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Travelling Light: Journeys Among Special People and Places

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by Sawday, Alastair
Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling. En route he has unearthed a multitude of stories - stories of people ploughing their own furrows, of travellers' tales, stories from the 'front line' of his publishing , ruminations and reflections about places, people and ideas. In this deeply charming, erudite and spirited book, he shares his experiences and explores the val...
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The King's City: London Under Charles II: A City That Transformed a Nation - And Created Modern Britain

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by Jordan, Don
During the reign of Charles II, London was a city in flux. After years of civil war and political turmoil, England's capital became the centre for major advances in the sciences, the theatre, architecture, trade and ship-building that paved the way for the creation of the British Empire.
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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

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by Mastromonaco, Alyssa
If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this... Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama for almost a decade, and long before his run for president. From the then-senator's early days in Congress to his years in the Oval Office, she made Hope and Change happen through blood, sweat, tears a...
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England's Cathedrals

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by Jenkins, Simon
England's cathedrals are the nation's glory. They tower over its landscape, outranking palaces, castles and mansions. They attract roughly half the nation's population each year. For a millennium they have been objects of pilgrimage for those seeking faith, consolation and beauty. Still at the start of the twenty-first century, they remain unequalled in their size and splendour. More than any other English...
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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker: The Story of Britain Through its Census, Since 1801

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by Hutchinson, Roger
At the beginning of each decade for 200 years the national census has presented a self-portrait of the British Isles. The census has surveyed Britain from the Napoleonic wars to the age of the internet, through the agricultural and industrial revolutions, possession of the biggest empire on earth and the devastation of the 20th century's two world wars. In The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker, Ro...
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Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

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by Rapport, Mike
London, Paris and New York in the eighteenth century, as today, were places where political authority, commerce and money, art and intellectual life intersected. They straddled an Atlantic world where ships powered by nothing more than wind, currents and human muscle criss-crossed the sea, carrying with them goods, ideas and above all people: men and women, bewigged aristocrats and lawyers, rough-handed cra...
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London Then and Now (compact edition)

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by Burstein Diane
* Britain's capital city 'then' - with archive photography - and 'now' * In new 'compact' edition * Fascinating details of what remains and what has disappeared * A wonderful visual guide to London from the 19th century to the present day. London, the capital and heart of Britain, is an exciting and constantly developing city. London Then and Now compact edition explores London's landscape, past and present...
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A Brief History of the Samurai: The True Story of the Warrior

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by Clements, Jonathan
From a leading expert in Japanese history, this is one of the first full histories of the art and culture of the Samurai warrior. The Samurai emerged as a warrior caste in Medieval Japan and would have a powerful influence on the history and culture of the country from the next 500 years. Clements also looks at the Samurai wars that tore Japan apart in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the caste was final...
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Viva La Revolucion: Hobsbawm on Latin America

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by Hobsbawm, Eric
In his autobiography Interesting Times: A Twentieth Century Life, published in 2002 when he was eighty-five years old, the historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) wrote that Latin America was the only region of the world outside Europe which he felt he knew well and where he felt entirely at home. He claimed this was because it was the only part of the Third World whose two principal languages, Spanish and Port...
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Sphinx

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by T.S. Learner
Alexandria, Egypt, 1977. During a dive to an old shipwreck, archaeologist Isabella Warnock uncovers an artefact unlike anything she has ever seen: an astrarium, a mysterious ancient device rumoured to have shaped the destinies of pharaohs and kings since the beginning of time. But her discovery comes at a terrible price, and it falls to her husband Oliver to keep the priceless object safe. Up against a shad...
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By Any Means

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by Charley Boorman
By Any Means is the tale of Charley Boorman’s 20,000-mile adventure from his home town in County Wicklow, Ireland to Wollongong in Australia, through 25 countries, by any mode of transport to hand - including a motorcycle in a monsoon!
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London Then and Now

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by Diane Burstein
London, the capital and heart of Britain, is an exciting and constantly developing city. London Then and Now explores London's landscape, past and present, through the eye of the camera. Some 70 historic photographs of London's past are paired with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. In spite of wartime damage and postwar planning, so many of the buildings that chara...
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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

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by Holland, Tom
Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people finally came to welcome the rule of an autocrat who could give them peace. 'Augustus', their new master called himself: 'The Divinely Favoured One'. The lurid glamour of the dynasty founded by Augustus has...
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A Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis

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by Whittock, Martyn J.
Beginning in the broken aftermath of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Whittock tells not just the account of the men who rose to the fore in the dangerous days of the Weimar republic, circling around the cult of personality generated by Adolf Hitler, but also a convincing and personality-driven overview of how ordinary Germans became seduced by th...
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The Mountain Shadow

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by Gregory David Roberts
The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything.
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A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea

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by Fleming, Melissa
This is the story of Doaa, an ordinary girl from a village in Syria, who in 2015 became one of five hundred people crammed on to a fishing boat setting sail for Europe. The boat was deliberately capsized, and of those five hundred people, eleven survived; they were rescued four days after the boat sank. Doaa was one of them - her fiancee Bassem, with whom she had fled, was not; he drowned in front of her. ...
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Movie London

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by Simon James
London is one of the most vibrant and versatile film locations in the world and has provided some of the most stunning settings in film history. This comprehensive guide spans decades of cinema in London, from Brief Encounter (1945) to Sherlock Holmes (2009) A delight for both film buffs and London enthusiasts, this practical guide is organized area-by-area - from the heart of the city to the suburbs -...
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London Buildings - An Architectural Tour

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by Farquhar/1
This exquisite book, a design object in its own right, contains 45 stylish depictions of London's best buildings, created by influential design duo Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper of People Will Always Need Plates. These outstanding graphic illustrations, with their clean lines and bold blocks of colour, have been used by the company on a successful range of plates, mugs and other objects, but this is the ...
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Cistercian Abbeys Of Britain

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by David Robinson
Initially published to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the establishment of the Cistercian order in 1098, this is a guide to all the Cistercian abbeys in Britain. The 86 sites include the beautiful ruins of Tintern, Fountains, Rievaulx and Melrose, as well as the home of Sir Francis Drake and the burial place of the last Welsh Prince of Wales. Each gazetteer entry describes the history and architecture o...
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Britain by Bike: A Two Wheeled Odyssey Around Britain

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by Eastoe, Jane
* The official book to accompany the BBC4 6 x 30min series, Britain by Bike * Includes extensive photography of Clare Balding's cycle rides across Britain * Nostalgic series and book inspired by the classic Cycling Touring Guides of the 1940s * Features 20 cycle routes of varying difficulty in Britain Join Clare Balding on some terrific cycle rides around Britain, whether it's a week-long cycling holiday or...
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