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Fashion in Impressionist Paris

The first in-depth survey of fashion in Impressionist painting, this book provides fresh insight into some of the most popular paintings of the nineteenth century in 80 colour illustrations.

The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the...

This is history's judgement on the events surrounding the ill-fated reign of Maximilian of Mexico, the young Austrian archduke who in 1864 crossed the Atlantic to assume a faraway throne.

Diana - Remembering the Princess: Reflections on her life,...

An authoritative book, written with two close friends of Diana. This intimate and enlightening book explores her legacy and influence on the monarchy, on her sons and on wider social attitudes.

I Have a Dream: The Speeches That Changed History

The book includes some of the greatest, most celebrated speeches, all of which deserve to be celebrated and credited by modern audiences.

Boy Friends: 'Astonishingly compelling' STEPHEN FRY

In 2018 poet and author Michael Pedersen lost a cherished friend, soon after their collective voyage into the landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Just weeks later, Michael began to write to him.

Never Work with Animals

Vet Gareth Steel shares the moments of humour, horror and heroism across his 20-year career caring for creatures great and small, from bulls to stick insects.

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia...

A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron, who changed English poetry.

Maiden Voyages: women and the Golden Age of transatlantic...

How the golden age of transatlantic travel between the wars transformed women's lives across all classes - a vivid cross section of life on-board the iconic ocean liners from below decks to the captain's table.

The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the...

The dramatic, larger-than-life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console Wars.

Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and...

The true story of a small group of U.S. aviators whose four B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down over German-occupied France on a single, fateful day.

The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future...

An engrossing examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery.

Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our...

A fascinating history of the long path to today's opioid crisis by an esteemed Harvard-trained psychiatrist, an addiction expert working on the frontlines of the epidemic.

Need to Know: World War II and the Rise...

Bestselling author, historian and former CIA officer Nicholas Reynolds uncovers the definitive history of American intelligence during World War II.

Elizabeth & Margaret: The Intimate World of the Windsor...

From the internationally renowned bestselling author of Diana: Her True Story, comes the sensational and captivating biography of Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret.

The Da Vinci Women: The Untold Feminist Power of...

Leonardo pushed the boundaries of female depiction having several of his female subjects, including his Mona Lisa, gaze at the viewer, giving them an authority which was withheld from women at the time.

The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

This is a charming and fiercely intelligent book, a love letter to Russian literature and an exploration of the answers these writers found to life's questions.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings: A Year of...

An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive-a year of living dangerously-watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of honeybees and learning an altogether different way of being in the world.

The Berlin Mission: The American Who Resisted Nazi Germany...

Richard Breitman tells us the riveting story of Raymond Geist, an American diplomat stationed in Nazi Germany throughout the pre-war years.

War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping...

A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought Modern warfare is a war of narrative.

Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

The definitive biography of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture, leader of the only successful slave revolt in world history.

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system in this vividly empathetic account of the worst nuclear accident in history.

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller

Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller is a portrait of a country hurtling toward revolution, a feminist rallying cry, and an unapologetic crash course in running a business under the law of entropy.

Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut

The extraordinary story of how Eleanor, an able, cultured American living in the espionage hot spot of 1950s Beirut, fell in love with the kindest, most sensitive of men.

Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an...

In this urgently relevant book, leading experts Edward Glaeser and David Cutler, examine the history and future of the global city.

Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years

The second instalment of Julie Andrews' internationally bestselling memoirs, begins with her arrival in Hollywood to make her screen debut in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins.

Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

With the benefit of unrestricted access to family members, close friends and fellow musicians, Philip Norman has created the definitive portrait of this brilliant insecure, often pain-racked man.

The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication

In December 1936, Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I.

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE...

Shortlisted For The 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize. London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.

Why Dante Matters: An Intelligent Person's Guide

In Why Dante Matters, John Took offers by way of three in particular of Dante's works- the Vita Nova, the Convivio and the Commedia.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the...

A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Templars.

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI,...


A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated...

Prize-winning historian Caroline Moorehead tells the little-known story of the women of the Italian partisan movement fighting for freedom against fascism in all its forms, while Europe collapsed in smoldering ruins around them.

Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

A sweeping history of nineteenth-century Britain by one of the world's most respected historians. A comprehensive and extraordinarily stimulating history--its author catches the relish, humor and staginess of the age.

Galileo: And the Science Deniers

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers.

Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of...

Fom the Nobel Prize-winning writer, an oral history of children's experiences in World War II across Russia.

Dogfight over Tokyo: The Final Air Battle of the...

A stirring, one-of-a-kind tale of naval encounters and the last dogfight of the war--a story that is both inspirational and tragic.

Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the...

Finally shining a deserved spotlight on these overlooked characters and the missions they created, Across the Airless Wilds is a celebration of human genius, perseverance, and daring.

The Dream Architects: Adventures in the Video Game Industry

A rare firsthand account of the golden age of game development told in vivid detail, this book is a seminal work about the biggest entertainment medium of today.

The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War...

From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII.

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet.

Paper Bullets: Two Women Who Risked Their Lives to...

Paper Bullets is the first book to tell the history of an audacious anti-Nazi campaign undertaken by an unlikely pair: two French women, Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe.

My Place At The Table: A Recipe for a...

In this debut memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's, tells how he became one of Paris's most influential food critics.

Olive the Lionheart: Lost Love, Imperial Spies, and One...

From the Edgar-nominated author of the bestselling Mrs. Sherlock Holmes comes the true story of a woman's quest to Africa in the 1900s to find her missing fiance.

In Montparnasse: The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from...

Noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe now tells the story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse.

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents.

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's...

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop.

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the...

A truly compelling bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war--from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History.

Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World...


Face It: A Memoir

Face It is a cinematic story of a woman who made her own path, and set the standard for a generation of artists who followed in her footsteps - a memoir as dynamic as its subject.

The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World...

Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.

In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars,...

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian.

Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die:...

A ground-breaking account of the first 24 hours of the D-Day invasion told by a symphony of incredible accounts of unknown and unheralded members of the Allied - and Axis - forces.

Charlie's Good Tonight: The Authorised Biography of Charlie Watts

Featuring forewords from bandmates Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this is the official and fully authorised biography of the world's most revered and celebrated drummer.

Here Lies Hugh Glass

The true story behind The Revenant. In the summer of 1823, a grizzly bear mauled mountain man Hugh Glass in present-day South Dakota.

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

The first person to successfully raise newborn elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick saved countless African animals from certain death.

Junipero Serra


All Against All: The Long Winter of 1933 and...

A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions around the world colluded to drive governments towards a war few of them wanted and none of them could control.

The Ode Less Travelled


Hitch 22: A Memoir

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date.

This is Your Brain on Music