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  1. TESTING TIMES

    TESTING TIMES

    PETER BROOKES

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    This volume of political cartoons from the award-winning Times cartoonist Peter Brookes is full of great satire and brutally effective caricatures. There’s often a touch of vulgarity about th... Learn More
  2. THE CIGARETTE PAPERS

    THE CIGARETTE PAPERS
    A Eulogy for the Cigarette Packet in Anecdote and Literature

    PETER ASHLEY
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    A seagull swoops across a packet of Senior Service, a seaman from HMS Hero poses in a lifebelt cameo on twenty Player’s, a laughing cavalier puffs away at a Passing Cloud, and a Jeeves-style butler ... Learn More
  3. ROUMELI

    ROUMELI
    Travels in Northern Greece

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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    Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of M... Learn More

  4. RUSSIAN FRONTIERS

    RUSSIAN FRONTIERS
    Eighteenth-Century British Travellers in the Caspian, Caucasus and Central Asia

    BEATRICE TEISSIER

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    The vast and expanding Russian empire of the eighteenth century was inhabited by a great number of peoples. This book, part anthology, part commentary, introduces the reader to the various areas regio... Learn More
  5. CONVERSATION

    CONVERSATION
    A History of a Declining Art

    STEPHEN MILLER

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    Miller chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilisation from its beginnings in ancient Greece, through its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its present endangered state. He reveals why ... Learn More
  6. RUNNING

    RUNNING
    A Global History

    THOR GOTAAS

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    This is an admirable and humorous attempt to cover the running phenomenon, not merely in its cultural and historical sweep but also in its philosophy. Gotaas brings us many unusual and curious stories... Learn More
  7. THE HISTORY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE

    THE HISTORY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE

    TREVOR HICKMAN
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    In 1831 Edward Adcock began wholesaling his 'Melton Mowbray pork pie' in London, making use of the daily Leeds to London stagecoach to convey his pies to the city centre. In 1840 Enoch Evans set up a ... Learn More
  8. LONDON OBSERVED

    LONDON OBSERVED
    A Polish Philosopher at Large, 1822-24

    KRYSTIN LACH-SZYRMA
    Edited by MONA KEDSLIE McLEOD

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    The philosopher Krystin Lach-Szyrma came to Britain in 1820 as tutor to two Polish princes, as their Grand Tour took them to Enlightenment Scotland. They then spent eighteen months in London, familiar... Learn More
  9. A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS,  1724-1990

    A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS, 1724-1990
    Longevity in Publishing

    ASA BRIGGS
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    Longmans, the oldest commercial publisher in Britain, was founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. This intriguing work tells of the people who ran the firm, the principles they held to and their ... Learn More
  10. BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

    BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
    The Wit and Parliamentary Chronicles of Frank Johnson

    FRANK JOHNSON
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    For more than 33 years, Frank Johnson delighted readers and kept politicians on their toes with his irreverent parliamentary sketches for The Daily Telegrap and The Times; when he died, ... Learn More

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