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Caught in the Revolution

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by Helen Rappaport
"A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport." (Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs). Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who...
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The Mistress of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power and Intrigue

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by Natalie Livingstone
From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo Affair, which would bring down a government and change the course of British history. In the three hundred years between th...
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Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume

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by Rowe, Silvena
Silvena Rowe invites you on a journey through Oriental Mediterranean history, sampling some of the best-kept secrets of the culinary world along the way. The olive, rosemary and basil of the west are here combined with the exotic spices of the east, for a contemporary cuisine of surprising lightness and variety - proof, if proof were needed, that there is more to the Mediterranean than just Italy and France...
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Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

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by Parker, Matthew
Goldeneye: the true story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of James Bond. For two months of every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's north coast. All the Bond books and stories were written here. Fleming loved Jamaica, an imperial backwater that seemed unchan...
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The Ugly Renaissance

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by Lee, Alexander
Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. Enter a world of corrupt bankers, greedy politicians, sex-crazed priests, rampant disease, and lives of extravagance and ex...
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Hell's Gorge - The Battle to Build the Panama Canal

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by Matthew Parker
"Hell's Gorge" traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrition comparable to many great battles.
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Those Who Dared

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by Richard Nelsson
Throughout their history, the "Guardian" and the "Observer" have avidly reported the worlds of exploration and adventure travel. In the 19th century, they covered the British and European explorers who were trying to fill in the 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile and trying to be the first to master the peaks of the Alps, and, later, the Himalay...
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Sammy's Hill

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by Kristin Gore
On the surface, Samantha Joyce is a hard-working, idealistic political aide trying to make a difference in the world as part of the healthcare team of her boss, a Senator from Ohio. Beneath this highly professional veneer hides Sammy Joyce, daydreamer extraordinaire. Between practising the art of living without limbs, defending herself from bear attacks and begging her Japanese Fighting Fish not to commit h...
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Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop

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by Hawkins/6
Dona Nicanora is a woman led by her dreams. She imagines adventures far beyond her small, swampy South American village, and ideally quite far away from her relentless family and neighbours. It's quite simple: what she needs is the love of a good man, and a shop full of her own beautifully handcrafted hats. But Nicanora's life is never quite straightforward. And from the day an entirely silent stranger ar...
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The Ghost of Lily Painter

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by Caitlin Davies
The first time Annie Sweet sees 43 Stanley Road, the house is so perfect she almost feels as though it has chosen her. She longs to move in, but with her husband seeming more distant, and her daughter wrapped up in her friends and new school, Annie is left alone to mull over the past. Soon she becomes consumed by the house and everyone who has lived there before her, especially a young chorus girl called Li...
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The Case of the Love Commandos

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by Hall, Tarquin
The wonderful fourth outing for Delhi detective Vish Puri ('the Indian Hercule Poirot' Financial Times). "These books are little gems. They are beautifully written, amusing, and intensely readable". (Alexander McCall Smith). When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman's parents are dead set against the union. She's from a high-caste family; he's an Untouchable, from the lowest strata of Indian society....
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A Green and Pleasant Land: How England's Gardeners Fought the Second World War

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by Ursula Buchan
War is the normal occupation of man - war and gardening' Winston Churchill. A Green and Pleasant Land tells the intriguing and inspiring story of how Britain's wartime government encouraged and cajoled its citizens to grow their own fruit and vegetables. As the Second World War began in earnest and a whole nation listened to wireless broadcasts, dug holes for Anderson shelters, counted their coupons and mad...
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Father Christmas Needs a Wee - A Festive Counting Book

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by Allan, Nicholas
This mini hardback edition of this Christmas bestseller is the perfect stocking-filler. On Christmas Eve every child leaves out a drink and a snack for Father Christmas. Before long he really, really needs a wee but what can he do about it? There's a long time to wait before he can get home and when he finally does he's lost his house key! This is a hilarious take on a dilemma that every toddler will identi...
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The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet: Sound Book

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by Fletcher, Tom
This super sound book edition of Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! is the perfect present for all Danny and Dinosaur fans. Danny and Dinosaur are back, and this time they are going to space! But when Danny realises he's forgotten Dino's lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! You can discover how Danny and Dino get home and play along with the so...
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