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 Special priceThe Plots Against Hitler

The Plots Against Hitler

Danny Orbach

A new and definitive account of the anti-Nazi underground in Germany and its numerous efforts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

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 Special priceSunday's Garden: Growing Heide

Sunday’s Garden: Growing Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Sunday's Garden explores the growing of Heide, now site of Heide Museum and Art Gallery, and in doing so fully restores the Heide garden into the literature surrounding this inspiring site, its creators John and Sunday Reed, and...

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 Special priceSunday's Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan, Stephanie Alexander

Sunday Reed was a passionate cook and gardener, who believed in home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a communal table. 'Sunday's Kitchen' tells the story of food and living at the home of John and Sunday Reed, two of...

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 Special priceThe Forgotten Notebook

The Forgotten Notebook

Betty Churcher

The Forgotten Notebook is based on sketches Betty Churcher drew in the great galleries of the world when she raced through them as director of the National Gallery of Australia in the 1990s on her way to arrange the loans of...

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 Special priceUrban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Urban Arboreal: A Modern Glossary of City Trees

Michael Jordan, Kelly Louise Judd

A selection of 70 urban-dwelling trees from across the world that celebrates the beauty and cultural importance of these botanical giants.

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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Simon Winchester

The revered New York Times -bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement--precision.over.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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 Special priceThe Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

The Sporting Horse: In Pursuit of Equine Excellence

Nicola Jane Swinney, Bob Langrish, Jane Holderness-Roddam

Stunning photographs from a unique personal archive which reveal horse and rider working together in perfect harmony to achieve sporting excellence.

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 Special priceThis Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

This Life: Why Mortality Makes Us Free

Martin Hagglund

A serious and original philosopher explores the purpose of your life.

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 Special priceMr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Mr Guilfoyle’s Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill

William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William...

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 Special priceModern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the truth to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Equal parts romance and...

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 Special price'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

‘Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More

Iggy Pop

Lyrics, essays and photographs from one of music's most influential, enduring and endearing artists.

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 Special priceLiving with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

Dr Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor's new book traces how different societies have understood and articulated their place in the cosmic scheme.

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 Special priceA Beer in the Loire

A Beer in the Loire

Tommy Barnes

An irresistible feast of humour and heart featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes

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 Special priceThe Warburgs

The Warburgs

Ron Chernow

The definitive biography of the twentieth century's great German-Jewish banking family.

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 Special priceThe New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

Peter Frankopan

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up to date,...

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 Special priceCrusaders

Crusaders

Dan Jones

A history of the Crusades.

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Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Nicholas Blincoe

An unforgettable history of the beloved little town at the heart of the world's longest conflict, chronicling times of peace and war over the course of 11,000 years

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 Special priceAtlas of Vanishing Places

Atlas of Vanishing Places

Travis Elborough

Maps offer us a chance to see not just how our world looks today, and how it once looked. But what about the places that have vanished from modern atlases? With beautiful maps and stunning photography, Travis Elborough takes you...

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

Antony Beevor

From critically acclaimed world historian Beevor comes the first major account in more than 20 years to cover the whole Normandy invasion, from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25 of the same year. b&w...

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 Special priceBallad of the Anarchist Bandits

Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits

John Merriman

The thrilling story of the Bonnot Gang, a band of anarchist bank robbers whose crimes terrorized Belle Epoque Paris, and whose escapades reflected the fast-paced, dizzyingly modern, and increasingly violent period on the eve of...

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The Mistress of Paris

The Mistress of Paris

Catherine Hewitt

Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret.

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 Special priceThe Atlas of Disease

The Atlas of Disease

Sandra Hempel

The Atlas of Disease is first book to interweave new maps with contemporary illustrations to chart some of the world's most deadly pandemics and epidemics.

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 Special priceAtlas of the Unexpected

Atlas of the Unexpected

Travis Elborough

In 45 beautiful, unique maps and with evocative photography, Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to far-off lands, obscure discoveries and unimaginable locations.

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 Special priceThe Human Swarm

The Human Swarm

Mark W. Moffett

The epic story of how humans evolved from intimate chimp communities into a world-dominating species.

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A Force So Swift

A Force So Swift

Kevin Peraino

A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map. --Provided...

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 Special priceStranger Than Kindness

Stranger Than Kindness

Nick Cave

A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave

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 Special priceBotany Bay and the First Fleet: The Real Story

Botany Bay and the First Fleet: The Real Story

Alan Frost

Now in one definitive volume, Botany Bay and the First Fleet is a full, authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia.

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 Special price Read reviewClose to Home: Selected Writings

Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung

This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for...

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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking

Deborah Cadbury

From an award-winning historian, this is the fascinating, untold story of Queen Victoria's vain attempt to thwart true love, forge political unions, and bind the royal families of Europe

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A.N. Wilson

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

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 Special priceA Brief History of Creation

A Brief History of Creation

Bill Mesler, H. James Cleaves

The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life's biggest mystery.

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Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet

Harry Eyres

A wise and witty revival of the Roman poet Horace, in which Eyres reexamines the poet's life, legacy and verse with a light, lyrical touch and a keen critical eye.

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 Special priceStoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Stoned: Photographs and Treasures from Life with the Rolling Stones

Jo Wood

A never-before-seen look inside the world of the Rolling Stones.

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 Special priceWho Rules the World?

Who Rules the World?

Noam Chomsky

Examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world. Drawing on examples ranging from expanding drone assassination programs to civil war in Syria to the violence in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine,...

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The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

The Incurable Romantic: And Other Tales of Madness and Desire

Dr Frank Tallis, Simon Shepherd

A psychologist explores the intersection of love and madness through the riveting stories of the patients he has treated

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 Special priceSelected Letters

Selected Letters

D. Bailey, Cicero

Provides a brief biographical sketch of the Roman consul and orator, and gathers his selected correspondence, in which he discusses social and political life in the Roman Empire.

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Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Freud: The Making of an Illusion

Frederick Crews

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator.

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France

France

John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich's final book is the one he always wanted to write, a vibrantly colorful chronicle of his beloved France. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains through Charlemagne, Marie...

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 Special priceThe Art of Making Memories

The Art of Making Memories

Meik Wiking

The New York Times-bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke explains how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming and practical handbook filled with infographics, illustrations,...

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 Special priceWomen Warriors: An Unexpected History

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Pamela D. Toler

From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not,...

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 Special priceThe Book of Ikigai

The Book of Ikigai

Caroline de Surany

The Book of Ikigaiis a 12-week personal development program to help you find your purpose in this world and change your life profoundly.

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 Special priceOur Universe: An Astronomer's Guide

Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide

Jo Dunkley

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena...

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 Special priceThe Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

Rainer Maria Rilke, Ulrich Baer

From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing comfort in a time of grief and words to soothe the soul.    

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 Special priceLegacy

Legacy

Thomas Harding

A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company.

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 Special priceUnruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia's History

Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers and Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History

Sunil Amrith

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Churchill And Orwell

Churchill And Orwell

Thomas Ricks

A duel biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell that shows how their tireless campaigning against totalitarianism helped preserve democracy in the West.     

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Rebel in the Ranks

Rebel in the Ranks

Brad S Gregory

With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to...

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

David Garrow

The definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped an extraordinary leader and his rise -...

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 Special priceInventions that Didn't Change the World

Inventions that Didn’t Change the World

Julie Halls

A captivating and humorous selection of inventions catalogued and registered in 19th-century Britain, as revealed through remarkable, unpublished illustrations from the National Archives.       

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 Special priceAround the World

Around the World

Barbara Levine, Kirsten Jensen

With snapshots, passenger lists, itineraries, and postcards, and from Cairo to Burma and back again, authors Barbara Levine and Kirsten Jensen transport readers back to the dawn of world travel when the middle class toured the...

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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 Special priceThe Last Elephants

The Last Elephants

Colin Bell, Dr. Don Pinnock

A book that celebrates the wild elephants of Africa and the danger that they will disappear from the planet without our help.

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 Special priceThe Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau

David Dufty

This is a rich historical account of a secret and little-understood side of the war, interwoven with lively personalities and personal stories. It is the story of Australia's version of Bletchley Park, of talented and dedicated...

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 Special priceGandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World

Gandhi 1914-1948: The Years That Changed the World

Ramachandra Guha

Gandhi lived one of the great 20th-century lives. He inspired and enraged, challenged and delighted many million men and women around the world. This magnificent book tells the story of Gandhi's life, from his departure from South...

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 Special priceAnthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

Hilary Spurling

The definitive portrait of a literary master from one of our generation's foremost biographers.

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 Special priceThe Europeans

The Europeans

Orlando Figes

A dazzling, highly original account of three remarkable individuals and their part in creating the matchless new culture of 19th-century Europe.

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 Special priceHome and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Home and Away: Writing the Beautiful Game

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Fredrik Ekelund, Don Bartlett, Sean Kinsella

The author is sitting at home in Skane with his wife, four small children and a dog. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays football on the beach. In this football book, two authors use football and the World Cup in...

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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia

Sandy Ransford, Bob Langrish

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia by Sandy Ransford is a fantastic gift for children who dream of having a horse or pony of their own.    

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 Special priceDC Comics: A Visual History (Updated Edition)

DC Comics: A Visual History (Updated Edition)

Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Matthew Manning

Discover the world behind the DC Universe!    

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Altered Traits

Altered Traits

Daniel Goleman, Richard J. Davidson

Two New York Times-bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.

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 Special priceTestosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Cordelia Fine

A landmark new book from Cordelia Fine, author of the hugely influential Delusions of Gender

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 Special pricePrimate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

This is the road from climate change to primate change.

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 Special priceThe Lady with the Borzoi

The Lady with the Borzoi

Laura Claridge

The untold story of Blanche Knopf, the singular woman who helped define American literature.

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Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear

Elizabeth P. Archibald

Chock-full of incredible advice that's stood the test of time and based on the popular blog, ASK THE PAST is the tongue-in-cheek compilation of hilarious and fascinating answers to everyone's questions, drawn from real antique...

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 Special priceThe Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

Wendy Moore

From the author of the No. 1 bestseller WEDLOCK, the story of two pioneering men of science, and a nation in thrall to mesmerism...

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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz

Mark Felton

The little-known true story of one of World War Two's greatest escapes, brought exuberantly to life by acclaimed historian Mark Felton

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Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917

Helen Rappaport

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals...

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 Special priceBolder

Bolder

Carl Honore

Bestselling author of In Praise of Slow investigates one of the last taboos - ageing - and the 'age inappropriate' revolution that is taking place across the globe.

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 Special priceRebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Rebel Cities: Paris, London and New York in the Age of Revolution

Mike Rapport

A brilliant historical narrative of London, Paris and New York in the Age of Revolution, just as they were transforming into the great global cities we know them to be today.

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 Special priceThe New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis

Richard Florida

Cities are both the engines of innovation and the seedbeds of inequality - how can we keep what's good and break free of the bad?

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 Special priceAlone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk

Michael Korda

Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.

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