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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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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Annawadi is a slum at the edge of Mumbai Airport, in the shadow of shining new luxury hotels. Its residents ...

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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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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

It was 1501. England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups and counter-coups. Henry VII had clambered ...

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