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This Month's Featured Books
A Broken World Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War
Many of the writings included in this anthology have never been published before, war memories culled from letters, diaries and memoirs reflecting the extremes as experienced by those who fought and were left behind. Not restricted to the trenches, A...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2015
The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells
Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli
A book to delight , a seasonal celebration of tradition, magic, custom and folklore. The text and little random thoughts and sayings punctuating the beautiful collage style illustrations making some stunning still life scenes using found objects. The book has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
Great Escapes The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps
A history of MI9's efforts in providing secret mapping during WWII. These maps, often printed on silk, were produced for pilots, the SOE and for smuggling to prisoners as an escape aid. It is one of those stories that has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)
From her Sunday Times column Francesca Hornak has taken 100 columns highlighting iconic objects that any middle-class person would see as essential such as a Farrow and Ball sample pots to a Smeg fridge. There are some oddities along the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2015
Telegraph History of the World
A celebration of 160 years of reporting from the end of the Crimea War in 1856 to the Fifa scandals in May this year. A Daily Telegraph reporter always on hand to report war and protest, death and glory. 160...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
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