Heaven is High, the Emperor Far Away

by Valery Garrett

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Valery Garrett has been captivated by Canton, the city called now Guangzhou, for three decades. In this copiously illustrated book she draws upon a wide range of historical materials to trace Canton’s long and engrossing history.

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Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone

by Charles Moore

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The third and final part of Charles Moore’s bestselling and definitive biography of Britain’s first female Prime Minister. How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in […]

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Leadership in War: Lessons from Those Who Made History

by Andrew Roberts

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Taking us from the French Revolution to the Cold War and the Falklands, celebrated historian Andrew Roberts presents us with a bracingly honest and insightful look at nine major figures in modern history: Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, George C. Marshall, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Margaret Thatcher. […]

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Who Dares Wins: Britain, 1979-1982

by Dominic Sandbrook

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‘Magisterial … If anyone wants to know what has been happening to Britain since the 1950s, it is difficult to imagine a more informative, or better-humoured guide … a Thucydidean coolness, balance and wisdom that is superb.’ – AN Wilson, The Times ‘It is scholarly, accessible, well written, witty and incisive. It fizzes with character […]

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The Anarchy

by William Dalrymple

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Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 ‘Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India … A book of beauty’ – Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run […]

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The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans

by Abulafia, David

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From the award-winning author of The Great Sea, a magnificent new global history of the oceans and of humankind’s relationship with the sea. For most of human history, the seas and oceans have been the main means of long-distance trade and communication between peoples – for the spread of ideas and religion as well as […]

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The Man in the Red Coat

by Julian Barnes

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  The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi.

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The Ministry of Truth

by Dorian Lynskey

George Orwell’s last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language – from ‘Big Brother’ to the ‘Thought Police’, ‘Doublethink’, and ‘Newspeak’ – and seem ever more relevant in the era of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. The cultural influence of 1984 can be observed […]

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The Easternmost House

by Juliet Blaxland

The Easternmost House is a memoir which describes a year of life on a crumbling cliff at the easternmost edge of England, all year round and in all weathers. Written at the kitchen table of the eponymous house in Suffolk, it is a meditation on nature, on coastal erosion, and on the changing seasons. It […]

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Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd

by Janet Arnold

The vast wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth I is legendary: in her own time some of the richly embroidered gowns were displayed with other treasures to dazzle the eyes of foreign visitors to the Tower of London. The quantity of clothes recorded in the inventories taken in 1600 would seem to suggest sheer vanity, but a […]

  • £100.00 when collected