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The Diaries of Nella Last

Patricia Malcolmson

A collected edition of bestselling author Nella Last's diaries, including substantial never-before published material from the war years

The Beauty And The Sorrow

Peter Englund

Four devastating years told by twenty eyewitnesses showing not just what the First World War was, but what it was like to live through

The Fourth Part of the World

Toby Lester

In 1901, Josef Fischer accidentally discovered the Waldseemüller Map of 1507 – the first map to depict the world largely as we know it today. In…

The Friar of Carcassonne

Stephen O'Shea

Secret tribunals, illegal rendition, torture, trumped up charges … all in a society controlled by fear. Such was the tenor of life in Languedoc arou…

The Ancient Guide to Modern Life

Natalie Haynes

How modern are our lives? Or are we still living the lives our ancestors lived?

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

Llewelyn Morgan

The 'other' decimated twin Wonders of the World and the tragic country of Afghanistan

The Town That Died

Michael J. Bird

An account of the greatest disaster ever to befall a Canadian city: the explosion of a vessel containing explosive in the harbour of Halifax in 1917.

The Cardinal's College

Judith Curthoys

A detailed and absorbing history of one of Oxford University's most imposing colleges


Rodric Braithwaite

In a timely and eye-opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Basing his account on Russia…

Tutankhamen's Curse

Joyce Tyldesley

The true history and mythology of Tutankhamen.

The Devil's Tinderbox

Alexander McKee

Controversy still rages about the Allied decision to bomb the beautiful and historic city of Dresden on February 13th 1945. By then the war was virtua…

The Race for the Rhine Bridges, 1940, 1944, 1945

Alexander McKee

The River Rhine and its delta in Holland, protecting Germany's vital industrial area of the Ruhr, helped dictate the course of events in three la…

Growling Over The Oceans

Deborah Lake

The Avro Shackleton was a formidable machine with its Griffon engines producing the characteristic grumble that gave the aircraft one of its nicknames…

Calories and Corsets

Louise Foxcroft

An enlightening and entertaining social history of how we have tried (and failed) to battle the bulge over two millennia.

Da Vinci's Ghost

Toby Lester

The untold story of Vitruvian Man, the drawing that captured the spirit of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance – and that still haunts our own

Lives of the Novelists

John Sutherland

This is the most complete history of fiction in English ever published – now in paperback.

The Glass Bathyscaphe

Gerry Martin

Glass is one of the greatest accidents in the history of humankind.

The New East End

Michael Young

This is a fascinating and honest book which builds upon the classic Family and Kinship in East London published nearly 50 years ago reflecting the aft…

Why The West Rules – For Now

Ian Morris

Why does the West rule? Eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing uniquely on 20,000 years of history and archae…

A Serious Endeavour

Laura Schwartz

A delightfully subversive take on the traditional Oxford college history

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