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Confronting the Classics

Mary Beard

Mary Beard takes us on an exhilarating journey through the extraordinary riches of the classical heritage, and why it still matters.


David Hendy

Orwell Prize-nominated David Hendy explores the role of sound, noise and listening in 100,000 years of human history, now in paperback.

The Great War: 1914-1918

Peter Hart

A masterful history of the First World War, covering all areas and explaining the technology and tactics that determined its course: now in paperback…

Acts of Union and Disunion

Linda Colley

Based on a 15-part BBC Radio 4 series: What has held the United Kingdom together – and what is driving it apart? Includes analysis of the 2014 Scottis…

The Great Indoors

Ben Highmore

A field guide to the private life of the family home in the twentieth century: a social, cultural and personal history.

The Weir Group

William Viscount Weir

The classic account of an international engineering industry leader's development, from the Victorian era to the present day.

The Gods of Olympus: A History

Barbara Graziosi

The afterlife of the classical gods: how they travelled the world, shaped our history and culture, and turned up in the strangest places, from Chinese…

The Dreamer's Dictionary

Stearn Robinson

An ideal bedside companion to anyone who wakes up wanting to understand their dreams

On The Map

Simon Garfield

From Mappa Mundi to Google Maps – the bestselling Just My Type author turns his gaze to maps. Packed with accompanying map illustrations and images.

Brothers at War

Sheila Miyoshi Jager

A major new history told from all sides, to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the armistice in the Korean War.

Destiny in the Desert

Jonathan Dimbleby

A unique history of the road to El Alamein – and how the bloody battle that followed decided the outcome of the Second World War. A perfect gift for F…

Pompeii's Secrets

Alan Lloyd

Alan Lloyd mixes fact and fiction to recreate the last days of Pompeii.

On The Eve

Bernard Wasserstein

A major history examining the realities of Jewish life across Europe up to the very eve of World War Two.

Clarks: Made to Last

Mark Palmer

The story behind an iconic British brand that is approaching its double century

Code Name Caesar

Jerome Preisler

In the waning days of World War II, a little-known battle took place under the frozen seas off the coast of Norway … and changed the course of the w…

Dr Livingstone I Presume

Clare Pettitt

[An] outstanding analysis of celebrity, cultural memory and the manipulation of public mood…A terrific book, which deals with a huge range of themes…


Peter Hart

A gripping, revisionist account of an epic tragedy, the battle of Gallipoli.

The Measure of Civilisation

Ian Morris

A unique insight into the index of social development that measures change in East and West – and that forms the core of the international bestseller.

Invisible Romans

Robert C. Knapp

Rome's invisible inhabitants – prostitutes, innkeepers, housewives, priests, freedmen, slaves, soldiers and gladiators – brought back to life.

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