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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Living with Buildings by Iain Sinclair
    Living with Buildings (Hardback) Iain Sinclair

    'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... stories weave and unweave over the book's course, patterning thought into a complex built environment, at once disorientating and illuminating.' Robert Macfarlane...

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  • Medieval Pilgrimage by Nicholas Orme
    Medieval Pilgrimage (Paperback) Nicholas Orme

    Prolific historian Nicholas Orme returns with his latest South-West history title. Nicholas shares his knowledge of the history of medieval pilgrimage sites specific to the South-West of England.

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  • Vexy Thing by Imani Perry
    Vexy Thing (English, Paperback) Imani Perry

    Imani Perry recenters patriarchy to contemporary discussions of feminism through a social and literary analysis of cultural artifacts-ranging from nineteenth-century slavery court cases and historical vignettes to literature and contemporary art-from the Enlightenment to the present.

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (Hardback) Simon Heffer

    `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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  • The Phoney Victory by Peter Hitchens
    The Phoney Victory (English, Hardback) Peter Hitchens

    Peter Hitchens debunks the myths about Britain's role in `The Good War'

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  • The Boot Room Boys by Peter Hooton
    The Boot Room Boys (English, Hardback) Peter Hooton

    Lifelong Liverpool supporter and editor of legendary fanzine The End, Peter Hooton takes us back into that old storage room, where first Shankly, then in succession Paisley, Fagan and Dalglish drank tea, analysed, strategised, selected and deselected, and built the most successful British club in Europe in the 20th Century.

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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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  • Spellbound by Sophie Page
    Spellbound (English, Paperback) Sophie Page, Marina Wallace

    A unique look at how people have viewed magic and superstition, both historically and in the present day.

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  • Soho in the Eighties by Christopher Howse
    Soho in the Eighties (English, Hardback) Christopher Howse

    An insider's look at an essential moment in cultural history.

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  • How to Be a Good Husband
    How to Be a Good Husband (English, Hardback)

    The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written in the 1930s for the middle classes - one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains delightfully arcane and timelessly true advice: Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments.

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

    `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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  • The Cheese and the Worms by Carlo Ginzburg
    The Cheese and the Worms (English, Paperback) Carlo Ginzburg

    Menocchio's 500-year-old challenge to authority remains evocative and vital today.

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  • The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit by Elisabeth Galvin
    The Extraordinary Life of E Nesbit (English, Hardback) Elisabeth Galvin

    Discover the extraordinary life of the Edwardian children's author Edith Nesbit, which is every bit as colourful as her much-loved novels The Railway Children and Five Children and It.

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  • The European World 1500-1800 by Beat Kumin
    The European World 1500-1800 (English, Paperback) Beat Kumin

    The European World 1500-1800 provides a concise and authoritative textbook for the centuries between the Renaissance and the French Revolution. It presents early modern Europe not as a mere transition phase, but a dynamic period worth studying in its own right. Written by an experienced team of specialists, and derived from a successful undergraduate course, it offers a student-friendly...

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  • Medieval Europe by Chris Wickham
    Medieval Europe (English, Paperback) Chris Wickham

    A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages

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