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  • Cider With Rosie

    Cider with Rosie is a wonderfully vivid memoir of childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a village before electricity or cars, a timeless place on the verge of change. Growing up amongst the fields and woods and characters of the place, Laurie Lee depicts a world that is both immediate and real and belongs to a now-distant past. ... Read more

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  • The Dark Queens

    A gripping tale of power, ambition and murderous rivalry in early medieval France

    by Shelley Puhak ...
    A vivid double biography of two fearless early medieval queens.'Brings the Merovingian empire to thrilling, bewildering, horrifying life' Helen Castor'Restores two half-forgotten and much-mythologized queens to their proper place in medieval history' Dan Jones'Fredegund and Brunhild have finally found a worthy champion' Literary ReviewBrunhild was a Visigothic princess, raised to be married off ... Read more

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  • Harrier 809

    Britain’s Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War

    by Rowland White ...
    'Utterly brilliant: a fantastically exciting book... This really does read like the best kind of thriller. His best book yet'James Holland, author of Normandy '44April 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.In response, Britain despatches a naval task force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harriers against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air ... Read more

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  • Elizabeth of York

    The First Tudor Queen

    by Alison Weir ...
    Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. The eldest daughter of Edward IV, at seventeen she was relegated from pampered princess to bastard fugitive, but the probable murders of her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, left Elizabeth heiress to the royal House of York, and in 1486, Henry VII, first sovereign of the House of Tudor, married her, thus uniting ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • The Presidents

    250 Years of American Political Leadership

    by Iain Dale ...
    Politics Home: Parliamentarians' Top Books for Christmas 2021'A must read for political geeks' - Saqib BhattiThere was a huge upsurge of global interest in US politics during the Trump presidency, culminating in the November 2020 election, the victory of the Democrat candidate Joe Biden and the subsequent, horrifying response in the storming of the US capitol. American politics is likely to remain ... Read more

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  • The King in the North

    The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria

    by Max Adams ...
    'A triumph – a Game of Thrones in the Dark Ages' TOM HOLLAND.The magisterial biography of Oswald Whiteblade, exiled prince of Northumbria, who returned in blood and glory to reclaim his birthright.A charismatic leader, a warrior whose prowess in battle earned him the epithet Whiteblade, an exiled prince who returned to claim his birthright, the inspiration for Tolkein's Aragorn.Oswald of ... Read more

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  • Oliver Cromwell

    by John Buchan ...
    ‘Every student of the seventeenth century in England must desire sooner or later to have his say about its greatest figure.  So says John Buchan in the preface to this magnificent biography, in which he sets out to reshape the way the soldier and statesman is perceived.  Born in 1599, Cromwell was a devout Puritan who, when the civil war broke out, quickly joined the Parliamentary forces.  He ... Read more

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  • Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERDiscover the incredible true story of WW2's most extraordinary spy - from the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor.'His best book yet' The Times________________From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by ... ... Read more

    £4.99

  • Jane Austen at Home

    A Biography

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'This is my kind of history: carefully researched but so vivid that you are convinced Lucy Worsley was actually there at the party - or the parsonage.' Antonia Fraser'A refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity.' Amanda ForemanLucy Worsley 'is a great scene-setter for this ta... ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Soldier Spy

    by Tom Marcus ...
    The explosive, shocking and honest account from an MI5 officer, revealing never-before-seen detail into MI5's operation'I do it because it is all I know. I'm a hunter of people and I'm damn good at it.'Recruited after the 7/7 attacks on London, Tom quickly found himself immersed in the tense world of watching, following and infiltrating networks of terrorists, spies and foreign agents.It was a job ... Read more

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  • God’s Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot

    by Alice Hogge ...
    A thrilling account of treachery, loyalty and martyrdom in Elizabethan England from an exceptional new writer.As darkness fell on the evening of Friday, 28 October 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young Englishmen landed in secret on a Norfolk beach. They were Jesuit priests. Their aim was to achieve by force of argument what the Armada had failed to do by force of arms ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Tiger Man of Vietnam

    by Frank Walker ...
    The Vietnamese hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen.As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm. Inwardly he was incredibly excited. Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti-communist guerilla warfare, he was about to embark on the ... Read more

    £3.99

  • In The Garden of Beasts

    Love and terror in Hitler's Berlin

    by Erik Larson ...
    'A compelling tale... a narrative that makes such a brave effort to see history as it evolves and not as it becomes.' SPECTATORSuffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative ... Read more

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  • Pirate Queens

    The Lives of Anne Bonny & Mary Read

    Between August and October 1720, two female pirates named Anne Bonny and Mary Read terrorized the Caribbean in and around Jamaica. Despite their short career, they became two of the most notorious pirates during the height of the eighteenth-century Golden Age of Piracy. In a world dominated by men, they became infamous for their bravery, cruelty and unwavering determination to escape the social ... Read more

    £7.19

  • Thunderstruck

    by Erik Larson ...
    'A big, bold approach to the writing of narrative non-fiction . . . it shows how tiny lives may occasionally become caught up in the wonders of the age' GUARDIANIn 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder.Mild-mannered American Hawley Crippen had killed his wife, buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home and then gone on the run with his young mistress, his secretary ... Read more

    £1.99

  • Eyewitness Auschwitz

    Three Years in the Gas Chambers

    by Filip Müller ...
    series Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Filip Müller came to Auschwitz with one of the earliest transports from Slovakia in April 1942 and began working in the gassing installations and crematoria in May. He was still alive when the gassings ceased in November 1944. He saw millions come and disappear; by sheer luck he survived. Müller is neither a historian nor a psychologist; he is a source—one of the few prisoners who saw the Jewish ... Read more

    £7.89

  • A Stone for Benjamin

    Since childhood, author Fiona Gold Kroll has been drawn to a photograph of her great-uncle, Benjamin Albaum, a Jewish man who disappeared from Paris at the beginning of World War II. A Stone for Benjamin is the compelling story of Fiona’s quest to discover his fate. Chasing Holocaust shadows across Europe and beyond, Fiona begins her powerful journey searching for clues with nothing more than a ... Read more

    £2.59

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Extraordinary Voyage

    by Daniel Bryce ...
    After years of preparation, the world's most experienced Antarctic explorer embarked on the most dramatic adventure of his life. Sir Ernest Shackleton had carefully picked crew and a stout, well-outfitted ship, the Endurance. But he had no radio, the world was at war, and at the edge of the Antarctic continent, the ship froze in the sea ice. After months of immobility, it was crushed. Then began ... Read more

    £6.99

  • Black Boy

    Richard Wright's memoir of his childhood as a young black boy in the American south of the 1920s and 30s is a stark depiction of African-American life and a powerful exploration of racial tension.‘A compelling indictment of life in the Deep South between the wars’ Daily TelegraphAt four years old, Richard Wright set fire to his home in a moment of boredom; at five his father deserted the family; ... Read more

    £5.99

  • Catch That Tiger - Churchill's Secret Order That Launched The Most Astounding and Dangerous Mission of World War II

    by Noel Botham ...
    Unleashed by Hitler in 1942, the German Tiger tank was by far the most powerful tank ever built at the time. The 60-ton monster could destroy any Allied tank from more than a mile away, and it soon became the most feared tank in the world. Desperate to discover the secret technology used in the Tiger's manufacture, Winston Churchill close a brilliant young army engineer, Major Doug Lidderdale, as ... Read more

    £3.99

  • SAS Bravo Three Zero

    The Gripping True Story

    'An incredible story, and so well told' Bear Grylls'A must read. Honesty, integrity and real experience that puts you in the thick of the action.' Billy BillinghamThere were three patrols that fateful January 1991 morning: Bravo One Zero, Bravo Two Zero and Bravo Three Zero. It was the opening hours of the Gulf War and the SAS were flown deep behind enemy lines to hunt down Saddam's Scud missiles, ... Read more

    £4.99

  • The Book of Margery Kempe

    by Margery Kempe ...
    Translated by Barry Windeatt ...
    The story of the eventful and controversial life of Margery Kempe - wife, mother, businesswoman, pilgrim and visionary - is the earliest surviving autobiography in English. Here Kempe (c.1373-c.1440) recounts in vivid, unembarrassed detail the madness that followed the birth of the first of her fourteen children, the failure of her brewery business, her dramatic call to the spiritual life, her ... Read more

    £2.99

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

    by Jung Chang ...
    Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller which has sold more than 13 million copies and a critically acclaimed history of China; a tragic tale of nightmarish cruelty and an uplifting story of bravery and survival.Through the story of three generations of women in her own family – the grandmother given to the warlord as a concubine, the Communist mother and the daughter ... Read more

    £0.99

  • This Boy

    by Alan Johnson ...
    Alan Johnson's childhood was not so much difficult as unusual, particularly for a man who was destined to become Home Secretary. Not in respect of the poverty, which was shared with many of those living in the slums of post-war Britain, but in its transition from two-parent family to single mother and then to no parents at all...This is essentially the story of two incredible women: Alan's mother, ... Read more

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