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  • Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Between The World And Me (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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  • 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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  • In Pursuit of Civility by Keith Thomas
    In Pursuit of Civility (English, Hardback) Keith Thomas

    What did it mean to be `civilized' in Early Modern England? ...

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  • Venice by Jan Morris
    Venice (Paperback) Jan Morris

    Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past.

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  • Jambusters by Julie Summers
    Jambusters (Paperback) Julie Summers

    Published to coincide with the release of a major ITV drama series HOME FIRES, inspired by the book

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  • Letters to the Midwife by Jennifer Worth
    Letters to the Midwife (Paperback) Jennifer Worth

    Jennifer Worth's bestselling books not only inspired the BBC's CALL THE MIDWIFE, but also a deluge of letters as readers shared their own stories. Also includes previously unpublished photos and journal entries by Jennifer, along with a foreword by Miranda Hart and an introduction by the Worth family.

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  • Shepherds' Huts & Living Vans by David Morris
    Shepherds' Huts & Living Vans (English, Paperback) David Morris

    The first book on this increasingly popular, superbly adaptable mobile rooms. Includes 140 full-colour images with informative captions to guide both the interested reader and shepherds' hut renovator.

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  • Grime Kids by DJ Target
    Grime Kids (English, Hardback) DJ Target

    An explosive insider account of grime, from subculture to international phenomenon.

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  • Facing East from Indian Country by Daniel K. Richter
    Facing East from Indian Country (English, Paperback) Daniel K. Richter

    After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. In this book, Daniel K. Richter keeps Native people centre-stage throughout the story of the origins of the United States.

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  • The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
    The Radium Girls (Paperback) Kate Moore

    First-ever account of the American women from the roaring 1920s who were poisoned by the paint they worked with, and courageously fought for justice.

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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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  • Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
    Living a Feminist Life (English, Paperback) Sara Ahmed

    Showing how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist, Sara Ahmed highlights the ties between feminist theory and living a life that sustains it by building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship and discussing the figure of the feminist killjoy.

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  • Municipal Dreams by John Boughton
    Municipal Dreams (English, Hardback) John Boughton

    A narrative history of council housing - from slums to Grenfell Tower

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  • Archives of the Valuation Office by Frances McGee
    Archives of the Valuation Office (English, Hardback) Frances McGee

    Between 1830 and 1864 every piece of property in Ireland was valued, from houses on tiny plots of land to the great landed estates. The work of valuation created a large volume of archives that recorded the occupiers of land and houses as well as details of the location, extent and quality of their property. The valuation archives date from a period when few sources cover the whole country and are...

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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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  • Blue by Michel Pastoureau
    Blue (English, Hardback) Michel Pastoureau

    A beautifully illustrated visual and cultural history of the color blue throughout the ages...

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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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  • The Housekeeper's Tale by Tessa Boase
    The Housekeeper's Tale (English, Paperback) Tessa Boase

    Revelatory, gripping and unexpectedly poignant, The Housekeeper' s Tale champions the invisible women who ran the English country house.

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  • Notes from the Cevennes by Adam Thorpe
    Notes from the Cevennes (English, Hardback) Adam Thorpe

    A charming look at the history, landscape, and people of rural France, told through the eyes of a Parisian-born Englishman, writer, and poet.

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