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Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
by Rosina Harrison
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In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "... (read more)

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The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London
by Lisa Jardine
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The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect and inventor who was appointed London's Chief Surveyor after the Great Fire of 1666. Throughout the 1670s he worked tirelessly with his intimate friend... (read more)

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Elizabeth I
Elizabeth I
by Anne Somerset
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Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the... (read more)

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Generals: Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World
Generals: Ten British Commanders Who Shaped the World
by Mark Urban
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Subtitled, "Ten British Commanders Who Shaped The World". From the bestselling author of "Rifles", comes the bold and remarkable lives and battles of ten of Britain's greatest generals. All ten of these generals, from Wellington to Montgomery, revealed... (read more)

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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
by Alison Weir
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Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry’s mother and Elizabeth&... (read more)

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The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"
The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary"
by Linda Porter
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In this groundbreaking new biography of “Bloody Mary,” Linda Porter brings to life a queen best remembered for burning hundreds of Protestant heretics at the stake, but whose passion, will, and sophistication have for centuries been... (read more)

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Aristocrats Lennox
Aristocrats Lennox
by Stella Tillyard
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The Lennox Sisters--great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers--lived lives of real public significance, but the private texture of their family-centered world mattered to them and they shared... (read more)

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Collins Library #06: Curious Men
Collins Library #06: Curious Men
by Frank Buckland
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Ever hear of the man who walked upside down? The guano mummy? The four-ton Chinese giant? The disembodied singing head of Anthropoglossos? Whenever a mysterious curiosity arrived in Victorian London, people knew there was one man who would always be at... (read more)

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Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens
by Jane Dunn
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The political and religious conflicts between Queen Elizabeth I and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, have for centuries captured our imagination and inspired memorable dramas played out on stage, screen, and in opera. But few books have brought to life... (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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Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself
Finding Sarah: A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself
by Sarah Ferguson
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FINDING SARAH is an extraordinarily personal memoir by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.andnbsp;As she spends time with Dr. Phil McGraw, she gains a new understanding of her relationship with herself and with others.andnbsp; Suze Orman helps Sarah unravel... (read more)

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The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
The Last Lion-Winston Spenser Churchill: Alone 1932-1940
by William Manchester
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The long-awaited second volume of the best Churchill biography reveals the true portrait of this ambitious world leader. Discussion centers on the alarm he sounded about the terrible plot being hatched inside Hitler's deranged mind. Two 8-page photos... (read more)

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Six Wives of Henry VIII
Six Wives of Henry VIII
by Alison Weir
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"Brilliantly written and meticulously researched...Alison Weir is adept at bringing to life these historical figures." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Henry VIII is perhaps England's most infamous monarch, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. He was... (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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Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid
Minding the Manor: The Memoir of a 1930s English Kitchen Maid
by Mollie Moran
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Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has... (read more)

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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
by Margaret Powell
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The sequel to New York Times bestseller Below Stairs, Servants' Hall tells a gripping real-life tale reminscent of Downton Abbey's Lady Sybil and Tom Branson. Margaret Powell's Below Stairs became a sensation among readers reveling in the luxury and&... (read more)

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Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
Gypsy Girl. Rosie McKinley
by Rosie Mckinley
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Imagine being born into a world where communities are constantly on the move, but freedom is not a birthright. Rosie grew up traveling all over England and Ireland in her family's caravan. She had an idyllic childhood roaming fields and meadows with her... (read more)

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Home to Roost: And Other Peckings
Home to Roost: And Other Peckings
by Deborah Devonshire
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My father would not have wasted time reading--a trait I have inherited from him. The unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire rings out of this second volume of her occasional writings. As broad and eclectic as her long and eventful life, the pieces... (read more)

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Cavalier the Story of a 17TH Century Playboy William Cavendish
Cavalier the Story of a 17TH Century Playboy William Cavendish
by Lucy Worsley
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From the Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces in England, a vivid portrait of a seventeenth-century nobleman, his household, and the dramatic decades surrounding the English Civil War. William Cavendish embodied the popular image of a cavalier. He... (read more)

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The King's Speech
The King's Speech
by Mark Logue
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Peter Conradi's books include The Red Ripper: Inside the Mind of Russia's Most Brutal Serial Killer, Mad Vlad: Vladimir Zhirinovksy and the New Russian Nationalism, and Hitler's Piano Player.... (read more)

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