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Hearts And Minds The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote by Jane Robinson, Jane Robinson
Hearts And Minds The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote
Jane Robinson, Jane Robinson
Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London. Jane Robinson has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018
The Doomsday Machine Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
The Doomsday Machine Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
Daniel Ellsberg
Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, the first insider expose of the awful dangers of America's hidden, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that is chillingly still extant. At the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Viking Britain An Exploration by Tom Williams

Viking Britain An Exploration
Tom Williams
Any historian dealing with the Vikings must firstly fight myth – those horned helmets to name but one and then there’s the sparsity of evidence from a people with so...

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Deborah Cadbury
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month There’s a picture in this book of Queen Victoria’s family at a garden party in 1875, a great crowd of Royalty spawned from...

The Clyde: Mapping the River by John Moore

The Clyde: Mapping the River
John Moore
I have a book, in similar format and subject on my own area showing excerpts from all the relevant mapping from the earliest to current times, the fascination being one...

Bohemian London by Nick Rennison

Bohemian London
Nick Rennison
From rebel writers and outrageous occultists, to mayhem-making musicians, the exuberant individuals described herein are a heady hotchpotch of hell-raising, trailblazing outsiders, united by their links to London. As the...

The Month Before's Featured Books

London in the Company of Painters by Richard Blandford

London in the Company of Painters
Richard Blandford
October 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month Richard Blandford shows London as represented in art from the C17 to C21, arranged by district it enables us to see the...

Journey by DK

Journey
DK
A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve, from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into...

The First World War in 100 Objects by Professor Gary Sheffield

The First World War in 100 Objects
Professor Gary Sheffield
The First World War was one of the seminal events in world history. The First World War in 100 Objects offers a unique perspective on the world's first truly global...

Auntie's War The BBC during the Second World War by Edward Stourton

Auntie's War The BBC during the Second World War
Edward Stourton
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British institution unlike any other, and its story during the Second World War is also our story. This was Britain's first total war, engaging...

Six Queens The Wives of Henry VIII by Suzannah Lipscomb

Six Queens The Wives of Henry VIII
Suzannah Lipscomb
The stories of the lives and fates of the six wives of King Henry VIII.

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