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Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the ...

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Ghana Must Go

This is the story of a family - of the simple, devastating ways in which families tear themselves apart, and ...

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A Possible Life

Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on ...

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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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Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

"I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison". (Eva Braun, 1945). Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were ...

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