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Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain 1974-1979

In the mid-1970s, Britain's fortunes seemed to have reached their lowest point since the Blitz. As inflation rocketed, the pound ...

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Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait: The History and Mystery of

The Arnolfini portrait, painted by Jan van Eyck in 1434, is one of the world's most famous paintings. It intrigues ...

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Falling Upwards tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take ...

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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

Nowadays we believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicise ...

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PG Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

One of the most popular writers of the twentieth century, P. G. Wodehouse always shied away from the idea of ...

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and physical as she traces the evolution of her fascination ...

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