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Murder is best served … ice cold
A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us
A quiz, and an eye-opening journey through British railway history
A celebration of Christmas through the table
Love it or hate it, the exclamation mark has been with us from Beowulf to the spam email – an enthusiastic history for language lovers!
A breathtakingly original history of the slave rebellion that almost changed the face of the Americas
A theoretical physics manual for modern wizards – an irreverent take on serious physics for popular science fans and sci-fi enthusiasts alike.
A book about sensation in the arts by the long-term Globe Theatre artistic director
Filled with mouth-watering recipes and engrossing tales, this is the story of Italy in ten dishes.
A captivating A-Z compendium of our fears and obsessions by the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English
Discover the unsung pleasures of drinking in moderation, with one of Britain's most engaging broadcaster and columnists