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Wait for Me!: Memoirs
Wait for Me!: Memoirs
by Deborah Mitford
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Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire, is the youngest of the famously witty brood of six daughters and one son that included the writers Jessica and Nancy, who wrote, when Deborah was born, “How disgusting of the poor darling to go and be a girl.... (read more)

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Wait for Me!
Wait for Me!
by Deborah Mitford
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Shortlisted as one of the best memoirs of the year in the UK, Wait for Me!, the memoirs of the youngest Mitford sister, is a must-have for any self respecting Anglophile and Mitford addict! Gossipy, witty, and completely beguiling, you'll want to devour... (read more)

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The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion, Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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Alone is the second volume in William Manchester's projected three-volume biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, the first volume of which was critically acclaimed: Manchester has such control over a huge and moving narrative, such... (read more)

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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
by William Manchester and Paul Reid
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Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul... (read more)

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Churchill: The Power of Words
Churchill: The Power of Words
by Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In speeches, books, and articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative... (read more)

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Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
Mitford Girls the Biography of an Extraordinary Family
by Mary S Lovell
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The revealing biography of an extraordinary family, based on exclusive access to the Mitford archives, which is just as sensational as any work of fiction. The hardback edition has sold over 20,000 copies, and interest in the Mitfords as a family has... (read more)

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The Life of Elizabeth I
The Life of Elizabeth I
by Alison Weir
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Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own... (read more)

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Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen
Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen
by Anna Whitelock
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She was the first woman to inherit the throne of England, a key player in one of Britain’s stormiest eras, and a leader whose unwavering faith and swift retribution earned her the nickname “Bloody Mary.” Now, in this impassioned and... (read more)

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Diana: The Last Word
Diana: The Last Word
by Simone Simmons
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"Simone, if anything happens to me, write a book and tell it like it is." --Diana, Princess of Wales   During the last five years of her life, the "People's Princess" had one friend and confidante who was special to her. She was not part of Diana's... (read more)

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England
by Alison Weir
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In this vibrant biography, acclaimed author Alison Weir reexamines the life of Isabella of England, one of history’s most notorious and charismatic queens. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV... (read more)

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Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey"
by Margaret Powell
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Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants portrayed in Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, Margaret Powells classic memoir of her time in service, Below Stairs, is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman who... (read more)

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Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
by Thomas Penn
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IN 1501, ENGLAND HAD BEEN RAVAGED FOR DECADES by conspiracy, coups, and violence. Through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler—but as a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s throne, he... (read more)

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Diaries, 1971-1983
Diaries, 1971-1983
by James Lees Milne
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James Lees-Milne (1908-1997) was both a noted expert on the English country house, and perhaps the greatest British diarist of the 20th century. Funny, indiscreet, candid, touching, and sharply observed, his journals reveal a fascinating personality and... (read more)

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Henry VIII: The King and His Court
Henry VIII: The King and His Court
by Alison Weir
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“WEIR’S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader.” –Philadelphia... (read more)

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Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family
by Leanda De Lisle
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The Tudors are Englands most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisles gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew. The Tudor canon typically starts with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485... (read more)

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We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals (09 Edition)
by Gillian Gill
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It was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century-and one of historys most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naïve teenager, when the British Empire was at the... (read more)

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Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
by Prince Charles
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For the first time, His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, shares his views on how mankinds most pressing modern challenges are rooted in our disharmony with nature. In the vein of Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and Van Jones Green Collar... (read more)

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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
by Fiona Carnarvon
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey, a transporting companion piece to the New York Times bestseller Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, tells the story of Catherine Wendell, the beautiful and spirited American woman who married Lady... (read more)

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A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties
A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties
by Robert Greenfield
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A Day in the Life is the story of how the ideal marriage between two young and extraordinarily beautiful members of the English upper class fell apart as the psychedelic dreams of the sixties gave way to the harsh, hard-rock reality of the seventies. A... (read more)

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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
by Amanda Foreman
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The winner of Britain's prestigious Whitbread Prize and a bestseller there for months, this wonderfully readable biography offers a rich, rollicking picture of late-eighteenth-century British aristocracy and the intimate story of a woman who for a time... (read more)

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