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The Great Demarcation

Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Historical Research Using British Newspapers

by Denise Bates

Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person...


The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming

From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined...


Travels to Moscow

by Alison Giles

"Moscow is brutally ugly and exquisitely beautiful. A dichotomy of a human architecture that is outdated, crumbling and alienating alongside that which is progressive, upgraded and connected... "

In this travel...


Melancholy

by László F. Földényi (Foldenyi), Tim Wilkinson & Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer L�szl� F�ld�nyi as "one of the most brilliant essayists of our time." �F�ld�nyi's extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical,...


All Behind You, Winston: Churchill's Great Coalition 1940-45

by Roger Hermiston

On 14 May 1940, the Evening Standard published a cartoon with the caption 'All Behind You, Winston'. It showed Churchill, the freshly installed prime minister, rolling up his sleeves to confront the oncoming...


Otto Abetz and His Paris Acolytes: French Writers Who Flirted with Fascism, 1930-1945

by Martin Mauthner

Before Hitler comes to power Otto Abetz is a left-wing Francophile teacher in provincial Germany, mobilizing young French and German idealists to work together for peace through Franco-German reconciliation...


Patron Saint and Prophet

Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane: A True Story of Victorian Law and Disorder: The Unsolved Murder that Shocked Victorian England

by Paul Thomas Murphy

A vivid and violent investigation into the first unsolved murder case of the Victorian Era, by the author of the New York Times Notable Book Shooting Victoria.

On April 26th, 1871, a police constable walking...


The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

by Susan Jaques

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder.  The Empress...


After Stalingrad: Seven Years as a Soviet Prisoner of War

by Albert Holl

The battle for Stalingrad has been studied and recalled in exhaustive detail ever since the Red Army trapped the German 6th Army in the ruined city in 1942. But most of these accounts finish at the end of the...


Irish Impressions

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1919. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


The Crimes of England

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1915. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


The Barbarism of Berlin

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1914. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


Varied Types

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1908. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


Twelve Types

by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1902. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...


Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

by Graham Dominy

How a distant garrison of the British Empire shaped South Africa


Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

by Adam Hochschild

A sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceeded World...