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A Scheme of Heaven

Alexander Boxer

Our future really was written in the stars, but not in the way we guessed

Nuking the Moon

Vince Houghton

Agent Zigzag meets The Book of Heroic Failures and The GCHQ Quiz Book

The Gravediggers

Hauke Friederichs

A thrilling day-by-day account of the final months of the Weimar Republic, documenting the collapse of democracy in Germany and Hitler's frighten…

A Cheesemonger's History of The British Isles

Ned Palmer

A celebration of cheese to go perfectly with your Christmas Stilton

Imperial Tragedy

Michael Kulikowski

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

The King's Cathedral

Judith Curthoys

An inside account of the cathedral at the heart of Oxford's grandest college

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 trait…

Infamy

Jerry Toner

A journey to the dark side of Roman nature – like Horrible Histories for grown-ups

Escape from Earth

Fraser MacDonald

Lies, spies, sex-magic and socialism: the secret history of the first American rocket in space

Gresham's Law

John Guy

Banker, Gaoler, Smuggler, Spy: the many lives of a Tudor power-broker

The Professor and the Parson

Adam Sisman

'I embarrassed myself by uncontrollable guffaws … This is a truly wonderful story' A. N. Wilson, Spectator

The Origin of Empire

David Potter

Capturing the pivotal moment when Rome transformed from a republic to a world empire, spanning over three hundred action-packed years

Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley

A provocative and timely exploration into tragedy from the curator of The New York Times philosophy column

The Border

Diarmaid Ferriter

The history and possible future of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

The Parthenon

Mary Beard

'A classic in every sense of the word' John Julius Norwich Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controver…

The Goodness Paradox

Richard Wrangham

Professor Richard Wrangham advances a provocative new theory of what makes human civilisation special: the nature of our violence.

Hungary

Norman Stone

In this robust overview of Hungarian history, award-winning historian professor Norman Stone tells the story of the nation's struggle for self-det…

On the Edge

Diarmaid Ferriter

The first ever really honest account of the reality of Ireland's offshore islands

The Invisible Emperor

Mark Braude

An intimate encounter with one of the most influential people ever to live

Living with Buildings

Iain Sinclair

One of Britain's finest writers embarks on a journey to explore the relationship between our health and the buildings that surround us

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