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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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  • Jambusters by Julie Summers
    Jambusters (English, 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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  • 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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  • The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
    The Soul of America (English, Hardback) Jon Meacham

    Shows readers moments throughout the nation's history, including the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movements, to guide them in understanding American politics today.

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  • The Book of Christmas by Christopher Winn
    The Book of Christmas (English, Hardback) Christopher Winn

    A charming gift book that unravels the origins behind the weird and wonderful Christmas traditions from around the world.

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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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  • I Saw Eternity the Other Night by Timothy Day
    I Saw Eternity the Other Night (English, Hardback) Timothy Day

    The sound of the choir of King's College, Cambridge - its voices perfectly blended, its emotions restrained, its impact sublime - has become famous all over the world, and for many, the distillation of a particular kind of Englishness. This is especially so at Christmas time, with the broadcast of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, whose centenary is celebrated this year. How did this small...

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  • How the Girl Guides Won the War by Janie Hampton
    How the Girl Guides Won the War (Paperback) Janie Hampton

    A completely original history of one of the most extraordinary movements in the world - the Girl Guides - and how they helped win the war.

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  • Living with Buildings by Iain Sinclair
    Living with Buildings (English, 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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  • Betrumped by Edward Allhusen
    Betrumped (English, Hardback) Edward Allhusen

    The story of over three thousand words that today are forgotten, unfamiliar and increasingly rare. A funny and fascinating window on the rich history of the English language.

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  • A Christmas Cornucopia by Mark Forsyth
    A Christmas Cornucopia (English, Hardback) Mark Forsyth

    For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means "Go away, Christ." Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on March 28?and only moved to December 25 in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was...

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  • A Force Like No Other by Colin Breen
    A Force Like No Other (English, Paperback) Colin Breen

    Covering all aspects of police work, from handling informants, conducting interviews with notorious criminals, to dealing with the aftermath of tragic bombings, this is the real story of the RUC.

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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....

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  • The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
    The Age of Decadence (English, 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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  • Black and British by David Olusoga
    Black and British (English, Paperback) David Olusoga

    A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars.

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

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • Tavistock Institute by Daniel Estulin
    Tavistock Institute (English, Paperback) Daniel Estulin

    The real story behind the Tavistock Institute and its network, from a popular conspiracy expert...

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  • Black Britain by Paul Gilroy
    Black Britain (English, Paperback) Paul Gilroy

    People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Professor Paul Gilroy has assembled a living visual history of their social life in the modern British Isles. Published in association with Getty Images,this volume faeture 321 b&w photographs, commentary by Paul Gilroy and a preface from Professor Stuart Hall.

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