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At Christmas We Feast

Annie Gray

A celebration of Christmas through the table

Blood on the River

Marjoleine Kars

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

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

Figuring Out The Past

Peter Turchin

The numbers that tell the story of humanity

A Brief History of Pasta

Luca Cesari

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

Astonish Me!

Dominic Dromgoole

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

The BBC

David Hendy

A monumental work of popular history, making the case that the Beeb is as much of a National Treasure as the NHS

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 Wordhord

Hana Videen

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

The Library

Arthur der Weduwen

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

Exposed

Caroline Vout

The Greek and Roman body in all its (surprisingly human) glory

The Aeneid

Shadi Bartsch

A fresh new translation of Vergil's Aeneid by a renowned classicist and scholar of Latin literature

Dante

Alessandro Barbero

A new biography of Dante from award-winning historian Alessandro Barbero and translator Allan Cameron

Russia

Rodric Braithwaite

A short and pithy introduction to the history of Russia as we know it today

Something Out of Place

Eimear McBride

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

The Rule of Laws

Fernanda Pirie

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

All of the Marvels

Douglas Wolk

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

Brainwashed

Daniel Pick

A brilliant and mind-bending exploration of brainwashing and thought control

Confronting Leviathan

David Runciman

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

The Black Book

Sybil Oldfield

Discover the stories of the heroic individuals singled out for death by the Nazis' plan to invade Britain

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