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The husband hunters
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Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power...
Uncommon people
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The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of t

Good night stories for rebel girls
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'The definitive book of the year in our house, for both parents and offspring' Maggie O'Farrell, Guardian Books of the Year'Absolutely beautiful - get...
The Riviera set
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'I loved every word' - Sarra Manning, Red'[A] blissful book - it's like basking in the warm Med' - Rachel Johnson, Mail on SundayThe Riviera Set is th...

Talking to women
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In 1964, Nell Dunn spoke to nine of her friends over a bottle of wine about men, sex, work, money, babies, freedom and love. Novelist Edna O'Brien rem...
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CALLING ALL WOMEN!She: A Celebration of Renegade Women by Stylist's Harriet Hall is the must-have book for women everywhere. Perfect for fans of Caitl...

Stories for boys who dare to be different 2
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This is the follow-up to the much loved and hugely successful 'Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different,' the bestselling book that changed countless boys' lives around the world and gave them the confidence to be themselves. What have the footballer Kylian Mbappé, the philosopher Socrates and the singer Ed Sheeran all got in common? All three of
A galaxy of her own
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From small steps to giant leaps, this is the story of 50 inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between. From Ada Lovelace in the 19th century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Sta

Modern women
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Modern Women is a celebration of some of the? influential and inspiring women who have changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From s...
May made me
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The mass protests that shook France in May 1968 were exciting, dangerous, creative and influential, changing European politics to this day. Students demonstrated, workers went on general strike, factories and universities were occupied. At the height of its fervour, it brought the entire national economy to a halt. The protests reached such a point

MG, made in Abingdon
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MG was a home-grown concept that became an international success, bringing the small market town of Abingdon onto the global map. This book recounts the inside story of the famous factory, recognising that the most important aspect of MGs success was its team - the tea-boys and girls, the shop floor workers, the engineers and racers, the apprentice
The House of Rothschild
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This second volume of Niall Ferguson's acclaimed, landmark history of the legendary Rothschild banking dynasty concludes his myth-breaking portrait ...

I know a woman
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Behind every great woman. is another great woman. Here, the extraordinary achievements, relationships and secret histories of 84 pioneering women are ...
A house full of daughters
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All families have their myths and Juliet Nicolson's was no different: her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of ...

100 nasty women of history
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In the final debate of the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump leaned into the microphone as Hillary Clinton spoke about social security and called his opponent 'such a nasty woman'. The phrase has stuck around and has since become something of a badge of honour for women around the world. What better time than now, then, for us to look bac
Women who dared
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Victoria Woodhull, Mary Wollstonecraft, Aimee Semple McPherson, Edwina Mountbatten, Margaret Argyll and Chanel were all women who dared. They had no t...

The century girls
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Tessa Dunlop made pains to select women from broad walks of life and succeeds in weaving a rich tapestry of experiences.'...
The lives of the Surrealists
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No other art movement in history has contained two artists as different as Magritte and Mir?. This is because Surrealism was not in origin an art movement, but a philosophical strategy. It was a way of life - a rebellion against the establishment that had given the world the hideous slaughter of the First World War. Instead of trying to analyse th

Leaders who changed history
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Explore the lives and achievements of more than 85 of the world's most inspirational and influential leaders with this innovative, and boldly graphic ...
Making the Arab world
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How the conflict between political Islamists and secular-leaning nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle EastIn 2013, just two years ...