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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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  • 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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  • Oscar by Matthew Sturgis
    Oscar (Hardback) Matthew Sturgis

    The first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years is the most complete telling of his life and times to date.

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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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  • 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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  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
    The Autobiography of Malcolm X (English, Paperback) Malcolm X

    The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population

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  • Richard III by Matthew Lewis
    Richard III (Hardback) Matthew Lewis

    A definitive new biography of one of British history's most controversial figures, that seeks to bring peace to Richard III's reputation.

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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
    The Stepney Doorstep Society (English, Hardback) Kate Thompson

    The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars. _____________ Minksy, Gladys, Beatty, Joan, Girl Walker. While the men were at war, these women ruled the streets of the East End. Brought up with firm hand in the steaming slums and teeming tenements, they struggled against poverty to survive, and fought for their community in...

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  • An Eastern Calling
    An Eastern Calling (English, Paperback)

    George Windsor Earl (1813-1865) was one of that great band of young British men who adventured far to the East in the early 19th century to forge careers, make fortunes and help build the Empire. An Eastern Calling is the first major biography of him and has been extensively researched and includes material from the family archives.

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  • Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts
    Napoleon the Great (English, Paperback) Andrew Roberts

    Presents the biography of Napoleon who lived one of the extraordinary of all human lives. This book shows how after seizing power in a coup d'etat he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the Revolution had descended.

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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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  • 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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  • Alastair Campbell Diaries: Volume 7 by Alastair Campbell
    Alastair Campbell Diaries: Volume 7 (Hardback) Alastair Campbell

    Eagerly anticipated seventh volume from the man at the epicentre of power in the Blair and Brown governments. The next instalment in the best-selling and critically acclaimed series of diaries from Tony Blair's press secretary.

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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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  • Damaged Goods by Oliver Shah
    Damaged Goods (Hardback) Oliver Shah

    LONGLISTED FOR FT & MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD...

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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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  • Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen by Margaret C. Jones
    Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen (English, Hardback) Margaret C. Jones

    A lively and illuminating biography of 'England's founding mother'.

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  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
    I Am Malala (English, Paperback) Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

    The bestselling memoir of NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the school girl who stood up to the Taliban. I AM MALALA inspired the BAFTA-nominated film HE NAMED ME MALALA, directed by Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim.

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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 Anatomy of Riches by Spike Bucklow
    The Anatomy of Riches (English, Hardback) Spike Bucklow

    The Anatomy of Riches tells the story of one family's long rise from rags to riches, and their rapid reversal of fortune. It focuses on the life of Sir Robert Paston, who experienced the family's fall from grace at a time of momentous change, the beginning of the modern world.

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