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England's Lane

Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each ...

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The Devonshires: The Story of a Family and a Nation

The story of the Devonshires is the story of Britain. William Cavendish, the father of the first Earl, dissolved monasteries ...

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The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India

From leadership seminars in fancy hotels to medieval figures walking from town to town looking for work in small town ...

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Religion for Atheists

Alain de Botton's new book argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet ...

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A Perfectly Good Man

When 20-year-old Lenny Barnes, paralysed in a rugby accident, commits suicide in the presence of Barnaby Johnson, the much-loved priest ...

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Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang

Harriet Sergeant's three year friendship with a teenage gang, and in particular the gang leader, Tuggy Tug began when she ...

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