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  • Britain's Prime Ministers - cover

    Britain’s Prime Ministers

    From Walpole to Blair

    Roger Ellis & Geoffrey Treasure Preface by Lord Butler of Brockwell

    ISBN: 9780856832345 - Hardback

    This book offers brief portraits of each occupant of the highest political office in Britain.

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  • Consider England

    Consider England

    Linda Proud - Watercolours by Valerie Petts

    ISBN: 9780856831454 - Hardback

    What is it that makes England English? What are the quintessentially English qualities? This is what Linda Proud has sought to reveal and Valerie Petts to illustrate.

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  • The Greatest Briton - cover image

    The Greatest Briton

    Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy

    Jeremy Havardi

    ISBN: 9780856832659 - Hardback

    Despite his record as 'the man who won the war', Winston Churchill is often accused of being a war criminal. This book sets out to correct the historical record in a stimulating collection of essays.

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  • Henry George

    A Biography

    Charles Albro Barker

    ISBN: 9780911312850 - Hardback

    "Professor Barker has done a truly distinguished job. Not only is the scholarship outstanding, but Henry George has been brought to life." Robert Clancy, Director of the Henry George School of Social Science

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  • Henry George and Europe

    The Far-reaching Impact and Effect of the Ideas of the American Social Philosopher

    Michael Silagi

    ISBN: 9780911312911 - Paperback

    Michael Silagi's investigation proves that Henry George's impact on European social thinking is dominantly ideological, influencing so many Europeans as spur and inspiration.

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  • Hoodwinking Churchill - cover

    Hoodwinking Churchill

    Tito's Great Confidence Trick

    Peter Batty

    Finalist in 2011-12 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832826 - Hardback

    'This minutely researched and closely argued tour-de-force of revisionist history ... forces us to rethink a critical aspect of the Second World War in Yugoslavia.' Sir Jeremy Isaacs.

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    John Clare: Voice of Freedom

    R. S. Attack

    Featured in THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE, Winter 2010

    ISBN: 9780856832703 - Paperback

    This exploration of John Clare's life highlights the socio-economic and environmental aspects of his observations and includes his reports on an insidious revolution taking place in the English countryside.

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  • Little Mother of Russia - cover

    Little Mother of Russia

    A Biography of Empress Marie Feodorovna

    Coryne Hall

    ISBN: 9780856832291 - Paperback

    Empress Marie (1847-1928) lived one of the most dramatic lives of any princess who sat on the Russian throne. Born Princess Dagmar of Denmark she was betrothed to Tsarevitch Nicholas of Russia, a love match on both sides, but he died months before the wedding. Out of duty she married his brother who came to the throne as Tsar Alexander III in 1881 on the assassination of his father Alxander II. Her son was Nicholas II, the last Tsar.

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  • No End to Snowdrops - cover

    No End to Snowdrops

    A Biography of Kathleen Raine

    Philippa Bernard

    Chosen for October 2009 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832680 - Hardback

    Philippa Bernard follows Kathleen Raine's struggle against the constrictions of her suburban childhood to her exciting days at Girton College in the twenties, where she became friends with many brilliant writers, artists and scientists.

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  • Pamela hansford Johnson

    Pamela Hansford Johnson

    Her Life, Works and Times

    Wendy Pollard

    Finalist in 2014-15 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE for Non-Fiction

    ISBN: 9780856832987 - Hardback

    "Pamela Hansford Johnson is a writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive, and she is well served by Wendy Pollard’s admirable, sympathetic biography, which does justice both to her life and to her work." Jonathan Coe, award-winning novelist and biographer

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  • Saviour of the Nation - cover

    Saviour of the Nation

    An epic poem of Winston Churchill’s finest hour

    Brian Hodgkinson

    Chosen for Summer 2015-16 PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE COLLECTION

    ISBN: 9780856835063 - Paperback

    Winston Churchill led the British people from the brink of utter disaster to the expectation of victory in the Second World War. This engaging poem depicts him as a hero, in traditional epic poetry style, echoing the works of Homer and Virgil.

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  • Scilly

    Through the Eyes of the 'Duchess' of Auriga

    Jeremy Reseigh Watts

    ISBN: 9780856832390 - Hardback

    A tribute to the people of the Isles of Scilly. Past and Present, may your Scillonian stories be told. While to those who have made the long journey and discovered the secret that is Scilly, let's just keep it just that, a secret!

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