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Covering a rich and diverse cast of characters from spies to survivors and from royalty to rebels, here you’ll find our bestselling historical and political biographies. Fascinating portraits of figures who shaped our world and sealed the fate of many, these are life stories the legacy of which lives on.

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Our Best Historical & Political Biographies

Unwell Women
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The Diary of a Young Girl
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The Escape Artist
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Putin's People
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Lady in Waiting
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Queen of Our Times
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Shackleton
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A Woman of No Importance
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Chums
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The Five
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Philip
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The Prime Ministers We Never Had
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The Hong Kong Diaries
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Black Spartacus
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War Doctor
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Agent Sonya
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The Good Germans
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Killer in the Kremlin
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In what is undoubtedly one of the biggest memoirs of 2023, Prince Harry tells his side of the story about life within the Royal Family with his characteristic warmth and honesty.
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Our Best New Historical & Political Biographies

Diary of an Invasion
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The Commanders
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Harold Wilson
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Boris Johnson
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Putin
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Cleopatra's Daughter
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Henry 'Chips' Channon: The Diaries (Volume 3): 1943-57
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The Young Alexander
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The Chief
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Bacon in Moscow
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How We Might Live
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Agent Twister
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The Story of a Life
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The Love That Dares
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Snakes and Ladders
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I Am Norwell Roberts
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One Kensington
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Coffee with Hitler
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Great Books You Must Read

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A Village in the Third Reich
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The Diary of a Young Girl
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Becoming
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Black Spartacus
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Dreams From My Father
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Agent Sonya
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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Queen Victoria
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House of Glass
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Diary of an MP's Wife
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Fall
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If This Is A Man/The Truce
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The Ratline
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JFK
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JFK
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Thomas Cromwell
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Dead Famous
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Queens of the Crusades
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Long Walk To Freedom
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The biggest book of the decade is a Presidential memoir like no other. Recounting Barack Obama’s journey to the White House in matchless, eloquent prose, A Promised Land is utterly essential reading.
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Our Best Historical Biographies

Queen Victoria
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Genghis Khan
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Thomas Cromwell
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Elizabeth of York
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Napoleon the Great
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Alexander Hamilton
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Thomas Becket
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Che Guevara
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Catherine the Great
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Isabella
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Mary Queen Of Scots
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A Certain Idea of France
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Hitler
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Saladin
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Nelson
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Robespierre
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The Sun King
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Ataturk
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Our Best Royal Biographies

Spare
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Lady in Waiting
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Queen Victoria
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The Queen
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The Mountbattens
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A Queen for All Seasons
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Ma'am Darling
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The Final Curtsey
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The Quest for Queen Mary
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Queen of the World
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My Husband and I
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Traitor King
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Scandals of the Royal Palaces
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Rebel King
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The American Duchess
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That Woman
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Finding Freedom
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Penguin Monarchs Series

Athelstan (Penguin Monarchs)
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Edward I (Penguin Monarchs)
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Oliver Cromwell (Penguin Monarchs)
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Charles I (Penguin Monarchs)
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Henry V (Penguin Monarchs)
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Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs)
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Henry VIII (Penguin Monarchs)
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James I (Penguin Monarchs)
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Victoria (Penguin Monarchs)
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Charles II (Penguin Monarchs)
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Elizabeth II (Penguin Monarchs)
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James II (Penguin Monarchs)
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Henry II (Penguin Monarchs)
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Richard II (Penguin Monarchs)
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Cnut (Penguin Monarchs)
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Edward VI (Penguin Monarchs)
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Our Best Political Biographies

Dreams From My Father
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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JFK
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JFK
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Long Walk To Freedom
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Citizen Clem
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The Death of Consensus
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Richard Nixon
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Gorbachev
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The Truths We Hold
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Team of Rivals
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Margaret Thatcher
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Benjamin Franklin
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David Lloyd George
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Mao
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Mao
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A View From The Foothills
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Disraeli
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A Fortunate Life
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Our Best Military Biographies

A Woman of No Importance
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War Doctor
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Bravo Two Zero
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Dispatches
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The Unwomanly Face of War
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Storm of Steel
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First Man In
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If This Is A Man/The Truce
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Codebreaking Sisters
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Last Witnesses
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First Light
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Goodbye to All That
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Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front
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Nelson
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The Railway Man
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A Moment of War
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Gurkha
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