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To Samarkand with Baggie Bird (by J. Edmund Latham)

(19 Jun, 2012)

To Samarkand with Baggie Bird’ is the story of my solo journey along the Silk Road, the world-famous trade route which stretched from China to Europe. Along it travelled the riches of the East and the knowledge of the West in one of the world’s first information superhighways. Despite having no significant travel experience, being only 21, and having the considerable impairment of just having fallen in ...

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Two Lives (by Vikram Seth)

Abacus (06 Jul, 2006)

TWO LIVES tells the remarkable story of Seth's great uncle and aunt. His great uncle Shanti left India for medical school in Berlin in the 1930s and lodged with a German Jewish family. In the household was a daughter, Henny, who urged her mother 'not to take the blackie'. But a friendship developed and each managed to leave Germany and found their way to Britain as the Nazis rose to power. Shanti joined the ...

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Edward VI (Penguin Monarchs): The Last Boy King (by Stephen Alford)

Allen Lane (04 Dec, 2014)

Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been.

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Shakespeare's Restless World: An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects (by Dr Neil MacGregor)

Allen Lane (11 Oct, 2012)

Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons of Old Europe were expanding dramatically - and long-cherished certainties were crumbling. Life was exhilaratingly uncertain. What were Londoners thinking when they went to see Shakespeare's plays? What was it like living in their world? Here Neil MacGregor looks at twenty objects from Shakespeare' ...

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Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty (by Elizabeth Norton)

Amberley Publishing (01 Sep, 2010)

Divorced at ten, a mother at thirteen & three times a widow. The extraordinary true story of the 'Red Queen', Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudors. Born in the midst of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort became the greatest heiress of her time. She survived a turbulent life, marrying four times and enduring imprisonment before passing her claim to the crown of England to her son, Henry VII, ...

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Colours Of The Mountain (by Da Chen)

Arrow (03 Aug, 2000)

A book about friendships, prejudice, familial love and academic striving, and of one man's escape from hunger, poverty and ignorance, Colours of the Mountain is an inspiring and eloquently recounted memoir of growing up a pariah in rural China.

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The Good Body (by Eve Ensler)

Arrow (01 Sep, 2005)

Ensler toured the world asking women about their bodies and gives us their wild and wonderful and deeply moving stories. She frames these stories with her own personal journey, serving up riotous excerpts from her lifelong dialogue with her stomach - a sassy and conniving antagonist in its own right. We follow her through the serial seduction of low-carb diets, ab rollers and personal trainers, to the wise ...

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (by Robert M. Edsel)

Arrow (03 Jun, 2010)

What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn’t carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying. From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to sav ...

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The Mango Orchard: The extraordinary true story of a family lost and found (by Robin Bayley)

Arrow (07 Apr, 2011)

As a child, Robin Bayley was enchanted by his grandmother's stories of Mexican adventures: of bandits, wild jungle journeys, hidden bags of silver and a narrow escape from the bloody Mexican Revolution. But Robin sensed there was more to these stories than anyone knew, and so he set out to follow in the footsteps of his great-grandfather. The Mango Orchard is the story of parallel journeys, a hundred yea ...

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Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family (by Lynn Knight)

Atlantic Books (01 Aug, 2011)

150 Station Road, Wheeldon Mill - a short stride across the Chesterfield Canal in the heart of Derbyshire - was home to the Nash family and their corner shop, which served a small mining community with everything from Brasso and Dolly Blue, to cheap dress rings and bright sugary sweets. But just as this was no ordinary home, theirs was no ordinary family. Lynn Knight tells the remarkable story of the three ...

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The Impossible Life of Mary Benson (by Rodney Bolt)

Atlantic Books (01 Jun, 2012)

The Impossible Life of Mary Benson The remarkable true story of the life of Mary Benson: wife of an archbishop, friend of Queen Victoria, mother of three 'unpermissably gifted' children and in love with dozens of women...

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As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson : The Extraordinary Story (by Rodney Bolt)

Atlantic Books (01 Jun, 2012)

Young Minnie Sidgwick was just twelve years old when her cousin, twenty-three-year old Edward Benson, proposed to her in 1853. Edward went on to become Archbishop of Canterbury and little Minnie - as Mary Benson - to preside over Lambeth Palace, and a social world that ranged from Tennyson and Browning to foreign royalty and Queen Victoria herself. Prime Minister William Gladstone called her 'the cleverest ...

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