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  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Between The World And Me (English, Paperback) Ta-Nehisi Coates

    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment (the abolition of slavery), the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one. It is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and...

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  • The National Trust Book of Scones by Sarah Clelland
    The National Trust Book of Scones (English, Hardback) Sarah Clelland

    Sarah Cleland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust.

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  • Call The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
    Call The Midwife (English, Paperback) Jennifer Worth

    A fascinating slice of social history - Jennifer Worth's tales of being a midwife in 1950s London, now a major BBC TV series.

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  • Underground by Will Hunt
    Underground (English, Hardback) Will Hunt

    For fans of quirky, obsessive narrative histories, such as Confederates in the Attic and How Things Work, Underground explores the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the subterranean landscape and in the process reengineers our relationship with the worlds beneath our feet.

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  • Embroidered Stories by Helen Wyld
    Embroidered Stories (English, Paperback) Helen Wyld

    Showcases samplers which will be exhibited at the National Museum of Scotland 26 October 2018 to 21 April 2019. Dating from the early 18th to the late 19th century, these embroidered pictures hold a wealth of information and are a record of two centuries of Scottish social history.

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

    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 our country's darkest hours....

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  • The Islandman by Tomas O'Crohan
    The Islandman (Multiple languages, Paperback) Tomas O'Crohan

    Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1856 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world.

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  • The Immortal Yew by Tony Hall
    The Immortal Yew (English, Hardback) Tony Hall

    In The Immortal Yew author Tony Hall takes the reader on a fascinating journey to the ancient yew trees of Britain and Ireland, exploring their mythology and folklore.

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  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the World by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
    The Oxford Illustrated History of the World (English, Hardback) Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    The Oxford Illustrated History of the World is the story of humanity itself, from earliest times to the present day, and the changes-good and bad-which have shaped our world.

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  • Fashion History by Linda Welters
    Fashion History (English, Paperback) Linda Welters, Abby Lillethun

    Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout history, this groundbreaking book explores the geographic places and historical spaces that have been largely neglected by contemporary fashion studies, bringing them together for the first time....

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

    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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  • Cuisine and Culture by Linda Civitello
    Cuisine and Culture (English, Paperback) Linda Civitello

    Cuisine and Culture, Third Edition presents a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic approach to understanding how and why major historical events have affected and defined the culinary traditions in different societies.

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  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic by Owen Davies
    The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (English, Hardback) Owen Davies

    The 4000-year story of witchcraft and magic - from the ancient world to Harry Potter... and beyond...

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  • Stasiland by Anna Funder
    Stasiland (English, Paperback) Anna Funder

    A stylish reissue of the bestselling contemporary classic, winner of the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize.

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  • The Shakespeare Cookbook by Andrew Dalby
    The Shakespeare Cookbook (English, Paperback) Andrew Dalby, Maureen Dalby

    An illustrated cookbook that reveals what people were really eating in Shakespeare's time, featuring 42 original menus and recipes from 16th and 17th century cookbooks, alongside food-related quotes from Shakespeare's canon. The contents include such titles as 'Save me a piece of marchpane!' "Romeo & Juliet", 'Where the wild thyme blows' "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and 'I am a great eater of beef'...

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  • Photography: A Cultural History 4th Edition by Mary Warner Marien
    Photography: A Cultural History 4th Edition (English, Paperback) Mary Warner Marien

    The fourth edition of this comprehensive survey of international photography has been thoroughly revised and updated, including a detailed study of the history of Chinese photography, new material on European Worker photography during the 1920s and 30s, and portraits of Conceptual artist Ed Ruscha and the German photographer August Sander.

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  • Portrait of a Woman in Silk by Zara Anishanslin
    Portrait of a Woman in Silk (English, Paperback) Zara Anishanslin

    Through the story of a portrait of a woman in a silk dress, historian Zara Anishanslin embarks on a fascinating journey, exploring and refining debates about the cultural history of the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world. While most scholarship on commodities focuses either on labor and production or on consumption and use, Anishanslin unifies both, examining the worlds of four identifiable...

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  • The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
    The Road to Wigan Pier (English, Paperback) George Orwell

    Deals with the working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, the Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time. This title includes descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, and more.

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  • A 1950s Housewife by Sheila Hardy
    A 1950s Housewife (English, Paperback) Sheila Hardy

    Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.

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  • The Maamtrasna Murders by Margaret Kelleher
    The Maamtrasna Murders (English, Paperback) Margaret Kelleher

    The Maamtrasna Murders provides a cultural history of the events and subsequent impact of the renowned Maamtrasna murders from the perspective of language change in late nineteenth-century Ireland. Uncovering archival materials not previously consulted, this work moves Maamtrasna's violation of human rights from a local to a global stage.

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