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Empire of the Deep

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by Wilson, Ben
The story of our navy is nothing less than the story of Britain, our culture and our empire. Much more than a parade of admirals and their battles, this is the story of how an insignificant island nation conquered the world's oceans to become its greatest trading empire. Yet, as Ben Wilson shows, there was nothing inevitable about this rise to maritime domination, nor was it ever an easy path. EMPIRE OF THE...
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Yiddish Civilisation

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by Kriwaczek, Paul
In the 13th century Yiddish language and culture began to spread from the Rhineland and Bavaria slowly east into Austria, Bohemia and Moravia, then to Poland and Lithuania and finally to western Russia and the Ukraine, becoming steadily less German and more Slav in the process. In its late-medieval heyday the culturally vibrant, economically successful, intellectually adventurous and largely self-ruling Yid...
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Dylan Thomas Omnibus: Under Milk Wood, Poems, Stories and Broadcasts

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by Thomas, Dylan
All Dylan Thomas' major works gathered together and featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. A rich collection of Dylan Thomas' best-loved poems and stories, such as PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG, and pieces he wrote for radio and magazines, including the celebrated radio play UNDER MILK WOOD. The DYLAN THOMAS OMNIBUS highlights the full range and genius of this temp...
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Disney Baby Take Along Nightlight Book

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by Kids, P I
Little ones will love to cuddle up with this snuggly soft-cover nightlight and lullaby player, which is sure to become a part of your bedtime routine! Read about adorable Disney Baby characters getting ready to go to sleep, and play 5 favorite lullabies. Soothing musical arrangements are accompanied by a calming, colour-changing light show, with one extra-long song specially designed to help young children ...
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Dark Voyage

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by Furst, Alan
From the master of the wartime espionage novel; a thrilling story of subterfuge at sea May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus river to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa, flies the flag of neutral Spain, and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo. But she is not the Santa Rosa. ...
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Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916

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by De Courcy, Anne
Margot Asquith was perhaps the most daring and unconventional Prime Minister's wife in British history. Known for her wit, style and habit of speaking her mind, she transformed 10 Downing Street into a glittering social and intellectual salon. Yet her last four years at Number 10 were a period of intense emotional and political turmoil in her private and public life. In 1912, when Anne de Courcy's book open...
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Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River

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by Twigger, Robert
So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's most sustained creator. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrat...
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Inca-Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru

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by Matthew Parris
Funny, absorbing account of Matthew Parris's fourth trip to Peru, on a bizarre holiday which takes him among bandits, prostitutes, peasants and riots.
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Brazil

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by Michael Palin
Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, it is also one of the few countries Michael Palin has never fully travelled. With the next Olympics to be held in Rio in 2016 and the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, interna...
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Tiger Hills

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by Sarita Mandanna
When a flock of herons wheeled overhead at the moment of Devi's birth, it seemed that her life would be touched by fate. As a child, Devi befriends a young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. Over the years, Devi and Devanna become inseparable as they go to school together and learn more about the extended family that surrounds them.
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Return to the Olive Farm

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by Carol Drinkwater
After sixteen months of travelling round the Mediterranean in search of the ancient secrets of the olive tree, Carol returns to her beloved olive farm in the south of France, to her husband Michel and his burgeoning family. However, the homecoming celebrations are overshadowed by disturbing discoveries. The plight of the honey bee has become an international crisis and Carol is faced with unsettling news ab...
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Tequila Oil - Getting Lost in Mexico

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by Hugh Thomson
Tequila Oil is an account of Hugh Thomson's first wild adventure in Mexico, which ignited his love for Latin America, and of his subsequent exploration of the country, its people and its history.
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Pole to Pole

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by Michael Palin
Michael Palin travels Pole to Pole - from the North Pole as due south as geographically and politically possible to the South Pole: from the cold grip of the Arctic Circle and its polar bears to midnight sun and penguins whilst following in the footsteps of Captain Scott.
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New Europe

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by Michael Palin
In New Europe Michael Palin sets off to discover the half of Europe that until recently has been largely out of bounds. Shown in BBC TV documentaries, the famed travel writer and comedian explores 20 eastern European countries, encountering painful pasts and exciting prospects.
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Love and War in the Pyrenees

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by Rosemary Bailey
Over the fifteen years Rosemary has been living in the region, the more she realised she didn't know about the war; about the French during the Occupation, the real role of the Resistance, the level of collaboration, the concentration camps in the Pyrenees and the treatment of Jews and other refugees. It is still very much a veiled history and most of the archives remain firmly closed. Love and War in the P...
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The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce

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by Torday, Paul
Late one summer evening, Wilberforce - rich, young, and work-obsessed - makes a detour on his way home to the vast undercroft of Caerlyon Hall, and the domain of Francis Black, a place where wine, hospitality and affection flow freely.
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The Fishing Fleet: Husband-hunting in the Raj

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by Courcy, Anne De
From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young women, suffering at the lack of eligible men in Britain, followed in their wake.
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Marie Antionette

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by Antonia Fraser
Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny. Antonia Fraser examines her i...
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Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas

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by Highfield, Roger
A lighted-hearted scientific look at the rituals and icons of Christmas. How does snow form? Why are we always depressed after Christmas? How does Santa manage to deliver all those presents in one night? (He has, in fact, little over two ten-thousandths of a second to get between each of the 842 million households he must visit.) This book contains information on how drugs might make us see flying reindeer,...
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The Truth

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by Palin, Michael
Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to pen the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Mel...
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