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Breaking Bread with the Dead

Alan Jacobs

The past isn't cancelled: it's not even past. How to cherish authors from Aristotle to Edith Wharton without succumbing to their most regret…

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Rashid I. Khalidi

This is the story of Palestine told from the inside

Gresham's Law

John Guy

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

At Close Range

Peter Hart

A British Band of Brothers: a thrilling account of the Second World War, told through the eyes of a regiment who fought at battles from Tobruk to the…


Jerry Toner

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

The Persecution of the Templars

Alain Demurger

The definitive account of history's most infamous trial, following the doomed Order from scandal to suppression

Tragedy, the Greeks and Us

Simon Critchley

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

On the Edge

Diarmaid Ferriter

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

The Professor and the Parson

Adam Sisman

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

Nefertiti's Face

Joyce Tyldesley

Exploring the story behind Ancient Egypt's most famous art work.

The Goodness Paradox

Richard Wrangham

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


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-de…

Nuking the Moon

Vince Houghton

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

The King's Cathedral

Judith Curthoys

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

The Border

Diarmaid Ferriter

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

Age of Conquests

Angelos Chaniotis

Five hundred years of power, politics and culture in the Hellenistic period and the Roman East

Conan Doyle for the Defence

Margalit Fox

Arthur and George meets The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: how the creator of Sherlock Holmes overturned one of the great miscarriages of justice

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

The Shock Of The Old

David Edgerton

'So the new is old, and the old is new! Marvellous stuff and absolutely spot-on.' – Simon Jenkins

Medieval Bodies

Jack Hartnell

A glittering and gruesome history of the body in the Middle Ages, loved by critics and readers alike

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