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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution

Nowadays we believe that consenting adults have the freedom to do what they like with their own bodies. We publicise ...

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Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. Now All Roads Lead to France ...

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and physical as she traces the evolution of her fascination ...

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Two Brothers

Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. "Two brothers". United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany ...

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Back From the Brink: 1,000 Days at Number 11

In the summer of late 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall causing a run on the bank — ...

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Night of Triumph

On VE night, 1945, the then teenage princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were allowed to leave the palace incognito and join ...

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