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  1. ENTER A FOX
    Further Adventures of a Paranoid

    SIMON GRAY

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    How much can go wrong in a day? How much can go wrong in a life? In this chronicle of a year of things going wrong (and just occasionally right), Gray meets with triumph and disaster and treats those ... Learn More
  2. PRIVATE LIVES

    NOËL COWARD

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    Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist are nowhere better exemplified than in this classic play from 1930. Recently divorced from one another five years previously, Elyot Chase and Amanda Pr... Learn More
  3. LETTERS TO MILENA

    FRANZ KAFKA

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    Kafka first made the acquaintance of Milena Jesenská in 1920 when she was translating his early short prose into Czech, and their relationship quickly developed into a deep attachment. Such was his f... Learn More
  4. ESSAYS IN LOVE

    ALAIN DE BOTTON

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    This is both an unique love story and a classic work of philosophy, rooted in the mysterious workings of the human heart and mind. The structure of the story is not unusual, but what lends the book it... Learn More
  5. SEVEN-TENTHS
    The Sea and Its Thresholds

    JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON

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    A classic exploration of the sea, Seven-tenths is a beautifully written blend of literature and science and includes the acclaimed essay 'Sea Burial'. Hamilton-Paterson writes about fishing, ... Learn More
  6. SELLING HITLER
    The Story of the Hitler Diaries

    ROBERT HARRIS

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    In the spring of 1983, it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made, and that one of the world's most sought-after documents had finally come to light -- the priva... Learn More
  7. TAJ MAHAL

    GILES TILLOTSON
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    Marble enigma and queen of architecture, the Taj Mahal stands as the world's great, extravagant monument to eternal love. This wry, brisk book is a delightful excavation of the building's many layers ... Learn More
  8. GIANTS
    The Dwarfs of Auschwitz

    YEHUDA KOREN and EILAT NEGEV

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    ‘Through thick and thin, never separate. Stick together, guard each other and live for one another.’ The Ovitz family had good reason to stand by their mother’s mantra as they descended from the... Learn More
  9. A TIME TO KEEP SILENCE

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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    Leigh Fermor here writes about an inward journey, describing his several sojourns in some of Europe’s oldest and most venerable monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of St Wandrille, a great repository... Learn More
  10. A KING CONDEMNED
    The Trial and Execution of Charles I

    C V WEDGWOOD

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    Six years after the First Civil War began, and following Charles's support for the failed Royalist uprising of the Second Civil War, an Act of Parliament was passed which produced something unpreceden... Learn More
  11. COMMANDANT OF AUSCHWITZ
    RUDOLF HOESS

    Introduction by PRIMO LEVI

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    Hoess was in charge of Auschwitz, the huge extermination camp in Poland, from the time of its creation (he was responsible for its building) in 1940 until late in 1943, by which time the mass extermin... Learn More
  12. STEPHEN WARD WAS INNOCENT, OK
    The Case for Overturning His Conviction

    GEOFFREY ROBERTSON

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    In late July 1963, Dr Stephen Ward was convicted at the Old Bailey on two counts alleging that he lived on the earnings of a prostitute. He was not in the dock but comatose in hospital. The previous n... Learn More
  13. BRITISH POSTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    RICHARD SLOCOMBE

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    The volume explores the British government’s effective use of visual propaganda throughout the war years. Some posters proclaimed that ‘Victory of the Allies is assured’; others, hung on the wal... Learn More
  14. DISTRICT AND CIRCLE

    SEAMUS HEANEY

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    In their haunted, almost visionary clarity, these poems assay the weight and worth of what has been held in the hand and in the memory. Images out of a childhood spent safe from the horrors of World W... Learn More
  15. CHEEK BY JOWL
    A History of Neighbours

    EMILY COCKAYNE

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    Cockayne traces the history of the British neighbour through nine centuries – spanning medieval, Tudor and Victorian periods, two world wars and up to today's virtual world. She discusses the... Learn More

  16. K BLOWS TOP
    A Cold War Comic Interlude

    PETER CARLSON

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    Khrushchev’s 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted: he told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarke... Learn More

  17. THE UNNATURAL HISTORY OF THE SEA
    The Past and Future of Humanity and Fishing

    CALLUM ROBERTS
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    While today's fishing industry is ruthlessly efficient, intense exploitation began not in the modern era, or even with the dawn of industrialisation, but in the eleventh century in medieval Europe. Ro... Learn More
  18. BAN THIS FILTH!
    Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive

    Edited by BEN THOMPSON

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    The launch of Mary Whitehouse's 'Clean Up TV' campaign (at Birmingham Town Hall in 1964) made this devoutly Christian Shropshire school-teacher a media star overnight. Over the next 37 years, her name... Learn More
  19. FADING ADS OF LONDON

    HELEN COX

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    Take a photographic journey into London's often overlooked advertising history and see how the capital's businesses of old made use of hand-painted signs to inform and appeal to consumers. This book p... Learn More
  20. SPEAKERS’ CORNER
    Debate, Democracy and Disturbing the Peace

    PHILIP WOLMUTH

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    An unique look at the people who come to argue, discuss and preach at Speakers' Corner in London's Hyde Park, regarded worldwide as the home of free speech. Many of the photographs, taken on Sunday af... Learn More
  21. THE BOOK OF ENGLISH MAGIC

    PHILIP CARR-GOMM and RICHARD HEYGATE

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    From the earliest times, England has been home to generations of eccentrics and scholars who have researched and explored every conceivable kind of occult art. In twelve fast-paced... Learn More
  22. SULTANAHMET AND SÜLEYMANIYE

    TARKAN OKCUOGLU and AHMET VEFA COBANOGLU
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    The Süleymaniye Mosque and the Sultan Ahmed or 'Blue' Mosque in Istanbul, completed in 1557 and 1617 respectively, are an awe-inspiring testament to the power of faith and the splendour of the Ottoma... Learn More
  23. VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION

    WILLIAM BLAKE
    Commentaries by ROBERT ESSICK
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    This landmark edition of Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albionprovides the first full-size reproduction of the Huntington Library's copy of the work, printed and coloured by Blake and his ... Learn More