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1 Destiny in the Desert: The Road to El Alamein - The Battle That Turned the Tide (Paperback)

by Jonathan Dimbleby

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 06/06/2013

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A unique single-volume history of the road to El Alamein - 'the end of the beginning' - and the bloody battle that followed ... Read more

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2 Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River (Paperback)

by Robert Twigger

Format: Paperback 600 pages
Published: 10/04/2014

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A rip-roaring yet intimate biography of the mighty Nile by Robert Twigger, award-winning author of ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS. 'A tour de force'... Read more

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3 Mandela: The Authorised Biography (Paperback)

by Anthony Sampson

Format: Paperback 704 pages
Published: 18/08/2011

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Widely considered to be the most important biography of Nelson Mandela, Antony Sampson's remarkable book has been updated with an afterword by... Read more

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4 A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid (Paperback)

by John Romer

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 28/03/2013

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Draws on a lifetime of research and thought to recreate the story of how a civilization which began with handfuls of semi-itinerant fishermen... Read more

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5 Conversations With Myself (Paperback)

by Nelson Mandela

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 06/05/2011

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Nelson Mandela's book Conversations With Myself is an unprecedented and official portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, with a... Read more

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6 Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (Paperback)

by Paul Theroux

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 07/08/2003

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Offers an account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after... Read more

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7 The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

by Toby Wilkinson

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 01/08/2011

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A brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated general history of ancient Egypt, from the builders of the first pyramids to Cleopatra Read more

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8 I Dreamed of Africa (Paperback)

by Kuki Gallmann

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 06/09/2007

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Kuki Gallmann's memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s, first with her husband Paulo, and then alone. This book is part elegaic... Read more

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9 Explorers of the Nile: the Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure (Paperback)

by Tim Jeal

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 07/06/2012

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Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing... Read more

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10 Born Free: The Full Story (Paperback)

by Joy Adamson

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 04/06/2010

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The fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic story of Elsa the lioness and the woman who cared for her. Read more

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