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

    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 Cleland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust.

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

    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 Reaper's Garden by Vincent Brown
    The Reaper's Garden (English, Paperback)

    What did people make of death in the world of Atlantic slavery? Brown asks this question about Jamaica. Popularly known as the grave of the Europeans, it was just as deadly for Africans and their descendants. Yet among the survivors, the dead remained both a vital presence and a social force.

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

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

    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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  • London Made Us by Robert Elms
    London Made Us (English, Hardback)

    A personal journey - part anecdotal, part impressionistic - through London's constantly shifting cityscape by BBC Radio London's Robert Elms

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

    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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  • Stasiland by Anna Funder
    Stasiland (English, Paperback)

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

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

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

    The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars....

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  • Pie and Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath
    Pie and Mash down the Roman Road (English, Paperback)

    This is the story of the Roman Road, an East End pie and mash shop and the lives and loves of the people who have worked and eaten there.

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  • Underground by Will Hunt
    Underground (English, Hardback)

    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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  • The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts by Antony Cummins
    The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts (English, Paperback)

    Martial Arts researcher Antony Cummins reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking hand-to-hand combat, which employed the sword, the spear, the axe and the shield. Illustrated with over 250 images, The Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts in effect represents the earliest combat manual in the world.

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  • Scotland and the Flemish People by Alexander Fleming
    Scotland and the Flemish People (English, Paperback)

    An accessible guide to one of the most significant groups of immigrants to shape the history of Scotland.

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

    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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  • 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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  • Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889 by Charles Booth
    Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889 (English, Sheet map)

    A century after the Industrial Revolution began, some Victorians finally began to confront the problems industrialisation and urbanisation had wrought. This title is suitable for genealogists, historians and all lovers of London's past.

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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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  • Moscow Rules by Keir Giles
    Moscow Rules (English, Paperback)

    Describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem alien in the West, but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Keir Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think will help the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.

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