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100 nasty women of history
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'Vital reading' STYLIST '...hooting with laughter - what a swashbuckler that Hannah Jewell is' MARINA HYDE 'Because 100 Nasty Women is so easy to ...
50 people who messed up the world
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'I can't imagine how they whittled it down to just 50 people' - comedianNik Rabinowitz 'A fantastic thought-provoking book that renews my appreciation...

50 queer music icons who changed the world
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Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed...
A galaxy of her own
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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in sp...

A history of the world in 21 women
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Jenni Murray gives the lie to Thomas Carlyle's infamous declaration that 'the history of the world is but the biography of great men.' Women have play...
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 ...

A seat at the table
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'Fascinating and illuminating' STYLIST'Perceptive and candid' IRISH TIMESINTERVIEWS WITH WOMEN ON THE FRONTLINE OF MUSIC, from KATE TEMPEST to MAGGIE ...
Abergavenny's war
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Over the years local journalist and author Tim Butters has interviewed many Abergavenny veterans from the Second World War, ranging from a soldier who...

Air men behind the medals
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Of the many human characteristics, few evoke greater admiration and respect than gallantry in the service of one?s country. Here, Graham Pitchfork des...
Avenging angels
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The girls came from every corner of the U.S.S.R. They were factory workers, domestic servants, teachers and clerks, and few were older than twenty. Th...

Avenging angels
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These women were still in their late teens when called up to join the Soviet forces between 1942 and 1944. Some volunteered to serve in the army, but most were given no choice as to whether to join the army or not, or whether to become a sniper or choose another army profession. After a few months of extremely rigorous training they were issued wit
Balloonomania belles
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_Balloonomania Belles_ reveals the astonishing stories of the fabulous female pioneers of balloon flight. More than a century before the first aeropla...

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For the first time, more than 15 years after four boys from London were first thrown together to form what would go on to become one of the most succe...
Bohemian lives
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Ida Nettleship was a flamboyant Bohemian who gave up a promising artistic career to marry Augustus John. She had five pregnancies in just six years, l...

Born Trump
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As a writer at Vanity Fair covering the Trump family, Emily Jane Fox has spent the last year doing a deep dive into the lives of the President's child...
Bygone badass broads
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Based on Mackenzi Lee's popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women f...

Champagne supernovas
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A glittering history of fashion in the 1990s, told through the lives of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen. The 1950s had rock 'n' roll and ...
Childless voices
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From the playgrounds of Glasgow to the villages of Bangladesh; from religious rites to ancient superstitions; from the world's richest people to its p...

Churchill and Fisher
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A vivid study in the politics and stress of high command, this book describes the decisive roles of young Winston Churchill as political head of the A...
Collage. Vol. VII
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Creative, successful, dyslexic
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23 very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome t...
Daughters of chivalry
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'A stunning and intricately researched portrayal of five extraordinary women whose stories have until now remained in the shadows. The author shatters...

England's queens
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The six wives of Henry VIII brought queenship into the early modern era and his daughters, Mary I and Elizabeth I, found themselves in an almost unpre...
European adventurers of Northern India (1785-1849)
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Around 200 years ago in Lahore, deserters across Europe intermingled with sophisticated ex-Napoleonic officers for the chance to fight for Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who sought to create Asia's most powerful army in anticipation of a clash with the British Empire. Conspicuous among them were a Scots-American soldier-of-fortune who single-handedly defen

Four Queens and a Countess
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When Mary Stuart was forced off the Scottish throne she fled to England, a move that made her cousin Queen Elizabeth very uneasy. Elizabeth had contin...
Geek girl's guide to geek women
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This hands-on book takes a look at four brilliant women -- Ada Lovelace, Anna Atkins, Hildegard Von Bingen, and Maria Telkes -- and the world-changing...

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Beautifully illustrated and officially licensed by FIFA, Goal! is a unique football book that captures the essence of the ultimate sporting achievemen...
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...

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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A stunning set of postcards celebrating fifty extraordinary women who have changed the world -- from the team behind the phenomenally successful Good ...
Great Scottish lives
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Discover the fascinating lives of the iconic figures that have shaped Scotland from the early nineteenth century to the present day.Explore the rich h...

Heart of the trail
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Updated and expanded for its twentieth anniversary-the beloved book that tells the stories of the women who traveled West. In Heart of the Trail Mar...
High performance
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'A band of stubborn pioneers rose from the embers of Britain's cities after World War Two and created the finest automobiles the world had ever seen ....

Honoring those they led
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Honoring Those They Led examines specific points and groups within a massive subject; Commanding Generals of WW II German field commands with those pr...
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 ...

Icy graves
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EVER since Captain Cook first sailed into the Great Southern Ocean in 1773, mankind has sought to push back the boundaries of Antarctic exploration. T...
In search of ancient North Africa
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For forty years, Barnaby Rogerson has travelled across North Africa, making sense of the region's complex and fascinating history as both a writer and...

Jackie, Janet & Lee
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A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.
Japanese portraits
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From the private musings of author Donald Richie, comes this extensive collection of brief written portraits which capture the personalities of 54 d...

Last of the Kriegies
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'For you the war is over'. 'Last of the Kriegies' tells the extraordinary stories of five of the last remaining Second World War RAF Bomber Command Pr...
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 ...

Lunch with the FT
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From the very first mouthful, 'Lunch with the FT' was destined to become a permanent fixture in the Financial Times.One thousand lunches later, the FT...
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 ...

Mapping the past
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'Patsy, what are you going to be when you grow up? Well?' 'A Royal Engineer, Daddy. A Royal Engineer!'Charles Drazin knew little about his mother's fa...
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 d...

Messi vs Ronaldo
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For years, the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona has defined top-level European football. At its heart: a personal battle - Messi vs Ronaldo. ...
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

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...
Mother Country
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***LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 JHALAK PRIZE***A leading new exploration of the Windrush generation featuring David Lammy, Lenny Henry, Corinne Bailey Rae,...

My abiding passion
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A completely fresh insight into the mind of one of the UK's greatest playwrights, the letters between John Osborne and his first wife, actress Pamela ...
My first memory
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WHAT IS YOUR FIRST MEMORY? Or, rather, what do you imagine to be your earliest memory? Perhaps, alternatively, there was a moment during childhood...