to take the controls of the new Meteor fast jet.

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  • Henry I (Penguin Monarchs) by Edmund King
    Henry I (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Hardback) Edmund King

    The youngest of William the Conqueror's sons, Henry I (1100-35) was never meant to be king, but he was destined to become one of the greatest of all medieval monarchs, both through his own ruthlessness and intelligence and through the dynastic legacy of his daughter Matilda, who began the Plantagenet line that would rule England until 1485. A self-consciously diligent and thoughtful king, his...

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  • The Medici by Paul Strathern
    The Medici (Paperback) Paul Strathern

    A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to GalileoAgainst the background of an age which saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition.

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  • First Man In by Ant Middleton
    First Man In (English, Hardback) Ant Middleton

    NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life.

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  • Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs) by Tom Holland
    Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs) (English, Paperback) Tom Holland

    The formation of England happened against the odds?the division of the country into rival kingdoms, the assaults of the Vikings, the precarious position of the island on the edge of the known world. But King Alfred ensured the survival of Wessex, his son Eadweard expanded it, and his grandson Æthelstan finally united Mercia and Wessex, conquered Northumbria and became Rex totius Britanniae. Tom...

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  • Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer by Alastair Panton
    Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer (Paperback) Alastair Panton

    'DESERVES TO JOIN REACH FOR THE SKY AND THE LAST ENEMY AS ONE OF THE GREAT RAF BOOKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR' - ANDREW ROBERTS...

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  • The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister by Anne Lister
    The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister (English, Paperback) Anne Lister

    The diary of a remarkable woman who lived life on her terms in Regency Yorkshire. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist - and lesbian.

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  • AEthelflaed by Tim Clarkson
    AEthelflaed (Paperback) Tim Clarkson

    Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia (English Midlands). The book examines her important place in history as the only woman who ruled one of the major powers of Dark Age Britain.

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  • My Heart is My Own by John Guy
    My Heart is My Own (Paperback) John Guy

    A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today.

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  • Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored by Guy Gibson
    Enemy Coast Ahead Uncensored (English, Paperback) Guy Gibson

    First published in 1944, Enemy Coast Ahead combines Guy Gibson's RAF career, including the famous Dambuster raid which he himself led, with the inside story of life in RAF Bomber Command and is still a riveting read for the immediacy and vibrancy of its writing. And yet, what has not been widely known is that the published edition of Enemy Coast Ahead was carefully cut by wartime censors. Now,...

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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (Paperback) David Crook, Richard Overy

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts, The Battle of Britain, seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron.

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  • The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
    The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela (English, Hardback) Nelson Mandela

    “Madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. Firm ground amidst swirling currents.” — Barack Obama...

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  • Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account by Miklos Nyiszli
    Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account (English, Paperback) Miklos Nyiszli

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Hungarian Jew and a medical doctor, Dr Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform scientific research on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous Angel of Death: Dr Josef Mengele.

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leonardo Da Vinci (Hardback) Walter Isaacson

    The author of the internationally-acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobsdelivers an engrossing biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's most creative genius. The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of GBP341 million.

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  • We Dared to Win by Hannes Wessels
    We Dared to Win (English, Hardback) Hannes Wessels, Andre Scheepers

    Action-packed account of a member of the celebrated Rhodesian SAS, who fought with incredible tenacity and ingenuity against overwhelming odds in the Rhodesian Bush War of the 1970s.

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  • The Perfect King by Ian Mortimer
    The Perfect King (Paperback) Ian Mortimer

    From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England.

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