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The Book Of Tea
The Book Of Tea Kakuzo Okakura
This 1906 guide to the beauty of the tea ceremony is both a paean to the art of simplicity, and a wry critique of the West's view of Japan.
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Kidnapped
Kidnapped Olaudah Equiano
The searing autobiography of Olaudah Equiano - African slave, sailor and finally a free man - fuelled the eighteenth-century abolitionist movement.
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The Body Politic
The Body Politic Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Arguing that a state's political power should lie with its people, these pieces from The Social Contract inspired the French revolution.
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The Suffragettes
The Suffragettes Various
This is the story of the women who changed the world, told through speeches, pamphlets, posters, newspaper articles and letters.
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Of Street Piemen
Of Street Piemen Henry Mayhew
The matchless chronicler of Victorian Londoners observes everything from surprise pie-fillings to a balloon-ride over the city.
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