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Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
Sisters the Saga of the Mitford Family
by Mary S Lovell
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This is the Story of a close, loving family splintered by the violent ideologies of Europe between the wars. Jessica was a Communist; Debo became the Duchess of Devonshire; Nancy was one of the best-selling novelists of her day; the ethereally beautiful... (read more)

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Storm Front the Epic True Story of a Secret War the Sass Greatest Battle & the British Pilots Who Saved Them
Storm Front the Epic True Story of a Secret War the Sass Greatest Battle & the British Pilots Who Saved Them
by Rowland White
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The thrilling new military history title from the bestselling author of Vulcan 607 and Phoenix Squadron.   In early 1970, the Commanding Officer of 22 SAS flew into the strategically critical Sultanate of Oman on a covert intelligence mission. A... (read more)

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Off Whitehall: A View from Downing Street by Tony Blair's Advisor
Off Whitehall: A View from Downing Street by Tony Blair's Advisor
by Derek Scott
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The relationship between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown is unique in British politics and this book describes it from close quarters. The author saw both men in action, advising the Prime Minister for over six years in Downing Street. In government Blair... (read more)

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The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters
The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters
by Charlotte Mosley
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Eavesdrop on one of the most celebrated literary friendships in American letters "An epistolary feast for literary fans [and] a confidence booster for aspiring writers everywhere. A-" —Entertainment Weekly "If friendship is an art, this volume... (read more)

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Long Life
Long Life
by Nigel Nicolson
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These memoirs offer a fresh perspective on Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson's marriage from the point of view of one of their three sons. It also tells how Nigel's youth was consumed by World War II and how, with George Weidenfeld, he created the... (read more)

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Ninachka: The Making of an Englishwoman?
Ninachka: The Making of an Englishwoman?
by Nina Murray
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This autobiography tells the story of an indefatigable spirit who survived the Second World War, a doomed marriage, the murder of her father, rape, and the almost endless consternation of family problems. Dr. Murray's story offers a valuable lesson to... (read more)

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The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour
The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour
by Peter Mandelson
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The revelatory memoir of one of New Labors three founding architects is devoted to the "soap opera" years of Labor government and the breakdown of relationships between Mandelson, Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown Drawing heavily on detailed... (read more)

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The Women's Land Army (Shire Library)
The Women's Land Army (Shire Library)
by Neil Storey
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Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons
Ten Books That Shaped the British Empire: Creating an Imperial Commons
by Antoinette Burton
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Combining insights from imperial studies and transnational book history, this provocative collection opens new vistas on both fields through ten accessible essays, each devoted to a single book. Contributors revisit well-known works associated with the... (read more)

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The Maud Allan Affair
The Maud Allan Affair
by Russell James
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Maud Allan, the famous exotic dancer was destroyed by the infamous libel trial brought by charismatic M.P. and pilot, Noel Pemberton-Billing. In this wonderfully written book, Russell James charts her rise and fall from the days when she saved the 1908... (read more)

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Thirty Days: An Inside Account of Tony Blair at War
Thirty Days: An Inside Account of Tony Blair at War
by Peter Stothard
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For thirty days I was close by him at historic events -- in the places where writers never are. Before Britain could help the United States in the war against Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair faced a battle against his own voters, his own party, and his own... (read more)

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Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)
by Amanda Macke Stuart
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When Consuelo Vanderbilt's grandfather died, he was the richest man in America. Her father soon started to spend the family fortune, enthusiastically supported by Consuelo's mother, Alva, who was determined to take the family to the top of New York... (read more)

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Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI
Churchill and the King: The Wartime Alliance of Winston Churchill and George VI
by Kenneth Weisbrode
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“Wonderfully readable. . . . This is popular history at its best.” —The Daily Beast King George VI and Winston Churchill were not destined to be partners, let alone allies. Yet together—as foils, confidants, conspirators, and... (read more)

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David & Winston: How a Friendship Changed History
David & Winston: How a Friendship Changed History
by Robert Lloyd George
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Drawing on unseen family archive material, George provides an intimate biography of the friendship between his great-grandfather, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill, from their public politics to their private passions.... (read more)

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The Grass Widow & Her Cow
The Grass Widow & Her Cow
by Barbara Paynter
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Written nearly 60 years ago, compiled from her letters to her husband stationed with the Royal Air Force in the Middle East during World War 2 this is the remarkable story of a young woman who knew nothing about farms or animals buckling down to 'do her... (read more)

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Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5
Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5
by Christopher Andrew
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Nightmare the Race To Become Londons May
Nightmare the Race To Become Londons May
by Mark Darcy
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The selection of mayor for London has proved to be one of the most bizarre political stories of the age. This text tells the whole story, from the first stirrings through to election day itself.... (read more)

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Bibliography of Historical Writings Published in Great Britain and the Empire: 1940-1945
Bibliography of Historical Writings Published in Great Britain and the Empire: 1940-1945
by Louis Frewer
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This work, based on the annual published lists of book titles, contains in addition all relevant material which has appeared in article form in some 120 British and Commonwealth journals, together with references to book reviews in the same periodicals.... (read more)

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Broonland: The Last Days of Gordon Brown
Broonland: The Last Days of Gordon Brown
by Christopher Harvie
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How did the intellectually intimidating, industrious architect of the New Labour project become its maligned and feckless undertaker? In this scathing, witty indictment of Gordon Brown's tenure as prime minister, Christopher Harvie says goodbye to Broon... (read more)

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One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7
One Day in July: Experiencing 7/7
by John Tulloch
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"I don't remember seeing a flash. I didn't hear the blast—I was too close. Like a distorted film, my vision stretched and turned yellow. I was just three feet from the bomb." On July 7, 2005, John Tulloch, a risk analyst and sociologist with... (read more)

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