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Scott on Waterloo
Scott on Waterloo Walter Scott
As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, read Walter Scott's first hand accounts of his travels to the battlefield, in fascinating and bloody detail
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in America – discover his Narrative on the 150th anniversary of that event.
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The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London Adrian Tinniswood
On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London read this essential companion to the gripping story of one of London's worst disasters
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The Heart Of The World
The Heart Of The World Nik Cohn
A totally unique account of travelling the length of Broadway, brilliantly evoking both its magic and its darker side, from the author of Awopbopaloobop Awopbamboom.
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Lost Years
Lost Years Christopher Isherwood
'His writing soon becomes addictive as one self-disclosure follows another. What better recommendation for a diary could there be?' - The Times
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The Emigrants
The Emigrants W. G. Sebald
'Strange, beautiful and terribly moving' A.S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement
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Mythologies
Mythologies Roland Barthes
Beautiful reissue of this unique classic collection, featuring a newly translated essay not included in previous collections
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A Rose For Winter
A Rose For Winter Laurie Lee
'He writes like an angel, and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' SUNDAY TIMES
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The Invisible Writing
The Invisible Writing Arthur Koestler
'Perhaps the most remarkable autobiography since the confessions of Rousseau' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman
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Culture and Society
Culture and Society Raymond Williams
A ground-breaking work exploring how culture developed in the West. Relevant and readable more than fifty years after its first publication
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Kilvert's Diary
Kilvert's Diary Francis Kilvert
The abridged edition of Kilvert's diaries: an enthralling and delightful glimpse into Victorian country life.
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Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom Nik Cohn
'The definitive history of rock 'n' roll' Rolling Stone
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Little Wilson and Big God
Little Wilson and Big God Anthony Burgess
The first part of Anthony Burgess's two-volume autobiography
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Talleyrand
Talleyrand Duff Cooper
The definitive biography of Talleyrand by the inimitable Duff Cooper
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Grey Eminence
Grey Eminence Aldous Huxley
'A penetrating and vivid biography' Sunday Times
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Notes From the Blockade
Notes From the Blockade Lydia Ginzburg
Incredible story of struggle and survival during the siege of Lenningrad during the Second World War
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Bowen's Court & Seven Winters
Bowen's Court & Seven Winters Elizabeth Bowen
'Bowen had a genius for conveying the reader straight into the most powerful and complex regions of the heart. On that terrain, she was bold, empathetic and merciless' - New York Times
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The Sun King
The Sun King Nancy Mitford
Gossipy account of the art, affairs and poison paranoia at Louis XIV's Versailles' The Times
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Kathleen and Frank
Kathleen and Frank Christopher Isherwood
First published in 1971, this is a key book in Isherwood's career revealing as much about him as the parents he set out to portray.
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Lions and Shadows
Lions and Shadows Christopher Isherwood
Isherwood's evocative and sensitive account of childhood and youth in the 1920s.
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The Last Expedition
The Last Expedition R. F. Scott
Centenary of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole. This is 'the most gripping story of polar exploration ever written' Sir Ranulph Fiennes
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My Traitor's Heart
My Traitor's Heart Rian Malan
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A great masterpiece of South African writing – Rian Malan’s gripping and harrowing exploration of South Africa’s apartheid.
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