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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

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by Ackroyd, Peter
In Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way - through the history and experiences of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria ('wolf dens' or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths).
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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

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by Moorehead, Caroline
Praise for A Train in Winter: "A story of stunning courage, generosity and hope...In Moorehead's expert hands it is a triumphant one." (Mail on Sunday). Praise for Village of Secrets: "An uplifting tale of courage and morality." (The Sunday Times). Mussolini was not only ruthless: he was subtle and manipulative. Black-shirted thugs did his dirty work for him: arson, murder, destruction of homes and offices,...
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Two Stories

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by Virginnia Woolf
Virginia Woolf was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. With her husband, Leonard Woolf, she started the Hogarth Press in 1917: the list ranged widely in fiction, poetry, politics and psychoanalysis, and published all Virginia Woolf’s own work.
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New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare)

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by Chevalier, Tracy
She noticed him before anyone else... Arriving at his fourth school in six years, diplomat's son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day - so he's lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one student can't stand to witness this budding relationship: Ian decides to destroy the friendship between the black boy and the golden girl. By the end of the day, t...
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Shadow Of The Silk Road

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by Colin Thubron
The Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey by Colin Thubron along the greatest land route on Earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Colin Thubron travels from the Tomb of the Yellow Emperor (the Mythic progenitor of the Chinese people) to the ancient Mediterran...
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Beautiful Animals

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by Osborne, Lawrence
During a white-hot summer on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra, two girls fall into one another’s lives to devastating effect. When Samantha, a young, impressionable American, meets Naomi, a Brit with a taste for danger, their relationship quickly takes on a special intensity. Amid the sun, sea and high society of island life, their imaginations are sparked when one day they find a young Arab man, Faoud...
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Fatal Sunset

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by Webster, Jason
In the hills above Valencia is a notorious nightclub called Sunset. When its larger-than-life owner, Jose Luis, dies suddenly, everyone assumes it was a heart-attack. Perfectly understandable for a man of his age, size and lifestyle. Meanwhile, all is not well for Max Camara at HQ. His new boss, Rita Hernandez, has it in for him and his idiosyncratic methods. He must abandon a complex investigation into hom...
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The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey

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by Gillian Tindall
Crossrail, the 'Elizabeth' line, with its spacious, light-filled stations, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the old City core and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road (alias St-Giles-in-the-Fields) and the route along Oxford Street (alias the Way to Oxford and also Tyburn) this richly descriptive...
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Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold

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by Margaret Atwood
'It's got a thunderstorm in it. And revenge. Definitely revenge.' Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan.
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The English Ghost

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by Peter Ackroyd
The English Ghost is Peter Ackroyd’s study of spectres through time. Apparently the English see more ghosts than any other nation, with each region laying claim to its own particular spirits – from the Celtic ghosts of Cornwall to the dobies and boggarts of the north. Like all good ghost stories, the tales featured here are comical and scary, but all have something to say about the English psyche and its ye...
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The Children's Book

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by A.S. Byatt
Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets. They g...
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At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

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by Bakewell, Sarah
Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, "You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!" From this moment of inspiration, Sartre will create his own extraordinary...
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Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold

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by Tyler, Anne
'You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that'. Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work - her pre-school charges adore her, but the adults don't always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner. Dr Battista has other problems. After years...
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Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

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by Elkin, Lauren
'Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from the French. Feminine form of flaneur [flanne-euhr], an idler, a dawdling observer, usually found in cities. That is an imaginary definition.' If the word flaneur conjures up visions of Baudelaire, boulevards and bohemia - then what exactly is a flaneuse? In this gloriously provocative and celebratory book, Lauren Elkin defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenl...
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Night of Fire

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by Colin Thubron
'It began with a spark.' A house is burning. Its six tenants include a failed priest, a naturalist, a neurosurgeon and an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood. Their landlord's relationship to them is both intimate and shadowy. At times he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will also share their fate.
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Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food

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by Lawson, Nigella
'Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating...' Whatever the occasion, food - in the making and the eating - should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives, with recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed and yet always satisfying. From quick and calm suppers (Miso Salmon, Cauliflower & Cashew Nut Curry) to str...
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The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez

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by Cumming, Laura
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Velazquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history. When Laura Cumming stumbled on a startling trial involving John Snare, it sent her on a search of her own. At first she was pursuing the picture, and the life and wo...
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Blood River - A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

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by Tim Butcher
Blood River tells of author Tim Butcher's unbelievable solo journey down the river Congo, through the heart of Africa. Ever since Henry Morton Stanley first charted its mighty river in the 1870s, the Congo has epitomised the dark and turbulent history of a failed continent - from colonial cruelty under the Belgians to the kleptocratic chaos of Mobutu Sese Seko and the current post-apocalyptic riot of robber...
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The Middle Sea - A History of the Mediterranean

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by John Julius Norwich
The Middle Sea is John Julius Norwich’s best selling, comprehensive history of the Mediterranean; a work that begins with the Phoenicians and the Pharaohs and ends with the Treaty of Versailles, taking us through the Arab conquests, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition, Nelson and Napoleon, the Greek War of Independence, and the Italian Risorgimento…
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Something to Hide

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by Moggach, Deborah
'Nobody in the world knows our secret...that I've ruined Bev's life, and she's ruined mine.' Petra's romantic life has always been a car-crash, and even in her sixties she's still capable of getting it disastrously wrong. But then she falls in love with Jeremy, an old chum, visiting from abroad. The fatal catch? Jeremy is her best friend's husband. But just as Petra is beginning to relax into her happy ever...
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