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How England Made the English

by Mount Harry
Harry Mount's "How England Made the English: From Why We Drive on the Left to Why We Don't Talk to Our Neighbours" is packed with astonishing facts and wonderful stories. Q. Why are English train seats so narrow? A. It's all the Romans' fault. The first Victorian trains were built to the same width as horse-drawn wagons; and they were designed to fit the ruts left in the roads by Roman chariots. For readers...
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Georgian London: Into the Streets

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by Inglis, Lucy
In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways...
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Camp: Stories and Itineraries for Sleeping Under the Stars

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by Gesell, Luc
Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag in some of the most secluded campsites on Earth. With tales from the trail, arresting images, and helpful instruction, this wild guide reveals what calls people to camp: under all the gear, it's as much about living off the grid as it is about the thrill of staying alive. Whether you love car camping with kids, rock climbing with friends, or roughing it solo in a...
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The Diary of a Young Girl

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by Anne Frank
In the summer of 1942, fleeing the horrors of the Nazi occupation, Anne Frank and her family were forced into hiding in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse. Aged thirteen when she went into the secret annexe, Anne kept a diary in which she confided her innermost thoughts and feelings, movingly revealing how the eight people living under these extraordinary conditions coped with the daily threat of discovery ...
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Run or Die

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by Jornet, Kilian
Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of "the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." (The New York Times). Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed - all before the age of 25. Dominating ultra m...
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The Last Watchman of Old Cairo: A Novel

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by Lukas, Michael David
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The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth Frankenstein

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by White, Kiersten
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Empire - What Ruling the World did for the British

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by Jeremy Paxman
From the bestselling author of "The English" comes "Empire", Jeremy Paxman's history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5-part BBC TV series, for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew Marr. The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to...
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Fairy Tales

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by Andersen, Hans Christian
A new selection of 30 tales to mark the 200 year anniversary of Andersen's birth in 2005. Tiina Nunnally's sparkling translation captures the rawness and immediacy of Andersen's style, for the first time enabling English readers to be as startled and amazed as his original readers were, and revealing the unique inventiveness of Andersen's genius. At a time when children's stories were formal, moral and dida...
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

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by Simon Winchester
In August 1833 the most cataclysmic eruption in modern recorded history occurred on the island of Krakatoa off the west tip of Java. The island was destroyed, almost 40,000 people were killed and shock waves were felt around the world.
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My Little Golden Book About the First Moon Landing

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by Lovitt, Charles
The exciting story of the Apollo 11 mission, published in a book for the youngest readers upon the 50th anniversary of this remarkable achievement!
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The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

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by Haskell, David George
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The Liars' Gospel

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by Alderman, Naomi
From the author of The Power, winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017'A visceral retelling of the events surrounding the life of Jesus' Hilary Mantel, Guardian, Books of the Year'He was a traitor, a rabble-leader, a rebel, a liar and a pretender to the throne. We have tried to forget him here.'Now, a year after Yehoshuah's death, four people tell their stories. His mother flashes between grief...
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The Face of Britain: The Stories Behind the Nation's Portraits

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by Simon Schama
Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition
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Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941

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by Todman, Daniel
The most terrible emergency in Britain's history, the Second World War required an unprecedented national effort. An exhausted country had to fight an unexpectedly long war and found itself much diminished amongst the victors. Yet the outcome of the war was nonetheless a triumph, not least for a political system that proved well adapted to the demands of a total conflict and for a population who had to make...
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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

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by Ferris, Joshua
This book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. "The Catch-22 of dentistry". (Stephen King). Joshua Ferris' dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene. There's nothing like a dental chair to remind a man that he's alone in the world'. Paul O'Rourke - dentist extraordinaire, reluctant New Yorker, avo...
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The Climb: The Autobiography

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by Froome, Chris
The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France. A journey unlike any othe...
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Berlin Now

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by Peter Schneider
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Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

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by Beevor, Antony
This is from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand. On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of t...
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The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through its Portraits

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by Simon Schama
Simon Schama brings Britain to life through its portraits, as seen in the five-part BBC series The Face of Britain and the major National Portrait Gallery exhibition Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a black Othello in the nineteenth century, the poet-artist Rossetti trying to capture on canvas what he couldn't po...
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