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Train Teasers

Andrew Martin

A quiz, and an eye-opening journey through British railway history

At Christmas We Feast

Annie Gray

A celebration of Christmas through the table

An Admirable Point

Florence Hazrat

Love it or hate it, the exclamation mark has been with us from Beowulf to the spam email – an enthusiastic history for language lovers!

Blood on the River

Marjoleine Kars

A breathtakingly original history of the slave rebellion that almost changed the face of the Americas

Murder in the Falling Snow

Cecily Gayford

Murder is best served … ice cold

The Magick of Matter

Felix Flicker

A theoretical physics manual for modern wizards – an irreverent take on serious physics for popular science fans and sci-fi enthusiasts alike.


Victoria Finlay

A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth – how we make it, use it and what it means to us

Astonish Me!

Dominic Dromgoole

A book about sensation in the arts by the long-term Globe Theatre artistic director

A Brief History of Pasta

Luca Cesari

Filled with mouth-watering recipes and engrossing tales, this is the story of Italy in ten dishes.

The Book of Phobias and Manias

Kate Summerscale

A captivating A-Z compendium of our fears and obsessions by the bestselling author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

The Good Drinker

Adrian Chiles

Discover the unsung pleasures of drinking in moderation, with one of Britain's most engaging broadcaster and columnists

The Wordhord

Hana Videen

An entertaining and illuminating collection of weird, wonderful and downright baffling words from the origins of English

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