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I can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly 7) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of... read more

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: 9781473663831
: Hodder & Stoughton
: John Murray
: 240mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
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: John Julius Norwich
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: 944
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A chronological survey of the world's most influential books. Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishing sensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we see and think? In 100 Books that Changed the World, prize-winnin... read more

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: 9781849944519
: Pavilion Books
: Batsford Ltd
: 246mm X 189mm
: United Kingdom
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: Scott Christianson
: 200 colour photos and illustrations
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100 Books that Changed the World
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'A book worth reading' Andrew Marr, Sunday TimesThe Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over... read more

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: 9781509804689
: Pan Macmillan
: Picador
: 234mm X 153mm
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: Graham Robb
: 416
: 941.37
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The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England
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In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman - or child.As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son's inhe... read more

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: 9781447283331
: Pan Macmillan
: Pan Books
: 197mm X 130mm
: United Kingdom
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: Margaret George
: 528
: 813.54
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The Confessions of a Young Nero
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN'Richly entertaining and impeccably reserached' Peter FrankopanIstanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, wh... read more

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: 9781780224732
: Orion Publishing Co
: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
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: Bettany Hughes
: 832
: 949.618
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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities
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Awards:Winner of Wolfson History Prize 2017. Short-listed for Waterstones Book of the Year 2016.

This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a wellknown celebrity is no different from anyone else, and y... read more

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: 9780141977492
: Penguin Books Ltd
: Penguin Books Ltd
: 19.70 cmmm X 12.70 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Christopher De Hamel
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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
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Experiments have consistently been used in the hard sciences, but in recent decades social scientists have adopted the practice. Randomized trials have been used to design policies to increase educational attainment, lower crime rates, elevate e... read more

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: 9781863959711
: Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
: Black Inc.
: 2.4 X 15.3
: Australia
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: Andrew Leigh
: 256
: 300.723
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Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World
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In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born. In their responses to the Viki... read more

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: 9781784080303
: Head of Zeus
: Head of Zeus
: 23.40 cmmm X 15.30 cmmm X 4.70 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Max Adams
: 50 integrated b&w illus
: 512
: 942.0164092
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Aelfred's Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age
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By turns fascinating, harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting, this is the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of Europe's libraries, and the heroic efforts of the few librarians now working to r... read more

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: 9780735221239
: Prentice Hall Press
: Prentice Hall Press
: 214mm X 140mm
: United States
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: Anders Rydell
: 18 Illustrations, unspecified
: 368
: 940.5405
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The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance
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From muddy fields to rock legends, Woodstock to Glastonbury, folk to dance, this book celebrates the greatest music festivals of all time. Explore the headliners and highlights from Bob Dylan to Jimi Hendrix and Oasis and beyond. Discover ... read more

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: 9781780679778
: Laurence King Publishing
: Laurence King Publishing
: 1.2 Centimeters X 23.7 Centimeters X 32.8 Centimeters
: United Kingdom
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: Matt Everitt; Jim Stoten (Illustrator)
: 40
: 780.78
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Where's My Welly? The World's Greatest Music Festival Challenge
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'A brilliant and appealing book. The story it tells is fascinating and compelling, leaving me thirsty to try some of the wines that are its subject' -Tim James, Wine MagOnce upon a time, the region of Champagne produced only still wines - wines that were not meant to sparkle... read more

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: 9781760630690
: Allen & Unwin
: Allen & Unwin
: 208mm X 153mm
: Australia
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: Robert Walters
: Paperback
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Champagne: A Secret History
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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and c... read more

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: 9780718188740
: Penguin Books, Limited
: Michael Joseph
: 234mm X 153mm
: United Kingdom
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: Stephen Fry
: 432
: 398.20938
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
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