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1 A Strange Business: Making Art and Money in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Hardback)

by James Hamilton

Format: Hardback 400 pages
Published: 07/08/2014

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From the author of the acclaimed biography of Turner comes a major new work that explores the relationship between art and business in... Read more

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2 National Service: Conscription in Britain, 1945-1963 (Hardback)

by Richard Vinen

Format: Hardback 640 pages
Published: 28/08/2014

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As the military's needs wound down and Britain ceased to be a great power, National Service came to be seen as just an embarrassment, and its... Read more

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3 Finding Longitude: How Ships, Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem (Hardback)

by Richard Dunn, National Maritime Museum, Rebekah Higgitt

Format: Hardback 256 pages
Published: 19/06/2014

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Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's exhibition "Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude". Read more

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4 Operation Sealion: How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940 (Hardback)

by Leo McKinstry

Format: Hardback 496 pages
Published: 14/08/2014

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One of Britain's most remarkable victories of the Second World War. Read more

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5 Sheriffmuir 1715 (Hardback)

by Stuart Reid

Format: Hardback 256 pages
Published: 30/08/2014

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New account of the Jacobite rising of 1715 published for its 300th anniversary. The most comprehensive study of the battle of Sheriffmuir ever... Read more

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6 Parliament: Biography: Reform Volume II (Hardback)

by Chris Bryant

Format: Hardback 480 pages
Published: 14/08/2014

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Over the last two hundred years Parliament has witnessed and effected dramatic and often turbulent change. Political parties rose - and fell. The... Read more

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7 Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator (Hardback)

by Jean Findlay

Format: Hardback 368 pages
Published: 28/08/2014

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C K Scott Moncrieff's celebrated translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first published in 1922 and was a work which... Read more

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8 Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War (Hardback)

by Jerry White

Format: Hardback 368 pages
Published: 01/05/2014

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11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands... Read more

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9 Requisitioned: The British Country House in the Second World War (Hardback)

by John Martin Robinson

Format: Hardback 208 pages
Published: 01/05/2014

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Requisitioned analyses twenty houses around Britain, who endured a number of varying wartime roles - whether they be hospitals, storage areas,... Read more

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10 Full of Hope and Fear: The Great War Letters of an Oxford Family (Hardback)

by Margaret Bonfiglioli, James Munson

Format: Hardback 448 pages
Published: 24/07/2014

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A collection of First World War letters that lay forgotten for almost ninety years, allowing a unique glimpse into how the war was experienced at... Read more

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