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    Everyone dies. But some people die in bizarre ways. And for some reason, composers seem to be especially prone to such deaths. Falling Off A Clef describes some of those deaths, and the lives which the composers led.

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    The inside story of what really happened in the aftermath of the worst single day in banking history.

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    A critical reassessment of Enoch Powell's legacy, now in paperback.

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    Agent Storm is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale.

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    New edition of the bestselling biography of the England football legend.

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    Bringing together some of the very best literary interviews from Herbert Kretzmer's illustrious career.

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    A 21st century take on Dispatches, award-winning VICE News journalist Aris Roussinous tells the real stories behind life in a rebel army.

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    W. Sydney Robinson returns with this brilliant exploration of four Victorian eccentrics.

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    Rochester is a compelling portrait of a remarkable yet complex man and of a cultural golden age that often spilled over into depravity.

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    The thrilling account of Britain's most ingenious spy.

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    Richard Bradford's highly entertaining book looks at some of the closest and most complex friendships in literary history and examines the fallout on relationships and on literature itself.

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    The definitive biography of musical legend, Dusty Springfield.

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    A collection of over half a century's worth of love letters from the novelist Vladimir Nabokov to his beloved wife, Véra, revealing a new side to one of the 20th century's best-loved authors.

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    Published to celebrate the centenary of Lee's birth, this extraordinary volume reveals private pains and passions that have previously been unexplored.

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    The highly entertaining prequel to the author's bestselling Rifleman, King’s Cross Kid creates a charming close-up story of 1930s London through the eyes of a working-class boy delighting in every new experience.

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    The Crusades of Cesar Chavez reveals how this most unlikely American hero ignited one of the great social movements of our time.

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    The story of an 'accidental Prime Minister' and his post-war reforms.

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    A brilliant and varied consideration of one of Britain's best-loved poets, Dylan Thomas.

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    Henry-Sackville-West was driven to suicide after the death of his wife from cancer, but also by the failure of his claim to be the legitimate son of Lord Sackville and heir to Knole. The Disinherited reveals the secrets and lies at the heart of an English dynasty and unravels the parallel lives of Henri’s four illegitimate siblings.

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    The extraordinary story of one of Britain's best-loved authors, now in paperback.

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    Smile for the Camera is the devastating exposé of the man who was once Britain’s favourite politician, now revealed as a serial child abuser.

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    For many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader. Drawing on private documents, this acclaimed biography reappraises one of Britain's most influential and controversial politicians of the 1930s.

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    A triumphant story of a remarkable young woman's journey through the darkness of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda.

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    Roy Jenkins's career spans the full half-century from Attlee to Tony Blair, his biography is the story of an exceptionally well-filled and well-rounded life.

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    This compelling biography examines the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters up until their brutal murder.

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    Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an absorbing tale of addiction, lies and infidelity that asks the all-important question, did she kill him?

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    Original and enlightening, Censoring Queen Victoria is a major contribution to understanding the history of the British monarchy.

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    This book tells the story of this extraordinary friendship in Christo's words for the first time.

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    This is the account of Kim Philby that MI6 didn't want you to read.

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    So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flo...

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    An account of one the greatest political comebacks in history, told by senior White House correspondents.

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    The inside story of Edward Snowden, brought to you by award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding.

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    A secret Battle of Britain fought by imprisoned double-agent Arthur Owens

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    The first ever biography of the famed Wyndham sisters.

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    1 November 1914 in the seas off the Falkland Islands, the Battle of Coronel claimed 1660 lives, the worst British naval disaster for 100 years. This is the definitive biography of one of the British navy's forgotten heroes who died that day.

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    The incredible story of the lone female Jewish MP who stood up to apartheid.

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    A vivid and revealing exploration of the way in which myth, power and religion interact to produce the love-hate relationship between the Russian people and Vladimir Putin.

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    Witness the never-before-told account and terrible irony of the Ovitz family's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust.

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    A valuable portrait of Peter Hain's admirable, freedom-fighter parents.

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    The first publication in a century and a half: Having unleashed a torrent of dramatic wars for decades, Napoleon died on Elba in 1921. Five years later his contemporary Sir Walter Scott wrote a bri...

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    Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo affair, the notorious scandal that brought down a government.

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    Ideal accounts for the enthusiastic historian.

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    A regal gift for the traditionalists.

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    Captivating classics to keep you occupied this Christmas

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    The story of the man who became a music legend.

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    Fifty years on from President John F. Kennedy's assassination, claims continue to emerge that Lee Harvey Oswald may not have been a "one nut gunman". This book attempts to answer the big question: who really shot JFK?

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    Parkland is an extraordinarily exciting, precise and definitive narrative of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963 by bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi.

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    A touching memoir of growing up in "the loveliest castle in the world".

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    Clive Aslet's War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003, is a powerful story of those who died in war.

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    The Assassination of JFK: Minute by Minute is pure chronological narrative , giving a blow by blow account of the terrible events as they unfolded.

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    Updated edition of the authoritative single-volume biography of John F. Kennedy. Drawing upon first-hand sources and never-before-opened archives, prize-winning historian Robert Dallek reveals more than we ever knew about Jack Kennedy, forever changing the way we think about his life, his presidency and his legacy.

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    J. Robert Oppenheimer is among the most contentious and important figures of the twentieth century. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis to develop the first atomic bomb – a breakthrough which was to have eternal ramifications for mankind, and made Oppenheimer the 'father of the Bomb'.

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    This second volume of Philip Dwyer's outstanding biography sheds further fresh light on one of the great figures of modern history.

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    Marking the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, this compelling biography examines what really happened between Jack and Jackie in their last year together.

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    This fascinating examination into the incredible life of British Consul Roger Casement recounts the events that led to his execution in the 1900's.

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    An in-depth look at the strategy and tactics of the visionary commander who beat the United States in the Vietnam War.

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    The Everything Store is the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

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    Jonathan Aitken knew Margaret Thatcher for forty years. He was a member of her Cabinet and for much of the time a family friend. This book is the nearest anyone has got to date to getting under Margaret's Thatcher's skin

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    John F. Kennedy has sustained dazzling popularity even fifty years after his assassination. This book examines how such a positive impression of Kennedy has managed to survive long after his decease.

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    Ian Lloyd highlights how royal traditions have adapted over the years, with emphasis on the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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    Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, both experts in their field, use a wealth of new information, as well as the first ever examination of key primary documents, to provide a comprehensive and detailed portrait of the place, the time and the people of these extraordinary events in American history.

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    Churchill's Bomb is an original and controversial book which reveals a little-known side of Britain's great war-leader.

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    In this powerful, bestselling biography, John Campbell shows us a nation undergoing a social and psychological revolution and, at its centre, a man of vision and integrity whose legacy will shape British history for decades to come.

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    'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War ...'

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    Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. In this vivid biography Katherine Connelly charts Pankhurst's activism from her teens as a member of the Independent Labour Party, to her time as a leading suffragette before the First World War, through to her revolutionary socialist, anti-fascist and anti-imperialist campaigning in later years.

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    A compelling portrait of one of the most complex and popular of modern politicians.

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    The Last Viking is the life of a visionary and a showman, who brought the era of Shackleton to an end, put the newly independent Norway on the map and was the twentieth century’s brightest trailblazing explorer.

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    For those too young to remember the era of the Kennedys as much as for those who will never forget it, Grace and Power is the classic account of a historical moment that left an indelible mark on the last four decades.

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    All aboard for a tour of London's most formative age-the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed life expectancy and the expectation of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor.

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    David Lloyd George is widely regarded as one of the most effective British prime ministers of the twentieth century. A dynamic speaker and committed social reformer, he led Britain successfully through the devastation of World War I and had a powerful impact on international politics.

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    From acclaimed biographer A. N. Wilson, Hitler is a short, sharp, gripping account of one of the twentieth century’s most notorious figures

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    The shocking, poignant story of rejection, eviction and the fight for a home by award-winning journalist Katharine Quarmby.

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    This is a political biography of one of the 20th century’s most emblematic left-wing figures - Salvador Allende, who was president of Chile until he was ousted by General Pinochet in a US-supported coup in 1973.

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    Fresh, witty and accessible, this brilliant new book from Matthew Dennison gives a compelling assessment of Victoria’s mercurial character and her impact, written with the irony, flourish and insight that this Queen and her rule so richly deserve.

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    An intimate look into HRH Prince William, the man who will someday be king.

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    Paperback edition of the award-winning and massively acclaimed true story Britain’s first investigative journalist.

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    More than a biography, this extraordinary book visits Maeve Binchy in the land of her birth, and sets out to discover the emotional contours which define her as a writer and person.

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    A spectacular life brought to life by tales of history, war and intrigue

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    Definitive biography of one of the leading military reformers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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    JFK's Last Hundred Days is a gripping account of the last months of JFK's life that weaves together his public and private life and addresses the most tantalizing mystery of all - not who killed him but who he was when he was killed, and where he would have led his country and the world.

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    A major reinterpretation of Gandhi’s life, politics, religion and nation.

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    In this engaging reassessment, Douglas Hurd and Edward Young explore the paradoxes at the centre of Disraeli's 'two lives': a dandy and gambler on the one hand, a devoted servant and favourite Prime Minister of the Queen on the other.

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    A glorious tale of sex, wealth and decadence in the immediate post-war period.

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    Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya’s early c...

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    In her second biography, Anchee Min recounts the tragic events of her past, explores how they have made her who she is today and emphasises the significance of her daughter in this captivating journey.

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    In these pages, Peter Clarke follows Churchill's monumental quest to chronicle the English-Speaking Peoples - a quest that helped to define the enduring 'special relationship' between Britain and America.

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    The biography of Thomas Macauley, from child prodigy to elder statesman and historian.

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    As she watched her mother succumb to Alzheimer's and become unreachable, Elisa Segrave went through some old papers and discovered a cache of diaries that revealed a totally different person, living an extraordinary life.

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    The book shows us the personal side of MPs, getting into the minds of our elected representatives.

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    Updated since Chávez's death in March 2013, Comandante is the definitive account of Chávez's presidency, an authoritative chronicle of one of history's greatest leaders and his legacy.

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    In Andy Murray: Champion, Hodgkinson explains how Murray first emerged as a tennis player of true quality, and how his rivalry with his brother Jamie spurred him on. He looks at the close relationship Murray has with his mother, and the various coaches who have worked with him to assess their influence on his game.

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    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all...

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    On 2 June 1953, 27-year-old Princess Elizabeth of York was crowned Queen, the eyes of the world upon her as she dedicated herself to her country. It is fascinating to look back over the sixty years...

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    In this absorbing new biography Conservative MP Jesse Norman gives us Edmund Burke anew, vividly depicting his dazzling intellect, imagination and empathy against the rich tapestry of 18th century Europe.

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    Marshal Georgy Zhukov is the legendary general who helped to bring down the Nazi regime, was banished twice and was the only man who stood up to Stalin. Geoffrey Roberts presents the story of a tough man with a complicated but charming personality.

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    Less an anatomy of institutions and administrations than a searching biographical study of the outsize personalities who headed its operations and in consequence steered Israel's course since its foundation, this book is a landmark in the revelation of the inner workings and innermost desires of the Israeli nation-state.

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    From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new book that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life.

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    Robin Harris, for many years Margaret Thatcher's speechwriter, trusted adviser and the co-writer of two volumes of her autobiography, has written the defining book about this indomitable woman

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    This book charts the remarkable journey of Prince Henry, a seemingly ordinary young man with an extraordinary destiny.

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    A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign - in Afghanistan in the 1890s, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war.

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    This is the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher, published immediately following her funeral.

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    Sir Edward Grey was the longest continuous serving Foreign Secretary of his or any age. Edwardian Requiem is the remarkable portrait of a complex and enigmatic statesman who presided over the twilight of old Europe.

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    The gripping story of Private Bradley Manning, the soldier who is alleged to have leaked nearly half a million classified documents.

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    The riveting true story of a Jewish kid from the Bronx who became a mafia insider and physician to top NY Mafia dons such as John Gotti, Carlo Gambino, Paul Castellano and Joe Bonanno.

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    Thirty five years after his death, the real Elvis Presley through the eyes of those who knew him

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    The Second World War almost destroyed Stalin's Soviet Union. But victory over Nazi Germany provided the dictator with his great opportunity: to expand Soviet power way beyond the borders of the Soviet state.

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    The true story of the man who inspired John Le Carré’s most famous character, and an amazing life story of an author and spy.

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    Witness the never-before-told account and terrible irony of the Ovitz family's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust.

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    From the Number 1 bestselling author of WEDLOCK, the story of a man who tried to create the perfect wife. A true MAY FAIR LADY set in the Georgian era.

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    In 1942 the young soldier Arthur Dodd was taken prisoner by the German Army and transported to Oswiecim in Polish Upper Silesia. The Germans gave it another name, now synonymous with mankind’s darkest hours. They called it Auschwitz.

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    Novelist Robert Wiersema grew up with Bruce Springsteen's songs.His book tells the story of a man becoming a man and of the man and the music that have accompanied him on his journey.

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    The story of Gabriele D’Annunzio, poet, daredevil – and Fascist.

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    Setting new agendas for the study of this classic author, this volume provides a snapshot of more current scholarship on Tolstoy.

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    When Vladimir Putin, an unimportant, low-level KGB operative, was rushed to power by a group of Oligarchs in 1999, he was a man without a history. Within a few brief years, Putin had dismantled Rus...

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    In this intimate portrait, William Mann incisively tells the story of Barbra Streisand before she became the icon.

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    Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin altered the landscape of post-war British fiction and poetry. Here we see these two literary giants as never before.

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    Forrest undercuts the 'Great Man' theory of history to demonstrate that Napoleon was as much a product of his times as he was their creator.

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    Jennifer Kewley Draskau reveals the little-known story of William Christian of Ronaldsway and his shocking execution in a stimulating narrative that explores the traditions of the Isle of Man.

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    An authorised and comprehensive account of the Royal Mail, an institution that was long considered to be the best of its kind in the world.

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    Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. This revelatory new biography draws on thousands of Russian documents about Mao and other Chinese leaders that have not been seen before

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    The critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling new biography of John F. Kennedy, by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball.

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    The dramatic, poignant and revealing family biography of five generations of the Redgraves, one of the greatest acting dynasties of all time

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    The story of the man who arguably kick-started the British pop and rock scene and remains one of the most important and influential figures in British musical history

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    Strings Attached is the first telling of the fascinating life of a world-renowned musician and, equally, the story of a man and the making of his identity

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    In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take a seat in Parliament. This is her story.

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    The story of George Osborne's extraordinary ascent to power: a journey driven by luck, guile, resilience, risk-taking and searing ambition.

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    The first book to cover the entire life and career of flamboyant actor-director Dennis Hopper

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    Total Recall is the unbelievably true story of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life

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    Ed Miliband is perhaps the least understood political leader of modern times. This book reveals where he has come from and where he is going.

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    Twenty-eight years after his death, the nation still mourns and misses the ‘one with the glasses’. In Lost and Found Eric’s son, Gary Morecambe, gives the British public the opportunity to view a host of these hidden interview transcriptions and photos firsthand, and a rare insight into the man behind the legend.

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    This biography charts the career and legacy of David Steel, one of the most influential politicians of the second half of the twentieth century

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    Bestselling US author Joe McGinniss presents his controversial investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon.

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    Vassiliev’s research includes original documents and interviews in Arabic, Russian and French – allowing for a unique perspective of this seminal figure.

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    A sensitive, critical and above all insightful portrait of one of the leading political figures of our age.

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    A sequel to Brendon’s best-selling Eminent Edwardians, which has been in print ever since it was published nearly thirty years ago, Eminent Elizabethans is written in the same witty, ironic and irreverent style.

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    Essential cultural reading from the author of The Beauty Myth.

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    The life, fortune and tragedy of the first women to edit a British national newspaper

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    An analysis of the Peron legend.

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    North Korea is Orwell’s 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet; Gone with the Wind is a dangerous, banned book; during political rallies, spies s...

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    Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British in...

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    Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879–1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India’s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campa...

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    In this newly updated edition of the critically acclaimed biography, Simon Lee systematically examines Gordon Brown’s politics over the last decade of Labour power. Assessing his recent catas...

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