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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari
The bestselling phenomenon returns with 21 bite-sized lessons to help us understand our troubled times.
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Journalism
Journalism Joe Sacco
Shortlisted in the 2012 Angoulême Official Selection, a collection of comics journalism spanning conflict zones across the globe, from the inimitable Joe Sacco
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The Long Weekend
The Long Weekend Adrian Tinniswood
The Sunday Times bestseller - a beautifully illustrated, evocative history of the English country house in the 20s and 30s
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A Walk in the Park
A Walk in the Park Travis Elborough
Take a brilliantly entertaining walk through the history of the park with ‘one of Britain’s finest pop cultural historians’ (Guardian)
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Queens of the Conquest
Queens of the Conquest Alison Weir
Full of passion and betrayal, murder and war, the first volume of an epic new series from bestselling historian Alison Weir, bringing five of England's medieval queens to life.
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Pale Rider
Pale Rider Laura Spinney
Tells the devastating story of the Spanish flu - the twentieth century's greatest killer.
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Ghosts of the Tsunami
Ghosts of the Tsunami Richard Lloyd Parry
Richard LLoyd Parry uncovers the immediate aftermath and long-term effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which resulted in the loss of 18,500 souls.
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Brit(ish)
Brit(ish) Afua Hirsch
The Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race in Britain today – and calls for urgent change
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Animals Strike Curious Poses
Animals Strike Curious Poses Elena Passarello
‘It might be the best book on animals I have ever read. It’s also the only one that made me laugh out loud.’ Helen Macdonald, author of His for Hawk
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Vietnam Larry Burrows
The definitive work of the Vietnam War by one of the greatest photojournalists of all.
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Too Close To The Sun
Too Close To The Sun Sara Wheeler
A brilliant new biography by the acclaimed author of CHERRY and TERRA INCOGNITA.
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Vietnam Requiem
One of the most powerful documents of the war in South-east Asia that has ever been published.
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The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire Piers Brendon
A brilliant, definitive and unique account of the eclipse of the British Empire.
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Rome Or Death
Rome Or Death Daniel Pick
Captivating micro-history / micro-biography of General Garibaldi and his thwarted attempt to divert the fetid Tiber from Rome.
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Archibald Wavell
Archibald Wavell Adrian Fort
Biography Archibald Wavell – man of letters, Field-Marshal, Viceroy. A key figure in military and political operations from the Boer to the Second World War.
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The Empire Stops Here
The Empire Stops Here Philip Parker
A magnificent, groundbreaking mixture of travel and history, about the full extent of the Roman Empire - where it reached, and what is left
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Safe Area Gorazde
Safe Area Gorazde Joe Sacco
The first UK publication of Joe Sacco’s classic, groundbreaking work of comics journalism with a foreword by Christopher Hitchens.
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The Broken Word
The Broken Word Adam Foulds
An extremely original, off-beat love-story about a computer game that doesn’t exist.
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Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi Jung Chang
From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story, the extraordinary story of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into the modern age
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Israel is Real
Israel is Real Rich Cohen
A startlingly fresh, superbly written account of Israel’s history – by one of the best young non-fiction writers in the US.
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The Almost Nearly Perfect People
The Almost Nearly Perfect People Michael Booth
'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers
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Voodoo Histories
Voodoo Histories David Aaronovitch
A stinging assault on the shocking, dotty and sinister world of modern conspiracy theories by the award-winning journalist David Aaronovitch.
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David Astor
David Astor Jeremy Lewis
An exceptional biography of that rarest of creatures – a really good man
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