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NW

This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those ...

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The Gentry: Stories of the English

We may well be ‘a nation of shopkeepers’, but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, ...

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Sátántangó

In the darkening embers of a Communist utopia, life in a desolate Hungarian town has come to a virtual standstill. ...

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Running My Life

One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. ...

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Handsome Brute: The Story of a Ladykiller

Handsome Brute explores the facts of a once-renowned, now little-remembered British murder case, the killings of the charming, but deadly ...

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Visions of England

What does it mean to be English? For centuries, Englishness was synonymous with Britishness, informed first by the political dominance ...

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