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Lost Voices From The Titanic
Nick Barratt
 

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History
Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750534543
Published: 01-12-2011

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On the 15th April 1912 the largest, most expensive, most luxurious ship ever built sank beneath the icy waves of the northern Atlantic. Over one thousand five hundred people perished that night in what has become one of the most examined tragedies of our time. But never before has the story of the world's most infamous ship, been told in the words of those who designed her, built her and survived her. Here Nick Barratt tells the story of the Titanic from its original conception at the White Star Line through its construction at the Harland and Wolff's shipyards in Belfast.

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Sisters Of The East End
Helen Batten
 

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History
Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750539197
Published: 01-06-2014

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Born into a working-class North London family, Katie is determined to 'do something' with her life. Working in the impoverished East End in the 1950s, she meets the Sisters of St John the Divine - a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and midwifery. The Sisters have been present at births, cared for the sick and laid out the dead for a hundred years, and Katie soon joins them to start her journey to becoming Sister Catherine Mary. As a novice Katie rallies against the vow of obedience, yet as a nurse and midwife she learns much about the nature of dedication, love and tragedy.

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The Reckoning
Patrick Bishop
 

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History
Price: £ 18.76
Isbn: 9781445099743
Published: 01-01-2015

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Tel Aviv, 1942. Avraham Stern - criminal leader of the bloodthirsty Stern Gang - was in hiding. Stern was a poet and mystic who believed himself destined for greatness. Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a middle-class Londoner, was tasked with tracking him down. What happened that morning would be endlessly contested but two things were clear: Morton had cornered Stern and, minutes later, shot him dead. Based on revelatory research, the private archive of Morton and interviews with witnesses, The Reckoning is the first book to tell the tale of a rebel who terrorized Palestine and the lawman determined to stop him.

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The Reckoning
Patrick Bishop
 

Soft Cover
History
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781445099750
Published: 01-01-2016

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Tel Aviv, 1942. Avraham Stern - criminal leader of the bloodthirsty Stern Gang - was in hiding. Stern was a poet and mystic who believed himself destined for greatness. Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a middle-class Londoner, was tasked with tracking him down. What happened that morning would be endlessly contested but two things were clear: Morton had cornered Stern and, minutes later, shot him dead. Based on revelatory research, the private archive of Morton and interviews with witnesses, The Reckoning is the first book to tell the tale of a rebel who terrorized Palestine and the lawman determined to stop him.

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Witches
Tracy Borman
 

Hard Cover
History
Price: £ 20.89
Isbn: 9781444821253
Published: 01-10-2014

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September 1613. In Belvoir Castle, the heir of one of England's great noble families falls suddenly and dangerously ill. His body is 'tormented' with violent convulsions. Within a few short weeks he will suffer an excruciating death, and soon the whole family will be stricken with the same terrifying symptoms. The second son, the last of the male line, will not survive. It is said witches are to blame. And so the Earl of Rutland's sons will not be the last to die. Yet this is not a typical case of paranoia or hysteria: the most powerful and Machiavellian figure of the Jacobean court has a vested interest in events at Belvoir, and he masterminds a conspiracy that will remain hidden for centuries...

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Charlotte And Leopold
James Chambers
 

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History
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781847824004
Published: 01-10-2008

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CHARLOTTE & LEOPOLD tells the story of the doomed romance between Charlotte, heir to the English throne, and Leopold, uncle to Queen Victoria and first King of the Belgians. Charlotte was the only legitimate royal child of her generation, and her death in childbirth was followed by an unseemly scramble to produce a substitute heir. Queen Victoria was the product. Charlotte won the hearts of her subjects. Yet, she was used, abused and victimised by rivalries - between her parents; between her father (the Prince Regent, later George IV) and (Mad King) George III; between her tutors, governesses and other members of her discordant household; and ultimately between the Whig opposition and the Tory government...

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Shopgirls
Pamela Cox/Annabel Hobley
 

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History
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Isbn: 9780750540988
Published: 01-06-2015

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For the first time, SHOPGIRLS tells the story of the women who have served behind our counters, playing a vital and often ground-breaking part in our shared social history. We meet Selfridges' 'businesswomen', fighting for their good name, and arsonist suffragette Gladys Evans, jailed for standing up for her beliefs; join Margaret Bondfield as she goes undercover, fiercely championing the rights of the early shopgirls; and stand alongside the impoverished interwar chain store assistants who stole stockings to supplement their meagre wages.

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Koh-i-Noor
William Dalrymple/Anita Anand
 

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History
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Isbn: 9781785414855
Published: 01-02-2018

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On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of Punjab was compelled to hand over great riches to the British, including perhaps the single most valuable object on the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, the Mountain of Light. The history of the Koh-i-Noor that was then commissioned by the British may have been one woven together from gossip of Delhi bazaars, but it was to be become the accepted version. Only now is it finally challenged, freeing the diamond from the fog of mythology that has clung to it for so long. The resulting history is one of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation told through an impressive slice of south and central Asian history. It ends with the jewel in its current controversial setting: in the crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

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The Zhivago Affair
Peter Finn/Petra Couvee
 

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History
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Isbn: 9781785410444
Published: 01-05-2015

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1956. Boris Pasternak knew his novel, *Doctor Zhivago*, would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he pressed the manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout and allowed it to be published in translation all over the world - a highly dangerous act. 1958. The CIA, recognising that the Cold War was primarily an ideological battle, published *Doctor Zhivago* in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. It was immediately snapped up on the black market. Pasternak was later forced to renounce the Nobel Prize in Literature, igniting worldwide political scandal. With first access to previously classified CIA files, *The Zhivago Affair* gives an irresistible portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shake the world.

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The Zhivago Affair
Peter Finn/Petra Couvee
 

Soft Cover
History
Price: £ 14.76
Isbn: 9781785410451
Published: 01-05-2016

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Boris Pasternak knew his novel, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he pressed the manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout and allowed it to be published in translation all over the world - a highly dangerous act. 1958. The CIA, recognising that the Cold War was primarily an ideological battle, published DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. It was immediately snapped up on the black market. Pasternak was later forced to renounce the Nobel Prize in Literature, igniting worldwide political scandal. With first access to previously classified CIA files, THE ZHIVAGO AFFAIR gives an irresistible portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shake the world.

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Bandaging The Blitz
Phyll MacDonald-Ross/I.D. Roberts
 

Hard Cover
History
Price: £ 18.79
Isbn: 9780750542449
Published: 01-06-2016

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In 1938, eighteen-year-old Phyllis Elsworth packs her bags, says goodbye to her anxious parents and sets off from her quiet seaside home for the Hackney Hospital in London's bustling East End, where she is to fulfil her dreams to train as a nurse. At first, it is a whirlwind of long days, hard work, new friends and plenty of mischief, but just ten months later Britain declares war on Germany and life at the hospital is transformed. Phyll's days become an endless cycle of air-raid sirens, injured servicemen and anxiously waiting for news of loved ones.

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Life Below Stairs
Alison Maloney
 

Soft Cover
History
Price: £ 16.78
Isbn: 9781444823998
Published: 01-05-2015

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Upstairs: a picture of elegance and calm, adorned with social gatherings and extravagantly envisioned dinner parties. Downstairs: a hive of domestic activity, supported by a body of staff painstakingly devoted to ensuring the smooth running of the household... Brimming with family secrets, society scandal and elaborate fashion, the world of the aristocratic Edwardian household has captured the minds of millions of modern people. But what was it like for those who really kept such a household running? From pay and regulations, to perks and entertainment - and even romance - the minutiae of servants' lives provide a fascinating glimpse into their below-stairs world.

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