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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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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the advert of the Web, everywhere you turn you are told that ...

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Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero

In 1938, the first superhero comic ever published, Action Comics #1, introduced the world to something both unprecedented and profoundly ...

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The Serpent's Promise: The Bible Retold as Science

The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve ...

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New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and their Families

In his essay on the Notebooks of Tennessee Williams, Colm Tóibín reveals an artist 'alone and deeply fearful and unusually ...

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