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The Richard Burton Diaries

In his personal diaries Richard Burton is a man quite different from the one we familiarly 'know' as acclaimed actor, ...

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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang

Harriet Sergeant's three year friendship with a teenage gang, and in particular the gang leader, Tuggy Tug began when she ...

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A Perfectly Good Man

When 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, commits suicide in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest ...

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Back From the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11

In the summer of late 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall causing a run on the bank — ...

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The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India

From leadership seminars in fancy hotels to medieval figures walking from town to town looking for work in small town ...

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan

In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and ...

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