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Why another book on Waterloo?

Bernard Cornwell's latest book may be a first foray into non-fiction, but he's in very familiar historical territory. So, why bother to write another book on one of the most famous battles in history? Read more
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“Even if you’re trained to hate, you can choose tolerance.”

El-Sayed Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League in New York in 1990, and went on to plan the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 from his prison cell. Thrown unwittingly into a life of anger, despair and intimidation, Zak Ebrahim, Nosair's son, was saved by the realisation that he had a choice. Read more
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10 things you don’t know about London

Martin Latham knows a thing or two about the capital - which is probably not surprising since he's the author of Londonopolis: A Curious History of London. To be getting on with, here's his ten truly surprising facts about the city. Read more
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This is the day that was…

It may take two to tango, but it takes three to compile Classic FM's The Big Book of Classical Music. And no wonder - covering 100 years of classical music in 366 days is no mean feat - as one of the book's authors - Tim Lihoreau - explains. Read more
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Hitler’s Canary

Author Elizabeth Buchan shares her inspiration for her new book, I Can't Begin to Tell You, and gives us a glimpse at the women who worked in the shadows during World War II. Read more
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Recipe: Butter & Sage Gnudi

Jamie Oliver's latest offering - Jamie's Comfort Food - focusses on food that makes you feel happy. Well, this recipe for butter and sage gnudi has certainly put a smile on our faces. Read more
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Creating 24 Hours at Waterloo

Robert Kershaw explains how a chess set inspired his unconventional new narrative of one of history's great battles, which features unexpected perspectives and an hour by hour "virtual reality TV" style. Read more
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Goal kicks in America

In the 1970s, a US football league starring Pele, Cruyff and Beckenbauer briefly shone, then failed. Ian Plenderleith’s new book, Rock 'n' Roll Soccer, explains the multi-layered legacy of the unique and fascinating North American Soccer League. Read more