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Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing

The middle sister in a famous artistic dynasty, Daphne du Maurier is one of the master storytellers of our time, ...

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Mr Churchill's Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer

In 1953, Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature. In fact, Churchill was a professional writer before he was ...

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Capital

Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last ...

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Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

A walker, a reader and a gazer, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is also a skilled talker whose impromptu kerbside exchanges with Harlem's ...

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Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe

We habitually think of the European past as the history of countries which exist today — France, Germany, Britain, Russia ...

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A Hologram for the King

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to ...

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