A.J. Cronin

    By Alan Davies

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    A.J. Cronin, author of some of the best-loved novels of the mid-twentieth century and the creator of Dr Finlay, has been unjustly overlooked by literary biographers. In this, the first fulllength life of this eminent and unjustly neglected writer, Alan Davies recounts the story of Cronin’s Scottish…

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    When the Iron Lady Ruled Britain

    By Robert Chesshyre

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    Returning to Britain in the mid-1980s after spending several years in the US as the Observer’s Washington correspondent, Robert Chesshyre found a country shockingly altered by the rule of ‘The Iron Lady’, then at the height of her popularity. Disturbed by the Britain he now found himself in, he set…

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    Il Duce and His Women

    By Roberto Olla

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    Il Duce and His Women charts the main events in Mussolini’s private and public life, from his humble beginnings in Romagna as the son of a blacksmith to his years as the director of a leading Socialist newspaper and his irresistible rise to power, with a particular focus on his renowned appetite for…

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    The Great Survivors

    By Peter Conradi

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    In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi – the celebrated author of The King’s Speech – offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official f…

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    It Goes with the Territory

    By Elaine Feinstein

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    A prolific author of novels, poetry collections, plays, biographies and translations, Elaine Feinstein is one of the towering literary figures of the last few decades. In this, her first memoir, she tells the story of her journey from a Jewish childhood in Leicester to the undergraduate world of pos…

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    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography Through Images

    By Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi

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    Perhaps in no other novel of the twentieth century has the sense of time and place had such a central role and profound significance as in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s masterpiece, ‘The Leopard’ – a work which captures Sicilian traditional society in a period of transition when faced with modernit…

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    A Fine Brother

    By Louise Miller

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    The only Western woman to enlist as a soldier in the First World War, the Englishwoman Flora Sandes became a heroine and a media sensation when she fought for the Serbian Army and pursued a distinguished career in its ranks. This account charts her incredible story: her tomboyish childhood in gentee…

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    Hot Dogs and Cocktails

    By Peter Conradi

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    Between 9th and 12th June 1939, King George VI of England and his spouse Elizabeth sojourned as guests at Hyde Park, Dutchess County, the New York residence of the US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in what was the first official visit by the British monarchy on American soil since colonial tim…

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    Angela Merkel

    By Stefan Kornelius

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    With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy. While foreign affairs have become the central issues of her chancellorship in this crucial election year, the entire world is anxiously looking to…

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    Travelling to Infinity – Signed by the Author

    By Jane Hawking

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    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor-neuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hou…

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    Travelling to Infinity

    By Jane Hawking

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    In this compelling memoir, Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife, relates the inside story of their extraordinary marriage. As Stephen’s academic renown soared, his body was collapsing under the assaults of motor-neuron disease, and Jane’s candid account of trying to balance his twenty-four-hou…

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    Midnight in Siberia

    By David Greene

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    In this picaresque story of adventure, David Green captures an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin. A journalist for National Public Radio in the US, David Greene decides to travel thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Vladivostok on the iconic Trans-Siberian line. On the train and…

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