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Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness

by Lisa Appignanesi

Using sensational crimes committed in America, Britain, and France, this dramatic narrative takes madness and passion into the courts and puts these provocative themes on trial. A journey into the heart of dark...


North Korea Undercover: Inside the World's Most Secret State

by John Sweeney

An authoritative and, at times, frightening investigation into the dark side of North Korean society. North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on...


Harry Mount's Odyssey

by Harry Mount

Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture,...


The Unexpected Story of Nathaniel Rothschild

by John Cooper

The Unexpected Story of Nathaniel Rothschild is the only full length biography of Nathaniel, the first Lord Rothschild (1840-1915).

The Rothschild family in all its branches is of compelling and continuing interest...


The Mediterranean Passion

by John Pemble

'The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home', declared George Eliot in 1869.

In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes...


Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

To conceive the idea, and execute the purpose of making a book, is, to a modest man, not a little monstrous; and yet, modest or immodest, monstrous or not, the author makes his best bow to the reader, and holds...


Out of the Firing Line...Into the Foyer

by Andy Merriman, Bruce Copp & Dame Judi Dench

War hero and '60s Soho doyen Bruce Copp has lived a unique life in which he has formed lifelong friendships with celebrities, swam regularly with a James Bond, hung out with Lenny Bruce and spent an unforgettable...


The Little Book of Warwickshire

by Lynne R Williams

The Little Book of Warwickshire is a compendium of fascinating information about the county, past and present. Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Warwickshire's famous and occasionally...


Captain Cook's Merchant Ships

by Stephen Baines

While the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships which began their lives as merchant ships. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these ships and...


The Little Book of Kildare

by Chris Lawlor

The Little Book of Kildare is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Kildare. Here you will find out about Kildare's agriculture and industry, its proud sporting heritage,...


Lifeline Across the Sea

by David L Williams

Behind the scenes during the Second World War, agreements were negotiated for wounded or gravely ill prisoners and 'Protected Personnel' = diplomats, clergy, civilians and alien internees - to be safely exchanged,...


Over Land and Sea

by Alexandra Churchill & Andrew Holmes

Chelsea Football Club had only been in existence for nine years when war was declared in 1941, but it already formed a vibrant new part of the community. At home they participated in their first FA Cup Final...


The Little Book of Bristol

by Maurice Fells

The Little Book of Bristol is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and trivia. A rich, and indeed sometimes bizarre, thread of history weaves its way through the 'Bristol story'....


Never Mind the Canaries

by Edward Couzens-Lake

Here is the ultimate quiz book on Norwich City FC. Informative and fun, this is the perfect companion for those long car journeys or nights down the local. An ideal gift for Canaries fans of all ages, here's...


Executed at Dawn

by David Johnson

A volley rings out - a nervous volley it is true, yet a volley. Before the fatal shots are fired I had called the battalion to attention. There is a pause, I wait. I see the medical officer examining the victim....


Victoria's Scottish Lion

by Adrian Greenwood & Philip Haythornthwaite

From humble Glasgow beginnings, Colin Campbell rose to become Scotland's finest general and a favourite of Queen Victoria. In his fifty-year career he fought through the Peninsula, the Crimea, China and India,...


Fighter Leaders of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF & SAAF in WW2

by Phil H. Listemann

The conduct of a successful air campaign requires a combination of strategy, tactics, capable aircraft, well trained pilots - and good leadership.

During WW2, the RAF, Commonwealth (RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF and SAAF)...


After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring

by Joseph Polak & Elie Wiesel

This memoir is a fascinating portrait of mother and child who miraculously survive two concentration camps, then, after the war, battle demons of the past, societal rejection, disbelief, and invalidation as...


Eat First, Talk Later

by Beth Yahp

A dazzling memoir from a talented Malaysian writer about family and home, and a searing portrait of the country of her birth. In this riveting memoir Beth persuades her ageing parents on a road trip around their...


The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City

by Barbara E. Mundy

The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, was, in its era, one of the largest cities in the world. Built on an island in the middle of a shallow lake, its population numbered perhaps 150,000, with another...