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The Dream of the Celt

As The Dream of the Celt opens, it is the summer of 1916 and Roger Casement awaits the hangman in ...

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Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World, 1945-65

The collapse of Western colonial empires after the Second World War led to any number of vicious struggles for power ...

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The Examined Life

We are all storytellers - we make stories to make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to ...

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Orpheus: The Song of Life

A poetic work of history on the figure of Orpheus: his life and myth, and his representation and imagining from ...

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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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The House of Rumour

Larry Zagorski spins wild tales of fantasy worlds for pulp magazines. But as the Second World War hangs in the ...

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