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Scott on Waterloo
Scott on Waterloo Walter Scott
As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, read Walter Scott's first hand accounts of his travels to the battlefield, in fascinating and bloody detail
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The Middle Parts Of Fortune
The Middle Parts Of Fortune Frederic Manning
Set in the mud and stench of the Somme this is a grim, sardonic tale of war that led William Boyd to say ‘this is the finest novel to come out of the First World War’
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Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Frederick Douglass
A new Vintage Classics edition of the abolitionist leader’s classic autobiography.
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Augustus
Augustus John Williams
'Williams has fashioned an always engaging, psychologically convincing work of fiction-a consistent and well-realized portrait' The New Yorker
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The Great Fire of London
The Great Fire of London Adrian Tinniswood
On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London read this essential companion to the gripping story of one of London's worst disasters
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Eugenie Grandet
Eugenie Grandet Honore de Balzac
CHOSEN BY ROSE TREMAIN AS HER ORANGE INHERITANCE - Vintage Classics has partnered with The Orange Prize for Fiction to ask six recipients of the Prize which book they would pass onto the next generation.
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Frederick The Great
Frederick The Great Tim Blanning
Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From early in his reign he was already a legendary figure - fascinating even to those who hated him.
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Danube
Danube Claudio Magris
Neither a travel book, nor a vast prose poem, nor a history, nor philosophy, nor voyage of discovery, but often all at once - Independent on Sunday
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Memoirs
Memoirs Kingsley Amis
'Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph
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Haunts of the Black Masseur
Haunts of the Black Masseur Charles Sprawson
A cult swimming classic, laden with references to literature, art and Olympic history.
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Lost Years
Lost Years Christopher Isherwood
'Positively compulsive' Sunday Telegraph
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The Emigrants
The Emigrants W. G. Sebald
'Strange, beautiful and terribly moving' A.S. Byatt, Times Literary Supplement
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A Rose For Winter
A Rose For Winter Laurie Lee
'He writes like an angel, and conveys the pride and vitality of the humblest Spanish life with unfailing sharpness, zest and humour' Sunday Times
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The Invisible Writing
The Invisible Writing Arthur Koestler
'Perhaps the most remarkable autobiography since the confessions of Rousseau' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman
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Kilvert's Diary
Kilvert's Diary Francis Kilvert
The abridged edition of Kilvert's diaries: an enthralling and delightful glimpse into Victorian country life.
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Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom
Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom Nik Cohn
'The definitive history of rock 'n' roll' Rolling Stone
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The Prince
The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli
A refreshingly accessible new translation of this timely and dynamic classic work about the corrupting effects of power FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATOR PETER CONSTANTINE
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Little Wilson and Big God
Little Wilson and Big God Anthony Burgess
The first part of Anthony Burgess's two-volume autobiography
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Talleyrand
Talleyrand Duff Cooper
The definitive biography of Talleyrand by the inimitable Duff Cooper
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Grey Eminence
Grey Eminence Aldous Huxley
'A penetrating and vivid biography' Sunday Times
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