Women writing history

The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a...

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1947: Where Now Begins

1947: Where Now Begins

Elisabeth Asbrink, Fiona Graham

As the clock strikes the end of the war, the time begins to turn towards a new age - the one we call now.

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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens

Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

Alison Weir

Five of England's medieval queens come to life in the first volume of an epic new series from the bestselling historian.

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 Read reviewThe Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen

Putin's bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum's books have explained the history of Russia and Eastern Europe as compellingly as any other historian. Based on a mass of previous untranslated documents and hundreds of testimonies, Anne Applebaum's...

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Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Miranda Kaufmann

A transformative history - in Tudor times there were Africans living and working in Britain, and they were free

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Dancing with Strangers: Text Classics

Dancing with Strangers: Text Classics

Inga Clendinnen

Dancing with Strangers is Inga Clendinnen's seminal account of the moment in January 1788 when the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour and a thousand British men and women, some of them convicts and some of them free,...

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The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia

The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia

Anna Clark

In every coastal town in Australia, there's a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on...

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The Celts

The Celts

Dr. Alice Roberts

The Celts are one of the world's most mysterious ancient people. In this compelling account, Alice Roberts takes us on a journey across Europe, uncovering the truth about this engimatic tribe: their origins, their treasure and...

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A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini

Caroline Moorehead

Mussolini was not only ruthless: he was subtle and manipulative. But the tide turned in 1924 when his assassins went too far, horror spread across Italy and twenty years of struggle began. Among those whose disgust hardened into...

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The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

Dava Sobel

`A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer `A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The...

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The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City

Iris Origo

This extraordinary re-creation of the life of a medieval Italian merchant, Francesco di Marco Datini, is one of the greatest historical portraits written in the twentieth century.Drawing on an astonishing cache...

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The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

The Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

Edith Hall

They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? This title...

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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris

The spellbinding story of a visionary British surgeon who changed medicine forever.

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A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind

A Revolution of Feeling: The Decade that Forged the Modern Mind

Rachel Hewitt

A Revolution of Feeling is a vivid and absorbing account of the dramatic end of the Enlightenment, the beginning of an emotional landscape preoccupied by guilt, sin, failure, resignation and repression, and the origins of our...

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The Vikings

The Vikings

Else Roesdahl, Kirsten Williams, Susan M. Margeson

Far from being just 'wild, barbaric, axe-wielding pirates', the Vikings created complex social institutions, oversaw the coming of Christianity to Scandinavia and made a major impact on European history through trade, travel and...

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Lenin on the Train

Lenin on the Train

Catherine Merridale

A gripping account of how Lenin's 1917 train ride to Petrograd ignited the Russian Revolution.   

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Victoria: The Queen

Victoria: The Queen

Julia Baird

The extraordinary story of the world's most influential, intriguing and surprising ruler, Queen Victoria.

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Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Diana Preston

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony.

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The Witches: Salem, 1692

The Witches: Salem, 1692

Stacy Schiff

A Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian explores one of the great mysteries of American history: the Salem witch trials

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The Story of Egypt

The Story of Egypt

Joann Fletcher

Ancient Egypt brought vividly to life by TV historian and one of the world's leading Egyptologists, Professor Joann Fletcher

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in...

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard

A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.

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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat-women who made Eureka a story for...

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Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

Mary Beard

An extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain's favourite classicist.

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Longitude

Longitude

Dava Sobel

The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated...

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Beautiful Balts: From displaced persons to new Australians

Beautiful Balts: From displaced persons to new Australians

Jayne Persian

170,000 Displaced Persons arrived in Australia between 1947 and 1952 - the first non-Anglo-Celtic mass migrants. Australia's first immigration minister, Arthur Calwell.....

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Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the Macabre & the Portrait

Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the Macabre & the Portrait

Joanna Gilmour

Featuring a sometimes disquieting selection of portraits, Sideshow Alley combines history, biography and the art of portraiture with true crime, scandal and sensation.National Portrait Gallery Curator Joanna Gilmour...

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