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We Declare by Richard Aldous, Niamh Puirséil (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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Book For Postage by Me (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

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True History Of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey returns to the harsh, brutal world of Australian history, so brilliantly evoked in earlier novels such as Illywhacker and Oscar and Lucinda. Set in the... read more


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Abducted by Charlene Lunnon, Lisa Hoodless (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

In 1999, at the tender age of ten, Charlene Lunnon and Lisa Hoodless were snatched as they walked to school. Over the next week, they were held captive, tortured, raped and almost killed. News of the... read more


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Below Stairs: The Bestselling Memoirs Of A 1920s Kitchen Maid by Margaret Powell (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Arriving at the great houses of 1920s London, fifteen-year-old Margaret's life in service was about to begin. As a kitchen maid - the lowest of the low - she entered an entirely new world; one of... read more


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Fred And Rose by Howard Sounes (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

An account of the serial murders at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, based on interviews with relatives and friends of Fred and Rose West. The author broke the story of the killings in an article in... read more


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Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life Of The Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey (More from this author). Added: In the last week

'Dry Store Room No. 1' is an intimate biography of the Natural History Museum, celebrating the eccentric personalities who have peopled it and capturing the wonders of scientific endeavour, academic... read more


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How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered The World: A Short History Of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen (More from this author). Added: In the last week

A big bestseller in the UK and right on about the U.S.: Francis Wheen's delightful "assault on all things irrational, inexplicable, dumb-headed and phony" (The Financial Times) What characterizes... read more


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Ship Fever by Andrea Barrett (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In 1764, two Englishwomen set out to prove that swallows--contrary to the great Linnaeus's belief--do not hibernate underwater. But they must be patient and experiment in secret, such actions being... read more


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The Long Way Round by William Moore (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Molehunt (Coronet Books) by Nigel West (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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The Russian Court At Sea: The Last Days Of A Great Dynasty: The Romanov's Voyage Into Exile by Frances Welch (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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Legacy: Search For The Origins Of Civilization by Michael Wood (More from this author). Added: In the last week

5000 years ago there began a momentous revolution which shapes our lives even today. City civilization appeared for the first time in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), followed by Egypt, India, China and the... read more


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Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman, James Schaap (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Things We Couldn't Say Here is the incredible true story of Diet Eman, who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue Dutch Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupied Holland... read more


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If I Die In A Combat Zone by Tim O'Brien (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat... read more


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A History Of The World In Twelve Maps by Jerry Brotton (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps.Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in... read more


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The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy Of Mary, Katherine And Lady Jane Grey by Leanda De Lisle (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey–sisters whose mere existence nearly toppled a kingdom and altered a nation’s destiny–are the captivating subjects of Leanda de Lisle’s new book. The Sisters Who Would... read more


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An Utterly Impartial History Of Britain: (or 2000 Years Of Upper Class Idiots In Charge) by John O'Farrell (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then 'The Origins of the Industrial Revolution' somehow seemed less compelling than the chance to test the bold... read more


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Ich Nicht Erinnerungen An Eine Kindheit Und Jugend by Joachim Fest (More from this author). Added: In the last week

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God Bless The NHS by Roger Taylor (More from this author). Added: In the last week

The National Health Service, described by Nigel Lawson as Britain's only 'national religion', has never been more popular. So why is the government so desperate to reform it? Last year, the ... read more