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Catherine the Great

The daughter of an impoverished aristocrat, Catherine was married aged 16 to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne of ...

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What Are Universities For?

Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented ...

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Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city ...

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Visitation

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams - a summerhouse ...

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The New Few: Or a Very British Oligarchy

This was supposed to be the era when democracy came into its own, but instead power and wealth in Britain ...

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Dear Life

Moments of change, chance encounters, the twist of fate that leads a person to a new way of thinking or ...

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