A Concise History of Italy

Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction...

Feed the Beast Pints, Pies, Poles and a Bell Full of Goals

With 19 spells at various clubs in the Football League, Jon Parkin has cut an instantly recognisable figure in English football for the past 20 years.At 6'4", and weighing in as...

The Black Earth

1922. When the Turkish Army occupies Smyrna, Zoë Haggitiris escapes with her family, only to lose everything. Alone in a sea of desperate strangers, her life is touched, for a...

Sweet Thames

London, 1849. As a cholera epidemic draws nearer, Joshua Jeavons, engineer, is working on his great drain plan for the capital. When the deaths begin, he works even more...

The Flowers of Evil

Sensual, macabre, joyous and liberating, The Flowers of Evil, or Les Fleurs du Mal, is a beautifully debauched reflection on dreams, sin, life, and death. With subjects ranging...

Great Poets, The: Matthew Arnold

Considered the bridge between romanticism and modernism, Matthew Arnold wrote verse that is simple, unadorned and straightforward. From the hypnotic and beautiful lines of "Dover...

The Winter King

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord...

Sword Song The Battle for London

In the exhilarating Saxon Tales series, Bernard Cornwell reimagines one of the most fascinating tales in all of history - the birth of England - and breathes life into the...

Last Stalinist, The: Life of Santiago Carrillo

The life of the complex, ruthless adversary of General Franco, whose life spanned much of Spain’s turbulent 20th century.From 1939 to 1975, the Spanish Communist Party,...

The Winter King (Warlord Chronicles, Book 1)

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which...

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