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1 Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Paperback)

by Jung Chang

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 03/07/2014

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Describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Read more

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2 Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz (Paperback)

by Thomas Harding

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 01/05/2014

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Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Hoss was a farmer and soldier who became... Read more

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3 I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback)

by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 05/06/2014

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4 This Boy (Paperback)

by Alan Johnson

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 27/02/2014

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The author's family lived in condemned housing, declared unfit for human habitation, in a cramped flat with no central heating, no electricity... Read more

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5 Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation (Paperback)

by Judith Mackrell

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 22/05/2014

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A gripping biography of six extraordinary women who, in their very different ways, epitomise the decade they came of age - the 1920s Read more

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6 Homage to Catalonia (Paperback)

by George Orwell, Julian Symon, Peter Davison

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 30/03/2000

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Describes the hopes and cynical betrayals of the author's experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War. Read more

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7 The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (Paperback)

by Ian Mortimer

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 03/06/2010

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One night in August 1323, a captive rebel baron, Sir Roger Mortimer, drugged his guards and escaped from the Tower of London. With the king's... Read more

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8 Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Paperback)

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Format: Paperback 720 pages
Published: 10/07/2014

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9 An Autobiography: or the Story of My Experiments with Truth (Paperback)

by Mahatma Gandhi, Mahadev Desai

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 28/06/2007

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in India in 1869. He was educated in London. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a... Read more

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10 The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Selection: A Selection (Paperback)

by Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham

Format: Paperback 1152 pages
Published: 01/05/2003

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The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of... Read more

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