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Five Straight Lines

Andrew Gant

A sweeping and lively account from a master of the subject

Magritte

Alex Danchev

The first major biography for our time, from the celebrated biographer of Cézanne

The Rule of Laws

Fernanda Pirie

From ancient Mesopotamia to today, the epic story of how humans have used laws to forge civilizations

Fabric

Victoria Finlay

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

The Wordhord

Hana Videen

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

At Christmas We Feast

Annie Gray

A celebration of Christmas through the table

The Library

Arthur der Weduwen

Princes, collectors, bookworms and thieves: the extraordinary story of the library, from Alexandria to the age of Google

All of the Marvels

Douglas Wolk

A revelatory guide to the 'epic of epics' from a beloved authority

War

Margaret MacMillan

How the human history of conflict has transformed the world we live in – for good and evil.

Art of the Extreme 1905-1914

Philip Hook

The ten most revolutionary years in art ever, covered by former Sotheby's director Philip Hook.

Confronting Leviathan

David Runciman

A primer on political theory from bestselling author and host of Talking Politics David Runciman

Between Two Hells

Diarmaid Ferriter

The history of the war that shaped the Irish political landscape across the twentieth century and up to the present day, by Ireland's most promin…

Ruin and Renewal

Paul Betts

A major new history of post-war Europe

The Handshake

Ella Al-Shamahi

This quirky and engaging history reveals the secrets of one of our most ancient social gestures

Dante

Alessandro Barbero

A new biography of Dante in time for the 700th anniversary of his death.

Something Out of Place

Eimear McBride

A blistering, galvanising essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Active Measures

Thomas Rid

This startling history of secret psychological operations traces the century-long rise of organized deception from the Russian Revolution to contempor…

All Against All

Paul Jankowski

How ideas moved the world from post-war to pre-war once more

Great State

Timothy Brook

The last eight centuries of China's relationship with the world told through the eyes of traders, invaders, civil servants, visionaries, and trai…

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

Two hundred years of Roman imperial politics and power brought to life in an action-packed narrative

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