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The first major biography for our time, from the celebrated biographer of Cézanne
A sweeping and lively account from a master of the subject
From ancient Mesopotamia to today, the epic story of how humans have used laws to forge civilizations
A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us
An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English
A book about PowerPoint built out of PowerPoint – jokes, culture, politics, serious points about power and more, better, jokes
In the bleak midwinter … murder awaits.
A celebration of Christmas through the table
William Viscount Weir
In 1871 two brothers, George and James Weir, founded the engineering firm of G. & J. Weir, one of a booming range of industry on the west coast of…
An overview of post-Covid economics and the possible future of decarbonisation.
A full-colour, delicious guide to artisanal and farmhouse cheeses from the bestselling author of A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles
Arthur der Weduwen
Princes, collectors, bookworms and thieves: the extraordinary story of the library, from Alexandria to the age of Google