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  • The Club by Leo Damrosch
    The Club (English, Hardback)

    Prize-winning biographer Leo Damrosch tells the story of "the Club," a group of extraordinary writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered weekly at a London tavern

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  • Queen Anne by Anne Somerset
    Queen Anne (English, Paperback)

    Her personal life riven by passion, illness and intrigue, Queen Anne presided over some of the most momentous events in British history. Like Antonia Fraser's life of Marie Antoinette or Amanda Foreman's `The Duchess', `Queen Anne' is historical biography at its best.

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  • The Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
    The Black Jacobins (English, Paperback)

    In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves.

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  • The Bookshop of the World by Andrew Pettegree
    The Bookshop of the World (English, Hardback)

    The untold story of how the Dutch conquered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles

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  • Nicholas Hilliard by Elizabeth Goldring
    Nicholas Hilliard (English, Hardback)

    This illustrated biography follows Nicholas Hilliard's long and remarkable life (c. 1547?1619) from the West Country to the heart of the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts. It showcases new archival research and stunning images, many reproduced in color for the first time. Hilliard's portraits?some no larger than a watch-face?have decisively shaped perceptions of the appearances and personalities of...

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

    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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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback)

    During a Biblical seven years in the middle of the nineteenth century, fully a quarter of Ireland’s citizens either perished from starvation or emigrated in what came to be known as Gorta Mór, the Great Hunger. Waves of hungry peasants fled across the Atlantic to the United States, with so many dying en route that it was said, "you could walk dry shod to America on their bodies." In this...

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (English, Paperback)

    `A riveting account of the pre-First World War years . . . The Age of Decadence is an enormously impressive and enjoyable read.' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times...

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  • French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of A - From the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution by Katharine Baetjer
    French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of A - From the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution (English, Hardback)

    This authoritative book surveys the remarkable collection of 18th-century French paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the context of the institutions that governed the visual arts in the 1700s?the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture, the Académie de France à Rome, and the Paris Salon. The works catalogued feature stunning examples by leading painters of the period, including...

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  • Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
    Benjamin Franklin (English, Paperback)

    Rescuing Franklin from the cliche of the genial codger, the bestselling author of KISSINGER celebrates the most advanced and earthy of the founding fathers in a riveting biography that brings Benjamin Franklin to life.

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  • Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by Ian F. W. Beckett
    Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana (English, Hardback)

    The story of Isandlwana, the battle that shocked the British empire at its zenith, and Rorke's Drift, which immediately followed it and went some way to restoring wounded British pride: how they were fought, how they have been remembered, and what they mean for us today.

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  • Yoga Body by Mark Singleton
    Yoga Body (English, Paperback)

    Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world--practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls--that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the current yoga boom happen? And is it really rooted in ancient Indian practices, as many of its adherents claim?...

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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England (English, Paperback)

    And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague?In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical new approach turns our entire understanding of history upside down. History is not just something to be studied; The result is perhaps the most astonishing history book you are ever likely to read;

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  • The Scottish Nation by T. M. Devine
    The Scottish Nation (English, Paperback)

    Provides a key focus for the ongoing debate regarding Scotland's future. This book is drawn from research and exploring everything from the high politics of the devolved parliament to the everyday effects of huge and growing levels of social inequality. It features debates on the possibilities of Scottish independence.

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  • Orphans of Empire by Helen Berry
    Orphans of Empire (English, Hardback)

    The fascinating story of what happened to the orphaned and abandoned children of the London Foundling Hospital, and the consequences of Georgian philanthropy. From serving Britain's growing global empire in the Royal Navy, to the suffering of child workers in the Industrial Revolution, the Foundling Hospital was no simple act of charity.

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  • Palaces of Pleasure by Lee Jackson
    Palaces of Pleasure (English, Hardback)

    A lively account of the rise of the Victorian entertainment industry and popular recreation in nineteenth-century Britain

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  • A Short History of Parliament by Clyve Jones
    A Short History of Parliament (English, Paperback)

    A comprehensive history of parliament in the British Isles from the earliest times, covering all aspects of parliament as an institution.

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  • The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow
    The Lunar Men (English, Paperback)

    Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s.

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  • Bradshaw's Handbook
    Bradshaw's Handbook (English, Hardback)

    Offers a snapshot of Britain in the 1860s. This is a facsimile of the actual book, often referred to as "Bradshaw's Guide", that inspired the "Great British Railway Journeys" television series, and is possibly the only surviving example of the 1863 edition.

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