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The Lower River

Ellis Hock never believed he would ever return to Africa - to his isolated village where he was happiest. He ...

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Sorry! The English and Their Manners

Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners - holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no ...

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The Mara Crossing

In ninety richly varied poems and illuminating prose interludes, Ruth Padel's original new book weaves science, myth, wild nature and ...

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The Elizabethans

Life in Elizabethan England could be very harsh. Plague swept the land. And the poor received little assistance from the ...

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My Policeman

From the moment Marion first lays eyes on Tom - her best friend's big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed - she ...

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The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began

Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript ...

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