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The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Mapmaker and His Secrets

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by Ereira, Alan
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The Book of English Folk Tales

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by Marshall, Sybil
A master storyteller, social historian and folklorist, Sybil Marshall scoured English history to bring together a fascinating collection of folk tales in one glorious edition. Out-of-print for over thirty years, Duckworth is re-issuing this bewitching book to enchant a new audience. From the great mass of folk tales that exists, Sybil Marshall has chosen a wide variety of stories, retelling them with wit an...
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An Estate Car Named Desire: A Life on the Road

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by Gurdon, Martin
Even as a toddler, Martin Gurdon was obsessed with cars. Before he could read or write he could distinguish a vehicle passing in the street from the purr of its engine. His first car-not strictly legally-was as a fifteen-year-old, parked round the corner from his boarding school, and driven up to London when bunking off. At one time or another he has owned or driven most of the truly dreadful, but often bi...
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Waiting for the Electricity

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by Nichol, Christina
In the Republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by something much more confusing, that's for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren't compensated. And when they are compensated, it's because the jobs are not strictly scrupulous. When Slims discovers an application for an American small business internship programme sponsored by Hillary Clinton, he k...
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Arcadian Nights

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by Spurling, John
The vibrant retelling of the central Greek myths by acclaimed novelist John Spurling, author of The Ten Thousand Things, winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted to the ancient inha...
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Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses

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by Lovejoy, Bess
In the long run, we're all dead. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs and nether regions have embarked on voyages that criss-cross the globe and stretch...
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Arcadian Nights: Stories from Greek Myths

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by Spurling, John
Superhero characters such as Heracles and Perseus and legendary monsters like the Minotaur and Medusa underlie so much of modern storytelling in Western art, literature, drama and music. The classic Greek myths in which they appear, are violent stories of murder, power, revenge, love and traumatic family relationships. Ancient in origin they may be, but they are right up to date in terms of in their portray...
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Dead Men

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by Pierce Richard
The discovery of Captain Scott's body in the Antarctic in November 1912 started a global obsession with him as a man and an explorer. But one mystery remains - why did he and his companions spend their last ten days in a tent only 11 miles from the safety of a depot that promised food and shelter? Birdie Bowers, a notoriously secretive painter, is a woman with a dead man's name. Her parents were fascinate...
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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader

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by Qvortrup, Matt
Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Her achievements at home and abroad have seen her top Forbes' most powerful women list ten times and she is still going strong after over ten years in office-yet she may also be the least understood ruler in the world. Her government's hard approach to the crisis in Greece has seen her receive mass criticism worldwide and could well determine the f...
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Hitler's Piano Player

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by Peter Conradi
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain, where he was interned and transferred to America. There he worked as the star of Roosevelt's 'S-Project,' informing on 400 leading Nazis and creating a detailed psychological portrait of Hitler. Through newly declassified d...
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In the Footsteps of Abraham

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by Richard Hardiman
The Holy Land is unrivalled as a region combining breathtaking beauty with historical and religious significance. Its position as the birthplace of the three major Abrahamic faiths - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam - gives it a special place in the hearts of millions. Rarely does a book come along that captures this extraordinary land in a fresh light. "In the Footsteps of Abraham" does just that, presenti...
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Traversa

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by Fran Sandham
Fran Sandham’s "Traversa" is a part travelogue, part history and entirely awe-inspiring account of one man’s grit, determination and sheer obsession with the continent of Africa.
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Cleopatra's Wedding Present

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by Robert Tewdwr Moss
Cleopatra's Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the very first page. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day he finished the book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy. He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his astute observations of the region's culture and explosive politics....
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Inside Central Asia

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by Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro's "Inside Central Asia" is a thoroughly comprehensive and accessible history of a region that is beginning to play a key role in the 21st Century.
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The Thief at the End Of The World

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by Joe Jackson
In 1876 a man named Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. Those seeds, planted around the world in England's colonial outposts, gave rise to the great rubber boom of the early 20th century - an explosion of entrepreneurial and scientific industry that would change the world. The s...
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The Thief at the End of the World

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In 1876, a man named Henry Wickham smuggled seventy thousand rubber tree seeds out of the rain forests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. Those seeds, planted around the world in England's colonial outposts, gave rise to the great rubber boom of the early twentieth century - an explosion of entrepreneurial and scientific industry that would change...
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Ma Gastronomie

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by Fernand Point
Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point's "Ma Gastronomie" has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy, alongside works of Careme, Lucien Tendret, and Escoffier. This essential volume is as celebrated for Point's wise, witty, and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes-over 200 of them-carefully compiled from his handwritten notes. An undi...
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The Tin-Kin

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by Eleanor Thom
When her aunt Shirley dies, Dawn finds herself back in her claustrophobic home town in Northern Scotland for the first time in years. She spends her days caring for her small daughter, listening to tapes of old country songs and cleaning Shirley's flat, until one day she comes across the key to a cupboard that she was forbidden to open as a child. Inside she finds an album of photographs, curling with age, ...
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The Baltic - A New History of the Region and its People

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by Alan Palmer
Alan Palmer’s “The Baltic” deals with the nations and individuals who have shaped this vitally important geopolitical zone from ancient history right through to the present day. From the trading cities of the Hanseatic League to the great Templar castle at Marienburg, the Baltic’s medieval Golden Age is evoked in this clearly written and definitive history. Palmer also examines the role of the Baltic States...
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Why Italians Love to Talk About Food

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by Kostioukovitch/1
Italians love to talk about food. The aroma of a simmering ragu, the bouquet of a local wine, the remembrance of a past meal: Italians discuss these details as naturally as Brits might talk about politics or sport, and often with the same flared tempers. In "Why Italians Love to Talk About Food", Elena Kostioukovitch explores the phenomenon that first struck her as a newcomer to Italy: the Italian 'culinary...
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