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1066
1066 Frank McLynn
One of our best popular historian tells the remarkable story of the events that took place in 1066, probably the most famous date in English history.
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1415: Henry V's Year of Glory
1415: Henry V's Year of Glory Ian Mortimer
An epic account of King Henry V and the legendary Battle of Agincourt, from the author of the bestselling Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England.
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142 Strand
142 Strand Rosemary Ashton
A fascinating 'microhistory' not just of an address, but of a whole social circle and creative period.
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1759
1759 Frank McLynn
A remarkable new book on a crucial moment in British and world history.
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18 Folgate Street Dennis Severs
'Every bit as brilliantly quirky and entertaining as its author used to be ... In Severs's hands, history becomes something with internal contradictions and anomalies, something alive' Independent on Sunday
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1815 Gregor Dallas
A splendid tour de force in every sense.diplomatic history de luxe.'Elizabeth Longford
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1913
1913 Charles Emmerson
A portrait of a world on the precipice of war – and the brink of globalisation.
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1968
1968 Mark Kurlansky
From the bestselling author of COD, SALT, and THE BASQUE HISTORY OF THE WORLD comes his most ambitious work to date - a singular and definitive look at this pivotal year in history.
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari
The bestselling phenomenon returns with 21 bite-sized lessons to help us understand our troubled times.
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70s Dinner Party
70s Dinner Party Anna Pallai
Spaghetti in aspic, anyone? Revel in astonishing dishes from yesteryear: Stuffed Cocktail Grapes, Savoury Sausage Salad, a spunky Shrimp-Salmon Mould and so much more, from the cult Twitter account
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A Bright Shining Lie
A Bright Shining Lie Neil Sheehan
'Superb. If you ever read just one history of the Vietnam war, read and admire and celebrate this one. ' John le Carre
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A Broken World
A Broken World
Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War.
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A Dancer in Wartime
A Dancer in Wartime Gillian Lynne
An irresistible memoir about a young girl's hard-won path to success as a dancer during the Second World War
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A Double Thread
A Double Thread John Gross
Full of striking characters and odd encounters, this is an evocative picture of a lost London and a vanished culture, but it is also the story of a bookish boy discovering his own path - away from Mile End into the new freedoms of the literary life. Amusing, touching and thoughtful, A Double Thread is a fascinating and unusual memoir of growing up in London's East End and a profound reflection on living with two separate yet entwined legacies, Jewish and English.
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A Fool And His Money
A Fool And His Money Ann Wroe
'Popular history at the highest level' Independent
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A Hero for High Times
A Hero for High Times Ian Marchant
A new history of counterculture in the UK, from the release of Heartbreak Hotel in 1956 to the passing of the Criminal Justice Act in 1994
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A History of Britain - Volume 1
A History of Britain - Volume 1 Simon Schama
The first book in Simon Schama's acclaimed three-volume journey into Britain's past.
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A History of Britain - Volume 2
A History of Britain - Volume 2 Simon Schama
The second book in Simon Schama's acclaimed three-volume journey into Britain's past.
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A History of Britain - Volume 3
A History of Britain - Volume 3 Simon Schama
The third book in Simon Schama's acclaimed three-volume journey into Britain's past.
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A History Of God
A History Of God Karen Armstrong
The bestselling and seminal work from one of our foremost commentators on religion.
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A History Of Warfare John Keegan
'John Keegan is at once the most readable and the most original of living military historians-His book is a work of massive sweep-the most remarkable study of warfare that has yet been written.' Michael Howard, New York Times Review of Books
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A House Full of Daughters
A House Full of Daughters Juliet Nicolson
One woman’s investigation into the nature of memory, the past, and above all, love
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A Less Boring History of the World
A Less Boring History of the World Dave Rear
A history book like no other - an irreverent, rollicking, romp through everything interesting that ever happened on planet earth from 15 million years BC to today.
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